Futuristic Cranberries & 1959 Cranberries


In the future, cranberries may be sweet enough to snack on without sugar, thanks to the efforts of biologists and geneticists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Going back in time to 1959, a few cranberry batches tested positive for aminotriazole, an herbicide, causing a nationwide panic and collapsing the cranberry industry almost overnight.

We Tried a Futuristic Cranberry. It Was Fresh and Naturally Sweet – NPR: The Salt

The Great Cranberry Scare – The New Yorker: Elements