GMO Apples Ready for Market

Okanagan Specialty Fruits has received U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC) approvals to begin marketing their Artic ® brands of non-browning apples.

Expect non-browning apple slices in a market near you from their Artic ® Golden and Artic® Granny varieties. These apples will rot and can suffer from bacterial or fungal infections just like your locally grown natural apples. The GMO part was the removal of a naturally occurring enzyme which aids oxidative browning.

Not sure if this is intended for those folks who don’t know how to slice an apple, scared of sharp instruments, or just cause science is great and really smart people can’t resist toying with natural products.

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