An Australian company has fabricated a tree that can bear up to eight different types of fruit. To do so, an asexual plant propagation technique known as grafting was utilized to genetically connect eight species of fruit.
Hey, my orange taste like an apple, and the snozz berries taste like boogers.
Any chance of also growing Tomatoes?
tomatoes are not fruit lol.
it is! http://www.blurtit.com/q826...
Tomatoes are part of the fruit family and are genetically similar to grapes. Lol
Am I the only one who thinks this is a bad idea? Call me paranoid, but I hate when we fuck with nature like this. Killer bees, anyone?
On Killer Bee's from Wikipedia: "The Africanized honey bee in the western hemisphere is directly descended from 26 Tanzanian queen bees (A. m. scutellata) accidentally released by a replacement bee-keeper in 1957 near Uberlândia, Minas Gerais State in the southeast of Brazil from hives operated by biologist Warwick E. Kerr, who had interbred honey bees from Europe and southern Africa." "Cannot survive extended periods of forage deprivation, preventing introduction into areas with harsh winters or extremely dry late summers" Clearly Kerr's objective was to create violent Bee's, next thing you'll say you prefer organic food and think all Agriculture should switch back. We have a rising population and we have to feed them somehow.
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not... Are you actually defending the creation of killer bees? If memory serves, they were created by mixing a bee who's honey was very sweet with one who was extremely productive, in the hopes of creating a hybrid bee who would produce a lot of great honey. What we ended up with was an overly aggressive bee who has been known to kill humans. Sure, they can't survive winter, that's nice, but what about people who DON'T have such cold seasons? I bet they don't love honey all that much. Also, explosives were created for mining... An 8 different fruited tree, what could possibly go wrong? My crystal ball just broke, so I couldn't tell you, but I sure as hell hope nothing will. Same for all those other hybrid experiments out there we don't know about.
That is some crazy sh%t. Messing with nature isn't always good, but i reckon this would help alot of people.
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