July 9, 2014

There’s No Debate: GMOs Are Nothing But A Corporate Poison Regime


As Beyond Pesticides points out in its brief opposing the application to the EPA from Texas cotton contractors for an “emergency” deregulation of the extremely toxic herbicide propazine, there’s no legitimate emergency here at all. On the contrary, the superweeds which are crippling industrial cotton production over large and increasing parts of the US were anticipated many years ago, and corporate agriculture made the conscious policy choice to embark upon a campaign guaranteed to bring this result. So how can the premeditated result now be called an “emergency”? The answer, of course, is that this is typical disaster capitalism propaganda meant to justify the increased use of poisons whose use was previously restricted on the grounds of their proven health hazards.
The Roundup Ready GMO system, these days called the “first generation” of herbicide resistant GMOs, was originally touted with the promise that by relying on the allegedly less toxic glyphosate (also a lie) it would once and for all render more toxic herbicides obsolete. This marketing theme seemingly confirmed earlier bans and restrictions on various poisons, enacted during the period of the public’s maximum concern with environmental problems.
Today we have the long anticipated collapse of the Roundup Ready regime and subsequent propaganda campaign on behalf of “second generation” GMOs resistant to 2,4-D, dicamba, and other poisons which are the exact herbicides Roundup Ready originally promised to render obsolete once and for all. With this we can see how the whole arc of GMO propaganda was a maneuver to not only sell vastly more glyphosate but to rehabilitate all the “restricted” poisons and render the old environmental concept of restrictions as such obsolete. This attempt at the rehabilitation of propazine is an example of this. The regulation regime is now recast in terms unrelated to human and environmental health, but focused solely on the artificially, intentionally generated crisis of herbicide-resistant superweeds and pesticide-resistant superbugs. That the only answer to this escalating pest resistance is escalating poison use is, as much as possible, being pushed by the US government as normative.
We can see the proof, clear as day, that the overriding goal of the US government and the GMO cartel are to sell and apply poison, and that the agriculture and food sectors must be seen as nothing but a chemical poison sector where “food” is nothing but an afterthought.
There’s no rational rebuttal to these facts. Herbicide resistance and pesticide expression are failed product genres. This is indisputable, and any debate is over. No sane, honest person could think humanity ought to continue with either of these product genres, let alone escalate them.
On the contrary, this is proof that the one and only purpose of the GMO regime and corporate agriculture in general is profit and control based on the economic and physical use of poison. Humanity’s very food has been hijacked and is being held hostage toward this evil purpose.
It’s no longer possible to be innocently mistaken about any of this.




  1. It seems so simple. Poison in and on our food is bad. I don’t understand why it’s so difficult for the average person to get this, not to sound condescending. On the contrary, it really frustrates me, especially when people have kids.

    Comment by DualPersonality — July 10, 2014 @ 2:35 am

    • The amounts used are such as mostly to have gradual, cumulative effects, rather than causing acute injury or sickness. Then the government and media lie about the overall “safety” of the practice.

      These appeal to people’s general inertia, to the authoritarian/conformist tendencies of those who want to believe “authority” or at least want to go along with a perceived general belief, and to the materialism and greed of those who want to believe the lies about infinite capitalist “growth”. This last one also appeals to the all too many who loathe like sin the idea of ever having to do any work. Poison-based agriculture has so many ways to appeal to authoritarians and lazy parasites that they’re willing to overlook the fact that it’s physically poisoning them and their families.

      Comment by Russ — July 10, 2014 @ 3:03 am

  2. Yes, I guess the fear of getting dirty and sweaty is strongly ingrained in our society. Amazing, how quickly it happened.

    Comment by DualPersonality — July 11, 2014 @ 4:40 am

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