Ever since the first genetically modified foods hit the grocery stores in the 90s, consumers have been concerned about eating GMOs. In Canada and the USA, people are still fighting for mandatory labelling of these foods. Nobody wants to be eating “Frankenfood” without realizing it, after all.
But there are many foods that are naturally occurring crosses between two plants. And still many others, like today’s mystery fruit, that are man-made hybrids developed through conventional breeding (not genetic manipulation.)
Can you guess what fruit is the result of a man-made cross between a pomelo (seen in the Tweet) and a mandarin orange? Tell me your answer in the comments, and I’ll come back later to reveal the truth. No fair cheating to find the answer! But you may visit the link from the Tweet and see if you can find the answer in the article (it’s hiding in plain sight, so it may take some work to find it!)
If you don’t know the answer, take an educated guess. Or, if you like, try to come up with a creative or humorous answer. Let’s see how well you know your fruit.