Re: Stossel program faces generic engineering threat

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Jul 03 2001 - 07:17:57 MDT wrote:
> T0M writes:
> > Regarding Stossel's list of countries that allowed the use of RGBH, I recall
> > seeing South Africa and some mideast countries that have become rick due to
> > oil. I thus wouldn't say that "all were Third World countries." For that
> > matter, I would not put Venezula and Mexico in the same category as, say,
> > Chad and Ethiopia.
> I've gone back and checked my recording, and the specific list was:
> Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras,
> Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, South Africa, South
> Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, and Venezuela.

Being a european country is not a mandatory part of being 'first world'.
South Korea, the UAE, Venezuela, Brazil, South Africa are all nations
wealthy enough to be considered first world if they were occupied by
people with white skin. Yes there are poor people in those countries.
You don't have to go very far in the US to find people similarly poor:
appalachia, which is closer to DC than NYC is.

While they may not be first world, they are certainly industrialized,
highly industrialized nations, which was, in fact, the qualification
that the anti-GM protester made in her original statement to Stossel.

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