The Very Best Techniques and Methods For Cooking The World’s Most Interesting Genetically Enhanced Potatoes.

Get used to it. These are the newest GMO to be approved for human consumption and they really do taste great!

The latest variety of what was once our humble potato looks everything like another popular vine fruit, yet is still grown undergroud.
The latest variety of what was once our humble potato looks everything like another popular vine fruit, yet is still grown undergroud.

Take the time to get to know what genetically enhanced really means.

The Very Best Techniques for Cooking the World's New Genetically Enhanced Potatoes is here: The Tatoto.  What is this new potato strain? A number of years have passed since the world was first introduced to the idea that a range of genetically enhanced food products, could be and was being produced. Before we look at the very best techniques for cooking the world's new genetically enhanced potatoes; perhaps we should first familiarize ourselves with what has previously occurred to allow us to appreciate this vegetable and how it should grace our kitchens.

March 2nd 2010, is a date that will be historically known as the day that the European Commission had voted approval of the widespread growing of genetically modified organisms or GMO’s. This single action effectively gave a green light to the widespread exploitation of food, by the numerous genetic ‘pioneers’ throughout the European Community and the World as a whole. Legal endorsement of scientific rights to expose us to unlimited change.

Yesterday’s ‘idea’ has been developed, redesigned, redeveloped and further modified as over time, research has provided countless options and opportunities for science, corporations, politicians and bankers. Today, in the USA alone, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has stated that nearly 50 GM vegetable plant varieties have already been approved for commercial development; after having completed the extensive federal testing requirements. Hundreds of further applications are expected to be processed over the next ten years. To add to the equation; what of those countries outside of European and US influence? The original subject matter and sampling of this new vegetable actually came from Asian sources; not bound by such influences.

Always make informed decisions.

It is important that people are always aware of the degree of genuineness in all contents that have a bearing in their lives; As of Right.
It is important that people are always aware of the degree of genuineness in all contents that have a bearing in their lives; As of Right.

Convenient Enhanced Foods.

Modern busy lifestyles demand quick and easy food products that can deliver the best engineered tastes by just adding water or using a deep frier. Without genetics such options would not be available.
Modern busy lifestyles demand quick and easy food products that can deliver the best engineered tastes by just adding water or using a deep frier. Without genetics such options would not be available.

What does this mean to me?

Should we, as people of the general public really be concerned about genetically enhanced potatoes and the possibility that we are unwittingly being used as guinea pigs; or should we just embrace the many, as yet undocumented benefits?

It is everyone's right to have the ability to make an informed decision on what we accept and eat as food. The problem is however, that if we don't persist in questioning, or in demanding transparency, from those parties privy to the factual information required to help make that informed decision; then as a rule; it will not be made available.

Factually; genetically modified foods have now been promoted through supermarket chains for a number of years; don't shrug it off and believe that you are immune to its presence. Soybean has tended to be the primary culprit as many food additives that have gradually taken their place in our diets are factually nothing more than cloaked soybean derivatives. Vegetable oils, breakfast cereals and many other processed foods tend to have pooled sources which strangely tend to contain a percentage of modified produce that has somehow been 'mixed' yet not declared.

Like it or not; the world of convenient genetically enhanced vegetables, fruit, fast foods, oils and cereal products; is well established and certainly here to stay. Society is changing and In fairness; that may not be such a bad thing; if indeed as claimed; these products have the ability to reduce wastage, save time, feed the hungry and improve our general health. Perhaps, we are overlooking the many subtle ways that genetically enhanced foods can and do; improve our lifestyles. Currently; the newest vegetable, called the Tatoto; was breed from the union of a beefy tomato and a common potato and certainly is the jewel in the GMO crown.

Northern hemisphere growers and patent holders Shonz Tzu Corp. also developed a range of flavor and color enhanced fruits.

Switching candy for sweet fruit.

Though looking like lemons; this range of fruit have the same taste as popular candies; but have actually been developed to help the population become cavity-free.
Though looking like lemons; this range of fruit have the same taste as popular candies; but have actually been developed to help the population become cavity-free.

Where exactly do the new Tatotoes come from?

All produce referred to here was supplied for cooking and review by the New Zealand based family partners of the owners of Northern China's Shonz Tzu Corporation. We are advised that this company designed the tatoto and hold all relevant world patents; along with those that pertain to genetically enhanced lemons, limes, strawberries and numerous other tomato strains. The company first hit the headlines in 1991, when it made significant break throughs in gaining human/pig gene compatibility for organ transplants.

They claim to have little or no bone fide obligations to the European Commission guidelines or rules on seed stock. Shonz Tzu Corp have merely bypassed them apparently; in favor of directly negotiating substantial growing partnerships in NZ, Australia, USA, Brazil and Chile. As far as tatoto seed stock is concerned, the company states that after 2020, all royalty restrictions are removed to allow the general world public to grow these company products openly and unreservedly.

Shonz Tzu Corp have successfully created a 'sweet fruit' which was designed to remove candy and sugary snack foods from the diets of children. Such developments herald huge positive change potentials, in lifestyle habits worldwide; all of which can be attributed to a visionary pioneer. As a measure of the individual; during the first five years of his genetic development program, he insisted on only using the experimental gene manipulation on himself, as opposed to any other form of guinea pig research. Kudos to Shonz Tzu; your products are truly winners, that will be embraced by the world for a hundred good health reasons.

Baking: Savory Tatoto Bread.

Fresh baked savory tatoto bread resembles banana cake in texture and is made with the same recipe as potato bread; but in this case substitute the potato ingredient with tatoto.
Fresh baked savory tatoto bread resembles banana cake in texture and is made with the same recipe as potato bread; but in this case substitute the potato ingredient with tatoto.

What do Tatoto growers say?

A recent interview with local Tatoto growers established that they saw a huge potential with the vegetable and that they had not found any negative reasons why they shouldn't actively promote the product.
A recent interview with local Tatoto growers established that they saw a huge potential with the vegetable and that they had not found any negative reasons why they shouldn't actively promote the product.

Cooking this awesome vege.

At first sight the Tatoto simply looks like a potato with red skin. However, the skin color is a clue that not only do they contain high concentrations of potassium, iron, folates and magnesium; but also high levels of phenolics and anthocyanins; which act as antioxidants. It has long been known that potato varieties that contain such rich colors also boost other health benefits.

Tatotoes have been genetically enhanced to specifically act in the following three ways; to aid in the improving of digestive health, to act as a preventive of metabolic diseases and to provide extensive anti-obesity benefits. Unlike potatoes, with tatotoes, you leave the skin on as they taste better and because nutrients like phytonutrients, that aid in good health, are present within the relatively thin skin.

In preparing tatotoes, all that is required is the removal of any soil with a damp cloth. It is advisable not to submerge the vegetable in water, as water will; believe it or not, degrade the taste. Of course that also means that you don’t cook the vegetable in water either. In fact it is best to remember that any recipe calling for immersion in or the addition of water; should always have the H2O substituted with a good quality Virgin Olive Oil.

Once you get to see, feel and taste the Tatoto, you will understand why this amazing vegetable has the potential to become more popular than its potato and tomato parents. The Tatoto has a flavor that requires little or no seasoning. It can be used to make bread, soup and even vodka. Needless to say, the potential is huge.

When you slice into the tatoto, you will be amazed that it looks like a tomato, but instead of being soft, the centre is quite firm and it doesn’t smell or taste like tomato.  What you expect to be the tomato seeds aren’t actually seeds at all, but instead hold the highly concentrated taste of a sweetened tomato; a taste that just explodes when cooked.

This vegetable can be used as a substitute for potato in every single recipe or dish that we currently use potatoes for.  However, to bring out an awesome, delicate taste that makes this an addictive taste; thin slice the tatoto and sauté in olive oil on a medium/high heat until, like an onion, the tatoto becomes translucent in color.  Turn down heat and add a dash of Tabasco, cracked pepper and a tasty grated cheese.  As soon as the cheese has melted the tatoto is ready and can be served on any freshly toasted bread, drizzled with olive oil.

 

Who's getting the Last Word in?

While other environmental issues grow daily it appears that the authorities are actively promoting genetically altered vegetable sales by endorsing produce grown in economically depressed regions.
While other environmental issues grow daily it appears that the authorities are actively promoting genetically altered vegetable sales by endorsing produce grown in economically depressed regions.

Other than Frying Tatotoes.

Other than frying, the best cooking method would have to be baking tatotoes; either whole with cream cheese and chives, or breaking them down and baking tatoto savory bread. This bread just out of the oven, melts in your mouth and delivers little bursts of what tastes like sweet stewed tomato. Which ever way you choose to try this versatile vegetable; you will be pleased that you did. They are sold at more progressive stores and supermarkets; that also provide fact and recipe sheets on this amazing product.

The last word on new genetically enhanced produce comes from the leader of a government that expects to regain solid economic growth once again in the heartlands; with a regional job creation scheme, based on growing the newly tweaked strains of healthy parsnips.

In a recent public presentation, we were shown the new variety of parsnips that were clearly disguised as very large apples and expected to find favor with the children of the nation. During this presentation, he gave an official endorsement to the wonders of genetically enhanced everything; stating confidently, that he had personally found new benefits from eating the parsnips.

Like it or not genetically enhanced potatoes are here to stay and Shonz Tzu Corporation; the producers of the Tatoto categorically deny that lasting facial changes; other than smiling; will occur as a result of eating and enjoying their produce. Enjoy the future; enjoy the tatoto. It is set to become one of the widest grown and eaten genetically enhanced potatoes. Or you can simply ignore the new generation foods and stick to the old tried and true (and possibly better) - naturally produced products that are now available worldwide like NZ Manuka Honey or Home Grown vegetables - you know the ones that aren't from genetically altered seeds. The world changed; did you?

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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

Brilliant. I'm ready for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No more shopping at the corner grocery for me; I'm eating at the local college science labs.

The US government food pyramid endorses colorful foods, yes?

Please advise us when GMOs that will clean up after meals are available.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Nicomp, thanks for reading this. Yep, that's where it is at mate. There's probably plenty of opporunity to invent your own food strains while you're eating at the lab. Take care.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

Morning Rob...I want to be at the forefront of faux foodstuffs...Can I get a piece of this Shonz Tzu Corporation ? My storefront will read " Larry's luscious lactose-free Legumes "... I would specialize in genetically modified nuts that when cracked open emit a sensuous odor that titillates the hypothalamus, resulting in a rush of dopamine injected into the limbic system... Instant, and sustained orgasm...Should be a winner...

Two thumbs up my friend, for a morning read that had me chortling loudly...Larry


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Intersting!!!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Larry, Ssshhh... I will try to post you some seed stock from my first crop.. if they finally get to mature. It seems that dogs are attracted to the color and ball-like shape of tatotoes. They are continually digging them up and taking them away! What concerns me most though is that I don't think genetically modified seeds are supposed to be spread far and wide, by animals!

Keep working out with your test tube and sample bottle mate, if you can isolate that dopamine source laproscopically, I'm sure Shonz Tzu Corp will be very happy to enter into a JV with you. Other than those bodily extractions Larry.. I hope you and family are well. Take care my friend.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Paradise, thanks for that. Yes it is a subject that we should learn and know more about, given the extensive development and application of GMOs in the modern food cycle. Cheers for reading this work.. take care.


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The Old Firm 6 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

You should of course be cooking them in soy, not olive oil, as I do. I offer you three thumbs up for this enlightening article.

Regrettably, they're not not very high thumbs as my arms seem to have waisted recently.

regards,

TOF


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Pete, thanks for reading this work. No you don't use soy or rice oils as they apparently react with tatotoes, like water does. It's interesting that you know about tatotoes mate... did you manage to order seed stock from your local Warehouse? I was told that they had secured their supplies from a Shonz Tzu competitor in China.

Thanks for your short thumbs mate... they are always more appreciated in life than short feet. Take care, ditch the soy and get those dodgy arms checked out huh?


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The Old Firm 6 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

I have my own supplier of Chinese goods old son.- Shonki Doo from Kathmandu. With the upturn in the Chinese economy they find it cheaper to manufacture overseas. I believe that they're planning to move to California soon, as the North and Mid American labour there is cheaper than in Asia after the government tax incentives.

I'm working on an arms deal with Iran at the moment. The NZ Army is notably short armed as well.

Cheers.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

ShonkiDoo huh? I'm sure I've met him before, his house is on the third slope on the right of the left entrance to the town and he walks with a limp from having to walk around the mountains anti-clockwise. Well good on you for doing so well in this bullish(it) economy that we have in this little kiwiland.

I think the US tax benefits are due to the expectations of huge profits from tatoto growing contracts. Yep our army do appear to be just short of everything. New recruits have to provide their own lunch and bullets! Bugger..... Go the All Whites... YeeHaa!


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The Old Firm 6 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

No, that's not him, you're thinking of Shonki Doodoo, his cousin, who's deeply into genetically engineered animal fertiliser. New Zealand pioneered the field back in the seventies when we put a pig in a beehive.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Oh sure.. the Pig that played alongside Riff-Raff in the Rocky Horror Picture Show and convinced Sir Wallace to wax his legs and pantyline! Actually, when you think about it NZ has pioneered quite alot really... fancy sending a team called the All Whites to an anti apathide South Africa. Take care mate.


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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

I am allways weary when genetics are altered. With creation everything was created Good. Only humans got corrupted. Why would I feed my body with something that has been tampered with by the "corrupted". (no pune intended)

Still a very informative hub, keeping me up-to-date in a very fast moving world. Now I can tell the kids (wise guys) something they did not know first.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Equealla, thank you for reading this work and your heartfelt comment. I wrote this as I felt it is very important that people do take an interest in what specifically they eat, rather than just assuming that our modern foods are as 'pure' as they were years before. It is a changing world and it is driven by more than a need to satisfy the consumer.

However, 'creation-wise' genes have naturally changed over time as creatures all have naturally adapted to changing environments. It seems today we really do need to scrutinize our politician's agendas in regards to genetic moderfication and transparency of the promoted reasons why...

Teach your children well (as CSNY once promoted) Thanks again.. take care.


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The Old Firm 6 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

We're only being consistent. We sent a team called the All Blacks to apartheid SA for years too.

Wotcha.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Correct! I guess our balanced kiwi state comes from the need to balance the North and South Islands evenly and without detriment to Stewart Island oyster seeding.

Merry Xmas.


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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

The only thing I know about rugby, is a few good jokes about it. Yip and I do agree that we must be sober about what we believe in. I've read a very, very old book, stating that potatoes is bad for humans. Must be the reason I've got so many wrinkles! lol


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Leaves and berries of the 'standard' potato plant are highly toxic as the plant is closely related to the nightshade family. Relax, you won't get wrinkles from eating potatoes... the culprit is time; which in time, will give you wrinkles from worrying about getting wrinkles from potatoes. Take care.


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The Old Firm 6 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

So a prune's just a totato with a complex? Would that make it a loony tune?


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

My experiences with prunes are relatively limited; but for some reason at the mention of them; I see a glass of water complete with old teeth blowing bubbles. No music could hope to enhance, genetically or otherwise that vision... thanks for the disturbing thought.


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Peace2009 6 years ago from New Zealand

Loved the hub - just wondering where I could get some of these seeds from ? Very helpful information.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Peace, thanks for reading this work. The tatoto is available in selected stores in NZ, US and Australia from what I know. If you are looking at local growing opportunities, then I suggest you attempt to make contact with Shonz Tzu Corporation and make a proposal to them. Good Luck and thanks again.


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Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Welcome to the "New World"! Totatoes.. figures! If they ever breed a lima bean with anything.. I'll run down the street screaming "I won't I won't I won't!" but these look interesting!

Thanks PD!!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Candie, I believe "I won't.. I won't" may be in order! I am told that a pod of lima beans were recently 'stalked' by a bunch of overly amorous celery trying to 'get their beans!'

You are right Candie.. what is the world coming to? I imagine that dating in 2100 will require you to check potential partners genetically, by having them spend the first night in the fridge vegetable chiller to establish their lineage and use by date! Good Luck.. stick to the wild things and take care my friend.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

You always do a great job. Thanks for helping us stay informed.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Micky Dee, cheers for reading this work. Yes the subject matter here is quite contentious alright. Be Well and Take Care mate.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

the magic of science and those colorful foods hmmm, Genius PD, Thanks for the knowledge, Maita


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Maita, Thanks for reading this work and your comments. People really are unsure about GMOs and they certainly aren't sure about this strain. But I have to say that if you are lucky enough to have them follow you home, then even though thy aren't great company, they will give up their lives to ensure that your dinner is tasty. Welcome to the world. Take care and be well Maita.


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LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

Cosmetic surgery on vegetables used to be undertaken by chefs. I miss those days.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Oh yes, today you can get 50 botox shots directly into your melon or sweet corn cob and thus avoid the pricking sensation! Cosmetic surgery on vegetables has been practiced now, ever since Gordon Ramsey first swore at a kitchen hand! It certainly was nice in those days when veggies never talked back or tried to run off with your credit card, wasn't it? Thanks for taking the time LTM.... take care.. PD

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