On the market since 2015, the GMO potato developed by J.R. Simplot has been engineered through a method of gene silencing called RNA interference (RNAi). This genetic engineering technique results in a potato that hides the symptoms of blackspot bruising. Currently, GMO potatoes are being marketed under the Simplot Innate brand, found under the trademark White Russet.
|Herbicide Tolerant||Insect resistant||Disease resistant|
United States (up to 6,000 acres in 2017)1
- Isaacs, Julienne. “Genetically Engineered Potatoes Could Claim Acres in 2017 .” Grainews, March 14, 2017. Web.