Arctic Granny (right), a GMO variety created by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, got the gren light from federal regulators Friday. The apple doesn't turn brown like a conventional Granny Smith apple (left). Okanagan Specialty Fruits hide caption

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GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

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Pinatas are among the new generation of club apples — varieties that are not just patented, but also trademarked and controlled in such a way that only a select "club" of farmers can sell them. Stemilt Growers LLC hide caption

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Want To Grow These Apples? You'll Have To Join The Club

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Slovak language instructor Julia Vrablova sought out women who could teach her to make the dough for tahana strudla, which can be made with ground poppy seeds, apple or sour cherries. Courtesy of Sasa Woodruff hide caption

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A Traditional Strudel Recipe 'Pulled' From The Past

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The Maiden Blush, Chenango Strawberry and Duchess of Oldenburg are heirloom apples found in old orchards across Colorado, which was once a major apple-producing state. Adalyn Schuenemeyer /Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project hide caption

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Soon after being sliced, a conventional Granny Smith apple (left) starts to brown, while a newly developed GM Granny Smith stays fresher looking. Courtesy of Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. hide caption

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This GMO Apple Won't Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit's Image?

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Ripe Gala apples are ready for picking at an orchard in South Haven, Mich. spablab/Flickr.com hide caption

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This Isn't Your Granny Smith's Harvesting Technology

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The just-released Riverbelle is one of well over 100 new apple varieties to hit markets around the world in the past six years. Courtesy of Honeybear Brands hide caption

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The FDA's proposal follows concerns raised by consumer groups about levels of inorganic arsenic, a carcinogen, in apple juice. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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How Much Arsenic Is Safe In Apple Juice? FDA Proposes New Rule

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Michigan Apple Orchards Blossom After A Devastating Year

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A growing number of U.S. consumers are finding much to enjoy in this fruity alcoholic beverage, driving an increase in cider sales. The Vermont Hard Cider Company now produces 70,000 cases of Woodchuck Hard Cider each week. Ben Sarle/Vermont Hard Cider Company hide caption

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Americans Rediscover The Kick Of Hard Cider

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Maregarita Magana, 34, snips off the stem of an early Fuji apple in Chiawana Orchards near Pasco, Wash. State farmers worry that many apples might be left on the trees this year. Anna King/Northwest News Network hide caption

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In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom

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Soon after being sliced, a conventional Granny Smith apple (left) starts to brown, while a newly developed GM Granny Smith stays fresher looking. Courtesy of Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. hide caption

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The Michigan Gala apples on this packing line will soon be in short supply. After a mild fall and winter, then a late-April freeze, Michigan's apple cultivation has dropped 90 percent. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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Shriveled Mich. Apple Harvest Means Fewer Jobs, Tough Year Ahead

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