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Genetically Modified Corn - The Bane of Self-Sufficiency?
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You've heard of hybrid corn, right? Well, there may be something you haven't heard about it.
The modified corn exhibits more yield and bigger and better kernels. You get more bang for your buck when you grow it. But if you plant it, year after year, eating some, selling some, and saving seeds, after three or four years, something very bad will happen to the corn: It will not grow kernels.
This is because of inbreeding. You know what that is; You have kids with your siblings, and your kids have kids with their siblings, you're gonna get some pretty messed up kids. It's the same thing with hybrid corn; A few years down the line, and you're going to starve.
There's also another kind of genetically modified corn, made by the company Monsanto (Evil people), that you have to put a certain chemical on during a certain time of their development if they are to produce seeds (kernels). Without the chemical, you won't get anything, once again.
I guess the moral of what I'm saying is, a) only buy verified organic/natural corn seeds and b) if we keep this up, eventually we'll have no more sustainable food; we'll have to keep innovating and innovating, and then what? Economy goes boom (Or zombies or whatever), and we can no longer grow crops.
People are stupid.
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