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Better potatoes from advanced biotech

Post-harvest improvements

Other recently discovered genes can now deliver ‘super-storeability’ through extended dormancy at ambient temperatures, removing the need to use the questionable chemical CIPC to stop potatoes sprouting in store. Additionally a genetic approach to reducing acrylamides in potato crisps and French fries is available and low acrylamide GM varieties have gained official approval in the US.  Tuber blackening, due to bruising, causes big losses but, again, a gentic solution is in sight.  

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