Natural News recently released an article stating that the government has just approved the release of genetically modified apples by the USDA. GMO apples have been developed by the Okanagan Specialty Fruits Company, located in Canada who also plans to introduce GMO peaches, cherries and pears.
GMO apples suppress the polyphenol oxidase (PPO) gene that keeps it from turning brown once sliced. By suppressing the gene, it also strips the apple of many of its health-promoting benefits. The apple would still look the same, but the benefits we get from the fruit will be lacking.
I don’t know about you, but I eat fruit daily and I prefer it to be from Mother Nature than from a laboratory!
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Adams, M. (2015). Natural News, “GMOs invade fruit industry: Apples, pears, cherries and peaches to all become unlabeled GMO”. Retrieved February 18, 2015, from: http://www.naturalnews.com/048633_GMO_apples_genetically_modified_fruit_apple_polyphenols.html