Greens want God to fix the problem, not science

It struck me that there is a real parallel between Green hippycrites being against genetic engineering and a certain Christian sect refusing to accept blood transfusions.  Read on.

Mānuka tree genetics has the potential to help the myrtle plant family develop resistance to myrtle rust, a scientist says.

Plant and Food Research scientist David Chagne said genomes resistant to myrtle rust had been identified in eucalyptus plants – and he hoped mānuka trees could have something similar.

“Pōhutukawa and other species of the myrtle family have genomes that are highly similar, so it’s not unlikely that the same or very similar genomic regions would be associated in other myrtle species.”

So the answer is simple.  Use genetic engineering to create a myrtle rust resistant strain of Pōhutukawa.

Can’t you just picture the cognitive dissonance in our Green friends when the answer to saving the planet actually is genetic engineering?




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