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Friday, June 29, 2012

What We've Been Saying For Years...

ScienceNews today:

Web edition : Thursday, June 28th, 2012

It looks like 70 years of breeding for better color in unripe fruit has inadvertently helped create the wet-paper towel flavor of the modern tomato...
And just because a variety is an heirloom doesn’t mean it tastes great, he cautions. For his taste panels, Cherry Roma is the reigning favorite. When choosing among generic tomatoes, he recommends going for cherry tomatoes and other little types: “Breeders haven’t had as much time to mess them up,” he says.
Tomatoes, apples, oranges, you name it.
It seems roots and tubers, like beets, which are not susceptible to differing appeal based on color are the only things that taste like they used to.

Thank, and a tip of the hat to the Food Industry.

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