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Older readers can take heart that it's not just nostalgia that makes people wonder why things don't taste like they used to.

12th May, 2012
Strawberries can taste like they used to.

Savour the flavour

Older readers can take heart that it's not just nostalgia that makes people wonder why things don't taste like they used to. According to food writer and gardener Mark Diacono, the new crop varieties being grown today "are often developments and/or crosses of older varieties, bred for greater reliability and resistance to disease. Flavour is often lost in that process".

Diacono was commenting on news that near-extinct varieties of fruit and...

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