OP NOTE: I did a search, but didnt actually find anything related to this. I suppose even if I found something, it wouldnt matter. This is just an
opinion post anyway, not a news post.
I was listening to the BBC on the way to work this morning, I live in the US, so it comes on at 630am EST. You can check my story at the link I
provided above, I'll be paraphrasing a bit since Im working from memory, but Im supremely pissed off at what I listened to..
First, let me say that I am a staunch Libertarian, and the host of this show is about as far left as anyone Ive EVER HEARD! More than Pelosi,
Sunstein, and others. Thats probably why hes on at 630am on a saturday
. Ive heard him in past shows on climate change, and he gets riled up
because the governments move so slow and dont implement his total government control plans (that everyone apparently wants) over everyones lives fast
enough, so they can decide how much the world population can breathe, eat, etc.
Now Im well aware that GMO food is EVERYWHERE in American food, and I am trying to learn to grow my own food so when I buy my first home/land (Im 22,
fiance' is still in college another year, Ive graduated already) in a year or so. I want out of the GMO food complex so bad. This story is about GMO
Food in Europe, and lack thereof.
So I'll post a few key points that I remember off of the top of my head that these people were saying:
- One GMO Scientist claimed that citizens are ''less free'' if they DONT have the option to buy GMO food at the Market. WTF!? Were less free
because we dont want a tomato-fish-monkey DNA Strawberry that we can eat now and die later from some new crazy-awesome disease?!
- The Host said the only country in Europe that was growing anything GMO was Spain, who was growing MONSANTO's ''commercially owned crop,''
maize. And I got the feeling he was saying MONSANTO is some great pioneering voice for ''food freedom''....HA, I couldnt type that with a straight
- One voice of opposition, and I listened carefully to this part, was a Scientist for Greenpeace(lol), who said that there are sometimes unintended
and severe side effects to such fragile things as food, and it should be given more time to study those effects. Furthermore, there is NEVER
''Scientific Certainty'' on subjects like this, and as long as there are independent scientists and others who disagree, they shouldnt rush
anything. He didnt bother to mention how man made global warming isnt scientific certainty though, but since the host and BBC take MMGW as a religion,
no one would DARE make that statement.
NOW, this Host interviewed several people, and at the end of every interview he thanked the person for the interview. Seems courteous, right? Well I
noticed after the opposing view finished speaking, he didnt bother to say anything, in fact, it seemed as if he cut him off, and moved right along to
this next point..
- One woman, who was a lobbyist for the GMO Industry said that there was Scientific CERTAINTY that the food was safe and healthy. And that the
''evil gov't''(my own words) wasnt moving fast enough, like the USA and other countries. There was no room to debate with this woman that there
was any other view to what she had to say, but then again, thats her job... shes a lobbyist. She and the host spoke together as if they were long lost
lovers, and they both agreed so well, you HAD to believe all the propaganda filth they were spewing forth. She said that ''CONCLUSIVE SCIENCE''
should trump the slowness of goverment, and should be implemented alot sooner, and without such restraints.
So, basically for example, whenever more than 5 scientists agree that, without a doubt, bashing your head repeatedly against a hard object whilst
defecating on yourself gives you better memory and motor-function, we should rush it through the legislative process and implement it.... for good of
[edit on 16-1-2010 by Tanulis]