For by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Romans 5:19)
Disobedience is what put mankind into the mess from the start. (God said don’t eat of this tree)
Point: (This was not an issue of fruit) GOD was Placing Adam under AUTHORITY.
It is interesting to note that Adam was in authority over the garden. (Take dominion) but God placed him under his authority – ONLY THOSE UNDER CAN BE OVER!