Okanagan Specialty Fruits, maker of the genetically-modified, non browning Arctic announced today their GMO Arctic Fuji has been approved by the Canadian government. The company is based in Summerland, B.C.
The company’s press release:
Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.’s (OSF) third nonbrowning Arctic® apple variety, Arctic® Fuji, has been approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC). The CFIA and HC announced today that the Arctic® Fuji variety “did not pose a greater risk to human health than apples currently available on the Canadian market. In addition, Health Canada also concluded that the Arctic® Fuji apple would have no impact on allergies, and that there are no differences in the nutritional value of the Arctic® Fuji apple compared to other traditional apple varieties available for consumption”. Arctic® Fuji trees will join the growing commercial orchards of Arctic® Golden and Arctic® Granny apples in spring 2018.