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Amflora potatoes, likely to become the first genetically modified crop in the last decade to be approved for growth in Europe, have become the. “Amflora” (EH) is the name used for a potato grade developed by the company BASF Plant Science, whose starch production has been genetically. The European Commission has given the green light to BASF for the commercial application of its genetically modified Amflora potato. By allowing the cultivation.

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Retrieved from ” https: According to its manufacturer, Amflora is a safe product, which offers a broad application spectrum and helps to safe both energy and costs since an expensive separation of the starch blend can be avoided.

From A to Z: Finally, the medical community is concerned about increasing antibiotic resistance, and in the EU adopted potafo law which called for withdrawal to genes that are resistant to antibiotics, which can threaten human health and the potto.

Search on “Think Tank”. Even so – and for the first time – a minority of the scientist on the panel came to differing conclusion then the rest of the panels.

Amflora: BASF’s Starch-potato

Amflora also contains an antibiotic resistance marker that was introduced to initially distinguish modified cells from non-modified, and that is of no use in the actual, commericial plant, but it is nevertheless present and actively producing the nptII protein that confers resistance to kanamycin, neomycin, gentamycin, gentemycin, paramomycin and framycetin.


Potato portal Creamer potato Fingerling potato Russet potato. This is necessary in order to separate the successfully genetically modified seedlings from specimens which do not bear the desired modification. This GM potato is not intended or authorised as food, but for the production of starch for industrial applications. Archived copy as title All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from February Commons category link is on Wikidata.

Although the voting was by secret ballotThe New York Times reported that Amflora was supported by the agricultural ministers of Germany and Belgiumand was opposed by the agricultural ministers of ItalyIrelandand Austriawhile the agricultural ministers of France and Bulgaria abstained from voting.

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Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Info Potato grade Amflora Potato grade Amflora “Amflora” EH is the name used for a potato grade developed by the company BASF Plant Science, whose starch production has been genetically modified in such a way that it is more suitable for particular industrial purposes.

Biology Genetics Biotechnology Bioethics. After a licence was issued on 2 MarchBASF announced its intention to ask for approval of more varieties of genetically modified potatoes, such as the “Fortuna” potato.

EU authorized BASF’s Starch-potato

The New York Times. Amflora is intended only for industrial applications such as papermaking and other technical applications.

Various environmental organizationssuch as Greenpeacedisagreed with the introduction of the Amflora genetically modified potato into the market. This is the first genetically modified GM crop which has been authorised in the EU in 12 years. The biggest German field trial with Amflora, covering a highly secured area of 20 hectares, took place in Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania in According to the EC, it will optimise the production process and allow anflora on raw materials, energy, water and oil-based chemicals.


Amflora as feed and food.

Potato grade Amflora — DRZE

It was approved for industrial applications in the European Union on 2 March by the European Commission. It also plans to seek authorisation of two more genetically modified potatoes.

Meanwhile, critics point to the dangers which, according to their view, are connected with the cultivation of the genetically modified potato grade. Retrieved 6 October On July 16th the Council Agricultural Ministers had to vote on the proposal and, again, could not agree with the qualified majority.

Amflora potato

Skip to main content. Neomycin is used in some countries in human and veternary medicine, while kanamycin is listed by the WHO as a reserved antibiotic against multiple resistant strains of tuberculosis.

Technical and scientific aspects II. After a comprehensive authorisation procedure, including favourable scientific opinions, the European Commission EC approved cultivation of the Amflora starch potato on 2 March In Europe, approximately half of the processed starch stems from potatoes. It also announced it was planting ha in the Czech Republic “for commercial aims with an unnamed partner.


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