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Stop GM Apples
Once again an organic agricultural sector is threatened by the wanton introduction of genetically modified food – this time it is apples.
The small BC company called Okanagan Specialty Fruits has submitted a request to Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for approval of their GM “non-browning” apple. Contamination from GM apples threatens the future of our apples, and the farmers who grow them.
The GM “non-browning” apple is engineered to keep from going brown after being cut. This apple is designed for fast food companies and food processing and food service companies that use pre-cut apples. The technology was developed in Australia and licensed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits asked for approval in the US in March 2010 and has just asked for approval in Canada. The GM apple has not yet been approved anywhere in the world.
Take Action Before July 3, 2012: Send your comments to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at:
Tell the government that you don’t want to eat a GM apple!
For more information visit the CBAN Website at:
and the COABC’s website at:
The integrity of BC organic apples is at stake.
Please take action before July 3, 2012!