View Full Version : USDA Moving to Deregulate Genetically Modified Plums

05-06-11, 03:24 PM
By Sara Novak
Wed Apr 27, 2011

Plums will be the second GM fruit introduced. The HoneySweet plum is modified to fend off the Plum pox, a damaging virus to the plum family, according to Organic Authority. A small dose of the virus is actually injected into the fruit so that the plum becomes resistant to the virus.

Organic Authority reported on how the plum planting will be controlled:

Read more: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/usda-moving-to-deregulate-genetically-modified-plums.html

05-06-11, 03:33 PM
I thought this was a great quote from the article:

"In September of 2004, citizen groups announced that tests of nearly 20,000 papaya seeds on the island of Hawaii revealed that half of the seeds were genetically modified. Eighty percent were taken from organic farms and were not supposed to be genetically modified," said Jeffrey Smith, author of the book Seeds of Deception. "This is a prime example why co-existence and/or buffer zones cannot work."

With winds and bees cross-contamination is inevitable-which is why GMO technology scares the hell of out me.