Logging into my Facebook this morning, I saw our local food co-op posted a link to an Associated Press article about GMOs. For those of you who don’t know, GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. The term can apply to plants, animals or microorganisms and it refers to a genetically altered living organism.
Gene cloning and protein engineering are examples of molecular genetic techniques used by scientists to change the food that we eat. Apparently, a Canadian biotechnology company is gunning for the US to approve a genetically modified apple crop.
According to the AP article, the president of the company is petitioning the US government for approval of apples that don’t brown when sliced. My life isn’t affected by browning apples because I eat them as soon as I cut them. Imagine that!
This really burns my toast. Monetary gain seems to be the biggest motivation behind forking around with the food we all consume. Playing tricks on Mother Nature will never end well and this is a very big reason why we buy organic produce. Just say NO to GMOs.