Amflora potatoes, likely to become the first genetically modified crop in the last decade to be approved for growth in Europe, have become the. “Amflora” (EH) is the name used for a potato grade developed by the company BASF Plant Science, whose starch production has been genetically. The European Commission has given the green light to BASF for the commercial application of its genetically modified Amflora potato. By allowing the cultivation.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Amflora. Various environmental organizationssuch as Greenpeacedisagreed with the introduction of the Amflora genetically modified potato into the market. Info Amflor grade Amflora Potato grade Amflora “Amflora” EH is the name used for a potato grade developed by the company BASF Plant Science, whose starch production has been genetically modified in such a amf,ora that it is more suitable for amflorra industrial purposes.

A gene was added to Amflora, which renders the plants resistant against the antibiotics kanamycin and neomycin. BASF developed Amflora in a laboratory as an alternative thickening agent for paper, adhesives and textiles and first sought approval for cultivation in Europe in Finally, the medical community is concerned about increasing antibiotic resistance, and in the EU adopted a law which called for withdrawal to genes that are resistant to antibiotics, which can threaten human health and the environment.

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Archived from the original on Amflora potatoes would be processed and sold as starch to industries that prefer waxy potato starch with only amylopectin. According to the Maflora, it will optimise the production process and allow savings on poatto materials, energy, water and oil-based chemicals.

Archived copy as title All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from February Commons category link is on Wikidata. Retrieved from ” https: Because EU countries were split pptato whether to allow the planting of Amflora, which the European Food Safety Authority has said is safe, the commission gained the right to authorize on its own.


This is necessary in order to separate the successfully genetically modified seedlings from specimens which do not bear the desired modification.

Research with Human Embryonic Stem Cells. BASF, the company which sought authorisation, is planning to plant several hundred hectares of this potato in Germany, the Amfkora Republic, Sweden and the Netherlands.

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Synthetic biology Cloning Stem cell research. Medical Research involving Minors. Technical and scientific aspects II. Sign up for email updates Facebook Twitter Parliament on Facebook. Neomycin is used in some countries in human and veternary medicine, while kanamycin is listed by the WHO as a reserved antibiotic against multiple resistant strains of tuberculosis.

This appears to be the first time that another EU authority was asked to provide additional poatto. After a comprehensive authorisation procedure, including favourable scientific opinions, the European Commission EC approved cultivation of the Amflora starch potato on 2 March From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Two committees consisting of representatives of the Member States support the EU Commission in making its decisions. List of potato cultivars. The potato, derived from the variety “Prvalent” has been modified by ‘antisense inhibition’ of a gene that otherwise codes for the starch synthase.

Retrieved 6 October The construct had potto been submitted for approval to the Swedish authorities by the company Amylogene in Meanwhile, critics point to the dangers which, according to their view, are connected with the cultivation of the genetically modified potato grade.

Amflora potato

For industrial processing this has the advantage that the starch fractions don’t need to be separated in the production process. The reasons given were the lack of acceptance in politics as well as amfora the general population and fear of new attacks on open field trials by opponents of genetic engineering.

It also contains an antibiotic resistance gene as marker. From A to Z Complete websites list. Amflora is intended only for industrial applications such as papermaking and other technical applications. The lengthy approval process frustrated some supporters of the potato. Waxy potato varieties produce two main kinds of potato starch, amylose and amylopectinthe latter of which is most industrially useful. Genetically Modified Foods I. The Amflora potato has been modified to contain antisense against the enzyme that drives synthesis of amylose, namely granule bound starch synthase.

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After a licence was issued on 2 MarchBASF announced its intention to ask for approval of more varieties of genetically modified potatoes, such as the “Fortuna” potato. Archived from the amfora PDF on After two decades of research efforts, [8] BASF’s biotechnologists using genetic engineering succeeded in creating a potato, named “Amflora”, where the gene responsible for the synthesis of amylose amglora been turned off, thus the potato is unable to synthesize the less desirable amylose.

Prior to its admission, the GM amylopectin-potato has been examined in the laboratory pogato in outdoor tests with regards to yield, resistance to vermin and diseases as well as hazards for humans, animals and the environment. Amflora could not be sold within the European Union without approval, and its licence could only be issued after voting at the Council of Ministers of the European Union with a 74 percent threshold of support.

amtlora Amflora also contains an antibiotic resistance marker that was introduced to initially distinguish modified cells from non-modified, and that is of no use in the actual, commericial plant, but it is nevertheless present and actively producing the nptII protein that confers resistance to kanamycin, neomycin, gentamycin, gentemycin, paramomycin and framycetin.

In its verdict, the General Court complained that the EU Commission failed to submit the latest EFSA statement to the responsible committees before authorising the cultivation of Amflora. Due to lack of acceptance of GM crops in Ootato, BASF Plant Science decided in January to stop its commercialization activities in Europe and would no longer sell Amflora there, but it would continue seeking regulatory approval for its products in the Americas and Asia.

By allowing the cultivation of the genetically modified potato, the European Union now approved the planting of a biotechnology crop for the first time in more than a decade.