The US approved the GE apple today. It has not been approved in Canada, but Canada may follow suit.
This isn’t a surprise as the USDA approves pretty much all GE applications. The majority of those approved never make it to market.
We are going to include actions you can take in the next two posts. Act now or the future of apples is genetically engineered.
There has been a fair bit of press on this here in BC, on BC Almanac and CTV.
There is still time to stop the GE apple even if it is approved in Canada, but now it’s even more urgent. HANS and GE Free BC are running a marketing campaign to get stores to commit to not selling the apple. So far 77 stores and 2 food processors have committed, and we are signing more up every day. If there is no market for the GE apple it won’t fly.
We are also pressing the BC government to carry out the review of the GE apple it promised in 2012, when it said it was concerned about the impact of the apple on the BC fruit industry.