latimes:
Why supermarket tomatoes tend to taste bland: Scientists suggest breeding for uniformity inactivates a gene that affects color and sugar content.
Photo: The tomatoes at left are normal, and the two on the right are bred for uniform color. New research suggests the ones on the left are likely to be tastier. Credit: C. Nguyen and J. Giovannoni

latimes:

Why supermarket tomatoes tend to taste bland: Scientists suggest breeding for uniformity inactivates a gene that affects color and sugar content.

Photo: The tomatoes at left are normal, and the two on the right are bred for uniform color. New research suggests the ones on the left are likely to be tastier. Credit: C. Nguyen and J. Giovannoni

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    i had an apple today for lunch and it vva$ the la$t one and i vva$ like, “eh i dont really vvant thi$ apple it dont look...
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    I always wonder: why are people so weird about the coloration of food?
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    reason #2874938247 i’m not a fan of genetic modification and/or selection even though i’m going into genetic...
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    Shhh! Don’t tell anyone- they’ll get the spotty ones before I do, darn it!
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