Innate plant biotechnology leads to new and better foods for the world’s consumers. Read the latest press releases for updates on Innate biotech (GMO) potatoes and our progress towards more sustainable agriculture.
BOISE – The J.R. Simplot Company announced today that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have completed their independent reviews and granted registrations and clearances for three varieties of Simplot’s second generation of INNATE® potatoes.View Full Release
USDA Deregulates Additional Varieties of Innate® Second Generation Potatoes with Late Blight Disease Protection and Cold StorageOct 28, 2016
The USDA has deregulated the Ranger Russet and Atlantic varieties of the second generation of Innate® biotech potatoes. These varieties join the Innate® second generation Russet Burbank potato which was deregulated last year.View Full Release Mar 21, 2016
BOISE – Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have completed their respective food and feed safety assessments of the J.R. Simplot Company’s first generation of Innate® potatoes. Health Canada concluded that it had no objection to the sale of food derived from our Innate® potatoes. This means Simplot’s Innate® Gen. 1 potatoes can be sold in the Canadian marketplace beginning in 2016. Last year, the lower asparagine potatoes received corresponding regulatory approvals in the United States and have been grown and sold in the U.S. fresh market under the White Russet™ brand.View Full Release Jan 13, 2016
BOISE – The Food and Drug Administration has completed its food and feed safety assessment of the J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate® potatoes. The FDA concluded that these Russet Burbank Generation 2 potatoes are not materially different in composition, safety, and other relevant parameters, from any other potato or potato-derived food or feed currently on the market. Simplot will still need to complete its registration with the Environmental Protection Agency for these low asparagine potatoes before introducing them for sale in the U.S. marketplace.View Full Release
Simplot Innate™ Technology Part of $5.8M USAID Award to Improve Bangladesh, Indonesia Potato ProductOct 26, 2015
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Michigan State University a $5.8 million cooperative agreement to improve potato production in Bangladesh and Indonesia. The cooperative agreement supports USAID’s work under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.View Full Release Aug 28, 2015
The J.R. Simplot Company is pleased that the USDA has deregulated the Russet Burbank variety of the second generation of Innate™ potatoes. Simplot is looking forward to the completion of the EPA registration and FDA consultation before the second generation of Innate™ potatoes can be introduced into the marketplace.
The second generation of Innate™ potatoes contains four beneficial traits of relevance to potato growers, processors and consumers: 1.) Reduced bruising and black spots; 2.) Reduced asparagine; 3.) resistance to Late Blight pathogens; and, 4.) Enhanced cold storage capability. These traits were achieved by adapting only genes from wild and cultivated potatoes.View Full Release Nov 11, 2014
The J.R. Simplot Company is pleased that the second generation of Innate™ potatoes is entering public comment after a decade of scientific development, safety assessments and extensive field tests. Innate™ potatoes only contain genes from wild and cultivated potatoes, grow naturally just like conventional potatoes.View Full Release Nov 07, 2014
The J.R. Simplot Company is pleased that the USDA has deregulated Innate™ potatoes, enabling them to be sold in the United States. This approval comes after a decade of scientific development, safety assessments and...View Full Release