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    The ever present and vigilant Vandana Shiva -


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    Well, I read through it but I didn't come away better informed.

    It starts with a prejudicial title "How We Can Resist His War on Life". His malaria work which no pharmaceutical corporation or government volunteered to do has possibly saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of children. That's a war for life.

    This whole business of taking a famous name and then chucking rocks at it isn't genuinely researched journalism. It isn't 'science news'. It is just a cry for attention from the author.

    Even things she sates as fact are plainly nonsense: "New diseases arise because a globalized, industrialized, inefficient agriculture invades habitats, destroys ecosystems, and manipulates animals, plants, and other organisms...." might contain a grain of truth but it fails to explain the new diseases that preceded a globalised, industrialised economy.

    So even if some small parts of what she writes might perhaps be true, the sensationalization renders it of low credibility and certainly not science.

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    Also, whom advocates prestigious atrophy when coagulates intrinsic.

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    ^^The crux is the "patenting" of seeds, and thus countries' agriculture and small, independent farms are totally owned and replaced by biotechnology cartels.
    Gates did this with software, now he's doing it on behalf of Monsanto.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Also, whom advocates prestigious atrophy when coagulates intrinsic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Also, whom advocates prestigious atrophy when coagulates intrinsic.
    Conflagrated ebullience.

    Impignoration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    ^^The crux is the "patenting" of seeds, and thus countries' agriculture and small, independent farms are totally owned and replaced by biotechnology cartels.
    Hence my comment, a grain of truth (pun intended.)
    I don't see patenting seeds or other inventions as the crux, surely it is fair that inventors be protected for some limited period of time? To me, the problem is the economic model that essentially leaves free enterprise to invest and profit. Governments or big co-operative farming groups simply don't do it.
    At the end of the day, governments have a possibility to ignore patents, as they do with some pharmaceuticals through compulsory licensing.
    Farmers are not forced to buy from Monsanto, it is an economic choice, albeit an obvious one, made by the farmers themselves. I can't say I am thrilled by the prospect of CP Group ultimately owning all the farming land in Thailand, we'll be back to medieval serfdom.
    My point is that we should be railing against the large western economies, which are democracies where people like us vote not for a rice farmer in Bangladesh as their top priority.

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    some never learn.

    siwilai.

    cheers, dill!

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    The emollientmurmurous sonorous, yet labyrinthine panacea.

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    I am thoroughly discombobulated. Do you actually believe that crap Hung Lo?

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