Using genetic engineering to produce brand new plants

I had an interesting idea some time ago:
Imagine a food company using gene engineering technology to create a brand new plant that makes fruit similar to coconuts, but more bottle shaped, and with less pulp on the inside walls. The base of its stem would dry more than the other parts, allowing one to access the fruit's contents by twisting its top, and maybe even plug it again to "close" it. Instead of coconut milk, the fruit would be full of high-sugar nectar that tastes just like [insert popular carbonated beverage the company in question produces].
How feasible do you thing it is for something like this to ever happen?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    coud you produce weed that doesn't smell like weed?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know what gives weed its smell (nor do I know what that smell is like), but if it's not caused by the same substance that makes people high, then probably yes.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What about plants that gives fruits that taste and feel like meat? It would encourage everyone to go vegan

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      what about plants that grow actual meat? Now that would be something

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Not possible because it would lack the proper nutrients.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Cows eat plants and develop meat, and plants eat what's in the ground and sunlight. Why is it impossible to skip a step?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Cow stomachs have bacteria that convert plant matter into protein.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              LOL literally just splice some of that bacteria DNA into the plant. Done.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        That would be cool, but you would probably need some sort of fancy sci fi crop plot to grow it in.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    In the past several decades since the beginning of the "genetic engineering" meme, the genetic engineers have produced so far exactly one useful plant, roundup ready corn.
    In the past several millennia since selective breeding commenced, the selective breeding scientists have produced thousands upon thousands of useful new planet, animal and fungus varieties.
    So selective breeding produces more than one useful variety annually, while genetic engineering produces less than one ever quarter of a century.
    So why are there a dozen genetic engineering threads daily on LULZ when selective breeding threads only appear on the board in the form of thinly disguised BBC spam?
    Why are the people who claim that they want to create new varieties of plants, animals, etc. so completely uninterested in the most effective technique to meet their ends?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Because they are pop-sois buying into propaganda produced by people who are funding genetic editing mainly for the purpose of biological warfare.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Selective breeding takes centuries and may not get rid of some genetic diseases entirely. Also impractical for humans unless you're willing to accept copious amounts of genocide.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Genetic engineering is a very new technology, and for anything made with it to be considered safe to eat, it would need to go through a lot of testing and paperwork. Also, selective breading threads appear rarely because there isn't much to discuss, other than maybe doing it for your own plants, which LULZ might be a better place to discuss..

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        And whenever selective breeding is discussed in the context of humans, everything becomes a /misc/fest.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Well, yes, naturally. Eugenics are widely frowned upon.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >In the past several decades since the beginning of the "genetic engineering" meme, the genetic engineers have produced so far exactly one useful plant, roundup ready corn.

      That statement is incorrect. GMO cotton, canola, sugar beets, and s oybeans are all widely grown. GMO papayas saved that fruit industry from a nasty virus. GMO wheat is now being grown in limited commercial amounts in Argentina.

      https://www.fda.gov/food/agricultural-biotechnology/gmo-crops-animal-food-and-beyond

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What I don't understand is why aren't we breeding fruits to be less shit. I fucking hate buying peaches, plums, etc. from the store because they don't ripen off the tree. The ONLY exception are bananas which do ripen once you pick them. We should just breed peaches to finish ripening in the store. I fucking hate biting into a green mealy peach which looks good on the outside.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Another idea discussed here a while ago was to design plants having both chlorophyll and also photorhodopsin in order to exploit the entire spectrum of sunliht.

    Another idea is seaweed that makes excess cellulose in order to bind CO2 without needing more iron.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    How about using genetic engineering to produce a brand new dick that will traumatise your asshole

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