Scientists have engineered a new berry called Pine-berry.
A genetic combination of pineapple and strawberry, Pine-berry is a testament to how science is changing the course of nature. The fruit flesh can range from soft white to orange and is very fragrant with a slight pineapple flavor.
The plant is disease resistant but not very profitable due to small-scale farming, small berry size, and low yields. Suspicions of the fruit being an April Fool’s joke were raised due to the timing of the announcement, and number of fruit-related sites (who knew there were even such things as “fruit-related” sites) launched by an Internet company named Pineberry.
While it is remarkable on a scientific level, one has to ask; why would anyone travel all the way to Belize to eat strawberry shaped pineapples?