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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Genetic engineering gone awry? Take a look; it's funny!

Food, Gardening, Just for fun!

If you have ever grown a vegetable garden, you know that sometimes the carrots or potatoes grow in some unusual shapes. I have harvested anatomically correct boy carrots or potatoes that looked like aliens. But I have never encountered produce that resembled the female form. That is until now.

 

I bought some really good looking strawberries on Friday. As I was washing some off, I came across one unlike any I had ever seen. It was like Pamela Anderson on steroids!

Laughingly, I yelled, you have got to see this strawberry. My son came trotting into the kitchen to see and quipped, maybe genetic engineering isn't such a good idea?

 

If this is a natural phenomenon, as it is with the carrots, or if it is a result of genetic engineering, I have no idea. Some of the gene splicing projects I have read about are a little frightening. Correcting a defective gene and replacing it with a perfect gene is one thing, but adding human genes to pigs or taking out the gene in strawberries that makes them decay is quite another. I don't think we know enough yet about the complexities and ramifications of genetics to be making such drastic changes.

 

As for our femme fatal strawberry, not wanting to take any chances, I told my son, I better eat this one. If anyone is going to be enhanced, it's going to be me!  ;-)

 

Actually, the strawberry had many, um, appendages.

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