Canada receives approval request for GMO non-browning apple

05/16/2012 05:24:00 PM
Tom Karst

“We would hope that (the Arctic variety) does not enter commercial trade in the U.S.,” he said May 16.

Tom Auvil, research horticulturist with the Washington Tree Fruit Commission, Wenatchee, said both Cananda and the U.S. may rule in favor of the genetically engineered apple.

The most significant potential demand for the non-browning product may come from fresh cut apple processors, but Auvil said there are market risks for a genetically engineered apple variety targeted to kids.

“I don’t see it jumping off the ground very far,” he said. “Processing prices are good right now, but not at a level for planting a new orchard,” he said.


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Bicycle Man    
Winnipeg  |  May, 17, 2012 at 01:30 AM

This is terrible, GMO has been proven repeatedly to be dangerous to peoples health by non-industry independent studies. I can't believe they are still trying to pass this crap as the wave of consumer revolt is on the rapid rise.

Gardener    
Chicago  |  May, 18, 2012 at 03:14 PM

Um, no. In fact after decades of eating genetically engineered food, no one has had so much as a stomach ache.

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