THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: GMO OPPOSITION IN GERMANY REACHING CRITICAL MASS?

Yesterday I blogged about Mon(ster)santo's termination of merger talks with Syngenta, another GMO giant. Of course, as I pointed out, the real details would seem to indicate that Syngenta was having misgivings about whether or not Mon(ster)santo was negotiating in good faith. I also pointed out that the merger could be seen as part of a larger trend to amalgamate and cartelize all GMO corporations into a true IG Farbensanto, an GMO giant.

The problem, of course, is that GMOs face increasing scrutiny, as more and more studies begin to trickle through the Maginot Line of corporate science, studies questioning not only the health and environmental impact of GMOs, but also questioning their cost-to-benefit ratios over the long haul, versus their natural counterparts. Additionally, nations such as Russia have passed laws subjecting GMOs to a regulatory culture as strigent there as they are lax and mercantilist in the USA.

Now, however, GMO opposition in Germany, as this article shared by Ms. K.M. demonstrates, may have reached a critical mass:

Germany Joins Scotland in Seeking Ban on Gene-Modified Seed

These statements say it all:

The Agriculture Ministry plans to officially request that producers of GMOs exclude Germany when applying to sell seeds in European Union, Christian Fronczak, a spokesman for the ministry, said Tuesday. Scotland took similar measures earlier this month.

“The German government is clear in that it seeks a nationwide cultivation ban,” Fronczak said by phone from Berlin. “There’s resistance from all sides, from the public to the farmers.”

Germany is taking advantage of new measures allowing countries to opt out of growing gene-modified crops. Switzerland’s Syngenta AG and U.S. rival Monsanto Co. have been among the strongest proponents of the seeds, which are mostly banned in the EU because of what some say are uncertain environmental and health effects. Monsanto maintains the products are safe.

In other words, it is no longer a matter merely of popular opposition, but rather a united economic and government opposition.

Or, to put it somewhat differently, Germany just made GMOs a geopolitical issue.

The implications, if these moves are successful, will be immense, and I suspect, ultimately imperil the whole GMO enterprise, for the revolt of Europe from GMos will mean that the agribusiness giants such as IG Farbensanto will no longer be able to monopolize the scientific debate, nor close out public discussion of studies questioning the health or environmental risks of GMOs. In other words, while the agribusiness "industry" continues to pressure American state and federal governments with pro-GMO legislation and seeks to close down any discussion, much less even labelling, of GMO products, Europe may break loose. And if Europe breaks loose, the discussion breaks out into the open, and becomes an international issue.

And again, America, led by the nose by corrupt corporations, will come out on the losing side.

See you on the flip side...

13 thoughts on “THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: GMO OPPOSITION IN GERMANY REACHING CRITICAL MASS?”

  1. Greece and Latvia are following Scotland and Germany’s lead by opting out of Mon[ster]santo’s GMO maize (the only GMO crop currently allowed in Europe). Although EU rules allow individual states ‘geographical’ opt-outs, it remains to be seen if the transnational biotech bullies will be able to overrule EU legislation and force it into these countries using trade rules. Let’s hope not!

  2. The House just shot down a bill requiring accurate food labeling including the use of GMOs. There are websites, one is ewg.org where you can sign a petition to require it. I don’t really know how much, if anything, that it helps, but it can’t hurt to add your name to the list. Maybe if there was enough of a revolt, congress would do something.

  3. That GMO harlequin history is about to under go a reality check. Here in lamestream Amerika that means those pretty blonde fox news air-heads will be lip-reading comic responses to counter independent studies gaining fast-traction, as real facts begin to catch-up and outrun those in-house-study lies.
    All that GMO brain power and yet nobody can spell accountability.

  4. This may be what finally gives the United States the decisive edge in the international obesity rankings. The US and Germany have been going neck and neck for some time as to which country has the highest percentage of overweight people. (thanks to those pesky pig genes implanted in some caucasian tribe a long, long time ago) With the prospect of Germans consuming a potentially more nutritious variety of corn, they may tend to stuff their faces less causing the national average of fat people in Germany to shrink. This could in turn hand the United States the crown of Fattest People on Earth once and for all. Only I suspect this could very well be just one more step in a final plan to get revenge on Secretary of State Morgenthau by depopulating the United States instead of Germany. (If anyone hasn’t noticed, deindustrialization of the US started quite some time ago. Maybe this too was revenge against the merciless Morgenthau plan?)

    If you were secretly out in space exploring different solar systems and even galaxies like the Nazi International may be, it seems one cheap, expendable commodity that the nazis could offer in trade to aliens would be the fat, domesticated, unsuspecting, dimwitted humans grazing back here on the lower 48 states. Certainly there would be no animal on the planet that is easier to herd than an American. Just tell them they won the lottery and their winnings are on the other side of this teleportation device or on board this space cargo ship. For many Americans, a free case of Coors beer would be enough to get them off their couches and onto a cargo ship. (Interesting that German-Americans were behind this incredible fattening agent we know as mass market beer. Coincidence?)

    1. I for one would like to see the secret plan of how the German oligarchs intend to deal with the huge swell of non-German immigrants. They must have a long range strategy to deal with this. Most likely brainstormed after the Madrid Circular. Would it look something like this:

      1) allow our enemies to flood Germany with immigrants, preferably muslim immigrants.

      2) One day turn the surly immigrants on the enemy themselves so the German people will have no hand in the pogrom and all can be blamed on the unruly muslim immigrants.

      3) Evict the muslim immigrants from Europe for their murderous mayhem.

      4) Send them back to the Middle East armed and encourage them to continue their pogrom there.

      5) Put giant force field over Europe using CERN technology in order to keep all foreign untermensch out once and for all.

      1. What are you implying Frankie something like the old Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man”. As for the USA lets face it the empire is really a banana republic masquerading as nation state for centuries you are what you back in other countries a Corptocracy not a Republic.

        1. West seems to have lost all will to live. It’s scary how quickly and easily it happened.

          I don’t believe there’s any plan or long term thinking; they really are committing suicide – self genocide on an unprecedented level.

          There are Swedish women being gang raped by 7-8 immigrants and not complaining because they come from “traumatized countries”.

          Mind control does not happen with eletromagnetic waves or drugs. It seems to work best by a march through he institutions. By controlling the TV and Movie industry. By controlling the nerve centers of the country.

          I feel sorry because in two generations, roughly 40 years later, there will be no western country on earth. Just an endless middle east/africa everywhere you go.

          1. Hard to escape that electronic culture that’s become replete throughout the “system”. One; it has been going on for too d*** long. Two; many have been formerly educated in it, as well as immersed au natural in it by just being in it. Three; even reading best sellers puts you inside that culture, as many authors write the accepted truths as facts[for example 9/11, Oklahoma City bombing, etc.]. The culture has become – brainwashing en masse.
            Still, I find that many are not feeling that pain in their cheek[where the hook is embedded], as I once assumed. But many to me, might be too few to make a difference. The key is active resistance in all kinds of ways, including the inconsequential – for an attitude of resistance that goes 24/7/365 shifts the balance. Doubt is their product; and if it smells like bacon and tastes like bacon, it’s a pig ole’ buddy.
            And should the meek inherit the Earth, traffic’s gonna be hell.

      2. All of the above could be considered; and n. 5) is not just sci-fi if the alchemist-magicians in Geneva can tune EM waves to target certain genetic patterns.
        On European tv images have appeared of (alleged) Syrian refugees in Budapest shouting Deutschland Deutschland (though without “ueber alles”) and holding up placards depicting Kanzlerin Merkel. This was so obviously prompted but in the flood of disinformation I haven’t seen many people asking “by whom”. Anyway the 4th Reich board of directors deserves the “doff of the hat” for dividing not only the European social space but German social space at the same time, with “extreme right” demonstrations against Merkel so that she can claim to be a “moderate”, before suitably regimenting the new “Gastarbeiter”.
        But, somebody might object, the 4th Reich IS different from the 3rd Reich because German population is declining, and is said likely to be overtaken by France in 2050! No official campaign to increase the number of blonde-haired blue-eyed “Aryan” babies. Ah, but isn’t this just a return to a more orthodox Malthusian social engineering position, with a ruling class so arrogantly self-assured that in the coming clone wars, the nasty business of dying for them will be done by “grateful” migrant regiments. Just remember those “loyal colonial troops” in the two world wars and their present-day mercenary successors….

  5. Millions of immigrants from he Middle East who care not one bit about GMO’s. It’s in the best interests of faceless, nationless corporations to fill all western countries with 3rd worlders who have no idea about freedom, rights and responsibilies, GMO’s etc.

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