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As Arctic® apples and Okanagan Specialty Fruits are reported about in the press, we link to select media coverage here. When we can, we’ve also linked to a PDF of the article, in case the originating media outlet removes an article from its website. To view an article, click on either the URL or PDF link below and the article will open in a new window.

News coverage about Arctic apples

  • "Are Organic Apples At Risk Of Being Redefined As Contaminated?" (Science 2.0, May 22, 2014): URL
  • Should consumers be concerned about the healthfulness of the non-browning GMO Arctic Apple?" (Genetic Literacy Project, May 20, 2014): URL
  • "GM apple approval may come soon, backer says" (Capital Press, May 8, 2014): URL
  • "Forbidden Fruit" (Canadian Food Insights, Spring 2014): URL | PDF
  • "Non-browning apple could see approval this year" (Fresh Plaza, Apr. 1, 2014): URL
  • "A Better Apple Awaits, But Regulators Won't Allow Us A Bite" (Forbes, Mar. 26, 2014): URL
  • "Improving our food supply: Biotech apples and beyond" (International Human Press, Feb. 7, 2014): URL
  • "A look into non-browning apples or Arctic Apples" (FrankenFoodFacts, Jan. 25, 2014): URL
  • "The Arctic Apple: A GMO Fruit That Won't Go Brown" (Modern Farmer, Jan. 23, 2014): URL
  • "This GMO Apple Won't Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit's Image?" (NPR, Jan. 8, 2014): URL
  • "Genetically altered "Arctic" apples may be headed to market" (McClatchy DC, Jan. 3, 2014): URL
  • "As comment period closes, USDA approval of biotech apples looks likely" (Agri-Pulse, Dec. 16, 2013): URL
  • "We should all get to try Arctic Apples" (Examiner, Dec. 13, 2013): URL
  • "Apple grows from long interest in science" (Capital Press, Dec. 13, 2013): URL
  • "Okanagan expects U.S. approval for Arctic apples in early 2014" (Fresh Fruit Portal, Nov. 8, 2013): URL
  • "Next biotech crops include apple, rice" (Des Moines Register, Oct.12, 2013): URL
  • "Voice of the Industry: The Promise of Biotechnology" (Produce Business, Aug. 2013): URL | PDF
  • "On voters' plates: genetically engineered crops" (Seattle Times, Aug. 10, 2013): URL
  • "Genetically modified apples approved soon?" (Fruit Growers News, July 2013): URL
  • "GMO debate stretches from farm to table" (Capital Press, June 14, 2013): URL
  • "Summerland business hoping for another great year" (Penticton Herald, May 17, 2013): PDF
  • "Biotech apples may be harbinger for Simplot spuds" (Seattle Times, May 14, 2013): URL
  • "GMO apples may be deregulated by the end of the year" (Washington Times, May 10, 2013): URL
  • "Transgenics: A new breed" (Nature, May 1, 2013): URL | PDF
  • "Summerland grower snares award" (Penticton Western News, Apr. 30, 2013): URL
  • "Neal Carter on Ag Biotech: It's Not An Experiment Anymore" (BIOtechNOW, Apr. 25, 2013): URL
  • "Keeping apples fresher, longer" (AgAnnex, Apr. 24, 2013): URL
  • "Developer of Arctic Apple thinks big" (Council for Biotechnology Information, Apr. 24, 2013):URL
  • "Arctic apples near approval as GM debate carries on" (Fresh Fruit Portal, Apr. 15, 2013):URL
  • "Company wins recognition for its Arctic apples" (Good Fruit Grower, Apr. 9, 2013):URL
  • "Okanagan Specialty Fruits Named Winner of Gold Leaf Award" (And Now U Know, Apr. 9, 2013):URL
  • "GMO apple wins award" (Capital Press, Apr. 9, 2013): URL
  • "Engineered Apples Near Approval" (Chemical & Engineering News, Apr. 8, 2013): URL
  • "Q&A – The Lowdown on GMOs With a Biotech Firm" (Random Rationality, Apr. 3, 2013): URL
  • "Apple Co. not bruised by petition" (Castanet News, Mar. 13, 2013): URL
  • "How 'Bout Them Apples?" (Hemispheres Magazine, March 2013): URL | PDF
  • "The future of the apple: A small biotech company could change the debate on GMOs" (Works In Progress, Feb. 27, 2013): URL
  • "Taking the "Yuck" Factor Out of Brown Apples" (Best Food Facts, Feb. 19, 2013): URL
  • "Arctic GMO apple: Is it getting closer" (The Grower, Dec. 12, 2012): URL
  • "Apple Guru Neal Carter speaks on biotech at a Ted Talk event" (And Now U Know, Dec. 5, 2012): URL
  • "Market fresh: Arctic Apples set to bring biotech to your grocery store" (Insights Magazine - pgs. 57-59, Fall 2012): URL
  • "Neal Carter: U.S. response to Arctic apples provides insights" (The Packer, Oct. 23, 2012): URL
  • "A (Genetically-Modified) Apple a Day..." (Hoover Institute, Sept. 6, 2012): URL
  • "Non-browning apples seek U.S. access" (Fruit Growers News, Sept. 2012): URL
  • "No more brown apples in the lunch box" (The Canadian, Aug. 22, 2012): URL
  • "Bio-engineers or Mad Scientists: Apples resist turning brown" (The Canadian, Aug. 22, 2012): URL
  • "Opinion: how GM non-browning apples could benefit growers" (Fresh Fruit Portal, Aug. 6, 2012): URL
  • "Industry Q&A with Neal Carter, Founder & President, Okanagan Specialty Fruits" (Fresh Cuts, Aug. 2012): URL
  • "USDA Considers "Nonbrowning" Apple" (Biotechnology Industry Organization, July 19, 2012): URL 
  • "Just What the Doctor Ordered: Biotech's Improved Apple" (BIOtechNOW, July 19, 2012): URL
  • "Q&A with Okanagan Specialty Fruits' president Neal Carter" (Biofortified, July 18, 2012): URL 
  • "Consumers Should Get To Try The First Biotech Apples" (Applied Mythology, July 16, 2012): URL 
  • "I bite into GMO apples" (The Seattle Times, July 17, 2012): URL 
  • "Genetically Modified Apples And The Chilling Effect of Anti-Science Propaganda" (Science 2.0, July 17, 2012): URL  
  • "B.C. company's apples don't turn brown when cut or bruised" (The Star, July 15, 2012): URL 
  • "Hail the new GM non-browning Arctic Apple" (American Council on Science and Health, July 13, 2012): URL 
  • "Step Back Anti-Biotech Propagandists: I Want My Genetically Modified Non-Browning Apples Now!" (Reason.com, July 13, 2012): URL 
  • "That Fresh Look, Genetically Buffed" (New York Times, July 12, 2012): URL
  • "Okanagan Specialty Fruits technology reduces food waste, offers market options" (Ag-West Bio, June 11, 2012): URL
  • "From tiny twitching worms to apples that don't turn brown" (Montreal Gazette, June 1, 2012): URL
  • "GM apple variety submitted to CFIA for approval" (The Western Producer, May 31, 2012): URL
  • "Why do apples turn brown?" (The Sudbury Star, May 31, 2012): URL
  • "Welcome to the Future, Where Our Apples Never Brown" (Gizmodo, May 25, 2012): URL
  • "Okanagan GMO apple grower hopes Health Canada bites" (Penticton Western News, May 24, 2012): URL
  • "Apples that won't go brown coming soon?" (Sun News, May 23, 2012): URL
  • "Okanagan GM apple doesn't go brown when sliced" (The Daily Courier, May 18, 2012):  URL | PDF
  • "Chat with Neal Carter: Key driver for GE apple is fresh cut" (The Packer, May 18, 2012): URL
  • "Canada receives approval request for GMO nonbrowning apple" (The Packer, May 16, 2012): URL
  • "Aussie transplant proves fruitful" (Orchard & Vine, 2011 Innovation Guide, pgs 18-20): URL
  • "Arctic Apples are seeking a place in the U.S. and Canadian Marketplace" (Fruit Growers News, April 29, 2011): URL | PDF
  • "Firm seeks approval for transgenic apple: Canadian company developed nonbrowning fruit" (Good Fruit Grower, Jan. 15, 2011): URL