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Another ‘Too Big to Fail’ System in #GMOs – or the #probability of failure in #Worldwide #Genetic #Alteration

July 16, 2015

Conclusions …”Third, the technological salvation argument we faced in finance is also present with G.M.O.s, which are intended to “save children by providing them with vitamin-enriched rice.” The argument’s flaw is obvious: In a complex system, we do not know the causal chain, and it is better to solve a problem by the simplest method, and one that is unlikely to cause a bigger problem.

“Fourth, by leading to monoculture — which is the same in finance, where all risks became systemic — G.M.O.s threaten more than they can potentially help. Ireland’s population was decimated by the effect of monoculture during the potato famine. Just consider that the same can happen at a planetary scale.

“Fifth, and what is most worrisome, is that the risk of G.M.O.s are more severe than those of finance. They can lead to complex chains of unpredictable changes in the ecosystem, while the methods of risk management with G.M.O.s — unlike finance, where some effort was made — are not even primitive.

The G.M.O. experiment, carried out in real time and with our entire food and ecological system as its laboratory, is perhaps the greatest case of human hubris ever. It creates yet another systemic, ‘too big too fail’ enterprise — but one for which no bailouts will be possible when it fails.”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nytimes.com

This is a “must read” buried that was buried far too deep this weekend.

Granted, it’s not about Ballets. 🙂

It’s about the scientific probability of genetic anomalies (i.e. ‘black swans’) and potential impact. Go ahead, check the conclusion above. Let’s dig out of this mess together.

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