Last week at the biotech conference SynBioBeta, I swiped one of Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ Arctic Apples and put it in my purse. The Arctic Apple is the first genetically engineered apple, modified so that when it is cut, it doesn’t turn an unappetizing shade of brown. When I got home, I sliced it up and stuck it in the fridge. A day later, it was still the same firm, crisp white. Five days later it was only starting to take on hints of brown. I checked the apple this morning, a week and a half after slicing it up, and it still looks fresher than most apples just an hour or two after being cut. I put some in my yogurt. Not bad. [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
The Arctic Apple is the first genetically engineered apple, modified so that when it is cut, it doesn’t turn an unappetizing shade of brown.
What’s remarkable is that the Arctic Apple is being marketed as a genetically engineered apple, to consumers.
Environmental groups like Friends of the Earth have steadily campaigned every step of the way against the Arctic Apple.
“The GMO Arctic Apple is full of risks,” the group wrote before the FDA’s approval.
But no company has championed its genetically engineered genes so publicly as Okanagan.
Opinion… * Man-Made
The age of the genetically engineered apple is upon us. #Trend