Slowing The Mold That Makes Berries Yucky Fast

Scientist Steven F. Vaughn of the U.S. Agriculture Dept. was irked by moldy raspberries and strawberries at his local supermarket. So he devised a solution that might please even the likes of Jeremy Rifkin, biotech's most famous critic. The answer: a chemical that's part of the berry's own fruity aroma. The cost: less than a penny to treat a quart.

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