Scientists have discovered how to create an onion that will be "tear-free" ending whole eye watering fiasco when cooking with them. They used biotechnology to switch off the gene that makes our eyes sting, and therefore water.
The success of the New Zealand and Japanese is being widely celebrated as a "good story for biotechnology."
I would personally prefer watering eyes to genetically modified food but perhaps that's just me?
Implications - There are a variety of uncomfortable sensations whose root causes are known, yet the vast majority of people accept that these sensations are inevitable. Businesses that create alternatives or solutions to these sensations will attract the attention of the consuming public who is unwilling to accept discomfort on a day-to-day basis.
Tear Free Onion Created
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- By: CowbagFeb 7, 2008 Updated: Jun 22 2011