A remarkable talent

Please enjoy this extended exchange between a 14 year-old Rachel Parent and Canadian talk show host Kevin O’Leary on the subject of labeling GMO food.  A bit of background: Parent advocates the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) while Kevin O’Leary thinks, from what I can gather based on this video, being against GMO foods is tantamount to condemning hundreds of thousands of Asian children to death.  Didn’t make sense to me either.  Watch the whole thing: the kid is amazing.

The kid is amazing, but the real talent is O’Leary: in the face of the kid’s lucid focus on the issue in question he manages not to understand a single thing.

2 thoughts on “A remarkable talent”

  1. Amazing. O’Leary cannot make up his mind. To him either Parent is a child who will change her views when she becomes a balanced thinking adult or she is being used as a shill for powerful lobbyist groups. I suspect he is threatened by her very adult, well researched and reasoned point of view. He pulls out every point he has in his arsenal to undermine her position, whether reasonable or not. His “do you want poor children to die” argument is especially low. Parent actually shows a better grasp of the evidence about the rice in question than he does. I hope he has watched this and cringed.

Comments are closed.