This is Broccoli seed I have collected from my garden. Recently I collected at least twice that amount and now the jar is almost full. Look at all the potential. Each one of those seeds can bear broccoli to consume and enough seed for future plantings and generations. Recently United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a 50 percent increase in world food production by 2030, saying that failure to feed the world's growing population will mean civil unrest and starvation. Tiffany at her blog "Much Ado About Nothing" posted "Frankenfood" expressing her fear about genetically modified food. All the crazy things corporations such as Monsanto are doing in the name of bettering the lives of people, but are essentially done expressly for greed, are nothing less than frightening.
Such as the terminator gene. From my limited understanding, I believe it is a gene that is placed in seed that is sold that causes the seed to be unable to produce viable seed. This forces the farmer to purchase new seed yearly instead of being able to save seed as our forefathers and mothers did.
The most terrifying aspect of this to me is the smugness of humankind in their intelligence. Even if you accept their version of our existence (which I do not), how can we allow them to step out with their limited time frame of knowledge and toy with ancient existence set forth by powers beyond them. Humans tend to force square pegs in round holes. If something doesn't work the way we have previously conceived it should, we change the circumstance until it fits our own set forth "truths". For good or bad these powers of greed are going to shove a square peg into the round hole.
What if people set aside greed and embraced contentment? Timothy wrote, "Godliness with contentment is great gain." It appears to me that the majority of humans have set aside and ridiculed "Godliness" and "contentment" and have embraced "worldliness" and "greed". What if everyone quit cutting their grass, learned as much as they could about growing their own food, and transformed their large or small lawns and balconies and decks into vegetable and herb gardens. What if every landscape tree bore edible fruit? I'm sure the world would easily increase food production by over 50%. Most people can't though. They "have" to go to work.