Okanagan takes bite out of plan for genetically modified apple

June 25, 2012

On June 7, 2012, Allan Patton convinced his colleagues on the board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to adopt a motion to register its disapproval of the Arctic Apple, a genetically modified apple that carries the risk of cross-pollination of traditional varieties and puts the entire Okanagan fruit industry in jeopardyThe RDOS board unanimously approved a motion that calls for it to investigate a GMO-free zone for the area and request that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency reject the Arctic Apple application.  Read more at Penticton Western News.