UPDATE: You can now see a video here!
Oh this is good, as in strange good. A Chinese farmer been tinkering with modified pears since 2003, and this year he’s reportedly grown 10,000 edible Buddhas. The effect is achieved through growing pears in confining molds. These are just in time as the UK can once again celebrate wonky shaped fruit and vegetables thanks to the abolition of EU rules on the size and shape of 36 types of fruit and veg. Bring it oooooooooon!
Of this is nothing new and this pumpkin shaped like a human face was ‘made’ decades ago using a similar technique. It may be old but I still find it terrifying today!
And I give you yet more examples of veg fiddling;
In 1996, Laura Stein examined the line between cultural imposition and natural development;