Non-browning Arctic Apple gets chilly reception from B.C. fruit growers  


The Arctic Apple, a GMO Fruit that has a trait
preventing the fruit from browning when cut.
Okanagan Specialty Fruit photo
VANCOUVER— Globe and Mail Update

Neal Carter was recently at a party in which cut-up apples were served. The problem? The apples sat out for too long and turned brown.
The orchardist and president of Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. has proposed a solution to this dilemma.
The Summerland-based company has filed an application with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that could see the introduction of genetically modified apples that don’t turn brown.

It will be months, if not years, before a decision on the so-called Arctic Apples is made. However, the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association is already voicing its concern that the genetically modified apples will hurt the market.