Arctic® Apples help show fruits’ true quality

We have heard some people wonder, “since Arctic® apples are nonbrowning, won’t that mean older and lower quality fruit can look better than it really is?” The answer is that not only will Arctic® apples rot just like other apples, they also don’t show superficial damage which makes it much easier to tell when an apple really has gone bad. As discussed before, we have silenced the gene sequence that controls the production of polyphenol oxidase (PPO), which initiates enzymatic browning in apples. Enzymatic browning (a.k.a. primary browning) occurs when an apple’s cells are damaged, such as through cutting, bruising or
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Ag-West Bio: Arctic® apples reduce food waste, offer market options

We are very pleased to share a recent article by the President & CEO of Ag-West Bio, Dr. Wilf Keller, titled “Okanagan Specialty Fruits technology reduces food waste, offers market options”. Ag-West Bio is a not-for-profit, member-based organization that aims to act as a catalyst for Saskatchewan’s bioeconomy and grow the province’s life science sector. Their President, Dr Wilf Keller, has a doctoral degree with specialization in Crop Science and is a well-regarded expert in the field of biotechnology.   We encourage you to click here to view this article in full on Ag-West Bio’s official website, and hope you
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Economic, environmental benefits of crop biotechnology are clear

According to a comprehensive new study, global farm income gains from crop biotechnology increased $78.4 billion from 1996-2010, and this trend will continue. Sounds pretty nice, but who is really benefitting? Well, this study demonstrates that the majority of 2010 farm income gains went to farmers in developing countries, 90% of which are small, resource poor farms. The benefits don’t stop at increasing profits for hardworking, low-income farmers, though. Other findings of the study show that over the fifteen years studied, crop biotechnology reduced pesticide usage by 438 million kilograms. In 2010 alone, biotech crops were responsible for greenhouse gas
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