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  • Field test on for 3 more GM crops

    Inspired by the success of the country's first commercially released biotech crop -- Bt brinjal -- in 2013, Bangladesh is now

  • NASA to simulate growing Peru potatoes on Mars

    NASA, the US space agency, together with Lima's International Potato Center (CIP) is conducting the pioneering experiment to determine whether potatoes are fit to grow on Mars.

  • A simple photo of potato sells for a stunning $1.5m

    That’s a lot of dough for a photo of a potato! Photographer Kevin Abosch, known for taking portraits of celebrities like Johnny Depp and Steven Spielberg, sold a photograph he took of an Irish spud for a cool $1.5 million.

  • Potato freed of deadly disease

    Bangladeshi scientists have successfully field-tested a genetically modified (GM) potato resistant to late blight, one of the most devastating plant diseases caused by fungal attack. After the last trial is over in February, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) will approach regulators for approval of the RB (blight resistant) gene-infused potato.