Except organic food shoppers will never buy these, because they love food waste and environmental strain if it means getting to hate science again.
The apples have been improved through a reduction of the enzyme polyphenol oxidase (PPO), the primary cause of browning in fruit. The Arctic Advantage nonbrowning solution does this without the use of flavor-altering chemical additives. That should send environmental groups into cheers, right? No, those folks haven't been in the environmental movement since the 1960s. Today, environmentalists and their trade groups, like US Right To Know, Sourcewatch, etc. want no chemical additives but also no science of any kind. Basically, they want poor people to starve, the legacy of eugenics that was proposed in the founding of groups like Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club and Planned Parenthood, but whose descendants spread throughout the anti-science movement in the 1970s.
The approval follows a review of Okanagan Specialty Fruits’s petition for extension by USDA APHIS and a comment period by the public. In an announcement from USDA APHIS, Michael J. Firko, APHIS Deputy Administrator, explained that “this determination of nonregulated status of [Arctic Fuji] apples is the most scientifically sound and appropriate regulatory decision.”