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How scientists create new fruits and vegetables

There are thousands of different kinds of apples on the market, and 2,500 of those are grown in the United States, like the Granny Smith, Fuji, Honeycrisp, and America's favorite, the Gala, which just beat out the Red Delicious variety for the first time ever. Scientists are still developing new varieties, like the Cosmic Crisp apple from Washington State University. This innovation isn't just the controversial GMO kind. In fact, crops have been cross-bred to produce new varieties for hundreds of years.
Fri, Mar 6 20202:59 PM EST