July 29th, 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!)

TIDBIT: WILLIAM ENGDAHL ON GMO CORPORATE TACTICS

Here is an important op-ed piece by William F. Engdahl on the sharp practice of GMO corporations: ‘Syngenta methods of silencing GMO opposition are unbelievable’

THE GMO-BIG PHARMA-CORPORATE “SCIENCE” SCRAPBOOK: THE “PEER REVIEW” CULTURE AND CORPORATE “SCIENTISM”

There’s another aspect of the GMO problem that is looming in our culture, and I’m not talking simply about the geopoliticization of the issue, first by the West and the attempt to impose GMOs on the world as a means of controlling the food supply. As other researchers have pointed out (one thinks of F.[More...]

TIDBIT: RAPPAPORT, GMOs, AND CHEMTRAILS

While we’re on the subject today, there is a thought-provoking article by Jon Rappaport at No More Fake News indicating a possible connection between GMOs and chemtrails: Is there a GMO-chemtrail connection?

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[More...]

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...]

THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: CHANGING THE FORM, NOT THE SUBSTANCE

Ms. M.W. sent me this important article, and it is definitely worth sharing. The game is afoot, it seems, for yet another of those cosmetic Madison avenue approaches to “address” the GMO issue, not with substantive science, but by more tinkering with language, which has become the fundamental tool in the arsenal of social engineering;[More...]

THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: NEW REPORT FUNDED BY EU COMMISSION QUESTIONS GMO UTILITY

This was was sent by Ms. M.W., and it’s quite lengthy(eleven pages), but worth sharing nonetheless(scroll down and click the PDF link): Who benefits from GM Crops? 2014 The summary of the article’s five main points is worth reproducing: The report reveals that 90 per cent of GM crops are grown in just six countries[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...]

GMOs, THE GMO TEST BAN TREATY, AND A DISTURBING MERGER…

Yesterday I  blogged about how there has been a gradual quiet “pushback” from the BRICSA nations on the GMO issue, and how this might issue ultimately in calls for a GMO test ban treaty setting much stricter standards of inter-generational testing for such products than has been the case thus far. As most of you[More...]