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...oh, can we say "illegal", or are they "undocumented" UAV operators?
. I've always been an advocate of calling things what they are, whether it's in aviation, immigration, or anything else. Anything that does not fulfill the requirements of the law is illegal, regardless of any and all possible mitigating circumstances. Unfortunately, using terminology that is perceived to be more favorable to their cause is standard practice for essentially all special interest groups, so this isn't going to go away.
Some of those mealy-mouthed bits of marketing-speak are more damaging to the public interest than others, though. Kellogg's uses what Monsanto calls "enhanced corn" in children's cereals, for example. What Monsanto doesn't tell you is that "enhanced corn" has been genetically modified in two ways. First, to resist pesticides so the corn you eat can be repeatedly doused in some of the nastiest chemicals out there -- including a component of Agent Orange! And second, the corn itself secretes its own pesticide, a toxin that ruptures the internal organs of the worms and small animals that might eat it. Don't you just love the idea of feeding your children and grandchildren a cereal whose corn is registered with the FDA as a toxic substance?
They say, of course, that this toxin does not accumulate in the bodies of humans and is not a health risk. But that's what they said about DDT too, and there are NO human studies on the subject. Isn't that nice...
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