Appalled by those Arctic apples
Re: (‘Learn more about non-browning Arctic apple,’ Sept. 20):
This article is scary.
It sidesteps the fact these apples are genetically modified, which is not healthy.
The article implies that, because the apple will not brown, it is of a higher quality. This is not true.
It simply doesn’t show how old it is — and that’s really comforting, don’t you agree?
The article implies there is no danger of cross-pollination with other organic trees because bees are the pollinator.
However, bees are not limited to their hive area; there are wild bees that have no specific base.
As well, swarming, a normal bee behaviour, is unpredictable with respect to timing and eventual relocation of hives.
Bees are amazing creatures and so valuable to the pollination of plants, but they cannot be regulated to stay in any particular area.
I am appalled by the way this article glazes over the issue with these apples.
The first line says it all — “Do we really need an apple that doesn’t brown?”
The answer is a clear “No!”
It concerns me that these apple producers are allowed to continue with this plan without any input from the public.
Genetically modified foods are not healthy — and that’s the bottom line.
Why are they allowed to be produced and marketed as being “better for us”?