Duncan Grapefruits and Chemistry Court

By Ashton Yoon | March 27, 2017 10:01 pm

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The Duncan grapefruit has been described as “the finest, sweetest grapefruit” in the world, but after 187 years as the reigning champion of the American breakfast, the grapefruit inexplicably disappeared from grocery shelves. After only a few decades, it seems like the Duncan is making a comeback in Maitland, Florida.

Meanwhile, a conflict over the essences of sweeteners like Equal and Splenda brings chemistry into the courtrooms.

The Death and Rebirth of the Duncan Grapefruit – The New York Times

Legally Sweet American Scientist: Marginalia

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  • http://www.mazepath.com/uncleal/qz4.htm Uncle Al

    People will eat what government tells them to eat. Meat must be outlawed for humanitarian and environmental intents. Sugar must be eliminated for behavioral anecdotes. Red Delicious apples are perfect – cheap to grow, resistant to shipping loses, storable tor more than a year, pretty. They are universally acceptable for lacking scent and flavor.

    Above all, no chemicals in food!. Enforce that with the Vital Force Doctrine (élan vital). Who cares if it is nonsense? It assigns arbitrarily enforceable, convenient crimes to necessary criminals.

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