Non-browing GM apples up for approval, new anti-GMO target

| November 11, 2013
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Okanagan Specialty Fruits, creator of the genetically modified Arctic Apples, announced that the US Department of Agriculture has released their Environmental Assessment and Plant Pest Risk Assessment for public review. This is the second public comment period since Okanagan Specialty Fruits requested deregulation of their Arctic Apples in 2012. No new protein is expressed in the GM apples, the press release reports, “apple genes were simply silenced” to prevent browning or bruising. The current public comment period lasts until December 9.

Read the full, original story here: “USDA APHIS open 2nd comment period for Arctic® apples”

 

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