THEY ARE WHAT YOU EAT ...
... HOW THE CORPORATIONS CONTROL THE FOOD CHAIN
Hello all ...
Twenty-five years ago when I was a national spokesman for the British Green Party I was talking about the plan by the corporations to monopolise global food production from field to plate. Today, the crime is almost complete.
This is even more significant when you realise that those 'corporations' are in fact one corporation operating under different names. Behind the fake directors and interlocking personnel the same force dictates the policy and goals for them all. And one of those goals is to control everything we eat and drink.
People talk about controlling oil to control the people. But nothing, apart from air, is more fundamental to human survival, let alone health and prosperity, than food and water. If anything should be exempt from the profit motive it should be water, which is a most basic requirement for life in this reality. But our water supplies are in the hands of the same corporation that now controls food production and sales across the world. This was all planned a long time ago.
To achieve this control, diversity had to be eliminated and this is why life has been made so difficult for small and independent farmers. Almost wherever you look suicide rates among farmers are some of the highest in the population and often the stress of battling daily to survive is a key, often overriding, factor. The numbers of independent farmers going bankrupt or selling up and leaving the land has soared since the Illuminati war on the small farmer began world-wide. It is a similar story with small businesses of all kinds because the corporations want to own and control everything.
The Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is alleged to have said that 'Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power'. Whether he said it or not the statement remains true, not least in Hitler's Germany. Today we see the gathering global fascism in the merger of state and corporate power - with the corporate far more powerful than the political. This interconnecting web has allowed the corporations to integrate their ambitions and manipulations into political policy and never more powerfully than in the hijacking of the food chain.
A perfect example was the sting played on European farmers in the 1980s under the European Community's Common Agricultural Policy or CAP. At first, this appeared to be the equivalent of winning the lottery for farmers of all kinds. Basically, they were paid for whatever they produced whether they sold it or not. Imagine that, whatever you make you are guaranteed the market rate courtesy of the European taxpayer.
I remember as a Green Party spokesman arguing against the infamous CAP and facing the wrath of the farming community who were lighting cigars and raising a glass to the Genie and his magic lamp. But why wouldn't they, given the short-term thinking that infests the human psyche? All their dreams had come true.
The policy of we'll-buy-what-you-sow led to massive surpluses and the infamous 'food mountains' and 'wine lakes' as the unsold production was stored in giant warehouses across the continent. This was one of the grotesque examples of the rich-poor divide highlighted by Bob Geldof at the time of Live Aid in 1985. While extraordinary amounts of food were being stored in Europe, millions were dying from starvation.
But the Illuminati are nothing if not inhuman.
The CAP also devastated the countryside and the land and soil in general as farmers cleared all impediments to opening every square inch they could to more production. Every sow was guaranteed dough and this was without the need even to find a buyer or a belly. They were also taking out big bank loans to buy more land at the ever increasing prices fuelled by what was happening.
Trees and hedgerows were uprooted and wildlife plummeted with the loss of habitat and the poisons provided by the pharmaceutical cartel to increase yields in the short term while destroying fertility in the long. Talking to farmers about the insanity of this as a Green party spokesman was, appropriately, the story of the seeds and the stony ground.
Then came the sting.
Opposition to the Common Agricultural Policy increased until it was the major issue of the day because the European taxpayer was footing the astonishing bill. What's more, the hidden forces behind the policy were supporting and giving publicity to this public outrage - 'something must be done'. Stage two was underway.
The European Economic Community, now called the European Union, announced that it would have to change the CAP in the face of public demand and the 'mountains' of food left unconsumed. This 'change' was to stop paying farmers for everything they produced. The gravy train had collided with the buffer stops. Farmers across Europe were now faced with actually finding buyers for their produce, but once the subsidies evaporated prices slumped with so much food and drink available both in production and storage. Small and independent farmers went bankrupt on a massive scale because they couldn't pay their debts to the banks that they increased dramatically through land-buying and other investment in the manufactured boom.
And who was waiting to buy the farms at a few cents on the dollar? The corporations who were behind the whole thing via the Illuminati network in government.
In the United States, something similar has happened in the last half century with a series of decisions by the Illuminati-owned Federal Reserve leading farm debt to soar. By the end of 2005, it was well in excess of $200 billion and today in the United States, once a nation of small farmers, only two per cent of the population are involved. Illuminati corporations like Monsanto in St Louis and the price-fixing Archer-Daniels Midland in Illinois, have been major beneficiaries of other people's misery.
This has happened on every continent as the market has been artificially suppressed in readiness for the 'buy outs'. Where this has not yet happened the corporations control the food chain by owning the seeds, setting the prices and imposing 'free trade'.
Patenting seeds was unthinkable before the 20th century and indeed Article One of the US Constitution specifically excluded, for moral reasons, the patenting of 'life'. In the 1930s, plant breeders were allowed to patent seed varieties, but not to have rights to subsequent seeds that were produced from them by the growers. Then in 1980, the Illuminati challenged these restrictions through the General Electric Corporation and specifically one of its employees, an Indian-born scientist called Dr Ananda Chakrabarty. He developed a genetically-engineered microbe to 'eat' oil licks, which in the end proved unusable. It was refused a patent by the US Patent Office, but Chakrabarty made history when the US Supreme Court awarded him, by just one vote, the first patent for a life form. With that judgement, the floodgates did swing.
During the Reagan-Bush years patents followed for animals, human genes and body parts. The corporations contend that if they own the gene in the animal or plant, they own the animal and plant. So what about the genetic engineering of the human body? Yep, according to this contention they would say they therefore own the body. As Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of the Center for Food Safety, said: 'It actually means giving corporations, incredibly, the power to own and control species of the earth'. It means that if you own animals or seeds that have been patented by the corporations you have to pay a royalty for every new one produced. This includes the poorest farmers of the 'developing world'.
From the mid-1990s, the Illuminati pesticide and chemical producers, notably Monsanto and Dow, began to buy the seed producers. Monsanto spent some eight billion dollars alone and Dr. Charles M Benbrook, former Board of Agriculture Director at the Academy of Sciences, said: 'Basically, the US pesticide industry bought the seed industry for all intents and purposes.'
The intent and purpose was to control food production.
The law was changed still further to, wait for this, allow the corporations to patent seed varieties that they have not genetically engineered. The only criteria were that no-one else had got there first! This led to the corporations taking the seeds from the seed banks designed to protect genetic diversity and going to the patent office to register ownership. It is reckoned that Monsanto alone owns more than 11,000 seeds.
It has reached such ludicrous levels that even if seeds they don't own are contaminated by genetically-modified seeds blown onto a farm from elsewhere, even a passing truck, the corporations are taking the farmers to court for illegal use of their patented seed without a license. This is happening to increasing numbers of farmers, including Percy Schmeiser in Canada who was well-known for developing his own seeds.
Monsanto went onto his land without his knowledge or permission and then issued a law suit for his use of patented canola seeds that had blown onto his land. It didn't matter how unjust and crazy it was, the court gave the judgement in favour of Monsanto. Why? Because the corporations, through the Illuminati network, control the courts as they control the politicians who allowed all this to happen in the first place. Percy Schmeiser was forced to destroy a thousand pounds of seeds that he and his wife had developed over decades because they had been contaminated by the unwanted Monsanto variety. Percy's wife, Louise, said:
'Monsanto comes along when we have worked for all these years and they just want to take it away just like that ... they can just come and do anything to the farmers, just like they own them, and it really is upsetting. And I feel they have taken our rights away and our privacy. And we are not the only ones they have done it to, there are many others.
Why are they prosecuting so many of these little farmers when they are only worth a couple a hundred thousand, when they are such a multi-national company - why? Is it greed or is it that they just want to control all the seeds?'
The answer is both. It is another front on the war against the independent producer and seed diversity. The Schmeisers lost all their retirement money in legal costs fighting the case and thousands of innocent farmers just pay up when Monsanto come calling to avoid crippling lawsuits.
Rodney Nelson, a farmer in North Dakota, was another Monsanto victim. He said that every farmer he had spoken to who had been targeted by Monsanto had told the same story. Monsanto had arrived to test their crop and those with nothing to hide thought little of it until a year later when, to their astonishment, Monsanto said they had found their patented seed variety on their land. The delay of a year meant the plants were not available for them to challenge the claims.
Monsanto told Nelson that they had tested all 1,350 acres of his soya bean crop, but when it was pointed out in the subsequent legal case that to do this would have meant gathering one sample continuously every 20 seconds, they changed their story. They had, they said, only taken a handful. In short, they were making it up. But the Illuminati control the courts and Rodney Nelson describes the judge's 'view' of this incredible injustice:
'It didn't matter how Monsanto's genetic-altered canola got into his field. Whether it cross-pollinated or blew in by the wind, or by birds, insects or animals or falling off a farmer's truck, or carbine and so on, it didn't matter, if there were some plants there I had violated Monsanto's patent, even though I didn't want it in my field.
He ruled that any farmer that has a conventional plant, it doesn't matter what kind of plant, if it's a seed, a tree, if it gets cross-pollinated with Monsanto's gene against your wishes and against your property, my plant becomes Monsanto's property. Now stop and think what that means for farmers all over the world, farmers, gardeners, anything to do with a life-giving form. That shows you the power of patent law over farmers' rights.'
One farmer suggested there is not a single field in western Canada that has not been contaminated by Monsanto's GM Canola and that's the whole idea. That was the reason for the 'trials' in the UK ordered by Tony Blair, the biotech industries man in Downing Street. Once they are established, the contamination begins, followed by the lawsuit. One of the most active funders of GM research, by the way, has been the Rockefeller Foundation, which will surprise no-one who has studied Illuminati history.
But the most sinister development of all are the so-called 'terminator seeds' that die after a single use and cannot be re-used to produce seeds for the next year's harvest. The United States government has been funding the research since the Reagan-Bush administration in 1983 and, if you didn't know the true motivation, it would seem inexplicable that a government would seek to develop a technology that threatened to turn farmers and whole nations into slaves of the seed corporations. Willard Phelps, a spokesman for the US Department of Agriculture, said the aim was to establish the widest possible use of terminator seeds 'to increase the value of proprietary seed owned by US seed companies and to open up new markets in Second and Third World countries.' Henry Kissinger's words in the 1970s capture the motivation: 'Control the oil and you can control entire continents. Control food and you control people ...'
Jackson Stephens ... if you emptied his pockets the Clintons would fall out.
The 'suicide seeds' were developed with taxpayer money in a joint operation between the United States government and a company called Delta and Pine Land which was reported to have had a rather famous investor - Queen Elizabeth II. The largest shareholder has been the Stephens Group in Arkansas, controlled by Jackson Stephens, the major bankroller of Bill Clinton's deeply corrupt political career. A chairman of Delta and Pine has been Stephens Group vice-chairman, Jon E.M. Jacoby, who once said of Clinton's alleged corruption in Arkansas: 'You see a girl walking down the street. You can say, "There goes a beautiful girl" or "There goes a whore". What the hell's the difference? They've both got legs.' Nice people.
Now the punch line: In August 2006 it was announced that Delta and Pine had agreed a $1.5 billion deal to sell its operation and terminator seed patents to ... Monsanto.
Running parallel with the creation of copyrighted seeds has been the systematic destruction of the alternatives. Ninety-seven per cent of the vegetables grown at the start of the 20th century are now extinct. There were once five thousand potato varieties grown world-wide, now only four are grown on any scale. This is extremely important because it opens the way for those varieties that remain to be destroyed by disease or genetic manipulation. In Ireland in the 19th century when only a few varieties of potato were grown, the consequences of potato blight attacking those species was a million people starved to death.
The fewer varieties we use the greater the danger from disease and insects and this had led to the dependence of chemical spraying - provided by Monsanto and co - which have created the so-called super bugs and weeds that have developed through mutation an immunity to the poisons that killed them before. In my book, It Doesn't Have To Be Like This, published in 1989, I wrote that the chemicals were ... 'creating super-pests that have become resistant to the chemicals so more and more pesticides are needed to kill them. Where will it all end?' Nearly 20 years later we are beginning to see. A report by the California Policy Seminar, a joint program of the university and state government, said:
'As a result of these practices worldwide, the number of resistant pests is growing exponentially, the authors point out. According to recent biological research, the number of insects and mites that have become resistant to chemicals since 1950 is up 10-fold, from less than 50 species to more than 450.'
All these things connect with the Illuminati plan to control the good chain and, through that, to control the people. Their ownership of the land and, by lawsuit, the independent farmers, means they control what and how much is produced; by control of the supermarkets and the commodity markets they dictate the price it is sold for; and by enforcing 'free trade' laws through the Illuminati World Trade Organisation they prevent any country from blocking imported produce to protect homes markets. All this has created:
- Dependency on Illuminati corporations for seeds.
- Dependency on Illuminati corporations for the pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers to make the seeds grow or survive.
- Dependency on Illuminati supermarkets which have destroyed independent stores and dictate the price they will pay to farmers.
- Dependency on Illuminati corporations for virtually everything that we eat or drink.
Dependency = control and that is what this whole story is about.
To be continued ...
[thanks to http://www.davidicke.com.]