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Scientists sidestep genetic engineering in effort to develop hypoallergenic apples

| | March 22, 2013
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While apples rarely cause the same intense allergic reaction as more common allergens like shellfish or peanuts, they often cause irritation for those allergic to birch pollen and can result in irritation or blistering on the tongue or lips.

Italian scientists and researchers are working to create a hypo-allergenic apple using traditional plant-breeding methods by identifying the existing varieties most likely to be hypo-allergenic.

View the original article here: Scientists Developing Hypo-Allergenic Apples

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