ARTICLE: GENE ALTERED APPLES AND POTATOES ARE SAFE, F.D.A. SAYS

CrossFit Wednesday 3/24/15:

Every 5 minutes, for 20 minutes (4 sets):

Rx:
Run 800 Meters
15 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups

Competition:
Run 600 Meters
15 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
or
Run 800 Meters
10 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups

Performance:
Run 600 Meters
10 Pull-Ups (Band OK)

Fitness:
Run 400 Meters
10-15 Ring Rows

ARTICLE:

The Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that genetically engineered nonbrowning apples and bruise-resistant potatoes were as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.

The apples and potatoes were recently approved for commercial planting by the Agriculture Department, which looks mainly at whether the crops would pose a threat to other plants. The F.D.A. review looks at food safety.

The so-called Arctic apples, developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, resist turning brown when sliced or bruised, which could cut wastage of fruit and make sliced apples more appealing.

The Innate potatoes, developed by the J. R. Simplot Company, resist bruising and also have been altered so that less of a potential cancer-causing chemical is produced when the potatoes are fried.

The F.D.A. rarely, if ever, issues news releases when it concludes a review of a genetically modified crop. It appears it did so this time because of the public attention paid to these two particular crops. Read More

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/21/business/gene-altered-apples-and-potatoes-are-safe-fda-says.html?ref=science