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The Sciences

Futuristic Cranberries & 1959 Cranberries

Science & FoodBy Science & FoodDecember 3, 2015 9:00 PM
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In the future, cranberries may be sweet enough to snack on without sugar, thanks to the efforts of biologists and geneticists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Going back in time to 1959, a few cranberry batches tested positive for aminotriazole, an herbicide, causing a nationwide panic and collapsing the cranberry industry almost overnight.

We Tried a Futuristic Cranberry. It Was Fresh and Naturally Sweet

– NPR: The Salt

The Great Cranberry Scare

– The New Yorker: Elements

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