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The modern (GMO) apple?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/08/12 18:28:11
If approved, genetically modified apples – that do not brown when cut or bruised – will be on supermarket shelves in the near future. Okanogan Specialty fruits, (OSF) a small British Columbia company has developed this sickening apple. But, consider this a warning to all health conscious people – do NOT buy these apples.

Naturally speaking, when an apple is cut and the inside is exposed to oxygen – the apple will begin to brown. This process is called “oxidation” and it’s completely normal. But, the new (genetically modified) apple named the “Arctic Apple” will decay without any of the natural warning signs – leaving consumers uncertain about the health of their produce. Does this sound criminal to you?

The apple will not brown for 15 to 18 days so you eyes will say fresh, but your stomach and intestines will say “STOP!”

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  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/13 00:24:12
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I want them CLEARLY labeled so I know what NOT to buy.
  • socokid 2012/08/12 22:28:17
    socokid
    +1
    You do not even have to explain the issues with not being able to tell when it is rotten.

    Reason #1 I will not eat (and try not to) eat these foods, is because the thing that is harmed with these changes is taste. Yes, they will make some people very rich because they last longer, and look better on the shelf.... but have no idea why we should celebrate this.
  • bob h. 2012/08/12 20:37:16
    bob h.
    +1
    Of course. It's a now a non food.
  • Mrs.Vader 2012/08/12 20:33:11
    Mrs.Vader
    +1
    People are so stupid. If you don't want your apple slices to brown, just soak them for a few seconds in lemon juice. How the hell lazy can you be? "No, I don't want to go to the extra effort to soak my apple slices, let some scientist create a genetically altered apple so I don't have take that extra thirty seconds out of my oh-so-important schedule."

    Said with heavy sarcasm and lots of eye-rolling....
  • Charlotte 2012/08/12 19:30:17
    Charlotte
    +2
    If anyone wants to sign a petition against theses rotten apples go to: http://www.okanagangreens.ca/...
  • Charlotte 2012/08/12 19:17:21
    Charlotte
    +2
    Stop the GM Apple

    Write to your provincial agriculture minister and ask them to take action to protect the apple growers in your area from the GM apple.
    Write or call your federal Member of Parliament. You can look up their contacts using your postal code at www.parl.gc.ca

    Tell the government that you don’t want to eat a GM apple!

    No GMO Apple

    GM apples are not wanted by consumers
    BC apple growers have already rejected the GM apple
    Contamination from GM apples is a risk to Canadian apple producers
    The CFIA and Health Canada should not be wasting public funds reviewing a GM apple that no one wants.
    The government should consult with farmers and consumers before it approves any new GM crop.
  • Charlotte 2012/08/12 19:13:59
    Charlotte
    +2
    How is the apple engineered?

    The company has silenced a gene in the apple that controls browning by inserting a range of genetic sequences - Modified apple DNA is inserted along with genetic sequences from at least three different species:

    A regulatory gene switch from a plant virus (Cauliflower Mosaic virus promoter: CaMV 35S);
    A terminator sequence from a bacterium (Agrobacterium tumefaciens taken from its Nopaline synthase gene: nos);
    An antibiotic resistance marker gene from a bacterium (Streptomyces kanamyceticus), here the nptII gene (which confers resistance to the antibiotic kanamycin).
  • LibertyCaroline 2012/08/12 19:00:52
    LibertyCaroline
    +2
    Serious health risks!!
    Before the FDA decided to allow GMOs into food without labeling, FDA scientists had repeatedly warned that GM foods can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long-term safety studies, but were ignored.
    Approximately 70% of all processed foods in our grocery stores contain at least one ingredient that has been genetically modified.
    I suggest shifting to an organic diet.
  • rocat 2012/08/12 18:52:34
    rocat
    +2
    wondering...
    what organism...
    they got the genes from...
    to splice in-

    betting that is proprietary info-
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/08/12 18:30:02
    ~ The Rebel ~
    +2
    Whistleblower stands up to giant corporate interest

    Kirk Azevedo says it all – when he publicly states: “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.”

    So to prevent the browning of the apples, only one gene is necessary to be altered, yet the change can affect a multitude of other genes. Even Monsanto researchers have stated that during the genetic modification process other proteins are being produced besides the ones we want.

    A dirty little secret within the food industry

    Rotten to the core is the only way to describe biotechnology companies. Having submitted a small report of just (2) pages of actual documentation in its request for Canadian approval of this heavily modified fruit, Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) has set its sights on the Unites States market.

    The USDA announced on its website a 60 day comment period commencing: July 9, 2012 – before making a decision on the company’s request. This is where consumers...

    Whistleblower stands up to giant corporate interest

    Kirk Azevedo says it all – when he publicly states: “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.”

    So to prevent the browning of the apples, only one gene is necessary to be altered, yet the change can affect a multitude of other genes. Even Monsanto researchers have stated that during the genetic modification process other proteins are being produced besides the ones we want.

    A dirty little secret within the food industry

    Rotten to the core is the only way to describe biotechnology companies. Having submitted a small report of just (2) pages of actual documentation in its request for Canadian approval of this heavily modified fruit, Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) has set its sights on the Unites States market.

    The USDA announced on its website a 60 day comment period commencing: July 9, 2012 – before making a decision on the company’s request. This is where consumers have the option of voicing their options.

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