U.S. Approves First Genetically Modified Potato For Planting

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As the battle for the food supply rages on with over 96 plus percent of the nation in full support of GMO labeling, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it is throwing public opinion to the wayside and green lighting the first genetically modified potato for commercial planting.

Continuing the intensely documented relationship between major branches of the U.S. government and biotech firms, the latest actions by the Agriculture Department go hand in hand with reports we brought you nearly two years ago which revealed how U.S. representatives were actually threatening other nations with trade wars who would not accept Monsanto’s genetically modified crops.

Reuters reports on the decision to infect the food supply with genetically modified potato strains, including the fact that this genetically modified manufacturer is in fact a major supplier to McDonald’s for their Franken fries:

“The Agriculture Department on Friday approved the first genetically modified potato for commercial planting in the United States, a move likely to draw the ire of groups opposed to artificial manipulation of foods.

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