New GMO Apple Won’t Brown

A Canadian company has just released a genetically modified apple that won’t brown when sliced. The report says that the apples were genetically modified so that the enzymes in the apple that cause it to brown were “essentially switched off.”

They’ll be sold in a few different varieties (Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden) and packaged as pre-sliced pieces in clear pouches to show off the no-browning. They will not, however, be labeled as “GMO,” but instead will have a little barcode label that you would scan with your phone to get the information. The apples are FDA approved, but not on sale in the US yet (although the company does own orchards in Washington). 10 yet unnamed Canadian stores will receive the first apples in a “test run” of 500 40-pound boxes.

Would you be ok with eating these?


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