The other night, my grandfather left a comment on how scientists are smart but also greedy, thinking that they're intentionally modifying the genetic makeup of plants and crops in order for them to gain money. You know, the myth that they're creating problems so they'll earn by providing solutions.
That conversation made me curious about the pre-GMO state of the food we take for granted. I heard about them in my biology class before, but for some reason, it's more interesting to learn about them now. So here is a photo of watermelon mentioned in an article I found online.
Image Credit: Genetic Literacy Project
This 17th-century painting by Giovanni Stanchi depicts a watermelon that looks strikingly different from modern melons, as Vox points out. A cross-section of the one in the painting, which was made between 1645 and 1672, appears to have swirly shapes embedded in six triangular pie-shaped pieces.
Image Credit: Alvaro/Wikimedia Commons