Fruits And Veggies Are Alive, Can Defend Against Herbivores

A study published online today in the journal Current Biology found that store-bought cabbage, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, sweet potatoes, carrots, and blueberries respond to light-dark cycles up to about a week after harvest. Part of the mustard family, Arabidopsis is related to produce including cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. So the researchers decided to see if they could catch similar results in food crops like cabbage.