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Anti GMO stance an essentially racist white privileged stance?

Answered on January 22, 2015
Created April 30, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I am getting really sad that so many paleo people are spouting this anti GMO garbage, even on this site.

Things like golden rice and GMO's are in desperate need to feed the thousands of starving (mostly people of colour) around the world and this pseudo scientific drivel is really damaging.

GMO's could and are leading to the ending of the most horrific deaths possible, small children dying of starvation, something privileged people in the first world worry about eating grains and legumes for optimal health seem to so callously overlook in their trendy attempt to raise organic families and be "natural"

The campaign against GMO's is causing lives, leasing to preventable diseases and deficiencies and ultimately pushing a objectively racist consequence, which is poor people of colour dying and living in horrific conditions unnecessarily.

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on January 21, 2015
at 08:51 PM

you spelled leading wrong there is no s in leading

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on April 30, 2014
at 03:58 PM

I gave you some sources below.

You can find more if you read anything Vandana Shiva has to say - you can see the perspective of a "colored person" as you say.

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on April 30, 2014
at 03:55 PM

There are also studies that show golden rice has not even helped over the past 10+ years / all of it's measly existence in protecting against vitamin A deficiency. The golden rice product simply is that - a product of industrialized money-seeking corporations that is touted to treat the "symptom" without actually HELPING ANYONE.

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on April 30, 2014
at 03:55 PM

And actually, for your information, entire countries who are struggling and the people within those places who are starving have come together and actually BANNED GMO imports.

Why? Because 1.) it undercuts their local markets 2.) It lowers their native crop diversity and 3.) Makes them dependent / in debt to the wealthy fat white money baggers who bestow their golden crop shit to these people.

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on April 30, 2014
at 03:54 PM

GMO's are NOT the product of good-hearted white-people bestowing magical golden crops to poor helpless "colored people" as you are extrapolating here. That my friend is the downright racism here.

The anti-GMO stance is NOT racist at all, if anything it is a campaign to HELP underdeveloped and poor countries against our wealthy money-bag nations and to enlighten those uneducated wealthy who have a large political stance in developed countries - GMO's are one of the most TERRIBLE ideas in the history of farming and food security.

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on April 30, 2014
at 03:04 PM

In a broader context, shunning grain is racist and based on pseudoscience related to western obesity. This benefits poor cultures to some extent, by depressing grain prices. The Chinese can't build grain export terminals fast enough...

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on January 22, 2015
at 02:10 AM

Actually Black people in the third world are anti GMO too...


"A fabulous Easter gift," commented Monsanto Director of Development Initiatives Elizabeth Vancil. Nearly 60,000 seed sacks of hybrid corn seeds and other vegetable seeds were donated to post-earthquake Haiti by Monsanto. In observance of World Environment Day, June 4, 2010, roughly 10,000 rural Haitian farmers gathered in Papaye to march seven kilometers to Hinche in celebration of this gift. Upon arrival, these rewarded farmers took their collective Easter baskets of more than 400 tons of vegetable seeds and burned them all.[i] "Long live the native maize seed!" they chanted in unison. "Monsanto's GMO [genetically modified organism] & hybrid seed violate peasant agriculture!"

source Bell, Beverly. "Haitian farmers commit to burning Monsanto hybrid seed." Huffington Post, May 17, 2010.

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on April 30, 2014
at 03:12 PM

I am not saying paleo is racist or not consuming grains is racist. I am saying being anti GMO is an objectively racist position because it says because i am scared by the psuedoscience anti GMO people have put out I will support anti GMO actions, and further set back GMO's and the implementation of them on a large scale to end world starvation.

This does kill thousands every day. It directly leads to the continuing of starving black children in Africa and that is brushed aside by anti GMO idiots because in some insane what if scenario it might have some disastrous affect, which all major and respected scientists flat out refuse and debunk.

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on April 30, 2014
at 02:57 PM

@wtfgod

Because white people in the first world being apprehensive about GMO's that they are not forced to consume, try to legislate against them, sabotaging and putting out pseudo scientific propaganda directly leads to GMO's being blocked plans for GMO's and the sustainability projects aiming to feed the starving people in need of GMO's not being able to be brought to fruition etc.

The act of fighting against GMO's is OBJECTIVELY racist as it leads to policies that kill black people.

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on April 30, 2014
at 03:54 PM

GMO's are NOT the product of good-hearted white-people bestowing magical golden crops to poor helpless "colored people" as you are extrapolating here. That my friend is the downright racism here.

The anti-GMO stance is NOT racist at all, if anything it is a campaign to HELP underdeveloped and poor countries against our wealthy money-bag nations and to enlighten those uneducated wealthy who have a large political stance in developed countries - GMO's are one of the most TERRIBLE ideas in the history of farming and food security.

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on April 30, 2014
at 03:55 PM

There are also studies that show golden rice has not even helped over the past 10+ years / all of it's measly existence in protecting against vitamin A deficiency. The golden rice product simply is that - a product of industrialized money-seeking corporations that is touted to treat the "symptom" without actually HELPING ANYONE.

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on April 30, 2014
at 03:04 PM

In a broader context, shunning grain is racist and based on pseudoscience related to western obesity. This benefits poor cultures to some extent, by depressing grain prices. The Chinese can't build grain export terminals fast enough...

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on April 30, 2014
at 03:55 PM

And actually, for your information, entire countries who are struggling and the people within those places who are starving have come together and actually BANNED GMO imports.

Why? Because 1.) it undercuts their local markets 2.) It lowers their native crop diversity and 3.) Makes them dependent / in debt to the wealthy fat white money baggers who bestow their golden crop shit to these people.

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on April 30, 2014
at 03:58 PM

I gave you some sources below.

You can find more if you read anything Vandana Shiva has to say - you can see the perspective of a "colored person" as you say.

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on April 30, 2014
at 02:48 PM

Considering where we are...all of 'paleo' is pretty much pseudo science. As far as pseudo science goes I think erring on the side of caution when big companies are involved is a safer bet than erring on the side of belief in things that are not well proven. *Cough* Earthing >.>

I imagine GMO is a highely specific thing, one crop could be completely benign and the other could have us sprouting tails. ( Satire ) I imagine there where quite a few tests done in this case proving it's safety and efficacy, but people are just a bit weary after all the big pharma and tobacco lying that gets done in very blatant manners.

/Making excuses since 19xx

Forgot, the racist comment is just a propaganday as any anti-gmo stance. I can assure you white people are not avoiding gmos to fuck the blacks and asians over...that's just stupid? Why even include that bit? You're hurting your credibility. ^^

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on April 30, 2014
at 02:43 PM

Things like vegan and paleo are western inventions which are tailored to people that played with stuffed animals for too long...

I wish they were as valuable to the rest of the world as iPods and penicillin. Insofar as people can use them treat their particular sickness they're OK. But they only export well to people who suffer from the same sickness. I don't think they're racist unless dietary compliance becomes involuntary. GMO development will simply move to China if there is a demand for it. Western jobs will be lost, and we will once again be punished for our misplaced idealism.

Healthy people who live in other cultures on non veg/paleo diets probably laugh at us rich hypochondriacs.

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