What really gets me is people willing to eat it either not knowing or not caring. I was at Walmart today. I know a whole different issue. I love
watermelon, but never have been able to buy seeded melon. Every one in my area including a farmers market I stopped in at all had seedless water
Yesterday, I bought two huge seeded watermelon that only cost about $1.50 more than the small seedless melon they had for sale. My daughter commented
that even the smaller seeded regular watermelon are the same size as two seedless melon.
The stock lady nearby I think intentionally avoided us as I got excited. Another lady walked by with her kid looking at the melons. I commented to her
they have regular watermelons, and are much better than the seedless. She shook her head, and started walking away from us commenting about how she
prefers the seedless. I didn't even get to mention how harmful genetically altered foods are for you.
It left my head shaking how someone could prefer a genetically altered food. I guess I automatically think anything genetically altered is
automatically bad for you. Even though they alter only specific things, how do we really know they didn't alter something unintentionally? I know it
is a horror movie, but in it, forget the name, the plants gave off a scent that made people want to kill themselves as a part of their protection.
Like roses have thorns as their protection. Scientists may end up making a plant that not only would kill us as GMO foods are doing, but may protect
themselves another way.
I'm shaking my head. I know it is harmful for me. When I don't have a choice, then I would eat it. Right now I feel like I don't have a choice in
corn. With the watermelon, which I have not eaten in a long time I bought two huge ones. The cashier started to ring them up as the smaller melons. I
know I could have saved a couple of bucks. I stopped her, and told her they were the seeded ones and cost more. Then she said, oh, those. They have a
different code on them.
I'm like oh boy, what is this world coming to? I told her that they are much better than the seedless ones. She said, oh, I wouldn't know, I don't eat
them. Then I said I just want to make sure the right farmers get the credit. I don't want the sale credit to go to the ones that sell seedless melons.
She looked at me, and didn't say anything. I'm thinking how many seeded water melon went by the cash registers being registered as seedless? If they
don't think they are selling the seeded ones, they won't bring them back. Somehow, I think all they really do is look at the electronic figures much
more than if someone would count the inventory. I wonder if stores have anyone counting stock the old way with someone physically counting it.
The cashier was younger also, and may be more a part of the generation of modified food. I think the people growing up with it sees it as natural.
While the rest of us remember how corn and other products use to be and taste.
When we got the melon home, my daughters were surprised at how big they were. They love watermelon. When I use to be able to get it seeded what about
5 years back, I always got it. When the seedless came out, they have to beg me for it. I would give in once or twice a year commenting on how I wish I
could buy the watermelon with seeds, and how much better they were.
When my youngest took her first bite, she commented how much better it was than the other. A small seedless water melon could sit in the fridge for a
week being picked at. Both melons I bought were over a foot long, and would not fit in the fridge uncut. The huge type you need both arms just to
carry one. One is in a safe place out of the fridge. The other we cut into. In the first day almost half of it is gone. Next time I go to Walmart, I
will be hoping and praying they will have seedless ones there again. A new batch of course.
Anyhow, watermelon heaven dreams, and dreams about a world without modified foods. If I could go back in the past and change things, that is one thing
I would change. Making sure modified foods never came into existence.
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