Apples that don't brown

FRESNO, Calif.

Apple industry leaders say it's too soon to know whether they'd be interested in the new apple. They say they need to know how much it would cost to plant and whether people would buy it.

The president of the Washington Apple Commission says most people don't like the idea of genetically modified food. U.S.D.A. approval can take years.

Okanagan Specialty Fruits says its "arctic" apple doesn't brown when it's cut. The company believes genetically modified fruit could boost sales of sliced apples.

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