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Can a Miracle Fruit Overcome its Unsavory Reputation?

Conservationists, farmers, and nutritionists are singing the praises of the breadfruit. If only it didn't taste so bad.

Last month, Dr. Diane Ragone of the Hawaiian branch of the National Tropical Botanical Garden showed up in Samoa with a $12,240 check for their Ministry of Agriculture. Though it wasn’t a mind-boggling sum, Ragone was greeted with great fanfare; this was the first major step in a bid to revolutionize the world with an unassuming Samoan product: the breadfruit.

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