September 7, 2009

A New Generation of Modified Foods: Buddha-Shaped Pears.

If you see a Buddha on the Tree, Eat Him.

After the laughter subsided, I realized that this could be a really positive step in a new direction of food manipulation. Just as I like my tofu to look like baby-back ribs, our fruit can now resemble any number of deities.

On a serious note, not sure we want our fruit grown in a plastic-leaching, less-than-breathable cage, wouldn’t claustrophobic fruit make for bad juju?

Pears are tasty, but would you feel comfortable eating a Buddha? Brings new meaning, I guess, to if you see the famous If you see the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him koan.

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