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Posted on 04/24/2006 8:07:24 AM PDT by weekendwarrior
Earth Day outcroppings
By Patrick Moore Published April 22, 2006
Back at the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, I was a grad student at the University of British Columbia preparing to go on an ocean voyage against U.S. hydrogen bomb testing that would result in the birth of Greenpeace. For the next 15 years, I would lead Greenpeace on a range of campaigns, finally leaving the group in 1986. A lot has changed since those days, not least the significant improvement in agricultural technology. There should be no irony on this Earth Day that we should think about how science and technology have improved our ability to raise crops and put food on our tables. More importantly, continued research and development in genetic science, fertilizers and pesticides has enabled us to dramatically increase the quantity and quality of food production while not increasing the land required. The result is greater wilderness protection -- more natural habitat for flora and fauna and a more biodiverse world. Pesticides are a key part of modern agriculture, contributing to the dramatic increases in crop yields in recent decades for most major field, fruit and vegetable crops. By using pesticides, farmers are able to produce some crops profitably in otherwise unsuitable locations, extend growing seasons, maintain product quality and extend shelf life. In fact, better pesticide science has allowed North America to triple its food production while maintaining the same forest cover that existed a century ago. But activist groups with an anti-pesticide agenda continue to disseminate misinformation designed to scare and confuse the public on this important issue. The result is that people who listen to the anti-pesticide message tend to actually put themselves and their children at greater risk of cancer because they avoid eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Sounds like Mr Moore had an epiphany, and woke-up to the truth, instead of commie-socialist-founded Earth Day crap and leftist wacko Greenpeace garbage.
Bring back DDT, chlordane, 2,4-D etc etc etc!
Did Ira EInhorn show up for Earth day this year?
Moore correctly recognized that Greenpeace's mission -- like the mission of other such groups -- had been co-opted by socialists who cared only about the advance of socialism, not protection of the environment. Quite similar to the realization David Horowitz had about the anti-war movement.
No. But we look forward to his "planted in the earth day".
Then we held our Commie Flag burning ceremony.
"Greens" are simply "Watermellons" -- Green on the outside and Red on the inside.
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