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COMPETITION FOR MON(STER)SANTO’S GMOS?

Every so often one has to pause and reflect on those curious ironies, and this is one of those times. There's an interesting article that a regular here, Ms. P.H., shared with me, and it's worth passing on, since I have commented numerous times on this site about the lack of common sense that was displayed concerning the development of genetically modified crops, and the tactics by which they have been promoted by Mon(ster)santo and other "agribusiness" companies. Indeed, as most readers here are aware, these companies would often send out corporate spies - royalty enforcement police really - to spy out farmers' fields that were growing a plant or two of their genetically modified crops, and sue said farmers for unpaid license and royalty fees. It didn't matter whether said farmers protested that their GMO crops were carried into their fields by natural means or not.

Over the course of occasionally following the GMO story, I have also suggested that the growing unpopularity of GMOs would present the BRICSA nations with a golden opportunity: make non-GMO seeds available to third world and second world farmers and go toe-to-toe in competition with the American agribusiness giants and their unscrupulous and immoral practices. More recently, I also have pointed out the tilt of Israel toward the BRICSA nations.

Now, with all that context in mind, there comes this:

Home Business Israeli agritech firm boosts crop yields without genetic modification

Note the central core issue here:

"The future of growing sturdier, sustainable crops for an increasingly hungry world is represented in their rice fields. Most plants evolve via a process called genome doubling, where over time, two species become one with a single genome comprising the strongest features of each parents. The weakest genes fall way and the result is a plant with more robust genetic characteristics.

"But in nature this duplication takes thousands of years.

"Kaiima's CEO, Doron Gal says his company has been able to accelerate the process and apply it to agriculture."

In other words, the Kaiima company has allegedly found a method to speed up the normal evolutionary processes at work in agronomical methods of increasing specific characteristics in plants. This is not the same as the genetic modifications - if true - that is being practised and utilized in the creation of GMO crops, and if true, promises to be a technology well worth watching. After all, and this is the irony, how could most GMO crops, in the spirit of things, be considered kosher?

But the article raises also some unanswered questions. "Kaiima," it states,  "has raised more than $65 million dollars from international investors for its research." The question is, do any of those dollars come from the American agribusiness giants? Will they have access to this technology? And if so, will they allow it into the open, or will they suppress it as a direct competitor to their own?

For this reason too, folks, this is a story to watch.

See you on the flip side...

9 thoughts on “COMPETITION FOR MON(STER)SANTO’S GMOS?”

  1. I think it’s understandable that the controllers of Israel would want their populace to be as healthy as possible so the folk of Israel will blindly accept their controllers’ agenda, not realising that innocent Jews are being set up for another holocaust if the present political system isn’t ditched ; sort of like fattening up a turkey before the Thanksgiving slaughter-

    be well all-

    Larry in Germany

  2. Confuciun says :

    Ah she man shu goa hui ta tai kuang hao eh pan lia ben pian shu bahn zai she bu pan kyang pan chun zhung kyang zhung chun chun nao ming ta kuang tai she shen kuang sheng zai cheng dai xiao wo ih zhi bu ta ben zhi ren zai zen de ta kuang za zen tai kuang tien chien si dai si chi chi hai ja she ta bu ta fo di qing tien chi zhi zai hai ja kyang

  3. Puts meaning in the bartender’s question,
    “What’s your poison?”
    Not only is it in yourfood, your drink, the air you breath, the cell phone you listen to, the lcd screen your watch, the communication medium[tv, magazines, radio, ect.], ect., ect.
    The poisonous culture has become endemic, it has done so effortlessly. One has to work so hard just to avoid these traps; that stress itself, soon becomes another trap.
    Is it Shakespearean, this practiced web of deceit, spun out of our cousin’s seeds, so long ago?
    As the sayin goes” Just Asking.

  4. I watch the whole GMO travesty with detached horror, as I’ve gone primal (no cereal grains at all, and no sugars either). I haven’t entered a bakery in 2+ years, and I[‘d highly recommend this lifestyle change (it’s not a diet, because you eat very well, thank you) to one and all.

    Cereals, particularly wheat, can and do cause a horrific bouquet of modern ailments, from hypertension to obesity to type 2 diabetes, IBS, inflammation, etc.

    So just get rid of them and eat fresh, non-processed food. It’s a liberation–and wonderful for your waistline and sleeping patterns.

  5. Definitely a story to watch, but I’m with Jon.

    Do those Kaiima scientists really know all the ramifications of their tinkering? How many generations of plants will they test before their seeds go to market, and what will these tests consist of?

    The company’s founder started out trying to produce biofuel, which is where he got the idea for the process his company now uses to grow food! See article at http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000636435&fid=1725. The company has certainly attracted US investors.

    And let’s not forget that the Elite Playbook includes the useful ploy of re-packaging an idea – which GMOs could certainly use – and this is an Israeli company we’re taking about. Unwary Europeans might not find altered food suspect if it comes from Israel and not the US.

  6. Even grains modified by “normal” methods of hybridization have been called into question, specifically for the modification of the types and amounts of protein.

    The current short-stemmed, high protein wheat, for example, is strongly implicated in gluten sensitivity, obesity and diabetes.

    Of course, proprer preparation of grains by soaking, sprouting, or fermenting negates many of the dangers of such “regular” grains.

    The article makes it sound good, but I would be suspicious. They said the same kind of things about “golden rice.”

    Corporate science always invokes the “save the children and the hungry” meme to promote such products.

  7. There is no real business in the West there never was. It’s all been a disguise capitalism is only a word for them their true face is selling addiction in all it’s forms. Poisoners is what they are just another way to enslave every living thing on this planet. I pray that Kaiima will be on it’s guard and will vent these investors to see if they can be trusted the fate of the biosphere maybe in their hands. Thanks for the posting JPF and may Kaiima succeed in their work the fate of the world could be in their hands.

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