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Firemelon

Melons are closer to fruits than veggies.
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We could introduce genes from a chili plant into a watermelon to get it to produce capicum (the spice in chili plants) so the watermelon would be spicy. Great on a cool day.

Maybe we could also introduce a gene that makes the red, too. So you can tell it's a firemelon.

DesertFox, Jun 28 2004

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       Before anyone m-f-d's it for genetic magic, remember that this is just another genetically modified food, which they have in abundance. Not science magic.
DesertFox, Jun 28 2004
  

       Are you nuts?   

       (Actually, I think this one passes the magic test, even though you are talking about GM: you are reasonably specific in your suggestion, rather than just waving a magic wand at a melon to make it spicy.)
DrCurry, Jun 28 2004
  

       I'm gonna vote against this. Spicy food is good, but spicey liquids dripping down my chin like melon juices sounds like a bad idea.
Madai, Jun 28 2004
  

       How is this better than fruit salsa?
evilmathgenius, Jun 28 2004
  

       What about wind and earth melons? I don't want to eat the wind melon.
harderthanjesus, Jun 28 2004
  

       Fire bad! This is good. +
sartep, Jun 28 2004
  

       Not magic GM, true. But boring GM nonetheless. Anyone can do it. Hey, let's introduce genes that make melons blue and, um, taste like prunes. Yeah.   

       See, easy. Yawn.
waugsqueke, Jun 28 2004
  

       Why not just eat slices of watermelon with Tabasco on them? Or take a bite of a pepper whenever you bite into the melon. I'm not gonna spend twice as much on a genetic freak-fruit just to have it come to life in the middle of the night and try to suffocate me in my sleep. Sorry.
Pocketassreturn, Jun 29 2004
  

       Homeopaths call the chemical 'capsicum'. Homeopaths are not human. The chemical responsible is a crystalline alkaloid generically called capsaicin. The second 'c' is silent, or soft, depending on where you went to school.   

       Bun from me [DF] because I already use chilli and salt on my watermelon to zing it up - would prefer your GM, convenient alternative.
ConsulFlaminicus, Jun 29 2004
  

       //where homeopaths fit into the etymological scheme of things//   

       Somewhere below Phys. Ed. teachers - at least they need qualifications.
Detly, Jun 29 2004
  

       [zanzibar] Mushrooms are fruits??
swimr, Jun 29 2004
  

       Been smoking too many, methinks.
DrCurry, Jun 29 2004
  

       I agree.
DesertFox, Jun 29 2004
  

       Zanzibar, I hope you realize NONE of the above are fruits, and not even all are vegetables. You either had a lobotomy or deserve one. And by the way... If Nick Cave has Bad seeds does that make him a bad fruit?
anzlovar, Sep 05 2004
  
      
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