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Future foods: Candy grapes, hypoallergenic apples, and more!

| August 5, 2013
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A pluot, a plum/apricot hybrid (CREDIT: Gwenharlow at en.wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons).
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Science has always impacted the way we grow and produce food, but now “designer” fruits, vegetables and even fish are coming to our table.

Whether it’s been genetically modified, cross-pollinated or created out of some other scientific process, scientists are aiming to create food even better than mother nature.

But better doesn’t always mean tastier: Some scientists want to vaccinate people through foods and others want to breed fish that grow larger faster. To see what’s possible, we’ve taken a look at five different designer foods to see what might end up on the menu.

Read the full, original story here: Cotton Candy Grapes and Other Altered Foods of the Future

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