Genetic modification to this point has been pretty boring. Sure, we can breed animals to be bigger and meaner. Sure, we can make plants resistant to horrible chemicals. Whatever! That holds our attention for under ten seconds. And there’s no way that movie will be a hit at the box office. Really, what’s in there that’s going to get our senses tingling?
Nothing, obviously. GMO foods, and the chemicals associated with them, are a disaster. They kill people. They kill bees. They cause toxic algae to infest out water. (Not the good algae that we eat…) And the changes to the animals haven’t done a heck of a lot, either. Whatever. Cows are bigger. Bla bla bla. Who cares!
The next generation in genetic manipulation
Things are heating up on the genetics front. New technology is allowing us to splice genes in to DNA with all kinds of fun possibilities.
It’s only a matter of days until plants get huge and start singing songs.
And when you order ‘Leg of lamb’ you can rest easy knowing that the little guy that gave his life for you didn’t just have four legs, but eight. Or sixteen. Or two hundred and fifty six. Or more! That equals way less death, per leg.
The truly great thing about monkeying around with DNA in a controlled setting like this is that there is literally no chance of there being any unintended consequences. GUARANTEED!