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Tell Obama & his Administration ‘NO’ TO GMO APPLES!

25 Jan

January 30th deadline!

If you have followed my blog for a while now, then you already know how passionate I am about eating organically.  I honestly feel like you can’t trust what the government and FDA says is safe.  For them it’s all about the $$$, not protecting the people and our healthy.

With that being said I wanted to take a minute to share this link with you all about the possibility of GMO apples, and in most states they don’t have to be labeled! 

Please click the link to make your voice heard and tell Obama and his administration that we the people wont stand for below par foods.  This is just another example in my mind why it is so important to eat organically!

Here is more information taken from the Food Democracy Now website:

Stop Biotech’s new GMO Apple

If you haven’t heard, apples are the single most popular fruit served in school lunchrooms across the U.S. and tragically, a Canadian firm has created a new GMO apple, using a new “gene silencing” technique that could interfere with the expression of genes in humans, even silencing vital human genes, potentially causing serious health problems.

Right now, the Obama administration is considering the approval of the world’s first genetically engineered apple, known as the ArcticApple®, which has been engineered to silence the natural browning enzyme that may help apples fight disease and pests. If approved, this GMO apple will appear on shelves unlabeled and without proper regulation.

Currently, the Canadian firm, Okanagan Specialty Fruits, is hoping its GMO apple, will be approved in Golden Delicious and Granny Smith varieties, despite the fact that it faces stiff opposition from consumers, apple growers and some of the nation’s leading apple growing associations. Legitimate concerns center on the utterly worthless cosmetic genetic alteration to the GMO apple and the untested new genetic engineering technique used to create the apple.

Please sign the petition below: tell the USDA to reject biotech’s new cosmetic GMO apple!