Okanagan takes bite out of plan for genetically modified apple

On June 7, 2012, Allan Patton convinced his colleagues on the board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to adopt a motion to register its disapproval of the Arctic Apple, a genetically modified apple that carries the risk of cross-pollination of traditional varieties and puts the entire Okanagan fruit industry in jeopardyThe RDOS board unanimously approved a motion that calls for it to investigate a GMO-free zone for the area and request that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency reject the Arctic Apple application.  Read more at Penticton Western News.