Amazing Graphics Show How Much Peaches Have Changed Since Humans Started Growing Them
Throughout the 12,000 years or so since humans first developed agriculture, the foods we eat have undergone drastic transformations. Farmers have found ways to select for different traits when breeding plants, turning out generations of larger, sweeter, and juicier crops.
Australian chemistry teacher James Kennedy got interested in the topic and started doing some research. His findings inspired him to put together a series of infographics explaining how some of our most beloved snacks have changed over the centuries. With Kennedy's permission we've posted three here: Peach, watermelon, and corn.
First up is the peach:
Next, the watermelon:
As you can see, we've come a long way from the days of our ancestors and the small, unappetizing fruits they munched on.
Click here to check out more of Kennedy's work at his blog.
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