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The Problem with GMO’s

Genetic Modification. GMO. Frankly, it sounds quite scary.

What’s also scary is the fact that we need eight syllables to describe something quite simple: Fiddling about.

The problem with modifying something that already exists in a state of modification (ie. evolution – meaning that the plant or animal was genetically modified through a natural process occurring over thousands of years to fit best with its surroundings) is that well, first of all, forcibly adapting another thing to our own benefits just doesn’t make any sense in the long term.

Singling out a single species of wheat, for example, out of the thousands that already exist, modifying it so it grows faster, and then… Well the problem is no one stopped and gave a thought as to why thousands of species of wheat exist, and why it still exists. It still exists because there are thousands of species that are different, and resistant to different things. Drought. Some die, others thrive.

It’s the same thing with blight, insects, pestilence or simply developing a resistance to the chemical pesticides dumped on them already. The point is, there is no ‘best’ species. So making wheat a mono-culture crop means that people will have to constantly ‘update’ the genetic modification to keep up with something that nature has already provided.

Ladies and gentlemen, another reason to go organic.

Just a thought..

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