Apples losing their crunch to global warming: Study
PARIS (AFP) - Global warming is causing apples to lose some of their crunch but is also making them sweeter, a study said on Thursday.
Analysing data gathered from 1970 to 2010 at two orchards in Japan, a research team said there was clear evidence that climate change was having an effect on apple taste and texture.
"All such changes may have resulted from earlier blooming and higher temperatures" during the growth season, they wrote in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.
About 60 million tonnes of apples are produced every year, making it the world's third most popular fruit.