Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore makes case for sustainable GMO Golden Rice

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It’s not news that Patrick Moore is frustrated with …Greenpeace. While he was an original founder of the group… And all of his focus now is on Golden Rice.

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…Greenpeace [have taken] on…Golden Rice…as a standard bearer in their war on GMO crops and Moore is none too happy. …he’s created a movement – Allow Golden Rice Now – in opposition to the efforts to stop the crop.

“They’re linking Golden Rice with death, which scares parents into not wanting the technology developed…” Moore says. It was those efforts, and the fact that no one was actively campaigning in favor of the technology that led Moore to create the group supporting development of the crop.

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…Moore notes that Greenpeace has turned its tactics… to the idea that the crop doesn’t work, which he says is also inaccurate, but unchallenged.

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…[F]ield trials have been attacked by well-meaning urbanites motivated by the Greenpeace “death notices,”…

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He notes that the folks at Greenpeace call Golden Rice a “Trojan horse for GMOs”… “Didn’t the Trojans win that war?” he asks. “Me and the scientists are getting in the horse, come in there with us.”

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Greenpeace founder pushes hard for Golden Rice

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