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An apple genetically engineered not to turn brown is putting the Agriculture Department and the apple industry on the spot. The department appears inclined to approve the so-called Arctic apple, designed by a small Canadian company. First, though, officials must confront some enduring public distaste for genetically modified foods. Pictured, Arctic Golden slices (bottom) compared to conventional Golden slices.

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