Orange Petunias Are GMO Per Finnish Food Safety Authority Report

By Catherine J. Frompovich

One of the staple flowering annuals of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, petunias, has been confirmed to be genetically modified (GMO) in Europe.  The ORANGE-color petunia, according to Finnish reports, is GMO.  Petunias came in various naturally-occurring colors, but never ORANGE!

According to Greenhouse Management news, the USDA has launched an investigation into orange-color petunias [1].  These are the varieties of orange-color petunias that probably have been GMO:

  • Pegasus Orange Morn
  • Pegasus Orange
  • Pegasus Table Orange
  • Potunia Plus Papaya
  • Go!Tunia Orange
  • Bonnie Orange – known as Starlet Orange in North America
  • African Sunset
  • Sanguna Patio Salmon
  • Sanguna Salmon
  • Trilogy Red
  • Trilogy Deep Purple
  • Trilogy Formula Mix
  • Trilogy Liberty Mix
  • Ray Salmon
  • Perfectunia Orange
  • Perfectunia Mandarin
  • Confetti Garden Tangerine Tango
  • Confetti Garden Twist
  • KwikKombo Color My Sunset
  • KwikKombo Orange Twist

Interestingly, Greenhouse Management states that petunia breeders, who have been in contact with the USDA, advise everyone to destroy ALL orange-color petunia plants and SEEDS!

The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira issued a statement April 24, 2017 [2] wherein part it stated:

[Evira] decided to remove from sale seeds and planting stock of the ornamental plant petunia characterised by the orange colour of the flowers which has been produced by means of genetic engineering. Genetically modified varieties of petunia are not authorised for cultivation in the EU.

No matter how novel, attractive or even tempting-to-purchase orange-color petunias may be, if consumers refrain from purchasing them and also complain to retailers about selling unapproved GMO-plants that can have an impact upon the GMO-takeover of contaminating our food supply and more species [3] of the plant kingdom.

Whoever saw an orange petunia before 2017?  Why can’t they leave the natural world alone and stop messing with Mother Nature.

References:

[1] http://www.greenhousemag.com/article/orange-petunias-genetically-engineered-usda/
[2] https://www.evira.fi/en/plants/current-issues/2017/evira-removes-genetically-modified-orange-petunias-from-sale/
[3] http://www.kingdomplantae.net/species.php

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available.

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