July 24th, 2014
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THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: RUSSIA CONSIDERING BILL TO MAKE GMOs A TERRORIST THREAT

…yes, you read that correctly. There is a bill being considered before the Russian state Duma to consider those who introduce GMOs into a region to be “terrorists”:

GMO producers should be punished as terrorists, Russian MPs say

What’s interesting here is that the headline of the article is not targeting the grower or farmer of GMOs, but rather, the producer, i.e., the large agribusiness giants themselves. The key paragraphs in this article are here:

“The draft legislation submitted on Wednesday amends Russia’s law regulating GMOs and some other laws and provides for disciplinary action against individuals and firms, which produce or distribute harmful biotech products and government officials who fail to properly control them.

“At worst, a criminal case may be launched against a company involved in introducing unsafe GMOs into Russia. Sponsors of the bill say that the punishment for such deeds should be comparable to the punishment allotted to terrorists, if the perpetrators act knowingly and hurt many people.

“’When a terrorist act is committed, only several people are usually hurt. But GMOs may hurt dozens and hundreds. The consequences are much worse. And punishment should be proportionate to the crime,’ co-author Kirill Cherkasov, member of the State Duma Agriculture Committee told RT.

“Russian criminal code allows for a punishment starting with 15 years in jail and up to a life sentence for terrorism.” (Emphasis in the original)

While I can to a certain degree sympathize with the idea that criminals – whether the criminally negligent or criminally intentioned regarding this issue – should be treated as such, I suspect that there may be another agenda in play here, and it may be a subtle one. 
 
Whatever the intent of the Russian law or those behind it (are they just old Communists grasping at whatever issue they can as a means of clawing their way back to power?), I suspect that what we may really have here, whether or not the bill ever becomes the law in Russia, is a subtle move towards precisely what I have been predicting, namely, that the BRICSA nations will turn GMOs into an international geopolitical issue, both by questioning the obviously flawed corporate “science” behind them, but also by placing themselves as the champions of the non-GMO farmer in the teeth of the questionable Mafia-mercantilist policies of the West’s agribusiness giants. And eventually, they may seek to become a new market for international “heirloom seeds.” 
 
And to do this, you need a law or a policy on the books. 
 
Thus far, it has been Russia that in the BRICSA entente has been driving most of the discussion about GMOs within that bloc of nations. If this strategy or prediction therefore is to have any merit, one will expect to see similar policies or measures being entertained in the other BRICSA nations, particularly Brazil, India, South Africa, with their own rich agricultural economies. But there is also another safe prediction here: Russia, regardless of what the other BRICSA nations may do, may be serving more notice that it is willing to buck the mercantilist policies of American on this issue as well. If so, there will be a rising market for Russian agricultural products.
 
See you on the flip side. 

THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: RECENT HARVARD STUDY ON WHY HONEY BEES ARE DYING…

Mr. S.D. and some others who are regulars here noticed this story, and my thanks to them for sending it along, for it addresses an important issue: about ten years ago, longer really if one goes back to the first reports, there were reports that bee colonies and hives were dying mysteriously, for no readily[More...]

BACK TO THE X FILES: “THE EHRLENMEYER FLASK”

Big thanks go out to all of you that sent me this story. In fact, so many of you sent me some version of this story that I simply have to blog about it, because it’s an example of how quickly science is moving, and it raises the bar for our typical “high octane speculation”[More...]

THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: NANOBOTS AND COCKROACHES

Last week in a blog I said that humanity probably owes a debt of gratitude to the lowly laboratory mouse and rat for services rendered, and soon another pest may be added to the list, the lowly(and resilient) cockroach.  In this case, our friends at phys.org have reported on a team of scientists in Israel[More...]

THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: CREDIT, DEBT, FINANCIAL PURGATORY & LONGEVITY(WHETHER YOU WANT IT OR NOT)

Mr. A. sent this article to me, and I have to talk about it, because when I read it, and his accompanying email(which we’ll get to in a moment), a flood of implications came rushing through my mind. The title of the little spam piece was simply something like “longevity whether you want it or[More...]

SUPPRESSING THE UNCOMFORTABLE: MON(STER)SANTO AT IT AGAIN

When Ms. K.M., a regular reader here, sent me the following article, I read the headlines and article in disbelief, and it is so important I simply must include it in this week’s final cut, there is more evidence out, not only about GMOs and “inexplicable mechanisms” of genetic contamination, but of actual suppression of[More...]

GMOs: THE CONTRAST BETWEEN CONGRESS AND THE DUMA

Many of you sent me these two stories, and some of you even did so in the same email, indicating that the readership here is probably seeing the same geopolitical stew brewing that I’ve been predicting for some time. In review them here in order to renew a prediction I’ve been making, and make a[More...]

THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: REGENERATION – AND OTHER THINGS – A STEP CLOSER… (WELL, AT LEAST IN MICE)

At one time, rodents -rats and mice – were excoriated by most of humanity for having been the carriers of deadly plagues, but perhaps now humanity may owe a tiny word of thanks to the lowly rodent; scientists have succeeded, for the first time ever, in reversing the aging process in a mammalian organ, and[More...]

THE TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: THE SEARCH FOR “EXTRAORDINARY HUMANS”

This one is another significant development in the growing transhumanist story, and one for the transhumanist scrapbook(and my thanks to M.M. for finding this one, and bringing it to my attention). It seems the scramble is on to search for “extraordinary humans” and that this scramble is being led by pharmaceutical companies. Hold on to[More...]

TWO MEMBERS OF THE BRICSA NATIONS PUSH BACK ON GMOS

There’s been more news from two BRICSA nations, in this case Brazil and South Africa, pushing back against western agribusiness giants and their GMOs. Brazil’s federal appeals court has issued a ruling stopping cultivation in Brazil of Bayer’s GM corn(maize) in that country, and South Africa has forced Mon(ster)santo to withdraw advertisements in that country[More...]