Bringing reason to the biotechnology debate

We are pleased to have the opportunity to share an article (reproduced in full below) from a past issue of “The World Apple Report” by Dr. Desmond O’Rourke, founder and CEO of Belrose, Inc. Dr. O’Rourke’s company specializes in world apple market analysis, and if you would like to learn more about him, Belrose Inc. and “The World Apple Report” please visit their website, and to go directly to the original article, click here. First GMO Apple Stirs Emotions Okanagan Specialty Fruits of Summerland, British Columbia, has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve a genetically modified apple, named
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The future is bright for antioxidants

Almost everyone who goes grocery shopping has seen a slew of antioxidant products spring up on the shelves over the past few years. Ten years ago, most people had never even heard of an “antioxidant”, but according to a recent report, “29 percent of U.S. adults are seeking out high-antioxidant groceries”. What’s more, this number is expected to climb even higher over the next ten years, as consumers gain further knowledge of the numerous potential health benefits of antioxidants, such as anti-cancer and immunity-boosting properties. While plenty of cereals, breads, nutritional supplements and even beauty care products now emphasize antioxidant
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Consumer feedback: The world is ready for Arctic® apples

Readers: As the newest member of Okanagan Specialty Fruits, I want to briefly introduce myself, as you’ll likely be hearing a lot from me going forward. My name is Joel, and I’m proud to join the team in a marketing and communications capacity. My roots in the apple industry are deep as I grew up in Summerland, and even worked on the Carter’s orchard while in high school and university. I’m very happy to be renewing that connection and look forward to keeping you up to date on the latest from OSF and Arctic® apples. According to AcuPOLL Research Inc. CEO
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