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Genetically engineered apples that won't turn brown stir up controversy

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits has created a genetically modified apple that doesn't turn brown when sliced or bruised, but is facing opposition from many within the apple industry, The New York Times reports.

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits has created a genetically modified apple that doesn't turn brown when sliced or bruised, but is facing opposition from many within the apple industry, The New York Times reports. Although the practice of genetic modification is commonplace in processed foods, the apple in question — known as the Arctic Apple — would be one of the first genetically modified fruits to make its way to consumers if it receives approval. The company aims to increase overall apple sales by making the fruit more attractive to retailers and consumers alike, but the US Apple Association worries that it will mar the public's image of the apple as a healthy and natural food. For more on the controversy, take a look at the full article at the source link below.