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(NPR)   Finally, we have an apple that will never brown, thanks to a genetically modified strain courtesy of a Canadian company   (npr.org) divider line 160
    More: Hero, companies of Canada, GMO, Canadians, United States Department of Agriculture, courtesy, Fuji, genetic engineering, Granny Smith  
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2014-01-09 07:15:57 PM

Dragonflew: some_beer_drinker: here is a short list of things Canadians invented or improved. your welcome.

Electronic Music Synthesizer [1945, Hugh Le Caine]

No. The Hammond Novachord was first produced in 1939 and invented by John M. Hanert, Laurens Hammond and C. N. Williams in the USA.

/Canadian synth player


obviously we made it better.
 
2014-01-09 07:32:15 PM

jakomo002: Because God forbid you have to eat a non-sliced apple.  A whole apple with your teeth, tearing into it like a caveman.


Do you know what a griswald is?
 
2014-01-09 07:33:45 PM

RobSeace: Yet when extra copies of the gene are added, the apple reacts by shutting down all of them, stopping production of the enzyme and preventing the browning reaction.

Ah, the President Madagascar gene...


It's legitimate.  Nature has ways of shutting everything down.
 
2014-01-09 07:41:44 PM

Pichu0102: Mister Peejay: The Southern Dandy: Won't go brown, but will still rot.  I'd rather have an apple that browned so I could know it was rotten.

/not sure if bad.jpg

*shakes tiny fist*


That song is now stuck in your head.

/Nagareteku toki no naka de demo kedarusa ga hora guruguru mawatte...
/Sir Speaks-In-Memes
 
2014-01-09 07:49:30 PM

meat0918: Kinek: meat0918: ltr77: meat0918: sheep snorter: Executives: We can make shiatloads of money on this non-browning apple!!
People: fark you and all your greed by ruining the 'natural' food chain.
Executives: A small militia of private police(provided by blackwater corps) are on the way to your home, citizen. Please lie down and take it up the ass, as we own your food.

/Zero need for this product.
//Those who need it buy Apple products and don't know jackshiat about life, the universe and everything.

It's not made for us, it's made for the guys that produce already cut apples so they don't have to treat it with chemicals

And here's the kicker, you don't really need to worry about cross pollination with this one, since all or almost all orchards are all clones of a specific variety already anyways.

Even your organic ones are clones.

That, and the typical GMO complaints don't apply.

It's all apple genes.

It's not Monsanto.

It'll be ready labeled as "Arctic" apples.

Although the existing varieties of apples are all clones (made by grafting scion wood), it doesn't mean that future ones will be.  Remember, the most popular apple varieties today, were all created by cross pollination in the last 50 years.  I have a new Russett on my farm that is the result of accidental pollination and it is one of the best apples we have.  You seem to be operating under the belief that there will be no new apple varieties that people will want, and that there are not people right now working on cross pollinating to get new and unusual apples.  I can tell you, that's not at all true.

If I said I love Cornell and their apple programs, would that disabuse you of that notion?

BOOOOOOOO. U of M ALL THE WAY.

//I'm still bitter that Cornell couldn't pay for me.

My wife tried grafting a Liberty and Freedom (both Cornell bred)  apples to what was supposed to be apple rootstock, mostly for the lulz.

Didn't work unfortunately..  Gonna try again soon though..

 What did you do? Bud or Whip and tongue?
 
2014-01-09 08:00:46 PM

some_beer_drinker: Dragonflew: some_beer_drinker: here is a short list of things Canadians invented or improved. your welcome.

Electronic Music Synthesizer [1945, Hugh Le Caine]

No. The Hammond Novachord was first produced in 1939 and invented by John M. Hanert, Laurens Hammond and C. N. Williams in the USA.

/Canadian synth player

obviously we made it better.


www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca
Canadian

cdn.synthtopia.com
American
 
2014-01-09 08:18:17 PM

Mister Peejay: Pichu0102: Mister Peejay: The Southern Dandy: Won't go brown, but will still rot.  I'd rather have an apple that browned so I could know it was rotten.

/not sure if bad.jpg

*shakes tiny fist*

That song is now stuck in your head.

/Nagareteku toki no naka de demo kedarusa ga hora guruguru mawatte...
/Sir Speaks-In-Memes


Or stuck on repeat on my media player for an indefinite amount of time.
 
2014-01-09 08:46:22 PM

Pichu0102: Mister Peejay:
That song is now stuck in your head.

/Nagareteku toki no naka de demo kedarusa ga hora guruguru mawatte...
/Sir Speaks-In-Memes

Or stuck on repeat on my media player for an indefinite amount of time.


It's usually on repeat when I'm racing.  That or the Level Upper.

For instance...

And then.

/yes, i'm aware of the risks involved with the Level Upper
 
2014-01-10 04:24:15 AM

rebelyell2006: JohnNS: Pre-sliced not browning apples will go nicely in my shopping cart beside my pre-wrapped with tinfoil baked potatoes.

Just need to find a way for someone/thing to chew all my food for me and place it in my stomach.

Eating is so much work....

I have a feeling this is geared towards students who do not have enough time to slice their apples while trying to make their 10-minute walk from the dorm in less than 5 mibutes. Walking and cutting can be dangerous.

If you don't need it, don't buy it.


I have a feeling this is geared towards lazy people who want to think they're being healthy but who don't really want to bother to eat that way. It will be sold in McDonald's with Happy Meals and mostly be thrown away, and it will also be offered as snacks in grocery stores and the like, and bought by people who will eat one slice and then throw the rest away because they don't really like it tastes. If you like apples and want to eat them, not being pre-sliced isn't a significant barrier to them being eaten.
 
2014-01-10 06:15:40 AM

Mister Peejay: RobSeace: Yet when extra copies of the gene are added, the apple reacts by shutting down all of them, stopping production of the enzyme and preventing the browning reaction.

Ah, the President Madagascar gene...

It's legitimate.  Nature has ways of shutting everything down.


You know, somehow I never noticed how well those two memes work together... Now, I'm picturing President Madagascar living inside a woman's reproductive system... "A man in Brazil is legitimately raping a woman!" "SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!"
 
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