Strawberries as large as apples will be eaten by our great-great-grandchildren.



John Elfreth Watkins : engineer
Watkins was correct in predicting that harvested fruits and vegetables would be larger in the future. The widespread use of pesticides in the produce farming and the advent of genetically-modified fruits and vegetables in the 1980s and 90s have put oversized fruits on the market.


Tom Geoghegan. "Ten 100-year predictions that came true", BBC News Magazine. 11 Jan 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16444966


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