Saturday, March 30, 2013

A thought about GMOs

What gets me about the whole genetically-modified paranoia is that the regular wheat and corn, and everything else that is farmed, has been modified by human behavior. Corn started out as a grass with a low yield; yet over the course of human history, we selectly choose to plant seeds that resulted in our current corn on the cob. The difference is that we did not do it in a lab over a short decade, instead we took thousands of years to do it--nevertheless, we modified the genetics of the current corn plant long before we understood genetics. Everything that you buy in the grocery store has been genetically modified long before Monsanto was a glimmer in a caveman's eyes.