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USDA deregulates Simplot genetically engineered potato

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is extending deregulation to J.R. Simplot Company’s potato variety developed using genetic engineering, designated as Snowden Z6 (Z6 potato).

The potato variety is engineered for late blight protection, lowered reducing sugars, low acrylamide potential and reduced black spot bruising, according to a news release.

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