His Way Of Looking At Genetically Modified Food Will Make You Go WTF At First And Then — WHOA

Do we really want to be afraid of science? A guy who knows has an answer.


Most food you buy ... it's already genetically modified. Yep.

On that note, here are ...


I have eaten wild apples, and he's right. I never thought of it that way!


He has no problem with that. I'm not surprised he has no problem with science, but his amount of having no problem leaves me ... interested.


Artificial selection! Interesting ...


True. Seedless watermelon didn't just *happen*.


Now it makes sense that folks would breed silkworms to produce more silk. I didn't know that they couldn't exist in the wild anymore! Lotta learning goin' on here.

This is the point where I go, WAIT. BY HATING ON GMOs, WAS I HATING ON SCIENCE?

Aw, Neil, you're always making me smarter.

Albert Einstein

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