Observer: So, just how unethical is your supper?
Pink lady apples: A hybrid of Golden Delicious and Lady Williams, the UK's fastest-growing apple variety is colonising our shelves. But it sets a sinister precedent—the first trademarked or patented apple. So although it has been created using material from the natural world's genetic 'commonwealth', the hybrid is now the property of a profit-driven company. Anyone wanting to plant Pink Lady has to pay for the privilege of growing it. Critics say this is 'bio-piracy', the privatisation of our planet's biodiversity.