Demystifying Arctic® apples

Readers: We are pleased to introduce you to a key member of OSF’s staff. Science team lead John Armstrong grew up spending summers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, and returned there to live and to work for OSF in 1999. He earned his doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Manitoba in 1993. When not applying his impressive credentials in the lab, John is an avid outdoorsman. This is his first appearance here, but not his last! – Julia I’m often asked why we chose a nonbrowning apple as our first project. In fact, the food science community began
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Arctic Apples to participate in updated USDA biotechnology review process that adds public comment opportunities

The U.S. public now has more opportunities to get involved in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) review of organisms produced through biotechnology, as reported in the Federal Register on March 6. OSF’s Arctic® apples will participate in this expanded process when the public comment process regarding our nonbrowning apples begins later this year. (This new process updates the process we described in this previous blog post.) Under this updated process, the public will now have two opportunities to provide input to APHIS, as its staff considers requests to deregulate organisms produced through biotechnology.
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