Greenpeace doesn't wear funny white hats and burn crosses, but they sure hate minorities. They hate them so much they claim brown and black people are too stupid to farm using science. Greenpeace is steadfastly opposed to all genetic engineering that could make locally grown, affordable food available to countries that are not rich - unless it is a corporate donor to Greenpeace. Like the organic food companies who use lobbyists, trade groups, and marketing reps to create an 'organic' standard that exempts anything about their products from scrutiny.
Organic certification bodies make their money selling organic stickers. There is no spot testing of organic produce the way there is conventional food. Environmental Working Group never has organic food on its Dirty Dozen list because USDA does not require organic pesticides to be itemized - organic industry lobbyists block it.
Eton graduate Lord Melchett (that's the same school that Prince William, future King of England, attended) is the kind of tedious elite the science world expects to run a toney group of white rich people like Greenpeace, UK, and he does not disappoint: "It is a permanent and definite and complete opposition" he says of GMOs, before then claiming anyone who accepts any proof they are safe - a trillion animals, billions of people - is no scientist at all.
The problem the science community faces is that there is always a new battle to fight. Funding for the pro-science side is paltry, a few million dollars per year, while the anti-science side gathers $3 billion annually. And much of it goes to lawyers to block science.
Writing in European Scientist, Drs. Henry Miller and Rob Wager take Greenpeace to task for continuing to block products in their war of extinction against science - even products like Golden Rice, which is basically just vitamin-fortified naturally, rather than needing expensive supplements. It is actual health food.
But because the academics behind it believed allies in universities who said their opposition to GMOs was anti-corporate, not anti-science, they are in the public domain. No corporate parent means they often lack the lawyers needed to make their way through a court system that anti-science activists have mastered.
The highest-paid employees at Greenpeace? Actually, that is their fundraisers, who are basically just salespeople, but they are the biggest employee expense only because there are so many more of them. On a per capita basis, Greenpeace lawyers make a whole lot of green opposing healthy diets for brown and black people.
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