and, each year, have had the notion of helping myself to a few ears of field corn
or a pocket full of soybeans that would never be missed.
And, each year, my conscience won out and I did not take what was not mine.
I made a mental note of this, but still figured I couldn't lay claim to them because the farmers equipment was still parked by the bins and certainly he would shovel them up when he was finished.
ours for the taking - yet - inedible.
I am used to worrying about saturated fats, nitrates, msg, food dyes, the list goes on.
But a simple bean? A bean made inedible, so that there could be less weeds and more (inedible) beans.
I work with farmers everyday and have nothing against them. That is not what this is about.
This is just about how I am disappointed, disheartened, deeply concerned and admittedly confused.
Here are a few things I found to add in case you aren't familiar with
genetically modified (GM) or, as it is sometimes termed, "Biotechnology"
varieties of soybeans.
This is not news.
I think the first GM soybeans were planted in Nebraska in 1996.
But to me, it is news, because it hit too close to home and because I was naive.