One of the more outspoken and courageous challengers and researchers to the myth of the safety of GMOs has been Mr. Jon Rappaport, whose "No More Fake News" column often runs articles on the issue. I ran across this article (and actually, several readers here did too, who also sent it to me...so my thanks once again folks), and it just had to make the "final cut" in this weeks' "blogging day", for there's are three phrases in the second paragraph of this article that caught my eye almost immediately. See if you can guess which ones:
Not One Case of Harm from GMOs
The three phrases that leaped out at me in the second paragraph are these:
"QUOTE ONE: “This compilation is a sample of the scientific references including over 1200 studies, surveys, and analyses that suggest various adverse impacts and potential adverse impacts of genetically engineered (GE/GMO) crops, foods and related pesticides. This list contains references regarding health impacts, environmental impacts, including impact of non-target organisms (NTOs), resistance of target organisms, genetic drift and drift of pesticides, horizontal gene transfer, unintended effects, as well as references regarding yields, social impact, ethics, economics and regulations. In most cases, links are provided to the abstracts for the references.” (See gmofreeusa.org, “GMO Science,” for the list of 1237 specific references.) [Emphasis added]
As Mr. Rappaport makes clear, Ms. Glover's statements are simply not true. And before we ponder the implications of the three italicized phrases above, let's consider the implications of Ms. Glover's remarks, for either they are made in ignorance of these or similar studies, and are hence made by someone incompetent to fill the position she fills, or they are made in knowledge of these or similar types of studies, and are hence deliberate dissembling, and a breech of the trust her office. Either way, the implications are not very good, but they are symptomatic of the sort of corruption that now is the established norm in western "democracies", which increasingly appear as nothing but fronts or shills for corporate interests. The people be damned.
But the three phrases are arresting, for regular readers here will recall that just yesterday I blogged about Russia's consideration of a full moratorium on GMOs, and its tacit consideration of entering the global agriculture market as a purveyor of non-GMO seeds and crops(a move which I have been predicting would emerge from one of the BRICSA nations eventually). Again, I also recently blogged about a recent scientific study that indicates that GMO gene sequences are entering human bloodstreams by "an unknown mechanism," similar to speculations my co-author Dr. Scott D de Hart and I entertained when we were researching and writing Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas.
In a recent blog I even speculated (in my usual high octane fashion) about the horrifying possibility that maybe that "unknown mechanism" was entirely known by certain groups, entities, or individuals within the American military-industrial complex, and that GMOs were given a "green light" for precisely that reason: i.e., as a vehicle for the covert modification of humanity.
But the studies Mr. Rappaport references, while not dealing with "unknown mechanisms" and considerably more down to earth and prosaic, are equally horrifying in their potentiality; ponder those phrases - , genetic drift and drift of pesticides, horizontal gene transfer - carefully and those potentialities become immediately evident.
It's when those potentialities are contemplated within the context of the Russian moves toward a moratorium that I blogged about yesterday that the larger picture of western agribusiness giants like Duponzanto and Mon(ster)santo becomes gloomier, and the geopolitical and economic stakes become even higher, for it means nothing less than that a major world power - Russia - is positioning itself to be the spokesman for those groups and concerns within western nations themselves that their own corrupt and corporatized governments are no longer willing or able to heed; and Russia is doing so ably and deftly. And that leads to even wider scenarios and implications...
...scenarios and implications that can be summed up in the words "Two can play the covert operations game." Whether Russia chooses to play that game or not is, really, at this juncture, immaterial, for it is apparent from the article that appeared in RT concerning the GMO moratorium that it is considering playing the game of "alternative to corrupted food supply." And that's significant enough.
See you on the...
...oh... and before I forget. There's now more evidence connecting "Roundup" with chronic fatal kidney disease. Granted, it's not directly related to GMOs, but it does involve a certain "we couldn't care less about humanity the bottom line is our profits" corporation that has become synonymous with the heavy-handed and corrupt practices of mercantilism associated with GMOs" :
Roundup Weedkiller Linked to Global Epidemic of Fatal Kidney Disease
...See you on the flip side...
The winners of the 10th All-Russian “Energy of Youth” Contest, which aims to promote research done by young Russian citizens in the field of energy were awarded during a ceremony in Moscow on 12 December 2013….
Awarded Research: Development of the genetically modified fast growing wood plants aimed at the derivation of renewable materials for biofuel in Siberia and Russian Far East…..
When I read this for a first time, my first thought was in light of your news, JP: …. Will they ban their own product? 🙂
A few more bits of information here: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=sr&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.b92.net%2Fbiz%2Fvesti%2Fsvet.php%3Fyyyy%3D2014%26mm%3D01%26dd%3D10%26nav_id%3D798638
I just saw I’ve already published this on the previous GMO thread, for which it was actually intended.
Just a “spooky” note.
On my yahoo news(meant for mass consumption) a story/Giant virus resurrected from permafrost after 30,000 years. The virus infects only single-celled organisms…as climates warm and explorations expand…humans could release ancient or eradicated viruses…could include Neanderthal viruses or even smallpox that have lain dormant in ice for thousands of years.
Is this a balloon being floated?
or another fear tactic? …or like in Ridley Scotts Prometheus, the virus killed the space cowboys….who created it.
So maybe the genetic modification is improved kidney function to combat the Round Up? Maybe every genetic modification is a band aid for a pesticide or some other toxic screw up they have inadvertently poisoned us with through their corporate greed. Don’t pigs have really good kidneys? Why not sneak more pig genes into our system? Did anyone ever notice that anytime it rains torrentially during a music festival or some other large outdoor social event, the crowd inevitably takes it upon themselves to wallow in the mud. I’ve seen this time and time again. Go watch the Woodstock movie. Humans love mud, just like pigs.
If I were the head of a large US agribusiness, and when I wasn’t worshiping Satan or sucking the blood out of some child, I would consider a merger with the Walt Disney Corporation. I would then market all my GMO crap and pesticides under the Disney name. This ruse should buy some more time and allow the science experiment to continue for a while longer. I would also call my friends at DARPA and have them release a plague of nano-locusts on Russia and destroy their entire food supply. Then I would have the CIA unleash a plague of boils on the Ukraine by blowing up their old Soviet era pesticide repositories and nuclear waste facilities. I would continue this until the Ukrainians finally acquiesced and joined the international fellowship of Round Up Ready nations who also use Goldman Sachs for their financial planning. I would then sit down for dinner and dine on cuisine grown safely on another planet. later I would turn on my tv and laugh hysterically at all the people turned into unhealthy, imbeciles by GMO food– smugly taking note at how gleefully these buffoons enjoy wallowing in their lower animal chakras while I and my companions prepare to become immortal gods once the cuneiforms are uncovered which show us how to remove our debilitating pig genes.
Poor homo porcus. We are doomed.
F.C. I hope you’re keeping your entries at GDS for posterity. Right about now my laptop smells like Cabernet and the rest is spewed across the room.
Most of us are considered useless eaters so this is a final solution to our overlords problems. When have these folks made a distinction between what they considered vermin whether they crawl or walked on two feet. We either make a zillion dollars for them or we get eliminated GMOs, herbicides, pesticides, poison,war are only a means to most of us ends.
It’s the math, folks. GMO opponents and critics just need some remedial math. According to Penn State researchers, “Math anxiety factors into understanding genetically modified food messages”. People who feel intimidated by math may be less able to understand messages about genetically modified foods …
Gee, how did you land on this little gem? Did Roxanne Parrott really deliver this bit of research with a straight face? Most messages about GMOs don’t involve more than a cursory mention of math. I think in the case she’s using her last name as a verb.
Another guinea pig(cannon fodder known as citizens) experiment –
perhaps, as planned?
its called “plan it” earth after-all.
round up, lowers sperm count…..it is a (human) weed killer, lol.
Glad you snuck in the mention of Roundup at the tail end as I was about to do so myself.The chickens are coming home to roost on this harmless-to-humans-says-Monsanto chemical also.