The future?

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    Another thing in our future may toxic, or non existent, food. We have "roundup ready" corn which is now being attacked by the new, adapted "roundup ready" weeds.

    Now we have the resistant root worms. Our chemical food corporations claim either ignorance of the problem or persecution, whichever happens to slip into the conversation first.

    I am pretty stupid but it just seems to me that something had to be introduced into the corn biology to allow it to grow in chemicals that used to kill it. Similarly the biology of the corn itself had to be changed to kill the worms. Becoming toxic to the worm.

    But fear not Monsanto. The govmint will pick up the tab for your indiscretions.

    Meanwhile enjoy your corn. It will take a lot more of it to kill you than it does to kill a worm. It may not even kill us, perhaps just induce malformations and birth defects, all of which will probably be defind as beneficial.

    Of course you too may become resistant! At least for a while..... Until the next "modification" is introduced.

    Rootworms have developed resistance to genetically engineered corn | The Raw Story
     
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    This was moved from "politics". For my part I can think of nothing more political than the continuing dispute over GM crops. Corporate money flowing to the congress for these laws is immense.

    Perhaps the only thing more political would be "HEALTHCARE".
     
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    That's deep!!! (chuckle)
     
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    Sorry, not feeling real deep today. One of those "post the first thing that pops into your head" kind of days...
     
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    Granny says, "It gonna be a long dry spell if it don't rain purt soon...
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    Crisis looms as extreme weather ravages US crops
    Tue, Jul 24, 2012 - Freak weather in some of the world’s vital food-producing regions is ravaging crops and threatening another global food crisis like the price shocks that unleashed social and political unrest in 2008 and 2010, food experts are warning.
     

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