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Nov 19 2012

Greenpeace Sabotages Efforts to Address World Hunger

It takes a double dose of Dramamine to endure the sanctimony of liberals holding forth on their concern for Third Worlders whose dysfunctional societies don’t produce enough food — and yet:

Two Greenpeace activists have received nine-month suspended sentences for destroying a genetically modified wheat crop with whipper snippers at the CSIRO [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization] in Canberra.

Jessa Latona, 36, and Heather McCabe, 49, destroyed the crop in July last year.

Greenpeace then sought publicity for their actions by contacting the ABC and releasing of the protest.

The CSIRO had permission to conduct the GM wheat trials. The genes in the wheat had been changed to lower the grain’s glycemic index, and also to increase fibre in the hope it could increase nutritional value and improve bowel health. …

Justice Hillary Penfold told the ACT [Australian Capital Territory] Supreme Court this morning that she appreciated the actions were motivated by deeply held beliefs and altruistic intentions, but the law had been deliberately broken.

Granting for the sake of argument that “altruistic intentions” mitigate crimes, only a moonbat could imagine there to be anything altruistic about preventing scientists from increasing the nutritional value of crops so as to impose a nakedly anti-human ideology. Greenpeace practices evil for the sake of evil, and to call it altruistic is evil.

The punishment was what you might expect:

Both women have also been placed on 12-month good behaviour bonds.

The sentencing was delayed last month so Latona could give birth to her first child.

For its part Greenpeace confirms that it will continue to engage in unlawful activities to prevent the hungry from getting fed. Next time Latona and McCabe are liable to get sentenced to the Comfy Chair.

On a tip from johnnosk.

16 Responses to “Greenpeace Sabotages Efforts to Address World Hunger”

  1. dr. theo says:

    Idiots. ALL food crops are genetically modified. Science has only found a faster way of doing it than in the past.

  2. johnnosk says:

    The original GM fruit is the strawberry… It was created a couple of centuries ago through selective cross breeding, its closest plant relative is a rose.

    All GM plants are using the same principle, but at a faster rate.

  3. Buffalobob says:

    Corn of the Americas, potatoes of central America were modified by the natives long before these nitwits started smoking pot. The injustice is that they commit criminal vandalism and are not held liable for damages.

  4. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    The genes in the wheat had been changed to lower the grain’s glycemic index, and also to increase fibre in the hope it could increase nutritional value and improve bowel health. …

    I purposely entered the insane asylum known as Greenpeace looking for the answer “why” ?
    (This is the closest I came to an answer)

    They planned to test GM wheat on Australians even though “there is no evidence that GM does not create toxic and allergic effects”.

    Just as I suspected
    They demand researchers prove a negative
    You can’t solicit volunteers to test this wheat variety for allergic reactions until you can prove there will be no allergic reactions in your research subjects.
    As far as GMO crops not producing higher yields, they are correct only in the fact that there is no one specific “yield” gene they implant
    But you can make crops resistant to better herbicides to control weeds, plus moths, bugs, worms, ect….. ALL of which limit yields.

  5. Rotohammer says:

    They should be sentenced to spending a week in a room filled with malaria carrying Mosquitos, to consider the harm ecomoonbats have caused humanity.

  6. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    These same potheads have no problem paying 10 times more for genetically modified stash

  7. Limosine Liberal says:

    Let them eat…twinkies.

  8. Jimbo says:

    I would have sentenced them to life without farm products.

    I’m in Texas this week. It’s freaks like these will-imposing totalitarian idiots that caused me to go out today and pickup another 1,000 rounds and add to my stash. Before I return to HI I’ll also be adding more hardware to my collection.

    There’s lots of freaks out there. Be prepared.

  9. Highway Hospital Student says:

    This moves beyond ignorance and right into stone-ground imbecility.

    The economic, social, cultural and scientific importance of cereals has been uniformly positive.

    If any harmful mutation were to evolve from a genetically-modified crop due to a transgene, careers would be made.

    Fame and fortune would be inevitable. Lindy Lohan would follow the discovering scientist into the men’s room.

    Such a monumental event would be the science of the century, demonstrating that everything we understand about genes and mutation no has to be changed to accommodate.

    But that ain’t how it works.

    Transferred genes are designed to do less dramatic things —their expression may confer greater protein storage, change in starch complements or higher fiber yield, but not Swamp Thing.

    The most profound changes in crops that have transgenes may involve constitutive overexpression of a product that confers enhanced resistance against toxic fungi or herbicides. Even so, the defenses built into a crop like wheat are specific for one type of herbicide, weed, or mildew. Some genes may be designed to defend against multiple diseases if those diseases are all, say, fungal in nature—- but even then, not against all fungi.

    Apparently, these half-wit girls only know enough about biology to reproduce their own defective genes; the expression of which apparently confers clinical stupidity.

  10. Son of Taz says:

    @Jimbo I’m with you. Stopping by Wallyworld tonight to get a few more boxes of my favorite brass.

  11. Mr Evilwrench says:

    I’ve started up one of those petitions over there with the secession ones. There are several anti-GMO ones, thought I’d provide a counterpoint. Spread the word and get me up to 150; we’ll be in their faces.

  12. Tax Slave says:

    So let me get this straight, Greenpeace would rather see Third World folks starve, or be poisoned with pesticides, than eat pest-resistant GM foodstuffs. Greenpeace would rather see them eat meat, or be poisoned with fertilizer rather than eat nitrogen-fixing GM foodstuffs.


  13. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Highway Hospital Student
    Great explanation
    Two thumbs up
    I should add that weeds quite remarkably can and do develop herbicide resistance on their own in nature

    So let me get this straight, Greenpeace would rather see Third World folks starve, or be poisoned with pesticides, than eat pest-resistant GM foodstuffs
    Tax Slave


  14. Bo-Jangles says:

    Farmers and landowners should start shooting them as pests and vermin.

  15. bobdog says:

    Should have tried them in a Muslim country, or North Korea, where the outcome of a trial is much more predictable.

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