A strange headline…
For a strange time in history! If you’re interested in futurism, food health, and controversy…this is a post for you! And it was all started by a single apple, a man with a plan and some disappointing facts. You can go “in depth” with a big article link at the bottom too…it includes apple photos & more!
The apple in question: Arctic Apple (There are something like 500+ types of apple anyway)
The disappointing fact: Most of the time in the USA & Europe more fresh foods (fruits veggies) get thrown out rather than eaten because they either go bad for real or LOOK like they went bad.
The man with a plan: Neal Carter
It’s obvious that throwing away tons of produce is 100% terrible.
There are starving people who can’t get it. It ruins the environment to grow/weed kill/water all this food just to throw it out and have to make more. Throwing out LESS food is always ideal. So of course, the question of ‘how to stop doing that’ is the one to answer.
Neal Carter: Apple Expert
He grows apples, and is an apple expert who cares about the environment and food waste. The apple, with it’s very obvious ability to turn brown, shriveled and terrible looking soon after being sliced into is the clear choice to start with when trying to grow something that doesn’t GO bad or LOOK bad. (Because remember: looking bad is AS BAD AS going bad! Nobody’s going to buy something that looks bad, and that will never change. The stats are in, whether or not anyone agrees…that poorly looking veg is going in the dumpster) So you pair an obvious easy-choice 1st fruit with that fruit’s expert and get:
The Arctic Apple
(Arctic because the interior is white and it stays that way)
The Legacy of Greed:
When anyone hears the word “GMO” the ONLY thing that comes to mind is the legacy of greed that’s currently behind them. People scream ‘poison’! and ‘fear’! as soon as it’s heard because of what certain companies did with it at the very start: unquestionably bad things!
Ruining people’s jobs
Putting farmers out of business
Monopolizing seeds to force people to pay crazy prices
Sending ‘seed police’ around just in case some errant nature pollinated something it shouldn’t have (as if all of nature is under control always–or could be!)
Tried to make crops NOT healthier…but poison resistant to save money while ignoring the environment
Ignoring nutritional needs on purpose: quantity over quality always
Bullying, intimidation, monopolizing, pressuring, etc…
This was literal-cartoon-villain mustache-twirling wacky level of bad.
Of COURSE nobody will agree with the agenda when it contains such clear levels of villainous plots and disregard for everything except cash at the clear expense of everyone and every thing else. No one’s going to argue that any of the above is somehow ‘good’.
So you can use GMO to be terrible to nature, consumers & growers.
It is a tool, and like every single tool ever, you can use it for good OR bad. However, it’s a bad start because it’s super costly to use and the only really stand-out people to use it have been up to provable, documented, no-good a majority of the time. However, the worst thing to come out of all of it has been the real big specter of doom that nobody actually talks about:
Discussion Shut Down = Stop Trying
It’s extremely dangerous to shut down discussion. It’s equally dangerous to say “stop trying”. Just because a scalpel was used to stab someone, doesn’t mean all knives are bad & people should stop trying to operate or do surgery. You can use rare earth metals to poison people or make electronics that are safe to use. EVERY-thing depends on how you use it whether it’s good or bad. GMO was used to bully & make something unhealthy in the past. It is time to move forward, be transparent, talk about it, understand it, and start benefiting from it. “Stop Trying” is not the environmental option.
Back to the apple:
There’s an enzyme that is released when any apple is cut that turns it brown & makes people throw it away. He switched off its “cut” trigger mechanism. That’s it. Should every apple have it turned off? No. Should every apple be the same? No! That’s the point of variety & the apple is the poster-fruit of variety with more that 500 kinds that people made on purpose specifically to GET variety.
How You Can Lose:
Saying no to everything just because someone was bad in the past means you pass up all chances for something positive as well
Listening to fearmongers who don’t understand: Bashing without understanding never got anybody anywhere positive
Not doing your own research & making up your own mind
By stopping trying or trying to stop others from doing something that could be positive: Remember ALL things can be positive OR negative. You have to work at them to make outcomes you want that aren’t dangerous…and remember “danger” here is destroying the environment RIGHT NOW ANYWAY with tons of food waste, non-nutritious food & starving people. It is not a phantom danger somewhere in the future that can be avoided by sitting & doing nothing/changing nothing. It is already here and people are trying to make in-roads against it.
If this topic interests you, or you want to try that Arctic Apple there’s big article you should surely read at: Arctic Apple .