First genetically-modified apples will go on sale in U.S 23 JANUARY, 2017 The first genetically modified apples to be sold in the U.S. will debut in select Midwestern stores next month. A small amount of Arctic brand sliced and packaged Golden Delicious, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits of Summerland, B.C., will be in 10 stores this February and March, said Neal Carter, the company’s founder and president. He would not identify the retailers, saying that’s up to them. “We’re very optimistic with respect to this product because people love it at trade shows,” Carter said. “It’s a great product and the eating quality is excellent.” Carter reduced the enzyme polyphenol oxidase to prevent browning when apples are sliced, bitten or bruised. The apples match the industry norm of not browning for three weeks after slicing but without using flavor-altering, chemical additives that the rest of the fresh-sliced apple industry uses. READ MORE I don't know about any of you, but whenever I read about any of our food sources being genetically modified it aggravates me and makes me wonder what are they really doing to our food supply! The more they mess with the food we eat, the unhealthier we Americans will become and the more disease will grow in our bodies. I hope President Trump will make sure we know when a food we buy has been altered in any way, shape, or form. Because right now....the ones who are modifying our food supply don't have to tell us anything for the most part. And that just does not sit well with me at all.