Some fruit consumers in the Midwest will soon find that their apples won’t brown for weeks when exposed to air. That’s because the first batch of genetically modified apples are slated to go on sale in February or March of this year. The non-browning apples, which are also crispier in texture than non-modified apples, will be sold sliced and packaged by Canadian fruit company Okanagan Specialty Fruits.
The GMO apples — dubbed Arctic Apple — will be sold at 10 different Midwestern supermarket chains on a trial basis. The label will not disclose the product is genetically modified, but scanning the QR code of the apples will reveal this bit of information.