365 Ways #302–Seeds of Death Posted on November 28, 2010, 0 Comments

#302--"I have held in my hand the germ of a plant engineered to grow, yield its crop, and then murder its own embryos, and there I glimpsed the malevolence that can lie in the heart of a profiteering enterprise."

--Barbara Kingsolver speaking about plants that have been genetically modified to produce sterile seeds. This would prevent farmers from replanting seeds harvested from their own crops thus forcing them to buy new seeds each year from companies like Monsanto. And though few farmers would knowingly choose to purchase these suicide seeds, cross contamination is inevitable and likely to result in massive food shortages and increased starvation rivaled only by the increased profits of companies we allow to play God at the risk of our future.