Greenpeace Activists Destroyed Sight-Saving Golden Rice. NYT, Beeb, New Scientist Made False Reports

Bill Gates tweets Revkin on the need for Golden Rice. Green activists acting out of pure ideology and emotion sabotage sight-saving crop…

Bill Gates Revkin

The True Story About Who Destroyed a Genetically Modified Rice Crop
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Did you hear that a group of 400 angry farmers attacked and destroyed a field trial of genetically modified rice in the Philippines this month? That, it turns out, was a lie. The crop was actually destroyed by a small number of activists while farmers who had been bussed in to attend the event looked on in dismay.

The nature of the attack was widely misreported, from the New York Times to New Scientist to BBC News, based on false claims by the activists. But then anti-GMO activists often lie. In support of the vandals, Greenpeace has claimed that there are health concerns about the genetically modified rice. In fact there is no evidence of risk, and the destruction of this field trial could lead to needless deaths.

The rice is genetically enhanced to produce the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene, giving it a golden color. …

Andrew Revkin on Greenpeace role in fighting Golden Rice:

I’ve been a fan of Greenpeace’s creative, but legal, work to press big companies over destructive forest practices. I called it “activism at its best” last year. But the group’s distorted and incendiary rhetoric on this issue, mashing up anti-corporate emotion with baseless or distorted arguments about this rice strain, is activism at its worst.” …

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8 responses to “Greenpeace Activists Destroyed Sight-Saving Golden Rice. NYT, Beeb, New Scientist Made False Reports”

  1. DirkH

    What’s with Lomborg attacker Lynas? Has he become sane?

  2. DirkH

    And why does the EU commission (which pays Greenpeace) want Indian children to go blind?
    If any EU commission goon reads this on his regular surveillance trips, please explain.

  3. Pointman

    This rice has been tested more than any other biotechnology product ever developed and has shown no adverse effect on humans or the environment whatsoever; absolutely none and it delivers the necessary vitamin.

    It has been ready for production and distribution to those people needing it for years and in all likelihood, will stay that way for more years to come. Why in the name of common humanity, isn’t it available now you may ask?

    http://thepointman.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/the-big-green-killing-machine-what-is-vad/

    Pointman

    1. DirkH

      Pointman, your remarks about genocide by the Green movement are very appropriate. I recently found a video about the history of the Soviet Union (in German), in which a historian said: “I was looking for which political thinker first demanded the extermination of a whole group of society. The first example I could find was Karl Marx.”

      The class struggle – the struggle of the proletariat against the bourgeouisie (das Bürgerturm; the citizenship – that is what the word means) – is nothing but a wholesale extermination. Marx was obviously influenced by Darwinist thought and saw SELECTION as the driving force behind development (towards the socialist man); and selection means culling; extermination.

      So as it turns out; Stalin and the Khmer Rouge were not isolated madmen; NO, they were performing EXACTLY as planned by Marx.

      This is difficult to accept; but once you have realized the meaning of the word class struggle; and the leftist roots of current Green activists, it is easy to accept that they, as well, want to ruthlessly, and without the slightest hesitation, exterminate , say, 90% of the population; a simple selection step.

      The video: Soviet History; German
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM_bsoM_XAM

      1. Pointman

        Hi Dirk, I’ve never heard a rational reason why they want to block golden rice, but every year they delay it, it costs a million children dead or blinded (WHO numbers) and my piece was written two years ago.

        Fighting them is the moral imperative of our generation.

        Pointman

  4. John F. Hultquist

    The October 2013 issue of Discover magazine has a special report on “Food at Risk” with one of the articles devoted to Arsenic and rice, by Deborah Blum. One of the issues came from trying to provide cleaner drinking water but the well water contained Arsenic. Then they also used the well water for irrigation and the rice takes up the Arsenic also. Biological pathogens were replaced by chemical toxins.

    Life is hard. Maybe Gates and his rich friends could become aware of the damage they sometimes do and defund Greenpeace and other eco-nuts.

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