Food is of course Fuel for we human beings and the sabotage of energy resources it seems is not limited to merely Nuclear energy and hydrocarbons. Engdall quoted in the Off Guardian article recently asked this question. “Why Do NATO States Commit Energy Hara Kiri ?”
Norman E. Borlaug won the Nobel prize for his work on Dwarf Corn varieties, he published this paper in 2000.
“Thirty years ago, in my acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, I said that the Green Revolution had won a temporary success in man’s war against hunger, which if fully implemented, could provide sufficient food for humankind through the end of the 20th century. But I warned that unless the frightening power of human reproduction was curbed, the success of the Green Revolution would only be ephemeral.
I now say that the world has the technology that is either available or well advanced in the research pipeline to feed a population of 10 billion people. The more pertinent question today is: Will farmers and ranchers will be permitted to use this new technology?”
Robert Zubrin Author of Merchants of despair wrote this article in 2012
“There is a single ideological current running through a seemingly disparate collection of noxious modern political and scientific movements, ranging from militarism, imperialism, racism, xenophobia, and radical environmentalism, to socialism, Nazism, and totalitarian communism. This is the ideology of antihumanism: ”
I would suggest that Transhumanism is a sort of Hybrid misanthropy. On GMO it is the patents and inability of farmers to set aside seed stock from the harvest. The Model of Owning nothing and being happy is a sort of Software as a service innovation extending to your Genome as a service.
“When discovering the structure of DNA, Francis Crick famously announced to his drinking companions in a Cambridge tavern that he had discovered the ‘secret of “life”. The director of
his Institute, Max Perutz, was rather more careful than Crick when he
said that DNA was the ‘score of life’.
That is more correct since a musical
score does nothing until it is played. DNA does nothing until activated
to do so.
pp.35 “Dance to the Tune of Life: Biological Relativity 1st Edition, by Denis Noble
The idea of a Musical Score, as opposed to a fixed recipe in Denis Noble’s book, is I think a good conceptual comparison of two approaches to the same set of Data, of course, there are many potentials between the two categories of approach.
Douthwaite The Ecology of Money (Schumacher Briefing, 4)
Douthwaite’s briefing has a foreword by Bernard Leitaer.
“Do I agree with all the ideas that are presented here? Even Douthwaite admits that he doesn’t “expect everyone to agree with the conclusions he has reached”. For instance, although I agree with him on the importance of linking monetary issues to energy sustainability, I question the viability of the means he proposes. (Why not include his “Energy-Backed Currency Units” (ebcu) as part of a basket of commodities and services backing the currency – rather than being the exclusive backing of currency?”
Hilary Putnam has this to say about being careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. By which I mean all GMO’s are not necessarily harmful and All scientists who have had Rockerfeller sponsorship are not of necessity incapable of making a positive contribution.
Welcome to the Hunger Games.