[Marxism] Frankenpolitics: The Left defence of GMOs,

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Wed Jan 8 14:32:46 MST 2014

On Jan 8, 2014, at 3:57 PM, Jeff wrote:
> On Wed, January 8, 2014 20:11, Louis Proyect wrote:
>>> as there is more discussion there it seems.)
>> Mr. Nuke weighs in as a pro-GM guy as well. Gosh, what's next?

>> There is ZERO repeatable evidence for any such dangers based on a  
>> species having
> been created through GM versus through "natural" cross-breeding. And  
> there
> just isn't any scientific reason to believe there should be.

Natural cross-breeding introduces nothing into the make-up of an  
edible plant or animal that hasn't been proven edible over thousands  
of millennia  of practice.  Artificial genetic modification has  
absolutely no track record of safety, because the relevant time-span  
cannot be less than a full lifetime of consumption and may well  
require generations of careful observation.  Even for animal testing  
on short-lived subjects like rats, the multibillionaire monopoly- 
capitalists--the Monsantos of this world--terminate their tests far  
short of even one full lifespan with the patently absurd  
rationalization that adequate testing on a sufficient number of  
subjects would be "expensive!"  That very fact is good enough reason  
to be highly suspicious of their "safety" claims.  The need for  
suspicion is intensified to the nth degree by the fact that these  
parasites are willing to spend as many millions of currency-units as  
it takes to defeat any legislation requiring that consumers simply be  
informed of the presence of GMOs in their food.  If they were safe,  
why not let people choose whether to consume them?

And Louis is right that cheerleading for their highly subsidized  
nuclear power and for their dishonestly promoted GMOs fits like hand  
to glove.

Shane Mage

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