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BASF Potato Approval

8:39 AM MST | March 12, 2010

BASF says the European Commission has approved the company’s Amflora genetically modified starch potato for commercial applications in the European Union. Approval means the potato can be used to produce industrial starch. “After waiting for more than 13 years, we are delighted that the commission has approved Amflora,” BASF board member Stefan Marcinowski says. The decision paves the way for commercial cultivation of Amflora this year, says Peter Eckes, president/plant science at BASF. The European Food Safety Authority (Parma, Italy) confirmed...

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