Meet OSF Founders Neal and Louisa Carter

What does a biotechnology innovator look like, exactly? In the case of our company, he looks like, well, an apple grower. Pictured: OSF Founders Louisa and Neal CarterOkanagan Specialty Fruits was founded by apple and cherry growers Neal and Louisa Carter in 1996. They grow and pack their fruit in Canada’s beautiful Okanagan Valley. Spend some time talking to Neal, and it becomes very clear that he has a broad worldview gained while working as a bioresource engineer. For nearly 30 years he has worked with numerous crops around the globe, ranging from maize to mango, from growing to harvesting,
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You’ll be able to enjoy Arctic® apples with confidence

We invite you to enjoy Arctic® apples with great confidence (when they do arrive at market). By then, Arctic® apples will be one of the most studied foods of all time. And we are planning to label Arctic® apples for added consumer transparency. No overnight success Arctic® apples have been in development since 1997, when our science team began searching for a genetic solution to apples’ enzymatic browning problem. Our test orchards were planted in 2003 to 2005, allowing plenty of time to observe and evaluate both the trees and their fruit. By the time Arctic® apples arrive at market, they
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Growing Arctic® apples is cutting-edge work

Okanagan Specialty Fruits is currently awaiting U.S. government approval to begin growing and selling Arctic® apples. In preparation, we are seeking cutting-edge growers and other business partners who share our vision of the clear possibilities of nonbrowning Arctic apples. Meet grower and Okanagan Specialty Fruits founder Neal Carter Neal Carter, an apple grower himself, founded Okanagan Specialty Fruits in 1996 with a vision: Marry the best of science and nature to revitalize consumers’ interest in apples and other tree fruits, to benefit both consumers and producers. Here, he talks about that vision in more detail.       Arctic apple videos Introduction What motivated a grower to found Okanagan
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Eat more apples with Arctic®

We all know we need to eat more fruits and veggies for our better health – and apples are both nutritious and delicious. You can add more apples to your diet easily with Arctic® apples, perfect for your busy lifestyle. Convenient and healthy – the perfect combo! Whole apples are already highly portable, so nonbrowning Arctic® apples are super-portable. You will notice: In the car: Arctic apples won’t mind when you dash off on errands between bites. At the office: Go ahead and take that phone call, Arctic apples will wait patiently. At school: Arctic apples can handle a little
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