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THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: MAUI CASE JUDGE WITH CONFLICT OF INTEREST?

For those of you who've been following the lawsuit against Hawaii's county of Maui being brought by "big agribusiness", there's some recent news that was uncovered by our colleague Jon Rappaport over at No More Fake News, that judge Barry Kurren, who may hear the case, has significant conflicts of interest and should, by all standards of moral and ethical propriety, recuse himself from the case:

Is Judge in Maui GMO case connected to Monsanto?

Exposed: the Judge in the Monsanto-Maui lawsuit is tainted

F.William Engdahl (Seeds of Destruction) has commented at length about the shenanigans and corruption in the halls of business and government regarding GMOs, basically describing a process of buying out, or hollowing out, the very regulatory agencies that should have been concerned with the conduct of adequate long term Intergenerational studies of the human and environmental impact of GMOs. Of course, this was never done. Engdahl spent some time in his book showing how the principle of "substantial equivalence" was used to finesse the issue, arguing in the typical corporate double-standard way that has become the daily modus operandi in modern Amerika that GMOs were substantially equivalent as ordinary regular crops, while at the same time insisting it was not for the purposes of patent law and the agribusiness' industry's rather draconian enforcement policies, as exemplified in the Hawaii-Maui lawsuit: the popular will can be overturned by vested corrupt economic interests, the more so if one has a "judge in place" able to hear and try the case.
 
As Mr. Rappaport notes in the second article linked above:
"Until at least the fall of 2011, Judge Kurren’s wife, Faye, was a trustee of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) (twitter), a 6-billion-dollar environmental group.

"TNC specializes in working with mega-corporations, who donate major money, in return for receiving TNC’s “good housekeeping seal of approval” as friends of the environment.

"It’s all very cozy.

"In 2011, TNC leveraged a blockbuster deal. Dow pledged a $10 million donation. In exchange, Dow could forthwith use the TNC logo on its site and all its products.

"That’s like painting a cobra’s hood with Mr. Rogers’ face.

"This would be the same Dow whose GMO/pesticide experiments on Maui the voters decided to stop.

"The voter stoppage provoked the lawsuit from Dow and Monsanto.

"Faye’s husband Barry is the Judge in the case.

"Faye was a trustee at TNC, who took $10 million from Dow.

"So…what are the chances Faye’s husband will step on Dow’s face in the lawsuit?"

And that, of course, is a good example of a conflict of interest, never mind whatever legal niceties and casuistry that might be advanced to argue that it is not a conflict of interest.

But I'm just waiting for the next shoe to drop from the agribusiness mafia: it's not a conflict of interest if one is not personally involved with it, or perhaps they might even argue a special pleading, a new kind of "substantial equivalence" in the realm of jurisprudence: it's real justice so long as it looks like justice, with the robes and attorneys and bailiffs and so on. If it looks like corn, or looks like a judge, it is corn, or a judge, even if, underneath it all, the genetic composition is  something different, something that in the long run is a kind of poison, designed only to enhance profits and control.

See you on the flip side...

 

5 thoughts on “THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: MAUI CASE JUDGE WITH CONFLICT OF INTEREST?”

  1. You can put lipstick on a pig, but you cannot endorse GMO’ using the MSM AND the courts not matter how hard you try. Take the “organic” food industry for instance, why have an organic food industry at all?, in other words people don’t want to have chemicals in their foods, it’s that simple.

    1. Plus they’re getting sloppy, really really sloppy. Some hardcore stuff is definitely going on behind the scenes. Just look at how sickly Obama is looking these days. Maybe we’ve got some Russian’s running around our country with super advanced German tech? Maybe that’s why so many countries want their gold back? Trying to save it from going down with the ship me thinks, or rather up in a spaceship. Well these Russians are certainly welcome at my house for dinner… No gmos here tyvm. Now that would be a very interesting dinner conversation.

  2. Legal gangsters selling their drugs and poisons. In the guise of foods, weapons, medicines, automobiles you name it. These idiots spending money like cowboys off a trail drive or a drunken sailor on shore leave to buy protection and they call themselves capitalist. The oligarchs could save their money just stag a coup de tat put Zippy the Pinhead in president for life. Then just hire Academi and it’s ilk and other death squads to keep the rabble in line beats squandering all those millions buying elections and local, state, federal governments.

  3. What is interesting to me is to see the “Nature Conservancy” popping up in the middle of this!

    Sort of ironic, but ‘$6 Billion dollar’ groups are by definition big league investment players, and thus are de facto part of certain nefarious networks of power, who serve as sink holes for black budget bribery rackets and the like….whether they like it or not.

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