Hoping for another great year

Last year was an exciting and eventful one for OSF, and the local media has taken notice as well! The Penticton Herald ran a piece earlier this month, “Summerland business hoping for another great year”, highlighting some of our key achievements from 2012 and what’s in store for this year. Chief among those highlights was the Gold Leaf Award presented to our company for “significant contributions to the development of Canada’s biotech industry.” The article was written by Susan McIver, who has a keen interest in agriculture as well as a strong background in science. She was a professor in
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Blogger Betsie Estes: OSF offers transparency, consumer benefits

Betsie Estes, in her own words, is a “Mom, wife, 9-5’er, blogger, Field Mom (@FieldMomBetsie), maid, chef and chauffer.” Over at her blog, Super Suburbs, she shares her thoughts on anything and everything – including agriculture and biotech foods. Last month, she got the chance to see a presentation from OSF president Neal Carter at BIO 2013, and today she shares her thoughts on our company and nonbrowning Arctic® apples: I have been fortunate enough to have some very enlightening experiences over the past few years, from touring farms to talking to scientists, and along the way I am learning
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A rational discussion of apples and pesticides

Pesticides are a bit of a dirty word in some circles, but do consumers actually have anything to fear from pesticide residues in their apples? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts apples right at the top of their 2013 “Dirty Dozen List” as the most “contaminated” fruit. For the average consumer this can be scary, as it sure seems like a good idea to lower your pesticide intake, right? The truth is you’ve got absolutely nothing to worry about! Consider this: the average adult could consume well over 500 apples a day, and those apples could have the highest pesticide
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Recapping OSF at BIO 2013

Last week, the Biotechnology Industry Organization had their annual BIO 2013 convention in Chicago. Our president Neal Carter was in attendance, but he did much more than just “attend”! Neal was one of six panelists at the April 23rd “media breakfast” where panelists were asked many great questions about public opinion, biotech labeling, industry transparency and much more. Plus, he got to meet a major VIP in biotech media/education – Frank N. Foode (pictured)! Later that day, Neal delivered a presentation titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Small Companies in AgBiotech: Collaborating and Competing with the Majors”. He discussed the unique
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