I had to bring this one to everyone's attention for a variety of reasons, most of them having to do with California's recently - and I might add, suspiciously - defeated Proposition 37, that would have required labeling of genetically modified food. As I and many others noted, California was deluged with millions of dollars worth of advertisements, most of which were sponsored by Mon(ster)santo and other corporations up to their earlobes in pushing pathetic products on the market.  As I already noted in a previous blog on this subject, the vote on this ballot initiative was called suspiciously early, while millions of votes were still being counted. Here's Jon Rappaport's take on the subject, and the questions this raises, as recently as Nov. 9:


Indeed, that was my first thought as well: how does a granola state like California suddenly defeat such a measure, and by such a margin; admittedly, my gut reaction remains today what it was on election night: it is inconceivable to me that Californians would have defeated the measure, at least, not by this margin.

One of the companies involved in the advertizing campaign was the soft drinks giant Coca Cola. The obvious question here is "why", and the answer is: diet soft drinks, and aspertame.  Now, under current labeling practice, aspertame and artificial sweenters have to be labeled on products. But after early assurances that aspertame was entirely safe (think "GMOs are entirely safe), we now have studies increasingly linking the sweetner to cancers:

Aspartame is linked to leukemia and lymphoma in new landmark study on humans Learn more:

For me the confirming paragraph is the last one, for the common criticism of previous aspertame-cancer studies was precisely the short length of tests, whereas this new study apparently confirms a correlation between prolonged aspertame intake and lymphomas.

Enter Proposition 37 and its suspicious "defeat". Here I ask the reader to indulge me in a bit of speculation on why Coca Cola would have joined the companies lobbying and pushing for its defeat. I have strongly suspected, just as the GMO-labeling proponents (and count me among them) were hoping that CA Prop 37 would be the beginning of a rollback of GMO-friendly regulations, and bureaucracies, nationwide, and the beginning of a new growth of organic food growing and availability, that the same proposition was viewed by its opponents in the corrupt agribusiness world as a gateway to the possibility of rolling back other food labeling laws, and ultimately, with dispensing with them altogether.

The problem is, Californians surprised the agribusiness elites by daring to propose a state measure... and other states should take notice... and introduce similar measures in their own states, insist upon paper ballots, and scrutinize every aspect of such ballot initiatives for scrupulous fairness. And do it again and again, until the measure succeeds, and let the GMO businesses spend millions to defeat such measures, each time. Note to Californians: don't give up, do it again,a nd again; Note to everyone else: do it in your state or province as well

See you on the flip side.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. HAL838 on November 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving all you Turkeys

    • amunaor on November 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      Better yet, remember Wounded Knee!

      Consider what a Black Friday the U.S. cavalry put the indigenous population through, when the headed them into a boxed canyon for a ‘turkey-shoot’.

      Peace, Best Wishes and Hope

      • HAL838 on November 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        And of course, you might know who REALLY
        started the scalping.

        So typically genocidal, the “white man” cavalry,
        on trying to clear the land of unpleasant pests,
        offered their soldiers payback for every scalp
        they brought in, proving that they had murdered
        an’ injun.’

        [why does that remind me of ‘ninja’ (?)]

        Hope you don’t have to ‘diet’ now

        • amunaor on November 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

          No one in this neck of forest full of trees can remember John Wayne ever commiting such a dispicable act?

          Within that forest, the denizens are too good to be bad!

  2. Owl on November 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Well, maybe the vote, if it was rigged, was rigged a little too well. Most states have a rule for audits that is insanely narrow- like a half or a quarter of one percent difference will by law have to be audited. So if you’re going to rig, rig big and there will be no basis for an audit. This is why all elections should undergo audits, which could also be rigged, I suppose, but hand audits would be harder to do so. This is of course, only if evidence of voter intent exists, with paper ballots. With touch screen voting, only the computer programmer knows.

    The electoral collage works to protect a rigged voting system, even if that was not in the minds its creators. If the election for president were only based on the vote of the people of this country, and not what states they win, it would be far more difficult to “swing” an election for president.

  3. amunaor on November 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I too thought the outcome of the vote tally very fishy, especially considering the magnitude of folks up in arms over the GMO labeling issue.

    Perhaps Californians should SURPRISE the agribusiness elites once more by DEMANDING to propose a RECOUNT!

    Whichever state introduces the GMO labeling demand on its ballot, the Rumsfeld induced Disease association should be made blatantly clear within the promotional literature. Next time you’re in your local toxic distribution center (Food Store to some), just check out the ‘sweetener’ isle; take note of the overwhelming disproportionate Aspartame, Sucrose and Saccharine laced carcinogenic rot-gut commodities present for distribution compared to say organic sugar, if you can even spot any organic sugar at all. Personally, I’ve switched to organic honey!

    If I should ever chance to meet another shopper within the Aspartame isle, I make it a point to strike up a ‘loud’ conversation regarding the deadly contents. Most of the time, I’m greeted with nods of agreement…….others, well………sort of strange looks.

    Along with the vanishing gold, thanks for keeping this topic on the front burner Joseph!

  4. MattB on November 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I had already started boycotting soft drinks a few weeks ago-then I read this about a month ago…….no more soft drinks EVER!

    One of my uncles was an executive with Coca-Cola in Indonesia. I remember him telling me that nutra-sweet was toxic…..that was 15 years ago.

    Death to Coke

  5. MizGreen on November 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Oh man, now you’ve ruined my day. 🙂 I’ve generally assumed all the attacks on artificial sweeteners have been instigated by the junk food makers who wanted to use the cheapest possible sweetener, high-fructose corn syrup (also a poison to put in your system). I thought most ‘diet’ soft drinks used sucralose now (yes, another bad news bear). I don’t think anyone’s found anything wrong with stevia yet, but yuck, the aftertaste. I’m very sensitive to sugar, but I guess I’ll just have to learn to drink my coffee unsweetened :(.

    “Truckloads of diet soda sat in the Arabian sun during Operation Desert Storm, so thousands of healthy American men and women drank formaldehyde cocktails.” Awful. Can we possibly do any MORE damage to our service men and women?

  6. Robert Barricklow on November 20, 2012 at 10:21 am

    30 states pick up reigns on GMO labeling.

    and at:
    is the following story:
    GMO Babies Now Being Engineered In Labs Under Guise of Preventing Inevitable Disease.

  7. Margaret on November 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

    [more commonly spelled ‘aspartame’]
    It’s always politics and profits above health and safety. Infamously known as “Rumsfeld’s Disease.” [] Aspartame, Rumsfeld’s Bioweapon Legacy [snip] Evidence shows that, with full knowledge of its neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity, Rumsfeld, as the CEO of G.D. Searle, Co., “called in his markers” to get FDA approval for the [genetically engineered] artificial sweetener aspartame, better known as NutraSweet. [from ‘A Politically-Induced Biochemical Disaster Of Global Proportions’ by Don Harkins, The Idaho Observer, 8/15/05.] Consumer advocate Dr. Betty Martini’s website, Mission Possible World Health International, is a compendium of aspartame dangers. Read her warning flyer: Genocidal? Eugenics agenda? Maybe. The FDA report lists 92 documented symptoms, including miscarriages and infertility. Gulf War Syndrome? Maybe. At 86 degrees F, aspartame breaks down chemically. Truckloads of diet soda sat in the Arabian sun during Operation Desert Storm, so thousands of healthy American men and women drank formaldehyde cocktails. The switch made by some soft drink companies to the healthier, natural alternative ‘stevia’ is merely a p.r. distraction while they continue using aspartame elsewhere.

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