"In our economy everything has to grow continuously… nothing grows continuously except for cancer… we have an ideology which is like a huge cancer on society.
Mae Wan-Ho discusses how the Darwinian theory of natural selection has been misappropriated by business leaders and economists. The notion of ‘survival of the fittest,’ originally coined by Herbert Spencer to describe the process of natural evolution, has been mistakenly applied to corporate culture and neo-liberal economics. Darwin’s original theory has, in effect, been used to justify an economic model based on competition, merger and acquisition. WATCH
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho is a world renowned geneticist & biophysicist. She is Director of the Institute of Science in Society, she is co-founder of the International Science Panel on Genetic Modification and is scientific advisor to the Third World Network. She has written more than 300 publications and over a dozen books including ‘Genetic Engineering – Dream or Nightmare?’ and ‘The Case for a GM-free Sustainable World.”
The Fluid Genome – Part One
In this two-part series, Dr Mae-Wan Ho describes why Genetic Modification is unsafe. Growing scientific evidence suggests that genes are not permanently fixed, but can change in response to their environment. As a result, GM scientists cannot guarantee that the function and structure of genes will remain unchanged once modified. This has profound safety implications for genetically modified products and renders quality control useless.
The Fluid Genome – Part Two
The Organic Revolution
Mae-Wan Ho comments on the growing grassroots response to mechanistic science – the science of genetic engineering based on the false notion of ‘genetic determinism’ (see “The Fluid Genome – Part One”). She says that science has been serving the interests of big business for too long. It must now be reclaimed for public good.