Get ready for world’s first genetically modified potato

You love the French fries at Mc Donald’s but do you know that the potatoes which make these mouth watering fries are sourced from Idaho which is known for producing excellent varieties of potatoes. Now in order to add some more punch to the potatoes, an Idaho based company is making efforts towards splicing potato genes for creation of world’s first genetically modified potato which would be even more tastier and resistant to bruises and sprouts. As of now the research is in the preliminary stages and the new potato is the genetically modified Russet Ranger but it would take another five to ten years before which Simplot could sell the GM variety of potato and give a fight to unmodified Russet Burbanks which finds a place in a number of fast food chains worldwide. With consumers a bit skeptical about genetically modified foods, lets see how far this GM potato goes.

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