Heh. Haha. You liked that title? Yeah me too, been thinking about it all week. I’ve seen it in my dreams and nightmares, it’s pervaded my art and my every thought. GMOh Brother also came to mind. But that denotes some kinda.. unwarranted passive-aggressiveness to these things. Eh, doesn’t work.
What’s to ‘oh no’ about GMOh Jeez’s? Well, these suckers are like Frankenstein monsters of the food world, taking some of this, some of that, add a little this, some more that over there and BLAM, you got a tomato that can sing and dance and will take ten years off your life (and it wasn’t because it couldn’t dance very well).
Of course, that’s an exaggeration (IS IT, THOUGH) about GMOuughs. We went over in class what they are and what they do, but, I like to dissect the psyche behind it, why they’re being tucked into our food by tiny GMO elves who snicker as they dash out of sight while we were looking at that flock of elves fly off the telephone line.
It all comes down to supply and demand, baby, WOO! That’s all it ever is, it’s corporate, it’s money, it’s Donald Trump’s hair (which could indeed be a GMO). Companies like owning things. They like owning more things even more than owning what they already own, so if they can dip their toes in the genetics pot for their own gain, they’ll do it (seeing as tickle-me-GMOs can even be be patented). Of course creating these frankenspecies is bad in the long term. Of course they don’t taste as good. Of course they aren’t sustainable! But just think about all that money they’re making. Ahhh, yeah, it’s nice, right? Look at it all.
Is there a way to fight it? Sure! Protest them. Will companies listen? Nah, probably not. American companies/government really seem to hold to the ideal of not listen to the upset masses. But hey, there isn’t much else to be done, given these companies often insert GMOops’s into our food without telling us. The next best thing we could really hope for is getting GMOuch food labelled, but even then, that’s an uphill battle, most of the public wouldn’t go for eating GMOs.
In the mean time, you want a bite of my purple orange?