Anti-GMO campaigners label non-bruising apples with misleading “botox” label

| | May 13, 2013
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Americans may soon be biting into the future of apples.

Pending approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, genetically modified apples could get the green light to appear supermarket shelves.

Dubbed “botox apples” because they are designed to prevent bruising and browning, Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious apples made by Canada’s Okanagan Specialty Fruits have been under review by U.S. regulatory agencies since 2010 and could become the second genetically modified fruit to be allowed in the country.

Read the original article in its entirety here:  U.S GMO ‘botox apples’ that do not bruise or brown could soon be in stores



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