Posts Tagged ‘food’

So is Anti-GMO Equivalent to Nazi Book Burning?


The idea that those that oppose GMOs through direct action are equivalent to Nazi book burners is a troubling notion.  It is based on two simplistic premises that science is neutral and that the advancement of knowledge is good.  However, the premises contradict each other.  If science is neutral, and science has the goal of the advancement of knowledge, then to my mind the advancement of knowledge can be neither good nor bad, just the uses to which it can be put.  Any thinking person can agree that although science may be neutral, scientists and everybody else, are not. That corporate greed can undermine the neutrality of scientific results should be a cautionary tale to us all. 

Consider that Nazi science was neutral, but the scientists were not. It is clear that Nazi science, although neutral, was often also immoral. Scientists could agree to go on wholeheartedly with the experiments, or sabotage them. The scientist as a Nazi would go on with experiment in good faith.  The scientist as a moral person would find any way possible to disrupt it.  So the question is who, if any, are the real Nazis in this debate?

Discussion over honest differences of opinion in the arena of scientific ideas is the way knowledge advances.  Theories change on as experiments warrant. However, as with a medical trial, the experiment stops when the precautionary principle suggests that harm could be done.

As the patient is on the operating table, the GMO supporters argue that the patient will die without the operation.  They argue that the anti-GMO people are causing the patient to die by halting the operation and saying that anti-GMO people are doomsayers. The death of the patient is itself a theory open to debate, as is the efficacy, morality and safety of the operation.  This makes the GMO supporters not only the doomsayers, but also immoral by openly violating the precautionary principle.

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George Carlin – HBO On Location USC 1977 #freespeech


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Complete show. “On Location: George Carlin at USC” is Irish-American comedian George Carlin’s first ever HBO special, recorded during the Summer of 1977 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. This unique taping lasted 85 minutes, and, at age 40, marked a new era in Carlin’s career. He explained to the audience that before this special came about, that he never did a show for home consumption or reproduction. To date he has recorded 12 shows for HBO, and is soon to record a 13th – 30 years after his first. In the process of planning this broadcast, the word spread quickly, and so much so that it resulted in a serious legal hearing at the Federal Communications Commission. Due to the controversy, Carlin sticks with more user-friendly material. However, a federal court of appeals ruled in Carlin’s favor and allowed him his right to free speech. This was mentioned during the opening of the program by Newsweek columnist and 60 Minutes reporter Shana Alexander (1925-2005), which explained that it is the kind of entertainment that was rarely seen or heard on cable or network television at the time.
Program
1. Intro & Warning (1:40)
2. Program Open (:36)
3. Interview on inspirations and censorship (2:22)
4. Taking The Stage (10:27)
5. Shopping (7:52)
6. Walking (3:59)
7. Dogs & Cats (9:27)
8. Old Folks & Kids (8:00)
9. Food (3:30)
10. The News (3:20)
11. Brand Names (2:44)
12. Perversion of Language (7:07)
13. Forbidden Words (22:24)
14. Closing Credits (1:47)

RT: History of Monsanto


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Transfarmers: Dark of The Spoon #TheRevolution #GMO


 

 

 

Transfarmers: Dark of The Spoon #TheRevolution #GMO

 

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A Message of Peace! The Sea Is Rising


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SEPTEMBER 21st! PEACE ONE DAY! We use our talents, creative and physical resources to promote world peace and liberty!

“A new consciousness is developing that sees the Earth as a single organism, and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed.” -Carl Sagan

song: “The Sea is Rising” by Bliss n Eso (and DJ Izm)

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“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. -Mahatma Gandhi

“I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.” -Thomas Jefferson

“The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” -Thomas Paine

On non-aggression:

“No one may threaten or commit violence against another man’s person or property. Violence may be employed only against the man who commits such violence; that is, only defensively against the aggressive violence of another. In short, no violence may be employed against a non-aggressor. Here is the fundamental rule from which can be deduced the entire corpus of libertarian theory.” -Murray Rothbard

“No one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being, nor to delegate its initiation.” -L. Neil Smith

Green Poison on People’s Platter


 

Green Poison on People’s Platter

 

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A “New” Approach to Health


A “New” Approach to Health #food
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Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food – Hippocrates

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