The USDA is considering approval of genetically modified apples branded as “Arctic Apples”. This unlabeled science experiment will stop apples from turning brown, but we don’t know if it’s safe for us and our food supply.
After the more than 30 million dollars that Monsanto and other bio-chemical companies spent to defeat recent labeling initiatives in Washington state and California, we still don’t have any way for us, the aware food consumers, to know if a food item has been genetically altered. I’m not going to go into all the reasons you might want to protect your health and avoid GMOs today, but you can find what I’ve written in the past on GMOs if you are still confused about the science and the implications.
With apples, they are on my “Always buy organic” list anyway because conventional apples consistently test highest of all produce for pesticide residue.
At this very moment, there is a way to submit a public comment against allowing unlabeled GMO apples into our food supply. Click this link for more information and to add your name to the protest: http://act.credoaction.com/letter/doa_gmo_apples/?sp_ref=22750525.4.1591.e.6822.2&referring_akid=.7521561.sxrdt6&source=mailto_sp