Long before we ever knew that DNA existed and started splicing genes to quickly create what we consider to be a “better” fruit or vegetable, scientist and farmers were using selected breading to accomplish the same result.
The next time you take a bite into a fruit or vegetable, consider what it may have looked like before humans ever started selectively breeding it.
Here are 6 examples of how humans forever changed what these “natural” foods look like.
This painting by Giovanni Stanchi depicts a watermelon that looks more like a pomegranate than a juicy pink watermelon, a strong contrast from what we eat today. Yet this painting is only from 350 years ago.
Next up is the Banana…