07 February 2004

Bad Science

Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, shows how that organization has manipulated science to discredit boitechnology and genetic modification of food plants (and has, in the process, hindered people trying to help impoverished farmers and the environment) in Battle for Biotech Progress. (Phew, long sentence.)
The programs of genetic research and development now under way in labs and field stations around the world are entirely about benefiting society and the environment. Their purpose is to improve nutrition, to reduce the use of synthetic chemicals, to increase the productivity of our farmlands and forests, and to improve human health. Those who have adopted a zero tolerance attitude towards genetic modification threaten to deny these many benefits by playing on fear of the unknown and fear of change.

It's a very eye-opening essay. (Link via Frankenstein Journal.)

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