Why the Arctic Apple Means You’ll Be Seeing More GMOs at the Grocery Store

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How an apple that doesn’t turn brown may affect grocery store offerings…

The first version of the Arctic Apple, a genetically modified Golden Delicious, is headed for test markets in the Midwest in February, according to the company that produced it. It is the first genetically engineered apple, altered so that when it is cut, it doesn’t turn brown from oxidation.

The Arctic Apple is one of the first foods often termed a “genetically modified organism” (GMO) to be marketed at consumers, not at farmers. And it’s a sign of how the science of genetic engineering is evolving.

Read on at Harvest Public Media.

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