Apples With Altered Genes Approved by USDA

Apples With Altered Genes Approved by USDA

Apples with altered genes were approved by the USDA for sale in the United States. The department’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service stated that the decision was due to the fact that the fruit will most likely not be a risk to other vegetation in the form of fungi, bacteria or other dangers. The fruit […]

U.S. Approved Nonbrowning Apples

U.S. Approved Nonbrowning Apples

Apple lovers know that a sliced piece left out too long will start to turn brown. But, that experience may go the way of seeds in watermelon – something that still exists but is no longer the norm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved sale of genetically engineered nonbrowning apples today, but it will take […]

Apples Coated in Caramel Linked to Listeria Deaths

Apples Coated in Caramel Linked to Listeria Deaths

Consumers are being warned by health officials, to avoid caramel coated apples after the sweet treats were linked to deaths of at least four people after a deadly Listeria outbreak. U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officers reported that the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause life-threatening illness, has infected as many as […]