Are Americans ready for their first genetically engineered fruit? The Arctic Apple, developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits is getting ready to hit supermarket shelves in 2014. Okanagan Specialty Fruits, is a biotech company that focuses on “enhancing” fruit by making them more resilient to ailments such as bruising and browning. Okanagan has created “enhanced” versions of the ever popular Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples (Arctic Apples) that will be less susceptible to the harmless enzyme that is responsible for the browning effect apples experience after being cut. This is a decade long endeavor that has finally reached the last leg of its expensive and exhausting process. My solution to the problem… don’t cut your apples, bite them!