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Old October 6 2012, 05:21 AM   #4
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Re: GMO foods.

MacLeod wrote: View Post
You do realise that we have been altering things for centuries.
Millennia, in fact.

I'd venture to guess that many (if not most) of the "naturally grown" foods consumed by the OP are hybrids, products of generation upon generation of cross-breeding and selection for desired/desirable traits and qualities. That banana Kirk Cameron likes to talk about, for example - it did not exist 100 years ago and would never have existed at all except for an extensive and deliberate cross-breeding program aimed at producing it.
"Recently my 8 year-old cousin asked me, with a wicked twinkle in his eye, if I'd ever microwaved a banana. I'm terrified to try, but I'm sure whatever happens—splattering, abrupt, radioactive—sounds exactly like an Annie Clark guitar solo."
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