Green ratbags kill people in the third world

The green tailban oppose progress in almost everything, they deny science in all but climate change scenarios. Their attitude is killing people in the third world.

Environmental groups that oppose GM crops being used in Africa and Asia are ‘wicked’ and could potentially condemn millions of children to an early death, Owen Paterson has warned.

The Environment Secretary said organisations fighting against GM technology such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth were “casting a dark shadow over attempts to feed the world”. 

“It’s just disgusting that little children are allowed to go blind and die because of a hang-up by a small number of people about this technology,” he told The Independent.

“I feel really strongly about it. I think what they do is absolutely wicked.”

Mr Paterson voiced his support for a letter signed by a group of leading international scientists calling for the introduction of rice enhanced with Vitamin A.

Scientists believe that ‘golden rice’ could help save the lives of around 670,000 children who die each year as a result of Vitamin A deficiency.

Although Mr Paterson did not specifically name groups he believes are being obstructive to the technology, both Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth have been vocal in their criticism of GM crops.

Friends of the Earth say the benefits of golden rice have not been proven and that conventional food supplements could be a better way to tackle the problem.

In their letter to the journal Science, 11 scientists including two Nobel laureates said NGOs such as Greenpeace were guilty of stirring up opposition to GM technology.

They wrote: “If ever there was a clear-cut cause for outrage, it is the concerted campaign by Greenpeace and other non-governmental organisations, as well as by individuals, against golden rice.”


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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