Anti-science leftists protest against company that feeds the world
It isn't only the left who were in the streets yesterday protesting against Monsanto and their miracle seeds. The same low information type voter who elected President Obama have been taken in by the Luddites who are scaring the ignorant into thinking that genetically modified seeds are a danger.
Not just a danger - they are destroying the planet!
Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know."
Genetically modified plants are grown from seeds that are engineered to resist insecticides and herbicides, add nutritional benefits or otherwise improve crop yields and increase the global food supply.
Most corn, soybean and cotton crops grown in the United States today have been genetically modified. But critics say genetically modified organisms can lead to serious health conditions and harm the environment. The use of GMOs has been a growing issue of contention in recent years, with health advocates pushing for mandatory labeling of genetically modified products even though the federal government and many scientists say the technology is safe.
My God even Hugo Chavez thought that GMO's were safe. What is it with these anti-science mountbanks? Too many Hollywood monster movies? Perhaps.
At bottom, the organizers of the ignorant are anti-human. For the same reason that shale oil development is opposed - it will lead to increased supplies of fossil fuels and doom the planet - the anti-GMO crowd doesn't like the idea that Monsanto's seeds can feed an expanding world population. Do they really believe that GMO's are poisonous? Are they that stupid? Humans have been genetically engineering seeds for thousands of years. A history of corn shows dramatic human intervention that changed the plant from a small cob-like vegetable into maize and finally into what we are now familiar with. Every vegetable has been altered by humans using crude cross-breeding methods long before recorded history. Just because it's done in a lab by geneticists instead of in a field by paleo-humans doesn't mean it's any more dangerous.
Governments around the world utilize GMO's because they're safe and contribute to an expanding food supply. It would be a shame if a few anti-science lefties were to prevent the feeding of billions because they fear what they cannot understand.