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THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: CHINA BOWS TO PUBLIC OPINION: A STEP CLOSER TO GMO ...

Ms.M.W. shared an important article, that may be another indicator that GMOs are poised to become a geopolitical issue:

China cites public opinion in GMO soybean approval delay -sources

Note the important paragraphs here:

"It is the first time that China's Ministry of Agriculture, has cited public opinion as a reason for delaying approval of a GMO crop, the sources said.

"The decision could fuel wider agribusiness concerns over an increasingly tough environment for GMO crops in China.

"'Previously if the MoA decided not to approve a new product, it would be because of not enough data,' said an executive with an industry association, who did not want to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue.

"'But this year, the reason is because they are considering social acceptance problems.'"

I remain highly skeptical that public opinion counts for much of anything in the policy-making levels of the Communist People's Republic of China. So what's really going on?

Regular readers here know that for some time I've been predicting that GMOs would gradually be transformed into a geopolitical issue by the BRICSA bloc of nations, and that eventually, they would seek to position themselves as exporters of "natural" or "heirloom" seeds to the growing opposition to GMOs in the west, and hence, challenging the Western "agribusiness" giants whose chokehold on agriculture in the West has been via a variety of weak regulatory agencies, the strict application of American standards of patent law, and so on.

Already we've seen some significant stories, that would seem to indicate that this strategy may be gradually unfolding before our eyes. Russia has already sounded several warnings about GMOs, with some in its state Duma proposing a total moratorium on the products, as a real intergenerational scientific study was undertaken to determine their long-term effects on crop yields and environmental/eco-system impacts. More recently, Argentina has released a five year study documenting a doubling of cancer rates in regions where GMO crops are cultivated. And we've seen China take steps to ban this or that specific product, but usually, as the Reuters article indicates, because of a lack of data.

This "lack of data" is of course an interesting comment in and of itself, for what China has really been saying is that the data provided by what are essentially corrupted scientific studies in the West "just don't cut it."

But now, China is saying something very different: its rejection of GMOs is because of "public opinion," and that means, in a nutshell, that the market-watching Chinese are looking at the international markets and the growing GMO opposition around the world.

And that means, in turn, that the GMO issue has taken another significant step to becoming the international geopolitical issue - easily exploitable by the BRICSA bloc - that I have been proposing it would become.

NOW...all that being said... let's look at another possibility, for some in that country seem to be calling for a media blitz in favor of the GMO:

China launches media campaign to back genetically modified crops

What might this signal? For one thing, the possibility that there are factions within China, each contending, one for integration within a western financial system - of which GMOs play a crucial roll - and one against(recalling our recent blog about the possibility that Chinese military exercises might have been disguising counter-coup activity). It might, equally, signal the triumph of one party over another, or the possibility that some external pressure has been applied.

Two steps forward, one step back... this is one to watch folks, for with the largest single population of any nation on earth, where China goes, the BRICSA bloc will be hard pressed not to follow. And if that's the case, my model of GMO geopolitics must be thrown into the trash bin.

See you on the flip side.

10 thoughts on “ THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: CHINA BOWS TO PUBLIC OPINION: A STEP CLOSER TO GMO ...”

  1. @
    “NOW…all that being said… let’s look at another possibility, for some in that country seem to be calling for a media blitz in favor of the GMO: China launches media campaign to back genetically modified crops

    What might this signal? For one thing, the possibility that there are factions within China, each contending, one for integration within a western financial system – of which GMOs play a crucial roll…”

    I agree, as i have said before the infiltration by foreign-interests go as far back as the Qing dynasty, when the Jesuits became the honored guests in the Manchu court, which could be related to an “insider” intel regarding former Chinese president Hu jintao in which he “asked for the list of Chinese officials from the Americans”.

    Recent ‘Cobra’ updates also mentioned the Jesuit infiltration of China started in the 16th century, that they still have many influence in the country and are trying to hijack the Yuan and BRICS financial plans.

    That being said, i just want to add another dimension to this, is if the BRICS are going to challenge GMO agri-products on the international market, they don’t necessarily need to use “heirloom seeds” in order to achieve such objective, for if they could create their own “GMO” agri-products which don’t use harmful pesticide and herbicide, “GMO” technique which could indeed increase productivity without doing any damage to the environment and to humans, then “good GMO” may actually be an even more “effective” counter-measure against “Monsanto GMOs”.

    Although, it’s only speculation and with only circumstantial ‘evidence’, but what i find a little suspicious is the involvment of “Green-peace” in all this anti-GMO movement and how the organization may have influenced the current popular “anti-GMO” hype in China, because if one look at certain things done by this organization, for instance, early clash between Green-Peace activists with Russian authority in the Arctic, or the 2009 UN Climate Change summit in Copenhagen during which “Green-peace China” acted as sort of “mouthpiece” for “global warming agenda”, bottom line is this organization seem to serve “Western” interests rather than Russian or Chinese ones.

    That leaves one to the question, how does “anti-GMO” movement in China may actually help “Monsanto GMO” if “Green-Peace” actually serves the interests of the “West”?

    That’s where the hypothetical “good GMO” scenario may apply, but its more than hypothetical, as i’ve mentioned before the “father of hybrid rice”, professor Yuan Longping has been trying to develop his own “GMO rice”, one that theoretically could increase productivity, given his ‘hybrid rice’ species have already been introduced to other countries, since he has made suggestions to the Chinese government to set up agricultural companies to facilitate the introduction of his hybrid rice to the international market.
    If researchers like him could increase agricultural productivity by utilizing “GMO” technique, it could prove to be something equally if not even more challenging to Monsanto GMO products.

    If that’s the case, “anti-GMO” may not necessarily mean “anti-foreign interests”, while “pro-GMO” may not necessarily mean “pro-forein interests”.

    1. @”In comments from a speech made months ago but only published this week, Chinese president Xi Jinping urged the industry to be bold in competition with foreign GMO developers.”

      This is another big indicator for me, that the “Chinese GMO” could be totally different from “Monsanto GMO”.

      Xi jinping is definitely not a “Shanghai banker”, if he backs the native development of GMO technique, then its something else.

      During his recent visit to India, the two countries agreed to cooperate on “food security”.. it will be interesting to see what kind of “food security” they were talking about, and how the GMO situation in both countries may factor into it.

  2. Coverage. They need coverage so they don’t appear anti-trade and get WTO’d or import duties put on their exports. I agree that the rulers of China care zero about “the people’s concerns” but it is nice coverage.

    Now if you don’t allow USA or other GMO producing countries access to your market then that opens a huge market for Argentina, BRICSA and most importantly European farmers. This is a very nice wedge to drive between the USA(SSR) and the EU(SSR).

    1. Natural or organic soy is technically really good for you. It has the most essential amino acids .. it’s a shame they purposely chose it to be the most GM’d.

      1. I have became a vegetarian for four years, i get my protein needs mainly from soy products now.

        Without eating meat, one of the obvious ‘change’ is i don’t get any ulcers in my mouth anymore.

        Before i became a vegetarian if i bite myself while eating the wound would grow into an ulcer that usually take days even a week to heal, now it only takes less than two days to heal.

  3. Greed is the ultimate conspiracy.. Wave enough money around and Gummints roll over to the special interests. Let’s not forget, that GMO’s are part of the “Soft Kill” solution for population control. That comes in handy if you want to kill off your pensioner population. However, the people of China are well aware of the risks of GMO and are acting in their own best interests. GMO’s are a major part of the Rollerball.Inc world that Mr. Global wants to create.. Where Gummints are just pawns in the .Inc org chart.

  4. It seems these two Reuters articles are speaking out of both sides of their mouths. First one speaks of opposition to GMO crops while the second one week later speaks of support and of creating their own home grown GMO (poisons)foods. What meme is being pimp by Reuters are they saying that the West has bought off a segment of the Chinese elites or are these articles a trial balloon to sow confusion among the BRICSA to divide and destroy the opponents to the Agribusiness nefarious plans to enslave all life on this planet.

  5. Frankie Calcutta

    It signals that the Shanghai banksters control a chunk of the mass media. just like their genetic cousins in the west. Unlike the other BRICSA nations, China is walking a tightrope due to their large export trade with the west which includes a profligate use of antibiotics, pesticides, and unnatural and chemical ingredients in their food products. And then there are the unsafe toys. All the western oligarchs have to do is show some American kid getting beheaded by a malfunctioning Chinese made toy. That kind of bad publicity could really put some pressure on the vacillating Chinese leadership who have millions of miserable factory workers they have to keep busy.

    Now if I were Putin, I would start a whisper campaign among the Chinese working class that GMO’s make people infertile, impotent, stupid, and generally take years off your life. The only problem with that strategy is that it allows the Shanghai banksters to enrich themselves by making available some precious tonic, made with Moon dust, or endangered Asian tiger testicles, that every Chinaman or woman must have and only the Shanghai banksters can supply the ingredients. Maybe they will even have the audacity to come up with a native GMO elixir to combat the foreign GMO poison. (I smell a Chinese Monsanto in the making). Putin is better off concentrating on getting the Japanese off the western reservation. Just repeatedly inform them that the deadly levels of radiation they are inhaling from the Fukishima disaster are the result of a western sneak attack. As far as I know, the Japanese don’t have any genetic banksters in their mist, just lots of CIA assets. China on the other hand will always be a wild card with their dangerous cabal of Shanghai banksters and their astounding bacterial intelligence which allows them to infiltrate, co-opt, subvert, and destroy with such remarkable success.

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