Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What The Green Movement Got Wrong

It's been quite a while since I've seen such an obviously dishonest programme, but maybe that's because I don't have a telly! They 'covered' three subjects: nuclear energy, genetically-modified food and geo-engineering. It was the most thinly-disguised piece of propaganda for Monsanto that I've ever seen, and was full of half-truths, lies and exaggerations. Awful.

Happily, the debate afterwards (on Channel 4) actually had some excellently-articulate people who were able to take the programme apart, piece by piece, statement by statement. It unfortunately shows, however, the power of corporations that we're up against.

Monsanto's genetically-modified seeds have been proven to create infertility, as well as causing internal organ damage. We are also, of course, unable to save the seeds, year on year, and finally they encourage us to use more pesticides, which continue to kill the biodiversity around us. Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful. Either take my word for it, or listen to Max about it:


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