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the mutato-project

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a german artist by the name of uli westphal has collected and photographed a variety of oddly shaped fruits and vegetables.  his aim was to show that the “normal” shapes of these foods that we see in supermarkets are not actually “normal.”

he wants people to realize and appreciate the diversity that exists in agriculture in natural settings. when you think about it, there is only one shape of lemons in the supermarket, only one shape of strawberry and only one shape of tomato.  the consistency of our produce in supermarkets is not what really exists in nature, and uli brings light to this topic with his collection of “mutated” fruits.

in my backyard, there are tons of mutated lemons and we still eat them despite their odd shape!

images via trendland

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