Monday, April 10, 2000, 7:51:20 PM, you wrote:
MGS> ...in the current (4/10/00) /New Yorker/--"The Pharmageddon
MGS> Riddle: Did Monsanto just want more profits, or did it want to
MGS> save the world?"
The world wouldn't fit in it's pocket.
MGS> A quick scan shows it to be your usual New Yorker fluff piece on
MGS> A Great Visionary Industrial Leader, in this case, Bob Shapiro.
MGS> "The reason there is controversy about this has nothing to do
MGS> with biotechnology. This is about power. It's about them saying
MGS> that if you want to make changes in people's lives or introduce
MGS> new technology, you...are going to have to go through us.
He's referring to people who aren't sure that playing artificially
with the genetic biome is a good or safe idea in food or the
environment at large.
MGS> And if we don't approve, we are going to bring you down."
Damn right. The myopic SOB apparently believes his own lies and is so
short sighted he has no concept of (or respect for) what he's messing
with - what's a few million years of evolution and one small planet
worth when profits are there to be made?
MGS> --Bob Shapiro
MGS> And here we thought he was asleep through all of this.
He's still asleep - he just had his hand slapped and is pouting.
MGS> How very odd, that people would want some say in the technology
MGS> unleashed upon them.
Particularly when it's likely to change the nature of reality in
unknown, unexpected and uncontrollable ways, just so a few hot shots
can patent a proprietary organism designed to combine with other
proprietary products in order to increase their corporate income at
everyone else's expense. And he's got the gall to talk about others
being hungry for power.
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