Thursday, June 30, 2011

Delete your fruits and vegetables!

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 9:05 AM

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We’d normally leave this kind of thing to Indy Keeper of Sustainability Consciousness Matthew Schniper, but since he’s on vacation, here’s a disturbing little infographic to tide you over.

It comes courtesy of the latest National Geographic, whose editors have unearthed a study showing how commercial agriculture made 93 percent of fruit and vegetable varieties extinct over the past century.

On the plus side, that means there’s still more than enough variety to make up a refreshing can of V-8!

But over the long haul, it's probably not such a good sign.

Still, it's worth noting that the study National Geographic cites was conducted back in the days when Monsanto was still better known for Agent Orange (the lethal defoliant, not the punk band) than it was for Genetically Modified Frankenfood.

With so many new and delicious mutant fruits and vegetables looming on the horizon, will Mother Nature’s outdated offerings even be missed?

Viva la diversity!

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