The GM starch potato Amflora owned by BASF has been genetically modified to hinder the production of one of the two starches naturally occurring in potatoes so that it contains more then 99% of amylopectine but very little amylose. It also contains the antibiotic marker nptII.
On 2 March 2010, the new EU Commission authorized the cultivation of Amflora, its use as animal feed and contamination of up to 0.9% in food.
Amflora is the brand name for the GM event EH92-527-1; its unique identifier is BPS-25271-9.

[img_assist|nid=6|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=65]BASF's GM potato Amflora is now referred to the European Medicines Agency because according to WHO information the antibiotic resistance relates to a group of antibiotics that are much more widely used then assumed by the EFSA.

from Agrarfacts, 21 February 2007:

"GM Potato authorisation referred to European Medicines Agency

[img_assist|nid=108|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=43]On 20 February 2007, the EU Environmental Ministers are supposed to decide on an application by BASF for the cultivation of a genetically modified potato. BASF seems to be optimistic that this application will be approved: the company already registered in January more then 150 hectares in the German states Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for commercial cultivation. But somehow nobody seems to raise this issue, nobody seems to oppose it.

A. Lorch, GID 180 Februar 2007.

[img_assist|nid=108|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=43]Bei der EU liegt ein Zulassungsantrag von BASF für den Anbau einer gentechnisch veränderten Kartoffel vor, über den die EU-UmweltministerInnen am 20. Februar entscheiden sollen. Die BASF scheint zuversichtlich, hat sie doch bereits Mitte Januar über 150 Hektar für den Anbau in Brandenburg und Mecklenburg-Vorpommern angemeldet. Und dennoch regt sich kein Sturm der Entrüstung, geht kaum jemand auf die Barrikaden. Fünf gute Gründe, sich dennoch gegen die Zulassung der BASF-Gentech-Kartoffeln zu engagieren.

A. Lorch, GID 180 Februar 2007.

[img_assist|nid=108|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=43]BASF applied for approval for the cultivation of the GM starch potato Amflora, as well as for its use as food and feed. Even though the application does not include any sufficient information to evaluate its environmental and food/feed safety, the EFSA gave a positive opinion.

Approval for BASF's starch potato Amflora (EH92-527-1) is sought under Directive 2001/18 for cultivation only, but an additional application has been filed under Regulation 1829/2003 for approval as food and feed.1

Edited version of comments submitted to EFSA's 'Open consultation on Starch potato EH92-527-1', December 2006.