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Transgenic plants have genes inserted into them that are derived from another species. The inserted genes can come from species within the same kingdom (plant to plant) or between kingdoms for example, (animal to plant). This genetic modification to our food is new and we have little idea what long term effects it will have on those who consume it, the lands on which it is grown, or what wide-ranging environmental impact that can occur. The Monsantra® PlantBot is named after the Monsanto Corporation, one of the largest suppliers and producers of genetically modified seed in the world. Like a B-movie Godzilla, Monsantra is a hybrid of imagination, possibility, and reality. We can only guess what will happen to the food supply with subsequent generations of GM upgrades. Using seeds from the Monsanto Corporation, GM plants are grafted onto remote controlled robotic bases to become an organism with no clear heritage and no clear future. This poetic plant-robot hybrid begs the question what will it all become?

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