The Hidden Truth About Seedless Watermelons
Growing up, we did’t have the option to eat seedless watermelons, which I am thankful for. After trying one for the first time a few weeks ago, I noticed it didn’t have the same taste, smell, sweetness, or even texture as a watermelon with seeds would have. It was a bit bland on some bites, mushy and didn't taste normal. Additionally, after much research, I've come to find that seedless watermelons can be extremely dangerous to your health.
Are seedless watermelons a genetically modified organism (GMO)?
“A seedless watermelon is a sterile hybrid which is created by crossing male pollen for a watermelon, containing 22 chromosomes per cell, with a female watermelon flower with 44 chromosomes per cell. When this seeded fruit matures, the small, white seed coats inside contain 33 chromosomes, rendering it sterile and incapable of producing seeds.”
So, there you have it. This process stated above can be described as genetically modified, hence interrupting the natural process of the watermelon growth and altering the genetic alteration.
Why would someone want to put this in their body?
A great watermelon should be sweet, juicy and chock-full of seeds. I’ve always been curious why would anyone would change this fruit? More cost-effective? Easier to eat? Safer for children? Although these reasons may seem logical, in the long run, whats most important to me is my health and my body; therefore, the thought of putting chemicals in it tends to disgust me.
Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods to Your Health
There has been numerous studies around the connection between GMOs and a handful of major health problems. This study has been tested on animals and the animals that had eaten the non-GMO version had a much longer mortality rate and little to no health issues.
The Difference Between Hybrids and GMOs?
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