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J.R. SIMPLOT COMPANY STATEMENT ON CAIUS ROMMENS’ BOOK

Oct 16, 2018

Caius Rommens, the former director of research at Simplot Plant Sciences, a division of the J.R. Simplot Company, has self-published a defamatory book about Simplot’s Innate®-branded biotech potato program. The book is filled with false and misleading statements and speculation about the development and safety of our bioengineered potato varieties. 

The J.R. Simplot Company is a privately held food and agribusiness company. We have a deep respect for the environment, and a commitment to help feed the world's growing population by finding better ways to grow safe and abundant food. We process and serve a range of high quality foods to customers around the world. We are also an innovative leader in the global potato industry. Two decades ago, for example, we were among the first commercial enterprises to use biotechnology to introduce traits into potatoes that are beneficial to farmers and consumers.

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