posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:33 PM
Prince Charles is a blithering idiot subject to his own family's inbred genetics. The reaction in this thread is laughable. First of all everyone is
celebrating a non-event that is over two years old. Doesn't look like anyone is "denying ignorance" there. Tnen everyone is seemingly insanely
happy that GM foods are having a hard time with hand-wringing governments all over the world.
The fact is that we have been genetically altering both plants and animals as long as we have domesticated either. No, the Native Americans didn't
use an electron micoscope and have gander at the DNA, but they took a small fingerling plant about half the size of your little finger and turned it
into the staple crop of corn (maize) for a couuple of continents. Now THAT was some feat of engineering, and it took them a few thousand years, but
they did a marvelous job. It's not a stretch to say that every single plant that is a staple in the world's diet has been genetically engineered.
From rice to soy beans, from flax to rye, from hard red winter wheat to soft red lucious strawberries, every single one of these plants is bigger,
more nutritious, and hardier than its wild non-engineered predecessor. If the Irish had engineered their potatoes to resist blight, maybe millions
wouldn't have died of starvation.
And we've done the same thing with animals. My little dog up there was genetically engineered from a species of grey wolf. He doesn't bite, kill
livestock and, except for being a money pit, is a whole lot nicer being for hanging around humans than an unpredictable wolf. I'd say it's an
improvement myself. He's certainly not the only one.
Now I see this knee-jerk reaction of "GM = Bad" and I think, what absolute nonsense. If you guys are successful (and I pray you are not) perhaps you
can take the blame for a few hundreds of millions of more people dying of starvation because some idiot bureaucrats decided they knew more about the
science of GM than the actual scientists researching the issue. This is just another example of the ill-informed stifling innovation and preventing
civilization from improving the standard of living for everyone.