Saturday, September 09, 2006

Future headline: Mutant space vegetables attack Shanghai

The Chinese are sending seeds into space to expose them to cosmic radiation.

Supposedly, past Chinese experiments of this nature have led to higher yields of both rice and wheat. Mark my words, this will go horribly ary. This reminds me of the beginning of a 1950's horror movie. All that is missing is maniacal laughter.

My question: Where are all the environmentalists?

Everytime a biologist at Harvard changes a strand of corn DNA that makes it more likely to survive a drought, all the Pinks, Reds, and Greens go ballistic with hysterical screams and issue dire warnings about "Frankenfood." I always thought that was what a cannibal in the Air America studio could expect.

This is very different from genetically altering crops in a lab. In a lab the work is more controlled and the outcomes can be reasonably anticipated.

The Chinese experiment sounds more like a random roll of the dice to me.

Of course we all know why the libs are not upset over this: The experiment is being conducted by Communists.

The whole reason they oppose ADM altering crops is because they hate business, profit, and anything that is not a collective. The whole environmental movement is just a cover for the neo-Bolsheviks.

Still the sci-fi lover in me hopes this does go badly. I have always wanted to battle mutants in an post-apocalyptic warzone .