Biotech apples may be harbinger for genetically modified spuds

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This Friday, May 10, 2013 photo shows a genetically engineered potato poking through the soil of a planting pot inside J.R. Simplot's lab in southwestern Idaho. Simplot is seeking U.S. regulatory approval to market the potatoes _ which resist browning and are designed to produce lower levels of potentially cancer-causing acrylamide when fried _ to growers and, eventually, consumers. (AP Photo/John Miller)