The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC) have received a submission from Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., seeking approval for unconfined environmental release for commercial planting purposes, livestock feed and food use for apple (Malus x domestica) events GD743 and GS784, which have been genetically engineered to be non-browning.
OCO is very concerned that, if approved, the genetically modified apples will contaminate certified organic orchards across Canada.
Before July 3, 2012: Send your comments to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at
Please tell the government you don’t want GM apples.
Make it clear that:
- Consumers do not want genetically modified apples
- BC apple growers have already rejected the GM apple
- Contamination from GM apples is a risk to organic apple producers’ certification and income
- CFIA and Health Canada should not waste public funds to review a GM apple that no one wants
The government should consult with farmers and consumers before it approves any new GM crop.