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Old 01.11.2020, 09:23
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If lettuce doesn't have the seeds and being crispy is a man added quality, though? Is it fittest because we were able to change the dna to our wishes and surviving successfully because we manage to persuade enough kids to eat that bland thing..while other lettuces don't make it.

Is there anything evolutionary in kids disliking certain foods?
But lettuce does have seeds, we just don't see them in the shops because by the time they've "gone to seed" it's too late to eat them.

Iceberg is bland, but it has the right crunch for things like sandwiches / burgers. Of the real lettuces that or romaine would be my choice, my other preferences for nussli or rocket aren't actually lettuce.

There probably is something evolutionary in kids preferences, we're evolved to seek calories and lettuce doesn't really work for that. Evolution is a very blunt tool and it will take a while before it catches up with modern food availability.
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