People are funny where food is concerned. We want what we eat to be as natural and pure as possible. We're increasingly concerned about where our food comes from.
Take apples, for instance. They're tasty, nutritious, lovely to bite into when they're crisp and juicy.
But if you like your apple sliced up, it doesn't take long for the pieces to start turning brown. Perfectly natural, if unsightly. However it's not something you want on your party fruit plate.
A grower in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley wants to remedy the problem with a variety of apple genetically modified not to turn brown, dubbed the Arctic.
The Arctic apple's proponents say it'll be more appetizing to kids and result in fewer half-eaten apples being thrown away.
That's run Neal Carter afoul of his fellow orchardists in the B.C. Fruit Growers' Association, which worries that Arctic apples could hurt the market, the Globe and Mail reported.
"These will drive the prices of other apples down," association presidentRead More »from Fruit growers take a bite out of proposed genetically modified ‘Arctic’ apple