It’s incredible how far humanity has come with plant life in our race to create crops that can keep up with our ever increasing demands. This started with cross pollination and breeding plants that were more suitable for consumption. Early fruit wouldn’t have been much better than potatoes by modern standards. Then in recent years we’ve gotten into the sticky subject of genetic modification, something you could say we’ve been in the process of our entire agricultural life. Now, thanks to a little bit of kiwi ingenuity we’ve entered a new phase with something sort of entirely different. We’ve taken away the scalpel of cutting into DNA and are replacing it with the gentle touch of light. Ultraviolet light in fact.

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