marillen at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 6 06:01:04 EDT 2009
Grapples are not a product of genetic engineering. They are a product of good, old-fashioned chemistry. ;)
Hopefully the grape flavor doesn't come from coal tar, like it once did for many artificially grape-flavored products.
I do agree with you that the Grapple is disgusting.
They actually tout it as a healthy alternative to junk food. I just don't understand why a really good quality apple would need any additives to make it attractive.
If anyone wants to read more about this... thing, you can at their Website:
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>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Grapple
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>> It sounds really horrible! I wonder who's brainchild that was. I
>> remember tasting >one of the first GM tomatoes that was touted as
>> the future because it had this >really long shelf life. It tasted
>> like gasoline! I still don't understand what is >so wrong with our
>> natural produce that "they" keep wanting to mess with it.
>Does grafting and countless generations of selective breeding not
>count as "messing with it"? Most of the fruit trees we grow are not
>really "natural"... Transgenic technology is just another tool to
>introduce new characteristics to the plants.
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