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BASF Applies for Approval for Amadea, Another Starch Potato

3:35 AM MDT | September 1, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF yesterday celebrated the harvesting of its genetically modified Amflora starch potato at Zepkow in the Mecklenburg, Western Pomerania region of Germany in the presence of Rainer Brüderle, the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology. Together with BASF's chairman Jürgen Hambrecht and Stefan Marcinowski, board member/plant biotechnology, Brüderle harvested the first tubers of the starch potatoes. This year BASF has grown 14 hectares at this site. This comes after years of delays by the European Commission to appove Amflora for...

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