First Genetically Modified Apples Will Go On Sale In United States

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    First genetically-modified apples will go on sale in U.S
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    23 JANUARY, 2017

    The first genetically modified apples to be sold in the U.S. will debut in select Midwestern stores next month. A small amount of Arctic brand sliced and packaged Golden Delicious, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits of Summerland, B.C., will be in 10 stores this February and March, said Neal Carter, the company’s founder and president. He would not identify the retailers, saying that’s up to them.



    “We’re very optimistic with respect to this product because people love it at trade shows,” Carter said. “It’s a great product and the eating quality is excellent.” Carter reduced the enzyme polyphenol oxidase to prevent browning when apples are sliced, bitten or bruised. The apples match the industry norm of not browning for three weeks after slicing but without using flavor-altering, chemical additives that the rest of the fresh-sliced apple industry uses. READ MORE

    I don't know about any of you, but whenever I read about any of our food sources being genetically modified it aggravates me and makes me wonder what are they really doing to our food supply! :mad: The more they mess with the food we eat, the unhealthier we Americans will become and the more disease will grow in our bodies.

    I hope President Trump will make sure we know when a food we buy has been altered in any way, shape, or form. Because right now....the ones who are modifying our food supply don't have to tell us anything for the most part. And that just does not sit well with me at all. :(
     
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    I agree with you on this- I don't like it at all. It might have something to do with the fact that I don't really understand it, but I don't believe tinkering with the food supply is healthy or safe.

    A few months ago, I even found this approach with candy- if you're familiar with the candy called Chuckles (a type of gumdrops), a mini-version was in a local store, sold in large plastic containers. Bought one, immediately noticed the taste was different- read the label and it said 'this product was made by genetic engineering.' As much as I hate to be wasteful, I couldn't eat it.
     
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    :) Definitely agree with you on this Janice!
     
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    ....nothing to "chuckle" about, for sure!;)
     
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    Coming soon...:eek:
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    @Babs Hunt "The more they mess with the food we eat, the unhealthier we Americans will become and the more disease will grow in our bodies."

    Babs, you simply cannot make this across-the-board statement, because from a scientific standpoint, we just don't know yet what the real long-term effects will be, or if they will exist at all. Much as I hate, personally, the very concept of what is being done, I can't bring myself to come out forcefully and make statements other than that I believe ABSOLUTE control over labeling should be enforced: don't want to eat the stuff, don't buy it! But ya gotta know it's GMO, positively. And, having seen the wool pulled over American's eyes a zillion times in the past, I have no doubt we will unknowingly be eating the crap because of failed labeling enforcement. Many products today are labeled "GMO-Free". How can we believe that?

    Faith in government?
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    @Janice Martin
    As a young kid, I once ate a huge amount of Chuckles, those orange ones. How much I don't remember, but I was throwing everything up for several days. My Dad took me to our kindly old family doctor, who asked questions about what I had eaten lately. Chuckles were mentioned. He shook his head, explaining to my Dad they contained Coal Tar, which irritates the stomach lining. He prescribed "Lime Water", which our corner druggist had, of all things. The taste of the lime water made me want to puke, but I didn't. It took care of the problem, too. Healthcare was once fairly uncomplicated!
    Frank
     
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    Well, that's part of the problem right there- and probably the main part: we DON'T know what long-term effects might be. And I don't necessarily want to be used as an experiment to find out- or for my kids or grandchild to be, either.
     
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    Ten reasons why you should have warm lemon or lime water daily
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    @Joe Riley
    Now, you DO know the limewater I meant, yes? Calcium Oxide, "Quicklime", dissolved in water.
     
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    @Frank Sanoica - My mind being a simple one, I went right to lime juice in water, I did! ...which is of itself beneficial.;)
     
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    @Joe Riley
    Rejoice for having a simple mind, that one could be so blessed. My mind roils with complex formulations, questions, analyses, to the extent that my wife firmly believes I'm nuts. Still, she knows I keep the car running, converted the new house from propane to all electric, ran 240 volt capability to my shop/garage, mixed and poured 4500 sq. ft. of patio and sidewalk concrete. These projects are simply expressions of my own dedication to meet challenges and things desired. It's a necessity that if dough ain't available to pay contractors, plus the known dubiousness of their own capabilities, that you do it yourself. Fail, cannot blame anyone but yourself.

    I have failed numerous times during my various introductions to the skilled trades. One monumental example, if you will allow me, came at age 18, while attending DeVry Technical Institute. Young man, classmate, Donald Doner, from PA (school in IL), asked if I could replace his worn-out piston rings, 1956 Chevy V-8. I agreed to do it for $100. He dropped the car off at our house, I tore off the heads, pan, yanked the pistons out, bought a new ring set from my friend Verne at Chicago Auto Parts. Re-assembling, the oil rings seemed too large. My own stupidity allowed me to clip the expanders shorter, assembled his engine, and it smoked like hell! Undaunted, I really thought the rings would seat in. Christmas holidays, he drove it home to PA. Returned, he told me it had used 23 qts. of oil going home. He left the car there to get back to Chicago. At that point, I felt like shit, for having let him down, and still being in the dark as to what I had done wrong. I gave him back his money, vowing to never ever again do work on vehicles for income. Jump forward from 1962 to 1972, I took over an ARCO Service Station! BIG mistake!. Frank
     
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    Perhaps the car was a lemon!
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    It's my opinion @Frank Sanoica and I can make that statement as such. No one has to agree with me but it is my opinion and I have a right to speak it. :)
     
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    @Babs Hunt
    Of course you do! We speak out because we live here, where we can do so. In some places speaking out against the government in any way has very dire consequence.
    Frank
     
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    Love that viewpoint there, @BabsHunt!!!!!
     
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    Excuse me, but isn't Quicklime the stuff I've heard of on t.v. that individuals use to dispose of their murder victims by dissolving them? :eek:
     
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    @Janice Martin
    Yes, indeed! As a kid, all those Czechs around, I learned the term "Vapno Zher", which means, "Lime Eats". Quicklime, or Calcium Oxide, CaO, is water-free lime. It attacks viciously anything containing water, creating much heat, as it becomes Calcium Hydroxide, the "hyd" meaning water-containing. In reality, Quicklime will not dissolve away an entire human body, just those parts containing water, even though the body is somerthing like 90% water. Bones are difficult to dispose of. In John Ross' pioneering novel, "Unintended Consequences", those bodies requiring disposal were fed to Dale Price's hogs. Hogs can and will eat an entire human body, bones and all, with the exception of the skull, which they cannot get a good grasp around.

    Lime is a very highly basic, or alkaline material. Another example even more reactive is the oxide of Sodium, Sodium Hydroxide, commonly called Lye. Lye is one of the few common chemicals which will dissolve hair, which, guess what? Hair is the chief material blocking our drains when they refuse to work. Drano, the common trademarked drain cleaner, is composed of Sodium Hydroxide, Lye. A very important Nuclear Scientist's mother committed suicide, dying an agonizing death, after swallowing Lye. I cannot recall his name. Of more major interest, Lye is used in the making of soap, as well as hominy, which is corn treated with Lye. It's very poisonous qualities dissapear rapidly as it reacts with acidic materials. My Grandma used Lye to make homemade soap!
    Frank
     
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