Okanagan Specialty Fruits, a British Columbia biotechnology company, has developed non-browning apples. Critic Ruby Smith, concerned that a gene-modified apple is dangerous, said, "This non-browning apple is the pits and stems from a core of researchers at Okanagan Specialty Fruits who were fruity to begin with". Smith, who was born in the big Apple and who loves to work on McIntosh computers, continued, "I don't want to upset the applecart but this idea is ripe for exploitation by some juiced-up rotten apples who took some seed money and tried to harvest it only for the sake of making a profit. It only takes one rotten apple to spoil the barrel. How do you like them apples?" Ruby's grandmother, Granny Smith, who considers her Delicious grand-daughter to be the apple of her eye, responded, "Ruby is being a little picky. She is a little browned off, sees red and has the blues when she thinks about gene-modified apples. Perhaps she's green with envy but this isn't a black-and-white issue - maybe her past has colored her emotions". I ask my readers, "What cider you on in this matter?"