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Even McDonald’s Rejects New GMO Potato in French Fries

Even McDonald’s Rejects New GMO Potato in French Fries

Ever since the USDA recently approved the first genetically modified potato for planting in the US, individuals across the country became concerned that their supermarket potatoes would be tainted with a new GMO creation. While the GM potato may soon be found in many supermarkets and restaurants, fast food giant McDonald’s has surprisingly announced that it would […]

McDonald's poised to embrace new GMO potato farming in 2014 and beyond

McDonald’s poised to embrace new GMO potato farming in 2014 and beyond

A new variety of genetically modified potato could show up in Idaho as early as 2015. Nearly 13 years ago, customers revolted against Monsanto’s transgenic NewLeaf potato, which contained synthetic bacteria to kill insect pests. Now, a new company, J.R. Simplot Co., aims to bring back genetically modified potatoes to the state and elsewhere. The […]

McDonald's frantically shuts down website for employees after dietary advice embarrassment

McDonald’s frantically shuts down website for employees after dietary advice embarrassment

The world’s most well-known fast food corporation is in damage control mode after an internal resource that the company created for its employees embarrassingly advised them to stop eating its own food offerings. CNN reports that the McDonald’s corporation officially shut down its so-called “McResource Line” after an official nutrition guide posted on the site […]

McDonald's GMO dilemma: why fries are causing such a fuss

McDonald’s GMO dilemma: why fries are causing such a fuss

McDonald’s already sources other food made from genetically engineered crops. Why are GMO critics so concerned that the fast-food chain might buy Simplot’s Innate potato? Photograph: John E Kelly/Getty “Do you want fries with that?” Not if they’re made from genetically engineered potatoes, say activists who oppose GMOs. The advocacy group Food & Water Watch […]