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Environmentalism and Human Sacrifice

Kenneth L. Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 10:05 AM
I apologize for the typo. I meant "...declined WITH DDT..." Deaths declined even with use of DDT just as competency in the U.S. schools declined even with the use of text books. What evidence have you not shared with us that shows a decline in the effectiveness of DDT and/or an increase in resistence among mosquitos? There are other factors which could possibly act as surrogates for resistent strains of mosquitos, are there not? Going for more coffee.

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...