Wednesday, April 11, 2007
This is one image that is very American, a nice fresh ear of corn, about to go on a Bar-B-Q. But Americans are about to lose this to mad scientists who want to genetically modify everything into their own modified image, making man (and his food) made in the image of some big corporation.
To help along the Frankenstein model, there is now MON863, a genetically modified corn approved for use in Australia, Canada, the Philippines, the EU and the good ol' US of A. It has a gene from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis...yummy in the tummy, but researchers are finding a whole bevy of unwholesome effects including liver damage and hormonal changes.