The GMO (genetically modified organism) seed timeline in Hawaii goes back to the mid-90s. An outbreak of ringspot virus destroyed most of Hawaii’s rainbow papaya crops, causing production to fall 40%. To combat the virus, a University of Hawaii professor genetically engineered a ringspot-resistant strain of papayas. Shortly afterwards these modified rainbow papaya seeds were handed out free to farmers, and the rest, they say, is history.
Yep! You read that right, EDIBLE Spoons! These IncrEDIBLE edible spoons are made from wheat, oats, barley, soybean, corn, and chickpeas. Down to Earth will begin offering two flavors - plain and chocolate - in November 2019 for only 35 cents each. Similar to a hard biscuit, these edible spoons will last up to 25 minutes in hot soup and 45 minutes in a cold dessert before they begin softening. You gotta try 'em to believe 'em!