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IG FARBENSANTO’S LATEST SCAM

Just when you thought that IG Farbensanto couldn't possibly stoop any lower, a story will come along which reaffirms one's faith in the utter irredeemability of modern corporate crapitalism and the joys of GMOs and their conjugate pesticides. This story was shared by Mr. B.H., who also shared his moral assessment of the newest gimick and scam, which we'll get back to later. Here's the article that appeared on Reuters':

Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

In case you missed it, here's the newest low in IG Farbensanto's bid to keep its GMO gavotte going:

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use.

The incentive to use XtendiMax with VaporGrip, a herbicide based on a chemical known as dicamba, could refund farmers over half the sticker price of the product in 2018 if they spray it on soybeans Monsanto engineered to resist the weed killer, according to company data.

The United States faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new formulations of dicamba-based herbicides, which farmers and weed experts say harmed crops because they evaporated and drifted away from where they were sprayed.

Monsanto says XtendiMax is safe when properly applied. The company is banking on the chemical and soybean seeds engineered to resist it, called Xtend, to dominate soybean production in the United States, the world’s second-largest exporter.

Oh, and there's more "good news," as we're informed that IG Farbensanto is joined in marketing the new pesticide by Duponzanto and BASF( an actual component - surprise surprise - of the former IG Farben chemicals cartel):

BASF SE and DowDuPont also sell versions of dicamba-based herbicides.

Well, at least, so far as we know, those two firms are not involved in the bribery scheme rebate scheme, but one is tempted to think, "give 'em time, they'll come around".

So there you have it: when the revolving door of personnel flitting back and forth between agribusiness and the FDA doesn't work, and when "substantial equivalence" doesn't work, and when suing farmers doesn't work, or slapping lawsuits against states passing GMO labeling laws doesn't work, when the "assured science of GMO safety" doesn't work because it's challenged by genuinely independent studies, or farmers' pictures of livestock with cancers that have developed after prolonged feeding with GMOs show up, or other studies showing declining yields and profits on GMO fields challenge the whole narrative, then simply go straight to the market itself, and offer bribes ...er... "rebates."

Mr. B.H. summed it all up in his email sharing the article, and for once, I forego my own evaluations to pass along his, because his reaction to this story is "substantially equivalent" to my own: "I hate to make the obvious connection in plain English but I believe the word 'whore' would figure in it."

Yup, that about sums it up: a disease-ridden whore pedaling a disease-ridden product at a discount to drum up more business.

Breathtaking.

And shameless.

See you on the flip side...

 

 

23 thoughts on “IG FARBENSANTO’S LATEST SCAM”

  1. mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
    then again I blame the hippies who planted spreading bamboo.
    I now have over an acre to get rid of much of it under power lines.
    choices
    1.: import panda bears – koalas won’t be happy about that and it’s too bloody hot anyway.
    2. till 20 degree slope to 2ft deep and sift out all roots.
    3. use Monsanto’s Grazon product and poison them and hope for the best.
    I am going with #3 after delaying for 10 years.
    the good news is I dont live in california or BC, so I am not being irradiated as much so far.
    bamboo’s go to seed every 200 years or so. Annus Horribilus BamBamBoozle.
    should I ask Monsanto (My Satan) for some sponsorship. their frankfurt school Frankists started the hippie movement anyway.
    sounds like some choice from the Protocols.

    1. As a former member of the rose colored glasses culture, I will tell you that it wasn’t just Hippies that spread bamboo. The combination of a need for cheap, fast growing privacy hedges due to ever-expanding urban sprawl and the urge to “go Asian” (Japanese or Chinese) prompted garden centers and “landscapers” to push bamboo. Regrettably, you are right about the futility in stopping it’s march into your entire neighborhood… but even chemicals can mean more than one application. Unfortunately, this is one of the few reasons for having IGFarbensanto around.

      Pave over Paradise? (I know, not funny).

  2. As an aside – Were the latest drills with the U.S. military in removing North Korea’s nuclear weapons used to remove U.S. weapons of mass destruction? Hundreds of soldiers on both sides took part in the training to remove nuclear weapons of mass destruction from the North. “We” discussed these false flags scenarios in the past and/or present.
    Webster Tarpley wrote about the deaths at several military bases involved in preventing the rogue network’s success[Barksdale?].
    Purpose?
    To use in false flag attacks? [gone live]?

  3. Soybeans are overwhelmingly used as livestock feed. I would suggest than if we consumed less meat/diary/eggs and more plant based food our fields would not have to produce nearly as much and we would have much less need for ugly means of increasing crop production, but that would be crazy talk.

    Scott

    1. Being as “they” are phasing out nature’s living supply chain – replacing it w/technological supply chains, where foods are synthesized – an emerging scenario.

      “Remember ‘human’ ”
      An anchorage for the missing soul phrase; nostalgically used for a while as the last human passed away into digital oblivion.

    2. From Farmer in Pa.
      Soybeans are 20% oil used primarily for human cooking oil and 80% soybean meal. Soybean meal is 44% protein and the remainder largely carbohydrate. It is used primarily in livestock feed rations.
      Thanks

      1. Doug
        Not long ago I ran into this subject as it was addressed in Lester Browns book, Full Planet, Empty Plates. His theme centered around the future politics of food as supplies tighten, it will become every country for itself. At lest that’s the way it was framed. But nation states are quaint in the “West’s'” vernacular[Bill Clinton/Robert Rubin]. More like as class warfare frame in my frame. A neo-feudal rentier future is being implemented.
        He stresses that food has a history as the weak link that brought past civili zations to their knees.
        He talks about this “soy” phenomenon being introduced decades ago to increase the efficiencies of a grain diet, and its subsequent exponential growth globally. Thus efficiency w/cattle, pigs, chickens, & farmed fish convert this enhanced grain into protein.
        An interesting tidbit in that book was this: it takes 1,000 tons of water to produce 1 ton of grain. Thus importing grain is the most efficient way to import H2O.
        Food/water have been weaponized for some time now.

    3. That doesn’t sound crazy to anyone who has bought into the vegetarian meme, but recent studies in nutrition suggest that the need for animal fats in human diets is real. No doubt that a better balance between vegetables, fruits and meats with few additions of sugars or other carbohydrates (think livestock feed) would make for a much healthier population.

  4. These *********** are pushing Dicambia following the smackdown these nazi wannabe pieces of **** received (rightfully) from the europeans. Although.. they ought to have been outright banned..but Glysophate will eventually be outlawed.
    Rather than actually recognising the death and horror that these *********** have unleashed upon the Earth and them actually receiving the justice they deserve.. and by that I mean, their intestines slowly pulled out and eaten by dogs in front of their faces. they continue in the same rape hazard morally bankrupt selfish ways that they have always relished in, because no one anywhere is actually bothered enough to make them stop.
    Their major courtcases are won in Arkansas. Start the cleansing flame in that county, they are horribly compromised. And remove that supreme judge that used to work for Monsanto as well.

  5. Controlling all the oil in the world was not enough. So, controlling all the water and food, no matter how toxic it is. Is the plan.. The term I’ve heard was a very apt “MonSatano”.. If you can, grow a garden and put in a cistern system. I got 150 gal from .35″ of rain yesterday just North of Phx..

  6. From Farmer in Pa.
    Dicamba was patented in 1967. We have been using it pre & post season on all crops since then. We have used it in season on growing grass crops like hay and corn since then. There has never been a linkage to any sort of cancer or environmental problem before. Now, dicamba is the devil by association with the insertion of the dicamba resistant gene in to soybeans. This technology has given us a fantastic tool to fight weeds.
    It permits us not to till by simply spraying weeds dead and plant. The alternative to destroying these weeds is tillage and in season cultivation. God does not till. It is a cataclysmic event to the life in the soil. It crushes beneficial earthworms and other goodies. It tears apart beneficial fungal colonies. It destroys aggregate stability of soil particles responsible for breathable soils and water infiltration. It destroys the macro pores built by earthworms which allow fast rainfall infiltrartion.
    Not tilling allows the residue of the previous cover to remain on the surface. This roof protects soil life from becoming to hot or to cold. It prevents the wind from drying out the soil. It aids rainfall infiltration. And very importantly., the roof offers protection from rainfall runoff and the accompanying erosion and loss of precious top soil into our rivers, bays and oceans where it is a problem.
    The other side of the issue.
    Thank you.

    1. Thank you for your insight and your counterpoint. I share in most readers skepticism with respect to GMO’s, insecticides and Monsanto. At the same time it never hurts to listen to someone who has skin in the game to understand the “other” side of the argument. There’s an old saying from my part of the country that is appropriate here: “iron sharpens steel”. If nothing else such dialogue helps us all strengthen our arguments by keeping them credible and grounded–and that is a huge benefit. Having said this, I prefer agriculture to apply the Hippocratic oath to the food production industry since it makes us all healthier, and to do this the customer MUST apply pressure to Monsanto or they will make everyone dependent on their goods. In the spirit of the season my prayer for you is a grand harvest season for the coming years!

  7. Soy products are ghastly anyway and are so highly processed you might as well eat the contents of a kid’s chemistry kit.

    Soy is the biggest hoax foisted on the bio/vegan crowd ever, and now it come in new, improved GMO+pesticide flavors!

  8. International klepto-cooperations applied for personhood, and they granted themselves that, through the misuse of judiciary. Due to extreme longevity, compared to human lifespan, klepto-cooperations can act as “gods” in the social sphere.

    Lex Runicus (Rune Law) explains how legislature expands into judiciary, and how judiciary expands into executive, and how executive expands into the Grail Runes. It basically means, that sublunary trias politica expands into celestial chronometry of megalithic Druidry.

    Point is, that the Grail Runes show limitation of lifespan by death, followed by transmigration into next lifespan. If that is the criterion, then cooperations can have their personhood taken away legally. R.I.P.

    1. *corporations. (My Oxford dictionary has run away. Spellcast.)

      “Cooperation” of multiple devils embody “corporation” of Satan. Who is whipping who? Satan looks over the devils’ shoulder. And he, who looks over Satan’s shoulder, must be God.

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