"Genetically Modified Potatoes 'Resist Late Blight'"

"British scientists have developed genetically modified potatoes that are resistant to the vegetable's biggest threat -- blight."

"A three-year trial has shown that these potatoes can thrive despite being exposed to late onset blight.

That disease has plagued farmers for generations and it triggered the Irish potato famine in the 1840s.

EU approval is needed before commercial cultivation of this GM crop can take place."

Matt McGrath reports for BBC News February 16, 2014.

Source: BBC News, 02/17/2014