Apple posts prop up Arctics

Over the past week, we’ve been lucky enough to have our nonbrowning Arctic® apples covered by two excellent bloggers with perfectly suited expertise – farming & science. The Farmer’s Daughter knows her stuff when it comes to agriculture – as you can gather from her pseudonym, it runs in the family! After previously providing a strong overview of Arctic® apples, she’s now concluded her two-part series on Arctic® apples by sharing her interview with OSF president Neal Carter. She asked Neal a number of insightful questions on topics such as what motivated him to develop nonbrowning apples, how rigorous the
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Top five Arctic® apple myths

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about Arctic® apples, but as you probably already know, they’re actually just the same as their conventional counterparts until you bite, slice or bruise the fruit. Still, we want to ensure anyone wanting to know why they’re just as safe and healthful can readily find out. So, we’ve compiled the five most common myths about Arctic® apples, and why they don’t stand up to scrutiny: 1) Arctic® apples present a cross-pollination risk: We’re growers ourselves and have no intention of harming our neighbors. That’s why we’ve collected a massive amount of data proving cross-pollination
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MIT Technology Review: “Buy Fresh, Buy GMO”

The January/February 2014 edition of “MIT Technology Review” certainly had an attention grabbing headline on the cover: “Buy Fresh, Buy GMO”! In general, media coverage of biotech crops too often focuses on emotional appeals and controversy, presenting little in the way of evidence or education. So, it’s phenomenal to see MIT take a firm stand on what the evidence shows – the world needs ag-biotech! Many readers were particularly pleased that a major publication like “MIT Technology Review” had enough conviction to make such a bold article their cover-story, and the quality of the article certainly backs it up. As
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Arctic polarization: saving the elusive middle ground

Agricultural biotechnology is one of the most polarizing topics in the news today, and both supporters and opponents often dig in their heels as much as they do over political and religious affiliations. One of the big differences is that, while political and religious ideology is subjective, biotech foods can be tested and evidence can be quantified. That’s not to say the results and meaning behind them shouldn’t be debated, but there should be much more room in the middle ground with ag-biotech because there is a great deal of hard evidence (nearly 2,000 peer-reviewed studies, many independently funded, over
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