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FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don't want any part of it and others are staying silent.

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FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don't want any part of it and others are staying silent.

March 22, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

This undated handout photo provided by Simplot Corporation shows modified potatoes. Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods as safe, saying the…

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FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

File - This May 10, 2013 file photo shows genetically engineered potatoes growing in rows inside a J.R. Simplot greenhouse in southwestern Idaho. Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday, Marc…

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FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

This undated handout photo provided by Okanagan Specialty Fruits shows an Arctic® Granny, left, Arctic® Golden, right, and Arctic® Granny slices. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods as safe, saying they are as nutritious as their convent…

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FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

FILE - This May 10, 2013 file photo shows a genetically engineered potato poking through the soil of a planting pot inside J.R. Simplot's lab in southwestern Idaho. Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. The Food and Drug Administrat…

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'Life in the Universe' lecture series continues Monday

'Life in the Universe' lecture series continues Monday

UA biologist to talk about interactions that lead to complex organisms.

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Steller: Lone wolf deserves chance to meet others

Steller: Lone wolf deserves chance to meet others

Female is likely looking for a mate, according to former federal expert.

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Ranchers, environmentalists alike don't like Mexican wolf plan

They're now allowed to roam only in Eastern Arizona, southwest New Mexico.

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Rocky Mountain wolf traveled hundreds of miles to Arizona

Rocky Mountain wolf traveled hundreds of miles to Arizona

It's the first gray wolf in northern Arizona in more than 70 years.

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Conservation groups sue federal agency over wolf plan

Conservation groups sue federal agency over wolf plan

Not enough is being done to save Mexican gray wolves, lawsuit contends.

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Ebola risk here called low, but preparations intensify

Ebola risk here called low, but preparations intensify

Tucson-area hospitals, health officials step up education and training efforts.

October 22, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Ebola training at University of Arizona Medical Center

Ebola training at University of Arizona Medical Center

Cases of Ebola in Dallas and Spain prompts protocol review.

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Influenza is our deadliest virus, Arizonans are reminded

Influenza is our deadliest virus, Arizonans are reminded

State's health director worries about clogged emergency rooms amid anxiety over Ebola.

October 16, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Thomas Duncan, first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US, has died

Thomas Duncan, first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US, has died

Thomas Eric Duncan was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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FDA fast-tracks UA-developed valley fever drug

FDA fast-tracks UA-developed valley fever drug

The anti-fungal product has been in the works here since 2005.

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First Ebola case diagnosed in US

First Ebola case diagnosed in US

The unidentified patient is being kept in isolation at a Dallas hospital.

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Phenology: Observe more about the natural world

Phenology: Observe more about the natural world

Events designed to help you be more aware of whats around you.

September 20, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Tips to protect pets in storms, flooding

Tips to protect pets in storms, flooding

It’s important to protect your pets from severe weather, especially with  potential for quickly rising waters.

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Garden Sage: Beetles, a snake plant and curling lemon tree leaves

Garden Sage: Beetles, a snake plant and curling lemon tree leaves

Thrips are tiny insects that disfigure citrus leaves by feeding on new growth.  

September 13, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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