ONCE UPON A TIME, on a Bluegreen Planet named Earth, there was a System of Control by a Tiny Minority of inhabitants so insane with greed that the Planet's biosphere was destroyed due to that greed.
The Tiny Minority didn't call it greed though. Instead, they always called it New Scientific Technology. First, the Tiny Minority called it the Science of Chemistry. Then the Science of the Atom. Then the Science of the Gene.
But. in each case, it was a New Technology in its INFANCY -- with Chemistry that could not figure out how to UNPOLLUTE the chemicals, with Atomic knowledge that never chose to keep radiation safe, and with Genetic choice showing no interest in sustaining Life itself.
Never patient enough to develop Science's technology to a mature state, the Insane Tiny Minority always looked to profit from something they could 'advertise' as NEW -- as if NEW in itself were good and safe and worthwhile and best.
The Gene Science of the Insane Tiny Minority was a barely defined technique creating and proliferating NEW products for profit and imagined control -- and this was done even before The Genome Project was completed -- meaning the Insane Tiny Minority created tainted genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in total ignorance of genetic data uncovered in the next step of the infancy of Gene Science.
Woe to the Lifeforms of Planet Earth and all Life lost there. When the Greedy Insane Minority rules, only WOEFUL IGNORANCE rules.