Special: BASF Podcast - A potato with a special starch

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    Ludwigshafen (ots) - This is a special edition of BASF's audio magazine for innovation on the occasion of the EU approval for commercial cultivation of the starch potato Amflora.

    With the help of plant biotechnology BASF developed a special potato named Amflora. The starch derived from Amflora has only one component - amylopectin. Due to this pureness this innovative starch is particularly interesting for various industries. Possible applications are in paper, adhesives, textiles and construction. Listen to the audio reportage with the BASF experts Dr. Thorsten Storck und Anne van Gastel about Amflora.

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    More information: BASF Plant Science

    Press release on the occasion of the EU approval of starch potato Amflora

    Biotechnology at BASF

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Editorial contact: Contact for Amflora related questions: Dr. Susanne Benner BASF Plant Science Telefon: +49 621-60-28574 Telefax: +49 621-60-28117 E-Mail:

Contact for Podcast: For the UK: BASF plc Chris Wilson Corporate Communications Phone: +44-161-488-5616 Fax: +44-161-488-4133 E-Mail:

For the US: BASF Corporation Betsy Arnone Corporate Communications Phone: +1 973 245-7865 Fax: +1 973 245-6714 E-Mail:

For Europe: BASF SE Julia Meder Communications & Government Relations Phone: +49 621 60-92439 Fax: +49 621 60-20384 E-Mail:

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