Have you ever heard expressions that start off with, “We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t….”
It’s a phrase that people sometimes use when they’re frustrated that something is not working correctly. And it’s usually something very simple that you’d think would work properly, but doesn’t.
“We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t keep the power on during a storm.”
“We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t build a car that doesn’t break down.”
“We can put a guy in the White House, but we can’t keep him from trashing the Constitution.”
Sorry, I deviated from the script a little bit there. The point is, if we have the technology to reach the moon and can even propel a vessel out of our solar system, we ought to be able to accomplish some simple things such as keeping our food sources pure. And if the government would stick with open-pollinated, non-hybrid, non-genetically modified seeds for food growing, we wouldn’t have to worry about all the genetically modified stuff out there that could be doing who knows how much damage to our bodies and minds.
Speaking of the moon, I read an article in the Washington Times that said NASA will be sending vegetable seeds to the moon to determine if they can grow there, and if so, if perhaps humans might be able to live there. (I’m not making this up.) The seeds would be delivered in sealed containers, which will release a small reservoir of water when they land.
I have no idea how vegetables could grow in an environment like that, but if that’s what they want to do, I say have at it. As long as Monsanto or DuPont Pioneer isn’t the sponsor of the program, it might be worth a try. And as far as people living on the moon is concerned, well, I’m telling all of my liberal friends about this great opportunity.
What do you think the chances are that NASA will be able to get vegetables to grow on the moon? And if you could name three Americans who you’d like to see relocate there, who would they be? Hope to hear from you about this.