“Our Land, Our Food, Our Rice!” Reject Golden Rice!
An outcry by Stop Golden Rice! Network (SGRN) 🇵🇭 Philippines on behalf of many alarmed farmers and people in Philippines who are badly depicted and ignored by the global media.
In 2013 Philippine people destroyed a test field of GMO Golden Rice that the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) had secretly carried out behind their back. That action successfully halted the GMO Golden Rice experiment in Philippines.
The global media and science establishment depicted the Philippine anti-GMO activists as 'anti-science Luddites' and blamed them for causing the death of thousands of children.
Global outrage ensued after group of Filipino farmers destroyed a test crop of golden rice. There has been little recognition of the Sisyphean struggle of farmers in countries such as the Philippines, Bangladesh and India, yet these farmers have been described as anti-science Luddites that cause the deaths of thousands of children.Source: phys.org
The declaration of people as anti-science is a declaration of heresy and it provides a basis for persecution.
The international science establishment demanded in 2021 that anti-science is combated as a security threat on par with terrorism and nuclear proliferation.(2021) The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands Antiscience has emerged as a dominant and highly lethal force, and one that threatens global security, as much as do terrorism and nuclear proliferation. We must mount a counteroffensive and build new infrastructure to combat antiscience, just as we have for these other more widely recognized and established threats.
Antiscience is now a large and formidable security threat. Source: Scientific American
Anti-science is used to characterize opponents of GMO as being “engaged in a war on science” to justify counter measures in name of war.
Academic philosopher Justin B. Biddle who observed the development of the “anti-science” and “war on science” narrative wrote a paper about it in 2018.
(2018) “Anti-science zealotry”? Values, Epistemic Risk, and the GMO Debate The “anti-science” or “war on science” narrative has become popular among science journalists. While there is no question that some opponents of GMOs are biased or ignorant of the relevant facts, the blanket tendency to characterize critics as anti-science or engaged in a war on science is both misguided and dangerous. Source: PhilPapers (PDF) | Philosopher Justin B. Biddle (Georgia Institute of Technology)
The following publication by Alliance for Science shows the nature of the “war on science” propaganda. Anti-GMO activists are placed alongside 🇷🇺 Russian trolls and are denounced for “sowing doubt about science”.(2018) Anti-GMO activism sows doubt about science Russian trolls, aided by anti-GMO groups such as the Center for Food Safety and Organic Consumers Association, have been strikingly successful in sowing doubt about science in the general population. Source: Alliance for Science
Science is philosophy and philosophy is questionable. The dogmatic conviction that science can be valid without philosophy is a fallacy.
The labeling of people as “anti-science” originates from a dogmatic belief in uniformitarianism.
It is not justified to depict and ignore people in Philippines as being 'anti-science Luddites' and to blame them for killing children is an atrocity.
Support GMO opponents in 🇵🇭 Philippines!
Help prevent the cultivation of GMO Golden Rice in 2023! Contact the Stop Golden Rice! Network (SGRN) and ask how you can help!(2023) Stop Golden Rice! Network (SGRN) We believe that GMO Golden Rice is unnecessary and unwanted and being peddled by corporations purely for their profit-making agenda. Golden Rice will only strengthen the grip of corporations over rice and agriculture and will endanger agrobiodiversity and peoples’ health as well. Therefore, farmers, consumers and basic sectors have been campaigning against Golden Rice since the mid-2000s, including the historical uprooting of Golden Rice field trials back in 2013. Source: stopgoldenricenetwork.org