I can’t see Steve Jobs investing in GMO the way Bill Gates isby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on May. 14, 2013, under Culture
I can’t help but think of Steve Jobs when Bill Gates is brought into a conversation. If you read the Steve Jobs book by Walter Isaacson — you would know what I mean.
Steve Jobs was ahead of his time and he was an absolute health nut. Frederic Patenaude writes: “Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs, the man who revolutionized our lives more than once with the personal computer and the iPod, was once a raw-foodist. His early experiments with the raw-food diet were well-known. According to the story, at the time when the company Apple was founded, he was on an all-fruit diet. He threatened to call the company “Apple Computers” unless someone suggested a more interesting name by five o’ clock that day. It seems the name stuck, and that’s why they called it Apple.”
That said, it appears Bill Gates is on the opposite side of the Steve Jobs spectrum again.
Dr. Mercola writes:
In ABC’s “Nightline,” Bill Weir talks with Microsoft founder Bill Gates about his charitable endeavors.
Gates’ latest plan is to try to end world hunger by growing more genetically modified (GM) crops.
He’s already invested $27 million into Monsanto Company—leading some countries to reject his charity due to the high risks, such as:
- New disease vectors
- Mutated pesticide-resistant insects
- Resistant “superweeds”
- Contamination of surrounding non-GM crops
We already know how deeply entrenched the U.S. government has become with Monsanto.
….In recent years, it has become disappointingly clear that Gates may be leading the pack as one of the most destructive “do-gooders” on the planet… His views on what is required to make a difference in poverty- and disease-stricken third world nations are short-sighted and misinformed at best. A recent article in the Seattle Times1 joins me in arguing that Bill Gates’ support of genetically modified (GM) crops as a solution for world hunger is based on unsound science. A team of 900 scientists funded by the World Bank and United Nations, investigated the matter over the course of three years, and determined that the use of GM crops is simply NOT a meaningful solution to the complex situation of world hunger. Instead, the scientists suggested that “agro-ecological” methods would provide the most viable means to ensure global food security, including the use of traditional seed varieties and local farming practices already adapted to the local ecology.
Admittedly … I am a bit biased. Bill Gates did not treat Steve Jobs very well and he seemed to be overly competitive and destructive when Jobs was on a mission to change the communicative world.
That said, I encourage you to take the poll below. I’m curious what the world thinks.