Daily Archives: January 19, 2006

Lack of control over genetic engineering

Genetic engineering gives some people the creeps, with unknown side effects from these mutants. Now we also have to deal with mutant crops spreading the modified genes into where you thought it was safe.

CNN ran an article on how a government department in USA has been neglecting their duty.

Still, many scientists worry that biotechnology crops will inadvertently cross-pollinate with conventionally grown crops. That poses a particular problem for organic farmers who charge a premium to guarantee customers their groceries are free of genetic engineering.

The audit did not find any environmental harm but said the USDA’s inadequate safeguards “increase the risk that genetically engineered organisms will inadvertently persist in the environment before they are deemed safe to grow without regulation.”

A logical next question will be: Are there mutant animals running around as well? Resident Evil is a bit extreme, but what about animals bred to produce drugs in their milk? Will you be taking in more than is good for you when you drink milk that comes from a supposedly unmodified farm animal that accidentally crossed with a mutant?

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Best blonde joke ever

Haha! This has to be the best blonde joke ever! I guess technology can be too much for some people to handle!

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Spoof of Memoirs of a Geisha

Popular movies sometimes attract fans who will do a parody of the movie or modify part of it for laughs. I haven't read the book or seen the movie so I don't know how good it is, but since Memoirs of a Geisha has a spoof it might be worth watching? Is this a good rule of thumb? I dunno…

But here's the spoof:

http://www.youtube.com/watch.php?v=_AQvqsZFgDY

I'm quite sure Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li don't look this ugly on screen… The entry on imdb says it is a beautiful movie. Might be worth watching.

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