Comment Of The Evening

Have you seen the documentary Food INC.? They talk about how technology from an agricultural standpoint has affected the way we purchase and consume food products. In many ways technology (thru capitalism) has advanced agriculture but in other ways it’s destroyed agriculture and is making us and the planet sick. 

Technology is advancing at an alarming rate. Now we have GMO crops, little diversity in gut flora, and satellites for growing crops. It’s crazy to think technology has advanced this much from a consumerist point of view. To think that soon holograms will become mainstream. They already use holograms in Japan for concerts, and our local sports store has a display with a hologram in it!


18 thoughts on “Comment Of The Evening

  1. many think GMO is a new technology but farmers have been altering food for thousands of years. we would not be eating corn as we see it today if it were not for the Mayans who altered a grass to get corn. many of our apples and even tomatoes have been altered to be the food we see today. yes science has made it easier/faster. some of our food has been altered to make them more resistant to insects so decreasing the need for pesticides. yes we need better diversity in our crops to be overall healthier food sources (think the irish potato famine) some framers are growing apples and tomatoes that have not been grown in hundreds of years because people caved to commercialism.

    so technology can be a double edge sword. but it has been humans that dictate what is to be sold and grown. it is up to use to police what technology does for us.

    good post

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  2. I read somewhere that agriculture was contributing to climate change. They are now experimenting with growing meat cells in a petri dish so we will no longer have to raise and kill cows. Imagine eating a hamburger grown in a laboratory!

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