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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.

A Poisoned World – Pt17 – Food Inc


A Poisoned World – Pt17 – Food Inc

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RT: History of Monsanto


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GMO: More Unintended Consequences


GMO: More Unintended Consequences
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Just because you can do something does not mean you should.  Some science should stay unexploited (if not unexplored) until such a time that we are mature enough to inhabit the forbidden planet where its secrets hide. Knowledge for knowledge’s sake does not equate to technology for technology’s sake.  Knowing in itself does not have a consequence until it manifests as technology and then it always has consequences.  The trick is to predict and prepare for any negative consequences. When faced with a science that is complex enough to have unpredictable long-term negative consequences, to dive headlong into its exploitation is playing chicken with all life on earth.  If that makes me a Luddite, then so be it.  The alternative is be a lunatic willing to destroy the world.

So What Could Monsanto’s Or Any Biotech’s GMO Lead To Anyway?

“GMO” the musical


“GMO” the musical

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Genetic Engineering – OMD


Genetic Engineering – OMD

 OMD live video on October 4th 2008 in Nottingham is gone from the internet, but OMD from the album tells us:

 

Efficient, logical, effective, and practical.

Using all resources to the best of our ability.
Changing, designing, adapting our mentalities.
Improving our abilities for a better way of life.

Chorus:
Babies. mother. hospital. scissors.
Creature. judgement. butcher. engineer.

These are the little children, the future in our hands.
When all god’s children on this earth inherit all our plans.
These are the lies they tell us. but this is the only way.

When all god’s children on the earth will evermore be saved.

Repeat chorus (2)

These are the little children, the future in our hands.
When all god’s children on this earth inherit all our plans.
These are the lies they tell us. the future’s good as sold.
In all the things we do and know, we really must be told.

from YouTube

Let the children tell us:

Let the animals tell us:

Vídeo musical de El Rey León

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Genetic Engineering

Taka, Uru, Ahadi, Mufasa, Mohatu, Kopa

Just Say No to GMO music video


Say No To  GMO

JOIN IN THE FIGHT!

Help us raise $20,000 to fund the Institute for Responsible Technology’s efforts to fight against GMOs!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Just say no to GMOs is the Battle Hymn for our new Organic Republic. Take action against Monsanto and their mad scientists and indentured politicians.”

– Ronnie Cummins, Director, Organic Consumers Association www.OrganicConsumers.org

“Mike’s Anti-GMO rap is not only great music, it’s just the kind of creative way we need to get the message out to people who may not even know they are eating dangerous genetically modified organisms every day. Great job Mike!”

– Jeffrey Smith, executive director, Institute for Responsible Technology www.ResponsibleTechnology.org

Mike Adams unleashes his creative talents once again by putting together “Just Say NO to GMO”. It’s a wildly clever and catchy way to educate you about the real dangers and authentic risks that GMO’s pose to the public health.

Dr. Mercola, Founder Mercola.com

“Mike Adams just released his new song and video “Say No To GMO” which is awesome. Thank God we have people like Mike who are determined to help change the world through health education. Lets all help Mike spread the word and shut down these GMO food producing companies. The future of our world depends on it!!”

– Dr. Edward F. Group III, www.globalhealingcenter.com

“Just Say No to GMOs is not only a great song, it also contains an important message. Mike Adams has combined his talents of honest health reporting and surprising music composition to create a song that is a modern call to action against the dangerous and imminent genetic modification of our entire food supply.”

– Kevin Gianni, founder, the Renegade Health Show www.RenegadeHealth.com

“If the youth of any generation are the catalyst for real change, Mike Adams just put the next generation on the map when it comes to saying no to genetically modified foodstuffs. Mike, along with Jeffry Smith, rap GMO’s right out of the food pyramid with a dynamic and targeted new new song ‘Just Say No to GMOs.’ Can a song groove and rock all at the same time? I can hardly wait to debut it on my next radio broadcast!”

– Robert Scott Bell, host and creator of the Robert Scott Bell radio show www.RobertScottBell.com

“Mike always impresses me with his dedication to truth, passion for natural health and innovative ways of sharing the messages he cares about – and this new song is no exception! ‘Just Say No to GMOs’ is a powerful and meaningful call to action, which I am sure will especially appeal to young people and help educate them on food safety. I applaud Mike for sharing his inner rapper with us all…!”

– Matt Monarch www.TheRawFoodWorld.com

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Monsanto in your bedroom: Death – Genetic Reconstruction


Corporate science in this last second of billions of years of the evolution of life on this planet has decided it understands the complex engines of life to such a degree that it can engineer and control life better than Nature itself. Besides this apparent immense hubris, the real issue is that they know that what they are doing is no more than Nature’s trial and error on steroids. While Nature might take a million years to correct an error, civilization does not have the luxury of such patience or risk-taking in the face of immoral corporate greed replacing the engine of evolution. The biggest difference? Nature needs not know better, people do.

Death Lyrics

Genetic Reconstruction

Extending a life with total resistance
To fatal disease, future methods of science

Replacing what is real by using technology
Population control, selecting those who will breed
A specific type of form chosen for the unborn
A mind without emotion
Progressive anatomy

Genetic reconstruction
Evolution in production

[Solos: Murphy, Shuldiner]

Producing a race of human machines
A new age of existence the world will see

Replacing what is real by using technology
Population control, selecting those who will breed
A specific type of form chosen for the unborn
A mind without emotion
Progressive anatomy

Genetic reconstruction
Evolution in production

DEATH – GENETIC RECONSTRUCTION
From the Album SPIRITUAL HEALING
Copyright 1990 RELATIVITY RECORDS

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Monsanto, Genetic Pollution and Monopolism (SourceWatch)

Because Monsanto’s engineered genes can readily migrate to non-GM crops (see Monsanto and the Roundup Ready Controversy) organic farms are increasingly finding that via cross-pollination their pure food has been contaminated with GM DNA thus ruining their businesses [1] [2]. “In 2002, Ontario farmer Alex Nurnberg had tests conducted on his 100-ton harvest of organic corn. Twenty tons were found to be contaminated by GMOs, which Nurnberg believes were blown by the wind from the corn on a neighboring farm. ‘I was not ready for it. I feel such a wrath about it,’ says Nurnberg” [3].

The “solution”, creating physical and distance barriers to prevent the spread of pollen, is proving to be unreliable. Says this Wall Street Journal article “Such moves to restrict the spread of GM crops often are ineffective. Last month in Australia, government experts discovered biotech canola genes in two non-GM varieties despite a ban covering half the country. “Regretfully, the GM companies appear unable to contain their product,” said Kim Chance, agriculture minister for the state of Western Australia, on the agency’s Web site.” [4] italics ours.

The paths to contamination are numerous. Besides the cross-pollination by insects, there are: wind, birds, eating and deposition by animals such as livestock or rodents, flooding, contamination at grain mills, accidental dropping of seed from bags or trucks, intentional contamination. Included in this are illegal imports of contaminated seeds to non-approving countries which discover it by accident (or fail to discover it until it’s already growing) [5] etc. “It’s amazing … There’s just so many different ways it can be spread around” [6]. Photos [7][8] courtesy of the Network of Concerned Farmers. [more]

So What Could Monsanto’s Or Any Biotech’s GMO Lead To Anyway?


Unintended Consequences.

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