In the media Non-bitter Belgian endive soon to arrive on your plate?

Belgian endive crop

For the first time, Belgian researchers have succeeded in eliminating the "bitter gene" from Belgian endive and chicory. Although it will be a while before we can buy a less bitter Belgian endives in the store, says doctoral student Charlotte De Bruyn (UGent/ILVO).

Several articles published about this in the Belgian press:


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