GMO’s are being taken to a whole new level.
For the past few decade, the health and moral implications of GMO’s have been a hot topic of conversation between scientists, farmers and the general public.
Some people feel OK eating food that has been genetically modified in a lab, other feel that it is an unnatural way to farm and produce food.
There is now an even greater threat to the ‘naturalness’ of our food, with the invention of ‘mutagenesis’.
Mutagenesis is a process which “involves subjecting plants to radiation, or dousing them in chemicals, in a way that scrambles their genes in order to produce new traits,”.
It is a highly unnatural process which involves going one step further than regular genetic modification and physically changes the genetic code of the foods.
Mutagenesis is thought to have been responsible for creating a huge portion of the worlds crops, but supporters of organic health are worried about the practices. Mutating genes in highly unnatural – in nature mutating of genes is what causes cancer.
The mission of mutagenesis is clear, to produce the maximum amount of perfect looking crops, and to minimize any naturally occurring problems.
A crop raised on mutagenesis would see none of the normal, natural problems that happen in farming, you don’t get naturally shaped fruits and vegetables, they don’t rot and you get the exact right amount that is needed at the right time, all of the nuances of natural farming is taken out of the equation.
“The goal is to produce plants suitable for modern industrial agriculture, where crops are grown in vast monocultures with the aid of chemicals and machinery.”
Top top 5 crops that are created with mutagenesis
1. Rice- One of the most widely eaten crops in the world, much of it is grown using mutagenesis.
2. Pears- Mutagenesis is used in creating many of these popular fruits.
3. Cotton- Cotton is one of the most heavily modified crops on the planet.
4. Barley- This i soften used in substitute of other grains due to its cheap price.
5. Grapefruit- One of the most heavily grown crops with the help of mutegenesis.
6. Sunflowers- Often used in substitute of other seeds, sunflower seeds are often grown with the help mutagenesis.
7. Wheat- Problems with modified wheat have created a generation of people who are intolerant to this grain.
H/T Alt Health Works