All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena
- a diet that consists entirely or primarily of fruits in the botanical sense, and possibly nuts and seeds, without animal products;
- a philosophy of non-harming living organism without need, especially animals and plants;
- a lifestyle that reflects these ethical and environmental values.
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There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.
Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms. A gene is the basic physical and functional unit of heredity. Genes, which are made up of DNA, act as instructions to make molecules called proteins.
The Human Genome Project has estimated that humans have 20,000 - 25,000 genes. Every person has two copies of each gene, one inherited from each parent. Most genes are the same in all people, but less than 1% of genes are slightly different between people. Poplar tree genome suggests more than 45,000 genes.