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Environmentalism and Human Sacrifice

Kenneth L. Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 9:50 AM
"...in September 2006, the World Health Organization announced a change in policy: It now recommends DDT for indoor use to fight malaria." Do you disagree with the World Health Organization finding? On what basis? Seriously, you always seem to know a lot about your subjects, but you are quite selective in participating in any discussion, especially in answering questions posed as part of the "debate." I agree with Prager that there is an element of irrationality in most environmental organizations and activists. Sure, we don't want to foul our own nest. But there is no balance in the positions of Greenpeace, et al.

Last week, Bjorn Lomborg, the widely published Danish professor and director of one of the world's leading environmental think tanks, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, published an article about the Philippines' decision, after 12 years, to allow genetically modified (GM) rice -- "golden rice" -- to be grown and consumed in that country.

The reason for the delay was environmentalist opposition to GM rice; and the reason for the change in Philippine policy was that 4.4 million Filipino children suffer from vitamin A deficiency. That deficiency, Lomborg writes, "according to the World Health Organization, causes 250,000 to 500,000 children to go blind...