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 the law:
“'This law puts seeds into the hands of a few transnational companies,' said Ivan Santandreu, a member of Chile Sin Transgenicos (Chile without GMOs) on Radio Universidad de Chile. 'This measure does not contribute to the innovation and wellbeing of independent farmers at all. What it does is put food sovereignty at risk by making it dependent on big corporations.'" (Italics in the original)
What intrigues here is RT"s interpretation, its "take," on the move:
"Monsanto has been the target of mass protests recently over the safety of their genetically modified products. In spite of the fact the transnational maintains its products are all perfectly safe, serious doubts have been raised. The transnational has been trying to expand into Europe, but has been thwarted by bans on GMO products in France and Germany."
The "serious doubts," as we have detailed on this site, are serious enough to have raised the concerns of the French and German governments, and they are not alone in Europe. Hungary and Poland have issued limited bans, and more importantly, Russia, with its vast agricultural resources, does not appear eager to embrace the GMO habit.
The willingness of a major media outlet like RT to discuss or even present the issue of GMO protests should speak for itself. For some time, I have been maintaining and predicting that the GMO issue constitutes a geopolitical hot potato, one which, if the heavy-handed tactics employed by the agribusiness giants are not re-thought, could hand the BRICSA coalition a wedge issue to expand their influence in Latin America, long a North American fiefdom. For some time I've been maintaining and predicting that the BRICSA nations will eventually seek to expand their influence by marketing worldwide the heirloom seeds that the agribusiness giants, through their enormous influence over agricultural policy in North America, apparently seek to ban altogether. RT is treading where few, if any, of the major corporatized western media will tread.
The next real step for GMOs?
I rather suspect that GMO marijuana, complete with all the "approved additives", is already being stored in the warehouses of St Louis, ready for states to legalize the plant - yea, consider that one, legalizing a plant! - so that the agribusiness wonder-corporations of Duponzanto et al can swoop in, demand patents on their improved pot, and ban the growing of the real thing under various regulatory excuses. That's when the real fun will begin, because, of course, they will be bucking heads with various underground criminal organizations, and cutting into the drug-running profits of various intelligence agencies.
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“For some time I’ve been maintaining and predicting that the BRICSA nations will eventually seek to expand their influence by marketing worldwide the heirloom seeds that the agribusiness giants, through their enormous influence over agricultural policy in North America, apparently seek to ban altogether. ”
Interesting prediction for BRICSA, i’ll refer it as “BRICSA and post-Monsanto/back to heirloom seeds agriculture”. Such prediction has prompted me to think about another possibility, “BRICSA and post-‘post-Monsanto’ agriculture”, and this is why.
Despite their economic dependence on oil and gas, the Russians want to shift away from fossil fuels in accordance with their “modernisation programme”, and despite having limited arable land vs huge population, the Chinese want to have 300 million rural population move into cities by 2025 as part of the “urbanization progress”.
So i wonder how advanced agricultural science would facilitate their economic and social objectives and how the two countries can combine their respective expertises in this area to further advance the agenda of BRICSA and developing nations.
Plus, I would be personally very interested in learning more about “pyramid greenhouse+space seeds”, even how these agricultural techniques could be implemented into “space exploration” in the future.
http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/wave-goodbye-to-global-warming-gm-and-pesticides-29525621.html There still is in small pockets “good science”!
Thanks for the link russhillier.
Wave goodbye to those two buzzards.
Recently there has been a renewed stir in the media about GMO ‘Golden Rice’ that’s being touted as a ‘life saver’ for millions of impoverished children in Asia suffering from vitamin A deficiency (VAD) which can cause blindness. Opponents are being likened to hard-hearted child killers. There was a feature story in the August 24th NYT, full of sentiment and misinformation. Dr. Michael Hansen at Consumers Union has written an excellent response debunking proponent’s claims, exposing faulty research and misguided solutions. Millions of dollars have been spent over 15 years on failed research and GMO ‘Golden Rice’ is still not on the market. Meanwhile, simple dietary supplementation and food fortification have begun to reverse VAD. As Dr. Hansen concludes “The ultimate answer is to realize that VAD is a symptom of poverty – someone who is so poor they can only afford rice and virtually nothing else – and that rather than treat the symptom, one should treat the cause – poverty. Also, food diversification via sustainable agriculture and land reform are the longer-term answers …” GMO ‘Golden Rice’ is not the answer.
Read his response, ‘Golden rice myths’
There is a valuable lesson here for the African nations who are being set upon by the biotech vultures touting solutions that benefit only their bottom lines at the expense of the people and their food soverignty.
Your last paragraph sums it up.
Now part of my repertoire.
Apparently the US Dept. of Health and Human Services is the holder of patent #6630507, granted Oct. 7, 2003, for all forms of THC cannabinoids used as antioxidants and neuroprotectants, i.e. as [traditional] medicinal uses for many health conditions and diseases. There’s much promising research in relation to cancer prevention and cures. That’s cutting into Big Pharma’s territory … can’t allow that. A virtually free, natural cure for cancer would devastate the vast multi-billion dollar cancer industry … best to keep it classified as a controlled substance. I can imagine biotech getting in the game with developing/patenting a plant with more potent psychoactive THC that would be classified as a controlled hard drug and used by the criminals to keep their drug-running profits ongoing. Whether for health or recreational use, control is the name of the game.
A GMO pot that won’t prevent or cure cancer? Add the cancer industry as one more faction in favor of GMO pot.
On the face of it, it would seem the near future plans by the TSA to set up checkpoints at rock festivals and other hedonistic gatherings is just more creeping fascism but add into this mix the need for the government affiliated drug dealers to shut out competition from home grown gangsters and home grown drugs, and the checkpoints take on another dimension. But still under the umbrella of fascism as the government will still be in the service solely of corporate/intelligence drug peddlers and their deranging mind control narcotics.
off topic but could this be signs of factional infighting as the Syria chemical weapons story falls apart or is Putin retaliating against the Saudis after the alleged threats delivered to Russia by the Saudi intelligence chief:
GMO pot as the backing for a new currency? Could GMO pot be the roll out of the new soma? Are we talking about the soma dollar? I would envision the new soma drug experience so powerful it will deconstruct one’s ego, instill total detachment to mundane existence, give access to celestial realms and higher states of consciousness, and yet lower IQ, increase slothfulness and totally immobilize personal ambition. A DMT THC cross. The user content to bide his time in a passive state until his next drug experience– without powerful cravings to go out and get the experience using any means necessary. A couch potato who could provide quality food for alien psychic vampires and be the perfect docile citizen as well, all the while giving value to the banksters’ currency.
What else would GMO pot do? Possibly illuminate one’s skeleton so other partygoers could see it? Maybe x ray vision? Grow wings? Stir up the reptilian parts of the brain and make one think and act like a lizard? Give you munchies only for GMO food? Did Dr. Farrell have the munchies with his back to back food and marijuana blogs?
I think the roll out is going include urban renewal– the dilapidated cities of America becoming the GMO marijuana zones for each region. The New Amsterdams. Similar to the selective casino industry.
last thought, maybe GMO marijuana will be the only way to make current and future pop music palatable. Or is GMO pot and pop music a one two punch to devolve the species?
Hi Frankie – Imagine this: medical marijuana advocates might adopt a catchy motto (and birth a new meme) to advance their cause – “Toke for the Cure” – to replace the cancer industry’s overworked Race for the Cure slogan … would make a good bumper sticker 😉
Re your last thought … current ‘pop’ music cannot be made palatable because it is toxic, intentionally destructive to the psyche. Stick with the classics!
Lets face it who are these guys but dope peddlers in Brooks Brothers, Fuller, Joseph E. Banks, Si Sims suits. They will do what the did with Coco leaves, Opium and Alcohol to Marijuana turn it into a killer drug. Their merchants of death there a interview with Norman Cousins on his book of 1987 The Pathology of Power: The Forgotten History of the Munition Industry on Open Minds via the website http://www.brasstacks.com more timely now in view of what’s happening in Syria These are Lord Dooms from Conan the Barbarian.
Correction the website address is http://www.brasschecktv.com/08/29/13
This one works: http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/war-is-a-racket-1/the-pathology-of-power.html
Thanks Marcos, his message is even more relevant today. War is a bigger racket than ever, more players, engaged in self-preservation by “fleecing of the American people in the name of security.” Somehow we have to get off this destructive treadmill. Hopefully some will be shifted into more positive technologies in the new ‘breakaway’ economy.
Yes Doc, it all fits into the grand scheme, to alter human DNA.
“Pot Control !”
“Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Pot legalized!” Shouts a newsboy from a Wall St. corner.
Onward and Upward!
Once again the Dr. Farrell’s thinking is ahead of the curve. No sooner does a “market” arise, than it will be usurped, by the transnationals.