A while back I mentioned that some protesters had destroyed a field of experimental genetically modified crops in Belgium. I have since read about similar incidents in Germany and now Walter Russel Mead writes about Australian Greenpeace “activists’ doing the same in their country.
Science is a funny thing in the hands of today’s global greens.
Greens decry their political adversaries as unsophisticated, anti-science simpletons for questioning the empirical evidence behind global warming.
Yet when it comes to scientific evidence that hurts their cause, the greens are full out flat earthers. Take genetically modified foods, for example: the scientific community has generally concluded that they are perfectly safe for consumption and that the widespread use of GMOs will help feed the world’s poor. These conclusions are at least as “settled” as the evidence for climate change.
The sober response of the “reality based” and “pro-science” greens? Yesterday, Australian Greenpeace activists snuck into a government run farm and destroyed a crop of genetically modified wheat.
It is strange that a group of people that call themselves “Progressives” seem to be against progress of any sort. It’s a good thing these people weren’t around during the Neolithic period. They would have probably protested against the invention of agriculture, calling planted crops “frankenfoods“, and insisted that everyone only eat organically hunted and gathered food.
- Greenpeace sickos destroy GM wheat test site (politics.ie)