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Here Comes the First Genetically Modified Apple

It doesn't brown as fast when cut or sliced

(Newser) - People leery of genetically modified crops will soon have to look a little more carefully when they reach for an apple. The Agriculture Department today gave the go-ahead to a Canadian company to sell GMO apples in the US, reports Reuters . They've been doctored to resist browning when cut... More »

How Lasers Can Spot the Perfect Apple

The result could be tastier produce in stores

(Newser) - It can be tough to tell, without biting into an apple, whether it's unripe, just ripe enough, or its tastiest days are behind it. Fortunately, scientists in Lebanon and France are working on a new way to determine ripeness, and instead of using their teeth, they've opted for... More »

Women Who Eat Apples Daily May Have Better Sex

Women indulging in the forbidden fruit experience better lubrication

(Newser) - Eating the forbidden fruit of an apple tree may be even racier than the Bible says. Women who eat one to two apples a day experience a better sexual quality of life than women classified as having "no regular apple consumption," according to a new study in the... More »

Man Spots Jesus, Lamb—on Apple

'Maybe it's a sign,' says David Duran

(Newser) - First Jesus was spotted on Google Earth . Now he's apparently taken to fruit. Albuquerque's David Duran was making apple butter in his mother's kitchen when he came to "the last couple of apples in the batch." He was just about to peel one when he... More »

Non-Browning Apple Has Growers Seeing Red

Genetically-engineered fruit has some growers fuming

(Newser) - It sounds like magic: an apple that won't turn brown when cut or bruised. But the genetically-engineered fruit's special powers aren't enough to win over other apple growers, who say it's just unnatural. The Arctic Apple, from small Canadian firm Okanagan Specialty Fruits, could hurt consumers'... More »

Apples, Pears Fend Off Strokes

White-fleshed fruit reduced strokes in Dutch study

(Newser) - An apple a day may keep the doctor away, and more specifically lessen your chance of having a stroke. High consumption of apples and other white-fleshed fruit like pears, bananas, and cauliflower reduced people's likelihood of a stroke by 52% in a new Dutch study, the Daily Mail reports.... More »

Beatles Break Free of CDs

Pricey USB drive holds band's remastered studio albums

(Newser) - Beatles songs still aren't available on iTunes, but you can get them on an apple—a USB drive shaped like an apple, that is. EMI is charging a mere $279.99 for all of the band’s remastered studio albums, previously available only on CD, and a slew of video,... More »

Marketers Ditch Fast Food for Produce Aisle

(Newser) - Wary of being associated with fast food, Disney and others are leaving Happy Meals behind and targeting young buyers—well, their parents—by branding everything from eggs to apples, the Big Money reports. Disney properties like Mickey Mouse, Miley Cyrus, and Zac Efron appear on packaging as well as the... More »

Zoo Tries to Lure Stranded Polar Bear Out of Moat

Zero has been stuck in Milwaukee park's moat for 2 weeks

(Newser) - Staff members at the Milwaukee County Zoo are taking new action to rescue a polar bear named Zero who has been stuck in the moat that surrounds his habitat for 2 weeks, the Journal Sentinel reports. Using a crane, handlers lowered a big plastic crate filled with Zero’s favorite... More »

Not the Apple-Bobbing 'Fat Boy' Had in Mind

Pursuit of late night snack lands horse in British swimming pool

(Newser) - A horse’s hunger for apples got the better of him early yesterday when he ended up stuck in a British swimming pool, the Cornishman reports. The fittingly named “Fat Boy” and another pony broke into the garden of Sarah Penhaligon, 28, to snack on her apple trees. But... More »

Don't Cry: Onions Reduce Heart Risk

Red wine, tea, and apples also thwart artery inflammation

(Newser) - Onions and red wine can help reduce the risk of heart disease, researchers say. Both, along with tea and apples, contain a type of flavonoid compound called quercetin, which stalls chronic inflammation of the arteries. In one case, a lower dosage of the compound actually had a larger effect, the... More »

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