Thursday, February 25, 2010

Two Routes to Death

The food ministry offers you two ways to die. Either you increase the chances of death by eating genetically modified food (this is unsure) or you die because of hunger (this is guaranteed). The choice is yours.

Few decades ago, similar choice was presented with crops fed with poisonous chemical fertilizers and insecticides on one side and conventional/organic farming with no use of chemicals on the other side. First option meant the society will have enough food to feed its growing population. The second one meant low production of food for increasing population and eminent hunger. Protest erupted against the use of chemicals in agriculture stating this will result in disease and death of the citizens. But, the nation chose to go ahead with chemicalization of the farms. What happened afterwards is history. Probably, you and me had never been born had there not been Green Revolution.

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