Category Archives: GM foods

UFO Round-table and 2009 Bilderberg meeting

The May 10, 2009 episode of Gene Steinberg and David Biedny’s Paracast was a real treat to fans of the show who follow it on a regular basis because it featured Fortean researchers Nick Redfern, Greg Bishop and film maker Paul Kimball, names fans are familiar with.

The discussion ranges from the validity of the MJ-12 documents to why corporate Western media willfully ignores sources of UFO activity in non-Western countries, specifically South America, which by the way, has more reports of the phenomenon than North America.

This is an excellent show you shouldn’t miss!

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/paranormal/www.theparacast.com/podcasts/paracast_090510.mp3

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The 2009 Bilderberg meeting to be held in Greece?

Don’t tell anyone, don’t breathe a word, but the world’s most powerful men are meeting secretly again to save the planet from economic catastrophe. Oh, and their address, should you want to send them your opinions, is: c/o Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel, Apollonos Avenue 40, 16671 Vouliagmeni, Greece.

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Each country delegates two people to the steering committee that is the intellectual hub of Bilderberg. In the past Kenneth Clarke, the Shadow Business Secretary, and Martin Taylor, formerly head of Barclays Bank, have had their hand on the British tiller.

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This year the club is going to talk about depression. “According to the pre-meeting booklet sent out to attendees, Bilderberg is looking at two options,” says the Bilderberg-watcher Daniel Estulin — “either a prolonged, agonising depression that dooms the world to decades of stagnation, decline and poverty — or an intense but shorter depression that paves the way for a new sustainable economic world order, with less sovereignty but more efficiency.”

Hmmm…decades of “stagnation, decline and poverty” or an “intense, but shorter depression.”

Boy, caught between the devil and the deep-blue sea here.

Some Bilderberg researchers would say that we’re all headed for poverty anyway, despite what the Builder-burglers do.

Maybe they’ll at least give us some GMO seeds to plant, eh?

Shadowy Bilderberg group meet in Greece – and here’s their address

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The Food Book and Its Ramifications

In response to a popular thread that’s been going on between myself and my readers, the talk of a “Food Book” or otherwise known as “The Codex Alimentarius”, is a book of regulations the United Nations are using to monitor and regulate  foodstuffs around the planet.

But it’s not as simple as that. There are people who see the “Codex” as an infringement on their rights to grow organic food and herbs, thus giving the pharmaceutical industry carte blanche to peddle genetically engineered drugs and other unsavory concoctions all over the globe:

Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has two committees which impact nutrition.

One of them, the “Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses” (CCNFSDU), is chaired by Dr. Rolf Grossklaus, a physician who believes that nutrition has no role in health. This is the “top-guy” for Codex nutritional policy, and he has stated that “nutrition is not relevant to health”.

As unbelievable as it may sound, Dr. Grossklaus actually declared nutrients to be toxins in 1994 and instituted the use of toxicology (Risk Assessment) to prevent nutrients from having any impact on humans who take supplements! It is worth mentioning that Dr. Grossklaus happens to own the Risk Assessment company advising CCNFSDU and Codex on this issue. This company makes money when its toxicology services are used for the “assessment” of nutrients. Here in the U.S. we call that a “conflict of interest”.

Codex is made up of thousands of standards and guidelines. One of them, the Vitamin and Mineral Guideline (VMG), is designed to permit only ultra low doses of vitamins and minerals (and make clinically effective nutrients illegal). How can the VMG restrict dosages of vitamins and minerals? By using Risk Assessment (toxicology) to assess nutrients.

While Risk Assessment is a legitimate science (it is a branch of toxicology), it is the wrong science for assessing nutrients! In fact, in this context, it is actually junk science. Biochemistry, the science of life processes, is the correct science for assessing nutrients. Codex Alimentarius treats nutrients as toxins, which is literally insane.

Nutrients are not toxins – they are essential for life. (link)

I was shocked when I read this. How the hell can nutrients be classified as toxins?

When taken in the context of control by Big Pharma, it makes a whole lot of sense.

Some folks in Europe see a more ominous and dangerous pattern behind The Codex. One such individual is Ian R. Crane, a former British government official. His claim that “If Codex Alimentarius has its way, then herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathic remedies, amino acids and other natural remedies you have taken for granted most of your life will be gone…” resonates with the organic food people all over.

His website is here . Now he might come across as any other NWO conspiracy money-grubbing huckster like Alex Jones, but he does make valid points and forewarnings.

He is also interviewed on Red Ice Creations often and is part of the European Alternative View II conference on May 29th to the 31st, of which there will be discussion on many subjects, the Codex Alimentarius included.

Codex Alimentarius

Natural Solutions Foundation

Ian R. Crane

The Alternative View II (podcast)

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The Fallacy of Biofuels and GM Crops

Here is a subject I might know a little about, farming.

I grew up on a dairy farm in the 1960s and 1970s. I saw a lot of changes during that time, tractors getting larger, haying and grain equipment getting larger and cows getting larger.

See the pattern here?

But my Dad didn’t believe in that philosophy. Mainly because he couldn’t handle a business worth a shit, but some of what we did at that time had wisdom to it. Like breeding a first calf holstein heifer with a small breed like a Jersey so the calf wouldn’t be so big and cripple the heifer while she was giving birth. Or saving some of the previous harvests seed, like corn, oats or winter wheat for planting the next year. People call that ‘organic farming’ now, but back then it was SOP.

Let’s take a look at organic farming for instance. To be certified ‘organic’, a farmer must prove that he/she hasn’t used any kind of chemical or artificial hormone on their livestock and feedstock for three years. Any and all seed must be of the heritage variety, no Monsanto, Dow Chemical or Bayer GM crap at all. And that’s a tall order now because these corporations have the seed market monopolized to the point where almost all farmers if they want to plant any crop, they have to use the dangerous GM stuff.

I have four cousins who farm organically, one has done it for twenty years. There’s a market for it and the prices are high for organic commodities, thus they are able to make pretty decent livings from it despite the planned destruction of the family farm. Amish communities in Pennsylvania have been able to make good livings from classical farming methods for over three hundred years. It’s only been during the past twenty years they’ve had difficulties because their young people are leaving for the big city and corporate farms buying up all the good cropland.

It is because of these corporate farms and the massive government subsidies they receive for growing corn for ‘biofuel’ that the current world food crisis is occurring now.

And guess who’s in the thick of the biofuel debate now? That’s right, Barack Obama, Democratic Party Presidential candidate:

When VeraSun Energy inaugurated a new ethanol processing plant last summer in Charles City, Iowa, some of that industry’s most prominent boosters showed up. Leaders of the National Corn Growers Association and the Renewable Fuels Association, for instance, came to help cut the ribbon — and so did Senator Barack Obama.

Then running far behind Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in name recognition and in the polls, Mr. Obama was in the midst of a campaign swing through the state where he would eventually register his first caucus victory. And as befits a senator from Illinois, the country’s second largest corn-producing state, he delivered a ringing endorsement of ethanol as an alternative fuel.

Mr. Obama is running as a reformer who is seeking to reduce the influence of special interests. But like any other politician, he has powerful constituencies that help shape his views. And when it comes to domestic ethanol, almost all of which is made from corn, he also has advisers and prominent supporters with close ties to the industry at a time when energy policy is a point of sharp contrast between the parties and their presidential candidates.

In the heart of the Corn Belt that August day, Mr. Obama argued that embracing ethanol “ultimately helps our national security, because right now we’re sending billions of dollars to some of the most hostile nations on earth.” America’s oil dependence, he added, “makes it more difficult for us to shape a foreign policy that is intelligent and is creating security for the long term.”

Mr. Obama very noticably declines to mention the issue of the subsidies. It is a well known fact that Obama’s home state Iowa is the second largest producer of corn in the U.S. and Obama of course would be remiss if he left his clientel hanging should he be selected to be President.

So how does the world feel about corn being diverted from food to fuel production? Well, the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) makes a token attempt to protest biofuel subsidies in the U.S. and Brazil:

As was widely expected, the U.S. and Brazil’s biofuel programs came under heavy criticism at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food crisis meeting yesterday in Rome. Jacques Diouf, its head, reserved most of his reprobation for the U.S.’s billions of corn ethanol subsidies (roughly $12b in 2006), which he said were depriving developing countries of food, reports The Guardian‘s Julian Borger.

He accused the U.S. of diverting close to 100 million tons of cereals from human consumption to “satisfy a thirst for fuel for vehicles.” Officials from U.S., Canadian and European biofuel industries had written to Diouf prior to the summit to warn him not to lash out against biofuels — advice he clearly (and rightly) chose to disregard. Ed Schafer, the U.S. agriculture secretary, tried to deflect blame from the ethanol subsidies, claiming biofuel production only accounted for 2 – 3% of the rise in food prices.

By comparison, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) research estimates that it has accounted for 20 – 30% of the price increases over the last 2 years. For its part, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) believes that biofuels caused nearly 60% of the increase in the consumption of cereals and vegetable oils between 2005 and 2007.

Schafer also tried to peddle the canard that corn ethanol was an “efficient producer of energy,” despite mountains of evidence to the contrary (see this post about the significant land-use concerns).

Please note that although Brazil subsidizes their biofuel industry, they use cellulose from switchgrass to turn into alcohol fuel, which isn’t food to begin with. But wholesale clearing of rainforest to grow it is a big issue. Thus this has ecological impact as well.

So what to do? Well, quit giving corporate welfare to mega-farms for one thing. But campaign coffers are filled by corporate PAC money and Monsanto is a big player here. Not only that, Monsanto gengineers the seed for the ethanol:

No doubt Monsanto plans to come up with new, “improved” corn seed products that will target new, improved pests, and will be able to resist new, improved herbicides. That is the treadmill that the human race has put itself on, and whether we’ll ever be able to get off of it seems a highly doubtful proposition, unless food prices rise so high that biofuels become politically impossible. But that dreary quagmire is not the point of this post.

For some time, How the World Works has been convinced that the rush to biofuels will significantly boost the ongoing rollout of genetically modified organisms. There’s just too much money at stake in the energy business for it to be otherwise. The popularity of the latest biotech crops is a perfect illustration of this. These seeds aren’t cheap — they are top-of-the-line products. But for well-financed farmers and industrial-scale agribusinesses aiming to cash in on ethanol demand, seed costs are not a significant barrier. It seems reasonable to expect, in the not-too-distant future, quadruple- and quintuple- and sextuple-stacked hybrids that do all kinds of fancy things such as incorporate herbicide resistance, targeted pesticides, and modifications that make the corn cheaper and easier to industrially transform into ethanol

So there it is in a nutshell. Or a GM corn kernal anyway. Follow the money and you will find how the world works. I have to hand it to the mega-corps though, they have managed to ‘collectivize’ farming to the point that would’ve made the old U.S.S.R. blanch. Or bow down to them.

Well, the U.S. is due for a round of neoliberal corporate communism anyhow and the ‘green technology’ field is slated to be the next big bubble economic powerhouse. And corporate GM corn for biofuels plays a big part in it. Plus picking the wallets of the slaves to pay for it just sweetens the pot even more for these assholes.

Also, don’t expect this to create any middle-class jobs for American citizens, most of the machinery that agribusinesses use are automated, even the tractors.

And there are plenty of illegal immigrants willing to work for three dollars an hour to monitor the equipment!

Obama Camp Closely Linked With Ethanol

FAO Takes on Biofuel Subsidies, U.S. Claims 2020 Climate Targets “Unachievable”

Why Monsanto loves ethanol 

The Biology of Science Fiction

Biology is one area of science I know very little about. I never blog, comment, use it in my fiction or reference it only in very limited terms, with the possible exception of when I talk about my chronic maladies in passing. Which is probably very ignorant on my part because it would behoove me to be at least somewhat educated on how biology works, especially my own.

Even the type of science fiction I read is influenced by my lack of knowledge in the discipline. My book-shelves are full of space opera, Singularity science, social science and even psychological sci-fi. I do know a little about nano-tech though, but biological nano, not so much.

This is just physical and mental laziness on my part, and according to Peggy of Biology In Science Fiction in a post referencing an interview with writer Peter Watts, it would be a mistake for me to continue to do so:

In April, Åka at Physicality of Words interviewed Peter Watts about the science in science fiction. Asked about a recent Con where the science panel was made up of astronomers and physicists, and whether he “get[s] the feeling that biology and biological ideas get less attention in science fiction than physics and astronomy?” , Watts opined:

Biology is the headline science of the twenty-first century so far, and I think that’s being reflected in the more recent sf to come down the pike (mine, for example). If con panels still emphasise physics and astronomy, perhaps that reflects the “graying of fandom” we keep hearing about; perhaps panels are disproportionately populated by the TwenCen old guard who haven’t caught up with the times yet.

I’ve read Watts’ Blind Sight recently. It is very good and engrossing, I couldn’t put it down until I got too tired to read. And yes, it had a lot of biological science in it. What I liked was that he made the biology parts understandable and credible. But he was good with the tech stuff too I thought. Or maybe I just perceived it that way because I’m a techie anyways.

Okay I’ll admit it, I’m a senile “TwenCen” old fart…er…guard type who’s behind the times too.

So sue me.

It’s no secret that biotech is a fast growing industry, from the genetically modified food corporations to the genetics of stem cell research and now more recently, “gengineering” plants that sequester carbon dioxide, this science is going to be a huge money making machine.

Not so much for the “little people” I’m afraid.

As usual, they (us) get stuck paying the research bills while working our Wally-Mart, Rotten Ronnie jobs and living in our luxurious Tent City condos!

Biology is the headline science of the 21st century

Yet another One World Order weapon against humanity, ‘The Codex Alimentarius’

In my continuing quest for esoteric knowledge, I utilize many resources. Websites and online libraries are my primary sources. Recently podcasts on various parapolitical/paranormal blogs have become a valuable finding. Of course one must be careful when using these things due to the varying agendas of the individual(s) running these sites. The old cliche ‘gleaning seed from the chaff’ applies applicably when surfing the InnerTubes.

But because of the very existence of the ‘Tubes, much to the Order’s dismay, the exposure of their cruel and despotic plans for the future of humanity have spread through the ether that otherwise would’ve been relegated to the back alleys of underground publications. This still could happen if the Bilderbergs and the Pentagon have their way in the short future, but that’s for another day. Fortunately for the time being, we still have this valuable resource.

One discovery I just made, and it probably is old news to some of my readers, is the Codex Alimentarius. Sound ominous? It’s meant to be. But all it means is ‘Food Code’ or ‘Food Book’ in Greek. By using the Greek name, the Order has made sure the publication sounds ‘difficult’ in the average person’s mind so they would just ignore it. And it works. The Codex was started in the 1960s under the auspices of the U.N. and the WHO. Innocently enough, it was to, “…protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the international food trade. The Codex Alimentarius is recognized by the World Trade Organization as an international reference point for the resolution of disputes concerning food safety and consumer protection“.

That’s fair I guess. But like all things that start out helping people originally, it was co-opted by people whose sole purpose is to cause chaos, gain personal power, create a stratified society, control food production and just make an everyday person’s life a living hell because they can.

One person who decided to expose this evil plan to control the food and drug production by the mega-agribusinesses and ‘Big Pharma’ is Ian R. Crane. Mr Crane, according to his blog bio is, “…an ex-oilfield executive who has lived and worked in the Middle East, mainland Europe and the USA, Ian has spent the past ten years studying mythology, alternative history, secret societies, esotericism, … and deep geopolitics…“. He doesn’t sound like the typical weird tinfoiler does he? Yours truly included of course.

Crane has done much research into the Codex and its relationship to the Order. His writing is clear and unobtrusive. And he connects the breadcrumbs very well:

Few people would argue that the 21st Century has been uneventful, yet the vast majority stay locked in a paradigm of ‘bread and circuses’; working increasingly long hours in response to spiralling costs and lulled into indifference by daily doses of Eastenders, Corrie, Big Brother or Sport.

Consequently, few people will be aware that on 15th May 2007, just six weeks before being appointed Prime Minister, Gordon Brown joined ranks with George Bush Snr by publicly stating his commitment to the political philosophy of globalisation and the establishment of a New World Order.

So what does all this have to do with Natural Health? Part of the New World Order agenda is to restrict and ultimately prohibit the sale of all natural health products. According to John Hammell, a legislative advocate and the founder of International Advocates for Health Freedom (IAHF), here is what we have to look forward to:

“If Codex Alimentarius has its way, then herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathic remedies, amino acids and other natural remedies you have taken for granted most of your life will be gone. The name of the game for Codex is to shift all remedies into the prescription category so they can be controlled exclusively by the medical monopoly and its bosses, the major pharmaceutical firms.”

However, this is just the tip of the iceberg; behind the Codex Alimentarius Commission are the United Nations and the World Health Organization, working in conjunction with the multinational pharmaceutical cartel and international banks. It is now a criminal offence in parts of Europe to sell herbs as foods. An agreement called EEC6565 equates selling herbs as foods to selling other illegal drugs. Action is being taken to accelerate bringing other European countries into ‘harmonisation’.

Not to mention using this as a method of population control. When this ‘Codex’ becomes international law on December 2009, all organic foods and herbs become illegal. If any food that isn’t grown by agribusiness, or any drug that isn’t manufactured by a pharmaceutical company is sold, severe fines and or prison is the punishment. Any farmer who doesn’t use the genetically engineered ‘suicide’ seeds sold by Monsanto, Dow Chemical or Bayer will be fined and sued. Individuals growing medicinal and psychoactive herbs will be arrested, jailed and fined. How’s that for Brave New World? Are you ready for it?

There is a little known story about the United State’s ongoing brutality and experimentation on the Iraqi people. In 2004, the U.S. controlled puppet ‘government’ was forced to pass a law making saving seeds from a previous harvest illegal for farmers to use. Any farmer who still wished to farm their land had to purchase Monsanto’s GM suicide seeds. Of course, there are NWO banksters there to ‘loan’ money to these poor farmers.

No conspiracy, move along, nothing to see here, just ‘spreading democracy’ through the Middle East to ‘proteck ‘Muurrikkka” from evul turrists!

I believe my wife used that brand of ‘spreading democracy’ in her flower garden this spring.

As far as I know, it’s still legal to grow petunias, lillies and tulips.

Codex Alimentarius

New World Order & Codex Alimentarius

Ian R. Crane’s foodcode.blogspot.com

2004 Patent Law making reuse seeds illegal in Iraq

Iraqi farmers might prefer suicide

 

As a side note, I will be engaged in family activities and business the rest of this Memorial Day Weekend.

One must remember that at one time, the United States of America was an actual Republic and many people did give their lives in defense of the values we once had. They should be suitably honored.

And even if you have the take that people since the American Civil War who joined the military were working for the Rothschild and Rockefeller criminal organizations to form the American Empire don’t deserve to be honored, I leave you with these words from Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler:

My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military. 

Sad, but true. And I speak from personal experience like Butler does.

But here’s my favorite Butler quote:

War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. 

Wisdom learned late is better than not learned at all I say. So please honor all vets this Memorial Day, even the non-American vets. 

Remember, the NWO doesn’t distinguish its cannon-fodder.

P.S. Regularly scheduled far-out brain farts resume Tuesday May 27th. Peace.

Is the nanotech “gray-goo” disaster already here?

From The Daily Mail :

A breed of Frankenfood is being introduced into human diet and cosmetics with potentially disastrous consequences, experts said last night.

Academics, consumer groups and Government officials are warning that the arrival of nanotechnology threatens dangerous changes to the body and the environment.

The particles it uses are so small – 80,000 times thinner than a human hair – that they can pass through membranes protecting the brain or babies in the womb.

Nano health supplements, such as antioxidants, are already on the market while the first of hundreds of new foods are expected to arrive in the next 12 months.

However, the products are being introdeduced without any regulation or independent assessment to ensure they are safe – mirroring the controversy over the launch of GM foods ten years ago.

The stink over Genetically Modified foods still rages. Monsanto has been severely scrutinized the past few years over it’s GM seeds at home and internationally (link).

Unregulated nanotechnology is akin to playing Russian Roulette with two loaded chambers instead of one. Nanotech can be one of the greatest tools ever invented by mankind, but do I need to say it? Every one of Man’s inventions can be either tool or weapon. And as the article states, it’s already used extensively in cosmetics and paints. It wouldn’t take much for an unscrupulous government (or the NWO if they haven’t already) to weaponize nano.

Visions of Greg Bear’s Blood Music Michael Crichton’s Prey come to mind.

Article link.