Peruvian potatoes create unrest in Belgium!

We earthly people take ourselves waaayyyy too seriously sometimes. Just take a look at the video taken this past Sunday when so-called environmental activists in Belgium destroyed a field of genetically modified potatoes. The field was a scientific test organized by multiple universities, where genetic material from Peruvian potatoes was added to Belgian potatoes to make the resulting potato resistant to disease.

There’s a fine line between idealism and stupidity. Both the scientist types and the so-called activists have too much time on their hands or take themselves too seriously, I don’t know. Perhaps they should do something that’s really important to the world, like, say, spend time with their families and loved ones.

Speaking of mixing Peruvian and Belgian genes, check out this apple 馃槈

Brianna Nayaraq

Brianna Nayaraq, almost 2 years old!

Belgium requests inquiry into Bagua violence

I’m rather proud to see how the Belgian government has requested an investigation into the bloodbath at Bagua last week.

“Vice-Premier en Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Karel De Gucht betreurt het recente bloedige treffen in Peru tussen de Nationale Politie en een groep inheemse betogers. De nog voorlopige zware balans maakt gewag van meer dan 30 doden en 150 gewonden.

Minister De Gucht veroordeelt elk buitensporig gewelddadig optreden en verzoekt de Peruaanse autoriteiten de dialoog met de inheemse bevolking te hervatten.

Minister De Gucht roept de Peruaanse autoriteiten tevens op om een grondig en onafhankelijk onderzoek uit te voeren naar de feiten in kwestie. “

Loosely translated: “Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel De Gucht regrets the recent violence between indigenous people and the Peruvian National Police. The Belgian government condemns unnecessary violence and requests that the Peruvian government opens a dialogue with the indigenous people. Minister De Gucht requests that the Peruvian authorities conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the events at Bagua.”

The racist pricks at Correo are denouncing this as foreign efforts to destabilize the country.

“…Estrategia. Seg煤n el ex canciller y parlamentario Luis Gonzales Posada, estas ONG responder铆an a una “estrategia internacional” para desestabilizar al pa铆s, por lo que pidi贸 a la ministra de Justicia, Rosario Fern谩ndez, que instruya a los procuradores para denunciarlas. Demand贸, adem谩s, la inmediata intervenci贸n de la APCI. …”

Belgium is trying to destabilize Peru… That is beyond laughable, so I borrowed this from Otto. To the delusional facists at Correo:

STFU