Biotech 2, Childhood memories 0

From Radio Iowa:

“An Iowa based seed-corn company is looking at a new corn variety that will do away with what was once a rite of passage for Iowa teens, and a way for adults to make some extra money in the summer. Pioneer seed company chairman Dean Ostreich told lawmakers this week the company has a new variety that will not require detasseling.”

First, they killed off bean-walking with Roundup-ready soybeans, now this.

How is the next generation going to learn how to avoid corn cuts, how to make a garbage bag rain coat or how to chew tobacco? Who will teach them that ditch weed will only give you a headache? Where will they hear a string of jaw-dropping dirty jokes that stretches for a half-mile and back? I wish I knew.

Thanks, biotechnology.


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