There are quite a few folks who express concern over Genetically Modified Organisms. Mostly they fret about plants that have had various genetic stuff spliced into them. It seems a fair question, but I have observed that the anti GMO crowd seem overall to be reasonably well fed and so I consider it unlikely that they are surviving entirely on acorns and walnuts harvested from the forest floor.
I wonder how they feel about Giant Vegetables?
I must confess my first exposure to the concept of growing huge vegetables came from a viewing of Wallace and Gromit, Curse of the Were Rabbit.
But as a hobby it has caught on, and our local Oktoberfest has had a "Giant Pumpkin" competition for the past two years. Other "stuff" also gets brought.
I think it was an off growing season this year, or perhaps the real heavyweights were coming in at the last minute. But here are a few, presumably modified, entrants shortly before the competition began.
These things get big enough that gravity, or perhaps tidal forces, have effects on them. Middle aged slump is not exclusively a human problem. The old gaffers on the park bench seem to be enjoying the spectacle.
A large punk, warts and all. It looks like a beached technicolor manatee.
A turnip....I think. For reference that is a three pound tomato on the left.
But my favorite Strange Veg of the year. Not even on display, it was sitting on a counter back in the office. Maybe a little too risque for small town America?
A Ruebenesque root of some sort.