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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 28
    More: Hero, companies of Canada, GMO, Canadians, United States Department of Agriculture, courtesy, Fuji, genetic engineering, Granny Smith  
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2014-01-08 07:55:11 PM
6 votes:
How hard is it to buy a whole apple and cut it yourself? Damn, people are lazy.
2014-01-08 10:32:04 PM
4 votes:
You know what?  Just buy a farking apple for farksakes, and bite chunks off with your farking teeth.

I have seen the future, and it is pussified.
2014-01-08 09:22:53 PM
4 votes:
The cost savings "can be huge," he says. "Right now, to make fresh-cut apple slices and put them in the bag, 35 or 40 percent of the cost is the antioxident treatment. So you could make a fresh-cut apple slice 30 percent cheaper."


That doesn't sound right. I dehydrate apples, and it takes just a few cents worth of lemon/lime juice in water to do that with $10-$20 worth of apples.
2014-01-08 10:39:25 PM
3 votes:
...And they'll taste like shiat, like those Honeycrisp and other assorted brand that taste more like plastic than an apple.
2014-01-08 10:40:54 PM
2 votes:
Won't go brown, but will still rot.  I'd rather have an apple that browned so I could know it was rotten.
2014-01-08 10:38:47 PM
2 votes:
Genetic engineering is scary because I don't understand it. Therefore these apples should be banned.
2014-01-08 10:38:38 PM
2 votes:
Apples will keep for months in the fridge and you shouldn't be slicing them until you're about to eat them anyway so I honestly don't see a point to this.
2014-01-09 08:57:08 AM
1 votes:
fusillade762 [TotalFark]
2014-01-08 07:55:11 PM


How hard is it to buy a whole apple and cut it yourself? Damn, people are lazy.

www.seriouseats.com
At 3x the price.

i.walmartimages.com
At 5x the price*
*Though some bags come with free animal parts.
2014-01-09 03:47:49 AM
1 votes:

shanrick: The cost savings "can be huge," he says. "Right now, to make fresh-cut apple slices and put them in the bag, 35 or 40 percent of the cost is the antioxident treatment. So you could make a fresh-cut apple slice 30 percent cheaper."

So why will they cost four times as much?


They probably won't.  GMO agricultural products are typically significantly cheaper than trying to grow the same products in the obsolete and/or most retarded way mathematically possible, because intentionally doing retarded farking bullshiat like foregoing fertilizer and so on is mostly a retard thing to do by virtue of severe failure of cost-effectiveness.

Probably they'll wind up like modified tomatoes or corn, something on the order of 20% cheaper typically.
2014-01-09 02:02:37 AM
1 votes:
Soooo......if a Canadian company genetically modofies food, they get the hero tag?
2014-01-09 12:39:33 AM
1 votes:

GilRuiz1: Hey, both efforts were specifically started to help starving poor people, and the anti-GMO crowd is normally the same crowd that is for helping poor people.  One would think they would applaud food that would save a half million dying children a year, but they're not.  I wonder what gives.


Has any of this miracle GMO food ever made it to those poor people? No?

I rest my case.
2014-01-08 11:54:12 PM
1 votes:
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swingin' hot spot
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got 'til it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

They took all the trees, and put em in a tree museum
And they charged the people a dollar and a half to see them
No, no, no
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got 'til it's gone
They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot

Hey farmer, farmer, put away your DDT
I don't care about spots on my apples,
Leave me the birds and the bees

Please
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got 'til it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Hey now, they paved paradise to put up a parking lot
Why not?

Listen, late last night, I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi took my girl away
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got 'til it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Well, don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got 'til it's gone
They paved paradise to put up a parking lot
Why not?
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Hey hey hey
Paved paradise and put up a parking lot

I don't wanna give it
Why you wanna give it
Why you wanna giving it all away
Hey, hey, hey
Now you wanna give it
I should wanna give it
Now you wanna giving it all away

I don't wanna give it
Why you wanna give it
Why you wanna giving it all away
Hey, hey, hey
Now you wanna give it
I should wanna give it
Cos you giving it all away
Hey, hey, givin it all,
givin it all....away

They paved paradise to put up a parking lot
2014-01-08 11:36:39 PM
1 votes:
Can slice my own apples, don't need this.  I'd be much more excited about an extension on the 1-2 day window before ripe bananas blacken.
2014-01-08 11:24:43 PM
1 votes:

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.
2014-01-08 11:23:47 PM
1 votes:

meat0918: While I applaud the novelty, why not improve the nutrition content for once?

Oh yeah, $$$$$ is in making the food shelf stable, not nutritious.



They did it with rice, but the anti-science crowd was all OMG, Frankenfood scary!
2014-01-08 11:17:43 PM
1 votes:
Are people such wimps that they won't eat an apple that has browned slightly after being cut?
2014-01-08 11:12:33 PM
1 votes:
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.
2014-01-08 11:03:05 PM
1 votes:
I don't really have a problem with regular old apples.
2014-01-08 11:00:40 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: How hard is it to buy a whole apple and cut it yourself? Damn, people are lazy.



Knives should only be handled by trained professionals.

And homicidal robots robots, of course.
2014-01-08 10:59:49 PM
1 votes:
Apples had to be hybridized into something edible. But it can go either way. Delicious keeps forever now, but it tastes like wood. Fuji and Honeycrisp I had recently were delicious.
I don't have anything against GMO in particular, but food science in general is focused on marketability usually at the expense of taste and nutrition.
2014-01-08 10:58:51 PM
1 votes:

Canton: Too bad the modified apple had to be a Granny Smith of all things...


I don't mind Granny Smith. Certainly a better choice than a Red "Delicious". Mealy textured and flavorless- about the only thing those are good for is when they're used to imitate other fruit in instant oatmeal.

\Yes, ladies and gentlemen, peaches those ain't.
2014-01-08 10:54:12 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: How hard is it to buy a whole apple and cut it yourself? Damn, people are lazy.


For someone with no health issues, I tend to agree with you, but there are people with physical conditions such as arthritis who find pre-cut fruits and vegetables extremely convenient.
2014-01-08 10:46:00 PM
1 votes:

gadian: But does it still taste like an apple? A real apple?


It tastes like gritty water, but it doesn't brown, which is all that really matters.
2014-01-08 10:45:08 PM
1 votes:

GoldSpider: Genetic engineering is scary because I don't understand it. Therefore these apples should be banned.


Pretty much sums up the anti-GMO argument

/and in this case, it's just reiterations of its own genes
2014-01-08 10:37:56 PM
1 votes:
Smeggy Smurf:
clearly you've never pooped neon green

/too much pistachio ice cream at once make it day-glo


Now there's an awesome science experiment for some kid's project.

How much are we talking?  Half gallon?  Full gallon?  I have put away a gallon and a half in one sitting but that was when I was a teen and I can't eat nearly that much before getting sick nowadays.

/chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, why must you be so delicious and awesomely textured?
2014-01-08 10:34:28 PM
1 votes:

AcneVulgaris: You know what?  Just buy a farking apple for farksakes, and bite chunks off with your farking teeth.

I have seen the future, and it is pussified.


I'm not pussified, so I don't have any farking teeth, just mouth teeth.
2014-01-08 09:17:01 PM
1 votes:
DAMN YOU MONSANT...oh.
2014-01-08 07:51:15 PM
1 votes:
The cost savings "can be huge," he says. "Right now, to make fresh-cut apple slices and put them in the bag, 35 or 40 percent of the cost is the antioxident treatment. So you could make a fresh-cut apple slice 30 percent cheaper."

So why will they cost four times as much?
 
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