October 24th, 2014
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MON(STER)SANTO GOOSESTEPS ON: PART ONE

Over the next couple of days, I plan to talk about the growing discontent with genetically modified foods, or GMOs, for short. The concern has now reached worldwide, as were going to see in a moment, but as I sat down to write these blogs, for some reason, the unfortunate Queen Marie Antoinette came to my mind, as a kind of symbol of the mercantilist arrogance now gripping the corporate world of the West (and again, please note, I said mercantilist, not capitalist. Thanks to Woodrow Wilson and the Dummycrooks, we haven’t had capitalism for a long time in this country…another story!  But hey, he kept us out of war, right? Not!)

Anyway, back to her Royal French Majesty Marie. I imagined her as an upper echelon bureaucrat at Duponzanto, sitting in her corporate office suite at Versaill.. er… St. Louis, or perhaps ensconced in some Food and Drudge Administration commissioner’s cubicle receiving various bribes from Duponzanto, and responding to the growing worldwide tide against GMOs, and saying “Let them eat genetically modified and unlabeled cake.” What prompted this Bastillian meditation were two articles that a whole bunch of you sent me, not the least of which included my longtime friend Dr Scott de Hart, who called and informed me that Duponzanto (or Mon(ster)santo, or whatever you wish to call the monstrosity in St. Louis) is running adds against California’s Proposition 37, which calls for said companies to at least let us know that the food we’re eating is their genetically modified crapola.

Well, go figure… Duponzanto is feeling the heat abroad and at home. Maybe this is what made me think of Marie Antoinette(patience folks it’s 48 minutes long, but you get the idea):

Shocking French Study Shows GM Foods May Shorten Lifespan!

Now, when France or anyone in France starts saying such things, I take notice, because the French haven’t had a real independent government with a mind of its own since, well, President DeGaulle maybe. Their politicians seem to have been even more bought and paid for than our own. Funny how that worked out, since DeGaulle was a rough contemporary of John F.Kennedy, and had the great big brass French stones to kick NATO out of the country for its repeated attempts to kill him (another long story) for the crime of being a pro-French president of France. So when even France has problems with such “foods” and sponsors such studies, I sit up and take notice. Fortunately the French seem more independent minded than their politicians, and know the dangers of these shoddily-tested “food” products.  Even the French government, as readers of this sight know, has banned certain GMO crops.

Well, the growing tide against these “foods” is not restricted to those upstart-and-always-ready-to-fly-off-the-hand-on-the-slightest-provocation-“Wewant our own nukes” French. Now those always-so-stubborn-and-crafty Russians are preventing the onward march of mercantilism and “agribusiness”:

Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2208452/Russia-suspends-import-use-American-GM-corn-study-revealed-cancer-risk.html#ixzz27i8jRjsb Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

How dare those always-so-stubborn-and-crafty Russians not want to buy our home-engineered red-white-and-blue corn simply becausetheir less-than-intelligent European scientists are concluding that it causes an increase of cancer risk. Why, Duponzanto conducted numerous studies and spent millions of dollars on safety studies. Right?

Wrong.

The fact of the matter is, American “agribusiness” exerted enormous pressure on the FDA to assert the principle of “substantial equivalence” for its genetically modified food. In effect, what this meant was that is the preponderance of a crop’s genetic makeup was “corn” or “wheat”, then under law it should be treated as “corn” or “wheat,” and hence required no real rigorous scientific testing. That, at least, was the “reasoning.” But, of course, like Marie Antoinette, the corporatocracy of Duponzanto wanted everyone to have their genetically modified and unlabelled cake, and eat it too, so to speak, since simultaneously, they lobbied – successfully – for the right to patent and license their genetically modified crud, thereby massively increasing their profit margin.

This, of course, is classical mercantilism, and mercantalism run amok, for humanity itself is playing a direct price…

…and that isn’t all, but to get to “the rest of the story,” as Paul Harvey used to say, I’ll have to see you on the flip side…

 

7 Responses to MON(STER)SANTO GOOSESTEPS ON: PART ONE

  1. I have not been posting as frequently as I would like. I need to do justice to Farrell’s websight because of a few sentences appearing in his articles worthy of praise that I find quite amazing in ‘dez times we live in!”

    The off the cuff remark that possibly GMO food AREN’T FOOD inplying WHAT? The ‘what’ of the matter is very thought provocking and brain stimulating especially when one is in a lethagic state as I have been recently. The few lines here and there on this web site can be very invigorating and even enerviating when I get too carried away during the day reflecting on their merit and hop on the subway going the opposite direction I’m heading to, ha, ha!

    There’s this humorous story about Einstein but it’s probably more of a legend of his absent mindedness that while walking on the University Grounds he use to ask passerbyers which direction the cafeteria was so that he would know if he ate lunch or not! If that tale of absent-mindedness is true then I have some catching up to go to be as good as Einstein, ha, ha!

    I am starting to ‘wail” so I will guit while I’m a HEAD!

    Have a nice day – today you’ll and keep up the good work!

    • I forgot to mention the article about Putin banning Imports of GMO products or sic – foods. If only this were so? Let’s see for I think Time will tell? (That if the source of information is even true? One never knows for certain ‘dez dazes?”

  2. I think the real questions that should be asked are –

    “Why are these GMO companies objecting to the labelling of these products?

    And, why are they spending millions of dollars in an attempt to try to prevent their products as being labelled as containing GMO’s?

    These are the questions that these companies should be asked!!

    Within the next 12 months I intend to buy myself a moderate sized acreage and I will grow and mill my own wheat as well as my own vegetables.
    I don’t like where all this is going over the next few years!

    There are plenty of farmers here in Australia that do not align themselves with these conglomerates, and will gladly sell wheat berries and other raw grain products to those that are willing to purchase them for their own use.

  3. One can only hope that Monsanto plan to profit from selling GM poison as food will finally be stoped but given what is happenning in the USA lately don’t be farm on it. This only the corporations way to make a quick buck damn the consequences of their acts. The Europeans have been at forfront of trying along side Asia in in puting a stop to this evil let us raise a glass to the French reseachers work in stoping this madness.

  4. Monstersanto et al are spending more money on dis/misinfo campaigns re prop 37 in California than it would cost to just label . . . why? Jeffrey Smith’s excellent presentation ‘GMOs Kill’ at CBC 2012 conference [http://farmwars.info/?p=9110] tells all about GMO WMDs as dangers to human/planetary health, reckless technology, and the evil Monstersanto, for 11 years running voted world’s most hated corporation. He is executive director of Institute for Responsibile Technology and their latest production is the video “Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives.” See and share! Behead this arrogant biotech Monstersanto, et al. [http://www.responsibletechnology.org/]