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FDA deems GMO apples and potatoes safe for consumption

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has completed its evaluation for two varieties of genetically engineered apples and six varieties of genetically engineered potatoes and concluded that those foods are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.



New potatoes are tender and ready for summer meals

New potatoes are tender and ready for summer meals
Virginia new potatoes are small and tasty and ready for cooking—and you can get them at your local farmers’ market or produce stand right now.



Va. Irish potatoes miss St. Patrick’s Day but find a summertime niche

When Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with potato dishes, they’re not eating Virginia potatoes. That’s because the Virginia potato industry has a special niche in the marketing season—from mid-June to mid-August.




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