Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Forward into the past - tangerine development in the IE

Before I moved here, the Inland Empire was an agricultural area. Homebuilding and commercial pressures, however, have forced the vineyards and groves out, and people of an economic bent are waiting for the day that the Inland Empire converts itself into a technological powerhouse of white collar innovation.

Well, the University of California of Riverside is doing is part for technological innovation - in agriculture:

UCR scientists have released a new tangerine -- exceptionally sweet, nearly seedless and deep orange in color -- for commercial distribution to nurseries and then on to growers and supermarkets.

It's called Daisy SL, and while the SL stands for seedless, the suffix could pass for a cool tech name, I guess.

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