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October 25, 1989 (vol. 100, iss. 36) • Page Image 2

… exercise of their human rights. Alar ban may cause dearth of certain apple varieties YAKIMA, Wash. - Consumers soon may find Macintosh computers easier to buy than red McIntosh apples, thanks to the chemical…

… scare that led growers to stop using the growth-regulator Alar. Consumers will have to learn not to judge an apple by its color, industry experts say, because without Alar it will be difficult to achieve…

… the ripe reds of the past. This is the first year that Alar, labeled a possible carcinogen by a consumer group in February, was not widely used on the nation's apple crop. Michigan supplies about 7…

… percent of the nation's apples, and growers there aren't expecting much effect from the loss of Alar because they haven't used it in recent years. The situation is more troubling for Washington growers…

…, particularly in warm areas like the Columbia River basin. Alar was needed keep apples on the trees longer in order to develop a deeper red color. Flint ordinance requires registration of weapons FLINT…

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