Imagine being so upset that a group of plant breeders and botanists are talking about agriculture that you storm in wearing a mask and throw urine, cow poop, and rotten eggs everywhere. Imagine being so influenced by the cult of fear at a harmless substance that you result to throwing a thuggish temper tantrum and smear sh*t all over the walls. You don’t have to imagine anymore because this is exactly what happened at Swiss university ETH Zurich (What is it with university students and acting violently towards people they disagree with?).
This childish act of terrorism was directed at the European Society for Plant Breeding Research, which was supported by many pro-GM (Genetic Modification) companies. As a result of the actions, the conference had to be postponed. 300 people were evacuated from the conference room as it had to be cleaned. The conference did continue as planned later on that day.
— Carol Wagstaff (@cwagstaff) August 29, 2016
This is not the first time that Anti-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) proponents acted violently because they have no evidence to back up their irrational claims. One pro-GMO group was bombed last year, just one instance of tons that are coming into the light. Anti-GMO people fervently believe that GMO’s are untested, harmful, dangerous, and hurts small farmers. None of these have any proof at all. They use pictures of vegetables with syringes in them, children and minorities with look sick and zombified, and they make up words like Frankenfood, and Killer Tomatoes. They do this because no sound scientific research agrees with their conclusion that GMO’s are harmful. When you can’t beat them with facts, scare them!
It’s like a vaccines and Autism debate. Non-existant. There is no evidence that genetic modification is harmful, and it is about time we accepted the science over the fear-mongering. And no, Monsanto STILL has not paid me.
8/30/2016 Eucarpia themselves released a statement on the issue. “Shit on technology” was written on the walls, and the suspects were followed by members of the speech and were arrested. As far as I know no group has come forward to take credit for the crime.