GMOs

GMOs VS BRICS: AN UPDATE

January 17, 2014 By Joseph P. Farrell

One of the stories I've tried to stay abreast of here is the growing geopolitical implication of GMOs and the backlash against them, and the geopolitical implication of that backlash. As Dr. Scott deHart and I pointed out in Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas, and as other researchers have also observed (notably F. William Engdahl), the genesis of GMOs has its origins in studies undertaken and sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and other business interests during the 1950s, studies that had as a goal the corporatizing, and hence control of, the world's food supply.

In short, GMOs can be patented, and royalties charged for them. Heirloom seeds, while they can be sold, cannot be patented and hence controlled.

But with the growing worldwide scrutiny and oppositions to GMOs, from India to Europe and Russia, I have made the prediction that one will eventually see the BRICSA nations making anti-GMO attitudes and policies part of their geopolitical agenda, to the point that they were eventually enter direct competition against the USA and its big agribusiness companies like Mon(ster)santo by selling heirloom seeds on the world market, and eventually, they will attempt to do so in the American market itself.

In that context, I blogged recently about the Chinese government rejecting a a shipment of American GMO corn because it did not meet Chinese regulatory standards.

Now, it seems, there is more going on than meets the eye within the BRICSA group, especially regarding agriculture:

China Rejects US Corn as First Shipment Arrives from The Ukraine

Note this paragraph:

"Genetically modified corn and corn-derived products totaling 601,000 metric tons were rejected in 2013, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today, citing the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. A Panamax-sized shipment of non-genetically modified corn from Ukraine entered the country on Dec. 6, according to a statement dated Dec. 25 on the website of state-owned China National Complete Engineering Corp."

And this one:

"China continued to reject corn cargoes from the U.S. that contained an unapproved genetically modified variety while accepting a first bulk-carrier shipment of the grain from Ukraine."

And finally, this one:

"Ukraine may export 18 million tons of corn in 2013-2014, tying it with Argentina as the third-biggest supplier behind the U.S. and Brazil, the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast in December."

There is, I suggest, a subtext here, that is carefully hidden in these three paragraphs, namely, that the BRICSA nations are now taking direct aim at GMO modifications specific to American agricultural products.

And that in turn suggests that we may be a significant step closer to that all-out direct geopolitical confrontation via the GMO-vs-heirloom seed issue between the BRICSA nations and the scientifically corrupted culture of American agribusiness. Intriguingly, this move comes via a country not directly a part of the BRICSA bloc - The Ukraine - but it is important that the Ukraine is predictably falling increasingly back under the orbit of Moscow, and this, one may possibly view this action as being that of a representative of Moscow.

So what might one expect as the next move from the BRICSA bloc in this regard?

I suspect that the next moves will be twofold: first, the increase of such bilateral agreements between China and other BRICSA nations - India - to bypass American GMO exports. This, I suspect, will be accompanied by increasing pressures against GMOs from Argentina (the big test laboratory for big "agribusiness" that gutted Argentina's once prosperous family ranch and farm business), to Brazil. With Chinese, Indian, and Russian backing, these nations, already fed up with the strong arm tactics and internet snooping of the USA, will be able to mount a more concerted effort. Secondly, and more importantly, I suspect the BRICSA nations will increasingly step up public propaganda efforts against big American GMO corporations and the corrupted scientific practices they have sponsored.

But make no mistake about it: China's turn from American to Ukrainian agriculture is a huge step. And it is only the first of many.

See you on the flip side.