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THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: ARE THE SHARKS BEGINNING TO FEED ON EACH OTHER? OR ...

In the wake of my blog about American farmers suing agribusiness giant Syngenta for damage to their profits from exports to China in the wake of that country's new bans on GMO imports, many readers here sent me some other interesting stories about lawsuits beginning to fly between the agribusiness giants themselves, and it's the subject of today's high octane speculations. First of all, let's look at the story itself through various articles:

Syngenta faces second lawsuit over GMO corn rejected by China

Cargill Sues Syngenta Over Corn Seed Trait Sent to China

The story may best be summarized by the second article (from Bloomberg):

"Cargill’s grain export facilities in Louisiana loaded the ships that were destined for and rejected by China and its corn has contaminated other shipments, leading to $90 million in damages, according to a complaint filed today in state court in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana.

“'Syngenta has not practiced responsible stewardship,' Mark Stonacek, president for Cargill’s supply chain operations for North America, said in a statement. 'Syngenta also put the ability of U.S. agriculture to serve global markets at risk.'

"China rejected U.S. corn imports since last year over the presence of an unapproved trait in Syngenta’s seeds known as MIR 162, 'virtually halting U.S. corn trade with China,' Cargill said. U.S. exporters and farmers have lost as much as $2.9 billion because of the uncertain trade environment, Cargill said in its complaint."

There you have it: the agribusiness giants are now turning on each other when one does something that interferes with the profit flow of another. Expect more of the same. In a way, this is good news, for while this business sector - whom I have nicknamed somewhat loosely Duponzanto and Mon(ster)santo [we might want to consider adding to this list Cargrease and Syncrudda] - is busy suing each other, it might provoke such a public reaction that farmers, not wanting to jeopardize their profits, might begin to use heirloom seeds once again, thus keeping themselves and New Delhi and Beijing happy, and making certain people in Minneapolis and St. Louis very unhappy. After all, what's a surefire way around those testy Chinese agriculture inspectors? Simple: Don't plant and sell GMOs. (Of course, there's always the problem that fields have now been so corrupted in this country that this might be wishful thinking. Thanks, boys.)

But there is another bit of high octane this story inspired, as I considered it, and that's the story of how the big German chemicals companies, Bayer, Hoechst, BASF (Bayrische Analin und Sodafabrik) and so on, decided in true Rockefeller fashion that competition was bad and cartelized cooperation and mercantilism were good. And hence, with a little help and "sinspiration" from America, decided to pool their efforts, stay out of court and not sue each other, and formed the colossus Interessen Gemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiensgesellschaft, "lovingly" known as I.G. Farben. Once World War Two was up and running as a solid commercial enterprise, deals were even made with the French chemicals giant Kuhlmann, and licensing arrangements worked out prior to the war with the British chemicals giant Imperial, and so on. You get the idea.

So suppose this is all prelude - it doesn't really matter if it's just theater or not - for these companies to band together to "coordinate" their activities, in a kind of hidden I.G. Farben of GMO agribusiness. Call it Interessen Gemeinschaft Agrikrappindustrie, A.G. One big happy mercantlist agribusiness cartel with the muscle to impose some truly global regulatory practices, in a coordinated effort! Regulations and government policies notwithstanding, you know they're privately, secretly, fantasizing about it. And just think of the science they could manipulate if only they were one big huge cartel. After all, if Big British Banks can rig LIBOR and Forex rates, why not the agrikrudd business?

See you on the flip side.

(Thanks to Mr. B.G. for these articles!)

 

15 thoughts on “ THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: ARE THE SHARKS BEGINNING TO FEED ON EACH OTHER? OR ...”

  1. Frankie Calcutta

    Real corporate warfare will commence when they start making GMO crops which target the competitor’s GMO crops. Imagine marching GMO corn with razor sharp leaves thrashing a field of GMO soybeans? Wait a second, Americans already are the GMO crop being used to smash agribusiness competitors.

    1. Frankie, control the food , you control the people. Control the energy you control the nation/ govern mind…
      Now too big to fail turns out too stupid to succeed.
      The alpha centurians are being outmanvereured…..say hello too omega man.
      Ever read a novel titled Marty

      1. Frankie Calcutta

        Jedi,

        no but I saw the movie. its about an ugly guy and a plain girl who fall in love in Brooklyn It stars Ernest Borgnine.

  2. nobodyouwantoknow

    Kroup ke sab dost mar rele, lekin Javed Bhai acche-khaase so rele aur iss baat pe apne mere sang m kha Ka Badla (Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum) Ka Badla (Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum) uttam chandra das?

  3. Robert Barricklow

    The GMO game.
    The Ponzi banking game.
    The monopoly media game.
    The corporate governance game.
    They are all unraveling.

    Enter the Ebola game.

      1. Robert Barricklow

        The traitors to humanity…
        have been cashing in for sometime.

        Disdaining kings, we give ourselves our laws
        to the sound of bugle calls,
        And now, on the sinister behalf of Black kings,
        each Judas is a friend of every Cain.
        -“To Columbus”, Ruben Dario

        1. And the kings farewell, forgive them, they know not what they do.

          Your always nicely on point there Robert.

          1. Actually, forgive them, they know not what they do do. It was a sin, what they did with Bethtovens 9 th, on there way to the gogo.

            Clouds in the coffee.

  4. We’ll see if FedGov.Inc doesn’t arrange a MonSantano / Syngenta bail out under their TBTF policies. The US populace needs to get angrier than it is and start voting with their money.. Nuking your cable / satellite subscription is a great start. Followed by boycotting Walmart, etc.. I’ve been doing it for years. And of course sell your shares of the TBTF, TapeWorm .Incs that are taking us to the cleaners.. Only until they feel real pain in the their bottom lines will they change.

  5. If you want to know the mentality of these over schooled under educated jackass read Robert Graves I Claudius and Claudius The God books. These jerks have resided in dreamland since they were born the real world have been a alien place to them. There just super rich John Gottis and to connect to your post on dumbing down just as stupid. Their lusts for everything knows no bottom or top.

    1. Good one Marcos….eyes wide shut is based on a novel dream something or other……its why its called the american dream after all.
      The Jason, Freddy kruegar ….nightmare on elm street…..JFK, on elm street…..the day the muse eye see died…..chutzpah cubed

    1. That’s spelt can sir…..it what happens when a father is taken out of the equation of raising his son. Clockworks orange, singing in the rain, parody comes too mind….with ole double speak as the permenant head damaged professional liar in the role of daddy.

  6. They are not playing chess. They are playing go. A game that they cannot lose. Chess is a divide and conquered stradegy …the needs of the many out wiegh the needs of the few. That is why they keep on resorting too genocide, a logical conclusion. It is in the protocols, getting rid of the aristocrats the rest fall like the rats they are.

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