Podcast: Discussing Arctic® apples with Neal Carter

This past July, Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ president, Neal Carter participated in a podcast series from the Ayn Rand Center’s “Voices for Reason” blog. We’re pleased to share the news that the full audio recording is now freely available! Neal is interviewed by Dr. Amanda Maxham, and he explains the science behind our nonbrowning Arctic® apples, highlighting how and why they were developed. Many other tough topics are also tackled, including the challenges a small, 7-employee company like ours confronts with an extremely rigorous regulatory system and a proliferation of misinformation on agricultural biotechnology. We think you’ll agree that Neal does not
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Ag-West Bio Company Profile: Okanagan Specialty Fruits

Because our company’s main lab is located in Saskatchewan, we are very fortunate to be members of Ag-West Bio, an organization that specializes in developing the life sciences industry in the province. Ag-West Bio is a not-for-profit, member-based organization that helps foster connections and education, especially through events like Canada’s National Biotechnology Week, which successfully concluded last month. Ag-West Bio recently released their Annual Report, which is publicly available right here, and they featured Okanagan Specialty Fruits in one of two company profiles (pages 14 & 15). The profile, titled “Science interacts with social media”, explores the science behind our
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Washington’s Food Fight: The Debate Over GMO Labels

The labeling debate for biotech foods is heating up, and nowhere more so than in Washington State, where consumers will soon be voting on Initiative 522, which would make GMO labels mandatory. TVW, Washington’s public affairs network, aired a documentary examining the issue yesterday. They interviewed a number of consumers, stakeholders and farmers on both sides of the debate, including our own president Neal Carter (particularly 33-39mins into the video). The hour long film is publicly available online, free of cost, on their website and directly below. Additionally, we encourage you to read more about our position on labeling, and
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