new bits on biotech, hacked bacteria

Bill Humphries bill at
Mon Nov 24 23:48:42 PST 2003

On Nov 24, 2003, at 10:50 PM, Justin Mason wrote:

> they are mostly attempts by large corporations to add
>   genetic monopolies to the practices of factory farming. They aren't 
> plants
>   carefully re-designed and freely given to the world's poorer farmers 
> to
>   use with caution, they are plants designed to prop up agrobusiness.

That's my beef with GMOs as well. They're a government sanctioned 
transfer from the poor to the rich.

And responding to Greg's compliant above, I find it morally repugnant 
when the rich use the government to engorge themselves. See also this 
turd of a Medicaid bill -- just transfer 100 billion to big pharma from 
our pockets over the next twenty or so years.

Maybe the rich should finance work on anti-aging drugs if they want to 
escape probate and taxes. :)

-- whump

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