GMOs | GMO Scrapbook

GMOs, MON(STER)SANTO, AND BRICS: BANS, SLAVERY, AND LAWSUITS, PART ...

This story is more than a year old, but patience, there's method in my (postponed) madness, and by "madness" I mean to indicate anger, not insanity, and though there may be insanity in this blog, it is not my own, but our good "friends" in one of the world's most corrupt "businesses" (that would be "agribusiness" and "GMOs"), and one of its most breathtakingly unscrupulous, corrupt, and anti-human corporate representatives, Mon(ster)santo. Check out this article from January 2012:

Busted: Monsanto Abusing Illegal Workers in ‘Slave-Like’ Conditions

Well, a belated "three cheers" for Argentina for putting an end to the practice in that country. We can only hope that the Argentinians will concoct a ruse to lure the high corporate muckety-mucks of Mon(ster)santo to Buenos Aires, and then promptly clap them all in irons for a few decades, and feed them nothing but their own GMO "food".

But that's wishful thinking.

I do, however, have a modest proposal.

Last Thursday (March 14, 2013) on my News and Views from the Nefarium  I spoke about the emerging BRICs nations and the "think tanks" they were each sponsoring to do long term cultural analysis of the institutions of power and corruption in the West, and their own long-term strategic plans and responses to some of these.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that at least some of the impetus behind the formation of BRICS - or, with the addition of South Africa, BRICSA - is in response to the increasing unipolarism of American and Western foreign policy and interventionism.

So I have a modest proposal for the BRICSA nations' think tanks:

  1. Catalogue all scientific studies of GMO foods and give them even more publicity;
  2. Evolve BRICSA-sponsored food safety standards for BRICSA nations;
  3. Develop natural seed banks and companies and promote these products wherever GMO companies like Duponzanto and Mon(ster)santo go and do so as a component of infrastructure development and loan agreements, and finally;
  4. Sponsor national and World Court action against such practices as outlined in the article above;
  5. Issue statements of support for non-BRICSA nations taking steps to ban GMOs and corrupt mercantilist practices favoring them.

It's not much, but it's a start. Why the BRICSA nations? Well, for the simple reason that other than a few courageous nations in the EU, or Latin America (Peru, Ecuador, Argentina), one can no longer expect any decent policy from the USA in this respect, though there is a growing movement to sponsor state and local initiatives. Elevating the issue to a more international level may accomplish what cannot be done in America's corrupted and very nearly useless political process.

See you on the flip side.

14 thoughts on “ GMOs, MON(STER)SANTO, AND BRICS: BANS, SLAVERY, AND LAWSUITS, PART ...”

  1. I guess it doesn’t matter what country is involved; I see every spring migrant workers (a.k.a. slaves) here in SW Germany harvesting something as simple as strawberries- I kid you not- if you don’t believe me just come to SW Germany in the next few weeks/month or so (once the asparagus crop has been harvested- it’s a bit “latent” because of all the cold caused by “global warming”) and be astounded at how many dark skinned people pick the foundings of your Erdbeertorte/strawberry shortcake- I’m not making this up- come and see for yourself if you don’t believe me-

    Larry in Germany

    1. It’s a thankless job.
      There are many more slaves today than in the days of the antebellum south. On so many fronts, the globe is being strangled by this parasitcal virus.
      We all know about it at this site.
      We are determined to stop it, kill it, stomp it, choke it, slice & dice it, drown it;
      …whatever it takes.

  2. Speaking of the Grapes of Wraith, I remember a few small boycotts of McDonalds because they bought tomato products from Florida companies with SLAVELIKE working and living conditions for the ‘pickers.’

    After all the noise and static by some good people the company agreed to raise the rate of each basket (or whatever). Now get this — the total whopping sum of one red cent, no you haven’t heard me wrong, one shinny copper(?) PENNY.

    “Big Deal, could they afford it? ( It might break the financial backs of those Corporations like I imagine the workers backs being in need of a good chiropractor. Such cruel and INSANE business policies or practicies! It’s almost unbelieveable! After all this deregulation — Capitalism with a big C has come back with a vengeance!

    Zygmunt Bauman is coming out with a book in April called MORAL BLINDNESS! ( I am going to get it to see what little gems contained within. Some of You may not like this post-modern Sociologist because he doesn’t exactly name names like Farrell does but psychologically he’s one of the BEST around. Maybe he doesn’t name names because he likes his 90+ years old years and his throat as well? And would probably like to live a couple more years longer, ha, ha! )

    I laugh at this Madness to prevent myself from going INSANE in such a sucky NORMAL WORLD!

    Now we have the very USEFUL term BREAKAWAY CIVILIZATION to replace or add to the term GLOBALIZATION that is speeding itself up each day — IT LIVES!

    I think we’re in for some deep shit coming at us up the pike! 1933 here we go – Ring-around-the-posie…!”
    ________________________________

    Just when you thought the Third World was over THERE! (in this case the laborers were I believe Haitian Guess Workers so I can hear some people saying No Sweat! It’s not us. It’s THEM!)

    A Country’s actions have a funny way of coming back to haunt them. As Mister Churchill stated —- “Chickens Coming Home to Roost!”

    First them, then over there and there too —- THEN YOU!

    Am I my Sister’s Keeper. Not really but there is some concern about everyone being entitled to some form of “Decent Life’ even though it doesn’t have to be the GLORIOUS CONSUMING LIFE?

    Funny how al this dreadful stuff posted on this web site works like an antibody- from going bonkers! ( even though there’s not much any of us peons can do about it, it at least will prevent us from willingly walk to the ovens even though the OVENS today will look like some HOLLYWOOD DREAM?

    1. I guess I am a naturally born – “doom and gloomer! I cant help it.

      I still say I DO (to what?) to other possibilities but if History and the 20th Century is any guide it doesn’t look too bright?

    2. …And then they come for you.
      So the moral of the story, is when they come for your neighbor, they’re coming for you. And it’s time to side with your neighbor. Then your neighbors down and all around the streets, side with you; because we have the strength in our numbers. They may have the illusion of power; but we are the reality, the real power is
      …the people.

  3. Should we be shocked Western society has always been based on slavery and drug addiction all legalized. I cheer for Hungary’s destruction of these seeds of death and destruction and to all other nations that reject these biological monstrous seeds.

  4. Also, they should research the financial and Nazi connections of the food industry, with its “Auschwitz Meal Plan,” I mean Codex Alimentarius, and related non-sense.

    I would like to see them do an analysis of the systemic changes in the medical establishment and the food industry they way that university group studied the interlocking control of the financial world which led them to the primary 47 corporations running the world.

    I’ll bet one could establish clear trends over time showing the influence of those working to eliminate the population.

    1. Robert,

      I think hell was raised or the Gates were Opened a long time ago?

      The other day I stumbled on to an interesting word or Concept called ‘Adiaphora.’ Naturally, my curiousity led me back to Quacka-a-Pedia and here’s a little of what they had to say about this intriguing word:

      adiaphoron (plural: adiaphora from Greek meaning ‘indifferent things’) is a concept of Stoic philosophy that indicates things outside of moral law — that is, actions that morality neither mandates nor forbids. In Christianity, adiaphora are matters not regarded as essential to faith, but nevertheless as permissible for Christians or allowed in church. What is considered adiaphora depends on the specific theology in view.”

      I found this concept interesting even though I also thought of it as the Roman Doctrine of ‘HOMO SACER?

      I guess those foreign workers I mentioned in my post and ‘others’ in foreign countries as mention in Farrell article fall under the category of Adiaphora?

      Come to think about it, I think if one doesn’t have a big enough Bank Book Balance or is no longer of any use to those who do also fall under this category in our great DIS – United States of America?

      That’s a lot of People!

      1. In my enthusiasm over participating in this wide-open forum called The Giza Death Star I forget to add or cite where I found that word adiaphora.

        It was on a web site called Histories of violence.com in an essay/video by a Henry A. Giroux called “War on Youth” or the use of violence against young people is a disturbing Index of a society in the midst of a deep moral and political crisis.”

        This Giroux guy is a pretty decent educator/sociologist given the state of things. (I wonder how far the University of Leeds is from Oxford?)

        1. One of my favorite books, Youth In A Suspect Society, by Henry A Giroux. In fact, I listen to him on the Stephen Lendman interviews. I’ve mentioned Lendman’s blog here several times. I just googled it. Pulled-up, in first place, an interview on Christmas day 2010!
          Great to see you & I are on the same page Paul
          (so-to-speak).

Comments are closed.