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  1. Richard Cook
    November 24, 2013

    There is no form of biotech that the “back to nature” fundamentalists will accept. Nothing but farm practices from the 18th century are OK to them, which is ironic because AFAIK those old ways are wasteful and unsustainable.

    • Facebook – darren.t.cook.3
      November 25, 2013

      @Richard, I know not of which “back to nature” fundamentalists you speak, and you may be right about certain of their opinions. But there is another way, it seems.

      Permaculture, agroforestry and food forest concepts propose a much different model for the future than that used in the 18th century, or even today: for anything that relies on fossil fuels is ultimately unsustainable in the long term. Permaculture and food forests let the plants thrive naturally, require very little human energy or interaction, convert sunlight to energy and food, and lock CO2 back into the soil. In the case of pests, these methods encourage natural predators to control population: bats for insects, ducks for slugs, etc.

      If you can spare 49 minutes, I recommend this video as a starting point to understand the solutions proposed by permaculturists: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAuOqWpZ1lI

      • jsweitzer
        December 13, 2013

        @darren.t.cook.3, please relink youtube video. User has closed their account.

  2. Fons Jena
    November 30, 2013

    This is a very deep intervention in nature, it could be the beginning of their extinction. Have we reached such a low moral culture that we have to erase everything that has a negative effect on the economy and GNP?

    Nature will not allow such measures, in the end it will irreversibly contribute to the accelerated decline of our society. I look forward to our demise because only then will the super-progressive realise what they have done. These kinds of measures create more problems then they solve.

    • Extropist
      Extropist
      December 1, 2013

      Then why don’t you jump off the boat first, Fons? Or has ‘Almighty Gaea’ not yet decreed it such?

      Oh, well, at least you’ve given an example of one of Mr. Cook’s ‘back-to-nature’ fundamentalists. Besides, you seem to have a rather low opinion of how compensatory natural mechanisms will repair the loss of this olive-sucking fly – and, though this as a matter of conjecture, likely a lower opinion of the scientific ability to predict how the eco-system will change, and which species may propagate in the absence of the fly.

    • Dalex
      December 8, 2013

      All of you gaia fundamentalists preaching about our loving mother-nature have to realize one thing: our mother is a BITCH!
      It gives us nothing for free, if we were living in so called “harmony” with it we would be dying by reaching 30 years of age.These fruit flies are parasites and are provably worthless not just for our species but for whole ecosystem. They provide nothing all they do is that they reduce our food supply and causing famine. I for one look forward to their extermination, and not just theirs but also extermination of other pests.

  3. Stacey
    January 2, 2014

    I will kill it. Make no mistake.

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