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“Schools are making progress in providing healthier meals, snacks, and beverages to students (thanks to a national law that CSPI helped pass). CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) also worked on a national policy to limit unhealthy food and beverage marketing in schools. Yet some junk food companies continue to market in schools: from scoreboards to fronts of vending machines, incentive programs (like Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! Program that rewards kids with pizza for reading), classroom materials, fundraisers, and the in-school television company Channel One.” – Center for Science in the Public Interest
TAKE ACTION: Help us find the GMO apples! Join the scavenger hunt, November 7 – December 1, to locate the stores selling GMO apples.
The ‘Arctic Apple’ was created for purely cosmetic purposes, that is, it was one of the first GMOs to been marketed directly to consumers rather than farmers. Promoted as an edible that will never brown, these apple slices are now making their way into grocery stores and fast food chains.
This man-made manipulation is completely unnecessary. If not only for the reason that fresh fruit is supposed to brown, but also because that is exactly how we know the food is old or rotten! Ultimately, this GMO Arctic Apple is risky because it was developed using a technology that many scientists worry might have “unintended, negative consequences—for our health, and the environment.” So why is a GMO apple that consumers don’t need or want flooding our stores??? To generate profits for companies like Intrexon.
The only way to show companies like Intrexon that we don’t want their GMO apples is to not buy them—and convince grocery stores to not sell them.
But first, we have to find them. This action is simple. Next time you shop, all you have to do is look around for packages of these sliced apples. Ask your grocery store manager if your store carries the packages of Arctic Apple or plans to carry them. Then let OCA know. Sign up here and we’ll send you instructions, talking points, etc. They’ll send you everything you need, including instructions for how to identify the Arctic Apple and what to say to your store manager.