Ever wonder how your food would be without any human intervention over the course of agriculture history? For thousands of years, farmers have manipulated their crops to get the best yields and have resulted in many of the produce you see today.

Also, it’s informative to note that more than 3000 grains, fruits and vegetables have been “created” in a laboratory by subjecting them with gamma rays and/or highly toxic chemicals to artificially scramble their DNA–and have since been marketed as organic, including Ruby Red grapefruits and almost all of the most flavorful and top selling organic Italian pasta.

In the end, most people fail to understand where the foods they eat come from. If you think genetic modification involved hormones, needles, or chemicals: think again. But what about pasta, or ruby grapefruits? Organic covers foods mutated by radiation and chemicals.

Based on this article by the Genetic Literacy Project