Arctic Apples Update at SynBioBeta – Members Exclusive Extended Interview

Arctic Apples are coming out in stores this fall. These apples are genetically engineered not to turn brown when sliced or juiced. At the SynBioBeta conference in San Francisco, Karl Haro von Mogel sat down with Neal Carter, President of Okanagan Specialty Fruits, which created the apple. Karl asked him questions about what customers thought about their new apples, where people can find them, the new varieties of Arctic Apples being developed, and if they are working on a non-browning avocado. In this extended interview you’ll also hear about interactions between Genotype and Environment, licensing of apple varieties, and whether we might also see Arctic Apples in McDonalds!

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To find out more about the Arctic Apple, see this Q/A from 2012, and this video interview from 2013.

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Written by Karl Haro von Mogel

Karl Haro von Mogel serves as BFI’s Director of Science and Media and as Co-Executive Editor of the Biofortified Blog. He has a PhD in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from UW-Madison with a minor in Life Sciences Communication. He is a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Riverside and works on Citrus genetics.