Monthly Archives: August 2012

Okanagan speaks out against the GE apple

Public interest groups including apple growers have issued a press release against the GE apple – see below for the text. A fact sheet on the GE apple can be found here:

www.cban.ca/apple

PRESS RELEASE

GM Apple Jeopardizes Okanagan’s Reputation, say local groups

August 14, 2012. Kelowna – Today, groups in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley united to appeal to the local company “Okanagan Specialty Fruits” to stop pursuing a genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) “nonbrowning” apple which they say jeopardizes the reputation of the Okanagan as a pristine fruit growing area. Continue reading