Sunday, April 19, 2009

Germany To Ban Genetically Modified Corn

This couldn't happen soon enough as far as I'm concerned. I would like to see all genetically modified foods banned. Everywhere. We see a lot of sci-fi movies recently where humanity revels in its scientific achievement and ultimately damns humanity with some unintended consequences. Don't believe that isn't possible as we've talked of on here before. Mother nature doesn't like to be tampered with and collapsing bee populations, as an example, almost certainly have at their root cause some man made mess. Seed DNA impregnated with chemicals has what long term consequence? The only scientific answer is we don't know. I'm not really anxious to find out either. That doesn't even take into account that the world's food production can be controlled by firms seeking to make substantial profit at the expense of people in underprivileged economic circumstances.

If you want to watch a very disturbing documentary about influence-peddling and corruption in the genetically-modified food safety debate, search Google for "The World According to Monsanto". It has been a few years since I watched it but as I recall the documentary was popular outside of the U.S. but somehow kept from being aired in the U.S. or something along these lines. What a surprise. No different than the bankster lobbyists influence-peddling that led to our banking laws being overturned for personal profits.

I believe the full length documentary is on Google Video.
posted by TimingLogic at 7:17 AM