The Okanagan company behind the innovative Arctic Apple which prevents browning wants to put to rest any notions about their latest product being designated unsafe.
In fact, they say the apples they’re developing are just the beginning.
Speaking on the Sean Leslie Show on CKNW, Neal Carter with Okanagan Specialty Fruit says their Arctic brand apples do not use chemicals to keep from browning.
Instead, they turn off a certain gene in the fruit to stop them from looking lacklustre.
Carter says the company is looking forward to doing the same for all kinds of apples.
“We could do this to any apple variety, so, “Arctic Granny” is a Granny Smith made non-browning, and “Arctic Golden” is a Golden Delicious made non-browning. We have a Gala and a Fuji that are coming down the pipe, as well.”
Anti-GMO groups are concerned the brand’s apples are not safe to eat.
Health Canada has given the company the go-ahead to sell them.