The Washington Post has reported that one third (107) of all living Nobel Laureates have signed a letter condemning Greenpeace for being “anti-science” due to their leading a campaign against GMO crops in general, and against the vitamin A producing GMO “Golden Rice” in particular.
“We’re scientists. We understand the logic of science. It’s easy to see what Greenpeace is doing is damaging and is anti-science,” Roberts told The Washington Post. “Greenpeace initially, and then some of their allies, deliberately went out of their way to scare people. It was a way for them to raise money for their cause.”
Roberts said he endorses many other activities of Greenpeace, and said he hopes the group, after reading the letter, would “admit that this is an issue that they got wrong and focus on the stuff that they do well.”
The goal is for GMO “Golden Rice” to be grown throughout the third world and developing countries globally.
Perhaps it is now time for anti-GMO activists and political groups in NZ to stop being similarly “anti-science” and to embrace GMOs with both arms within NZ agriculture and horticulture.
The world’s preeminent scientists have now assured us that the benefits of GMOs clearly outweigh the risks.
Only anti-science witch doctors and voodoo exponents would disagree. If you are against GMOs in NZ food, which one are you?
Zero Hedge has slightly more skeptical coverage:
In summary, everyone should listen to the elites, no matter what one’s personal conviction is. This letter is not a surprise, as there was recently a call for elites to rise up against the ignorant masses – this group wasted no time in that effort.
Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin has already declared that Russia is going to lead the world in GMO-free agriculture, which will keep mega-corporations like Monsanto away from Russia’s farm land. Putin and Russia appear to be dangerously ill informed and “anti-science”.
Here are a few last words from the Nobel Laureates’ letter:
Scientific and regulatory agencies around the world have repeatedly and consistently found crops and foods improved through biotechnology to be as safe as, if not safer than those derived from any other method of production. There has never been a single confirmed case of a negative health outcome for humans or animals from their consumption.
It is time to give your full to support GMOs – unless you are “anti-science”, that is.