Don't Mess With Mother Nature - What the Poindexters Are Up To Now...

The weather, news and topics not related to BBQ.

Moderator: TBBQF Deputies

User avatar
Boots
Wordsmith
Posts: 3393
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:16 pm
Location: McKinney, Texas, USA!
Contact:

Don't Mess With Mother Nature - What the Poindexters Are Up To Now...

Postby Boots » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:38 pm

HMMMMMMMMMM. Next thing you know, they'll be developing mosquitos that poke you with a flu shot vaccine and a gene to correct overbite. Papa Tom, this one's fer you.

https://gizmodo.com/scathing-report-acc ... 1829525862
BE WELL, BUT NOT DONE
Hank: "Do you know how to start a man's heart with a downed power line?"
Bobby: "No."
Hank: "Well, there's really no wrong way to do it."
User avatar
OldUsedParts
Deputy
Posts: 11818
Joined: Sun May 15, 2011 7:09 pm
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Contact:

Re: Don't Mess With Mother Nature - What the Poindexters Are Up To Now...

Postby OldUsedParts » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:46 pm

OUP

Beekeeper: Let's do saddle up and go learn that gentleman his manners
Davy Crockett: We won't have to. He's wearing out horses coming towards us
Beekeeper: Guess we can't stop him from coming. But I reckon we can arrange for him to limp going back
User avatar
Papa Tom
Deputy
Posts: 6239
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:40 am
Location: Oak Point, TX
Contact:

Re: Don't Mess With Mother Nature - What the Poindexters Are Up To Now...

Postby Papa Tom » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:04 pm

Hmmmm I'm pretty sure insect's loyalty cannot be trusted......
Some genetic mutations are doing some pretty cool stuff but I'm not sure we should be messin' in that pool.
tarde venientibus ossa....
User avatar
bsooner75
Chuck Wagon
Posts: 4601
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:34 pm
Location: Little Elm, TX
Contact:

Re: Don't Mess With Mother Nature - What the Poindexters Are Up To Now...

Postby bsooner75 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:12 am

Image


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
Txdragon
Deputy
Posts: 3956
Joined: Mon May 14, 2012 3:13 pm
Location: Forney, TX
Contact:

Re: Don't Mess With Mother Nature - What the Poindexters Are Up To Now...

Postby Txdragon » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:01 am

Interesting, to say the least. I'm not sure how well it would work but on paper, EVERYTHING looks good.
I'd like to play Devil's advocate though. I think technology SHOULD be used to help assist agriculturally. The world's population is not getting any smaller and eventually, we will get to a point where standard methods are not good enough to sustain it. We've already bred and cross-bred animals to the point where a chicken can go from hatchling to frying pan in weeks, not months. It would only make sense to help out in ANY way possible. Why not look toward technology? There just aren't enough farmers out there to supply the world, or they're being pushed out by the big dogs. I myself am trying to make my break into small time; working on being a supplier for local restaurants.
I want to keep it as close to natural as possible, but I also feel that there is no need for the same methods used for large scale production on a venture like mine, but I wouldn't disagree that the larger end could benefit from some help.
(Insert witty signature here)

Return to “General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests