General Information – GM Potato

Genetically modified insect-resistant potatoes have been approved for cultivation in the United States since 1998, but are no longer commercially planted.
2009 the Amflora variety was approved for planting in the EU.

Besides MON810 maize, the Amflora potato is the only GM crop approved for cultivation within the EU. 

Main use of the crop:

  • Food (whole potato, starch, flour)
  • Industrial starch (non-food use)

Genetic modifications

  • Insect resistance
  • Increased amylopectin (a starch component) content


Test Parameters:

Variety Screening Qualitative* Quantitative* EU Approved
Amflora / EH92-527-1 X X Yes
New Leaf™, New Leaf Plus™ X No

*event and/or construct specific test.

Please note that this is an excerpt of some of the available test parameter at Genetic ID. Our R&D Department is continuously developing and introducing new detection methods. Please contact our customer service if your desired parameter is not listed.