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Ag on Instagram: The best farm photos from Oct. 15, 2020

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We bring you some of the best farm photos on Instagram for October 15. Want to get listed in this daily feature? Be sure to hashtag your Instagram pics with #agdaily.

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Tractor Talks. 🚜 #cashdavisfinn #crueaustingunnar

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After 15 years of development, @delmonte has finally released its @pinkglowpineapple. You can get one for only $49 a pineapple 😬 The reason for the high price right now? Pineapples actually take as long as 24 months to grow, with Pinkglows specifically being hand-picked “in ultra-limited harvests” on a select farm in Costa Rica. In addition, scaling up production of a new variety from a few plants requires several production cycles of seeds, and in this case each cycle takes more than a year. The price should eventually come down. It is said to be “both juicier and sweeter than a traditional pineapple” featuring “a delicious and completely unique taste” that “boasts notes of candy aromatics.” How was it made? It has been genetically engineered to produce lower levels of the enzymes already in conventional pineapple that convert the pink pigment lycopene to the yellow pigment beta carotene. Lycopene is the pigment that makes tomatoes red and watermelons pink. With the passing of standardized food labeling regulations, these products will need to be labeled as a genetically modified food item at the retail level. Del Monte has demonstrated that the pink flesh pineapple is as safe and nutritious as its conventional counterparts. https://www.foodandwine.com/news/pink-pineapples-buy-online https://www.bestfoodfacts.org/pink-pineapple/ #pineapple #pinkpineapple #pinkglowpineapple #delmonte #gmo #gmopineapple #geneticengineering #geneticmodification #biotechnology #food #foodscience #science #scicommunity

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