DailyDirt: Super Foods... To The Rescue

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While there are a lot of debates going around about the wisdom of genetically modified organisms, a bunch of food scientists are working with edible concoctions that aren't GMOs. Traditional breeding of naturally-occurring varieties of fruits and vegetables can still produce some pretty amazing results. And ultimately, consumers are voting with their purchases -- which is creating all kinds of food innovations. Here are just a few examples. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 2nd, 2011 @ 6:34pm

    never thought apple breeding could be so interesting...

    apples that don't brown after you cut them open?!?! black magic, I say!

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    Tom Landry (profile), Dec 2nd, 2011 @ 7:53pm

    Re: McRib. Encore foods (catering to feed the lower-middle working class since who knows when) makes an entree that is exactly what Mac's sells.....fake "grill" marks and all. Its sits in a pool of decent BBQ sauce. 6 "rib" sections per package. So if you want something that is probably made from the most disgusting things imaginable yet you still love the tasty goodness of this miraculous meat product, you don't have to wait for Mac's seasonal offering. McRib's year 'round for ALL!

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    Michael Ho (profile), Dec 2nd, 2011 @ 11:19pm


    If the McRib gets really popular, I fully expect there to be frozen McRib knockoffs in supermarkets taking up entire rows of shelves -- just like there are chicken nugget knockoffs everywhere...

    "Pork nuggets" doesn't sound very appetizing... but I'm sure there will be a beef version, too. yum!

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    anonymous disenfranchised Dutch coward, Dec 3rd, 2011 @ 1:08am


    wasn't that the broccoli that was unpatentable because of the simple cross breeding method used? thought i read that story here too.

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    Edward Teach, Dec 3rd, 2011 @ 7:28am

    "restructured meat"

    Arrr, matey, I could not help but grin wolfishly when mine eyes beheld the term "restructured meat". What manner of corporate milksop bethought of such a heathen term? Shiver me sides, "restructured meat" could be either a replacement for mine peg-leg, or the title of a mediocre "Mexican Bible" from days of yore!

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    Tom Landry (profile), Dec 3rd, 2011 @ 6:01pm

    Re: Re:

    I've no problem with 'reconfigured" meat just as long as they keep the cartilage chunks out of it.

    Nothing as disgusting as biting into a chicken patty and finding a white plastic-like nugget.

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    Michael Ho (profile), Dec 5th, 2011 @ 12:21pm

    Re: broccoli

    If you're talking about this artcle:
    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111125/09052516897/coming-to-plates-europe-patented-vege tables-produced-conventional-breeding.shtml

    It looks like naturally-bred broccoli could get patent protection, even though the rules aren't supposed to allow for that.

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