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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
    More: Hero, companies of Canada, GMO, Canadians, United States Department of Agriculture, courtesy, Fuji, genetic engineering, Granny Smith  
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5031 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Jan 2014 at 10:28 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-08 10:30:59 PM  
5 votes:
Never brown subby? Not even when you eat them? That could make for some weird looking poop.
2014-01-08 10:38:47 PM  
3 votes:
Genetic engineering is scary because I don't understand it. Therefore these apples should be banned.
2014-01-08 10:49:11 PM  
2 votes:
It will never brown anymore? So just like Michael Jackson then.

/of course just like Michael, that apple will also never move on it's own anymore
2014-01-08 10:46:07 PM  
2 votes:

TyrantII: ...And they'll taste like shiat, like those Honeycrisp and other assorted brand that taste more like plastic than an apple.

Have you tried Green Dragon apples? They showed up this year in the Midwest.  My kids LOVED them, as did I.

If Kroger offers them again next autumn, I swear I will fill an entire grocery cart with them, clear out half the refrigerator for storage, and sleep on my hoard of Green Dragons like Smaug.
2014-01-08 10:32:31 PM  
2 votes:
Brown do bee do brown brown
pre-cut apples that don't brown do bee do brown brown
cause cutting fruit is hard to do.
2014-01-09 10:53:15 AM  
1 vote:
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....
2014-01-09 09:21:59 AM  
1 vote:
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...
2014-01-09 08:15:34 AM  
1 vote:

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

Sometimes sliced apples are kind of cute:
zoompuzzles.comView Full Size
2014-01-08 11:32:55 PM  
1 vote:

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

Insulin, Treatment for Diabetes [1921, Frederick Banting, Charles Best]
Telephone [1876, Alexander Graham Bell]
Light Bulb [1874, Henry Woodward, Mathew Evans]
Five Pin Bowling [1908, Thomas F. Ryan]
Wonderbra [1964, Louise Poirier]
Pacemaker [1950, John Hopps, Wilfred Bigelow, John Callaghan]
Robertson Screw, 1908 [Peter Robertson]
Zipper [1913, Gideon Sundback]
Electric Wheelchair [1952, George Klein]
Poutine [1957, Fernand Lachance]
Cobalt-60 "Bomb" Cancer Treatment [1951, Harold Johns]
Java Programming Language [1994, James Arthur Gosling]
Bloody Caesar [1969, Walter Chell]
Canadarm [1975, Spar Aerospace/NRC]
Standard time [1878, Sir Sandford Fleming]
Electron Microscope [1939, James Hillier, Albert Prebus]
Ski-Doo [1922, Armand Bombardier]
BlackBerry [1999, Mike Lazaridis]
Radio Voice Transmission [1900, Reginald Fessenden]
Birchbark Canoe [First Peoples]
Basketball [1892, James Naismith]
Retractable Beer Carton Handle [1957, Steve Pasjack]
UV Degradable Plastics [1971, James Guillet]
Instant Replay [1955, CBC's Hockey Night in Canada]
Goalie Mask [1959, Jacques Plante]
Marquis Wheat [1908, Sir Charles Saunders]
Pablum [1930, Alan Brown, Theodore Drake, Frederick Tisdall]
Lacrosse [First Peoples]
Electric Oven [1892, Thomas Ahearn]
Steam Fog Horn [1853, Robert Foulis]
Walkie-Talkie [1942, Donald L. Hings]
Alkaline Long-Lasting Battery [1959, Lewis Urry]
Paint roller [1940, Norman Breakey]
Electronic Music Synthesizer [1945, Hugh Le Caine]
WeeVac 6 [1990, Wendy Murphy]
Green Garbage Bag [1950, Harry Wasylyk, Larry Hansen, Frank Plomp]
Snowblower [1925, Arthur Sicard]
Self-propelled Combine Harvester [1937, Thomas Carroll]
Instant Mashed Potatoes [1962, Edward Asselbergs]
Explosives Vapour Detector [1985, Lorne Elias]
Marine Screw Propeller [1833, John Patch]
Plexiglas [1931, William Chalmers]
Key Frame Animation [1969, Nestor Burtnyk, Marcelli Wein]
CPR Mannequin: "ACTAR 911" [1989, ...

...but you fark one sheep...
2014-01-08 11:23:47 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:23:08 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, like I'm going to buy a Canadian genetically modified apple. They probably added a Maple leaf into the genetic code.

You can keep your Franken-apples thank you very much.
2014-01-08 11:12:33 PM  
1 vote:
What a rotten apple might look like:
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Choose wisely.
2014-01-08 11:12:32 PM  
1 vote:
But but but...I was told by poorly mimeographed pages on the internet that GMOs are all bad!
2014-01-08 11:00:40 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:58:37 PM  
1 vote:
Once I saw a microwaveable grilled cheese sandwich in the freezer section on a market.

I knew humanity was doomed.
2014-01-08 10:49:16 PM  
1 vote:
And there's a pill coming out to cure up those pesky anal warts eating the apples can cause.
2014-01-08 10:46:00 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:37:22 PM  
1 vote:
If it doesn't contribute to anal leakage what's the point of going GMO?
2014-01-08 10:34:28 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:32:04 PM  
1 vote:

/i got nothin'
2014-01-08 09:17:01 PM  
1 vote:
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