No Irish Potato famine here!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have given the J.R. Simplot company permission to plant three different genetically engineered potatoes.

The potatoes will be said to resist the pathogen known as, late blight, which is said to have caused the Irish potato famine.

These new potatoes -that will be planted in the Spring, and sold in the fall- will require half of the fungicide used by potato farmers.

According to KTVB, Simplot says these tots will be more resistant to bruising and "enhance storage capacity."

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