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RUSSIA: MON(STER)SANTO MUST BE STOPPED: PART TWO

Yesterday I blogged about the following article concerning Russia's growing opposition to out-of-control American GMO companies like Mon(ster)santo:

RUSSIA Suggests that WAR May Be Necessary To Stop MONSANTO

Notably, the article itself is not nearly as sensational as the headline. The article does not mention a threat from Russia, but rather, a warning that the consequence of continued denial of the relationship of the collapse of bee colonies to GMO use would lead to a world war.  As I noted yesterday, the image of hydrogen bombs raining down on Mon(ster)santo's headquarters is not in play.

But what the warning does do is that it has confirmed my suspicions: GMOs have become a geopolitical issue, and Russia intends to make it so, and to lead the charge. So what kind of "world war" is the Kremlin warning about? I rather suspect that it will be a "soft" war, a war of sponsored conferences, high profile Russian television coverage, and, eventually, a direct intervention in those markets that have been victims of American agribusiness "practices" by the sale of heirloom seeds, and bees.

And this, I predict, will be accompanied by something else: a growing and targeted boycott of American goods. Like Bolivia, which has threatened to close the U.S. Embassy there over American pressures on European countries not to allow the Bolivian president's airplane to enter their airspace over fears he was transporting Ed Snowden, we can expect a growing movement to shun American firms and trade missions.  As the above article notes, Mr. Putin kept Secretary "John reporting for duty Skull and Bones Kerry" waiting for three hours before receiving him:

"According to these minutes, released in the Kremlin today by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (MNRE), Putin was so incensed over the Obama regimes refusal to discuss this grave matter that he refused for three hours to even meet with Kerry, who had traveled to Moscow on a scheduled diplomatic mission, but then relented so as to not cause an even greater rift between these two nations."

Make no mistake: this wasn't Mr. Putin "having a snit" or a "fit of temper." This was calculation, a deliberate snubbing and shunning, and as long as the bought-and-paid-for US Government turns a blind eye to GMO concerns, and to force them on other nations through a variety of mercantilist "Mon(ster)santo Protection Acts," this snubbing is going to increase.

And on this one, I for one, agree with the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and Mr. Putin. I look for the following things, among others, to happen:

  1. A spreading movement against GMOs, sponsored at various levels of non-official involvement, by Russia and the other BRICS nations, which will include
  2. Sponsorship of conferences
  3. Grain exchanges
  4. regulation recommendations
  5. subsidies to farmer using non-USA originated seeds.

See you on the flip side.

18 thoughts on “RUSSIA: MON(STER)SANTO MUST BE STOPPED: PART TWO”

  1. I think you’re on the right track about Russia leading the march away from the biotech bullies and the governments that pander to their immoral practices. Russia has remained GMO free, and it will soon join the WTO. In anticipation, the government is developing programs to help farmers enter the global organic market with high quality products, with an emphasis on eco-friendly practices. The agriculture ministry is planning to increase production in the Caucasus region by 45% by 2020 and provide international investment opportunities. Russia’s agricultural potential is so vast it can supply China as well as Europe. Ideally it can be a patron of Africa’s emerging agriculture markets which under the G8 are being greedily sought for exploitation by multinationals who are looking only for quick and dirty profits. Tiny Bhutan has set the standard by becoming the world’s first country to practice 100% organic, sustainable farming. I hope Russia will be next and in so doing, rescue the planet from death by GMOs.

    For those interested in more information:
    Ministry of Agriculture update: http://government.ru/en/news/68

    Russia wants to feed Europe with organic food
    http://english.pravda.ru/russia/economics/29-11-2012/122976-organic_food-0/

    Bonus: Hubris deserving of the ridicule received:
    Monsanto man gets World Food Prize
    http://blog.ucsusa.org/the-world-food-prize-sells-out-to-monsanto-163

    1. If Russia really starts to encroach on Big Ag’s foreign and domestic market, I think we may really have to prepare for Big Ag released pestilence to wipe out the non GMO crops. Mother nature offering more plausible deniability in one more theater of WWIII. You start to wonder where some of these insects that seemed to offer no contribution to the ecosystem like certain flies got their start? Was this crop infestation war waged long, long ago? Did not Yahweh wage this war against the Egyptians on behalf of Moses and his Hebrew throng? When I look at the tortured countenance of a cow caked with flies in the summer heat, I have to assume it was some ancient act of warfare. I can not come up with any natural reason why nature would stoop so low. It has to be the result of the fiendish hand of man. The callous and degenerate urban dwellers waging war on the virtuous cattle grazers who live outside the city walls?

      If someone can explain the beneficial role of flies and misquitos, I would appreciate the education.

      i was also wondering if the Russians had anything to do with the recent leak regarding Monsantos’ GMO wheat fields in the pacific northwest? Considering Russia/Ukraine are the world’s second largest wheat producer, it would certainly be in their financial interest to damage their US competition.

  2. Not so sure about that. I have a cousin who runs a large sheep and wheat farm. He told me years ago that he was usung SOME GMO wheat seeds.

    Also i believe SA is the only state that is GMO free.

    Also, I remember discussing GMOs with a farmer who was growing organic food in an area where I used to farm. He was battling to keep his produce pure.

    I have also noted that Aldi does not allow GMO foods in thei store. I had contacted the HO so take that to be the truth.

    I do agree with you though that a lot of farmers are wary of GMO products, so hopefully we won’t be totally invaded by these monstrous “transfoods”. also, we have a lot less bees now than we used to have and although there could be other reasons, drought included, I do wonder if GMOs are a cause.

    1. Sorry. This was meant to follow DownunderET’s post, where he didn’t believe food was contaminated in Australia – as per an SBS article.

      1. I’m of the belief that although we do have GMO’s here they’re far more limited in scope to that of the USA and their regulation is far tighter.

        On the subject of Bees, I saw quite a number of them buzzing around my property earlier today in the sunshine. Any other time I would have gone for the Mortein (lol) but no today. Today I just sat there watching them strutt their stuff in awe of their majesty! Never again do I intend to harm a Bee!!

  3. There is a tree / plant called Moringa Olifera.. It has been used in Africa and othe parts of the 3rd world to stave off the effects of malnutrition. If you live along the I-10 corridor you can grow it outside. Anywhere else and you need to hot house it.. It’s one of the latest greatest health food crazes and is a staple of Ayurvedic medicine.. It can grow up to 15 ft. in one year. I’ve been battling heat and cold extremes in the N. Sonoran desert.. However, has all the vitamin E, A and C you’ll ever need… Do a “Start Page” search on it and see for yourselves. However, if you throw some fresh leaves in a salad or smoothie couple three times a week. You will notice a difference.. Growing your own is a huge primary trend.. You cannot trust what is coming from the grocery store anymore. Nor can you trust what they are feeding livestock these days.. If you are growing a victory garden this stuff is a must..

    1. Aridzonan_13 thanks for that tip about Moringa oleifera. I hadn’t heard about this amazing multi-purpose plant, the ‘craze’ hasn’t gotten here yet. It would certainly thrive in my area. There’s an excellent review on the Trees for Life Journal website … the author refers to it as “a nutritional and medicinal cornucopia”. And it has antibiotic potential. Considering how widespread its propagation and use I doubt biotech pirates could patent it, like what was attempted and failed in India with the neem tree.
      http://www.tfljournal.org/article.php/20051201124931586

      Nature furnishes so much of what we need for our good health that we could get rid of big pharma and biotech, but we are losing the folklore, the knowledge … as we become more ‘edumicated’ and buy the lie that modern ‘science’ knows better than traditional, time-tested wisdom. People in ‘less developed’ countries are better off in many respects!

      Agreed, nothing like having access to homegrown or farm fresh food. Fortunately in our area there are multiple farmers markets, the city supports sustainable urban agriculture, home and community gardens, composting, rainwater collecting, etc.

      BTW, Startpage aka Ixquick is also my search engine of choice and I like how you have substituted it for that other too commonly used one that records everything you search. Best of health to you and all!

      1. “I hadn’t heard about this amazing multi-purpose plant, the ‘craze’ hasn’t gotten here yet. It would certainly thrive in my area”- right-

        until I get an answer about where the hell the N. Sonoran desert is located will I take Arid- whatever’s posting seriously

          1. hey, Margaret, many thanks for your reply- greatly appreciated- you’re just so helpful 🙂

            will check out your link although I think might’ve already been there (but was just unaware of the name)-

            I’m not familiar with the Phoenix area but very much with Tucson (even closer to the Mexican border) when my Tucson friends took me to the desert museum (waaay out in the boonies- took forever to get there- direction of Phoenix?- I don’t know- wasn’t driving)-

            one jokingly says “but it’s a dry heat”; so is a convenction oven-

            but anyway thanks for tthe link- please take care-

            Larry

  4. Just got this off the SBS web site….

    “In Australia, there are currently no approved GM fresh foods, such as fruit and vegetables”.

    The article goes on to say that only cotton and canola are the only approved items were GMO’ have been used. I wonder how long it will take the Monster/santo lobbyists to work there magic on the oz farming community. Saying that, ozzie farmers are a pretty dedicated lot, and I don’t think they will ever take the bait.

    1. Not so sure about that. I have a cousin who runs a large sheep and wheat farm. He told me years ago that he was usung SOME GMO wheat seeds.

      Also i believe SA is the only state that is GMO free.

      Also, I remember discussing GMOs with a farmer who was growing organic food in an area where I used to farm. He was battling to keep his produce pure.

      I have also noted that Aldi does not allow GMO foods in thei store. I had contacted the HO so take that to be the truth.

      I do agree with you though that a lot of farmers are wary of GMO products, so hopefully we won’t be totally invaded by these monstrous “transfoods”. also, we have a lot less bees now than we used to have and although there could be other reasons, drought included, I do wonder if GMOs are a cause.

  5. This won’t be first time Russia will have been a blessing to mankind. During the siege of Leningrad now under it’s original name Saint Petersburg Soviet agronomist starve to death to save critical heirloom seeds which were used to save the people of Ethiopia and other parts of the world from famine. We the world are with you Putin.

    1. Marcos, I hope this is the destiny of Russia in our time. If anyone can stand up to Mon[ster]santo and the biotech bullies, it’s Putin.
      It’s interesting that you mention the heirloom seeds collection. I recently learned about Russian botanist/geneticist Nikolai Vavilov from an article a friend sent me. He had a ‘vision’ in 1926 in Abyssinia (Ethiopia) which inspired him to begin his worldwide seed collecting. While trying to cure world hunger due to famine, he and the seed bank’s caretakers would not sacrifice the seed to save themselves. They died of starvation in one of Stalin’s prison camps. The article also says that the thousands of seeds, roots and fruits in the world’s largest seed bank were seized by one of Hitler’s commando units. What happened to it after that I don’t know. Perhaps Hitler, even before Mon[ster]santo, had visions of controlling the world’s food supply. Here is the article:
      http://rogerdhansen.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/russian-botanist-kikolay-vavilov/ .
      There is also a wiki page for him and some of the details about the fate of the Nazi seized seeds differ.

  6. There are already covert wars going on below the public radar. Those in the know can see their tell-tale sign. Still, other sign, fly way below the radar in matters are reading the signs. Dr. farrel is very adept at this, as in the gold cerificates.
    The GMOs represent a battle that is going to be brough front and center to the public in this covert warfare. It is an issue that the world at large can identify with. Even though Satan is renown for being hidden in plain sight, as well as being persuative beyond belief, on this issue; in term of exposure, Mon Satan is toast.

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