RayZyn lets grapes hang on the vine past the time they would typically be harvested for winemaking, and dries them to create a new 'superfood snack.' Pic: Getty Images/bmdesign

RayZyn draws on otherwise wasted wine grapes for a superfood snack

By Kristine Sherred

The growing snack company – a phoenix rising from the devastating California wildfires in 2017 – dries wine grapes (and sometimes coats them in chocolate) to create a fruit snack with more antioxidants than their traditional counterpart.

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Developing salt-tolerant grapevines

By Rachel Arthur

Scientists have identified genes expressed in grapevine roots that limit the amount of sodium that reach berries – a discovery that could ‘significantly accelerate’ the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines.


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