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Will an apple a day still keep the doctor away if it is genetically engineered?

Posted Jul 21 2012 10:02pm

maneatapple
from USA Today Healthy Perspectives, July 13, 2012

Will an apple a day still keep the doctor away if it is genetically engineered? The inventors of such an apple altered so that it won’t turn brown when sliced (read article here) – say it will be perfectly safe and should even increase consumption of the fruit. But most of the apple-growing industry is lining up against introduction of the Arctic Apple, the New York Times reports not because the growers are worried about safety, but because they want to protect the apple’s image as a healthy, natural, all-American food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking public comments on the apple , starting today.



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