03 Mar '17, 5pm

Will non-browning apple slices change minds about #GMOs? via @TreeHugger #environment

Supporters think the Arctic Apple will be a game changer - the first GMO to be marketed directly to consumers as convenience food. 2017 promises to be a fruitful year for Okanagan Specialty Fruits, a Canadian company that has spent the last two decades developing a non-browning apple, together with biotech firm Intrexon. The Arctic Apple , as it’s called, had its first commercial harvest this past fall and will finally reach stores this week, starting at ten trial supermarkets in the Midwestern U.S. The apple has also been approved for sale in Canada. The Arctic Apple is a genetically modified organism (GMO) that is hailed by supporters as a turning point in the controversy over whether or not GMOs are safe. As the Washington Post points out, up until now GMOs have been mainly defended as a way to protect crops and improve crop yields for farmers – a world that feels far r...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/will-non-browning-ap...

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