back to top
DIY

Is This Food Natural Or Genetically Modified?

You need to be able to use all five senses to tell.

Posted on
  1. Are these tomatoes natural or genetically enhanced?

    Dave Crosby CC BY-SA 2.0
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Au Naturel
    Correct
    Incorrect
    They're GMOs!!!
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Plump, beautiful, and perfect, but no longer a GMO since the 2000s.

    Genetically modified tomatoes were on the market in the 1990s but were halted after 1998. Currently, there aren't any available commercially, but scientists continue to experiment with tomatoes that'll be more nutritious and tasty and have a longer shelf life.

  2. What about this luscious papaya?

    buzzle.com
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Totally natural
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nah, that's a motherfucking GMO.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    GMO! With improved nutrition and taste.

    Yeah, we probably wouldn't be able to eat these if it weren't for science.

  3. How about these witchy-looking things?

    laughingsquid.com
    Correct
    Incorrect
    So real.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Are you serious? There's no way that's natural.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a hybrid — meaning it's NOT a GMO.

    Weird. Cool. Wow.

  4. How about this cup of yellow rice?

    pbs.org
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Looks natural enough.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Yellow rice? As if.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a GMO with added vitamin A.

    Golden rice was a GMO created in attempts to lower vitamin A deficiency in the Philippines.

  5. Is this potato directly from the earth or has it been genetically altered?

    i.huffpost.com
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Raw as a baby's bum.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    GMO! You can't fool me!
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It doesn't bruise easily, therefore it is a GMO.

    Whoa, touched by the power of science!!

  6. Can tomatoes really be white??

    burpee.com
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Absolutely.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Not without genetic modification.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    They're real!

    Hybridization science rocks.

  7. And this corn?

    witf.org
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Looks like Farmer's Market organic and GMO-free.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Definitely modified.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    GMO!! These plump kernels are pretty normal in terms of what you find at most stores.

    Like, bruh, do you even know what a GMO-free vegetable looks like anymore? (Hint: If they're labeled organic.)

  8. This glass of milk?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Straight from my neighbor's dairy farm.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Everything we consume is a mutation!
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a glass of milk made from hormone-injected cows!

    Currently, some dairy farms inject a hormone called rbGH into their cows to boost production. While the debate's still out on the effects of genetic modification on animals, scientists have been experimenting with milk to make it healthier. Trials have included higher omega-3 content, lower lactose content, and most recently, increased antibodies to fight viruses like Ebola.

  9. And these delicious bananas?

    sbs.com.au
    Correct
    Incorrect
    THESE ARE UNDOUBTEDLY PURE.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Actually, nah, the bananas we know wouldn't even be around without genetic modification.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a super banana!! GMO x 1000!

    It's supposed to combat vitamin A deficiency in developing countries.

  10. Now, can these freakishly beautiful alien strawberries be natural????

    etsy.com
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Yes.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    No.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hybrid! Black Magic. Sorcery.

    La la la la la.

CORRECTION

GMO tomatoes and GMO milk (specifically with higher omega-3 content or lower lactose content) are no longer on the market. An earlier version of this quiz misstated their availability.

Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.