Canadians don’t want GM apples: Poll

In Canada, a developer is seeking approval to commercially grow GM apples, engineered not to brown after cutting.

 

Apple grower associations oppose release of GM apples however, and recently commissioned a poll to gauge where the wider community sits on the issue. The poll found that:

  • 69% of respondents are not in favour of the GM, non-browning apple
  • 91% think there should be mandatory labelling of GM foods
  • 71% think that certain foods should be free from GM
  • 76% did not think the Canadian government has provided sufficient information on the GM apple

The full results of the poll are available here.

The BC Fruit Growers Association’s press release announcing the results is available¬†here.

The online poll of 1,501 Canadians was conducted by Leger Marketing from June 26 to June 29, 2012.

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