August 16, 2013 | Corrinne

I love my fruit – but it seems even apples aren’t immune from the effects of climate change. A 40-year study of Japanese Fuji apples shows that the fruits are now becoming softer and sweeter.

Warmer global temperatures trigger the apple trees to blossom ever earlier – which means sweeter, riper fruit at harvest time. That may sound good, but it isn’t really. It shows that climate change is really starting to affect our food crops. I wonder how different our supermarket shelves will look in another 40 years’ time?

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