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

  1. Isaacs, Julienne. “Genetically Engineered Potatoes Could Claim Acres in 2017
.” Grainews, March 14, 2017. Web.