posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 06:03 PM
Scorpion poison! Want some scorpion genes with your salad? No? Too bad, you are going to get them whether you like it or not:
In the newer incarnation of scorpion poison genetic engineering, genes from the scorpion, Androctonus australus hector, for production of poison
are being genetically engineered into cabbages. The goal is to produce them for public consumption. With the FDA’s history of rubberstamp approvals
for genetically modified crops, it seems unlikely that anything will interfere with their production and entry into a supermarket near you.
Besides the "there is just something inherently evil about scorpions" ick factor, there are good reasons for mistrusting this particular frankenfood.
Scientists claim its safe for humans, but the only tests done were not on live healthy humans but human cells; specifically, human breast-cancer
cells. Hardly conclusive IMHO. They claim the poison will mean less need to spray pesticides: true -- the pesticides will now be automatically inside
the plant, this finding their way into your body quicker than ever.
And according to the loopy laws, once a farmer starts using genetically modified seeds, he is contractually bound to do so forever.
The state of agribusiness is a disgrace. Did you know that 80% of
processed foods in the US are banned in other nations?
But I digress. That's processed food and in a sense this is even worse...cabbage straight
from the ground. Nor is this only a US problem: it's global.
Is nothing sacred anymore?
edit on 6/27/2013 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)