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Monsanto, how did this happen? New 'blingon' berry found in Sweden
06-08-2012, 06:01 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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This is bullshit. Lingon and blueberries have coexisted forever and now this? This is not a natural occurrence. coffeetime.gif They bloom at entirely different times. coffeetime.gif

Quote:A new type of berry has been found in the forests of western Sweden and has been given the name "blingon" - a result of the natural union of the lingon and blueberry.

The species of plant producing the berry has been detected at a number of locations across Sweden but until the discovery in Bohuslän has not borne fruit, according to a report by Sveriges Radio (SR).

"The leaves have a blueberry colour, that is to say quite light green, but they are also leathery, similar to lingonberries," Evastina Blomgren, the botanist who made the find, told SR.

While the plant bears some resemblance to elements of its floral forebears, the berries themselves it appears are unlikely to compete for a place on the Swedish summer smorgasbord.

"It was no taste sensation. They didn't taste rotten, but they weren't that good," Blomgren said.

The plant is reported to have been created purely by the force of nature and grows as a result of the cross-pollination of near-lying blueberry and lingonberry plants by the same insect.


Destroy natural food sources much? vic.gif
06-08-2012, 06:04 PM #2
Accidental Stoner Member
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Slightly better than 'ballon', though.
06-08-2012, 06:08 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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From the article:

Quote:Blomgren explained however that she is not entirely happy with her find being given the name "blingon", saying that she would prefer "blågon", incorporating the Swedish word for blue.

06-08-2012, 06:08 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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How bout bong berries? stoned.gif
06-08-2012, 06:10 PM #5
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Oh fuck. sad2.gif
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:40,950 Threads:1,565 Joined:Feb 2011
Yeah no shit?!? And it's presented in msm like lol wut look at that odd news gaah.gif
06-08-2012, 06:25 PM #7
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Occurs to me they're experimenting. With both uncontrolled (non-farm) crops and public ignorance.
06-08-2012, 06:26 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:40,950 Threads:1,565 Joined:Feb 2011
For those reading this:

Over here the blueberries bloomed already and as far as I can tell we're gonna have a great blueberry year with continued nice weather. Lingonberries (a close relative to cranberries) bloom later and I don't see any natural reason for this cross-breeding to happen.



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