Genetically Modified Farmers
Genetically modified farming is the use of biotechnology to change the genes of farm plants and animals to enhance their production. The scope of GMO is to increase production as well as creating organisms that are disease and drought resistance to enhance food security.
Today, there are 17.3 million farmers around the world who are growing GMO food. I am one of them, and the list keeps growing. Criticisms about GMO are yet to demonstrate that the negative effect of this new technology is more dangerous than its benefits. Until we see that the negative impact of GM farming is greater than its benefits, then shall we find an alternative way of increasing our farming yield. For now, I am a strong league leader of GMO farming.
I am following modern science to increase flower productions. At least, anybody can spare me the argument of either side of GM food production. Flowers are not food, so I am happy growing them. I can remind you that flowers are not something we can eat, but we spend a significant budget on the same. Therefore, flower farmers are happy to growing a decorative flower, which is a frivolous crop used to fill vases and occupies weddings.
The floral geneticists are working hard to introduce genes from other plants to enhance the looks, the production, and resistance to harsh environmental conditions. We need these flowers around and at an affordable price, though. A few of you would be quick to ask me why are we changing the perfect natural creations.
Flowers are the nature’s perfect creation
How could we allow science to try and improve the same? What do we want these flowers to become? I can give you a few answers, and we can debate later. We want theme flowers. For example, we have no blue roses, so we are growing them, and they are nice and lovely. Blue roses do not exist in nature; I am happy to be one of the farmers who are growing them among other roses. They are holy.
Even though I brag to not participating in growing GM human food, I am a hard working farmer in growing GM animal feeds. I have a full dozen Llamas and several dozens of horses. These farm animals that double up as pets are holy too. Their natural food is limited, and we cannot help, but grow GM grass for them. I love these animals, and since the climatic condition allows them to grow, my flowers and these animals are what makes my life complete.
My mix of farming seems fascinating, but I think I keep the most notorious Llamas and horses. They break out of the stable and enter their grass farm half of the time. They cannot wait for the perfect harvest for their feed. In fact, they have forced into the flower farm several times. Before I blame them for damaging my flowers, perhaps they are also appreciating the new rose color. I can and do forgive them for feeding directly on their growing grass, but these animals are causing me a constant headache in my flower farm section.
At least, I appreciate the fact that they are also admiring the new blue roses because these flowers are appealing to humans and animals. However, they should understand the cost. I am now complaining that GM flowers are damn expensive to grow, and my animals are adding the cost by damaging them. I do not know whether there is chemistry between these animals and my roses. There must be something.
I am constantly looking for ways of taming my animals without denying them their rights. I want them to be happy, but I also want them to understand that other people are waiting for the new flowers at least to see and critic. I want to be one of the happiest genetically modified farmers and want to keep more Llamas and horses.
These animals are profitable and nice pending the one conflict I am constant having with them. These animals like more freedom than remaining in the stable the whole day. I do not think taming them will help in preventing them from damaging grass feed and flowers. I had better spend time looking for a perfect solution that will not cause any conflict.