Pretty much all of our food crops are genetically modified. Most of them were modified by simple (or maybe not so simple!) breeding instead of direct DNA manipulation, of course. Cool pictures in this article
Originally shared by Daniel Suarez
The banana was indeed created…but not by divinity
Humanity has been modifying living things for thousands of years. By encouraging certain genetic traits and thwarting others, we’ve drastically altered the forms of fruits, vegetables, and animals, domesticating them into what we now think of as their natural forms.
Those of you who’ve read Michael Pollan’s book The Botany of Desire will already be familiar with this process, where humans and plants are linked in a symbiotic genetic dance. But pictures say a thousand words…
Posted – SAT Jan 4, 2017 (1:55 pm) #nature #genetics