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Monday, August 22, 2016

Ancient 'Genetic Engineering'

10 Foods That Exist Because Of Ancient Genetic Engineering

Bridget O'Ryan | August 22, 2016

"GMO” foods may seem like a modern phenomenon, made possible only because of well-funded labs and genome analysis. What most consumers don’t realize is that most of humanity’s crops were already genetically modified thousands of years ago. In almost all cases, our favorite fruits and vegetables were engineered to be fundamentally different from their wild ancestors.

The List of Ten Plant Foods:covered in the article
  • Wheat
  • Coffee
  • Avocados
  • Strawberries
  • Pumpkins
  • Corn
  • Bananas
  • Brocoli, Cauliflower And Other Cultivars
  • Watermelon
  • Almonds

"Even in ancient times, humans were genetically modifying their food without realizing it, molding crops into more desirable versions over time." Source:

[Click to Enlarge] "Use of Genetically Modified Organisms" Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (A Brief History Of Genetically Modified Organisms: From Prehistoric Breeding To Modern Biotechnology. July 23, 2015) and (From Corgis to Corn: A Brief Look at the Long History of GMO Technology. August 19, 2015)>

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