The planet colonized by Meta-gene positive human beings. After a few years the colonists learned that a deadly microbe was poisoning them and rendering organic food supplies inedible.
Bismollians bodies adapted enzymes which enabled them digest the poisonous food supplies. Their descendants discovered that the enzymes caused a change in their genetic structures which also enabled them to digest inorganic matter as well.
By the 30th century, Bismoll developed a political system which selected its leaders through a draft. The Legionnaire named Matter-Eater Lad was forced to leave his teammates when he learned that he had been drafted into political office.