GMOs And Hubris And Ignorance

biopiracyGMOs are based on simple science. Shiva, a scientist herself, writes that ‘indigenous knowledge systems are by and large ecological, while the dominant model of scientific knowledge, characterized by reductionism and fragmentation, is not equipped to take the complexity of interrelationships in nature fully into account.’ (8) The patenting of GMOs is arrogantly stupid. Shiva quotes Key Dismukes: ‘The argument that the work is Chakravarty’s handiwork [in patenting a bacterium] and not nature’s wildly exaggerates human power and displays the same hubris and ignorance of biology that have had such devastating impact on the ecology of our  planet.’ (21)

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