my mutant GMO tomato growing happily in a windowbox next to a daffodil.
i really don’t get people who hate on GMOs. a genetically modified organism is not a bad thing, and we’ve been doing it for years. just instead of a lab, we use selective breeding. you think bananas always looked like they do? or corn? or cows? think again. it’s the same thing, we just expediated it.
GMO food crops are brilliant. they’re stronger, hartier, have a higher yeild and can even be grown in windowboxes next to daffodils. people argue that their genetic makeup is too uniform, but i think they’re being short-sighted. these are still PLANTS and therefore cannot be identical. nature doesn’t allow for pure uniformity. why do you think you have weeds growing in your lawn? four leaf clovers? that one pumpkin that randomly grows huge? humans are constantly trying to create uniformity and a lack of biodiversity in our surroundings WITHOUT the use of GMOs. GMOs don’t have an impact on that, really. WE do.
what i really think it is is a fear born of ignorance. people don’t understand GMOs, or their applications, and are therefore afraid of them. those people in turn write fear-based rhetoric (the fox news of GMOs, if you will) and others regurgitate it and shy away. the funny thing is that the people who shy away hardist are the ones who would balk the most if i compared what they’re doing to fox news. which i just did. O SNIZZLE
look, believing a GMO is bad because the huffington post TOLD you so is just as moronic as believing obama is a mexican or whatever because glenn beck told you so. it’s just the other side of the same fear/ignorance based coin.
science is here to HELP us survive. with GMOs, we can create more food for our ever expanding population with less resources. funnily enough, going organic would produce less food and use more resources. it’d also be more vulnerable to blights, droughts and vermin.
so man, screw all the haters. me and my science-born GMOs are standing strong. glofish to tomatos, they’re all ultimately to help our species. what we need more of isn’t organic froofroo whole foods chains, what we need more of is SCIENCE!
edit: just fyi, we’ll still always have the global seed vault. which is science helping us again. just sayin’