USDA approves GM apples developed in Canada

February 13, 2015 8:56 PM

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The USDA has deregulated two genetically modified apple varieties from British Columbia for propagation and sales in the United States.

But the company that developed the varieties, Okanagan Specialty Fruits of Summerland, B.C., may have a hard time finding growers interested in growing the apples in the U.S. because of public concern and opposition to genetically modified foods.

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