Apple Speculations

Day’s Verse:
He must become greater; I must become less.
John 3:30

Imagine an apple. It grows on a tree in an orchard in Eastern Washington, near Yakima. This apple receives special treatment: No pesticides, no chemicals, no sewage sludge fertilizers. It’s an organic apple, and you pay extra for that delicious, chemical-free flavor.

Now imagine another apple. It is genetically identical to the organic apple from Yakima, but this one is created from scratch, atom by atom, in a laboratory. No pesticides, chemicals, or nasty fertilizers have ever touched its pristine skin. The question is whether this chemically synthesized apple, which is identical in every way to a naturally-grown apple, qualifies to be sold as organic. Continue Reading >>