Hardly, I can only say, as I sit here shaking my head.
Here’s the story on Mail Online: The bottles that could be EATEN once you’ve drunk what’s inside, written by Julian Gavaghan.
“Future bottles could be eaten after scientists developed an edible material that can taste like the drink inside.
“The product, a membrane created using a biodegradable plastic combined with food particles, could either be peeled off or potentially eaten whole.”
The story contains the following sentence:
But now U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether it is safe for consumers and if its manufacturer was right to brand it as a dietary supplement.
Brand it as a what? A dietary supplement? You’ve got to be kidding me, and do we actually believe the FDA will step in?
“Dr David Edwards a prototype will be created soon. ‘In the near term, we will be encountering WikiCells in restaurant settings’ as a novelty item,’ he said.
“Prof Edwards plans to expand WikiCells to specialty stores and supermarkets and wants to develop a WikiCells machine that would allow individuals to produce their own edible bottles.
“He told Harvard Crimson that People in a village in Africa could become plastic bottle-free and make things for themselves. He believes this is really exciting from a humanitarian point of view.”
Okay, let’s review this humanitarian thing…
We’re organic living beings. Let’s take it to the microcosm, so we can see the macrocosm.
Imagine taking a singular human body cell and injecting it with the laboratory chemicals used to make this new “edible” bottle. What do you think would happen to that cell? Would it survive as healthy, organic material, or would it mutate (cancer)?
TRUSTING THE FDA?
I’ve insisted that my husband stop using Roundup… for instance. There are many reports that it’s safe, even though there are many other reports that talk about Glyphosate Toxicity.
“Roundup, and related herbicides with glyphosate as an active ingredient, are advertised as products that can ‘eradicate weeds and unwanted grasses effectively with a high level of environmental safety.’ However, an independent, accurate evaluation of their health and environmental hazards can draw conclusions very different from those presented in the ads.”
Jose had to investigate it before believing me. It’s the scientist in him, and I love him for having such a brilliant mind; so no harm, no foul for not just taking my word for it. Now, remember, our FDA allows for Roundup to be used in our environment, so why will it not pass this new IkiCells, ~ Oh, I’m sorry, WikiCells ~ as being edible? (Mercantilism over protectionism, boys and girls, that’s why.)
Why are honey bees becoming mutated into little freaks? Ohio State University writes about the mutations in, “Protecting Honey Bees from Pesticides.”
“Honey bees and other insect pollinators play an important role in the production of many crops in Ohio. However, since most crops must be protected from insect pests and diseases, pesticide poisoning is the most serious problem for pollinating insects in agricultural areas. Protecting pollinators, especially honey bees, from pesticide poisoning should be part of any pesticide program.”
Because of the chemicals we’re using in our environment, bees’ tiny little bodies just can’t take the ingesting of those chemicals, and anyone with a head screwed on sensibly can easily get this without a lot of scientific study. It’s just common sense.
If you think about chemicals (that aren’t organic) being introduced into our bodies, it begins to make logical, intuitive sense that we’re harming humanity… a.k.a, cancer. Let the scientists go prove me wrong, because that’s what they need to do.
Meanwhile, I’ll eat my underwear long before I’ll eat an “edible” bottle; and trust me, that wouldn’t be pretty…