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Friday Feature: The Domestication of Fruits and Vegetables

This week’s featured video shares the unique history of domestication of five familiar fruits and vegetables.  The video produced by Business Insider shows how farmers and scientists have been modifying genes for thousands of years through natural breeding and selection.  The video highlights the domestication of watermelon, banana, eggplant, carrot, and corn.  It is surprising …

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Ponder the Antiquity of Fruits and Vegetables

The modern carrot is available in many sizes, colors, and flavor profiles thanks to thousands of years of plant breeding. Photo by Kelly Thomas. Fruits and vegetables have undergone various forms of domestication for thousands of years. Throughout this time, selective breeding of wild forages has allowed humans to develop crops with many desirable traits, …

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You Can’t Be the Real Thing: Eat Whole Fruits

Bertholf. (N.D.) Juicing from http://goo.gl/Neu02U Don’t fool yourself into thinking that drinking 100% fruit juice is the same as eating the whole fruit. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found two key things that may have you re-thinking your breakfast drink: In many cases, fruit juice contains as much sugar as soft drinks, …

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