CALL TO ACTION: If the potato industry trade groups have their way, GMO potatoes will be hitting our grocery stores soon. Near term FDA approval is likely and growers are gearing up to plant them during the next growing season. Unofficially, industry leaders retain concerns about how companies advancing GMO potatoes, such as J.R. Simplot, will segregate their biotech tubers and how foreign markets will react. In NPC’s comments on Simplot's Innate GMO potato, Executive Vice President and CEO John Keeling voiced concern about the potential for GMO technology to disrupt potato exports valued at more than $1.6 billion and he referenced past market disruptions caused by NewLeaf, a Monsanto GMO potato that’s no longer grown. The NPC supports the GMA's scheme to keep you in the dark about what you're eating with only voluntary labeling of GMO products. UNLABELED, NOT NEEDED. NOT WANTED. NOT PROVEN SAFE. Post on the U.S. Potato Board and the National Potato Council's FB pages and let them know - GMO spuds are DUDS. Not only will foreign markets reject them but we won't eat them either.
POST On US Potato Board's FB Page: