Congratulations Greenpeace, you’ve just made me lose further respect for your activities.
By invading and destroying a test crop of GMO wheat, a test crop that was being used to determine whether or not a particular strain of GMO wheat was safe for human consumption, they have proven their fanaticism, irrationality and lack of desire to scientifically test their own theories on GMOs.
According to one of the Greentard activists who was involved in the raid (Heather McCabe: “I’m sick of being treated like a dumb mum who doesn’t understand the science. As far as I’m concerned, my family’s health is just too important. GM wheat is not safe, and if the government can’t protect the safety of my family, then I will.”
Right, so it’s your job Heather to determine what is appropriate scientific method with regards to testing when you quite obviously already hold an (untested) opinion. In this one statement, you have demonstrated that you ARE the ‘dumb mum’. Let’s examine this statement for a second. “My family’s health is just too important. GM wheat is not safe…” OK Heather, you do realise that you’ve just invaded and destroyed an experiment that was designed to determine the safety of this GM wheat? You’ve drawn your own conclusions without evidence and decided to destroy anything that may disagree with you. Sounds like religious fanaticism to me… in fact, the Greentard statement even uses the phrase: “The CSIRO is either naïve or complicit in the corporate takeover of our daily bread.”
Our “daily bread”, hey? I thought that Greenpeace was supposed to be a rational look at our planet, a rational attempt to minimise the damage and allow us to co-exist peacefully and rationally with our environment. Using phrases like ‘our daily bread’ indicates a slightly more… spiritual bent. So Greenpiss, are you rational or religious? Am I supposed to believe that you are trying to achieve the best for us all based on the facts, or are you a faith based organisation?
Sort it out and stop lying to your members, I for one am sick of being told that I don’t believe in ‘green’ principles if I don’t support the Green Party and/or Greenpeace. You are dangerous, you are fanatics, you won’t listen to reason. The only reason I can see to attack a test that may disprove your beliefs is because you consider it heresy. How about next time you let them finish the study and if you don’t agree, attack the science and not the test itself. If you don’t agree with the methods, set up your own scientific and RATIONAL test. As of right now, you have fallen into the realm of book-burning. Conservation should be based on science, not on the ‘inviolable sanctity’ of nature. That sounds dangerously close to ridiculous Gaia worship.