Heads up anti-GMO: More blind people might see. Nip it in the bud

Heads up antis. A clinical trial has shown promising results for treatment of a rare sight disorder. According to the Guardian, an Oxford University clinical trial used gene therapy to help people with progressive blindness. The trial was small and experimental, so no conclusive results can be gleaned at this early stage, but researchers were gi…

Allow Golden Rice: A video appeal by environmentalist Patrick Moore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MCtVqmCoI8 Patrick Moore is one of the early members of Greenpeace. He left in the 1980s after he felt the organization had lost its way. In the last few years, he has come out in favor of GMOs and changed his stance on such issues as nuclear power. As proof the environmental movement is more like a cult rather…

The dark side of the anti-GMO movement

Each year in Third World countries, millions of children go blind or die from the lack of Vitamin A. Wouldn't it be great if scientists could come up with an easy solution to this human disaster? Well, they did. Professor Ingo Potrykus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology¬†and Peter Beyer of the University of Freiburg in Germany¬†found a s…

Vandana Shiva: Brahmin in Shudra clothing

As I was preparing this post, Vandana Shiva, the populist, anti-GMO, environmental darling of the Western liberal /left created a storm of controversy with her tweet that allowing farmers to grow GMOs was like allowing a rapist to rape. That tweet created a firestorm of controversy. She's the so-called physicist turned eco-feminist who is fight…