The Innate® Generation 1 potato benefits consumers, the environment and potato industry economics.
How can Innate® potatoes benefit the environment?
To help consumers see the environmental benefits of Innate® non-browning potatoes, we’ve developed a calculator that equates the waste savings from Innate Russet Burbank potatoes (branded as White Russet™ in supermarkets) to water use and Greenhouse Gas emission reduction estimates. Follow these simple steps to see the impact Innate potato production could have on the environment.*
Innate®potatoes are developed to reduce food spoilage waste and benefit farmers. A potato that stays white longer and is resistant to bruising and black spots has greater potential to be used by consumers. This helps everyone – from farmers to supermarkets to consumers – get more from their potatoes.
According to the FDA, acrylamide in food is a probable carcinogen and reducing acrylamide levels in foods may mitigate potential human health risks. By producing less asparagine, Innate potatoes provide the potential for the formation of acrylamide to be reduced by 58-72% when potatoes are baked, fried or roasted at high temperatures. The FDA has stated that bioengineered potatoes like Innate may ultimately provide the most effective solution for acrylamide reduction.
Innate® potatoes are currently branded as “White Russet™” potatoes and are available in supermarkets around the country. You can see a sample of what White Russet potatoes look like in stores above.
Did you know? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends reducing food waste to help minimize the impacts of climate change.
Fresh Cut potatoes
Another great advantage of Innate® potatoes is that they can be cut, peeled or diced in advance. With Innate’s reduced browning benefits, potatoes can be prepared ahead of time, and stay fresher-looking longer. In addition to reducing waste, non-browning potatoes give foodservice operators and restaurants options for labor savings and off-site peeling or dicing.