When you Google search the phrase ‘GMO’, you’re met with a a plethora of images showing needles injecting unnamed chemicals into the skin of fruits, protest images and other mock-ups involving Frankenstein’s monster-like vegetables. The phrase ‘Franken-food’ in big red letters on a black background is thrown at you. While these images are (quite frankly) hilarious, they are also inherently damaging and cause hindrance to important genetic research. Unfortunately, as with most popular science topics highlighted in the media, there’s a lot of ambiguity surrounding GMOs and many people have no idea what they actually are.
I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour
– Wednesday Addams
Even with our fairly narrow perspective on the electromagnetic spectrum, most people would say that they know their colours. A red car is red, a green plant is green and a black shirt is going to be black regardless of the circumstances. Right?