Monday Moaning

deadplanetearthWhy must we do it?

Why must we continually threaten the planet?

Almost everything man does in the wake of 20th century technology has a price, and that price is the destruction of our planet.

When are we finally going to wake up?

The answer is simple, NEVER!

At least not until it’s too damned late and we are the last species living on a non-productive dirt ball.

The rich have this insatiable need to get richer and to hell with the consequences; the governments have this insatiable need to conquer and dominate and to hell with the consequences.

Yesterday I read an article in The Guardian that says thatM&S, Co-op and Sainsbury’s say chickens will be fed on GM soya

As three more supermarkets drop their bans, the industry is accused of caving in to cartels and GM food giants”

The RSPB says the number of birds affected by the spill has now reached 4,000 – image: BBC News

Today I read in an article in BBC News that “Shipping chemical ‘unsafe for birds'” and it is legal under maritime law to discharge the chemical into the sea.

It is the chemical polyisobutene (PIB) that has been responsible for the sticky deaths of 4,000 seabirds on the shores of Britain.

PIB is chemical is used as a lubricant in ships’ engines, but not only, it is also used in chewing gum, cosmetics, adhesives and sealants.

We are going from bad to worse.

With the latest decision by major supermarkets you won’t be able to buy a GM Free chicken in Britain, unless you buy from a free range farmer.

If PIB is killing seabirds, what’s it doing to the fish we eat?

PIB is considered low risk and non-toxic, but the same source says limited information. In other words… We don’t really know!

Is it killing them, or simply contaminating them so they enter our food chain?

During the week also I read about ‘Super Wheat’ 15% greater yield, resistant to fungus, will be available within two years. Has this been tested for suitability for human consumption, will it ever be until it is foisted on us all in our daily bread as guinea pigs?

AH, who cares?

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by smallftprints on May 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Here’s another one … research is being done on genetically modifying plants, by introducing genes from naturally luminescent plants and animals, as a viable alternative to electric and/or battery lights. As usual, there isn’t a lot of thought going into the long-term affects of such a thing … like a plant being tossed away and growing in nature … and lighting up the area … confusing nocturnal creatures and eliminating darkness. Not good! Haven’t we yet learned that messing with mother nature never works … and always hurts? Evidently not!

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  2. Posted by Alex Jones on June 23, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I am disappointed that Co-op are now using GM products, they are supposed to be ethical in outlook.

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