reply to post by crankyoldman
I am not sure what you are arguing here.
Are you saying the rice doesn’t contain the nutrients needed to save lives and prevent blindness?
Are you saying that even though it does have the nutrients needed they should find another way or suffer through it after all like you said this has
been going on for a very long time?
Are you saying because you don’t like the corporate aspect everyone should just forget about any good it can do?
I am just not sure what your message is.
There is no way to have a discussion with that, you have not only bought the PR line created to justify the owning of food at the DNA level, you have
decided there is no other element to the story. You do understand that the issue with food is not the ability to grow, or grow food that resists
roundup, it is distribution and a certain process of gambling on the production of food that creates our problem? Argentina was once the Bread Basket
to the World, small country, lots of food - it is possible in a world not dominated by gambling and copyrights.
May I suggest this to you. Monsanto, or those that work there, are under no obligation to sell their wares to anyone at all. There can easily come a
time when Monsanto, having eliminated the competition, simply refuses to sell their seeds anymore - there will be no need once the competition is
gone. What if Monsanto has finally eliminated any substantial stockpile of old world seeds and finds itself unable to produce the replacements due to
some unforeseen problem? What if Monsanto, unwilling to disclose any real data on what they produce due to copyright protection, find errors in the
MFG of their seeds which lead to DNA damage and refuse to disclose that? What if Monsanto finds out later that their product is killing people in
mass? While I know that Vioxx was great while it wasn't hurting people, its road to planet earth was no different then golden rice - where is Vioxx
If you think that corporate america are just misunderstood, you haven't look close enough at history. In Los Angeles GM worked very, very hard at
eliminating an excellent public transit system, they were sick and tired of people not buying their cars - so they actively worked to destroy the
system in place. They convinced the populace the moron politicians that destruction of public transportation was great for the people. See the PR
folks worked a campaign, just like Monsanto. Now the city is spending a gazillion dollars to replace that perfect system, while GM sucks at the tit of
the taxpayers they helped to screw over.
Maybe you haven't seen the energy industry. The same PR people sold the world the wonderment of creating nuclear grade weapons material via power
creation. SDGE had to decommission San Onofre as a result of cutting corners due to a complete lack of regard for human life. Now, they are
instituting a fine on every rate payer to cover the PROFIT they lost due to the decommission AND another fine to cover the expense of resolving their
screw up. But keep in mind, they could just walk away - who'd do what to them? There are COUNTLESS corporations who have walked away from the messes
they have made due to altruism. Monsanto can just walk away after running the table.
Monsanto is NOT altruistic. They are NOT interested in saving lives. They are a for profit company who's basic job is to make money for shareholders,
and whose real job is to make sure the human population is reliant on just one system of food creation - you'll need to go way back to see who
started that and why. They add the A gene to simply make it seem like the are caring, compassionate, wonderful people, yet they are far from it. They
are indoctrinated zombies, whose effort is beyond sinister but whose PR team is the best in the business, the PR people who sold us the safety of
Fukashima, Hanford, Vioxx, Fraking Waste, Strip Mining, Strip Malls, and Wi-fi.