Technology now conquers different field and industry, and now here comes the latest modification in Food Technology.
The genetically modified Apple was brought to us by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the company presented Arctic Apple that doesn’t brown that will be made available across the mid-western US.
Even exposed with the air, the flesh of the Arctic Apple won’t turned brown.
According to the report, later of November, the company will begin selling its Arctic apples across the midwestern US.
The fruit will be sold sliced, as it’s been genetically modified such that its flesh doesn’t brown as its exposed to air.
The genetically modified apple was made possible by research carried out at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia.
Scientists figured out a way to prevent the browning process by deleting the gene that encodes the enzyme responsible. The fruit developer has suppresses this enzyme in order to preserve the fruit’s flesh indefinitely.
Furthermore, Okanagan produces its Arctic apple in three different varieties; Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Fuji.
The company will start supplying 400 stores in the US with bags of apple slices over the coming weeks.
According to some people, many examples of genetically modified food benefit the producer, rather than the customer, but the Arctic apple bucks that trend.
Arctic Apple hopes that if it’s successful, it might pave the way for other products, to undergone modification.
Genetic modification can offer a whole host of ways to augment food, from improving the nutritional value of corn, to reducing the amount of fat in pork.
However, it can be difficult for these products to be approved by authorities like the Food and Drug Administration, and even more difficult for them to catch on with consumers.