Before You Bite: News About Organic Tomatoes, Walmart Corn

The juiciest tomatoes and the sweetest corn are two of summer’s most anticipated gifts, which is why we were both happy and troubled to read the latest health news on both those favorite foods. First, the good news. You may want to spend a little more to eat organic tomatoes, a new study suggests, because they have a higher level of antioxidants than conventionally grown ones. Researchers from the University of Barcelona and the Institute of Health in Spain compared …

Genetically Altered Apples That Don’t Turn Brown: Would You Bite?

In the hopes of selling more apples — including more pre-sliced fruit for snacking — one biotech company is trying to bring to market a genetically altered apple that doesn’t turn brown when it’s bruised or cut. According to the New York Times, the company, Okanagan Specialty Fruits of Canada, thinks its non-browning apple will do for the apple industry what baby carrots did for carrot growers — mainly, spur sales by making the product more convenient. (Except that carrot …