Friday, 26 February 2016

What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

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Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies didn't always look and taste this way. Humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favourite produce for millennia.

Selective breeding is a slow process whereby farmers select and grow crops with those traits over time. From bananas to eggplant, here are some of the foods that looked totally different before humans first started growing them for food.

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