Scientists develop tearless onion

 onions.jpg This is what I like about modern science. Its ability to tackle the really pressing issues of the day.

Scientists, using a technique know as 'gene-silencing' (sounds more like an organized crime techniqe to me, but what the hell do I know) to prevent the onion from producing tear-causing enzymes. While impressive, the discovery is still in a prototype phase and won't be in kitchens for at least a decade.

In related news, efforts to 'even-out' the notoriously bi-polar rutabega has hit another roadblock.

Photo by Fir0002.