That's a good point. I hadn't thought of that but another thing to consider is the qualities Monsanto, et al try to achieve when they create hybrids. I don't pretend to know what's in their minds but if I had to guess, I'd say the list, in priority order, probably looks something like this:
Originally Posted by ABC123
1. Fast growthand so on.
2. Pretty appearance
3. Ripens off the vine
4. Pest resistance
5. Long shelf life
I'm thinking that "nutrition" and "flavor" don't even make the top five.
"Able to reproduce itself" is probably on the top of the list of qualities they want to avoid....
If we think in terms of what's in MONSANTO's best interest, we'll probably come pretty close to what they try to achieve.