Organic farmer Thierry Vrain has the following thoughts on the GE apple. Read what he has to say carefully, he also has a science background and a sound knowledge of genetic engineering most of us don’t have.
The apple is the symbol of health. Right ? An apple a day, and all the doctors and Big Pharma vanish. Just dreaming. Would you bite into a Genetically Engineered apple that is not transgenic ? Are you confused ? Aren’t the two terms synonymous ? Not anymore. An Okanagan biotech company has engineered a modified apple that does not bruise. This will be a bonus for wholesalers and retailers like your friendly supermarket. The fruit does not bruise, the slices, the juice, the sauce, all stay pearly white. It is a big improvement, apparently, over the current situation where apple juice and apple sauce are brown. The research was done at the Summerland Research Centre of Agriculture Canada, with some of your tax dollars. I know, I was there at the time. A small biotech company was created with sole purpose to create this new product. They funded a senior researcher’s lab at the Centre in Summerland to make them a transgenic apple tree that would make plenty of money. Continue reading