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Genetically engineered apples: Any way you slice it, a rotten idea –

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH

GMOapplesThe new genetically engineered Arctic Apple® was approved by the USDA on February 13, 2015, and like other GMOs it won’t be labeled and won’t have undergone independent safety testing — regulators will rely on the company’s own assessment that the apple is safe for human consumption.

Apple growers and consumer alike have said they don’t need or want this GMO apple, but it could soon end up in everything from baby food to school lunches, posing risks to our health, our environment and apple farmers across the U.S.

Despite this approval, major food companies, including McDonald’s and Gerber, have already stated that they have no plans to source or sell this genetically engineered apple. Baby food companies are one of the most significant purchasers of apples and Friends of the Earth is urging them, fast food restaurants and other food companies to also commit to not sell food made with this unnecessary and potentially problematic GMO apple, should it come to market.

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See more at: http://www.foe.org/projects/food-and-technology/genetic-engineering/no-gmo-apples#sthash.ULqwEQb0.dpuf

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