In the Byre
Some of your favorite bacteria are domesticated
Just as in agriculture, domestication has usually been to the benefit of our taste buds.
Agriculture has always been genetic engineering
Bioengineers have worked for thousands of years without the title, and there is no better proof of the success of that model than domestication.
We need to domesticate more microbes
There is so much potential in microbiology, so many bacteria we could come to terms with, and not enough time to wait.
No organism is an island
There is no such thing as a successful single organism ecosystem. Diversity is how we survive.