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Canterbury scientists working to create ‘balls of fruity deliciousness’

A team of Canterbury scientists believes fruit production using lab-grown plant cells could be a solution to challenges facing growers. The work of the Plant and Food Research team, who are exploring fruit production with not a tree, bush or vine in sight, has been described as groundbreaking.
September 7, 2023
Researchers on the trials hope to recreate the taste and nutritional benefits of regular fruit. The team at its Lincoln site, south of Christchurch, have been working with cells from several different fruits, including blueberries, apples, cherries, feijoas, peaches, nectarines and grapes, for the past 18 months.