GMO GEOPOLITICS: PUTIN CONFIRMS IT

For years I've been arguing that there is a GMO geopolitics going on in the world, as European and American agribusiness cartels - think only of IG Farbensanto, my nickname for the whole GMO-food control project, recently made a reality by German giant Bayer buying out American Monsanto (in cash!) - try to gain control of the world's food supply through patented seeds, and while other countries, Russia and India, have resisted. I've been arguing that Russia's growing stance against GMOs would position it as the world's biggest non-GMO food supplier. This article, shared by Mr. B., makes it abundantly clear that this is exactly what is in Mr. Putin's mind:

Russia positions itself to supply the world with organic food

Mr Putin makes Russia's food and agricultural strategy clear:

The country voiced concerns about the effect GMOs and their associated pesticides have on the environment, which often cause irreversible damage to Earth’s valuable resources. Russia has set itself apart from other nations through its rejection of modified foods, proving they are not in fact required for humans to survive – as the biotech industry will have you believe.

“Not only can we ourselves eat it, but also taking into account our land and water – which is particularly important – resources Russia could become the world’s largest supplier of healthy, environmentally friendly, high-quality food that has long been missing in some western producers,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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“Especially as the demand on the global market for such products is growing,” he added.

Putin is right. Organic food sales more than tripled between 2004 and 2014, growing from $11.6 billion in sales to nearly $36 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association. Globally, organic food and drink sales are expected to reach $104.5 billion, up from just $57.2 billion in 2010.(2)

In other words, there's a growing global market to be tapped, and Mr. Putin means to tap it.

Which brings us to another article, shared by Mr. T.M.:

Putin is cutting down on military spending to pay for his 'Russia First' agenda

This article is odd in that it begins with a picture of President Putin with Russian Federation Defense Minister Shoigu. Whether or not this is a stock picture is unknown, but it is perhaps interesting that it occurs in an article about Mr. Putin's fourth term agenda: a cut-down on military spending, which the article notes is in flat contradiction to the western media's hype about the Russian military threat, and an attention on the development of Russian infrastructure:

Inaugurated for his fourth official term as Russia's president Monday, Vladimir Putin surprised many by declaring what sounds like a "Russia first" program: a relentless focus on domestic development, to be partially paid for by sharp cuts in defense spending.

It may sound contrary to Western perceptions of Russia's global intentions. But the priorities listed in the new Kremlin strategic program suggest that Mr. Putin has decided to use what seems likely to be his final term in office to cement his already substantial legacy as a nation-builder.

The projected surge in spending on roads, education, and health care will have to be paid for. A key source of that funding will be the military budget, which had been growing by around 10% annually for much of the Putin era.

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In his decree, Putin ordered the new government to draw up a detailed plan by Oct. 1, aimed at social objectives that polls show many Russians find attractive. Those include increasing real incomes, raising pensions, improving housing, cutting poverty, and expanding access to quality health care. He also called for plans to invest in high-tech and export-oriented industries, and to create "transport corridors" to strengthen Russia's road, rail, and sea connections with the wider world. (Emphasis added)

I've long suspected that, at least in part, the western hysteria about Russia's "ambitions" under Mr. Putin was directly tied to Russia's stance against GMOs, and the growth of Russian agriculture since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Recall, for example, that during the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, Mon(ster)santo and other agribusiness cartels had successfully lobbied for certain ports and deals with the new regime in Kiev. Until, that is, Mr. Putin put a stop to it by reincorporating the Crimea into the Russian Federation, retaining control over the vital port of Sevastopol, and giving the Russian Black Sea fleet an interdiction capability throughout the Black Sea. Additionally, it secures those sealanes for Russian exports to Turkey.

As I pointed out a few weeks ago, Mr. Putin alluded to these changes in direction, by highlighting the expansion of Russian agriculture, and the need to strengthen its transportation infrastructure. In short: if Russia means to play the GMO geopolitics game, its infrastructure - particularly in Siberia and central Asia, will have to be expanded. Similarly, in addition to the sea lanes through the Black and Caspian Seas, redundancy for trade with the south - Turkey, Iran, Syria - will have to be built in in the form of railroads and roads.

What we're looking at is a long-term and ambitious project, and funding for it will not come solely from cuts in Russia's defense budget. Investment will have to come from elsewhere. The usual suspect - China - of course presents itself. But there's another player in the region, one looking increasingly askance at America's reliability, and one which needs more secure energy and food supplies. "More secure" translates into "closer to hand," and that's Japan.

Mr. Abe and Mr. Putin have already coordinated a number of deals, and have managed to bypass the delicate sticking point of the Kurile islands.

Look for more of the same in the coming years of Mr. Putin's fourth term.

A lot more.

See you on the flip side...

 

14 thoughts on “GMO GEOPOLITICS: PUTIN CONFIRMS IT”

  1. (Since the mods have not released this, here it is without url formatting. Just replace ‘ dot ‘ with . in the below.)

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  2. . . .” Look for more of the same in the coming years of Mr. Putin’s fourth term.
    A lot more.”
    _________
    Indeed. . .

    . . . Annexation of Crimea was gamble yet, from a pragmatic frame of reference, an important strategic maneuver that hindsight has sided with Putin. Kinetic wars are less and less tenable for any remaining arable land masses and their modernized stewardship. . . I wonder about new fresh water sources and storage where irrigation and populations might be concerned. . .

    . . . There are aspects of your assessments that seem correct, to date. President Putin is pragmatic, if he is anything, as well as a strategic thinker and planner. He seems to work at those attributes regularly, though, are not his alone. . . One’s short assessment of Russia’s leader does not imply we’ve spent days fishing on Lake Baikal or gone ice fishing on any of the frozen northern shorelines during the midnight sun, you understand, but one would be a fool not to observe and even learn something from overt activities on the steppes – Putin’s local neighborhood, so to speak. . .

    The ‘steppes’ of Asia have nearly always been a very large swathe and potentially productive land parcel envied by those who didn’t control it. Lands often fought over in major wars, no less. Mr Putin, no doubt, has learned by other’s mistakes of land and water mismanagement, given that several of the inland lakes have suffered severely, that contamination flows downstream as well as pools at a lowest point when land locked. It also seeps downward into an active aquafer. Important lessons for any head-of-state to consider. Much more will likely be said and done before long. . .

  3. Back on Hawaii’s Big Island, two scary photos that show stretching and subsidence. Remember the Hilina Slump ?
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    (Arizona is going to be holding a drill later this month in which they will simulate relief operations to provide for people who they believe will flood the state from lower CA after “the big one” strikes. Interesting timing…)

  4. Robert Barricklow

    At this site we sometimes ponder the lack of common sense that is being pushed upon the masses by some idiotic social engineers.
    Bad week for common sense with the proposal by an Australian “sexuality educator” that parents should ask their baby for permission before changing diapers. Deanne Carson concedes that newborns are ill-equipped to give consent, but insists that just by asking the question parents are “Letting that child know that their response matters”.

    Who are these guys & dolls? How can they keep a straight face? Are they schooled in this insanity?

  5. Robert Barricklow

    GMO’s perfectly personify “our” so-called leadership’s policies: anti-nature; anti-human.
    The antidote, in turn personifies the solution:
    Let us be the change we want to see, and let us each contribute to a shift from a poisoned food system to a living food system.
    Russia’s leadership herein is the gold standard in food.
    Still, as I remarked in an earlier post, I’m concerned w/Putin’s choice of Dmitry Medvedev[a neoliberal, no less!] as Russian Prime Minister. A buddy of the oligarchs who benefitted from their “Rape of Russia”.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      by the bye, I’m reading PROJECT SOUL CATCHER: Secrets of Cyber and Cybernetic Warfare Revealed by Robert Duncan, B.A, M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.. It’s quite revealing and shocking; still, I’ve got to keep up with this inhuman leadership. What brought this to immediate mind was the missed keystroke in the above post. In fact, it’s as endemic as the bubonic plague. Thus, I quote: Some viruses purposely try to diminish productivity of the targeted computer by introducing a keystroke error every so often but not so often as to be obvious.
      The message of this work is that mind hacking is far more advanced and commonly used than most of us can imagine. After all, aren’t we all just electro-magnetic chemical sentient beings to be played with?

  6. Maslow’s Pyramid, or ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ is directly involved:
    https://s14-eu5.startpage.com/wikioimage/1ac42ca914860e7007e43d22d18f1187.png
    Like a physical pyramid, an upper layer cannot exist without a lower, supporting layer. The good guys try to build-up the pyramid, in a goal to reach ‘Self-actualization’ (a code word for spiritual attainment, which phrase is not allowed within conventional psychology) for the public. The bad guys try to break-up the pyramid, in a goal to reach the ‘nobles & serfs’ environment.

    Food and water lie on the lowermost, ‘physiological’ layer. Control these, and you have control over the layers above them – for good or bad purposes. Putin seems to recognize this, and may be moving to secure Russia’s flank on this matter. Watch to see how other nations ‘line up’ on this lowermost, ‘physiological’ layer; that will indicate how controlled they already are…

    (On the lowering of Russia’s defense budget, one has to take into account that many of Russia’s defense ‘companies’ are state-owned or at least state-controlled. This means the profit motive is eliminated or at least mitigated. So, once any weapon system has been proved-out, production will be basically at-cost – without the attempt to further ‘milk’ the system for profits. The new generations of Russian weapons systems – tanks, missiles, ships – will be produced at pennies-on-the-dollar compared with MIC western systems…)

  7. marcos toledo

    Well, Vladimir Putin will be doing what Donald Trump was voted into office to do. Rebuilding the state infrastructure instead of creating more white elephants like the infamous X35 and other military junk to bilk the nation. As for GMOs there just the latest glass beads and poisons, the West has been selling worldwide for half a millennium.

  8. Bayer-Monsanto will have to start interacting pragmatically pwith Russia rather than through the globalist media “shriek-o-meter”. And they probably are, though very quietly.

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