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Guatemala launches vitaminized, pest-resistant potatoes

Guatemala is about to begin planting and distributing a biotech potato variety developed by the Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Technology that is resistant to a type of worm called nematodes, which affects crop yield. "We are going to start with the introduction of a new potato that ICTA has been working on and that contains vitamin C, iron and zinc, therefore we will have fortified potatoes produced here in Chiquirichapa," said Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei.

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