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JUN 21, 2013 - Time

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They’re Alive! Harvested Produce Still Respond to Light

Fruits and vegetables on grocery store shelves may have left the farm but that doesn’t mean they’re inert. It turns out cabbage, blueberries, spinach and carrots still respond to light about a week after being picked, and that means they continue to change their biology even as they sit in a store. We all know that harvested fruits can continue to ripen, and that fruits and vegetables can rot, but they also have other reactions to the light-dark cycle that can affect their nutritional content and even their ability to protect against pests. Janet Braam of Rice Univeristy and her ... Read More

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