I have decided to revisit my thoughts regarding “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should”.
I just finished watching “The Future of Food”, you can watch it here at their website for free. Do I think you should take an hour and a half of your life to watch it? YES!! Why? Well, while much of this I already knew, I did learn some new things. For instance, the genetic modification of food is causing many seeds to become extinct! Yes, extinct! I had no idea that at one point there were over 400 varieties of potatoes…until I watched this food-umentary. Hum, did I just coin a new word? lol
Anyhow, I used to think the adage “the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world” had some merit to it, now, I think it’s more appropriate to say that “the hand that controls the seeds is the hand that controls the food” and this my friends is a much more dangerous and deadly proposition! Why? Because these are people, who the last time I checked were fallable, are trying to play God! Okay, can I just say here, we are NOT God! He knew what He was doing when He created the seeds to begin with and He still knows what He is doing now…oh, and I have no doubt that He will continue to know what He is doing!
In my previous visitation of ‘just because you can, doesn’t mean you should’, I shared with you how my middle son, my sweet Cactus, reacts with artificial colors. Now I pose the question to you, what are artificial colors? Well, in a nutshell, and not the “official” definition, they are man-made chemical additives, which alter the color composition of our foods. I would love for someone to explain to me why it is necessary to add red #4 (or pick your number) to a jar of cherries? Seems a bit, um, unnecessary. I mean, aren’t the cherries already red? Or is the red color naturally not um, pretty enough? Because really, isn’t that why we do this, to make our food look prettier.
Oh, and I have actually seen canned fruit that is labeled “Natural flavoring added”. Ok, now that one really perplexes me because I always thought that if you were canning the fruit it would retain its flavor. I mean that is after all how it works in kitchens all around the country…isn’t it? Bueller? Bueller?…is anyone out there?
This is just to bring me back to “The Future of Food”, also known in my mind as “The Future of the Mutant Sustenance that Mimics Food”. Harsh? I don’t think so. Because 95% of what is in a traditional grocery store is NOT, I repeat, NOT real food! I would even go so far as to question the dairy and meat departments of a grocery store. Why? Well, because we (and I use the word ‘we’ very loosely) for some reason think it is necessary to feed cows, pigs, and chickens (the most common meats in a grocery store) grain…grain that has been genetically modified. Or we (again, loosely used ‘we’ there) raise these animals in ridiculous small areas, as quickly as possible, and after slaughter the ‘remains’ are gathered together as goop and glued to make meat. Don’t believe me? Then take a gander over to Health Freedom Alliance and check out this article.
Did God gives abilities to do things like this? Well, yes, I do believe He did. I do NOT however, believe for one second that He gave these abilities so we could try to be Him or one up Him! We are giving abilities to use for His good ~ it’s sad that so many don’t use them for His Glory.
I thought maybe, by revisiting the idea of ‘just because we can, doesn’t mean we should’, I might find something that would prompt me to not be so harshly against it, but sorry folks, its just not there. We have become so out of touch with God and His provision that we take it for granted, or manipulate it, or worse…use it as a tool to manipulate people. If anyone can honestly tell me that this is okay and prove it to me, then I may reconsider. For now though, I stand firmly in the belief that we have a long way to go to have “real” progress. What we have now is smoke and mirrors, a lie, a distortion (and I’m not just talking about food here), and until we take the time to get in touch with our Father, His creation and His character, we will never really move forward.
Yes, yes, we have the ability, but we most certainly do not have the wisdom or the discernment to manage the technology. And as such, our egos, our arrogance, is getting the best of us. Rapidly increasing allergies to basic foods such as wheat, dairy, and eggs will continue if this madness doesn’t stop. The increasing number of antibiotic resistant diseases will continue to increase if this insanity continues to press forward. When will we put aside our pride, humble ourselves and acknowledge that God did not create blue bananas, purple oranges, red peas, or magenta tomatoes. He created them all perfectly. Perfectly nutritionally complete. Perfectly colored to His creativity (and I’m sure there is a reason behind each color to each food). Perfectly produced quantities. Until then, I still will subscribe to, “Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should”.