Direction of Progress?

In the veins of the leaf of our food
Runs modified organisms
Not as nature intended, but man
Stronger, more resilient and cheaper
In the veins of our bodies the nutrients lack
For the source meant to feed
No longer contains health in any measure
Sprayed toxic, grown fast
Our gluttonous stomachs remain hungry
Water poisoned, air polluted
The planet and us, struggling to survive
A self-sufficient globe now dying
By the greedy hand of mankind
Progress forwards or backwards?

Debbie Gravett © 2017.09.28

Daily Prompt: Planet
Daily Prompt: Leaf

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