Genetically modified apples about to be pushed on the consumer

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Anthony Gucciardi
July 25, 2012

After setting sights on creating a heavily modified apple that ‘never browns’ and doing their very best to hide the fact that they are indeed genetically altered, a biotech corporation known as Okanagan Specialty Fruits is now pushing for their new genetically modified apples to hit the market. The company recently submitted an application to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to launch their initiative to get the apples into your local grocery market and reap ‘improved industry sales’, but they made sure that the data was not available to the public. Now, after providing virtually no information to the citizens of Canada and submitting only two pages of information on the product actually written by the company, Okanagan Specialty Fruits is now set on a United States release. On July 9th, the USDA posted the corporation’s request for approval on their website for the genetically modified ‘non-browning’ apples, giving the public 60 days to comment before ultimately making a decision.

The move has outraged many watchdog organizations, who have continued to highlight the fact that the initial submission to the Canadian government was ‘embarrassing’ in its utter lack of real information. Speaking on behalf of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, activist and biotech researcher Lucy Sharratt stated:
“The CFIA should be deeply embarrassed for wasting Canadian’s time on a false invitation to comment on the GM apple… the CFIA public comment period was always a sham because it was based on no data but this farce is now completely exposed.”

Genetically Modified Apples Opposed by 69% of Canadians
Unsurprisingly, Sharatt’s sentiments have been echoed by many Canadian citizens and activists. The crusade to bring genetically modified apples has been met with extreme activism from concerned citizens as documented by a number of new polls and surveys. Giving a powerful statistical concept of how citizens see the proposition of the modified apples, a consumer poll commissioned by apple grower associations based in British Columbia and Quebec revealed that 69% of Canadians simply do not want the genetically modified apple.

One reason that some citizens are concerned is the fact that biotechnology researchers have openly admitted that while only one gene is necessary to be altered to prevent browning in the apples, the change could likely affect a multitude of other genes in the process. And with unknown gene changes comes unknown consequences. In case you’re skeptical, even Monsanto’s top PhD researchers have openly stated to former Monsanto employee and whistleblower Kirk Azevedo that during the genetic modification process “other proteins that are being produced, not just the one we want, a byproduct of the genetic engineering process.”
Eventually leaving the company and coming out to expose their health-wrecking practices, Azevedo reports:
“I saw what was really the fraud associated with genetic engineering. My impression, and I think most people’s impression with genetically engineered foods and crops and other things, is that it’s just like putting one gene in there and that one gene is expressed….But in reality, the process of genetic engineering changes the cell in such a way that it’s unknown what the effects are going to be.”

There is still time to submit your comments to the USDA regarding the potential approval of genetically modified apples. The Alliance for Natural Health has established a simple form to do so.
This article first appeared at Natural Society, keeping an eye on GMO’s infiltration of our food supply.

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For me I don't care about brown spots on my Apples, it tastes sweeter, I'm always eating the brown spots, it doesn't bother me in fact it wouldn't be an Apple if it didn't get a brown spots. I will not think to buy anything I know it's genetically modified, until we have full disclosure that these products are modified and how they are modified and what the possible side effects there may be.


The only thing I have to say on this thread is if it doesn't rot don't eat it, and if apple's don't brown their most likely not able to rot. I really doubt they will properly digest.

Remember your digestive system accelerates naturally the way food would break down in nature.


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I would much rather have brown spots showing me that the food is natural than to not have those spots and god knows what will happen if ingested.

Give me food that rots. Food that rots is natural, food that doesn't isn't. It doesn't get more simple than that.

We should be eating our foods fresh anyhow and not storing them for months before eating them, especially fruits. when you can freeze the food, no problem, but to have it in its original state and preserved is just WRONG.


These guys are only worried about one thing, and that is shelf life, which equals profits! Not health!