Presumably, to a vast number of consumers, and possibly to a number of vast customers, it doesn't matter a jot where the next cowburger comes from, as long as it's cheap and sufficiently tasty.
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But that may be a very short term view. As we're at last starting to realise, in the natural world diversity is very important in maintaining a healthy biota. Healthy populations are comprised of a wide variety of genetic traits. Strength and resilience through diversity, rather than breeding for a few specific criteria. Put simply, not putting all our eggs in one basket, if that fact isn't too much of a chicken nugget.
We've already seen habitats, across the world, destroyed in the creation of huge arable mono-cultures, be they for cereals or palm oil. And you wouldn't want to find yourself relying on one variety of potato, would you? Once was a tragedy, to do it again would prove how incredibly stupid we really are and how incapable of learning from history. Let's not have a whole industry based on one specific version of the bovine genome, eh?
Yeah, I can hear you, what's a bloke from Milton Keynes know about cows? All his are concrete. Hmm, but not so the arguments put forward by the vested financial interests of global agri-business. I, for one, will need to hear a much more convincing case of the necessity of this science, before reserving a space for it on my plate next to a Yorkshire pudding.
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