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Dec 16, 2017
Originally published on December 16, 2017 10:17 am
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In just a minute, now that we have pit-less avocados, we will ask our panelists to predict what will be the next unnecessary food innovation. But first, let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Progressive Insurance, offering a way to buy home insurance with their Home Quote Explorer Tool. Custom quotes and rates are available online. Learn more at progressive.com or 1-800-PROGRESSIVE - now that's Progressive; Carnegie Corporation of New York, supporting innovations in education, democratic engagement and the advancement of international peace and security. More information is available online at carnegie.org; and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where teams of physicians collaborate to treat each and every type of cancer; more at dana-farber.org/beatcancer.

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Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: OK. So instead of a pink grapefruit, in the future, we're going to have - it'll be, like, a more, like, a rich magenta grapefruit.

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PESCA: Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: Taco Bell that tastes like food.

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PESCA: Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Well, all the unused avocado pits will be added to cans of garbanzo beans to add interest. Then one day, many years from now, the pit will be removed and pit-less garbanzo bean toast will sweep the food nation.

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BILL KURTIS: And if any of that happens, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

PESCA: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thank you also to Negin Farsad, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett. And thanks to all of you for listening. I'm Mike Pesca, host of "The Gist." We will see you next week.

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