Thursday, August 07, 2008

My Genetically Modified Cow Can Kick Your Genetically Modified Cow's Ass!

It says here that global destroyer Monsanto is giving up the pussy milk trade (as in: milk with puss in it, not...oh, never mind). It seems that they are tired of fighting over semantics with farmers and milk producers who don't think it is a good idea to alter the natural hormonal make up of dairy cows in order to "curb global warming by requiring fewer dairy cows." If that ain't slapping lipstick on a pig, I don't know what is.

Unfortunately, the profit-driven yahoos at Monsanto are still going full-steam ahead in the genetically modified seed business. It's only a matter of time before the doodoo hits the fan with this one, too. It is a common event to have some crop or tree or plant be attacked by the latest disease or bug. Most often, these epidemics (or pandemics) are the result of human behaviors, a poor schedule of crop rotation, an accidental introduction of a pest through some other human-devised plan, what have you. Is it not a too-far-fetched possibility that genetic modification of the things we eat will result in either further decimation of "normal" crops, or some more detrimental effect on the consumers of genetically modified product (be they human or animal).

I guess I am just old fashioned, but, I prefer a smaller tomato with a couple of spots on it that was grown by me (or someone I know) to a plump, seemingly perfect creation of some ag-scientist whose boss just wants to see the company stock go up.

Of course, it might be that that stock just ain't gonna go up. It says here that maybe that genetically modified stuff ain't all it's cracked up to be. Gee, that's too bad.

1 comment:

La Fashionista said...

Down with Monsanto. I hate Monsanto.

The timing of your post is interesting. In the past day, I've been in search of cage-free, organic, kosher meat. I don't know if I can find something like this, but I'm trying. That's right: I think it's time for me to eat red meat regularly for a while.

Apparently I'm too busy. You've already posted again before I could comment here! Ima hop to it.

Anon AMVB