posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 10:29 PM
While watching Doomsday Preppers
, I got to thinking about radiation levels and their effects on crops. We know that GMO crops can be created by
using radiation as one of the tools of manipulation.
Radiation-induced mutation breeding of plants was precursor to modern-day GMOs
I've done some research, and I can't seem to find much information on GMO crops being resistant to radiation poisoning itself. Following the logic
behind GMO crops to begin with, DNA is taken from another plant/animal that is resistant to xyz and inserted into the DNA of the new crop - causing
the crop to be resistant to xyz.
By treating a crop with radiation over time, wouldn't this cause it to become resistant to radiation itself?
Scientists have already been studying flax seed's ability to thrive near Chernobyl
Could they be using this seed's DNA or proteins to insert in GMO crops?
Source Link"Now we are preparing the manuscript from the
second generation of plants where we compare protein abundances through seed development between plants grown in radioactive and control Chernobyl
fields," Hajduch said.
With the ever increasing threat of radiation from solar flares
, and dirty
GMO crops have been made resistant to radiation, I feel like this could be one of the main reasons for their creation. We know
they cause many medical problems, but with the threat of total loss of food supply (yes, I like the good doomsday scenarios), I do suppose any crop
would be better than none. Maybe this could be a reason for the huge acceptance and promotion of the crops that we know are unhealthy for us..right