The New York Times has an article on using radiation to create genetically mutated plants. Radiation breeding has led to thousands of mutant plants and a large part of the world's crops, and has been put to use by bodies like the International Atomic Energy Agency to improve crop yields in developing countries. The mutations — which arise spontaneously, unlike those in genetically modified crops — can improve plants in all sorts of ways, including increasing yield, size, resistance, and offering better taste and quality.
Besides, the Radiation Symbol Looks Jazzy on Produce Packaging
Aug 28, 2007