A couple of weeks back, I posted that Okanagan Specialty Fruits made headlines earlier this month for genetically engineering apples that don’t go brown when bruised or cut.
Bingo, The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the two varieties of the "Arctic" apples on Feb. 13, 2015.
A few groups in Canada have spoken out against the non-browning apples, saying they fear cross-pollination of conventional or organic apple trees with genetically modified apples, creating a reduction in apple sales.
Okanagan Specialty says the technology will do the opposite, making apples more popular for use in salads, snacks, and lunch boxes. Me thinks the opposite as well, or the USA would not have approved them so quickly.
As part of the agreement, Okanagan stockholders will receive $31 million in Interexon stock, and $10 million in upfront cash.
Twitter also is reporting, that Okanagan Specialty Fruits stated that all, "other employees",
----- will be able to keep their jobs.!