GMO GEOPOLITICS: MEXICO SAYS NO TO GMO, AGAIN

It's been quite a while since we've had occasion to blog about GMO geopolitics here, the last time being our warnings about the hidden issue of GMOs lying behind the conflict between the Ukraine and Russia. You'll recall that Russia said nyet and the Ukraine said da to the whole issue of GMOs, the latter extending special mercantilist privileges to western "agribusiness" corporations and concerns, particularly companies like I.G. Farbensanto, and special port privileges to those concerns on the Black Sea. Indeed, from that point of view, one might view the Russo-Ukrainian war as a war in part over the respective nations' GMO policies (and associated economic and trade issues)... and you'll note that much of Russia's military operations have been designed to shut down the Ukraine's ability to trade its agriculture via routes through the Black Sea. It goes without saying, of course, that that trade is bound to be significantly less: it's hard to farm and harvest crops when you're sending the very people that would normally do so to the slaughterhouse of a war of attrition you were stupid enough to allow the West to talk you into  as a thank you for the West's support in the coup d'etat that overthrew the previous legitimately elected pro-Russian Ukrainian government. While I'm far from suggesting that the GMO issue was the principal issue for the Ukrainian or the Russian governments' actions, I do still think that it is one of the many major issues that divide the two.

Why am I so confident in this? Watch for it: if the Ukraine and Russia negotiate a peace that manages to bypass any involvement of the European (dis)Union or Swampington DC, then you can fully expect that Russia will insist on a revision of the Ukrainian government's GMO policy and openness to big agribusiness companies like I.G. Farbensanto.  And where might the Ukraine be able to buy natural non-GMO heirloom seeds? Why, from Russia, of course.  This is another way of saying "Goodbye Victoria; thank you for the Maidan coup, the secret biolabs, the GMO foods and policies, the Nazi revanchism, and the war we can't win. It's been not-so-nice, now go away - forever - and enjoy your retirement, and here, try some GMO-based salve for your conscience."

With that background of our absence of GMO geopolitics lately, we can turn our much-needed update attention on GMO Geopolitics to Mexico, where according to this article shared by E.E. (with our thanks), Mexico is continuing to refuse to play in the GMO sandbox, citing disturbing things like ... oh, I don't know... "the Science", with a notable lack of appearance by Mr. Science Himself, Dr, Fausti:

Genetically modified corn trade dispute continues with formal submission from Mexico

You'll note the following (which I cite at some length because it's just too juicy to ignore):

On March 5, the Mexican government’s formal response to the United States in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade dispute was published by the USMCA secretariat. A 2023 Mexican decree called for the phaseout of the herbicide glyphosate, elimination of the use of genetically modified (GM) corn in flour and tortillas for direct human consumption, and eventual substitution of GM corn for industrial use and animal feed. Mexico’s USMCA submission defends its decree, which was issued as part of a broader slate of food system reforms in response to years of concerted efforts by social movements to prevent planting of GM corn and protect the country’s cultural heritage, biodiversity and food sovereignty.

The submission provides evidence to justify precautionary measures to protect consumers from potential health impacts of GM corn imported from the U.S. and residues of glyphosate. According to the submission, Mexico’s policies will have minimal impacts on U.S. producers: the policies affect only 1% of U.S. corn exports, white corn used for human consumption, with the overwhelming share of exports going to livestock feed. Mexico also documents the potential health risks from GM corn and glyphosate for a population that consumes ten times the amount of corn consumed by people in the U.S.

Key elements of Mexico’s submission include:

  • The scientific evidence of GMO safety presented by the U.S. is out of date, much of it from industry studies not supported by peer-review. According to Mexico, the U.S. did not present any peer-reviewed study showing it safe to eat large quantities of GM corn exposed to glyphosate in minimally processed form over a lifetime. Mexico makes the case that the U.S. regulatory process is not stringent enough ensure that products are safe for Mexicans to consume at high levels. 
  • On public health, the submission details that GM corn, especially Bt corn engineered to kill insect pests, can have adverse impacts on non-target animals. Mammals have been shown to suffer damage to their digestive systems from a GM trait that kills its targets by attacking their guts. 
  • Mexican tortillas have been proven to be contaminated with GM corn and glyphosate, the latter in residues from treatments of GM corn engineered to tolerate the herbicide featured in Roundup. Mexico shows that even low-level exposures can have negative long-term health impact.

Well, three cheers for Mexico, because not only is the American regulatory process not stringent enough, it's bought and paid for by the very corporations promoting "the science" that there's no health hazard to GMOs.  And yes, we're still waiting for their long term inter-generational studies to document that fact, a nasty little fact that was pointed out by  - here it comes - Russia when it refused to license the production of GMOs within Russia. Then Mexico has the effrontery and unmitigated gall to point out that Bt corn interferes with the digestive system of mammals: dogs, cats, cows, horses, pigs, whales... let that sink in: could there be a correlation between the sudden expansion of GMOs into the American food supply beginning under the administration of George Herbert Walker Schrubb, and the onset in subsequent decades of rampant obesity in the American population? While correlation is not causation, it cannot be gainsaid that it is often an indicator of it.

But most of all, note that Mexico hit the US with a full broadside of footnotes:

“Ever since Mexico first announced its intentions to limit GM corn and glyphosate in its tortilla chain, the U.S. government has asserted that Mexico’s policies are not based on science,” said IATP Senior Advisor Timothy A. Wise. “This comprehensive response refutes that claim, presenting hundreds of academic studies that show cause for concern about human health and the threat to native corn diversity.”

Now there's a factor playing in all of this that I suspect no one is thinking of, but which might very possibly be watching these developments with an eye toward future "investment": the drug cartels of Latin America. They are, after all, involved in smuggling all sorts of things, drugs, people, weapons, you name it. In a certain sense, one can view drugs as "agricultural products".

What if they suddenly decide to become involved in the heirloom seed business? The could, easily and quickly, corner the market on such seeds in the western hemisphere, and in the process, launder their image considerably, thereby illustrating in yet another manner what a fiasco of lunatic policy and government-corporate corruption the whole GMO experiment has been. Or conversely, Mr. Globalooney, whose bottomless depths of depravity and narcissism cannot be plumbed, might decide to bribe those cartels to further GMO corruption of fields of farmers refusing to plant their "product"... so they can sue them and seize their assets. After all, I.G. Farbensanto was well known for the practice.  Let them eat bugs, bugs whose digestive systems have been eaten up by Bt corn and similar projects.

Thanks... but no thanks.

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. bluelectricstorm on March 27, 2024 at 3:49 am

    Just as amendments to the Agriculture Bill here in the US made it so that all kinds of crap can be added to milk and it can yet be said to be “grade A”….they’ll just change the definition of what comprises human food.

    If they’re letting in “the majority of corn imports” to feed the animals, this is no cause for celebration.
    Did Mexicans suddenly swear off of meat?
    Greenpeace fought illegal shiptments of gmo corn into Mexico for years, decades. To imagine that the cartels will become heroic purveyors of life is beyond bizarre. Mexico has tradtionally kept its own treasured stock of heirloom seed.
    Then again, we saw Abundant Life’s stock go up in flames years ago. Sabotage is.
    The last time I ate GMO corn, I took a chance on an awesome nacho dish. For the next five days, my gut felt as if it had been run over by an eighteen wheeler. Not good at all.
    Corn is so important. It is my go-to source of magnesium. I don’t pop pills, I eat food.
    Strange this should come up for me today. Yesterday I went through several kinds of mini hell just to get some decent corn. Maize, that is. Corn is the english word for grain. Any grain, generic.
    But maize is both vegetable and grain. Fresh warm organic tortillas are something to live for.
    Made traditionally, from soaked whole corn.



  2. Ray Story on March 16, 2024 at 8:13 am

    Kudos to Mexico for recognizing the hazards of GMO modified foods. I will try to buy Taco shells made in Mexico from now on.



  3. marcos toledo on March 15, 2024 at 7:07 pm

    What new do the Opium Wars in China Fire Water to the Natives ring a bell? This is an old Western Tradition of sowing misery and destruction around the World.



  4. Richard on March 15, 2024 at 5:55 pm

    In one’s view, it goes deeper than just genetically modified organism(s) (GMO’s) at the cellular level and their association with the world food supplies. It has a great deal to do with what is also being found in the laboratories no matter personal and political positions on the fear mongering that the [unknown] instigates.
    For instance, that business of affecting reproductive growth of sovereign nations – the all-in-important & looming demographics turning points that have been back-bunkered (for now). Despite the distractions in the courts, it is not going away.
    It’s been suggested that this worldly migration (combination) immigration management (sometimes mismanagement) has a great deal in the background to do with decisions on grains traded. It’s just the tip of the corn-stalk-tassels and silks & ear flowers that fertilize by-way-of-the winds.
    From another frame of reference and concern, “Have you had your daily dose of [chlormequat] today? If you’re an oats and cereal oats eater, you probably have. More than you need or should even have, especially, the kids. Big Pharma & Farma, no doubt, are lurking in the background having been put on notice (again)..



  5. Henry Richardson on March 15, 2024 at 1:26 pm

    In the meantime non-GMO Russia has become the world’s fourth largest agricultural exporter…
    Sort of gives you an idea of which policy was best. GMO is not even a good business.

    https://www.rt.com/russia/593818-russia-agriculture-exports-putin/

    Maybe NATOstan scientistmists can come up with GMO varieties that grow on radioactive soil…



  6. Henry Richardson on March 15, 2024 at 1:16 pm

    In the meantime, non-GMO Russia has just become the world’s fourth largest agricultural exporter…

    https://www.rt.com/russia/593818-russia-agriculture-exports-putin/



  7. Robert Barricklow on March 15, 2024 at 1:01 pm

    I was mentioning the substantially equivalent Bush just the other day.
    There’s been a biblical digitized flood of “substantially equivalent copies” usurping the real.
    To today’s blog.

    Good point.
    I was thinking of the cartels myself.
    The concept of suing to get the Mexican lands; because their Frankenstein proprietary GMO corporate suicide seeds, were blown in by Frankenstein weather manipulated winds – is their signature devil in the details – modus operandi.

    There’s poison by choice; then there’s purposed poison.
    One wants the customers to live and spend another day
    The other? Well, the devil may care but Farbensanto doesn’t.



  8. anakephalaiosis on March 15, 2024 at 7:48 am

    I’m a tea philosopher, thinking, that herbal flavour, in hot water and alcohol, makes good tea and schnapps.

    I sort of “travel” with the flavour, through the realm of the vegetative, and it is good, when the flavour feels natural.

    When pilgrimaging the Great Tea Road, I see GMO demons as barbarism, that roadblocks my civilised esthetics.

    I see the Bering Strait land bridge, as a means, to hunt down GMO demons, through rooted growth.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/s7tnc0ze5af0u3k/uncle-traveling-matt.jpg



    • anakephalaiosis on March 15, 2024 at 7:49 am

      GREEN MAN

      When shape-shifting into tree,
      one uses twigs to see,
      to make waves
      with leaves,
      stirring green forest sea.

      Most heavenly drunk on brewery,
      is sipping cider fruit tree,
      doing apple juice
      by fine use,
      of woodwork distillery.

      Drunken trees get heat from sky,
      when sunshine rides by,
      and moonshine
      mighty fine,
      makes you wonder why.



      • anakephalaiosis on March 15, 2024 at 10:13 am

        [Off topic – update on the runic project]

        1. Decoding the runes was achieved in 2017, which left, placing them on the timeline, a problem to be solved.

        2. The closing theme of the Old English rune poem is “fall, death and rise”, which suggested a connection to Christianity.

        3. It raised the question, whether the runes were of Christian origin, or vice versa – or could be traced to a common origin.

        4. Today, Crimea provides the axiom, whereby the runes can be linked to Elijah, and Scythian recruitment in Roman military.

        5. It further suggests, that the runes represent the Samarian narrative, that rose into dominance, in the 7th century BC.

        6. Correlating Samarian and Jerusalemite narratives will automatically expell the fake Judeo-Christian narrative.

        7. The runic ideology supports the republic, against empire, and destroys the “divine right of kings” doctrine.

        8. Incorporating the runes, into the Christian narrative, will automatically defeat the papal crusade in the Ukraine.

        9. The deathblow to papacy is achieved, by revealing Elohim & Yahweh, as basically Logic & Reason, Odin’s two brothers.



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