Screen Shot 2013-12-06 at 1.26.44 PMSubmit Comments by Monday, December 16
The biotech industry keeps promising to solve major problems, from world hunger to malnutrition. Instead, they’ve given us herbicide-resistant and pesticide-producing crops, increasing Americans’ exposure to toxic chemicals.
What’s the latest genetically engineered crop that’s heading for your plate? 
Apples that never turn brown.
Like all genetically engineered crops, these new apples have not been proven safe for human consumption. Even worse, they use a troubling new genetic engineering technique, RNA interference.

A 2012 Cell Research study indicated that ingesting RNA material from certain plant-based foods can have unexpected effects in mammals.  

Humans should not have to serve as the guinea pigs for this technology!

Although these GMO apples are primarily targeted to the fresh-sliced apple market, they could also find their way into juice, baby foods or applesauce at the processing level–all products frequently eaten by children and babies who are at increased risk for any adverse health effects.

Even the apple industry has opposed this genetically engineered product due to the negative impact they could have on farmers growing organic and non-GMO apples through contamination, and to the image of the apple industry as a whole. If the apple industry doesn’t want GMO apples, and consumers don’t want GMO apples, then who wants these apples on the market? 

This product would only benefit the biotech industry and big food processing companies.

See more info and talking points.

TAKE ACTION NOW! – Submit comments to USDA by Monday, December 16, 2013 at midnight.

 

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