The menu for our tenth course is probably the most varied so far.
Will we be eating seaweed in the future? And maybe even orange corn?
In between these two plant news items from October 2014, we also sample mushooms, tomatoes and hot chili peppers, and finally we get some dessert from Bill Gates (yes, THAT Bill Gates!).
See what you may be eating in the future at: Food, fuel and more will be produced in sea farms of future.
Read about how a physician found that identifying wild mushrooms is like diagnosing human diseases at: Learning From Fungi: Of Medicine and Mushrooms.
Find out how researchers identified a new process that explains why tomatoes are susceptible to a disease-causing fungus at: To Wilt or Not to Wilt.
How hot are the chili peppers you’re eating? Find out at: Rating Chili Peppers On A Scale Of 1 To Oh Dear God I’m On Fire.
Learn more about this at: Natural gene selection can produce orange corn rich in provitamin A for Africa, U.S..
And finally, for some dessert: The Love Life of Plants, courtesy of Bill Gates….
Next-Time: From plants in space to the secret life of fungi.
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