Future Of Genetically Modified Food May Lie In New Apple

Would you buy a genetically modified apple that resists browning for weeks rather than only a few minutes after being sliced? The answer may come before the next Arctic apple begins to discolor.

Apples turn brown when their flesh is exposed to a certain enzyme, such as when the skin is broken or bruised. Okanagan reduced that enzyme and claims the sliced apples can last up to three weeks without oxidizing. While the company acknowledges there’s nothing “wrong” with browning, browned fruit is more likely to be thrown away, especially by children, according to the company.

To Jenkins, the Arctic apple experiment is more about putting a positive spin on GMOs. He said companies genetically altering food are battling a perception by a large chunk of the population that GMOs are bad for some unclear reason. If the public turns against GMOs, Jenkins said not only would that mark the end of genetically modified fruits and vegetables, but “anything” made with GMOs – “all fast food, all processed food, all soda pop, all everything.” It’s the producers’ hope, Jenkins said, that a GMO product can be developed and widely accepted.

“If they can say, ‘Look, everybody loves the Arctic apple. See, GMOs aren’t that bad,’ then suddenly everyone will be talking about GMOs in a different kind of way and nobody will resist them,” he said. “Nobody will be demanding labels for them, and it will be a PR bonanza.”

According to Okanagan’s website, the first two varieties of Arctic apples will be the Arctic Granny and the Arctic Golden. Fuji is next in line with others to follow.

Wisconsin Public Radio

Drunk? Here are 2 Natural Ingredients that can Cleanse Your Liver!

Are you someone who indulges in drinking alcohol on a regular basis? If yes, then your liver could be filled with toxins and you may need a natural remedy to help cleanse your liver!

Here is a natural remedy that can cleanse your liver exceptionally. Learn how to make it, as mentioned below.

Ingredients Required:
Raisins – 3 tablespoons
Water – 2 cups

Steps:
Add 3 tablespoons of raisins and 2 cups of water to a pan, boil the mixture.
Now, leave this mixture to cool off overnight.
In the morning, separate the raisins from the water, re-heat the water and drink it on an empty stomach.

This natural remedy to cleanse your liver works great, especially if you are someone who drinks alcohol on a regular basis. However, for this remedy to work, you must quit or cut down on your alcohol consumption.

As raisins are rich in vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, they are extremely effective in cleansing your liver and repairing the damage that is done to the tissues by the ill-effects of alcohol.

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