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A plant cell is different from an animal cell. Different because the genes in  a plant cell are programmed to make roots, stems and leaves

not bones, tissues, organs.  KISs.

Keeping it Simple simon.  Simply,  plant cells will separate just like the animal cells. That’s the organism part, but with very different results because of the genetic makeup.

What is the difference and Who cares?

The plant cells are coded differently than animal cells.

Plant cells have a cell wall for support and protection, and an animal cell does not.  Plants make their own food by turning sunlight into energy.  Don’t we wish we could do that?  As it is animals, birds, people, lizards, snakes and fish consume food made by plants then break it down into usable parts in the body.  Without plants we can’t make energy.  Without energy we die.

There is not one single gene in a plant cell that would or could produce a nose, a molar or pinkie toe.  There was genius in this creation. Mom, The Master Scientist, had a very good reason for keeping these two living organisms separate and distinct.

Can animals have sex with plants?

Co-mingling of kingdoms would be catastrophic of atomic proportions.

Remember how all this got started in the first place.  Lots of atoms flying all over the place until they found their soul mates and stayed put.

Plants and animals have two separate and distinct operating systems that produce 2 separate and distinct kingdoms here on earth. Mom gave each kingdom their own room on Planet Earth.  The Plant Kingdom in one room and the Animal Kingdom in another room. There are several serfdoms within the 2 kingdoms. They are mosses, bacteria, protista and mushrooms. They are living so they are organisms. Their reproduction is a little more complicated so we are not going to get into that here. GMO’s are all about the sex lives of plants and animals so we are sticking with these two for now.

The 2 kingdoms lived in harmony with each under the same roof and never once in a hundred, never in a million, never in a billion years did those little bundles of plant and animal genes ever sleep together.

I mean they never ever had sex where the genes from the plant family mated with the genes from the animal family. Because of their genetic makeup  mating would be impossible anyway.  That was the whole idea. They were never even attracted to each other. No chemistry going on here between the plant and animals genes.

Ever notice how close the words organism and orgasm are?

This is what plants genes do when they start carrying on with one another. They pollinate. Reproduce.  Plant genes make trees, bushes, flowers, pine trees, and grasses.

This is what animal cells do when they procreate. They make jellyfish, starfish, sharks, whales, snakes, birds,  cats, dogs and people.

So, in Her wonderfully whimsical fashion Mom patented these genes right at the atomic level where the cell difference between the 2 kingdoms occurred. This allowed each kingdom to evolve into many diverse and different families, genus, and species.

When we eat broccoli we are not eating broccoli genes.  We are eating the sum and substance of the finished product after all the genes have finished the job.

When we eat pork chops we are not eating pork genes.  We are eating the muscles and tissue of the pig after the genes have turned it into pig parts.  A gene is an embryo.

The whole purpose plants turn into plants and animals turn into animals is to get to a point where reproduction can take place. Growing roots, leaves and stems is all about getting to the reproduction parts that is the seed  to insure survival of the species. Monsanto has created a terminator seed. The plant makes a seed that can’t reproduce. What is the point here?  This is not what nature intended.

The same holds true in the animal kingdom.  We are all about making seeds for procreation. Then when you get to my age it is all about going to seed. But lets not go there just yet.

I don’t have room here to talk about all the sex and pollinating that goes on in plant kingdom. Just know this they self-pollinate, cross-pollinate, hybridize,lure and tease insects and animals like the bees, butterflies, and birds into transporting their sperm and depositing it within the clutches of some horny little females plants.  Plants clump and run to stay alive as in bamboo and crabgrass. They go underground and come with potatoes, yams, daffodils and onions. Coconuts, dates and rose hips are all seeds.  Plants are dead set on surviving.  We are now at a very critical point in this story.  It is key to understanding the difference between a man made  GMO/GE/GM and Mom’s hybridizing and cross-breeding.

hybridizing – (genetics) the act of mixing different plant species or different animals species thus to produce hybrids.  A grapefruit is a hybrid. It is a cross between a Jamaican sweet orange (Citrus sinensis);and the Indonesian pomelo (Citrus maxima).  A cockapoo is a hybrid. It is a cross between a cocker spaniel and a poodle. Where the heck did a poodle come from?  All dogs belong to the Canine Family. Chart upper left explains the order of things.  Pay attention there will be a test.

Hybridizing is a matter of breeding.  Dogs breed, horses breed, but not with each other.   Hybridizing is a survival thing and Mother Nature has been doing it for eons. This is a very important fact to remember.  Breeding and hybridizing are a natural thing. Breeding and hybridizing is not the same as modifing. Modifing genes is a man-made thing.  Not natural.

The animal kingdom is the largest kingdom on earth. I think it is the largest because of those damn ants.

Animals adapted and evolved for exactly the same reasons the plants did, survival. This relationship between Mom and her kids has worked very well for the last 100 billion years or so.

Enter Man. Not just any man a Fictitious man.  Fictitious man means;  like a person but not really a person.  Are Fictitious persons alive?   Oh, these F-Men are something all together different and they changed Mom’s Master plan.

The F-Men created an F’en Kingdom

Mom is pissed.  And we know when Mom ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy.

part 4 of the GMO story Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

Part 1 of the GMO Story: Do trees Sneeze?


Part 2 of the GMO Story: The Big Bang.


Part 3 of the  GMO Story- They Kingdom Come Thy will be Done


Part 4 of the GMO Story: Attack of the Killer Tomato


Part 5 of the GMO Story: End of the Line for GMO’s


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The Big Bang


ATP is the Big Bang that happens every single time and a cell is born.

The  group that was hell-bent on taking over the world is the living group.  Anything living is an Organism.  Organisms are very special and unique in every way.  They are Special because since that first group of atoms got together and made up the elements which formed a molecule which started life on this planet everything living now came from that single magic spark billions of years ago.

That spark created energy, E=mc2, and we can’t do it.  Only Mom knows the secret ingredients and she isn’t telling anyone yet. It all started with an atom. We can split atoms. Join atoms.  But we can’t create one from scratch.  http://www.wimp.com/bigbang/ Every single time a cell reproduces the entire creation of life from the beginning of time happens in a split second. Now that is what you call a big bang.

We can collect seeds, exchange seeds, cross-pollinate mix and match them.  We can freeze sperm but if something were to happen and all the trees and plants stopped producing seeds or the body stopped producing sperm and eggs we could not go into our laboratories or GSI super accelerators, nuclear power plants or mile long quasar tunnels and recreate that secret recipe Mom cooked up way back when those first molecules formed a cell and split in two and life began. You see we have devised a million and one ways to kill something but not one way to bring something back to life.

The population of the world is at 6,692,030,277.  There are 350,000 extant species of plants.  Zoologists have recorded 20,000 species of fish, 6,000 species of reptiles, 9,000 birds, 1,000 amphibians, and 15,000 species of mammals. And, although there are a million named species of insects, scientists estimate that there could be another million waiting to be discovered and named! About 1.8 Million have been given scientific names. The National Science Foundation’s “Tree of Life” project estimates that there could be anywhere from 5 million to 100 million species on the planet, but science has only identified about 2 million.

Currently we are destroying habitat and environments in the rain forests and Amazon faster than we can discover and ID species. So again we can kill something and once it is dead it is dead. We can not bring plants, animals, people or a single cell back to life.  And it all started with a atom that formed the elements that formed the first molecule. This is a molecule.  It consists of two or more atoms.

Amazing Molecule.

Molecules stick together. Not wanting to have to reinvent the wheel every time they got together Mom hardwired each molecule with the exact DNA sequences of its makeup. You know about this DNA stuff Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Mom is all about being practical so hard wiring each molecule will save a lot of time and energy in the future. Some molecules joined up with other molecules and now they are living under the same roof called a cell.

All those hardwired molecules or encoded genes that make up cells is called genetics. That’s the G in GMO’s.  Each of those genes has a little piece of something from the beginning of time like oxygen, sodium, magnesium, don’t forget the starlight, and carbon. Carbon is a biggie, it is in all living things and some non-living things like water but we are not going to talk about water here because that is astrophysics and I promised to keep it simple.  Just know that we need carbon and it is part of the makeup of all living things.  And remember also, too much of a good thing is too much. It is all about balance.

Because of their atomic makeup those little molecules had so much energy they were bouncing off the walls inside a cell. And before you knew it there was a big bang and that little bundle of energy split in two. And miracle of miracles it created more energy when it split. Now it is making more cells. The splitting caused a chain reaction making more energy, more splitting happening at lightning speed and it couldn’t stop splitting, making new cells, until you have every living, breathing thing here on earth. That’s an Organism and it is life. That is the O in GMO. Look around you. Everything living and breathing that started billions of years ago is still dividing, and multiplying and trying to take over the world.

For something to be alive it has to do these 6 things.

Reproduce, Grow, Breath, Change with the environment, Make energy, Die

Rocks, gold, silver, diamonds and the like don’t eat, breath, die or excrete, or get together and make more rocks, gold and silver or diamonds. That would be nice but these are non-living things.  These have nothing to do with Organisms. 

Life is just one continuous Bang after another.

This is a Single human cell.  This was you and me splitting cell a nanosecond before the big bang occurs and a little atomic reaction called nuclear fission goes off, bang, and the cell divides.  Got a clone. Mother like daughter.



Now you have two totally self-sufficient cells with encoded molecules  that have everything they need to divide again. They work creating energy and divide again, bang, bang and in a blink of an eye a hundred trillion little bangs traveling at the speed of light form cells that form a person with ears, blue eyes, a nose, pinkie toes, left handed, brown hair,  Nervous system, Circulatory system, Endocrine system, Muscular system, Reproductive system, Respiratory system, Skeletal system, Excretory system. It’s a freaking miracle don’t you know.

The original cell is mom and the split cell an exact duplicate is the daughter. This is genetics  and eventually after all the banging is over you get born. This is the end result of a single cell with noses in its DNA.

Just a little side note here.  The question may arise.  Why don’t we all look exactly alike if we all start out as a clone of the original cell?  Now we are getting into astrophysics.  But it is suffice to say that the odds of every atom hooking up with  exactly the same encoded molecules that determine hair and eye color, size, shape, etc is astronomical.  In lay terms, the odds are a little greater than winning the lottery.  And because we can not recreate time, ah ha, there’s the rub that time thing,  duplication at the time of creation is, lets just say for all intensive purposes impossible.  And that is the reason why every single living thing on earth is absolutely unique.  That is to say also, you are an original.

Plants cells do the Big Bang too.

Now we get to the part that explains why trees don’t have noses. This is a plant cell.

plant cell

It is different from an animal cell.   Different because the genes in the plant cell are programmed to make roots, stems and leaves, not bones, tissues and organs. It is a wonder. And this concludes part 2.

Part three is about two extraordinary developments.  The Plant and Animal Kingdoms and the beginning of the F’en Wars.  Stay tune.

Part 1 of the GMO story: Do Trees Sneeze?


Part 2 of the GMO Story: The Big Bang.


Part 3 of the  GMO Story- They Kingdom Come Thy will be Done


Part 4 of the GMO Story: Attack of the Killer Tomato


Part 5 of the GMO Story: End of the Line for GMO’s


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