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USDA approves GM apples

The USDA has approved Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples that have been genetically modified to prevent browning and bruising. The decision gives the green light to Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) to push forward with commercialisation of its "Arctic apple" in the US, but questions remain about whether food service companies or consumers will embrace the nation's first GM apples.  OSF contends that the genetic modification will lower the cost of producing fresh slices and make apples more popular in salads and other quick meals.



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