How comfortable are you eating foods that are genetically modified organisms?
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the first-ever approval of a genetically modified non-browning apple for sale in the U.S.
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The new fruit variety, called the Arctic apple, has been in development for over a decade. To educate consumers, the company explained how it changed the genes in the apple to stop it from turning brown once it's been cut.
"The science behind Arctic Apples’ is relatively simple – we just turned off the apple genes that cause browning, and we used apple genes to do that."
Now that the government has approved these apples for sale, we wondered how people feel about their food being tinkered with by scientists?
As you might expect, opinions on the safety of genetically modified foods vary between those in the scientific community and the average person: A recent survey from the Pew Research Center found that a majority of scientists consider genetically modified foods to be quite safe, while fewer than 40 percent of consumers are comfortable with the altered food.
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How do you feel about food with altered DNA? Would you eat one of these new genetically modified apples? Take our Blaze Poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.
(H/T: Zero Hedge)
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