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APR 16, 2013 - Fast Company

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Could A Delicious Peach Hold The Secret To Biofuel?

Researchers have just started poking around the peach genome, in the hopes of altering the trees so that they can be used to produce an oil-replacing fuel. Humans are attempting a second massive transformation of the plant kingdom. The first was the painstaking domestication of wild plant species for food: over millennia, farmers turned small seeds and fruits into the grocery-store sized beauties we know today. Biting into a peach is the end result of 4,000 years of careful breeding and cultivation. Humans have spent millennia reshaping the genetics of a wild fruit tree from China into ... Read More

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