Mainstream Frankenfruit

Genetically modified hybrid produce appeals to the average consumer

Implications - Food scientists have been genetically hybridizing fruits and vegetables for some time now, though the goals skewed toward expanded resources in developing countries and general scientific breakthroughs. The rise of foodie culture online is embracing hybridized fruit for its novelty. This creates a need for more creative combinations, and signifies strength in the novelty food and flavor movement.
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Sensory Romance Desserts - This Japanese Strawberry Tart is Made With White Strawberries
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Warm 1,087 Clicks Pub: Jan 14, 16
Sensory Romance Desserts
This Japanese Strawberry Tart is Made With White Strawberries
In honor of the recent creation of white strawberries in Japan, a pastry shop by the name of Qu’il Fait Bon put together a decadent tart dessert containing the fruit that replicates the... [More]
Hybrid Melon Vegetables - The Cucamelons Offer a Miniature Melon With the Flesh of a Cucumber
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This Year and Warm 1,094 Clicks Pub: Aug 13, 16
Hybrid Melon Vegetables
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In light of genetic engineering making hybrid produce that much more easier to create, comes foods such as the Cucamelon that is simultaneously both a miniature melon and a cucumber vegetable. The... [More]
Tart Japanese Berries - The 'Chi-Ba+Berry' is a New Strawberry Developed in Chiba, Japan
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This Year and Warm 911 Clicks Pub: Jan 27, 17
Tart Japanese Berries
The 'Chi-Ba+Berry' is a New Strawberry Developed in Chiba, Japan
In addition to being drawn to Japan to pick unique berries like the Tochi-otome, Beni-hoppe and Ai-berry, locals and tourists alike will now be driven to Chiba, Japan to pick an entirely new... [More]
Pink-Colored Pineapples - These Pineapples Get Their Rosy Hue From Genetic Modification
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This Quarter and Average 120 Clicks Pub: May 22, 17
Pink-Colored Pineapples
These Pineapples Get Their Rosy Hue From Genetic Modification
Del-Monte and Dole have been growing pink-colored pineapples at their plantations in Hawaii and Jamaica. This candy-colored tropical fruit has been genetically modified to contain a chemical... [More]
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