Market Status of Arctic Apple
Genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) apples will not be sold in Canada in 2017. However bags of sliced GM “Arctic” apples will be sold in some grocery stores in the Midwest US this year. Some GM apple orchards are established in Washington and New York state, but none yet in Canada.
“Arctic® apples will be commercially available in the U.S. later this fall. Our volumes are limited and Arctic® apples will only be available in a small number of U.S. supermarkets this year. While Arctic® Golden and Arctic® Granny varieties have also successfully satisfied regulatory requirements in Canada, there is no firm timeline for Canadian commercial introduction.” – From Neal Carter, President of Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. to Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, September 2017
Comments from GE Free CV:
1) Do you look for a Best before Date on your milk cartons, bread,cheese ?
Why then are we rejecting Nature’s own Best Before Date by browning the apple and potato, showing us the nutritional value inside the fruits has changed?👎
2) The 3 first direct human consumption GMO products : their BRAND Name and Market Status:
a) Arctic Apple from Okanagan Specialty Fruits:
The genetically modified non-browning apple (Golden Delicious and Granny Smith) was approved in Canada in March 2015 and is also approved in the US. It is genetically modified to keep from going brown after being cut, for 15 days or more. The company Okanagan Specialty Fruits says the GM apples “have more eye appeal: no yucky browning.” Marketed in USA midwest in fall of 2017. but not sold in Canada.
b) Innate Potato from Simplot : no Innate potato was planted in 2017 😊
The company Simplot says they have only put the GM potato on hold until the market is ready. ( May 2017).
A huge THANK YOU for all your letters to Sobeys, Loblaw and Costco earlier this year to reject the non-browning potato. This delay / stopping, would not have been possible without your consumer inputs.😘 😘
c) AquAdvantage Salmon from Aqua Bounty.
Update – October 12, 2017:
The salmon has been genetically engineered with a growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon and genetic material from ocean pout (an eel-like creature). The company says its “AquAdvantage” salmon grow to market-size twice as fast as other farmed salmon.
For more info :refer to CBAN.ca/ GMO products.