Earlier today I was eating a delicious apple. As I was close to finishing, I bit in a little too far, and got a piece of the core stuck in my teeth. It took a pretty long time to get it out. I then had a flashback, to a time when I was probably 11 or 12 years old, eating some apples off of a tree with my cousin. I believe I was trying to convince him there was such thing as an apple that had no seeds and no core. I don't think he bought it, but I can't really remember. Being 28 now, and knowing that foods are often genetically modified, I got to thinking, fuelled by my annoyance with the piece of core stuck in my mouth. If they made apples without core or seeds, would the freedom of biting into an apple, knowing I'm perfectly safe from any unwanted disruption or surprise, really be worth the trouble? And how would they be sustained? what if they fucked something up?