It’s not often that a power-hungry dictator is partly right about what’s good for the people in his country. But Putin may be on to something here:
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes the pharmaceutical industry and big food corporations are threatening the lives of Russia’s citizens…
According to the report, Putin believes that “we as a species have the choice to continue to develop our bodies and brains in a healthy upward trajectory, or we can follow the Western example of recent decades and intentionally poison our population with genetically altered food, pharmaceuticals, vaccinations, and fast food that should be classified as a dangerous, addictive drug.
The good and the bad
I have a few objections. I believe most commonly used vaccinations have far fewer side effects than the often terrible diseases they protect against. And I don’t think new genes are dangerous per se, it’s more a question of what the result is on the food. Changing the properties of our food can become a problem.
When it comes to overmedication based on distorted “science” from the very companies that sell the drugs this dictator is quite right though. Continue Reading →