I was reading today about researchers trying to create a good-tasting cookie that's also good for us. Apparently there are lots of impediments to creating such a cookie, what with all the ingredients being unhealthy. I wish them all the luck in the world and will adopt thanking them as my new mantra if they ever succeed.
Suddenly I saw the connection between this noble quest and the research goals pursued by scientists in another realm near and dear to me - horticulture. They're the folks we have to thank for the miraculous low-maintenance roses I wrote about a couple of days ago. Similar to the public's desire for healthier food, we're demanding plants that are healthier for the environment and for gardeners, and the producers are supplying them. Maybe they could help those cookie-designers out.