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Plant breeding programs focused on developing grapefruit varieties with low/no furanocoumarins 

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: Importance of Human Nutrition in Agricultural Production
: food-drug interactions
: Liz Wilkins26 12 Oct 2012
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Furanocoumarins in common grapefruit varieties can cause dangerous food-drug interactions for people taking certain common medications. Citrus geneticists at the University of Florida have been developing pummel-grapefruit hybrids that produce fruit with very low levels of furancoumarins. This type of research needs to be continued and supported so that more consumers are able to consume and enjoy fresh grapefruit products without worrying about food-drug interactions.

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