Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Attack of the Mutant Rice; What About the 7th Generation?
Thought I'd pass along another alert from The Arlington Institute, about genetically engineered rice. The pertinent article is at:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines. . .
In linking this topic to intuition, it seems to me this pertains to our need to wake ourselves up out of the lethargic hypnosis state created by the media spokespeople, by television's droning affect on our awareness, by comfortable consumerism, and by our own internal denial about facing unattractive realities and emotions. Many years ago before the term "global warming" had become common, I heard a late-night Art Bell radio interview with a man who claimed to be a time traveler from the future, sent back to the midwest as part of a team who were gathering seeds. It seemed, according to him, that the future had become much hotter, that genetically engineered seeds no longer worked, and there were food shortages. They needed the kind of non-hybridized seeds that were still potent and adaptable. It seemed preposterous that this man was who he said he was, but something about him seemed so normal, and what he said about many things in the future seemed to make common sense. Then, last night, I heard Bill Maher on Larry King say that the push toward shifting land toward the production of grain for biofuels was really the current administration's attempt to funnel money to Archer Daniels Midland. Even "small" things like this should capture some of our attention. Remember that the matriarchal decision-making process of the Iroquois tribes always depended on the affects of the decision on the 7th generation down the line.

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