The Arctic apple, developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), will be available in U.S Midwest stores from 10th Feb. It is going to be the first time that genetically modified apples will be available in the produce section.
Neal Carter , OSF founder and president said,”We’ll learn from our American experience and we’ll bring that to Canada.”
Carter has been working on developing the Arctic apple since November 1996. The apples don’t turn brown because his team figured out how to silence the genes that produce the browning enzyme.
Health Canada and Department of Agriculture in the U.S.has approved it for sale here.