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Tigerlily
Feb 16th, 2005, 03:32 PM
Are (non-organic) seedless fruit genetically modified?

I always wondered how they got the "seeds out" of grapes and oranges. Are they GMO?

I'm just curious. I really should be buying organic fruits and veggies but I can't afford it, and my mother who buys most of our groceries really has no interest in buying organic (and not a lot of money either).

Kiva Dancer
Feb 16th, 2005, 08:17 PM
I'm thinking it's just the variety of grape grown.

But I'm sure someone with more information can answer in better detail.

eve
Feb 17th, 2005, 12:14 PM
If you go to the following url, then scroll down to "Scientific American ask the experts: how do seedless fruits arise and how are they propagated?" you'll find an answer to your question. Basically, when the fruit comes from a non-fertilized flower, it is seedless. http://archives.foodsafetynetwork.ca/agnet/2001/10-2001/agnet_october_3-2.htm#SCIENTIFIC%20AMERICAN

veganblue
Feb 17th, 2005, 01:43 PM
Great link, many thanks!

Tigerlily
Feb 17th, 2005, 02:37 PM
Okay! Thanks! :)