I hope the gardeners out there got a chance to watch CSI Miami tonight.
The episode was about the deaths of two youngsters who ate contaminated vegetables at a restaurant. The culprit was traced back to, guess what? Genetically engineered corn. The show touched on a lot of hot topics: Genetically engineered seeds, farmers losing their land when the genetically engineered produce cross pollinated with their produce, contaminated animal feces contaminating the soil, the food safety issue, Big Brother (Monsanto?) taking “calculated risks” with us consumers.
I saw the CSI episode after coming from the grocery store and thinking $3 for a bag of organic onions was expensive when the non-organic onions cost $1.29. I’m having much more respect for organic produce. I’m having even much more appreciation for the fact that I like gardening, I like to grow my own food, and I hope that the eyes of the public were opened by tonight’s episode of CSI and that it encourages everybody to grow a little of their own.