Worldcrunch released an article today highlighting the connections between genetically modified food crops like the non-browning Arctic Apple and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), “the proposed free trade agreement that could be the most far-reaching in history.”
(The Arctic Apples) are also the first genetically modified apple of the Granny Smith variety nearly ready for release, and its flesh is as white as the eternal ice of the Arctic.
Is this a dream come true, or our worst nightmare? To consumers within the European Union, it is a horrifying thought, just as much as is the importing of meat from animals whose growth has been amplified through the use of hormones. Both of these types of products are widely prohibited within the EU. According to the responsible European authorities, it is unclear what could be the consequences to human health after consuming these products. Further reasons include the possibly detrimental consequences to the environment. But in the U.S. genetically modified food and hormone-treated meat are mass-produced products and American producers want to now sell these items in Europe, with the help of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the proposed free trade agreement that could be the most far-reaching in history.
Read the full article: GMO Arctic Apples, Only The TTIP Of The Iceberg at Worldcrunch