Arctic apples’ innovation born of a real need

Two of the questions I’m asked the most are why I formed Okanagan Specialty Fruits, and why I chose a nonbrowning apple as our first project. The answers to those questions converge. So how does an apple grower get interested in biotechnology? First, apple growing can be a tough business; apples and apple trees are threatened by numerous pests and diseases. For example, on my farm in British Columbia, we constantly battle insects such as aphids, and diseases such as apple scab and mildew. I believe that biotechnology can help growers like me better protect our trees and fruit, with
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