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Never Eat a Fruit Out Of Season Again With RipeTrack

But what about the snozberries? When are they at their peak snozzberriest?

It's easy to forget that produce is only really supposed to grow during certain seasons -- partly because most fruits and veggies are available in supermarkets at any given moment, and partly because a lot of us play way too much Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Well, some of us play too much ACNL. Mostly me. I'm looking at me here.

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Can Plants Think? AsapSCIENCE Makes a Surprisingly Compelling Argument

Have fun with your conflicted feelings, vegetarians.

Some people don't eat meat because they don't like the idea of killing and eating an intelligent creature. (*raises hand*) So this video by AsapSCIENCE that makes a case for plants having a certain level of thought might give some people weird feelings about their salad. So, how do plants think?

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Your Daily Serving Of Star Wars Characters As Fruits And Vegetables

In Which We Make A Terrible Pun

What can you say about Star Wars characters depicted as fruits and vegetables? May the figs be with you? Aren't you a little short for an asparagus? That's no moon, it's a watermelon! No, you're right, none of those should be said. But these are too amazing not to share. Artist Nela Krzewniak paired a few major Star Wars characters with fruits and vegetables for some interesting results. And yes, she did come up with punny names. (via Laughing Squid)

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Stop Eating Vegetables! CDC Says They’re the Biggest Cause of Food-Borne Illness

Good news for anyone who hates vegetables, or just wants to shut up their smug vegan friends! A new study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that the majority of food-borne illnesses come from green vegetables, not meat or dairy products. Take that, vegetables!

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Women Holding Guns Made of Vegetables

what is this I don't even

I know what you're thinking. "Did she fire six carrots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a rutabaga, the most powerful vegetable handgun in the world, and would blow your buck teeth right off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, bunny? Go ahead: make my whey.

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Edible Star Wars Carved Vegetable Sculptures, These Are

Japanese chef and sushi bar owner Okistugu Kado carves out detailed vegetable sculptures inspired by movies, in this case, Star Wars. The sculptures are edible, but held together with bamboo skewers and toothpicks, so one might want to be careful if they feel the need to eat a sculpture that tastes like a vegetable that a chef put hours -- sometimes upwards of ten -- into creating. Head on past the break to see some of the other detailed sculptures, and after that, head on over to Kado's personal blog to see more of his work, including a sushi cake that may not turn out to be what you envisioned when you heard the phrase "sushi cake."

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Photographs of Delicious, Rejected Mutatoes

Artist Uli Westphal has amassed a remarkable collection of photographs documenting the "mutatoes," the anomalous fruits and vegetables that he found at farmers markets. These often strange-shaped and sometimes stranger-tasting foodstuffs awoke Westphal to illusion that he experienced at main stream markets.
The complete absence of botanical anomalies in our supermarkets has caused us to regard the consistency of produce presented there as natural. Produce has become a highly designed, monotonous product. We have forgotten, and in many cases never experienced, the way fruits, roots, and vegetables can actually look (and taste). The Mutato-Project serves to document, preserve and promote these last remainders of agricultural diversity.
The writers at Edible Geography take it further, seeing the project as a startling reminder of how the human food system now hinges on so very few varieties of plants, with many other varieties simply dying out from their lack of use in industrial agriculture. Though you could leave the politics of farming aside, it makes these photographs less of a goofy display and more of a sad procession. These are strange plants, surely, but they are beautiful in how they stand out from the hum-drum existence of the supermarket. It's disappointing that we have, as a species, apparently become so picky that we can no longer appreciate a curiously-lobed pepper. Personally, I think they look delicious. (Uli Westphal via PFSK)

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