Tuesday 15th October 2013 – Food for thought
When I was a kid, my father used to have his own allotment where he grew his own organic fruit and vegetables as did most of the people on our street. As much as it was amazing to eat the extremely fresh fruit and vegetables, it was always a bind when he asked, sorry, told us to shell the freshly picked peas or beans, especially when we could hear our friends playing outside and we were stuck indoors on a beautiful summer’s day. I guess the reward of the fresh produce was good but when you’re 10 it doesn’t mean a thing.
Genetically Modified (GM) food is the talk of the town and most countries are trying to jump on its band wagon, but is this a healthy wagon to jump on? Britain’s Environment Secretary Owen Paterson thinks that those who are fighting against it are truly wicked because they will be denying people in third world countries crops.
I find Mr Paterson’s comment quite interesting considering that GM food is not on the menu in the Houses of Parliaments restaurants. It begs the question, what do they know that we don’t? Why are they trying to push this food source? Why is it that the majority of these third world countries soil is rich yet people are starving? Is it all down to lands being raped of their resources?
Is it all by design because technically in an ideal world there should be enough out there for all of us, it is only when the hand of greed firmly grips onto the Achilles heel of Governments causing pockets to be lined and stomachs not. Governments are only for the people until the votes are counted.
Yet when people oppose GM crops because they don’t want us to seek the truth, certain people are branded as wicked and are made to look bad in the eyes of the public/media. If Government ministers won’t even eat GM foods how can they expect the rest of the world to do so. But then we are the fattened calf ready to be sacrificed… Right.