Tuesday, May 7, 2013

No Love for Ragweed

This morning on the radio I heard some wags going on about how the ragweed pollen count was high and it ought to be eradicated.

Radio wags ought to be eradicated!

About 600 years ago or so, ragweed was abandoned by humanity on this continent in favor of corn. Until that time, it was an important grain crop for early man. It kept us alive! Without ragweed, there might be no radio for the wags to go on.

We abandoned ragweed and it thrived still, growing up and making us sneeze to remind us of its importance. It's seeds are tastier than corn, and healthier for us. When we've finally hybridized corn to its final weakness and a disease wipes it all out, we may have to fall back on eating ragweed again if humans wish to survive.

So leave the ragweed alone, radio wags. As usual, you don't know what you're talking about.


Gorges Smythe said...

I never tried it. I should.

Gorges Smythe said...

I've never tried it. I should.