Golden Rice: Loved by humanitarians, reviled by environmentalists

Despite the Philippines and Bangladesh edging toward commercializing it, New Zealand’s food regulation agency (FSANZ) endorsed approving importing Golden Rice for sale in order to reduce trade disorder with Asian countries that allow it. Unfortunately, an opposition group named GE-Free New Zealand has started an effort urging New Zealand’s food safety minister to review the…

Philippine Environment Secretary appointment sacked

Philippine lawmakers have sacked the nomination of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez Friday. Reuters reports in the Philippines it comes 10 months after she was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte. A cabinet appointment vote usually can take months after someone takes office. Until the vote is held, an appointee can assume their duties. Her time spent…

Greenpeace’s sad, sick joke

I edited a previous essay in order post this. Recently, Greenpeace (who is staunchly against bio tech foods) issued a statement expressing solidarity with the people of the Philippines resulting from the events surrounding typhoon Hagupit. Their actions are nothing more than a sad, sick joke. The group’s opposition to genetically modified foods has contributed…

Greenpeace fear mongering on Philippine typhoon

The UK Independent reported about the effects of the Philippine typhoon Hagupit that stuck the island nation. The paper reported that 3 people died, the storm knocked out power in most of the coastal provinces, knocked down a number of trees and caused almost a million people to flee for their lives. In the areas…

GMO opposition-related deaths by environmentalism

In 1997, a book was published in France that caused quite a bit of controversy. The Black Book of Communism is a scholarly tract based on opened Soviet and other Eastern Block country archives. The book reveals everything from propaganda scares to torture to mass executions to even the most minor forms of intimidation and…