An Agriculture in the Classroom webinar drew fire last week be-cause of its content involving the controversial Arctic Apple, a variety genetically modified to be non-browning. | USDA photo

Agriculture in the Classroom in a pickle over GM apple

An Agriculture in the Classroom webinar drew fire last week because of its content involving the controversial Arctic Apple, a variety genetically modified to be non-browning. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) said the webinar content had inappropriate product placement and collaborated with Council of Canadians and several other groups in sending a letter to […] Read more

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada announced approval of the GM apple in a news release stating they are “as safe and nutritious as traditional apple varieties.” | File photo

GM apple on its way to market following regulatory approval

The Canadian developer of a genetically modified non-browning apple is happy it has been approved for commercial release in Canada as of March 20. Neal Carter of Okanagan Specialty Fruits said March 23 that limited quantities of apples with the brand name Arctic Apple will be available to consumers in late 2017. The Canadian Food […] Read more