Contacted by Cornucopia staff, the USDA today confirmed that they have extended the comment period through Monday, December 16 on the controversial genetically engineered Arctic Apple®. The federal website comment portal had been experiencing availability problems and was cited as the reason for the extension.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits has developed a GMO Golden and Granny Smith apple that is designed not to brown when sliced and exposed to the air. Browning reflects an apple’s freshness – something all consumers are interested in.
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For more information, see Cornucopia’s original action alert.