Non-browning GMO apples and potatoes | | Philippine News

Since we do not grow apples and not much potatoes and both are minor items in our diets, what are our interests in non-browning genetically modified (GMO) apples and potatoes?

Not much really, directly, except for the implications of their commercial release with the debate on the relevance of genetically modified crops to our economy. Recall that last year the Supreme Court (SC) banned further field trials of GMO Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant and required government to craft clearer regulations to guarantee the Filipinos’ right to healthful and balance ecology under the Writ of Kalikasan.

New non-browning apples and potatoes are cisgenic — no alien genes were transferred but the expression of some native genes have been modified through a technique called gene silencing.

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