I'm sorry, but this is awesome. to me. kind of.
Illegal...but it reminds me of the boondock saints. Might not be the best way to spread the word about GMO's, and it does affect the farmers livelihood...so there is definitely alot of controversy packed into this incident. I can see where advocates of organic crops would be upset by this because it's not the best way of fighting GMO and Monsanto. But on the other hand, there are so many stories of entire fields being burnt in order to get rid of the plague that is GMO crops. Those may have been government authorized though.
Also farmers are much worse off using 'biotech' crops because they have to pay royalties and Monsanto practically owns them and their field. Not to mention the herbicides they have to purchase which crops are now becoming resistant to. Hence why agent orange corn is going to be introduced using the same defoliant that was used in vietnam
Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba issued a statement about the sabotage.
“To my knowledge, this is the first time someone has deliberately taken the cowardly step of uprooting high value plants growing in our state. Regardless of how one feels about biotechnology, there is no justification for committing these crimes and it is not the kind of behavior we expect to see in Oregon agriculture,” Coba said.
Edited by onefatalgoose, 26 June 2013 - 05:02 PM.