Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 5-2-2015: Frankenfoods … 

Right … 

I’m officially up … about … and ready to rock and roll … !

Well, OK … maybe not rock and roll: possibly mildly minuet … ?

At ANY rate … !   At any rate, I’m up and about: and ready to get going.

Although, to be frank … ?  Today’s going to be a quiet day: with little more in mind, than writing a #Teaser or two.

And maybe watching a film.

I’ve a few in my digital collection I’ve not watched.

Maybe it’s about time I dug them up … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring six out of six.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s GMO’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 5th February, 1996, saw GM food first go on sale in the UK: in two supermarkets.   Name either supermarket.
Q2) What was the item concerned: sauce, dip or purée?
Q3) The item was made from a GM version of which fruit?
Q4) While we’re at it, what is GM short for?
Q5) A plant or animal that’s GM, is a GMO: what does the ‘O’ stand for?
Q6) The first commercially available GM food was sold in the US, and was a GM version of what?
Q7) Innate, New Leaf and Amflora are GM varieties of which vegetable: the potato, cucumber or pea?
Q8) Many forms of GM corn — or maize —  have been made: that produce their own what: insecticides, herbicides or side by sides?
Q9) Various religious groups have wondered if GM food will be kosher: what’s the Islamic equivalent to Jewish Kosher food?
Q10) Finally … GM foods can also be described as ‘Trans’ … what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th February, 1948, saw Ceylon become independent: with-in what’s now the Commonwealth.   What’s Ceylon now called?
A1) Sri Lanka.
Q2) 4th February, 1969, saw Yasser Arafat become leader of the Palestinian Liberation … what?
Q3) What was the name of the Palestinian political party Arafat led?
A3) Fatah.
Q4) 4th February, 1906, saw the birth of astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh: who found fame as the discoverer of which dwarf planet?
A4) Pluto.
Q5) 4th February, 2013, saw the death of singer-songwriter, Reg Presley.   Reg was the lead singer of which English band?
A5) The Troggs.
Q6) Finally … 4th February, 1703, saw the the majority of the 47 Ronin — famous figures in Japanese history — commit ritual suicide, after avenging their master’s death.   What’s the Japanese term for this kind of ritual suicide?
A6) Seppuku.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

This thought …
“All the food we eat - every grain of rice and kernel of corn - has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops. The question isn't whether our food has been modified, but how.”
Michael Specter.
And with the song that’s been ear worming its way through my head, all morning … 

Have a good day.

*        Yeah, I’ve lined that up next, Debbi, for once I’ve finished Assassin’s Quest: which is beautifully written, but the same size as a breeze block!!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ah ... yeah. Big books can take time. :)

1. Tesco
2. puree
3. tomato
4. genetically modified
5. organism
6. tomato
7. the potato
8. insecticides
9. halal
10. transgenic