A small company called Okanagan Specialty Fruits has created the Arctic Apple, of the apple that doesn’t brown, by changing the genetic make-up of apples.
The production of GMOs originally had best intentions in mind. For example, inserting a trait found in an Arctic Flounder fish into tomatoes can enable tomato crops to withstand frigid temperatures. Likewise, genetically engineering apples to not bruise with time is hoped to increase the sales of apple slices. Furthermore, the trait inserted into the Arctic apple is actually found in the apple itself. In particular, by inserting a copy of the trait that actually causes the apple to brown, the apple responds by deactivating all the traits.
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