Non-browning Biotech Apples will be Available in the U.S. Soon

Genetically engineered apples with non-browning characteristic will be available in the U.S. this fall. These apples, known as Arctic apples, will be available as bagged slices in about 400 stores in California.

Arctic apples will not have GMO label on its packaging, but a QR code will be present linked to a webpage that contains information on how the apples were made. The apples were developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits to help reduce unnecessary apple waste to superficial browning. 

Read the original article from MIT Technology Review. For more details about non-browning apples, visit the Arctic Apples website.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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