We have recently seen a lots of videos about the wax on apple or some sort of white layer that can e easily scraped from to surface of and apple. Lot’s of people have voiced their concerns about the issue and the lines have been drawn on the sand. You can image what a battle field this has become with the giant agricultural companies and the health people. Even if we low ball a 3% drop in the consumption, we are going to talk about billions of dolor in lost profit and waste!
But let’s get tho the meat of the matter. Is it real? do they really add wax to to apple to keep them from going bad? or do they do it to make the apple all shinny and nice looking? as an example just take a look at the picture below:
The apple on the left is a waxed one and the one in the right is the unwaxed one. I for one, remember the days that the apple wasn’t that shiny and you should either wash it profusely or just peal them, otherwise you didn’t want to bit them.
There are “studies” (and I’m putting them in quotation because when it gets to commodities, you should take advise of a people who wear white coats, with a grain of salt) that indicate that “apple make its own wax”. I’m not sure why apples just decide to make their own wax recently? And if this studies are totally real, is there an opportunity that there were some sort of GMO modification involved? If this is the case, the apple industry is in a bigger trouble. Any ways, this wax phenomena is a nightmare for the apple industry and big agricultural. Here are couple of more pictures that people have taken put out there with their own wax experiment.