posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 06:43 AM
After the success of genetically modified cotton in India,
excuse me, but what ?
1,500 farmers commit mass suicide in India
GM in India: the battle over Bt cotton
Indian GM cotton is 'inadequate'; enquiry demanded
2005, a Scary Year for Genetically Engineered Crops
NEW DELHI] A study has found that Indian varieties of cotton that have been genetically modified to resist an important insect pest are
The findings back farmers' claims that the pest, known as the bollworm, is able to survive on Bt cotton varieties, modified to resist it.
if that's considered a success, then i really have to wonder what failure would look like... i especially love the following paragraph:
+ in the last decade, cotton production has declined in the majority of countries that have adopted GM cotton like Mexico, Argentina, Colombia,
South Africa and Australia, and significant drops in GM cotton production are forecasted in 2006 for South Africa and Mexico.
...the same variety as in India. again, i have to ask what constitutes a success?
This type of PR work of continuous blatant lying to the point of if becoming an 'established fact
' is prototypical. obviously, next to
nothing went accodring to plan, yet here they are still capable of spending their way out of the hole they dug for themselves. the real question is
who's behind this GMO craze (which has already become approximately as irrational as the widespread global warming hysterial), which continually
gives Monsanto, Bayer et al. a free pass for every c***-up imaginable, despite strong (some organized, but apparently bought off) voices against
why on earth don't 'green' organisations simply state the track record of GM crops around the world and instead cling to flimsy excuses about
health effects which simply will not be 'proven' as long as grants remain the basis for research?? as per Nietzsche, onee of the more insiduous ways
of harming a cause is to defend it with bogus argument.
'Green' = = Malthusian Death Cult nowadays and GM crops have their place in such a worldview, i'll let the reader guess which one.
PS: related threads:
GM or Not to GM, Which?
GM crops and the coming famine
[edit on 2009.9.9 by Long Lance]