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Trampling on People, Environment and Ethics

Specious Rule Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 11:29 AM
Of course Borlaug was credited with saving some billion people from starvation and transformed India into a net exporter of grain. Correlations also suggest the impact on Indian society was far more than just grain output, education and in particular women's education and literacy grew at an amazing rate. But for the environmentalists the devastating impact of pollutive chemicals on the "environment" we're far more important than people.

Policy integrity. Ethical culture. Environmental protection. Environmental defense. Friends of earth. Defenders of wildlife. Not just their names, but their charter, culture and policies – their very being – represent a commitment to these profound values. Or so we are supposed to believe.

The activist groups and government agencies certainly talk a good game. They’ve certainly got the “mainstream” media and a lot of legislators and regulators on their side, while many who question their claims and agendas lack the greens’ money, influence, connections and firepower.

All that notwithstanding, these supposed “white hats” are often all hat and no...