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The controversial case of GMO apples that won’t turn brown

09
Jan
2014

Sliced apples that never cease looking fresh: thats the promise from a Canadian company behind new apples that have been genetically engineered to retain their alluring color even after being cut open. But the apples, currently being evaluated for approval by the US Department of Agriculture, arent being lauded across the board. In a fascinating read, NPR outlines the process by which the apples are tweaked to curb whats called enzymatic browning, as well as the ferocious animosity displayed by some members of the public where the modified fruits are concerned. As is often the case with GMO products, scientific investigations have shown the apples to be just as safe as their conventional counterparts —  but that doesnt mean the dining public feels comfortable with the concept.

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