a reply to: 3n19m470
If they were enlightened they would realize that such foods are not meant to be eaten in over abaundance.
You can eat poisonous foods, And indeed our society does eat poisonous food on a daily basis. We have been doing it for thousands of years.
The reason why you can't sit there and eat 12 full sized oranges is because of the defence mechanism within the plant itself.
It's pretty evident that alot of these plants try to deterr pests well at the same time providing for the species that is *carrying it's seeds*
However plants don't want one animal lurking below it's leaves and only feasting on it. The peeling of the oranges carries quite a bit of poisons in
it, Even for us. This is why we can't simply eat an orange or a banana whole.
The orange tho compared to the banana has more of its *Wax* attacked to the skin of the interior fruit itself. It is very difficult to remove because
it runs along the veins. To sit there and remove just that poison alone is time consuming. Nevermind the citrus will limits you anyways and also
causes teeth to become weak. It is a vital nutrient. But in overconsuming it becomes toxic.
This is why after 12 oranges you will get a stumach ache. if the plant really wanted humans hanging around under it taking all the fruit 24/7 it would
provide all the nutrient humans would need in order to sustain themselves solely on the one plant. However the tree has another agenda. And it's not
like the tree does not know what a human is. When ever you breath on it, Or spit saliva on it. It can detect the Co2 levels and also read the DNA of
the saliva that fell on it. So the plants do know who visits it and how much of a threat they are. It is true we need a lot of these nutrients as our
diet is dependant on it. But in all seriousness Plants don't like to be constantly groomed and stripped bare.
It is just as bad as killing an animal.
Killing anything in general is bad, but since we are predators it is a requirement of life. We can chose what to eat based on morality. But we would
only be fooling ourselves in what would really be better for us. Enlightenment is becoming self aware and having a full view spectrum of many values
together in order to see the greater truth that is for a human. Sometimes we need to gut animals and sometimes we need to pull plants out by the
roots. But a true understanding would be to know that we should try to hinder the destruction of wildlife as we take from it. And we must also give
back twice as much as we take in order to make more abaundance. As technology progresses so will agriculture, and genetic engineering that would....
well... Delete all those poisons and provide the perfect vegan diet by creating a plant that would sustain all of humans nutrient needs.
In the future the frakenstein mentality of the GMO haters will be lost in the wonder that will come from such feats.
Our entire enconomy currently right now is shifting because of synthetic biology/Bio-technology. We are curing more diseases faster than ever before.
We are creating new organisms to solve our problems. What it means to be a humans will develop into what it truely is meant to be. We are caretakers
We are the Wardens of the land. The Wardens of Earth Safari. And it is our job to protect the species that live here, as well as creating more species
to fill this land with life. We need to avert natural disasters, Such as disease when animals begin dying off in droves.
We will use bacteria to create new forms of natural gas, Via fermentation tanks such as the ones you would find at high end breweries. Where Yeast is
literally cultivated with biomass such as hopes, The same process will be used to create natural gas. Which will provide energy for our transportation
and heating our homes. New bio-tech will replace Oil. Because we can then synthesize oil, Say from the substance in Beat Juice and mix it with an
extremely oily plant say like Olive oil, Throw in some genes that greate a geleitinous state to reserve moisture such as Aloe Vera within an olive
plant. Creating an oil filled olive that could replace all Oiling needed for machinery. It's just an example. The future will bring many things to
us, Of course were not gunna eat any olives like that. Strictly industrial useage. There is probably many poisonous plants currently out there that
may have in the passed been genetically modified for such uses. Tho, the feild of plant studies is not quite as far along as we would like to be.
There are more species of plants on this planet than anything else. So we have surely not utilized everything to full effect. We can only list a
handful of plants that we actually use, Region to Region.
Same as fungus's. Molds and fungi also provide greate future usages for us.