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July 11, 2013

GMOs Uber Democracy: European Examples

Filed under: Corporatism, Food and Farms, Globalization — Tags: , , , — Russ @ 7:36 am

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Yesterday I commented on how insecticidal and herbicide tolerant GMOs no longer work, as was predicted by all rational, non-criminal observers. (Those two are the only genres of GMOs which ever temporarily worked or were commercialized. All other sorts – “Golden Rice”, “drought-resistant”, “nitrogen-fixing”, etc. – are just PR hoaxes. The propaganda of these varieties exists because people are understandably turned off when they learn that the only things GMOs actually do are let more poison be sprayed upon them, or produce their own poison from within.)
 
Of course governments are intent on continuing to force these worthless, destructive products, for which there is zero natural demand, upon us anyway.
 
These days the EU’s Commission (an unelected technocratic government) continues in its desperate mission to force GMOs upon Europe, in spite of the continued overwhelming rejection of GMOs by the European people.
 
See also how, as more independent tests like last year’s Seralini feeding trial are proving the health malevolence of GMOs, the GM flacks are reduced to demanding that testing simply not be done! That’s the kind of swine who populate “our” hierarchies.
 
(The links there also give a good intro to the fundamentally anti-democratic character of government-by-bureaucracy like the EU, and the similar character of globalization’s “free trade agreements”. Since the European Commission continues to falter in pushing Monsanto’s imperative, the US government is trying to force GMOs literally down European throats via a bilateral “agreement”.) 

 
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5 Comments

  1. Comment when I sent some of your July posts to a friend:

    “quite to the contrary, the amazing thing about modern farming technology is that it has rendered the developed world immune to famine. famine used to be commonplace, but tell me the last time it ever happened in the developed world”

    “so you’re saying that short term (meaning, in the actual data) that there hasn’t been any famine, but somehow you think there will be in the future. and then you say that you’re the one going with the data? this is ludicrous dogma”

    Comment by Tony — July 11, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    • Famines, in modern and pre-modern times, have almost always been artificially caused, and always artificially exacerbated. So it is with all hunger on Earth today, and so will it be when industrial ag collapses. One has to be an especially ignorant flat-earth cultist if one’s unaware that industrial ag is 100% dependent on cheap oil, along with cheap non-renewable phosphorus and aquifer water.

      He did touch on one truth: Although “famine” has not yet been in the cards for the modern West, the West’s cheap luxury food consumption has indeed been the product of the corporate ag system, i.e. of stolen cheap oil and plundering the Earth. So at least he admits he’s a criminal and a parasite.

      Comment by Russ — July 11, 2013 @ 10:07 am

  2. Hi Russ

    Just to let you know, the link to GM Watch seems to be broken.

    Sophie

    Comment by sophie — August 5, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    • It looks like they changed the site to a new format. That’s sure going to suck if it means all the links I saved up no longer work.

      Comment by Russ — August 5, 2013 @ 9:42 am

      • So they have. Shame if the links are broken, but the new site looks a lot more usable.

        Comment by sophie — August 6, 2013 @ 11:02 am


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