Frankenstein Was The First Genetically Modified Organism
Without GMOs, we wouldn’t have certain fruits and vegetables. Thanks to modern gene manipulation and cross-breeding, we can enjoy a variety of food that we normally wouldn’t. And before you start preaching about how bad GMO food is for you, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. That papaya you have on your breakfast plate? It’s genetically modified! GMO actually saved the papaya. Now, altering genes dates back tens of thousands of years, but it wasn’t until 1931 that Frankenstein came out that tackled the matter, first hand. In short, Frankenstein is a genetically-modified organism thanks to bioengineering. The movie stars Boris Karloff and was the first of its kind to shed light on the matter, based on Mary Shelley’s novel (The Richest).