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