Seedless Fruits

Fruits are a great source of vitamins and minerals for the Body and Brain. Fruits are often considered pleasure or snack foods because while they don’t necessarily satisfy a hungry belly they can tide you over until the next meal. Many people believe that fruits are gifts from god because of their sweetness and their ability to provide pleasure to the senses. The only parts of fruits that we don’t like are the seeds so for over 200 years humans have set about eliminating seeds from fruits.

Did you know that like the creation story of the Bible, fruits also played a large role in creating the theory of Evolution that they teach in school? In 18th century Europe the grafting of plants to modify or create new verities lead to a new way of perceiving nature. People like Darwin and others began to notice the mechanisms that produced the traits or characteristics of plants and animals. That led to the theory of Evolution of plants, animals, and humans. It has also lead to the rampant genetic modification of fruits to reproduce without seeds so that they can commodify Life and profit off of it. No wonder so many species of birds and insects are disappearing on a daily basis.

If there is a process then there must be an author, some call it god; I call it Life. The purpose of every living thing in nature is to multiply and flourish while humanity has an added mandate of universal awareness. Fruits propagate by appealing to the senses of insects, animals, and humans. They are colorful which appeals to the eyes while their sweetness appeals to our taste and smell. When consumed in moderation they provide essential nutrients for all insect or animal that consume them.

As stated before, the only part of a fruit that is undesirable is the seed but did you know that the appeal of a fruit is only a mechanism in the process of the fruit’s Life cycle? Of course fruits can fall from a tree and germinate where it lands but seed dispersal and fertilization is a far more effective process. Fruits protect their seeds with an antacid coating so once eaten a seed has a high probability of passing through the belly of an animal or bird, coming out fertilized with nitrates and ready to grow.

Some birds are even pre-disposed to desiring seeds and since they don’t have teeth and cannot digest the seeds the seeds end up passing right through them intact. So why do Birds desire seeds? The answer is Life is acting on their minds to help contribute to the whole of itself.

Humans, on the other hand have a different purpose. Life does not manipulate Humans to be seed distributors the same way as birds however; our awareness should inform us that we have a duty to respect the mechanisms in nature. The tree of Life has already produced seedless fruits that are serving their purpose perfectly. Do you know your purpose as an AfRAkan; the Tree of Life’s first fruits?

When we persist with irrational behaviors by displaying a lack of respect for nature it only reveals that we lack awareness of the mechanisms in Life. We also have become like those seedless fruits that we desire so much. We have grown so desire dependent on the beauty and sweetness of the things that give us pleasure in Life that we cannot see that we are killing ourselves.