Posted: 02/10/2012 at 22:31
Every food crisis brings an answer, not always for the best, to feed the burgeoning populations of the world we will need new and better processes including GM.
China Japan South Asia are all experimenting with better rice yields, America? well we are not too sure what they are playing with.
The British army marched on Pom, dried Cabbage Bully beef and M&V during the war, there are stories of German troops swapping their processed sausage for British corn beef? Then we got Spam which was to some of us a luxury not knowing or wanting to know the salt content. Margarine horrible, dried egg horrible tinned bacon so-so, we had no choice, it was extra food to supplement rations.
With peace came the burger bars, hot dog stands and ice cream with 15 ingredients instead of three, it was a reaction to shortages and food that was much the same for nearly ten long years.
Now we are at a time when a lot of people cannot be faddy in what they eat, they eat what they can afford and that cuts out organic and other wholesome things, well wholesome to some of us who can afford it but have go cheaper to a lot of folk.
Demand sets trends and GM whether we like it or not will be the norm in the next decade, it is already here by stealth, we may as well accept it.
I can afford to shop at the last of the local butchers, we know where the meat comes from but he is the last if he goes then it will be the Supermarkets, we do not know where the meat comes from, it is cheaper but to me tasteless, if money was short it would have to make do and that is the way life works.