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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  • Whinging Pom

    But they don’t have a vote so it’s ok.

  • JC

    Add in the bans on DDT and you’ve another million per year dead and then add in biofuel which converts food into energy so Greenies can fly and drive and then add in climate change so that some scientists can behave like Saudi princes.

    Don’t forget the govts that are a part of these unholy deals.. its they who write the summaries for the IPCC that the media disgorge so breathlessly.. and don’t forget that as we speak the IPCC scientists are busily rewriting their science to conform with the summaries. Its the govts who mandate the food into fuel scandal and govts who persist with the DDT bans.

    JC

    • quinnjin

      Bull shit bullshit and wahay more bullshit, what rock did this idiot crawl from under?

  • Allyson

    Greens are not anti science. Its just that their policies and leaders operate in a world where science just does not rank as important.

    Next thing you’ll be saying unicorns aren’t real. Well they are. They’re alive, well and powering alternative economic policies.

    • quinnjin

      MOre bullshit…. I suppose you’re an AGW climate denier as well. Selective about our scientific evidence are we? The idea that the consensus that GM crops are safe as an utter heap of crap. they are not analogous to hybrids, and the consensus is not in among scientists, let alone the fact that every GMO is an entirely new organism and must be assessed on its on merits, and we can safely say that argument is a logical fallicy. The reason children are starving in third would nations is becaus western corporates are sucking out the wealth of their natural resources and leaving them starve. I’m sure the corporations trying to push GM on them are not at all interested in forcing farmers to buy new seed every year. What a crock of shit. Yeah “golden rice” might be a good idea, if it has been tested and found safe, and if the farmers can harvest their own seed, but that would be up to the administrations of the countries involved. GE free is a major selling point of the NZ brand. We don’t need GE here. Fact, argument over, give it up losers. This english twats attempt to manipulate the heart strings with the “starving children line” in order to emotionally give credence to a complete train wreck of an argument is pathetic, cynical, manipulative and illogical. Game set and match. I win. As for DDT? That old shit, only a bat shit crazy farmer would spread that crap around. Its banned for a reason. Scientific evidence Numb nuts.

  • DLNZ

    Insulin for the treatment of diabetes has been made with genetically modified bacteria since the 80’s. Of course given the choice between death and genetic engineering they would quickly change their tune when it came to their own personal health. Selfish fuckers.

    • quinnjin

      I think you’ll find, idiot, that the main argument is against GM crops pushed by corporates who don’t give a shit about anything but profit, certainly not the well being of the worlds starving millions. Different issue…. you lose.

      • DLNZ

        So you’re suggesting that we should shut down drug companies that save millions of lives each year by making GM insulin because they make a profit and dont give a shit?

        You would rather that several hundred thousand children each year die, than save those lives if it has anything to do with a company making a profit.

        That makes perfect sense…. I think you’re the one thats an idiot.

  • Greens are latter day Luddites. No that is too kind, they are more akin to the Vatican and it’s persecution of Galileo. After all he denied the science was settled.

    • quinnjin

      Horse shit. It’s the right wingers religious fanaticism for fossil fuels and denial of AGW evidence who are the luddites…. You don’t shit about the greens obviously. Check out their info, I think you’ll find their policies are sound and based on research. Deal with it. Sorry that doesn’t fit your belief system,

  • Patrick

    When are the Greens going to be put under the spotlight, I would love to see television pieces highlighting the starving in Africa & how Green policies have caused & furthered their suffering. Then I would love to see the likes of Wee Wussell Norman being chased down the street & harassed for his comments on the situation. The Green fraud needs to be exposed but I am not holding my breath that it will happen.

    • quinnjin

      When are right wing fucktards and their corrupt corporate whore bullshit opinions going to be put under the spot light? I think you’ll find most of their shit doesn’t stand up to the slightest scrutiny. Enjoy the next election losers.

      • Patrick

        Here let me fix that for you ass wipe:

        When are Commie Greenie fucktards and their corrupt “green environmental” bullshit opinions going to be put under the spot light? I think you’ll find most of their shit doesn’t stand up to the slightest scrutiny. Enjoy fisting yourself.

  • dyannt

    I’ve always understood that reducing the world’s population to save the Earth was part of the Greens policy platform. Along with abortion and euthanasia, the starving of millions helps attain that goal. If they were serious about humanity, all those protesters now in Russian jails would have been in Africa digging wells to provide water to grow crops.

    • quinnjin

      You’ve always ” understood”? .. No you’ve always had the deluded belief is what you mean. Snap out of it fucktard. you’re a fukn idiot.

      • dyannt

        Feel better now?

  • quinnjin

    The idea that the consensus that GM crops are safe is an utter bollocks. They are not analogous to hybrids, and the consensus is not in among scientists, let alone the fact that every GMO is an entirely new organism and must be assessed on its on merits, we can safely say that argument is a logical fallacy. The reason children are starving in third would nations is because western corporates are sucking out the wealth of their natural resources and leaving them to starve. Yes I’m sure the corporations involved trying to push GM crops are not at all interested in forcing farmers to buy new seed every year. What a crock of shit. Yeah “golden rice” might be a good idea, if it has been tested and found safe, and if the farmers can harvest their own seed, but that would be up to the administrations of the countries involved.
    On it’s own it is of course no magic bullet from the problem of poverty and systemic and politic breakdown, or the corporate tax dodging and exploitation that is rife in so many african countries.
    GE free is a major selling point of the NZ brand. We don’t need GE here. Fact, argument over, give it up losers. This english twats attempt to manipulate the heart strings with the “starving children line” in order to emotionally give credence to a complete train wreck of an argument is pathetic, cynical, manipulative and illogical.

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