BASF ASSUMES OWNERSHIP OF GM STARCH POTATO

Published online: May 03, 2011 Potato Storage, Seed Potatoes
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The potato starch manufacturer AVEBE and the plant biotechnology company BASF Plant Science confirmed recently the next step in their cooperation to develop genetically enhanced amylopectin starch potatoes.

BASF Plant Science assumes ownership for the genetically enhanced amylopectin starch potato Modena. Modena was developed by AVEBE and is currently in the approval process for commercial use in Europe.
 
In December 2010, both companies already announced the plan to
bundle their competencies for the development of amylopectin starch potatoes. The cooperation started with the development of a late blight resistant amylopectin starch potato. Late blight is a serious problem in potato farming in Europe.

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