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THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: RUSSIA LAUNCHES INTERGENERATIONAL STUDY OF GMO FOOD

This one was shared by Mr. V.T., and it's another little indicator that GMOs, as an international and environmental issue, simply are not going to go away:

Largest international study into safety of GM food launched by Russian NGO

What's interesting here is that this study will be conducted by what the U.K.'s The Guardian is calling an "NGO," a "non-government organization," you know, like the kind of non-government organizations the USA has been using in its so-called "color revolutions" to overthrow governments it doesn't like and install ones accept to it and its corporate masters.

One should note the following paragraphs:

"According to the Nags, the experiment will try to establish whether the GM maize and its associated herbicide cause cancers, reduce fertility or cause birth defects. The scientists also want to know whether the mixture of chemicals present in Roundup (Monsanto’s tradename for its glyphosate herbicide) are more or less toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate.

"Farmers, governments, scientists and consumers around the world have been involved in an intense debate since GM foods were introduced in 1994. But while there have been many thousands of studies conducted, mostly by GM companies, which show that there is no health risk, government regulators have not required evidence of long-term safety and deep mistrust has built between different “sides”.

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"Oxana Sinitsyna, deputy science director at the Sysin research institute of human ecology and environmental health which is part of the Russian ministry of health, one of the three scientists on the Factor GMO study’s review board, said: “The scale and format of this research project will allow us to create a really objective and comprehensive data set on the mechanics of the impacts of a GM diet on the health of living organisms over the long term.

“From a scientific point of view the ‘Factor GMO’ project is highly ambitious, which makes it very interesting, for both the public and for the scientists involved.”

Bruce Blumberg, another board member, who is a biology professor at the University of California, Irvine, said: “The cultivation of herbicide resistant crops is widespread in the US, and the use of the herbicides to which these crops are resistant has increased many-fold in the decades since they were introduced. There is a notable lack of published, peer-reviewed data on their safety, as well as data on the safety of the increased use of herbicides with which they are grown.”

The planned study will have no input from the biotech industry or the anti-GM movement, said Sharoykina.“Comprehensive scientific safety studies on GMOs and their related pesticides are long overdue. All previous studies caused controversy for various reasons: choice of animal, insufficient statistics, duration of tests, research parameters, and researchers’ connections to the anti-GMO movement or the biotech industry.

“This study is intended to remedy the situation. The project organisers have considered all of the points of disagreement and distrust surrounding this subject.” She added that Nags would not have any involvement in the scientific process." (All emphases added)

On the surface, it appears that Russia is now moving ahead in a practical fashion to conduct precisely the types of studies that I and others who have been following the GMO story have advocated should have been done initially, but that were not, i.e., multi-generational long-term studies of GMO impact not only on animals that consume them, but on the wider environment. While this study does not indicate that the wider environment is a part of the study (e.g., the multi-generational impact of GMO planting, consumption, and herbicides on honey bee populations and bird populations, seed carrying- and so on), it is clear that the Russian study will be a much-needed study. And in the already highly-charged political atmosphere surrounding GMOs, the Russians are taking particular care to demonstrate that their study is neither pro- nor anti-, GMO. It will have to be hard and fast science.

This said, there is, I strongly suspect, an agenda here, and I also strongly suspect that this study is a bit of confirmation of a suspicion I've had for some time, namely, that the BRICSA nations will eventually make the GMO issue an international geopolitical issue. Already the Russia-friendly Global Research News website has run numerous articles on Russia's attitude to GMOs (see, for example, Why Is Russia Banning GMOs While the US Keeps Approving Them? Russia sees GMOs as threat). Note the statement by President Putin cited in this article:' Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin says, 'Russia must protect its citizens from GMOs.'"

I have been arguing, as noted above, that the BRICSA nations will eventually make the GMO issue a geopolitical one. But to do so, they will need something more than just the moral hypocrisy of the West with respect to its own democratic institutions and the GMO issue, a hypocrisy best in evidence with the recent goings-on in Hawaii's county of Maui. (You'll recall the citizens there passed a GMO ban, but were immediately faced with a papal interdict in the form of a lawsuit brought against the county by - you guessed it- the agricultural cartel of I.G. Monfarbensanto et al.) If the GMO issue is to become a geopolitical issue, then the long-term intergenerational scientific studies of species and environmental impacts will need to be done. And this study will fill at least a part of that requirement. In my opinion we are looking, in other words, at yet another indicator that the BRICSA nations intend to make GMOs a geopolitical issue.

For those with the eyes to see, the death of bees and their near absence almost everywhere in the USA - I remember as a boy they used to be busily buzzing about my mother's flower gardens every year, and now, no matter where I go, the sight of bees is abut as rare an event as the sighting of a golden eagle - is but one indicator that something is seriously wrong with I.G. Monfarbensanto's Bought And Paid for "Science."  And that's the problem, for the intergenerational studies that should have been done were not, and by the time Russia concludes such a study, the damage may already have been done.

See you on the flip side...

 

16 thoughts on “THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: RUSSIA LAUNCHES INTERGENERATIONAL STUDY OF GMO FOOD”

  1. Churchless Mouse

    I still think your idea of Russo becoming the world’s largest purveyor of Organic Seeds is brilliant.

    1. That would be a good diversification of resources. They’ll have oil and seeds… I think they are going to need some more though.

  2. GMO’s are just the West insurance policy knowing that the Sun is setting on their attempt at World Empire. It’s murder suicide time if the MASTER RACE can’t rule the World they will go to Hell taking the rest of there with them. Now all you sheepie together democracy bad dictatorship good.

    1. “Now all you sheepie together democracy bad dictatorship good.”

      Actually they are far more dishonest than that. Recall the stuttering, stammering idiot who occupied the White House between 2001 and 2009. His handlers had him continually attempting to justify his latest round of phony wars for the State of Rothschild in the Middle East by citing, among other things, the exporting of “Western values,” including “democracy.” But while the sick puppet’s handlers were putting these words into his mouth, they were simultaneously freely admitting to everyone that they were pursuing the “unitary executive” (i.e. dictatorship). Normally, this would induce cognitive dissonance in people afraid to deal with reality. But our great mass of cowards masquerading as morons weathered that storm without batting an eye.

      That most recent Bush Regierung consciously and deliberately emulated Nazi Germany in Herr Rove’s able hands, while publicly claiming to emulate William McKinley. The net effect was that they truly succeeded in emulating Abraham Lincoln, the closest thing to a dictator ever to live on American soil. Indeed the court-packing FDR was a piker compared to Lincoln. No one really comes close to the outright tyranny that was the Lincoln administration, no one but that unambiguous human garbage, the Bush vermin, who were recently imposed upon us without legitimately winning a single election. If the great mass of cowards masquerading as morons can support such blatant evil without batting an eye, then what else might be coming down the pike that is infinitely worse?

      If only there were some other place to live…. But there truly is no escape from the New World Order, short of Russia proving to be a force for good and defeating this psychopathic human garbage.

  3. Plenty of bees down here in Oz, especially in Tasmania, where they make the best honey in the world.

    1. Actually, there are plenty of bees down here in the Hill Country of Texas where the rosemary shrubs are literally humming with honey bees. I have to think this is because there is neither the soil nor the consistent rain for cereal crops or soy beans. It would be interesting to see if this is true of the plains east of the Edwards Plateau where both soil and rain patterns allow this agriculture. I have seen signs along fields identifying specific hybrids indicating Monstersanto crops being grown there.

  4. Robert Barricklow

    Studies that should have been done…
    And if they were?
    They were buried along with their intrepid scientists.

    All the studies that have been done(excluding those advertising studies, certified by highly paid rubber-stamp scientists) show that GMOs run Completely against the grain of “sustainable agriculture”.
    They are not only genetically designed, they are engineered to externalize everything that is internal to the communities basis of sustainability: seeds, manure, pest control & more than anything – a long established endemic localized community knowledge of agriculture. It is a no brainer that biotechnology, as manifested in agriculture today, is being shaped by corporate power. In fact, biotechnologies are symbolic of all the other technologies coming online: we must see these technologies as less a science & more as pure politics.
    Think of the mainstream praises of GMOs as a bouquet of promises. A thick blanket of half-truths wrapped on the dark secrets of genetically engineered “success stories”.
    But keep in mind that genetic modification changes the metabolism of the plants, which inhibits the absorption of nutrients and, on general, demands more energy to express characteristics that are natural, denying it the ability to develop fully.
    The time has come to leave behind the era of homo economicus –
    from whom we inherit a planet in ruins

    1. That’s why I’m embracing prepping and scouting out a nice spot in the middle of nowhere. Hell once I’m feeling better I might just go live in some forest anyway. I’ll be the hidden system of sustainable living behind the public system of dying. Interfacing with this public system will be the tricky part. After all I need the internets to access this site, but then Legion will be able to find me… Quite a dilemma there….

  5. Maybe they can also study the effects of a NON-GMO supersized fast food meals on health. Those feeding weekly multiple times on fast food drive throughs aren’t going to give a damn about GMO’s? Why should they?

    1. At least the people have a choice to eat at McDonald’s. GMO – no choice, where Hawaii voted to ban it, Monsanto is too powerful. Where countries don’t want it and it becomes a reason for world war.

      1. I don’t think there will be a world war. “It” doesn’t want to lose its slave/pet/consumer/taxpayer(us).

  6. I wish I could be more hopeful that this test will be without government influence, as it comes across as a method for Putin to defend his stance against the gmo foods. The department is part of the government system there after all.
    I wish someone would do a study like this that was truly free of outside influence. Gmo foods are twinkies in disguise.
    I’m beginning to think that Putin is being played by the same elites as the leaders in the west. Did not the nazis go to Russia as well as the US? Are they not playing one against the other, good cop, bad cop? You get to pick which you think is which, but it’s all the same story in the end.

    1. Loisg, I’ve been saying that for years. Putin is owned lock, stock and barrel by the same folks that own us. It is good cop/bad cop indeed.

      db

  7. It appears the Ruskies are still wearing gloves in a bare knuckle fight. They’ve got to have a lot more damaging info than just GMO. My question is why the passive aggressive stance?

  8. “This said, there is, I strongly suspect, an agenda here, and I also strongly suspect that this study is a bit of confirmation of a suspicion I’ve had for some time, namely, that the BRICSA nations will eventually make the GMO issue an international geopolitical issue. Already the Russia-friendly Global Research News website has run numerous articles on Russia’s attitude to GMOs (see, for example, Why Is Russia Banning GMOs While the US Keeps Approving Them? Russia sees GMOs as threat). Note the statement by President Putin cited in this article:’ Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin says, ‘Russia must protect its citizens from GMOs.‘””

    Once again, Putin takes an uncharacteristic stance that seemingly puts him at odds with the psychopathic human garbage which presumes to rule us and the rest of the world. If he were merely playing a role in the same old, tired dialectic, there are any number of ultimately irrelevant (to the PTB who, by their own admission, wish to reduce global population to 2 billion, or even 500 million) issues on which to take a stand. This, like promotion of true Christianity (not what generally goes under that name in the West anymore), would conspicuously appear not to be one of them. Either Putin truly is on the side of good, or he works for a faction which is a whole lot less evil than that which presumes to rule the US.

  9. Frankie Calcutta

    Unfortunately the long term Russian study couldn’t be completed because too many of the test subjects died prematurely. Monsanto and the other Big Ag firms have declared this independent study inconclusive and therefore irrelevant. Because researchers working for Big Ag believe it is environmental conditions on the surface of the Earth that are making people sick along with prevalent genetic defects in the human genome, the BIg Ag scientists have suggested that all further studies be carried out underground in decontaminated containment facilities using genetically flawless humans created in a laboratory.

    And somewhere in America there is a Fox news commentator stating it is patriotic to eat food soaked in pesticides.

    Ode to the Bee Genocide (in Haiku)

    I remember fondly buzzing bees
    I seek them out now in vain
    A dreadful holocaust without reparations

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