Bush and I agree on this.
SCIENTISTS have discovered just why it is so hard to get some children to eat their greens: some people, it seems, are genetically programmed to find vegetables such as broccoli more bitter than others.
The reason is that evolution has prejudiced them against foods that contain a compound called glucosinolate, which interferes with iodine getting to the thyroid gland.
A lack of iodine can cause mental and sexual problems as well as a condition called goitre...In tests, people with a certain genetic make-up found some vegetables, such as broccoli, turnips and watercress, about 60 per cent more bitter than others....The former US president, George Bush, famously disliked broccoli....
Date: June 28, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY - A genetic variation seen worldwide in which people either taste or do not taste a bitter, synthetic compound called PTC...People who can taste PTC are less likely to eat cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli...The ability to taste or not taste PTC was discovered in 1930..
I can't stand broccoli, cabbage, sprouts, radishes etc. and have known about these taster genes for ages so why the new press release? The children are force fed broccoli by their mother so I'm not sure if they have inherited it or not, but then they haven't inherited my eye colour or hair colour.. in fact they don't even look anything like me......