Obviously (what's the Left problem with GM food?)

Gordon Fitch gcf at panix.com
Fri Oct 20 14:54:31 PDT 2000

Doug Henwood:
> Who ever claimed that "things are getting monotonically better every
> day for everyone"? Not me, not Marx, not James Heartfield. ...

As follows:

Mikalac Norman S NSSC:
> > ... eventually, everyone will be eating capitalistic GM food
> > simply because capitalism is the only game in town and the GM food is
> > superior to non-GM food in calories, resistance to drought and disease, etc.
> >
> > vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals are identical, so no lost nutrition.
> >
> > there will be growing pains, reversals, etc., but as scientists learn more
> > about the effects of GM food on the environment and vice-versa, these
> > deleterious effects will be overcome. non-GM food will be a historical
> > curiousity like blacksmiths, horses and the buggy, IMO.
> >
> > if eventually socialism overcomes capitalism, it will simply incorporate GM
> > food into its paradigm. no way will socialism turn back the technological
> > clocks.

Whereupon I asked,

> Is technology clock-like, that is, does it accumulate in a
> purely linear, monotonic manner, like mechanically measured
> time?

etc. etc.

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