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Fury as EU approves GM potato

March 8, 2010
Martin Hickman and Genevieve Roberts
3/4/2010

Critics claim plant could spread antibiotic-resistant diseases to humans

The introduction of a genetically modified potato in Europe risks the development of human diseases that fail to respond to antibiotics, it was claimed last night.

German chemical giant BASF this week won approval from the European Commission for commercial growing of a starchy potato with a gene that could resist antibiotics – useful in the fight against illnesses such as tuberculosis.

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