[extropy-chat] Eat Corn and Die, Rat!

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Tue May 24 01:43:35 UTC 2005

--- Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Adrian wrote:
> > I wonder if it's actually the "business" decisions of the GM
> developers
> > (like trying to use GM foods to impose "no seed storage" policies)
> that
> > are doing far more damage to the development of GM foods than any
> > amount of Luddite activism.
> Yes yes yes! It's not that there's a problem with GM itself, it's the
> fact that these companies are behaving like melodrama villians; I
> expect the CEOs to have waxed handlebar moustaches which they twirl
> as
> they laugh in high pitched evil voices about their latest diabolical
> scheme. But maybe I'm consuming the wrong media...

And if that's the case, I further wonder how much effect could be
gained by an effort to educate the biotech business leaders on
strategies that won't alienate the public.  Lessons these people are
supposed to know, but apparently don't; while market forces would
normally correct for this in the long run by making them
noncompetitive, the damage they're doing in the short term (including
locking out the competition) is perhaps worthy of amelioration...

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