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  • March 1st, 2015

Intrexon Corporation, of Germantown, Maryland, a company focusing on synthetic biology products, has agreed to acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), of Summerland, British Columbia, the pioneering agricultural company that created the non-browning Arctic apple.

The announcement came February 27, just two weeks after the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service deregulated Arctic apples and set growers free to plant [...]

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