Unfortunately for those (like me) that are not in it for the money, Monsanto just threw us all under the bus. Leaving us there for the fear based industries to write the eulogy.
Now you’re starting to get it. This is what I have been telling you in previous replies to your articles about GMO. To the scientifically-minded objectors to Monsanto, the issue has never been about GMO. It has always been about Monsanto being a scourge on the planet. It’s not surprising to me that they are even throwing sympathizers under the bus, because they lack anything resembling scruples.
You and I likely agree that GMO, itself, is a technological development and, like all technological developments, is a thing humans can use to better ourselves. Much like splitting the atom, it’s also a thing we can use to harm ourselves. In and of itself, it is not a bad thing.
You are more prepared to accept claims of glyphosate than I am, but this is all being decided in court right now. We’ll see what the outcome is, this round. Just remember, Monsanto (and others) went through this before, with supposed science to back the safety of agent orange. We all know how that turned out, and it is precisely seeing this same pattern again with glyphosate and Monsanto having potentially doctored studies about its safety that makes me skeptical when it comes to claims of its safety. If scientific organizations are basing their conclusions on glyphosate on doctored studies, what value do those conclusions really have? None.
Again, we’ll see. That’s how science works. As more data comes to light, and as understanding about a subject (in this case, an herbicidal chemical and the usage practices surrounding it) grows, we can reach more accurate conclusions about it.
But, when it comes to Monsanto, the results are already in. They were complicit in poisoning American soldiers in Vietnam. They were complicit in poisoning Americans at home after that. They are complicit in the death and destruction of the War on Drugs, which is clearly a wasteful and immoral campaign being carried out by the US government, and they have harassed farmers far and wide with litigious activities. They have even managed to get science communicators wrapped up in spreading their lies all in the name of defending science, even while they spend piles of money to block science and doctor scientific reports, over and over.
They are, quite simply, the worst, and I hope more pro-science people wake up to that and distance themselves from participating in Monsanto’s dirty work. GMO is a useful technology with the potential to do great things for humans and our ecosystem, but, as with any technology, when you put it in the hands of a morally bankrupt supervillain, you shouldn’t expect good results.