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How about them Arctic apples...
11-23-2014, 10:48 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Gene-Silencing and the 'Arctic' Apple

Quote:Biotechnology is heading into the Garden of Eden. A Canadian corporation, Okanagan Specialty Fruits, is offering a genetically engineered apple that doesn't brown after it's bruised or sliced. The U.S. Department of Agriculture appears to be on the brink of deregulating the so-called "Arctic" apple, allowing it to be planted and sold without any further oversight. The company won't label the apples as genetically engineered, but will sell the fruit under the Arctic apple brand.

To many people, reduced browning may not seem like such a big deal. The new apples won't be any cheaper, taste any better or carry any fewer toxic chemicals than conventional apples do. But Okanagan hopes the apple will appeal to fresh-cut apple-slice processors, the food service industry and consumers unwilling to splash sliced apples with lemon juice.

Whatever challenges it poses to the apple industry, the Arctic apple raises a much larger issue for the public: how to evaluate the risks of the next big wave of genetically engineered crops and foods.

Does the Arctic apple pose risks to health and the environment? As of right now, the government doesn't know. That's because the Arctic apple is the product of complex new genetic engineering techniques that the USDA is just learning how to evaluate.

http://www.livescience.com/48870-genetic...apple.html

Just no! vic.gif
11-24-2014, 12:07 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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"new genetic engineering techniques that the USDA is just learning how to evaluate"

They evaluate safety based on who lines their pockets the thickest. I'm sure they will be classified as safe as soon as money changes hands. 15.gif
I wont touch 'em. Keep your GMO poison finger.gif

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11-24-2014, 10:09 AM #3
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Brown?

I don't guess I ever let a sliced apple hang around long enough for the brown part to manifest.
11-25-2014, 12:45 AM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Awful. gaah.gif Okanagan apples are the best. What a crime to pollute them like that. Never.
11-25-2014, 01:24 AM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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They wont rest until the food supply is damaged beyond repair. None of the stated reasons for GMO make any sense, unless the goal is to keep us weak, sick and dying en mass.
GM crops don't live up to expectations, and they've damn near coated the entire country with glycophosphate.
Crop yield is down, bee populations down, people are developing a plethora of illness, and they are creating Frankenstein like super weeds.
All this evil for fiat currency backed by debt.

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11-25-2014, 04:09 AM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Was a study done in China, GM crops out-produced for one year then production declined steadily to (don't quote me on this) about 50% in 5 years. The study was taken off line in less than a year.
11-25-2014, 04:22 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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I have seen similar studies with the same results. sad2.gif
11-25-2014, 04:04 PM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
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11-25-2014, 07:03 PM #9
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
(11-25-2014, 12:45 AM)Shadow Wrote:  Awful. gaah.gif Okanagan apples are the best. What a crime to pollute them like that. Never.

It is awful, when it's ver simple to prevent browing using water and citric acid solutions.

Quote:•You can also use lemon to prevent browning by soaking the apple pieces in a bowl of cold water and lemon juice. You should use a ratio of one tablespoon of lemon juice to one cup of water. You only need to soak the apple for 3-5 minutes, before draining and rinsing.[2]
•Lime juice can be used in place of the lemon juice in these methods, as limes also contain the citric acid necessary to prevent oxidation. Pineapple juice is another good option.

http://www.wikihow.com/Keep-a-Cut-Apple-...ning-Brown



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