Natural crops untouched by human tinkering? Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussels sprouts are genetically-altered variants of the Brassica family – Genetic Literacy Project

The cruciferous vegetable family, also known as the Brassicaceae or Cruciferae family, originally hails from the Mediterranean and Central Asia and is a member of the mustard family, which includes plants such as mustards, radishes, and turnips. This family of plants is unique because it can cross-pollinate, meaning that different varieties of the same species can be bred to create new varieties.
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