The class-wide discussion area is based on this CBC News article. (https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/gmo-apple-canada-1.3943058) Read this article and watch the GMO Video
A small amount of sliced genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered)( https://cban.ca/gmos/faq/) non-browning apples have been sold in Canada through an unnamed food service outlet. The GM apple is currently only sold in slices. Market Status Update – For Growers: GM Apples and Apple Trees in Canada.( https://cban.ca/wp-content/uploads/market-status-gm-apples-growers-cban-July2020-1.pdf) July 2020
Okanagan Speciality Fruit (OSF) announce new products for 2021 read about it here (https://www.perishablenews.com/produce/arctic-apples-announces-new-products-in-2021/)
Now, answer the questions below in the discussion board and post your opinions and thoughts on the subject.
- The arctic apple is on sale in the U.S and Canada… what do you think? Will you buy it? How would it be useful in the hospitality industry?
- “Really the issue is not so much about the apple itself, the question is whether the public will buy something that is a GMO. Will the public happily buy into a GMO product?” (Kehler, 2017)
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