Pandora’s Potatoes: The Worst Gmos Paperback – October 7, 2018
Here is the author’s description about the GMO potatoes:
GMO potatoes are quietly entering the market place with innocuous names such as Innate, White, and Hibernate. They are suggested to have maintained all the original traits of normal potatoes and to have gained three new traits: enhanced disease resistance, enhanced uniformity, and enhanced healthiness. However, the reality is different. As a crop, the potatoes contain genetically unstable traits, two of which appear to have been lost already (or are in the process of being lost), suffer a significant yield drag and reduction in size profile, conceal bruises and potentially spread diseases, may be grown and stored in ways that maximize disease and pest pressures, and were developed through an act of biopiracy. As a processed food, they lost the sensory attributes that make normal potato foods so attractive, and they are also likely to contain new toxins. If it were up to me, the creator of these potatoes, I would call them Pandora’s Potatoes. They are the worst GMOs ever commercialized.
轉基因馬鈴薯正以 Innate、White 和 Hibernate 等無害的名字悄然進入市場。 建議它們保留了普通馬鈴薯的所有原始特性，並獲得了三個新特性：增強了抗病性、增強了均勻性和增強了健康性。 然而，現實是不同的。 作為一種作物，馬鈴薯含有遺傳不穩定的性狀，其中兩個似乎已經丟失（或正在丟失），遭受顯著的產量拖累和尺寸輪廓的減小，隱藏瘀傷和潛在的疾病傳播，可能 以最大限度地提高疾病和害蟲壓力的方式種植和儲存，並且是通過生物剽竊行為開發的。 作為加工食品，它們失去了使普通馬鈴薯食品如此有吸引力的感官特性，而且它們也很可能含有新的毒素。 如果由我，這些土豆的創造者，我會稱它們為潘多拉土豆。 它們是有史以來商業化的最糟糕的轉基因生物。