reply to post by Monsatan
This report will be attacked. I will explain why (in my opinion).
When it comes to the kind of news we need to hear about developments and discoveries regarding the commercial exploits of Monsanto, Dow, 3M, Bayer,
and all the others in the Big Aggro, Big Pharma, Big Chemical industrial combines, Natural News
regrettably pursues a campaign of releases
which are typically sensationalistic and gravitate towards a degree of "fear mongering."
I do not disagree with their general estimations about the dangers of allowing industrialists and businessmen bent of obscene profit-taking to both
disseminate untried and poorly-understood technologies as well as insert themselves into the regulatory process world-wide.
But on numerous occasions Natural News
has zealously presented itself as a journalistic effort, rather than a blog. They have adopted the same
techniques as modern 'faux-press' in that they routinely fail to clearly indicate where there is dissent from the point of view they hold,
conflicting scientific data, and most unforgivably (in my book) they don't tell people when they are fretting over a "worst case" scenario. Such
things are 'good for business' in that it confirms what many wish to hear...drawing an audience of willing people predisposed to hate big
industry.... but journalism isn't about telling people what they want to hear, it's about telling them what we know.
I wish them well, as few are willing to handle the resistance of the brainwashed who trust the peddlers of synthetics as better than natural. But
unless they begin to admit there are areas where they choose to expose only those studies and reports which confirm their concerns; I have to take
everything they say with a grain of "reading this means my work is not done" salt - which is to say I must verify everything they report because I
can't be sure they are not simply throwing anything bad they can find at the "bad guys."
It sort of breaks my heart because I think they are probably mostly 'on target'...
BT toxin is not what farmers are sold... they are sold the certainty of plentiful crops.
If (and perhaps when) farmers and their families begin to fall ill from continuous exposure to this unnatural creation, they will lament not paying
attention to the many protests mounted by activists such as those in Natural News
. But it will, in part, be because the product Natural
produced was so deeply biased as to make it certain to appear repugnant to those primary consumers on the front line.
At this point if you were to forbid Monsanto, for example, from distributing it's product, most farmers would be hard pressed to adjust... The
monopoly is firmly in place; ask any farmer if he or she wants to cross them.... they will likely say "no" and not
read - or pay any
attention to - the likes of "those kooks" at Natural news