Broccoli does not exist in the wild. Neither does cauliflower, wild kohlrabi, wild brussels sprouts, or cabbage.
Ditto for Ruby Red Grapefruit, sweet corn, Red Delicious Apples, Angus beef cattle and Holstein milk cows.
The chicken in my curry has no real counterpart in the wild, nor does the rice boiling on the stove, or the tangerine sitting on the kitchen counter.
So why would anyone freak out in the slightest from the idea of genetically modified fruits and vegetables?
But of course a lot of people do, and because of that it's extremely easy to fool people.
For example, which of these genetically modified vegetables, fruits and animals are real?
- Lemurat? Dolion? Glofish? Graisin? Grapple? Fernspider?
- Pluot? Tangelo? Diabetes-fighting lettuce? Colorful carrots? Lematos?