BC Fruit Grower Perspective: Public Opinion of Ag. Biotech

Following up on entries covering cross-pollination and the value Arctic apples can provide the apple industry, orchardist and agricultural scientist Dr. David Lane returns to share his views on what is influencing the controversy and public opinion of agricultural biotechnology and Arctic® apples:  Innovation is the hallmark of human society. One of the fundamental qualities that define us is our constant search for improved productivity and quality of life. Advances in medicine help us live longer, computer science technologies help us communicate better and agricultural biotechnology can help us produce crops with increased value and benefits (not to mention more
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BC Fruit Grower Perspective: Arctic® apples meet an industry need

Guest blogger, orchardist and agricultural scientist Dr. David Lane provides his opinion on why Arctic® apples can provide a valuable consumption trigger for the North American apple industry:  The introduction of the nonbrowning trait in Arctic® apples is a great example of valuable and forward looking technology. Apple consumption in North America has been on the decline for far too long and the apple industry needs new and improved products to compete. Fruit offerings from the sub-tropics and increasing apple production in countries overseas (China now makes up nearly 50% of global production) are further reducing the economic viability of
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BC Fruit Grower Perspective: Arctic® apples and cross-pollination

We are very pleased to have esteemed agricultural scientist and orchardist Dr. David Lane share his thoughts on Arctic® apples as a guest blogger for www.arcticapples.com. You may recall that we also shared Dr. Lane’s letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in early July and we hope to have him share his expertise on a variety of topics relating to Arctic apples again soon. For this entry, Dr. Lane provides his opinion on cross-pollination concerns: As was outlined in my submission to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Arctic® apples are a tremendously valuable and innovative solution to a
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