Hi Megan. Is Terebus your last name? (earthly vehicle for collective
transport - I'm not making fun of you, it's a nice name, whether a born one or
Megan Terebus wrote:
> ...a great portion of the population actually believes that
> genetic engineering is the answer to not only hunger, but to environmental
> degradation and agriclutural pollution, as well.
In the absence of quality, people will buy ideas. Give them quality and it
speaks for itself. Feeding all the people is another matter though.
> ...the "fat" human being that "thinks" he's/she's hungry sets the price
The distribution system sets the price, after productions costs.
> the poor are blamed for their own starvation because they over populate the
> However, the poor not at all to blame. In fact, overpopulation exists
> because of technological advancements in things
I think sex plays a role. And lack of other things to do. And (hopefully)
wanting more children.
> Isn't it strange that the very thing that Monsanto is claiming will bring
> an end to world hunger is something that adds to the very classism that
> caused it?
Monsanto is a business.
> Genetic engineering might add to the food supply, but only to that portion
> of it that will be consumed by those who can afford to be fed.
Those who can't afford to grow, buy or steal food will die, if not fed by
> (Keep in mind that I am just using genetic engineering as an example, there
> are dozens more examples out there. They are easy to spot. Also, I'm not
> against modern medicine and technological advancement. I am just attempting
> to point out the paradox of the whole thing.)
A lot of people in a lot of places don't want GMO products. And some will
plant non GMO seeds and others will even pay more to get natural products.
> I guess when it comes down to it, our whole society needs a full body
OK. Where do you want to start?
> It seems that everyone is looking for the easy way out and most
> have forgotten how to stop and not only smell the flowers, but appreciate
> their beauty, as well. I don't know what led us to this point, but we are
> all guilty of it, you, me, everyone.
For getting born. In order to smell the flowers, work and sometimes go hungry.
> I wish it weren't so and the sad thing is, we might be too screwed up to
> ever change it.
Where there's a will there's a way.
> The situation seems to be that we are on a quest for knowledge and that
> knowledge instills a sense of power into the knower. The knower may mean
> well, but even though we may be the most knowledgable race ever to live on
> this planet, we are not at all the smartest.
Knowlege alone isn't very filling or nutritious. It's just a map of where to
go or what to do.
> While we are seeking to solve the problems of the world with revolutionary
I would say, by supporting evolutionary biology with appropriate technology.
> we seem to be forgetting that some of these very same technolgies are what
> put us in our current predicament to begin with.
The predicament is why we're here. A perfect world would be over and done
with.. There'd be nothing left to do.
> I think that we forget that the answer may be right in our own back yard,
> literally. This system we call Earth worked fine until we started messing
> around trying to make things better.
Back to Eden? Maybe it hasn't been created yet!
> Somehow, our society needs to ... start to appreciate eachother for the
> beauty that the human race was created for/with. Call me whatever you
> wish... pesimistic, idealist, etc,
How about honest.
> but like I said, the answer to this world's problems with the environment,
> hunger, poverty, over population, lie within our own souls. It is that
Sounds good! Nice thought for a Friday afternoon. Might have to plan it out a
little and work on it though.
> Did someone mention Ocham's razor?
Sometime back. I've already forgotten what it meant. I use Tracer blades
myself. Truely modern technolgy - but I don't shave every day, and NEVER shave
above my upper lip - but there's the stainless steel scissors. (My brother
recently shaved off a thirty year old beard. He emailed a digital picture and
I couldn't recognize him. He should probably let it grow back).
> Megan Terebus
> Farm Program Developer
> Agricultural Conservation Innovation Center
> 2234 South Hobson Avenue
> Charleston, SC 29418
> Ph. (843) 740-1326
> Fx. (843) 740-1331
> email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm debating whether to send this just to Megan or to sanet too. I feel guilty
for taking the time to write this but she's right, as far as it goes. And it's
a late, lazy Friday afternoon. OK, to sanet too. We all have more than one
Alfred - the fax came through fine.
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