a glimpse of current activism
A PR creep named Dunbier was allowed to plug in the NZ Farmers
Weekly his fantasies of GM-ryegrass. I therefore challenged him,
in the same organ,
to a public debate on those fantasies. The following msg to
him is intended to give him some fair warning of what he's up
against. (It does carry some risk that he'll back out.)
Prof Patrick Brown, a card-carrying gene-jockey at UC Davis, first
published his 'The Promise' (which I'd edited) in Aug 2000 <http://www.psrast.org/promplantbiot.htm
> this notable essay
was also posted on the website of the main New Zealand GM-propaganda
agency "LifeŽ Sciences" <http://www.lifesciencenz.com/repository/external_news_material/promise_opponent.htm
I noticed that by 2003 it was
no longer there.
This would suggest that the GM trade does not
wish to promulgate well-informed caution, humbly acknowledging how
ignorant we are about the mechanisms of ordinary plant breeding.
That they did promulgate it awhile is interesting - this
was in the brief period, long gone now, when they were attempting some
veneer of balance.
This essay of Prof Brown, a genuine expert,
remains one of the best, in no significant way superseded by the
ensuing decade of gene-tampering & govt-tampering.
Many people find it difficult to believe that such
junk science as Brown exposes could have been used to profit Monsanto
& some other corporations. Compared to the nuclear trade's
con-tricks, this is bold, unprecedented, colossal deceit, the headiest
victory of the depraved trade of mercenary deception (PR -
early genius Goebbels). It is indeed a ghastly prospect.
But to evade it on account it's unpleasant would be most unwise.
That is why I have challenged a prominent promotor of
GM-fantasies to a public debate.