One Born Every Minute

Down there in southern Oregon’s Jackson County, some farmers were raising sugar beets. GMO sugar beets. And as the hippie crowd down there knows, that’s Very Bad, because GMO. So they got up a petition to ban GMO crops in the county, and they got it on the ballot. It passed in the May 20 election. Happy hippies!

But one enterprising guy who happens to grow hay in the area saw an opportunity, and he’s advertising all natural, GMO-free hay for $25 a bale – roughly $525-$550 a ton. Current going price for regular hay is about $180 or so a ton.

One minor, albeit interesting, detail: all hay is GMO-free. There’s no such thing as genetically modified hay. Anywhere.

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4 Responses to One Born Every Minute

  1. lectorconstans says:

    Nothing like a Market Opportunity.

    • maxredlines says:

      No word on how effective it’s been, but it’s an interesting concept – and there will doubtless be takers.

      • lectorconstans says:

        A long time ago, a friend and I considered selling radioactive electron filters – something you could put between the wall socket and whatever you plugged in, that would filter out the radioactive electrons from those awful nuclear reactor sites.

        Like most really brilliant ideas, we never got it going.

      • maxredlines says:

        That electron filter concept is great, but you’d have to prove to regulators that it works.

        This guy’s concept is bullet-proof: he’s making no unsubstantiated claims, it’s 100% true.

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