Allentown Morning Call, Animal Husbandry, Climate Change, Dystopia, Evan Halper, Featherless Chickens, Future Trends, Futuristic Food, Global Warming, GMO, Modified Foods, Movie Matrix, Science Fiction plots, Writing Science Fiction
Anybody out there think last year’s weather was normal? Bounty hunters are still looking for Punxsutawney Phil. Or is it Phyllis now? Who can keep up with the changes anymore? Harder still, I’m unsure what’s considered normal. What I do know, based on the regularity of Chicken Little teeth gnashing, much of the world is warming, and farmers have been encouraged to rethink industrial agriculture.
A recent article in a local paper by Evan Halper, described how food scientists are Hot on the Trail of New Food Sources better suited to endure the hazards of climate change. You had me at “new food sources”. I love it when geneticists and agrobiologists talk shop, especially over cocktails, and think of ways to further jigger the natural world. It gives us writers of dystopian fiction new fodder in a currently overcrowded, literary genre. I had a little fun on the subject last year with the idea of synthetic meat, How Do You Like Your Schmeat. Never mind that we’ve have thrown in the towel on global warming, for a new arena of carnival freaks about to make their debut, I can’t wait for the ticket booth to open.