Competing for stomach space

Karl Haro von Mogel, the chair of Biofortified, recently shared a video of his interview with OSF president Neal Carter from BIO 2013 as well as some interesting thoughts on our nonbrowning Arctic® apples. One of the topics they discussed is the competition for stomach space apples have with junk food like candy bars or chips. Especially notable in the wake of Halloween, we see it’s often easier for consumers to grab bite-sized, packaged snacks rather than grabbing a whole apple. However, that could quickly change with the convenience and freshcut suitability of Arctic apples. You can watch the full
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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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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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Okanagan Specialty Fruits Announced as Gold Leaf Award Winner

Summerland, B.C., Canada – In an April 5 release, BIOTECanada has announced that Okanagan Specialty Fruits® (OSF) has been named the winner of this year’s Gold Leaf Award in the category of Early Stage Agriculture. The Gold Leaf Awards are presented by Canada’s national biotechnology industry organization, BIOTECanada, to companies and individuals “that have made significant contributions to the development of Canada’s biotech industry.” The category of Early Stage Agriculture is for companies who have products in the pre-commercialized stage and are recognized for their potential market impact. According to BIOTECanada, the winner “will have distinguished themselves from their peers
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