An apple genetically engineered not to turn brown is putting the Agriculture Department and the apple industry on the spot. The department appears inclined to approve the so-called Arctic apple, designed by a small Canadian company. First, though, officials must confront some enduring public distaste for genetically modified foods. Pictured, a non-browning Arctic Granny.
An apple genetically engineered not to turn brown is putting the Agriculture Department and the apple industry on the spot. The department appears inclined to approve the so-called Arctic apple, designed by a small Canadian company. First, though, officials must confront some enduring public distaste for genetically modified foods. Pictured, a non-browning Arctic Granny. MCT
An apple genetically engineered not to turn brown is putting the Agriculture Department and the apple industry on the spot. The department appears inclined to approve the so-called Arctic apple, designed by a small Canadian company. First, though, officials must confront some enduring public distaste for genetically modified foods. Pictured, a non-browning Arctic Granny. MCT

Genetically altered ‘Arctic’ apples may be headed to market

January 03, 2014 6:16 PM