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Disturbed grapes, distressed mind, and GMO

August 13, 2013

Yesterday were obtained some red grapes, purchased at Kroger. Tonight after taking a look at them, they seemed to be unusual somehow. The general appearance seemed less a fruit and somehow more human, sort of thicker than one might expect, and with the sort of character that matched its density as if anemic, despite the ruddish, purply skins. Beneath the skins these grapes were green.

Overall, the grapes were undeniably denser and clung to their stems in something of a more determined way. Was that wax clinging to them or something of a modified trait?

Also notable were something of absence.

It wasn’t for certain, but going by first impressions there were some horrors that flashed through my mind about how they looked almost human. That was possibly their density,  how tight they clung to the stem together with a more unusual, waxy demeanor. 

I’d not be inclined to buy this sort of thing again, because I don’t like the impression that I’m eating a grape modified by human hemoglobin. The whole idea seems too canniblistic, and yet hemoglobin was the general appearance.

Here’s what the Information Center for Sickle Cell and Thalassemic Disorders at Harvard University has to say about hemoglobin:

Hemoglobin is made from two similar proteins that “stick together”.


 Whether or not that was our grape, it gives something of a creepy, eerie feeling and possibly portrays hemoglobin in an anemic way. Not that hemoglobin contains iron, but rather that, at least in human anatomy, it were surrounded by red blood platelets that contain iron and that, therefore, are-not-anemic. Let’s take a look at another quote from the site:

The composition of hemoglobin is the same in all people. The genes that code for hemoglobin are identical throughout the world. Occasionally, however, one of the genes is altered by any of a variety of “accidents” that can occur in nature. 

Now that rather seemed to leave the difficulty that if eating enough genetically-modified food, that there might be any sort of distinguishment to make. In essence, we’d be lab rats who, if suffering for any reason because the food were too similar to human DNA, nonetheless weren’t informed in the first place of how and with what the food were genetically modified, at point-of-sale.

No; these grapes were obtained from the grape bin, put in a plastic bag, rung up, and brought home.

After eating a few to sample them, because I was hungry, I also noticed how the seemed to cling to the vine like swollen little ticks, with such determination that was also disgusting. The other effect was something like seeing a bunch of plastic grapes. Some plastics can be repulsive for containing bisphenol-A, although those grapes were at no risk of being plastic, and the bag they were in was probably not a factor since other grapes do not yield that impression after having been in that type of bag. They were reminiscent of the sort of thickening of features that could be associable with human development.

Lots of thoughts ran through my mind about how much the general appearance did not correspond in any way to grapes of record and how their characteristics deviated somewhat from any food.

It seems to me that thing I detest the most about GMO were that it can do these very sorts of things by stealing the genes from animal or human. But it’s plain that they are not human, not born of woman and on their way, but rather more like eating raw meat at the worst, only without any internal worms. At least — I hope that there is nothing in GMO grapes that can attract intestinal worms. 

Perhaps these were not GMO grapes and that these impressions come from the new comet that has been cooling our atmosphere and bringing us a cooler July, when these grapes were probably harvested.

It’s quite possible that it was nothing but the weather making these grapes firm up like artificial grapes. But the questions going through my mind were the sorts that reveal the sorts of fears that I think deserve to see print. Because ultimately, we won’t know where genetic modifications came from originally unless explicitly disclosed, and may find that we could be eating something that damages the sorts of distinctions that hold human life in high regard for being regarded as untampered with by dangerous minds.

Hmm, I guess it must be the jelly …

Key: GMO = Genetically Modified Organism


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