Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What Can You Tell Me About The Purple Potato?

The Maine Potato Lady has this to say about the new and very popular purple potato: "Majestic purple flesh inside satiny purple skin beautifully describes this newly-released variety...All Blue crossed with a white fleshed chipping variety has produced a royal potato exceptionally high in anthocyanins, an antioxidant". The web site is selling these potato plants and has them labeled as organic.

This is a great example where plants that are raised organically are still genetically modified. Many time consumers think that "organic" is another word for healthy and pure and don't realize that their food is genetically manipulated by scientists.

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