GMO and Plant Modification

Apologies for my poor blog post productivity: I am in the midst of Open University exams, which are occupying a lot of my time. Further, I have a number of draft long blog posts on the go that I am having difficulty completing; sometimes blog posts write themselves, sometimes they have to be extracted like an impacted wisdom tooth.

In the meantime, here are a few fabulous infographics. I don’t dare stray into the GMO debate at this time as I haven’t researched it enough. I think, however, that these graphics vividly demonstrate that we have been pretty adept at modifying plant organisms irrespective of GMO technology. We could open a philosophical debate here about what are “natural” plants (but I won’t).

All I will say is that these modern plants are very different from their descendants. They have also been developed to meet human needs.

Hat tip to James Kennedy, a chemistry teacher in Australia, who put these graphics together (here).

Watermelon Development  jpg

Corn  Development jpg

Peach Development jpeg

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