Dear MoveOn member,
I’m Peter Stocker of the organization Friends of the Earth, and I started a petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which says:
The USDA is poised to approve the first genetically engineered apple. If approved, these “Arctic Apples” could end up everywhere from school lunches to grocery stores, posing risks to our health and our environment.
Like other GMOs, it won’t be labeled and will not have undergone independent safety testing—regulators will rely on the company’s sole assessment that the apple is safe for human consumption.
Worse yet, this GMO apple was genetically engineered via a new, virtually untested experimental technique called RNA interference, which many scientists are concerned may have negative, unintended impacts on human health and the environment.
We need your help today. Tell the USDA to say no to GMO apples.