US Department of Agriculture – USDA, gave permission genetically modified apples “Arktit Fuji” to be marketed.
“Arctic Fuji” advertise their apples in a way that makes it clear to the buyers that their fruit “does not rot”, and boast of the outcome of its research team, who “stopped the natural process of oxidation,” which ends up the fruit over to get time get brown.
“When the apple will darken, 40 percent of people throw it in the trash. We will stop this trend,” told the “Arctic Fuji.”
The American public is deeply divided on this decision. While the Ministry of Agriculture and the company “Okangan Specialty Fruits”, which produces GMO apples are delighted, organizations for the protection of nature expressed dissatisfaction.
“Many buyers of apples do not want these products. Small households do not want them. The individual consumer doesn’t like them. This is not only useless product, but also dangerous since it is not fully explored. Regulators from USDA disregard the nous occurrences of this technology, including economic consequences for farmers, “said Venn Hotter, executive director of the organization” Food & Water Watch “.
What is a GMO?
GMO – Genetically modified organism is a plant or animal organism, who grew with a genetically engineered with genes inserted from another organism.
The most common GMO are corn, soybeans, potatoes, cotton and tomato.
European legislation requires that organisms that are genetically treated to be specially marked. There are requests from consumer associations this area to be better regulated and to be implemented stricter conditions for the use of GMOs.
States with mandatory labeling of GMOs: Japan, Philippines, EU, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand …
States with no mandatory labeling of GMOs: Russia, Canada, Argentina …