The comparison is not only instructive, it reveals what the future holds.
The war against cancer has painted a picture of hope: genetic solutions, genetic modifications.
This, despite the fact that there are no successful genetic treatments for any form of human cancer.
The focus on genes is a diversion from obvious causes of cancer in the environment: industrial chemicals, pollutants, pesticides, food additives, and even pharmaceuticals.
This futile gene-fix has a parallel in food crops: modify the genes of plants so they can grow despite drenching them with toxic pesticides. However, massive GMO crop failures and reduced nutritive value of such crops are two reasons why the gene model fails.
So it is with human cancer: "let's modify the genes of people and they will be impervious to the environmental assault of chemicals that cause cancer."
In other words, the cancer-fantasy proposes that someday, humans will be able to live in a toxic soup created by mega-corporations, because they have been genetically altered.
There is no reason under the sun to believe this.
"Even if environmental toxins trigger gene mutations that bring about cancer, we can just cancel out those mutations through better human engineering."
This is like saying you can cure diseases caused by germs even though people's immune systems are severely and chronically compromised.
The entire cancer industry exists to protect the corporations that are manufacturing products that cause cancer.
I made these points during a Coast to Coast AM radio interview last week, and I make them here again, because major media news outlets are silent; they are part of the cancer industry and are beholden to the cancer-causing corporations that buy huge blocks of commercials.
In the so-called cancer research community, scientists can spin their wheels and obtain grant monies to do experiments with genes and mice and cell lines forever and never emerge with results that save lives.
These scientists and their corporate masters can herald minor tumor reductions.
But nothing changes. The war on cancer is a war on people.
Think about it: "Look, we can alter the gene structure of food plants. Then we can hit those plants with huge amounts of toxic chemicals (pesticides and herbicides) and the plants will still grow. So let's do this with humans. Alter their gene structure so all the cancer-causing chemicals in the environment won't have any effect. It's brilliant."
No. It's insane.