Consulting and expert testimony
Activists Misrepresent Conventional Food and Modern Technology
Anti-GMO organic activists claim that humankind’s impact (I) on the planet can be mathematically represented by the number of people (P) times their affluence (A) times technology (T). This is known in environmentalist circles as the “I PAT” formula and is expressed thus:
I = P x A x T
This was first posited by Paul R. Ehrlich, author of the 1970s best-selling book, The Population Bomb, in which he predicted the imminent downfall of Western civilization by the 1990s.
As you can see, any increase—to the population of humans living on the planet, their quality of life, or the level of technology available to them—results in an increased human impact on the environment. But by all truly scientific accounts, we should divide by technology, not multiply by it, like this:
I = P x A
For it is through technology that we lessen our impact on the planet, not increase it. And nowhere is this better and more consistently evidenced than in the field of agriculture. Producing more food on less land helps preserve the environment.
An elaborate marketing subterfuge is being carried out under the USDA’s good name.
And the leaders of the organic movement perpetrate this subterfuge not by demonstrating why organic food is better but by laying waste to the public’s confidence in our conventional food system.
As a result, food safety is no longer taken for granted by consumers at large, technology is not trusted, and the American farmer isunder attack.
But you can stand up to this activism.
In fact, you must.