THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: IG FARBENSANTO AND GMO WEED

THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: IG FARBENSANTO AND GMO WEED

By now you may have heard about the merger plans of German chemicals giant Bayer, which wants to buy Mon(ster)santo. Birds of a feather flock together, as the old saying goes, so I suppose there's nothing newsworthy about a former charter company of I.G. Farben wanting to buy an American corporation with a similar track record. But part of the plan appears to be that these two GMO giants want to control the marijuana trade (nothing like that good olde "bottom line"), in these articles shared by Ms. M.W>:

As the War on Weed Winds Down, Will Monsanto Be the Big Winner?

The War on Weed Part II: Monsanto, Bayer, and the Push for Corporate Cannabis

As the authoress of the article, Ellen Brown, notes, cannabis and hemp were used not only as a primary argircultural crop prior to the "war on weed," but were components of various medicines, and it is now acknowledged that the plant has beneficial medical uses:

Cannabis is actually one of the oldest domesticated crops, having been grown for industrial and medicinal purposes for millennia. Until 1883, hemp was also one of the largest agricultural crops (some say the largest). It was the material from which most fabric, soap, fuel, paper and fiber were made. Before 1937, it was also a component of at least 2,000 medicines.

So why the rush of Bayer, the German GMO-chemical-pharmaceutical giant, and Mon(ster)santo - IG Farbensanto as I like to call it - to enter the cannabis market? Predictably, it's about patents and profits:

Powerful corporate interests no doubt had a hand in keeping cannabis off the market. The question now is why they have suddenly gotten on the bandwagon for its legalization. According to an April 2014 article in The Washington Times, the big money behind the recent push for legalization has come, not from a grassroots movement, but from a few very wealthy individuals with links to Big Ag and Big Pharma.

Leading the charge is George Soros, a major shareholder in Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company and producer of genetically modified seeds. Monsanto is the biotech giant that brought you Agent Orange, DDT, PCBs, dioxin-based pesticides, aspartame, rBGH (genetically engineered bovine growth hormone), RoundUp (glyphosate) herbicides, and RoundUp Ready crops (seeds genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate).

Monsanto now appears to be developing genetically modified (GMO) forms of cannabis, with the intent of cornering the market with patented GMO seeds just as it did with GMO corn and GMO soybeans. For that, the plant would need to be legalized but still tightly enough controlled that it could be captured by big corporate interests. Competition could be suppressed by limiting access to homegrown marijuana; bringing production, sale and use within monitored and regulated industry guidelines; and legislating a definition of industrial hemp as a plant having such low psychoactivity that only GMO versions qualify. Those are the sorts of conditions that critics have found buried in the fine print of the latest initiatives for cannabis legalization.

So what's the game plan? Well, herewith my hjigh octane speculation of the day: in the move toward legaization, expect to hear from IG Farbensanto that its "scientific studies" show their GMO weed is "safer and healthier" than plain-old grow it in your hydroponics room marijuana. Hence,what will be "legalized" is the GMO crop, and the current federal bureaucracy will continue to wage war on the natural plant itself. This is a nifty way of keeping the price of the GMO "product" artificially high, while benefititng from the markets legalization would gain.

This, it strikes me, is a game plan that certain people - Mafia dons and Latin American drug lords - can be none-too-happy about; after all, their profits are contingent upon keeping drugs illegal. But if this game plan is applied across the board, one can envision "legalized" drugs, liegalized, that is to say, only in the GMO version, which might be cheaper than the illegal "natural" versions. To put all this as bluntly and "country simple" as possible, one might be looking at a new game plan of Mr. Global - one truly only the likes of Bayer, Mon(ster)santo, and Soros and their ilk could dream up - a plan to cut out an old member of the "deep state" in the international criminal underground or Mafia, and corner the new market for "respectable" people.  If this reading is correct, then one can expect that those dons and drug lords aren't about to take it lying down. Think here of thefts of GMO poppy seeds and marijuana seeds, "illegal" fields, and, of course, good old fashioned "wet work" against their enemies.

See you on the flip side...

27 thoughts on “THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: IG FARBENSANTO AND GMO WEED”

  1. Two other poison companies just announced a merger – DuPont and Dow Chemical. Their focus is on GMO seeds, fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides. They plan to break into 3 companies; agriculture, material science and specialty products.
    I know they don’t eat the same food we eat.

  2. Ellen Brown was just on with James Corbett talking about this issue and California’s Proposition 64 ballot initiative which would ‘control, regulate and tax adult use’. She argues that for the benefit of the people it should simply be ‘legalized’ instead of ‘regulated’ (allowing biotech to monopolize). Campaign publicity is misleading (as usual) and she urges voters to vote NO/Against Prop. 64. If you know folks out there, share this with them. It’s an excellent interview.
    Marijuana, Will Monsanto Win the War on Weed? Ellen Brown on GRTV
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVd8joUtqTw

  3. Hmm drugs and gmos, pushing people out of the drug trade, stolen poppy seeds and wet work. You’d think the globalists learned their lesson the last time they were retaliated against for meddling with gmos poppies and bioweapons.

  4. During the Bongo Fury Concert in Austin,(`76).. A friend related the story how waves of pot smoke were inundating the stage and Zappa walked up to the mic and said,”Dope is a plot by the government to keep young people stupid and w/o ambition.” Gee,I wonder what else GMO marijuana will do? Frank was waaaaaaayyy ahead of his time.

    1. Marijuana has many great health benefits especially with cancer and why no research was allowed. It’s just social engineering of the cattle, Reefer Madness comes to mind.
      Monsanto will add their poison and change the (fingerprint) so they can track it.

  5. A new company from Australia, TSW Analytical just moved to grand junction CO this week. They have a new technology that track and analyze the “fingerprint” of the marijuana plant to make sure it’s not coming from the drug cartels.

  6. Here in grand junction colorado a new company from Australia (TSW Analytical) tracks the sources of food fraud. They plan to track marijuana to make sure it’s not from drug cartels. They are working with Colorado Mesa college forensic science to analyze the product to determine the “fingerprint” and find where it’s coming from.
    The Australian company got great incentives to move here under The Rural Jumpstart program, where the company or it’s employees don’t pay any taxes for up to ten years.

  7. This link is for educational purposes only. Note the part how they warn our favorite company may permanently contaminate the natural stuff like they did wheat. Wheat now irritates many people’s gut and causes bloating while it never used to. http://regularmarijuanaseeds.com/

    1. Exactly, which raises the question, why blow up the 3000 year old seed banks in Iraq and Syria? Now we’re stuck with the poison. I have to eat entirely carb free now because I’m one such person affected by the change in wheat (gmo or organic makes no difference).

  8. I credit this merger to the old “apple in the Garden of Eden” phenomenon. Tell someone they can’t have something. Instantly, it attains “I wannit” status. It doesn’t matter if it is dangerous, poisonous, lethal, or what. “I wannit.” (You can’t, absolutely can’t, jump off that cliff over there…)

    With the legalizing of hemp in the near-future, all the news anchors on our local channels are tee-heeing and behaving like juveniles. I suspect we are like in the days leading-up to Prohibition being prohibited. Afterwards, everybody went out drinking, whether they really (deep down) wanted-to or not. “I wannit.”

    Bayer and Monsanto probably want to jump on this “I wannit” bubble. Huge profits, while the splurge lasts. And, if you can stake out your territory early-enough, long-term profits as well. Good capitalism…

  9. Thankfully there are thousands of growers who grow independently of these scum corporations, I boe this will be enough in the future to stem the tide of total control

  10. In a way you have touched on the main explanation for the Trump presidential campaign … Trump as the Mafia candidate who has the Deep State shaking in their boots because they had intended to cut the Mafia out of the equation.

  11. Re: “The heroine production was all but eliminated by the Taliban at one time”

    McCoy, in “The Politics of Heroin” gives a more complete picture:

    In 1996, following four years of civil war among rival resistance factions, the Taliban’s victory caused further expansion of opium cultivation. After capturing Kabul in September, the Taliban drove the Uzbek and Tajik warlords into the country’s northeast, where they formed the Northern Alliance and clung to some 10 percent of Afghanistan’s territory. Over the next three years, a seesaw battle for the Shamali plain north of Kabul raged until the Taliban finally won control in 1999 by destroying the orchards and irrigation in a prime food-producing region, generating over 100,000 refugees and increasing the country’s dependence on opium.

    Once in power, the Taliban made opium its largest source of taxation. To raise revenues estimated at $20-$25 million in 1997, the Taliban collected a 5 to 10 percent tax in kind on all opium harvested, a share that they then sold to heroin laboratories; a flat tax of $70 per kilogram on heroin refiners; and a transport tax of $250 on every kilogram exported. The head of the regime’s anti-drug operations in Kandahar, Abdul Rashid, enforced a rigid ban on hashish “because it is consumed by Afghans, Muslims.” But, he explained, “Opium is permissible because it is consumed by kafirs [unbelievers] in the West and not by Muslims or Afghans.” A Taliban governor, Mohammed Hassan, added: “Drugs are evil and we would like to substitute poppies with another cash crop, but it’s not possible at the moment because we do not have international recognition.”

    More broadly, the Taliban’s policies provided stimulus, both direct and indirect, for a nationwide expansion of opium cultivation. . . Significantly, the regime’s ban on the employment and education of women created a vast pool of low-cost labor to sustain an accelerated expansion of opium production. . . . In northern and eastern Afghanistan, women of all ages played ” a fundamental role in the cultivation of the opium poppy”—planting, weeding, harvesting, cooking for laborers, and processing by-products such as oil. The Taliban not only taxed and encouraged opium cultivation, they protected and promoted exports to international markets.

    In retrospect, however, the Taliban’s most important contribution to the illicit traffic was its support for large-scale heroin refining.
    . . .

    Instead of eradication, the UN’s annual opium surveys showed that Taliban rule had doubled Afghanistan’s opium production from 2,250 tons in 1996 to 4,600 tons in 1999–equivalent to 75 percent of world illicit production. (508-509)
    . . .

    War on the Taliban

    All this [heroin] traffic across Central Asia depended on high-volume heroin production in politically volatile Afghanistan. In July 2000, as a devastating drought entered its second year and mass starvation spread across Afghanistan, the Taliban’s leader Mullah Omar ordered a sudden ban on opium cultivation in a bid for international recognition. (p.517)

  12. I will make this country simple as Joseph usually writes. This all full spectrum slavery we are the property of these god-people who dream that the rest of us and includes the other lifeforms are their toys to do with what they will. They deserve everything we exist at their pleasure for their entertainment and use. They are uber-parasites that this planet can do without and are a menace to every living thing that lives the word criminal doesn’t even come close to describing them devil-demons would be insulting to these pseudo-beings who call themselves humans.

  13. The more things change the more they stay the same. Only difference between the psychopaths that rule today and the psychopaths living in the castles of yesteryear is that today they have the technology and global networks to do a lot more damage to the human race in much sneakier, nearly undetectable ways. And with modern technology and infrastructure take their traditional abuses such as wars and police/dungeoneering punishment and tax collecting actions to unprecedented levels.

  14. The drug trade has long been taken over buy the three letter agencies who in turn have been bought by the globalists. Those “mafia dons” are just assets used for terrorists purposes and the total corruption of their associated governments. This brings us to why we are in Afghanistan guarding the poppy fields which can be seen just outside all of the bases there with military personnel patrolling them. The heroine production was all but eliminated by the Taliban at one time but has now reached record production levels under our “watchful eye”. That “war on drugs” was to bring the illegal drug trade under the control of the military-industrial-banking elites for funding black projects, illegal wars, and profit taking.
    You can thank the corrupt governments of the West for the death and misery those illegal drugs have brought upon the populations of the world and the “too big to fail” banks for laundering all that cash. No nation is immune to it East/West/indifferent as they have spread it world wide like a plaque using military and covert op aircraft to do so. It’s just more of that “off the books” financial system which is never taken into account or discussed by anyone.
    Now they have come up with a plan to make it all “legal”. All of the medical value will be “designed” out of the plants and you can rest assured they will all be roundup ready, of course.

    1. I agree with your assessment of the military protecting the poppy fields of Afghanistan, but I’m not convinced it’s all going into illegal drug activity. Opiate addiction is becoming epidemic, and it’s through doctor prescribed medications. I find it interesting that this started being a problem about the same time we went into Afghanistan, so I think opiates are being promoted by the AMA or the CDC or whomever it is that sets the guidelines for what Anerican doctors are supposed to do, too bad their main focus is promoting addictive drugs rather than helping their patients to get well.
      Note: I accidentally hit the report comment button, please disregard that.

      1. Agree with the addiction going on in our society. It is reaching epidemic proportions so some of the product is being used legally and enriching the elites. The elicit drug is also epidemic so I also agree with WD regarding his comments. The country is dying in all directions and neither political party wants to address it. db

        1. Well said by all the above.
          A society being run by the less than .0001% at the expense of all of society, including those .0001% inhuman parasites that are killing our living planet Earth.

          1. This addiction thing has a long tradition in this hemisphere. From fire water to the natives to the latest designer drug to the drones who fantasize they’re important to their masters. Meanwhile the gods wallow in their greed.

    2. ‘Unprecedented’: Heroin use & overdose deaths triple in US – article from RT just last week.

      https://www.rt.com/usa/348799-unprecedented-heroin-use-overdose/

      It even credits the rise in Heroin addiction to the modification the original oxycontin formula, something that I’ve attested to for many years. Immediately after the switch, the DEA started coming down on pill users and distributors, meanwhile the heroin flowed in unmolested.

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