Saturday, January 29, 2005

Frankenmarkets

The claim by GMO supporters, usually connected to corporations, that
criticism of GMOs represents an anti-science position needs to be met
head on. The debate between GE apologists and critics is not a
scientific one, but a political one. The very delineation of GE things
as a commodity points to its political nature - GE crops, for example,
are both 'substantially equivalent' to naturally occurring life and yet
significantly different enough to justify their recognition as
intellectual property. If this isn't an argument that defies scientific
rationality, then I don't know what is.
This href="http://www.townhall.com/bookclub/conko.html"
target=_blank>article
(written by a former intern of the free
market think tank the Cato
Institute
) uses the work of href="http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/bios/miller_h.html"
target=_blank>Henry Miller
and href="http://www.gmwatch.org/profile1.asp?PrId=31"
target=_blank>Gregory Conko
- both people obviously invested in
furthering a specific relationship between market economics and
agricultural technologies to question the motives of critics.

posted by ryan griffis  # 12:19 AM

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