Sourced from: Dr. Davis Infinite Health Blog,
authored by Dr. Davis,
original posting date there: 2022-01-29
This story might freak you out. So put
the kids to bed, close the door, and make sure no nosey
neighbors are watching.
Okay. Imagine you and I are evil scientists.
We want to know what happens when we mate a 6 ft 4 in-tall
blonde Swede male with a 4 ft 5 in-short
Mbenga Pygmy tribeswoman from the Congo. We obtain the offspring,
a child somewhere in between mom and dad. Once it reaches sexual
maturity, we mate this Swede-Pygmy with yet another Pygmy, but this
time chosen for the shortest stature among this short race. We
repeat this process several more times over several more generations.
We also introduce mates that have other characteristics, such as
resistance to malaria or hairlessness. We also ignore some of the
unexpected genetic characteristics that emerge, such as peculiar
facial features, impaired intelligence, or unique metabolic derangements.
Then the really creepy part starts. We mate
our Swede-Pygmy descendant with some non-human primates, such as a
Bonobo ape. The offspring are not always viable, but that’s not our
concern. We just keep our creations alive with whatever artificial
means are required. We also take pregnant mothers and expose them to
chemicals that induce mutations in the developing fetus in utero, and
use gamma radiation and high-doses of x-ray, also to induce mutations.
Most of the mutations are grotesque and non-viable. But, every so
often, we are lucky and the mutant survives. It may be really weird
looking and have peculiar health problems, but that’s also
not our concern.
At the end of this process, repeated over
and over again, what do we call the poor creatures we’ve
created? We can’t call them Swedish humans. We can’t
call them Pygmies. They are some artificially-created thing that
bears no name, no resemblance to anything that occurs in nature
because we used unnatural methods to create it. But maybe
it’s a 3-foot tall creature that, permitted a mix of
synthetic food and drugs for sustenance, provides some unique
service that we’ve sought, e.g., climbing trees to harvest coconuts.
Thankfully, nobody outside of Nazi Germany
conducts such horrific practices in humans and our close primate
relatives. But such practices are commonplace in plant genetics.
Apply something similar to wheat of the
early 20th century, repeated crossings to winnow out specific
characteristics like short stature, ease of release of the seeds,
extreme oil production to discourage birds, resistance to molds
and fungi; occasionally mate with non-wheat grains to introduce
entirely unique genetic characteristics; and expose the seed or
embryo to chemical or radiation mutagenesis to induce random
mutations that occasionally are useful—well, those are the
techniques used that companies like BASF like to call “traditional breeding methods.” This is the
terminology that lobbyists for the wheat industry, such as those
at the Grain Foods Foundation, hide behind because there is no
gene-splicing technology used as in modern genetic modification techniques.
So the truth of it is that “traditional
breeding methods” used to create modern semi-dwarf, high-yield
strains of wheat are worse than genetic engineering–cruder, less
controllable, much less predictable, with consequences outside of
the intended characteristic. Yet it makes it to your supermarket
shelf, your dinner table, your gastrointestinal tract,
no questions asked.