Gene Master’s Orders

A futuristic response to commenters’ thoughts about labeling GMOs

I’m sure they think it is magic,

How GMOs survive and thrive,

That life without them would be tragic,

But are they here to keep us alive?

If they can own the genes

A plant spits out into the sky,

Polluting once pristine scenes

To grab the best ‘trash’ that money can’t buy…

When their genes meld with

Our corruptible DNA,

Will their patent pursue things of myth

And cruelly demand that we pay?

“Your GMO DNA is ‘Level A-OK’.

You may pay the minimum fine.

Though our patent perversely bent your DNA,

You must pay to ‘squat’ in genes like mine.”

Inspired by comments found here and The Future of Food, a documentary.


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