Help us stop the genetically engineered apple being developed in the Okanagan by Okanagan Specialty Fruits.
This is an apple being genetically engineered so it doesn’t go brown for 15 days. All municipalities in BC, the BC Fruit Growers’ Association, organic apple growers, and even McDonalds and Gerber in the U.S. have said they don’t want the genetically engineered (or GM for genetically modified) apple.
Join the retail campaign and visit a local store and ask them to commit to not selling the GE apple. For a backgrounder, go here GMO Backgrounder
For a letter you can take to your local store from HANS BC, go here HANS Retail Letter
And for a letter your local store can sign saying it won’t sell the GE apple, go here GE-FreeBC-GM-apple-retailer-pledge
Here’s your chance to tell the BC government to put a moratorium on the GE apple.
Write to the Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick and ask for the review of the GE apple that the BC government has promised. A sample letter is here. to-the-minister-of-agriculture
For a template of a letter to your MLA asking them to help stop the GM apple – gm-apple-letter-to-mlas-2
For a list of MLAs go here Legislative Assembly of BC Contacts
And don’t forget to write a letter to your local paper – for a template go here Letter to Editor on GM apple
For background information on the GM apple, go to www.cban.ca/apple