July 22nd, 2014
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THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: FRENCH COURT SAYS NO TO GMO CORN

In case you missed it, early last month a French court upheld a ban on GMO corn:

“France’s General Association of Corn Producers had asked the Council of State to weigh in on the parliament’s restrictions on GM corn, but the court also rejected their case on Monday.

“The council said that the current ban on MON810 had not brought about an urgent economic crisis for the corn growers, as they had alleged.

“France adopted a decree in March halting the sowing of Monsanto’s insect-resistant MON810 corn, the sole GM crop allowed for cultivation in the European Union.

“The law also applies to any strain adopted at EU level in future, including the GM variety Pioneer 1507, developed jointly by DuPont and Dow Chemical. That product might be approved by the EU executive later this year, after 19 of the 28 member states failed to gather enough votes to block it.

France is pushing to cut Brussels out of the process entirely, with future GM authorisations taken only at the national level.”(Emphasis added, for the full article see French Court Bans GMO corn)

In other words, Brussels, ever the dictatorial oligarchical creature of the Anglo-American finance wizards and technocrats that it is, has been entirely bypassed and, indeed, defied, by the French legislature and courts. 

I believe the significance here, while rather obvious, should be clearly stated, and it is a geopolitical one. In the first place, such defiance on the crucial issue of GMOs can only serve to illustrate to the European population how distant the Fuehrerbefehlen coming out of Brussels are from the growing public concerns about GMOS, particularly in Europe. The GMO issue could become a bellweather issue, in other words, for the future direction of the EU, even to the point of whether or not there will be an effective EU. It’s a message to the Brussels technocrats that the Maastricht Treaty which created the EU debacle is a disaster, and that true and genuine representation must come to the EU, or the individual nations thereof will inevitably have to follow their own national course. But in the second place, it’s also an indicator of the wider problem: through the heavy handedness of western agribusiness corporations, the GMO is fast becoming a divisive political issue, not only domestically, but as a geopolitical issue on a global scale. And as the science against GMOs grows, their corporate advocates, notwithstanding all their power to manipulate the media and to promote corporate scientism, are going to have to change their game if their advocacy of GMOs – and GMOs themselves – are to survive.

See you on the flip side.

(Thanks to Mr. G.B. for informing us of this article!)

DANIEL ESTULIN AND THIS YEARS BILDERBLITHER MEETING

Well, predictably, the world’s elites gathered in Copenhagen for this year’s Bilderblither meeting, and amid the prattling and globaloney, a certain agenda emerged, according to RT which reported on a set of talking points gleaned by Bilderblitherer researcher Daniel Estulin. Mind you, I like Mr. Estulin’s research, so the blither isn’t coming from him, it’s coming[More...]

TIDBIT: AN EU “THINK TANK” ANALYSIS

Here’s an interesting analysis for EU watchers that comes from Europe itself. You’ll note if you read the whole lengthy article, that there was a European swing to the BRICSA bloc, which has been abruptly forestalled: Excerpt GEAB (April 2014) – Crisis Alert for European governance – Risk of a Very Large Separation between EU[More...]

GERMAN BUSINESS LEADERS BEGIN TO BALK AT RUSSIAN SANCTIONS

While Angela Merkel & Co., A.G. have been politely and quietly toeing the Washington party line – more or less – and sending noises about the Ukrainian crisis upsetting the world conference of G-8 nations, German businesmen have been expressing their growing concern over the noises on sanctions against Russia for its “meddling” in the[More...]

THE PUSHBACK CONTINUES: BRAZIL AND EU DISCUSS INDEPENDENT CABLE INTERNET TO BYPASS US SPYING

Over the course of following the blowback from the NSA electronic espionage on everyone and everything, a.k.a. the Ed Snowden affair, one of the things that I have been stressing is that the surveillance isn’t as much as it is about terrorism or national security, though it certainly is that, but about much more, and[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM MARCH 6 2014

Joseph comments on the Bitcoin suicides, the Ukrainian situation, the recent resignations at RT(Russia Today), and suggests that we are looking at the beginnings of propaganda wars for control of information and public opinion, perhaps with intelligence agencies in the background creating false flag black press operations… Here’s the articles he refers to: Kissinger: Ukraine[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM FEB 27 2014

More thoughts on the Ukraine from Joseph, including the wider geopolitical context, and the background of the nexus between finance and intelligence within the US national security state: Military & Defense More: U.S. Military American Military Dominance In One Staggering Chart  Russia expands global military presence Soros calls on Germany to take the lead in[More...]

UNRAVELING THE EAST EUROPEAN NATO KNITTING….

I had fully intended to blog more this week about some technological developments and some interesting stories from the world of archaeology, but the press of current affairs these past few days and weeks has made it difficult to do so. The news of the Vatican hiring the same auditing/accounting firm as audits the Bank[More...]

GMOS IN THE NEWS AGAIN: EUROPEAN SCIENTISTS QUESTIONING THE WHOLE IDEA?

Many of you sent me this one, and given the financial and geopolitical context of the previous few day’s blogs, I believe this story is significant both in its own right, and significant in terms of the wider context in which I think it should be viewed. Consider this article, and its signatories: No scientific[More...]

THE NSA SPYING MESS: FRANCE AND GERMANY TO RENOGOTIATE STANDARDS AND LIMITS

In last Thusday’s News and Views from the Nefarium, I pointed out that the recent NSA spying scandal or the Edward Snowden Affair had spread to spying on the Germany’s Chancellorin Angela Merkel, who had apparently called President Obama and used some of the most direct and harsh words between leaders of the two countries since[More...]