Putting the tech in biotech

By now you may be quite familiar with the nonbrowning trait in Arctic® apples, and hopefully have had the chance to taste the orchard-freshness of our apples for yourself. The biotechnology behind our apples benefits the entire supply chain and helps ensure fewer apples are wasted and more apples get tasted. What you may not realize, however, is the technology that goes into growing Arctic apples. Okanagan Specialty Fruits® is a vertically integrated company. As proud as we are of the science behind our apples, we are equally proud of our state-of-the-art orchards and the care that goes into growing
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We’re Growing: Bookkeeper

MISSION STATEMENT Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication, and innovative science. Position:         Bookkeeper Location:        Summerland Reports to:     Director of Finance, Accounting and Administration Status:            Full-time   Job Description Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) is a dynamic agriculture biotechnology company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that specializes in the development and market introduction of novel tree fruit varieties. This position is responsible for supporting the accounting department within the OSF spectrum of operations to support OSF’s constantly expanding range of activities, including
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We’re Growing: Stakeholder and Industry Relations Specialist

 Position:         Stakeholder and Industry Relations Specialist   Location:        TBD   Reports to:     Manager, Industry Relations and Education   Status:            Full-Time     MISSION STATEMENT Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication, and innovative science. Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (www.okspecialtyfruits.com) is a dynamic agriculture biotechnology company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that specializes in the development and market introduction of novel tree fruit varieties. This position supports our constantly expanding range of activities, including the commercialization of our nonbrowning Arctic® apple varieties (www.arcticapples.com) in both the US
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5 Ways Biotech Can Help Our Food Future

Our climate is changing, our world is more populated every year, and there’s growing talk of global food insecurity. With science technology, it seems anything and everything is possible. Even for our food future? Maybe biotech foods can help. Changing Climate = pests, disease, weather A changing climate brings new challenges to farmers. Where biotech works is through breeding a better potato that’s resistant to blight in Ireland, corn that can better withstand water shortages, or growing drought resistant soybeans that get genetic help from drought-friendly sunflowers. Deep Dive: a multi-scientist authored paper on Genetically Modified Food: Its uses, Future
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