• Thanks to Bill Gates GMO bananas are coming to a supermarket near you

  • Wonderfully sweet with firm and creamy flesh, bananas come prepackaged in their own yellow jackets and are available for harvest throughout the year. It is one of the World's healthiest food and one of the most consumed fruit in the world.  Yet, now they are Genetically Modifying this wonderful fruit?  Share if you care about our natural fruits!  If this is accepted into the population…what fruits and vegetable will they go after next?

    (NaturalNews) What does the development of genetically modified bananas have to do with the world's richest man, founder of Microsoft Corp. Bill Gates? Everything.

    As noted by CNet News, James Dale, the director for the Center for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities at Queensland University of Technology in Australia, says he's devoted a number of years to the creation of a better banana (what is currently wrong with the kind that grow naturally? We haven't a clue, but there it is).

    Dale says he's been working on creating a pro-vitamin A-enriched banana since 2005. “Good science can make a massive difference here by enriching staple crops such as Ugandan bananas with pro-vitamin A and providing poor and subsistence-farming populations with nutritionally rewarding food,” he said in a statement.

    Banana‘We know our science will work' – famous last words

    And now, thanks to nearly $10 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dale is close to achieving his goal. As reported by CNet:

    There is a big visual clue these bananas are different. They look the same on the outside, but the flesh is more orange than pale as a result of high vitamin A. Unlike the bananas we are used to in the U.S., these plantains are always cooked before being eaten. The banana is a common staple food, but it's lacking in micronutrients like vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiencies have been linked to weakened immune systems and blindness.

    “We know our science will work. We made all the constructs, the genes that went into bananas, and put them into bananas here at QUT. Hundreds of different permutations went into field trials up north and we tested everything to make sure our science worked here in Queensland,” Dale said.

    The report noted that prior to human consumption the bananas were safely eaten by Mongolian gerbils (not sure what the connection is to humans but we're going with it). The strain of bananas destined for human consumption were grown in Queensland and have since been shipped to the United States. A six-week trial is scheduled and the results will be reported by the end of the year.

    Dale says he hopes that Ugandan farmers will be growing the new GMO bananas by 2020.

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    One Response to “Thanks to Bill Gates GMO bananas are coming to a supermarket near you”

    1. These people are really getting on my nerves!!!