April 25th, 2014
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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 new one. The two articles are concerned with a possible complete ban on GMO importation by Russia, and, moving as always in the opposite direction, the Congress of the USSA is considering legislation banning GMO labeling:

Dmitri Medvedev: Russia will not Import GMOs

USSA Congress Considers Blocking HMO Labeling

It is of course interesting that both of the articles emanate from RT, Russia’s international mouthpiece. And that is really the story here. We’re all familiar by now with the tactics the agribusiness giants such as Mon(ster)santo and DuPonzanto have practiced to ensure an unlevel playing field between GMOs and normal “heirloom” seeds and crops, even to the point of suing farmers who, through no fault of desire of their own, have had GMO crops discovered on their fields by the corporate spies. There is little to be said for such behavior on the part of these companies, other than that it is despicable.

More recently I’ve blogged about the calls in the Russian state Duma for a moratorium on GMOs, and for a prolonged inter-generational study of their effects, effects which a growing body of scientific literature is suggesting are not the wonderful boon to humanity that they are touted to be. In that respect, I’ve been suggesting for some time that in addition to the looming establishment of bilateral currency trade between the BRICSA nations, and the eventuality of their own mechanism of international financial clearing, that another blow would be struck against western financial and geopolitical power by taking direct aim at one of its largest sectors, agribusiness, and that it would do so via the  issue of making GMOs an international geopolitical and human rights issue.

In this context, Russia seems to be bearing out the prediction, for such sentiments uttered by the Russian Duma are one thing, but when they come from the mouth of a former Russian President, Mr. Medvedev, himself a close ally and associate of Mr. Putin, the geopolitical signals being sent are clear and unmistakable. For the moment, Russia is confining that agenda to its own domestic policies, but I suspect that the announcement concerning the Duma, and now Mr. Medvedev, suggests they are following a careful and deliberate timetable, one leading to the eventuality that Russia may enter the international agribusiness market in direct competition with the western agribusiness giants. And the model will be clear: heirloom seeds, no royalties, and no KGB spies poking around farmers’ fields to ensure that no patented crops are appearing in violation of licencing agreements, no lawsuits against farmers, vs the practices of Mon(ster)santo, Duponzanto, and the like, which more closely resemble the practices of the KGB in substance and form. One can predict the inevitable market reaction… Russia, in other words, appears to be confirming my predictions and suspicions.

But what of the Congressional action? I suspect, this too, is but a stage in a wider and probably secret agenda cooked up in the frankenfood boardrooms of these hideous companies, who, confronted with growing market opposition, are simply resorting to the coercive power of the state to deny people and states reasonable access to information concerning the food they’re putting into their bodies. They won’t stop there… It is entirely possible, given then non-responsiveness and non-representative nature of the USSA’s governmental institutions and their inability to represent the people, but only too big to fail and too big to jail corporations and banks, that these corporations will seek the ultimate in their mercantilist dreams: a requirement that farmers grow nothing but their “scientifically tested and safe” products.  By seeking such legislation, they’ve already declared themselves against freedom, and they won’t stop with a prohibition on labeling.

See you on the flip side.

 

NEW STUDY: THE COLLAPSE OF GENETIC DIVERSITY AND THE RISK OF GMOS

I’ve been blogging occasionally about the risks of GMOs to human health and the wider ecosphere, and most recently, I pointed out the fact that some farmers are rejecting GMOs and returning to natural seeds, as productivity over a short time of GMO crops fell in their fields, and hence, their profits with it. Initially,[More...]

GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS AND HUMAN REPRODUCTION

I would like, at the outset, to thank a regular reader here, Ms. M.W., for sharing this with me and thus with the Giza Death Star readership, and this one is important folks, and in deed, vital. There is a study out that is referenced on the Science Direct website, linking pesticides found in genetically[More...]

GMOs VS BRICS: AN UPDATE

One of the stories I’ve tried to stay abreast of here is the growing geopolitical implication of GMOs and the backlash against them, and the geopolitical implication of that backlash. As Dr. Scott deHart and I pointed out in Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas, and as other researchers have also observed (notably F. William Engdahl),[More...]

RUSSIA, GMOS, AND SLAYING THE MON(STER)SANTO

There is an icon that is quite popular in some places in Orthodox countries, and it is the icon of St. George slaying the monster. For our purposes here, the icon is, well, “iconic” of some looming problems, perhaps, for Duponzanto and Mon(ster)santo and American agribusiness companies that have come under fire around the world.[More...]

MORE CHALLENGES TO MON(STER)SANTO’S SUPREMES

According to RT, the issue of GMOs, and the “GMO-military-industrial-patent” complex is not going to go away any time soon. Only this time, there’s a hitch: US farmers challenging Monsanto patent claims appeal to Supreme Court I hope you read that carefully, and saw what the hitch was. When Dr. Scott D. de Hart and[More...]

RT: CHILEAN PROTESTS AGAINST “MON(STER)SANTO” LAW

The movement against GMOs and, more importantly, the special privileges granted to agribusiness giants like Mon(ster)santo, has now apparently spread to Chile, according to this report from RT (Russia Today): Chile fights GMO in national protest against ‘Monsanto law’ According to the article, Chileans are under no illusions about the effect, and the goal, of[More...]

ITALY MAY JOIN GROWING LIST OF COUNTRIES ENACTING GMO BANS

If you’re a regular reader here you know that one of the stories I like to cover is the growing resistance around the world to GMOs in general, and to the bully-tactics of certain American agribusiness giants in particular. Now it seems that Italy is set to join the growing list of countries enacting either[More...]

RT: PROTESTS AGAINST MON(STER)SANTO

Russia Today reported that on May 25 of this year protests were scheduled against American “agribusiness” giant Mon(ster)santo. The article is here: Monsanto protests scheduled in 36 countries What I find disturbing here is, predictably, Mon(ster)santo’s attitude, best summed up in the encyclical pronunciamenti of its CEO, Hugh Grant: “They’re the most-tested food product that the[More...]

GMOs AGAIN: NEW STUDIES, GROWING BOYCOTTS, AND …

Well…they’re at it again, the lovely folks at Duponzanto and Mon(ster)santo and all the other wonderful folks in agribusiness promoting the joys of GMOs. Let’s start here: GMO Corn Found in Humans Creates a “Living Pesticide Factory” Now I have covered the Bt toxin story here previously, and how the wonderfully mercantilist revolving door between[More...]