Thursday, January 03, 2013

Meet Your Neighbors: The Weeds


Meet the weeds that Monsanto can't beat

In my pre-cancer life, I was one of those lab nerds who were churning out data about this subject. Even then it wasn't anything that should have surprised anyone. What I recall though, was how many folks truly believed that the folks who were creating the GMOs had already considered these possibilities and had solutions to deal with them if--if, not *when*--they did occur.

One of the things that I loved about science was that it was something that was supposedly progressive. You learn more and more over time and, because you document nearly everything, you made it possible for the next generation of researchers to see where things went wrong and avoid repeating the same kinds of errors. That's pretty handy when you realize that man is only becoming more efficient at magnifying its ways to change the environment. Perhaps it was the naivete of youth, but I really believed that the world listened to scientists. At this stage in my life, I believe that the world only listens to those with money and science is only ever a part of the discussion when the folks with money find some way to make it profitable for themselves.

1 comment:

Rootietoot said...

The world listens to those who say what it wants to hear. Scientists rarely say what people want to hear.