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We all like innovation that helps to alleviate waste, there's no doubt about that. But we start to get a little twitchy when science messes with our food too much. Remember how stressed out people were about the stuff that made ketchup fly out of the...

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Fran F (118)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:19 pm
Voted NO!

Jason S (50)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:22 pm

Daria Wells (30)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:28 pm
NO. I've already given up all corn except for the stuff grown in my garden from my own seeds. I've given up all soy. Don't make me quit apples too!

Elaine B (21)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:30 pm

Bianca D (87)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:45 pm
Sooooo voted no!

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 10:23 pm

Susanne R (235)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 10:37 pm
I don't trust genetically modified foods!

Esther Z (94)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 10:41 pm
No way...leave nature alone!

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:01 pm
So that's what it is. Yikes!

I got a bag of apples from the store. The outside of the apples seemed strange to me. I kept most of them. Somehow, I just didn't want to eat them. And they didn't get any older or softer or??? finally, I just threw them away.

Seems "they" are determined to handle the problem of over population.

"Ain't they?"
There ain't gonna be
any "they"
if they keep this up.

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:03 pm
Maybe we better find a way to give up food?

We may be compared to the poor mice who are seduced by the smell of apples, "poisoned apples".

Or, did Snow White's witch sell her recipe for much "moola"?

Is she in congress?

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:09 pm
Quick Poll

What do you think? Do we need an apple that never browns?

Browning is safe. Non-browning is not apple.

No -- leave my apple's genetics alone!

Get the FraCK away from my food!


Maybe -- I can see the potential benefit.

"Tell me, how long have you been having these suicidal urges?"
"Dan, this ones suicidal. Call the police. She needs to go to the hospital -- like now!"


Yes, please -- this is just the innovation I've been waiting for.


Helen Porter (39)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:14 pm
OOPS! missed one

Yes, please -- this is just the innovation I've been waiting for.

"911? I got her on the other line. Trace the call and get out there.
She'll be a goner in five."


wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:14 pm
current methods of GM ae as dubtle as repairing a watch with a hammer.
make that a 20p hammer.

So, the only use I would have for such FrankenApples is ram them up the ... of the producers

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:16 pm
err; read "are as subtle" ...
and you don't have to take MY word for it;
right from the horse's mouth, from a patent-application by MONSANTO(!!!) : " Possibilities to improve a plant by some genetic modification are slim... The effects a specific gene will have...are hardly predictable. Furthermore the success rate of genetic manipulations are low, can hardly be controlled... there's other unwanted effects... " (my amateur. transl. from German: Monsanto auf Deutsch - Die Seilschaften der Gentechnik


Helen Porter (39)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:17 pm
Hey, Nancy.

Thanks for the reminder.

Eat food at own risk.

Elle B (84)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:37 pm
Oh for crying out loud...NO. What ever happened to having some "sauce" [as my grandmother would say] and baked or simmered slices?

We bought some yams a few months ago. i thought we had cooked all of them but found four in the pantry a couple of months roots sprouted....nothing. We don't eat most of the wild edibles in the yard because of the chemicals the neighbors's like being in a "Twilight Zone" episode.

"Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work." ―Pliny the Elder, The Natural History, A.D. 77

"Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we." ― Michel Eyquem de Montaigne 2.28.1533 – S9.13.1592, French Renaissance

"If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature's way." ―Aristotle

“Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?” ― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

"A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule." ―Michael Pollan

"I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too-well-tended lawn." ―W.H. Hudson, The Book of a Naturalist, 1919

Thank-you for posting.

Carolyn P (98)
Friday July 20, 2012, 2:21 am
Absolutely, definitely, positively, NO!

Rock H (254)
Friday July 20, 2012, 3:29 am
Voted NO - don't mess with my apples! Thanks for posting Nancy!

Betsy M (40)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:15 am
If you can eat the whole apple at once, share!!! If thatś not possible, sprinkle a little spiced sugar and have it for desert or on pancakes for breakfast.

Carol H (229)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:33 am
noted and voted NO

Teresa Cowley (274)
Friday July 20, 2012, 6:10 am
No--leave my apple genetics alone!
Thanks Nancy.

Brittany D (28)
Friday July 20, 2012, 7:16 am
No, leave nature alone.

Craig Pittman (52)
Friday July 20, 2012, 7:27 am
Thanks Nancy. Noted and no. This is another good reason why I grow just about everything I eat.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 8:10 am
Some have ideas of food as plastic items with a taste. Let us have real food.

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Friday July 20, 2012, 8:50 am
Hell NO!!! God knows what they did to keep it from ageing...uuggggg!!!

Past Member (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 9:54 am
NO! It would be an even bigger waste than a REAL apple that turned brown, as not only would I NOT eat the poison apple, I wouldn't even compost it.

Sue H (7)
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:36 am
Until they can prove that we won't all be growing extra digits or dropping dead from a new cancer, NO.

Jeannette A (137)
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:53 am
Hack, wheeze, gag..... have to learn to live without eating.

Gloria p (304)
Friday July 20, 2012, 11:02 am
Voted no.
Flagged spam.

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday July 20, 2012, 2:33 pm
Why would I eat apples that neither oxidise nor digest? What a whacko idea!

Kate Kenner (215)
Friday July 20, 2012, 3:33 pm
It's called real food when they do that.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:53 pm
Nasty cardboard-tasting crap, just like their 'non-softening' tomatoes!

Past Member (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 5:44 pm
Voted no, along with 79.%5 of those who have voted.

Charlene B (4)
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:33 pm
Is this monsanto again?NO THANK YOU

P A (117)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:20 am
Utter idiocy! If it doesn't brown - how will you tell that it is too old to eat (should you be that foolish) - will it decompose in the ground or will it just sit there like so much chemical waste - yikes! Never. Ever. Ever.

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 2:08 am
76.12% say leave my apple's genetics alone. Great post Nancy.

Raiin Blue (72)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 2:21 am
Fake food makers, FDA, USDA, "authorities" that are sneakily signing all kinds of criminal/destructive mandates and "reforms'' in cohoots with the "health care" industries, Pseudo scientists, Eugenicists,UN. WTO, IMF, World bank, NATO well all the gang members of industrial military complex, pro Codex Alienmentaris lobby Bullshit take all your GM and S H O V E I T where the sun dont shine . :)

Ruth C (87)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 5:16 am

Anne P (174)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:33 am
76 percent against GMOs - hurrah! Thanks for posting, Nancy.

Herbert E (10)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:50 am
Definitely NO. What's wrong with apples turning brown after a few minutes ? They turned brown for centuries and nobody died from eating brown apples. Latest here in Europe - flat peaches. They are marketed as old, newly discovered. Will not touch them either. Regardless how they are promoted.

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 12:46 pm
Uh NO, leave my apples the hell alone, thank you! NO TO GMO!!!!!

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:08 pm
thx for the info!

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:08 pm
thx for the info!

Kenneth Davies (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:24 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:34 pm
Noted. It was still about 76% voting "no" by the time I got there. Added my "NO". Thanks, Nancy.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 10:46 pm
Always check the labels and NEVER buy GMO. Thanks Nancy.

Angel Campbell (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 6:36 am
Make a conscious choice and start buying organic food. You don't need a new smart phone or materialistic things. The media and society has brainwashed people into thinking we need things that we don't. Save your money and spend it on things that are important.

Mary T (178)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 7:56 pm
Voted NO.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 9:33 pm
Sounds okay.What harm could do lol

Phillipa W (199)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 5:05 am
what a horrible idea.

Lisa Neste (206)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 2:18 pm
Noted & voted no, thanks Nancy!

Sara Williams (8)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 9:12 pm
Definitely don't need it to be modified for appearance reasons. Good grief.
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