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Research article2022Peer reviewedOpen access

Genetically modified (GM) late blight-resistant potato and consumer attitudes before and after a field visit

Bubolz, Jessica; Sleboda, Patrycja; Lehrman, Anna; Hansson, Sven-Ove; Lagerkvist, Carl Johan; Andersson, Bjorn; Lenman, Marit; Resjo, Svante; Ghislain, Marc; Zahid, Muhammad Awais; Kieu, Nam Phuong; Andreasson, Erik


Late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans, is the most devastating disease in potato production. Here, we show full late blight resistance in a location with a genetically diverse pathogen population with the use of GM potato stacked with three resistance (R) genes over three seasons. In addition, using this field trials, we demonstrate that in-the-field intervention among consumers led to change for more favorable attitude generally toward GM crops.


GM foods; GM potato; IPM; late blight; phytophthora infestans; R-genes

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GM Crops and Food Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain
2022, Volume: 13, number: 1, pages: 290-298