I think that the once noble environmental movement is going mad. Human hunger is a terrible scourge, and genetically altered wheat and other agricultural products could help substantially alleviate much human misery. But radical environmentalists loathe such experiments and try to stifle them in any way they can—whatever the cost in human suffering.
I don’t mind when they throw legal impediments in the way of such potential progress. Well, I do, but as they say, we still live in free countries (for now). But I do mind when radical environmentalists presume the right to act lawlessly and destroy work by scientists designed to feed a hungry world—such as the crime by Green Peace criminals who destroyed a genetically altered wheat experiment and bragged about it. From the Telegraph story:
ARMED with whipper-snippers and wearing Hazmat protective suits, Greenpeace activists destroyed an experimental crop of genetically modified wheat yesterday. The environmental group claims plans to test feed the GM wheat to humans have been kept secret. It also claims the CSIRO was inappropriately working with multinational companies to promote GM crops. In the pre-dawn raid the protesters scaled the fence at the CSIRO experimental station at Ginninderra, in Canberra’s north, and have claimed they destroyed the entire half-a-hectare crop.
Last month the CSIRO was given government permission to conduct Australia’s first human feeding trials on the wheat. “The wheat has already been fed to mice and pigs and among other things the results of those tests will determine if human trials begin,” he said. The wheat’s genes have been modified to lower the glycemic index and increase fibre to create a product that will improve bowel health and increase nutritional value, he said.
Law enforcement and media treat these crimes as relatively minor. But the cost of such lawlessness could be paid by hungry people in nutritionally deficient areas of the world.
We face a moral crisis in the West of anti humanity and blatant disregard for the rule of law. Radical environmentalists are at the front of the pack.