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Environmentalism and Human Sacrifice

Kenneth L. Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 9:55 AM
You apparently conclude that because malaria deaths declined without DDT that DDT became less effective. You may know this to be true, but you haven't helped us with any evidence. What we do know is that mosquito nets and medical treatment have been used, and probably account for the reduced death toll. By your reasoning we should stop using books in school because competency declined even as they were used.

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...