Originally posted by Variable
reply to post by ohiwastedmylif
By introducing medicine, and vaccines which will lower the incident rate of these diseases, the population should naturally shift over time to a lower
birth rate. As people die off and the birth rate lowers, the entire population will begin trending downward.
So the millions of dollars he has spent on AIDS medicine for the poorest people on the planet, the millions spent on mosquito nets to protect people
from malaria are a smoke screen? Critical thinking is needed here.
Indeed it is.
Monsanto, barring the crazy people who are afraid of science, is working hard to produce plants that can feed people. Any serious mind that
thinks making more food for all the people, including the poorest, is somehow worse than starving to death really doesn't understand being poor in
the third world.
You can feed plenty of poor countries and people without genetically engineering food. As you stated, critical thinking is needed. We have the ability
to identify where in the world the best crops can be grown. Plants can still grow in sand, the need to genetically modify food is so that it can be
patented and the costs can be reduced to manufacture it, while forcing the farmers who grow it to purchase ONLY Monsanto's GMO seed stock. Follow the
money, right? Go look at how many farmers have been put out of business because of Monsanto.
All the silly ideas about GMO ignores the fact that Americans live very long compared to say, folks in Bangladesh or the Congo. Poor people
have no money, that is why they are poor. You simply can't say Monsanto is getting rich selling crops to poor people. Poor people don't have any
GMO foods are ILLEGAL in many parts of the world. Why is that if they are so beneficial to the starving people that live in those countries? Perhaps
because there is no free lunch... and you get what you pay for. With cheap GMO foods come cheaper health and more risks for disease. It's also
completely illogical to assume that Monsanto gets rich by selling seeds to poor people, I'm not sure why you would even make that statement. They
sell to multi-billion dollar agricultural corporations, not the mom and pop farmers of the world. It's those mega-agri corps that put everyone else
out of business. They get rich by making the poor farmers MORE poor!
Monsanto, like big drug companies, makes their money off First world countries. First world countries have money. If there products kill of
people in the First world they wont have any money.
Man, you don't see the forest from the trees, do you? If you own the people and funding for the labs, scientists, universities that publish the
reports, the government agencies and the food... you can poison as many people as you want, especially when you also own the medical establishments
and pharm companies too. The same people who own and run Monsanto, also sit on the boards and executive staff or hold positions in:
Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Procter & Gamble Company, Marathon Oil Corporation, Hormel Foods, The US House of Representatives, United States
Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, The Supreme Court of the United States, University of Arizona, Chicago Stock Exchange,
General Instrument Corporation, New York Stock Exchange LLC, Securities Industry Association, Pharmacia Corporation, Commission on the Regulation of
US Capital Markets in the 21st Century, The NutraSweet Company, McDonald’s USA.... to name a few.
Follow the money always. Anything else is bs.
Indeed. Listen to your own advice and follow the money. Monsanto has no interest in feeding poor people, only on making more money. Bill Gates HAS to
give away money for charity or he is TAXED on it, so why not do something nice? Charity is the one way you can kill two birds with one stone - avoid
paying taxes on your insanely ridiculous income, while filling the agenda of those companies who will turn around and put more money into your own
Sounds cynical, but nevertheless, true.