Peasant Man and Woman Planting Potatoes by Vincent van Gogh
Felt like yelling at the TV tonight.
Watched a documentary on the GMO debate.
Both sides passionate and entrenched.
One side not trusting corporate science and worried about health risks.
The other side wanting peer-reviewed science to inform decisions.
Neither side seeing or discussing the real risks.
When oil depletion collapses the economy we’ll need seeds that are not dependent on a high technology global supply chain.
And we’ll need seeds adapted to a rapidly changing local climate.
And food will be mostly organic, regardless of preference, because there won’t be pesticides, or herbicides, or Haber-Bosch factory fertilizer available.
And we’ll be grateful for calories regardless of what they are, or how they’re grown.
And we’ll marvel at the energy we wasted on irrelevant issues as we go to bed early with sore muscles from working all day in the fields.