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A Canadian biotechnology company has asked the U.S. to approve a genetically modified apple that won't brown soon after its sliced, saying the improvement could boost sales of apples for snacks, salads and other uses.
U.S. apple growers say it's too soon to know whether they'd be interested in the apple: They need to resolve questions about the apple's quality, the cost of planting and, most importantly, whether people would buy it.
As far as eating it there is no problem.
The problem is in if any of the modified genes can get transferred in nature to an organism which
can use that gene in a negative way. That is really the big unknown. Bacteria are known to pass
genes to each other which is a big part of all the antibiotic resistance going on now.
Most of the modifications in plants are directed to allow the plant to adapt to poor growing conditions
(drought etc.) or add amino acids to their composition to make them more nutritious.
If these genes got into weeds (for example) you may get some super weed which takes over
and becomes difficult to eradicate. Eating it will have no impact on you. You'll just digest it
and $h!t it out as usual.