The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Our Food Is Important, Isn't it?

Why are we talking about President Bush having to go pee? Are we all like in the eighth grade or something?

I am much more interested in the three mice infected with Bubonic Plague that escaped from a lab in New Jersey. You think Hurricane Katrina caused mass destruction, just wait until you see something like The Plague in the streets of a major U.S. city.

Our country’s Biotech industry is just a huge accident waiting to happen, whether it is something as dramatic as a virus that escapes and kills thousands of people, or something slow and insidious like the unintended spread of GMOs that pollute our food supply with unwanted genetic material.

I have often said that we are being distracted from discussing important issues like Genetic Engineering. I know we have a lot on our plate with wars, natural disasters, terrorism, etc. But if we turn some killer virus loose, or if our food supply is somehow compromised to our detriment, then we’re just adding more problems to our plate. And, like the war in Iraq, it is something we could have chosen not to do. Let’s not intentionally bring more disasters upon ourselves. There are enough out there in the world without our creating more. Let’s take greater care in the handling of biohazards like Bubonic Plague, Ebola virus, etc. And let’s stop engineering all the food so that nobody knows what’s in it anymore.


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