Stop GMO Apples

Did you know the USDA is currently considering approval of a genetically engineered “non-browning” apple produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits in Canada?

If you try to avoid US-produced corn, soy, cottonseed, and canola because of GMOs, apples could be next.  The US apple industry is concerned, that if unlabeled genetically engineered apples enter the US market, consumers, both domestic and international, could reject US apples altogether in favor of imports from countries where apples are still produced using traditional breeding methods.

The Organic Consumers Association is making it easy for you to send a message to keep GMOs out of our food supply.

Send a message to the USDA »

P.S.   When you shop for produce, note that on the PLU sticker, a five-digit number beginning with “8” stands for GMO.   This is a VOLUNTARY labeling practice, so inconsistently applied, but in some cases it can help you make an informed shopping decision.


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