Scientists at the University of California at Riverside has developed a new orange: KinnowLS (the LS stands for low seeded)
The orange has been developed by mutation breeding of the mandarin variety Kinnow. It is slightly larger than a mandarin, with a thin, extremely smooth rind.
Professor Mikeal Roose, head of the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences and part of the team which developed the new fruit, said: 'People who like very sweet fruit are going to find ‘KinnowLS’ to be very appealing.
It is estimated the fruit could be on supermarket shelves in five years.
I am one of those who doesn't like orange as much due to the sour taste.
I am not sure this is a good news or scary news... The good part is that the new orange is sweet... :9 The scary part is that it's a mutation... What are the generic side effect of eating such orange?
I am not sure the difference between "mutation" and "genetically engineered". To me, both sounds bad for human health.