Food for Thought: Apples, Oranges & GMOs

February 16th, 2015, in Living ToxicFree®

“It’s like comparing apples to oranges.” You’ve heard the saying—logic tells us that comparing the two fruits is impractical and often a silly initiative. But, apples and oranges may have more in common now than both being fruits.

The food industry is playing around with the genetic makeup of both apples and oranges. In a ploy to catch consumers' eyes, some oranges have been injected with artificial food dye to enhance their coloring. And, apples are up next on the cutting board.

A new 'line’ of genetically modified apples just received the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "ok" to move forward with commercial planting. These apples are modified versions of Delicious and Granny Smith apples. They have been genetically modified with genes that stop the apple from "browning" when sliced. 

According to the Environmental Working Group, polls show that more than 90 percent of American consumers want to know more about the food they are eating and favor GMO labeling. Around the world, 64 countries currently have this right and U.S citizens deserve the same.

If you'd prefer an apple that's untouched by the biotech industry, then buy organic. Personally, I prefer apples that haven't received cosmetic surgery!