UNIT: GM potato

Intermediate. Both / neither / either, Степени сравнения прилагательных. Beginner. Спорт/Здоровье


GM - генномодифицированный to source - брать, получать
French fries - картофель-фри current - текущий, современный
a decision - решение especially - особенно
DNA - ДНК expression - выражение, фраза
cancer - рак, онкология cookery - кулинария

The U.S.A. has said a new GM potato is OK to eat, but neither McDonald’s nor KFC restaurants would use it for French fries or hash browns. Both companies had a certain decision.

A potato company said it changed the DNA of potatoes to make them better and wanted more companies to use it. The new potato has less sugar and fewer things that can give people cancer. It also said the potatoes became stronger. The scientists said people would buy the new potato in supermarkets, because it was good for health. McDonald’s said: "McDonald’s USA does not source GMO potatoes and we don't have current plans to change the situation either." The potato company did not say what it thought of either of companies’ decisions.
French fries are one of the most popular food
in the world, especially in fast food restaurants. The expression 'French Fried Potatoes’ was first used in a cookery book in 1856. In the early 20th century, 'French fried' was used to mean 'deep-fried'. People say French fries come from Belgium and not France. Both countries say they were the first country to cook French fries. Belgians say the word 'French fries' is used because France has an image for good food. Some people think the term 'French' was used when U.S. soldiers went to Europe during World War I.

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