Thursday, August 09, 2007
Skull And Crossbones.....
Greenpeace carves question mark on genetically engineered crop
I can think of quite a few farms in my neighborhood who could use this treatment, but I'm thinking a skull and crossbones is far more appropriate. By the way, I live in Enderby, British Columbia - if you're interested, just go slow and look carefully for the little signs with black lettering, they're posted on the outside of the fields.
Travel southbound on Hwy. 97 from the Salmon Arm turnoff and look to your left, you'll see a couple of enormous fields. Go down Enderby/Grindrod Rd. where there's several, or about 5kms down Mable Lake Rd. from Enderby, Riverside Rd. in Mara, and the list goes on and on. These fields are in production for beef and dairy cattle (the milk is shipped to Dairyland, and if you're a beef eater, who knows where this ends up): mmmmmm, yummy.
It's truly spectacular looking corn; tall, tough, and strong. It would probably take a category 4 hurricane to knock the stuff over, and not a weed in sight, as I believe you can actually spray this shit with herbicide and it won't kill it (WTF!?!?).
Okay, this has been chewing on my ass all day at work, so when I got home I went out for a little "road trip" with my camera. I guess the local boys have caught on that there's lots of people in these parts who aren't impressed with genetic modification, so I only managed to find 3 signed fields. This type is one of my personal "favorites", anyway. The official description of LF 881RR is: "Tall dark green Roundup Ready Leafy hybrid with high yields of excellent feed quality." Mmmmm, I can just taste the Glyphosate now.