GMO SEEDS ALREADY OBSOLETE?
If you're a GMO seeds proponent, or an employee of Mon(ster)santo or I.G. Farbensanto, don't say we didn't warn you. Our warning was that by trying to create genetically modified crops that would repel pests, that nature would adapt to the modifications faster than research laboratories could adapt GMOs to nature's adaptations, thus rendering them not only potentially obsolete, but by creating a pest problem, endangering the food supply (and don't forget those falling crop yields-per-acre that the University of Iowa documented a couple of years ago with respect to GMO yields: falling yields + higher costs to maintain GMO crops = GMO failure, and cost effectiveness makes natural seeds over the long term a better investment. Now it's officially come home to roost, according to this article shared by B.:
There's much to note about this article, but there was one thing that it stated that leaped out at me:
For the $55 billion genetically modified seed industry, the news hasn’t been good lately. The great “successes” of Bt corn and cotton seeds are turning to failure as insects such as corn rootworms and cotton bollworms are developing resistance to the GMO crops. As a result, farmers have to spray more toxic insecticides to kill the resistant insects.
The situation has become so bad that the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed phasing out more than 40 varieties of Bt corn and cotton over the next three to five years as a way to reduce the insect resistance.
Meanwhile, herbicide-tolerant GMO soybeans are facing massive weed resistance problems. With U.S. farmers spraying 300 million pounds of glyphosate on their fields each year, weeds have naturally developed resistance. Monsanto and other biotech companies’ solution was to develop new GMO seeds that would work with dicamba and 2,4-D herbicides, which are more toxic than glyphosate and prone to drift, causing damage to other crops.
The result has been a disaster. Dicamba has damaged millions of acres of non-dicamba tolerant soybeans as well as other crops, fruit orchards, millions of trees, and gardens in the past four years. The largest peach producer in Missouri lost 30,000 trees to dicamba drift damage. He sued Monsanto, now Bayer, and won a $265 million settlement. One farmer even murdered another over a dicamba drift dispute.
GMO seeds are failing because GMO technology is short-sighted and supports a failing system of agriculture. GMOs still dominate U.S. corn, soybean, and cotton production but I believe their days are numbered. They are going against the trends in agriculture, which are toward regenerative and organic methods.
A growing number of farmers are focusing on practices to build soil health such as planting cover crops and diverse crop rotations and grazing livestock. Because of those practices, regenerative farmers find they no longer need the GMO seeds, and they are also able to slash their use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.(Boldface emphasis added)
"... a failing system of agriculture": Let those words sink in. And let the other words "the result has been a disaster" sink in too. But wait, there's more:
The main point is that soil health and regenerative practices are the leading trends in agriculture today, and as farmers journey on the path to soil health, many don’t see the need to plant GMO seeds.
GMO seed technology was designed to work with a system of industrial agriculture whose toxic effects—pesticides that threaten human health, depleted and eroded soils, polluted waterways from fertilizer runoff, greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, among others—are becoming more apparent and threatening to the world. As more farmers move away from this system toward regenerative and organic practices, the use of ag chemicals and GMOs will fall away.
Biotechnology proponents point to the emergence of gene editing, and say that new gene edited seeds and crops will be developed. They say these crops will increase crop yields, produce more nutritious foods, reduce pesticide use, and help to “feed the world.” Wait, wasn’t that the promise of the “old” GMO seeds? Gene editing supporters say the technology is precise. But a study published in Nature magazine last July found that gene editing of human embryonic cells caused “chromosomal mayhem.” That isn’t precise. Similar genetic mayhem has been seen in gene edited rice and other crops. Gene edited crops will have the same problems as the older GMO crops, and consumers will likely reject them.(Boldface emphasis added)
In other words, human genetic tinkering is creating chaos in agriculture; think of the growing number of stories about adverse reactions to the mRNA covid "vaccines" and transfer that to crops and you get the picture: we are playing with systems which in spite of our vaunted "science" we do not yet completely understand, and in our rush to "play" with them and "improve" them, are creating a mess, possibly one that could threaten the food supply. And in both cases, crops and "vaccines", the model used is one to maximize profits of a few big corporations. Why sponsor hydroxychloroquine for covid, when it's so cheap, when profits can be maximized for a "vaccine" which comes with all sorts of health risks. Why sponsor ordinary seeds, when GMO seeds and their associated pesticides are so much more expensive, and can maximize profits?
Similarly, note the response to these models: "organic" crops and "holistic" medicine. In other words, more and more involved in the practice of farming or medicine are turning away from technological and artificial fixes more natural ones. Note that Russia, for example, not only turned very deliberately away from GMOs, but that its vaccine is not an experimental one tinkering with messenger RNA and human genetics.
And also note the response of "Big Agribusiness" (or as we like to call it here, I.G. Farbensanto or Mon[ster]santo) and Big Pharma (or as we like to call it, Muck Pharmaceuticals) to those who've opposed their agendas: Mon(ster)santo would sue farmers if one of their plants was spotted on their fields (meaning that Mon[ster]santo was actually spying on people), and Muck Pharmaceuticals? Well, it's a curious thing that so many holistic doctors were being murdered in the years running up to the covid planscamdemic, and we all saw how apopleptic some doctors and media became at the mere mention of hydroxychloroquine, vitamin d, or zinc.
So yes, perhaps we need a new model of doing things. One that isn't anti-science, but skeptical of rushed scientism, of rushed promises of "a better world" and "cures" without adequate testing and skepticism. In this, the whole GMO panacea has been a lesson in the dangers of rushed technologies, lack of inter-generational testing, and bought-off and corrupted "corporate science" and media promising the utmost safety of their witches' brews.
Or to put that lesson more succinctly, no more Mon(ster)santo's, and no more "Operation Warp Speeds" either. And here's the good news:
The good news is that a seed industry independent of the big biotech/pesticide companies—Bayer, BASF, Corteva, and Syngenta—is growing stronger, worth an estimated $10 billion. This includes organic seed companies such as Albert Lea Seed, Great Harvest Organics, High Mowing Organic Seeds, and others. There are also seed companies emerging to meet the demand for non-GMO corn including SureFlex Hybrids in Minnesota, Spectrum Non-GMO in Indiana, Hybrid85 in Nebraska, and De Dell Seeds in Canada, to name a few.
Now, hopefully, we'll see the emergence of doctors' and physicians' consortia that will treat their covid patients with things other than questionable "vaccines". We've seen a few individuals questioning the whole narrative, but the whole idea of other points of view should, perhaps, become a business model.
See you on the flip side...
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Yep!! Pshychopaths ALWAYS rise to the top….ask Dr. Katherine Horton!!! The majority of the public are too busy with their own daily lives, which means, they cannot be bothered with trying to control others!!
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I’ve been practicing organic gardening for years now. I buy seeds and plants from nurseries that I know are non-gmo or just save the seeds from the veggies, etc, that I grow. But what I’m concerned about is climate engineering and how that might effect our gardens. (ref: Dane Wigington of GeoEngineeringWatch) I mean, we could all be careful organic gardeners, but how do the chemicals and particulates coming down ONTO our gardens effect them? I don’t mean to sound like a covid fear monger, but I’m curiously concerned… or curious and concerned.
Precisely. Here on Cumberland Mtn TN at 2000ft elevation the area is rural and pristine. We have incredibly blue skies but the intense sun of recent years (all those mirror particles) and the chem trails, I have a black soot-type substance that accumulates on my white car. I noticed it last summer for the first time. People kept telling me it was pollen – well I’ve never seen black pollen. So I made the decision to move toward “protected” gardening which is putting a poly tunnel over all my crops. I freeze/can my produce so if I’ve gone to the effort to ensure wholesome food for myself I sure as hell don’t want who knows what chemicals in it. So I’m building three poly tunnels. Two are 7ft wide by 7ft high – one is 16ft long and the other is 12ft long. I’m building those over raised garden beds. The third poly tunnel is 10ft wide x 7ft high x 25ft long. That will be dedicated solely toward hydroponics – tomatoes, peppers, cukes and I’m experimenting with root veggies down there as well. I harvest rainwater into 4-275gal totes, I test that water for my hydroponic now and don’t seem to see any contamination. But that black crap falling over everything really bothers me.
The GMO’s are collapsing. Luckily there is a selfless philanthropist who has bought up lots of farmland (And just in time too!) So he can get his robots out there planting and harvesting perfectly safe crops. How reassuring.
And it’s the Russians who have led the move to non-gmo. And came up with a [email protected] the doesn’t gmo people. Hmmm- weren’t they the ones who figured out that pencils write in zero gravity?
I had forgotten about that pencil thingy.
The first human in space, and satellite too.
The Russians just a few years ago were the leading exporters of non-gmo wheat in the world, I haven’t checked on that lately. That’s a long way from the times they were begging us to sell to them in the 70’s. They are so self reliant now since all the sanctions we’ve put on them. I suppose we all thought they would learn their lesson, and come to us on their knees.
It’s amazing that people believe that a guy who almost worked himself up from the janitor at the old KGB building in the USSR, to being the leader of the Russian Federation, would be stupid enough to murder his political adversaries on his birthday. But they do….because realizing who’s actually doing these things would be just too much to mentally/emotionally take in.
500,000 dead in Syria, slave markets in Libya……we’ve come a long way becoming the monster we thought we were saving the world from……
Anyone old enough to remember the Green Revolution that was to end World hunger. There was an article in the seventies of the last century pointing out the failure of that boondoggle. I think it was in a Science eighties magazine. GMOs are just the just as evil descendants of that movement all these barbarians know is how to swindle, torture and murder and to top it all have no good management skills, to begin with. And they don’t care or give a damn to boot as well.
Have we lost the distinction between a corporation whose business is the manufacture of science and those who pursue science for business purposes? The latter always seemed to be conservative–exploring the vistas of science to determine whether there is something relevant on which they can create new products and engineer new tools and technologies. The former wants to “own” the science itself by tinkering with it directly, exploiting its secrets by patents and making huge profits off of the fabric of the laws of the universe itself. Unless restrained the former will be guilty of serious crimes and misdemeanors that aren’t just planetary in scope, but interstellar. We can not allow these people to get off this planet–or the universe will be at risk.
Unfortunately, the mad scientists and their psychopathic billionaire pals will be the first to get off this planet… With any luck, the universe–or maybe those not-so-friendly “genetic cousins” of ours out there–will strike them down.
Shouldn’t we be encouraging these “people” to get off this planet ASAP?! We will be better off without them, and I’m sure our neighbors in the galaxy will make short shrift of them and their evil.
I understand the sentiment. They are a contagion. They are wreck-less. They are foolish. But they are inconvenient. They are greedy. The list is endless. We might be better off–or they might turn their weapons against us and smack us down. The problem is: they are us. They are our contagion. The universe should not be deeply effected by these vermin. It is better they are dealt with here first–if we can harness the power to do so. Until the human race tempers our aggression with pride and humility, this race cannot go to the stars. These vermin are the worst of the entire species.
But the Mill and Belinda Goats Foundation told us GMOs will save the world, so like chill out, stop getting so uptight about the science and like, you know, just trust the science. What me worry?
In 1969 my Grandparents gave me a copy of Rodales Organic Gardening. And all tools needed. Best gifts ever. I consider myself a natural gardener. And have been practicing that method, now in my 70’s. Ruth Stout is mentioned in Rodales book. She used the No Till method. She’s was quite the character. I think there is only one or two videos of Ruth Stout on You Tube. Plant like your life depends on. Because it does. More then ever.
Well, with robots and technology able to mass produce amazing things cheaper, better, and safer than people; people should find something else to do. Miles of corporate mono crop fields and industrial chemical reliance is causing our food to become toxic and less nutricious. What was the number one past time of our ancesters? Small farming and livestock rearing! Perhaps we need to re-learn these skills and combine them with new inovations. As for replenishing depleted soils with trace minerals that are lost over time, how about inovation that is based upon how mother nature naturally does this? Dredge up a portion of river delta silt after spring floods and spread it over the fields. After allowing the salt to get washed out from rain over a season or two in coastal man made lagoons designed for such. Modernized man with access to top notch healthcare and life extension technologies can afford to naturally have less kids because there won’t be diseases to kill them. In the past you had to have a lot of kids in the hopes that a few would survive because of disease. With advancement in health this is un-neccessary. If our IQ’s were not being purposefully reduced we all could understand this if we had a rational and intelligent education system that taught real science. But no our leaders poison our minds every which way they can. The world needs real leaders and not competative parasites calling the shots.
The technology is spiraling down
into ever increasing orbits of speed
their moral compass spinning so fast
the blur between them is non existent.
… to the post.
Of course the first thing that comes to mind;
GMO’s are turning to failure and the news is not good?
They engineer crisis for opportunities.
Good news! Another crisis!
Better news! The insane asylum engineered this one too!
Solution? More genetic engineering! Of course!
And the insane asylum has the patents! Amazing!
What about that new crop of generically engineered life?
You know? The one spliced w/experimental mRNA?
The ones line up against the job walls and shot?
The ones lined up against the information warfare walls and shot?
The ones saving their lives by lining up to be shot?
Looking more & more toward mother nature and/or analogue; is becoming the answer to problems being generated by those who are shoehorning the digital and genetic solutions into crises they themselves generated; so that the solutions would be under more & more; tighter and tighter centralized control. Those at the top of an enforced hierarchy of pyramidal organized control, are designing embedded forms of structural violence w/in the algorithmic platform infrastructures of both governmental, inst1tutions, private corporations, and other applications that force individuals out to margins w/o any recourse.
Just as the GMOs and the mRNAs are forcing people back to what worked in the first place.
In others words; on all fronts, the tip of the pyramids is, by design, winnowing down its base by engineering flawed solutions, to the pyramid’s own crises by design. The tip of the pyramids, the insane asylum of policy making; is purposely destroying the systems from w/in nature; to rebuild it out in a flawed technological design that is going to fail. The GMOs, a perfect symbol of its hubris and failure over a brief period of time. Technical time bombs solutions are replacing nature/analogue throughout the 21st century technological infrastructure – to fail. By design; in the long run, or by the Sun’s EMP through flares or corona outbursts.
Billions of years of trial 7 error by nature and the topological metaphor have given mankind the ability to get where he is. But, those at the tip of policy making are now destroying that gift of nature/God; and replacing it w/s devil may care pilot program of live-in-action experimentation; to that the field is leveled once again.
To begin anew; w/a pilot who is the anthesis of nature/God.
my free flow rant is over
Friends and relatives mocked me years ago when I started buying and consuming only organic and non-GMO food. There wasn’t much to choose from at that time so my diet was limited. Their response was. “It’s just a label that makes you pay more for food. How do you know they are even grown organic?”
Fortunately I was able to afford the additional cost and immune to what they thought.
My thoughts were if I supported those who farmed organically, more selection would be forthcoming and now there is a whole array of stuff to choose. Unfortunately with this covid thing and the popularity of organic products the supermarket yesterday was out of many of the products usually available on the shelves.
Careful what you wish?
This is encouraging. Maybe some sanity will prevail after all! Next up: keep farmland from becoming monopolized by some psycho. GMOs and Big Pharma come from the same sick mixture of impulses: scientism, Malthusianism, and greed. I finally started down the non-GMO road, then made sure to eat as much organic as possible, after my health started falling off a cliff. I learned that not only is organic food healthier, but you can often really taste the difference between “conventional” and organic produce.
My comment above was also meant to reply to this blog post in general.
i was thinking about this subject a few days ago. when i was growing up we did not have anywhere near the variety of grocery’s we have today much less the type and verity of vegetables that are offered now. There where no specialty or ethnic foods with most of what was available where the basics like carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, celery. I don’t even remember see a squash, those had to be grown in a personal garden and most people would not eat the unknown. I was in my late teens before i let a tomato pass my lips and did so out of hunger. What i was thinking about is are we returning to those days.
This reminds me of a fit mother threw when served fresh green beans, must have been around the mid eights when more, different and fresh foods became available in these parts. She told them to take the beans off her plate and send them back to the kitchen. Told them to bring her canned green beans that had been cooked all the way. They took the whole plate. Pretty sure she did it under my dads direction with a eye glance.
The problem with organic/holistic farming (depending on your cosmology) is that it funnels us right into Rudolf Steiner and the Anthroposophists/Theosophists. I’m looking for a source, as I originally read it on Wikipedia, but apparently Richard Walther Darré, Reich Minister of Food and Agriculture, actually envisaged a two-tier system where the newly-conquered lands of the Ukraine and Poland would be managed using the newly-discovered (by I.G. Farben et. al) synthetic fertilizers while the core territories of the Reich would be managed using biodynamic methods.
Constance Cumbey identifies “holism” as another shibboleth of the New Age movement, again with ties to the Theosophical Society. Holism=Totalitarianism.
The first point is the claim that GMO technology will help to ‘feed the world’. Perhaps the hungry and impoverished just don’t have the money to buy food no matter how many crops are modified.
There is currently a revolution in alternative ways to grow healthy and abundant food, which I myself am using on my little plot. Using heirloom seeds and saving it wherever possible for the following year.
See Richard Perkins on youtube, Charles Dowding and his no-dig method.
Charles’ method is catching on all over the globe, his soil is full of beneficial micro-organisms without using any fertilisers or chemicals. There are many more. We can all start in our own backyards, one little plot at a time.
Agree – it’s time to return to the Victory Gardens. I know things are going to get dicey with the food supply, but I’m thrilled that Mother Nature is not just fighting back, she was smarter to begin with. Thanks for the links.
Here are two of my favorite gardening people.
Morag Gamble in Australia – Our Permaculture Life (she has a beautiful edible companion garden at her home and teaches her methods at the university)
Dr. Kratky: The Kratky Hydroponic Method – you can even grow greens in a Ball Jar on your window sill
Amen on starting a Victory Garden! For those of us who don’t have a plot of land yet: I recently heard a guy named Curtis Stone interviewed somewhere about self-sufficiency with food. For people without a plot of land, and who can’t or don’t want to buy real estate, he had a brilliant idea: a food-growing co-op where a few people get together and lease a plot of land in an agriculture zone for growing food. This might work for people living in big cities if they can lease a plot of land within a reasonable drive outside of town.
If that’s too ambitious and you don’t have outdoor space, you can even grow microgreens and sprouts in Ball Jars and small pallets of soil in an apartment. Apparently, some microgreens are very vitamin-rich, especially if you juice them. It’s better than nothing.
Marjory Wildcraft has some useful videos on YT about gardening and homesteading (note: they’re short and there’s a zillion of them, so you may have to scroll a lot to find those of interest to you): https://www.youtube.com/user/BackyardFood/videos
Thank you for the links! I watched for a few minutes and immediately subscribed to both channels! Welcome news for apartment dwellers.
In Genesis, the dual expression “Elohim Yahweh” translates to “astronomical and agricultural year cycle”.
Elohim, as plural noun, is the wandering stars, defining the workweek of calendar, with a day off, to rest.
Yahweh is cognate with year, brought to Europe, through Saxon migration, from Mesopotamia.
Crossover, between grassland and woodland, is the grove of gathering, the circumscribed sanctuary of Druid.
TOPOLOGICAL METAPHOR IN OLD ENGLISH 7
Gathering is rule of law rhyme,
chanting place and time,
as sacred moment
sounding bell tolled chime.
Kingdom = Cyn+ing+dom.
In the agrarian pantheon – of the popcorn god – Pontifex Caliban is superfluous.
The whole idea of other points of view should, perhaps, become THE business model. Unfortunately, our Fortean livestock managers insist on a centralized, technocratic control-manipulate-harvest business model, which works against change at the grass-roots level (no pun intended); but it is from the grass roots (and for the grass roots?!) that change and resistance must sprout. Farmers and growers already see where their best interests lie and many are re-learning the benefits of traditional methods.
In biblical terms, bureaucrats are named by Baalim, because they kowtow to their uberlords.
Anthropomorphic worship of head of state, allows Ashtoreth suffragettes, to become uberladies.
Moloch moneylender is a character in a Charles Dickens novel, who is a kidsman, teaching pickpocketing.
Satanic mills are soul grinders of industrial sweatshops.
The regrettable aspect of GM plants is that ideas about actually increasing resistance of plants to pests or to inhibit the growth of weeds along side them have never been the plan and never made it to “market”. All these big pharma GM strains are modified to increase resistance and/or tolerance to otherwise inhibiting and or toxic concentrations of, for the most part herbicides. GM plant technology is purely profit motivated. The “market” has always been about and focuses on selling more chemicals and nothing else.
It is really depressing actually decades on from when I was sitting in those molecular biology lectures and the only one out of the thirty in that introductory plant biotechnology subject that had the balls to express my thoughts on the alleged benefit of going down the GM plant route. That haven’t changed. Probably a good idea that may come in handy though as yet of cost-benefit analyses of undemonstrated merit.
World hunger has always been about the lack of effective distribution networks. People like Gates would be funding and promoting road building if they really had even a mild glimmer of concern about hungry people.
Your point is well taken. The universities and scientists are so in their own head that they don’t look up and take notice of the world around them. How cab they logically think that GMOs are still a good idea parallel with the group who developed little pollinating robots because the GMO people are killing off the natural pollinators and NOT once think “something is wrong here”? If they don’t get that their weird science and complete GREED will lead them to eventual devastation along with the rest of us, then I hope I don’t reincarnate with them next time … doing my best not to.
I get the impression sociopathic personality types are overrepresented among people who are really good at science and scientific research. I don’t know why. Add to that the fact that we live in a culture that doesn’t seem to value anything except making lots of money. Result: sociopaths rise to the top, in science as in other key fields (politics, tech, and so on).
Sociopaths are attracted to the tops of all pyramidal structures, like moths are attracted to a flame. We might have hoped that, as a result of the internet, those pyramids would flatten in a way that moved power and control nearer to the bottom by bringing people (virtually) closer together. However, what has in fact happened is that the bottom of the pyramid has grown (and the middle has shrunk), but power and control have been retained at the top. That was no accident. In fact, it seems to have been a trap!