GMO Apples Will Hit U.S. Shelves Soon!

The first GMO non-browning apples will hit store shelves in the U.S. next month.

Arctic apples have been genetically modified to shut down genes that produce the PPO enzyme. This means they will age and brown at a slower rate, taking three weeks to fully oxidize.

While the USDA says Arctic apples are as harmless as their conventional counterparts. Growers and GMO opponents have raised concerns about the crop due to the technology being used to make them. The apples will be sold without any labelling pointing to their GMO status. That information will be available via website and you will need to scan a code on the packaging in order to access it.

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