It would be funny if he weren’t serious. In a recent speech, Ralph Nader loudly criticized the food biotech industry
for daring to protect the value of its scientific advances. “The new slavery,” he said, “is the ownership and control of the genetic inheritance of the world – the flora, the fauna and the human genes.” Perhaps Nader would prefer the alternative, with absolutely no one investing the money, time, and human capital that it takes to develop new crops to feed the Third World.