\ May 06, 2016 /
Small and misshapen with yellowish skin and a speckling of brown, the golden delicious — sent to the Star via courier from western Canada — looks like any fruit you’d find at the farmer’s market.
It certainly doesn’t look like it cost millions to create.
“They’re not the prettiest looking apples this year — but it’s what happens inside that’s important,” says Neal Carter, president of Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), over the phone from Summerland, B.C.
“They don’t go brown or bruise.”
Sounds like a metaphor.
But Carter isn’t being literary or coy. This fruit, created by OSF, a tiny, Canadian company, is the world’s first genetically engineered, non-browning apple.
Whether sliced or slammed with force against a table, its flesh remains “pristine” white and blemish free.
Recently approved for consumption in the U.S. and Canada, it could revolutionize the apple industry, Carter says. “Take it to new heights.”
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