View Full Version : seedless watermelon??
06-01-2006, 06:16 AM
Are seedless watermelons genetically modified fruit? As I was eating some last night, it occurred to me that they probably are and that doesn't sit well with me. I have a hard time finding organic watermelons so I buy the seedless ones, they're just so much easier with my 3 yr old but now I'm rethinking this decision.
06-01-2006, 06:31 AM
Well, they are more probably hybridized than gmo'd. The seeds/seedless doesn't have anything to do w/ gmo. Most fruit now has been hybridized. There are seedless organic watermelons as well.
06-01-2006, 06:43 AM
Thanks....I didn't know there was a difference in hybrids and GMO...my ignorance. I'll keep a look out for the organic seedless.
06-01-2006, 08:22 AM
So called "seedless" fruits usually have very small or infrequent seeds.
Those are hybrids.
However, those watermelon with no seeds, are genetically modified versions, introduced a couple of decades ago.
The nutrition factors are low. Seeds in our fruits have an effect on the nutrients in the meat of the fruit itself.
Besides, buying the seedless variety means that eventually the fruit will become extinct because it cant grow without seeds. Bananas have a few varieties that are nearly there, because of the disappearance of the seed.
Life starts with seeds.
We eat living foods.
Support those fruits that haven't been screwed with.
06-01-2006, 08:37 AM
Janet...exactly what I was thinking as I was eating it last night. 'How could this not be screwed with? It should have seeds!'
06-01-2006, 10:17 AM
It's definitely hybridized, so the sugar shocks your body a lot more than non-hybridized fruit. It could also be GMO, especially if it's not organic.
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