There once was a scientist who decided it would be a good idea to cut a gene out of one organism and splice it into the DNA of another. This is now known as genetically modifying, genetically engineering or sticking your nose in where it doesn’t belong.

Regardless, this technology is being used in an attempt to create an organism that is far superior than it’s natural-born counterparts. These superior beings include:

  • pigs that have omega-3 fatty acids (instead of that pesky pork fat Emeril was always ranting about)

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  • rice with high beta-carotene content (when going orange from eating too many carrots isn’t enough)
  • corn that contains it’s own pesticides (because spraying pesticides is just gross) and….

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  • tomatoes that go ripe without going mushy… … (you gotta admit, no one likes a mushy tomato)

The development of these superior foods has always been conducted in a lab under controlled conditions (and please note, nothing uncontrolled has ever occurred in a lab). However, since the dawn of the higher corn, scientists have worried about the corn “getting out” and making it’s way into the world where it will run into other, less pest-resistant corn. Nothing good can come of this. Which is why scientists have kept the corn in special isolation crops and limited their TV and internet time so they never laid eyes on, or had any knowledge of, this lesser corn.

This tactic has worked for 20 years, the corn never the wiser. Until now….

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To be continued…

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