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Genetically Modified Apples Newest GMO Creation to be Pushed on Consumers

Anthony Gucciardi
July 25th, 2012
Updated 05/08/2013 at 11:20 pm
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After setting sights on creating a heavily modified apple that ‘never browns’ and doing their very best to hide the fact that they are indeed genetically altered, a biotech corporation known as Okanagan Specialty Fruits is now pushing for their new genetically modified apples to hit the market. The company recently submitted an application to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to launch their initiative to get the apples into your local grocery market and reap ‘improved industry sales’, but they made sure that the data was not available to the public.

Now, after providing virtually no information to the citizens of Canada and submitting only two pages of information on the product actually written by the company, Okanagan Specialty Fruits is now set on a United States release. On July 9th, the USDA posted the corporation’s request for approval on their website for the genetically modified ‘non-browning’ apples, giving the public 60 days to comment before ultimately making a decision.

The move has outraged many watchdog organizations, who have continued to highlight the fact that the initial submission to the Canadian government was ‘embarrassing’ in its utter lack of real information. Speaking on behalf of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, activist and biotech researcher Lucy Sharratt stated:

“The CFIA should be deeply embarrassed for wasting Canadian’s time on a false invitation to comment on the GM apple… the CFIA public comment period was always a sham because it was based on no data but this farce is now completely exposed.”

Genetically Modified Apples Opposed by 69% of Canadians

Unsurprisingly, Sharatt’s sentiments have been echoed by many Canadian citizens and activists. The crusade to bring genetically modified apples has been met with extreme activism from concerned citizens as documented by a number of new polls and surveys. Giving a powerful statistical concept of how citizens see the proposition of the modified apples, a consumer poll commissioned by apple grower associations based in British Columbia and Quebec revealed that 69% of Canadians simply do not want the genetically modified apple.

One reason that some citizens are concerned is the fact that biotechnology researchers have openly admitted that while only one gene is necessary to be altered to prevent browning in the apples, the change could likely affect a multitude of other genes in the process. And with unknown gene changes comes unknown consequences. In case you’re skeptical, even Monsanto’s top PhD researchers have openly stated to former Monsanto employee and whistleblower Kirk Azevedo that during the genetic modification process “other proteins that are being produced, not just the one we want, a byproduct of the genetic engineering process.”

Eventually leaving the company and coming out to expose their health-wrecking practices, Azevedo reports:

“I saw what was really the fraud associated with genetic engineering. My impression, and I think most people’s impression with genetically engineered foods and crops and other things, is that it’s just like putting one gene in there and that one gene is expressed….But in reality, the process of genetic engineering changes the cell in such a way that it’s unknown what the effects are going to be.”

There is still time to submit your comments to the USDA regarding the potential approval of genetically modified apples. The Alliance for Natural Health has established a simple form to do so.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Genetically Modified Apples Newest GMO Creation to be Pushed on ConsumersGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • Louise

    It's elementry that if you put Roundup on your vegetables in your garden, they will absorb it. In turn, we eat these vegetables, we are eating Roundup! You can't tell me that the Government is so poorly educated that they don't know this. This only leaves one conclusion. They have absolutely NO interest in our health and All their interest is in the MONEY! I have no idea how these people sleep at night knowing the are poisoning us and our children.
    I will NOT be eating GMO apples from the Okanagan!!!! along with corn, soy etc.

  • Lynn

    Correction: "fresh GMO corn"

  • Lynn

    I read that fresh corn has been sold by Walmart. First on the market. Before, it was GMO corn for chips, fresh was exempt. No more. It will spread to everything, no doubt. And the consequences are going to be world changing. I cannot believe our governments (U.S. and Canada) are selling our countries out. Few want this crap, yet it is being forced on us. Other countries are refusing to let GMO's in. What is wrong with us? It is unbelievable what a few mad scientists can do to destroy the world. And the farmers who grow this crap should be lynched.

  • Charmayne Mailloux

    It has become apparent that the apathy in Canada is so apparent. I come from the Okanagan, and I am agast that our fellow human beings are actively working with GM apples, only to spread to other fruits that this beautiful countryside brings to so many parts of the country and world. It's always about the bottom line and perhaps if our government supported our country farmers they would not have to resort to this method of farming? I've watched over 40 years of farming in Canada being dwindled down to a fraction, as people leave the industry because they cannot make a living to support their families. We are capable of feeding our own without GM, but our country must be willing to support our farmers. Will you buy US apples because they are a few cents cheaper? or will you support Canadian Grown? We won't see Mosanto if we support our own farmers, our farmers won't be tempted by Mosanto if we support our farmers…. this is where we can make a difference! Put our money where our mouth is, instead of complaining and carrying on about the forces who take over where there is weakness. May there never be MG products grown in the Okanagan if we can support them by showing we are Canadian!

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    • Anonymous

      I refuse to buy any G.M.O. products

  • Michael

    Eating organic is not a viable solution b/c of the cross pollination of crops grown outdoors. I think we have no alternative but to look out for ourselves.

    Get one of more aeroponic growing towers and grow your own organic produce inside, or outside. It's only nourished by the recirculating water with organic nutrients in it (no soil). You can harvest every six weeks or so. BTW, I have NO connection to any company that manufactures these things. I just think it's the only practical way to avoid what is happening to our food supply.

  • Edwin King

    Label foods with GMO so citizens can freely choose to eat them or not.

  • dam spahn

    What is needed most is GMO labeling. This will create a financial dis-incentive towards planting these "crops."

  • Anonymous

    who are these idiots growing these apples in BC, burn them out.

    • Bobby Canuck

      Now that's an intelligent response.

  • Judith

    We are going to have little choice but to eat GM foods as they are rapidly taking over the food supply. Over 90% of soybeans grown world wide is now GM. Now apples which were have had issues about gasing apples to decrease the growth of fungus and mold, but changes the taste of the apples, will also be genetically modified. This is a very urgent issues we must speak out about. Please share.

  • ron

    The USDA, does not give two shite how we feel. They will continue to shove GM food at us until we do more than sign petitions. Seriously people, can you not see that the government completely stopped representing us, and now only cares about large corporations. They have totally alienated themselves from the public, and will do whatever the hell they want, or what pays them the best. I despise internet activists, as they sign a stupid petition and go back to watching Televisual programing, thinking they made a difference. If you want your freedom back it will take more than signing a petition which accounts for shite. As a veteran who was injured while serving it took ten years for me to get help from the VA. No help from Congressmen, or Senators and finally I had to pay for a lawyer. This government is all lies. But hey, keep pulling the lever in the grand distraction, and think you are making a difference. We have hit bottom..and among my fellow citizens all I see is people afraid of losing what scraps they can still fight for. To change course we must work together, black-and-white, red, and yellow, and we are still having trouble getting past race. We are our own worst enemies, and our government is a reflection of this countries people. The truth is ugly, but it is still the truth.

    • Molly

      Well Said….but an on=line petition is still effective as all of the votes against add up and perhaps wake others up….we have to make a difference somehow…What will it take?? we need to stick together and stand together with everything beginning with this petition…you didn't really state what the solution is??Tell us what do we do? We may have to do more than sign a petition but it is a start and most of these people would do more if they were called upon to do it to save humanity from these monsters like our government people and Monsanto.They are all pure EVIL

  • nooralhaqiqa

    Democide. Codex Alimentarius in action. Democide, pure and simple, along with a hefty profit motive.

    May these demons rot in the hell they are trying to create for the rest of us.

  • A. Martin

    I thought we might not have as many foods affected as the U.S. but really have to

    pay attention and try to shop organic. Think I'd have to trash an apple that didn't discolour – scary.





  • Earth

    I hope that the people responsible for trying to covertly sneak these 'Franken-foods' on to my dinner table BURN IN HELL. Every last one of you moneygrubbing subhumans are poisoning the food chain (and all the poor kids who have to grow up eating this shit) all so you can turn a goddamn profit. I hope you all BURN, you diseased greedy sociopaths. Thanks for putting profit over life, it really speaks to your character.

    • CANADA

      so true..on GMO NAZI foods my thoughts!

    • Slane

      I couldn't have said it better.

  • warbaby

    Thank You for the opportunity to share my thought on this forum.