You might have thought that, since it's been a while since we've blogged about GMO foods and their supposed "safety" and "equivalence" to non-GMOs, that we've forgotten about them. Granted, it's easy to do when I.G. Farbensanto has lost yet another multi-million dollar lawsuit brought against its products; the "$cience" $eem$ to have been lo$t, left to wander in a Faucian labyrinth of conflicting memoranda and pronouncements. But on occasion we have had opportunity to point out the obvious problems with GMO seeds and crops, like the University of Iowa study of some years ago that pointed out that the cost-to-benefit ratios actually declined over several years as insects gained immunity to the GMOs, and yields per acre fell while costs went up, while that of ordinary crops maintained their normal ratios.  (See ).

There is now another study from France that was shared by W.G., that highlights yet another "emergent problem" with I.G. Farbensanto's plans to poison the food supply and reduce yields per acre:

Neighbourly partnerships help plants to better resist disease

What caught my eye was how counter-intuitive and contrary to nature GMO crops actually are:

Planting different varieties or cultivars of any given crop together in the form of seed mixtures has long been a key strategy of agroecology. The genetic diversity in these mixed "seed populations" avoids the vulnerability of a genetically uniform crop, helping to protect the crop from stresses such as fungal diseases, pest attacks, and bad weather.

There is renewed interest in the practice of mixing crop cultivars, and in France today more than 10 percent of the area under wheat cultivation is reported to use the method. However, mixtures have variable success in controlling disease. This may be caused by as yet unknown interactions between cultivars.

A new study sheds light on this phenomenon. The study found that certain mixtures can affect plants' susceptibility to fungal disease, providing a form of social immunity in wheat and rice. The study found that disease susceptibility in wheat and rice is affected not only by genetic resistance traits, but also by interactions with neighbouring plants of the same species.

The findings, published in PLOS Biology, show that inter-plant cooperation can reduce disease susceptibility by nearly 90 percent in certain cases, as much as is conferred by a plant’s own resistance genes. The researchers also found that certain plant pairings can increase disease susceptibility.

Contrast this "mixing varieties of seed species" with the typical approach taken in engineering a species of "pesticide ready" plant:

In GMWatch's view, they also represent another nail in the coffin for genetic engineering approaches to disease resistance (including via gene editing). These are narrowly obtained, by manipulating one or a few genes, and narrowly targeted, leading to a failure to provide resistance to multiple pathogens. Broadly based disease resistance is necessary for resilience in the field.

In addition, and crucially, the new study confirms that farming systems are equally as important as genetics– if not more so – in providing resistance to diseases and other stresses.

Insofar as genetics do play a role in disease resistance, conventional breeding continues to outstrip GM, as our Non-GM Successes database shows. (Italicized and boldfaced emphases added).

This finding tends to support the similar findings of the University of Iowa study mentioned above, which similarly found that planting the same type of GMO crop year after year actually diminished a plant species' resistance to pests and disease, and required a greater investment in pesticides to maintain yields.

Common sense could have told the scientismists this even before the grand GMO experiments got underway. We all know the costs of over- interbreeding in the human population. Consider only "the Hapsburg jaw" and the long list of idiots spawned in that family, obsessed as it was with protecting its "pure" bloodline. Similarly, mixing-up various varieties of corn or wheat in a field will tend to increase over all resistance and health of the plant.

The interesting thing about the story, however, is not its rather obvious grounding in common sense nor the fact that actual investigation has provided corroboration of that common sense. The interesting thing is, rather, the fact that the story spells yet another ignominious defeat for the narrative that was pushed by Big Agriculture/Mon(ster)santo/I.G. Farbensanto, the narrative that said that a GMO version of wheat or corn was "substantially equivalent" to the ordinary "heirloom" plant, since it basically looked the same and tasted the same. It could therefore be  substituted for the natural "heirloom" plant with reasonable confidence that no ill-long term effects would result. Of course, "substantial equivalence" went right out the window the moment that patents and profits were concerned. There was a revolving door between the "government assuring us" of GMOs' safety, and the government agencies doing it, and the corporations peddling their products,

The result was, and is, the ongoing lawsuits against Big Agra.

The lesson is that governments beholden to corporations for "The Science" inevitably create "The Narrative" regarding The Product, and that "Narrative" in turn usually begins to break down when Reality contradicts "The Science", no matter how hard the lamestream propatainment media try to push "the Narrative".  Eventually, some clever lawyer will also target those media companies as complicit in peddling the products and thereby creating The Narrative that eventually is contradicted by Reality. Eventually they will win a case and a massive judgement. Eventually in the course of such a process, some court of law will also determine that some aspect of "The Science" was doctored or suppressed in order to create and promote "The Narrative", and all bets and special privileges granted by the government to the corporations will evaporate like morning dew under a desert sun.

Lawyer up, guys, because what's sauce for I.G. Farbensanto, is also sauce for Modernasanto and Pfizersanto.

See you on the flip side...


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. Brendan on November 21, 2023 at 11:31 pm

    Until 2013 when I first started listening to Joseph’s interviews I never knew what Monstersantaclaus (or should that be IG Farbenkrampus) was.

  2. marcos toledo on November 20, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    This brings up the question of how long have humans been engaged in agriculture it is certainly more than ten thousand years so those who grow our food have a lot of knowledge and experience. Big Agria- Pharma are and have been at best better organized crime syndicates

  3. poronkusema on November 20, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Re: RB’s comment–about information exchange taking place in the higher dimensions among plants.
    I just finished reading Robert Temple’s new libro, “A New Science of Heaven,” which discusses the Kordylewski Clouds, complex dusty plasmas, which might be vastly more intelligent (so easily) than human beings. Non-locality, the death-flash, quantum physics and 99% of the Universe as plasma. (CIA is said to have blocked it from being published in US.) He is a vastly intelligent man.

    So I guess my comment is that, of course, plants exchange information with higher dimensions. But, read Temple’s book asap. It contains so much that although I understood it (due to his ability to simplify complex ideas), I remain incapable of articulating or summarizing it…. you gots to read it yourself.

    • Robert Barricklow on November 20, 2023 at 5:12 pm

      On my must read list.
      Thanks for the insights.

      • poronkusema on November 22, 2023 at 4:21 pm

        Hey tell me what you think……so much…….such suchness

    • cobo on November 20, 2023 at 8:13 pm

      I’ve just rcvd that book. However, years of gardening. I’m ok with communing with plants, birds, cats, nature… However, as much wanna get uber naturalis, earthly basics apply. If the guardian in plasmic, how might it be killed :- ) ??

  4. Robert Barricklow on November 20, 2023 at 11:55 am

    When first reading about this; I speculated that higher-informational-exchange occurs in the higher dimensions, for the good of the plants as whole set. The greater the fields of informational exchange; the greater the benefit over time.
    Fungus don’t have “visible” communication – yet obviously it occurs.
    Meaning; in higher-dimensions.

    Of course, the “substantially equivalent” B.$[cience]; remind one of the old commercial tagline:
    It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.
    There are consequences.

  5. anakephalaiosis on November 20, 2023 at 10:08 am

    1. So far, I have discovered eight landscape suffixes, of whom seven are provable, whereas one I keep, as a strategic hypothesis, the “-ish”.

    2. When comparing Indo-European languages, the “-os” suffix is a likely ninth candidate, when seen, as a river mouth, which the rune “os” suggests.

    3. “Os” would carry the function, as a delimiter on abstract realm, either as a point, at the end of a line, or, as a circle, around a realm.

    4. The existence of such an Indo-European delimiter could explain Greek/Latin constructions like: genesis, genus, logos, cosmos.

    5. Greek GEN is equivalent to Old English CYN, and both are probably of same origin, and when adding a delimiter, they become circumscribed.

    6. The proto-Scythian concept of paradise is GEN, as gentile with delimiter, which is heathen, and not Catholic, because latter is imperial.

    7. The empire beheads natural CYN, and imposes slavery, ruled by a proconsul, as head of province, paying tribute to predator capitalism.

    8. A proconsul would be naturally overthrown, by a healthy collective body, with white blood cells, that automatically reject a transplant organ.

    9. Subsequently, a proconsul would need, to invent a divine right to rule, and institute inbreeding, supported by bureaucrat priesthood.

    10. To maintain natural CYN, in the Bronze Age, the balance at the scales, as Elohim-Yahweh, was invented, to ensure logic and reason.

    11. Today, man has a logical choice, between Scythian and Judean, which is choosing between CYN and imperial gaslighting.

    12. Judeo-Christianity is peace, love and understanding for sheep, whereas Scythio-Christianity is identity, resistance and retaliation for horses.

    Pick your crowd, and favourite animal!

    Landscape suffixes:

  6. Maria Clarke on November 20, 2023 at 5:32 am

    Indeed! This is just the planting of varieties of the same plant, which works well. There is also the practice of companion planting where different species share the garden row or field providing protection from disease and pests. The side effect of this is an overall yield per hectare/acre/garden that exceeds the the single planting, and it can be used to fertilise the soil too, so increasing the well being of the soil at the same time. Plus you get a wider variety of veg or fruit etc at the end of the season. Another example would be “after-grass”. Plant grass seeds with wheat or barley, harvest the barley in due time, leaving the grass to grow up for the next few months allowing the field to be used for livestock afterwards.

    • Cascadian Girl on November 20, 2023 at 9:20 am

      Yes! Years of interplanting, soil feeding, and cover cropping have illustrated how well this works. Lawsuits aside, the real question may be this; at what point will enough humans stop stop accepting offers from big pharma/ag that the industry simply becomes irrelevant?

    • FiatLux on November 21, 2023 at 12:23 am

      Even something as simple as intercropping (mixing different crops in the same field instead of planting acres and acres of a single crop) can help prevent an insect or disease infestation from wiping out an entire field of plants. Regenerative agriculture, no-till agriculture, companion planting, a mixture of cover crops instead of just one, grazing animals on harvested fields . . . there are several methods of getting high yields of healthy crops without depleting the soil or using chemicals year after year. I watched a presentation by a farmer in North Dakota who used these kinds of methods and, after a few years, ended up using no chemical fertilizers and getting higher yields than neighboring farms that use “conventional” agriculture. There’s a farmer (in Canada, I think) who sprays his fruit trees with whey, which he gets as a waste product from cheese manufacturers, instead of using chemical antifungals, with excellent results.

      The sad part is, all of this is known. It’s just not profitable for the I.G. Farbensanto’s of the world.

      • Cascadian Girl on November 21, 2023 at 11:27 am

        Milk is an excellent anti-fungal, particularly when used regularly as a preventive. I use raw milk 50/50 with water. It doesn’t burn the plants in hot weather like sprays that contain oil can, and the smell is sweet and pleasant. I read that pasteurized milk can be used as well….I wouldn’t want to have to smell that though! It also pays to make your own fertilizers; feeding the soil feeds the plants. The premier regenerative farmer is Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm in Virginia. He integrates grazing animals too. He’s been at it for decades, with remarkable success.

        • Robert Barricklow on November 21, 2023 at 4:22 pm

          Physically, civilization rests on the soil, because the soil produces the nutrients for the grasses that feed the animals, which in turn feed the people. Fertile soil ultimately provided the raw milk upon which civilization was quite literally built. The current Rockefeller Health System represents racketeering dressed up in the rhetoric of public good. Pasteurization has caused much sickness and cost many lives.
          Upton Sinclair best describes today’s health expert, ” It is very difficult to understand something; when his salary depends on not understanding it.”

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