Potato Fact #221

JR Simplot’s recently USDA-approved “Innate Potato” uses gene silencing to slow the browning process for cut potatoes. This means that soon, you’ll be able to buy fresh pre-cut potatoes from the produce aisle. McDonald’s states that it won’t source this GMO potato, but this is more PR than principle; McDonald’s buys its potatoes pre-cooked and frozen and wouldn’t benefit from bruise-resistant fresh potatoes.