Scientists have found that adding a little stretch of DNA into mice can turn promiscuous, antisocial animals into friendly and faithful mates, according to an Aug. 21 ABC News report.
It seems only a question of time until adding a little stretch of DNA to the DNA of nasty, liberty-loving humans will turn them into meek and mild animals who will obey their masters.
The justification of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy that prevents the labeling of genetically modified food is this: Putting a little stretch of DNA in genetically modified foods can't make any difference to human health and welfare.
In the Aug. 18 Wall Street Journal, FDA Senior Policy Adviser Eric Flamm says: "Do we see (genetically engineered foods) as being so different as to be put in a special class, and be treated differently and regulated differently? I say no."
The FDA labeling policy is now being challenged in court by Mothers for Natural Law. Hence, the FDA and Monsanto -- which makes most of the genetically modified foods -- may soon realize the need for a more permanent solution than labeling.
The obvious solution: Genetically modified humans. If one little bit of DNA can change the behavior of mice, another little bit of DNA should be able to change the behavior of men and turn them into friendly and faithful consumers.
All Monsanto then needs to do is to devise a way to transmit this gene to humans through its food products. Soon thereafter, we will all be genetically modified humans, since we would have no way to protect ourselves against unlabeled genetically modified foods.
IRWIN D. BROSS