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Imperial Intent: Destroying India’s Farm Sector

Colin Todhunter

Agriculture in India is at a crossroads. Indeed, given that over 60 per cent of the country’s 1.3-billion-plus population still make a living from agriculture (directly or indirectly), what is at stake is the future of India. Unscrupulous interests are intent on destroying India’s indigenous agri-food sector and recasting it in their own image. Farmers are rising up in protest.

To appreciate what is happening to agriculture and farmers in India, we must first understand how the development paradigm has been subverted. Development used to be about breaking with colonial exploitation and radically redefining power structures. Today, neoliberal dogma masquerades as economic theory and the subsequent deregulation of international capital ensures giant transnational conglomerates are able to ride roughshod over national sovereignty.

The deregulation of international capital flows has turned the planet into a free-for-all bonanza for the world’s richest capitalists. Under the post-World-War Two Bretton Woods monetary regime, governments could to a large extent run their own macroeconomic policy without having to constantly seek market confidence or worry about capital flight. However, the deregulation of global capital movement has increased levels of dependency of nation states on capital markets and the elite interests who control them.

Globalisation

The dominant narrative calls this ‘globalisation’, a euphemism for a predatory neoliberal capitalism based on endless profit growth, crises of overproduction, overaccumulation and market saturation and a need to constantly seek out and exploit new, untapped (foreign) markets to maintain profitability.

In India, we can see the implications very clearly. Instead of pursuing a path of democratic development, India has chosen (or has been coerced) to submit to the regime of foreign finance, awaiting signals on how much it can spend, giving up any pretence of economic sovereignty and leaving the space open for private capital to move in on and capture markets.

India’s agri-food sector has indeed been flung open, making it ripe for takeover. The country has borrowed more money from the World Bank than any other country in that institution’s history. Back in the 1990s, the World Bank directed India to implement market reforms that would result in the displacement of 400 million people from the countryside. Moreover, the World Bank’s ‘Enabling the Business of Agriculture’ directives entail opening up markets to Western agribusiness and their fertilisers, pesticides, weedicides and patented seeds and compel farmers to work to supply transnational corporate global supply chains.

The aim is to let powerful corporations take control under the guise of ‘market reforms’. The very transnational corporations that receive massive taxpayer subsidies, manipulate markets, write trade agreements and institute a regime of intellectual property rights, thereby indicating that the ‘free’ market only exists in the warped delusions of those who churn out clichés about ‘price discovery’ and the sanctity of ‘the market’.

What could this mean for India? We only have to look at the business model that keeps these companies in profit in the US: an industrialised system that relies on massive taxpayer subsidies and has destroyed many small-scale farmers’ livelihoods.

The fact that US agriculture now employs a tiny fraction of the population serves as a stark reminder for what is in store for Indian farmers. Agribusiness companies’ taxpayer-subsidised business models are based on overproduction and dumping on the world market to depress prices and rob farmers elsewhere of the ability to cover the costs of production. The result is huge returns and depressed farmer incomes.

Indian agriculture is to be wholly commercialised with large-scale, mechanised (monocrop) enterprises replacing family-run farms that help sustain hundreds of millions of rural livelihoods while feeding the masses.

India’s agrarian base is being uprooted, the very foundation of the country, its (food and non-food) cultural traditions, communities and rural economy. When agri-food corporations like Bayer (and previously Monsanto) or Reliance say they need to expand the use of GMOs under the guise of feeding a burgeoning population or to ‘modernise’ the sector, they are trying to justify their real objective: displacing independent cultivators, food processors and ‘mom and pop’ retailers and capturing the entire sector to boost their bottom line.

Indian agriculture has witnessed gross underinvestment over the years, whereby it is now wrongly depicted as a basket case and underperforming and ripe for a sell off to those very interests who had a stake in its underinvestment.

Today, we hear much talk of ‘foreign direct investment’ and making India ‘business friendly’, but behind the benign-sounding jargon lies the hard-nosed approach of modern-day capitalism that is no less brutal for Indian farmers than early industrial capitalism was for English peasants whose access to their productive means was stolen and who were then compelled to work in factories.

The intention is for India’s displaced cultivators to be retrained to work as cheap labour in the West’s offshored plants, even though nowhere near the numbers of jobs necessary are being created and that under the World Economic Forum’s ‘great reset’ human labour is to be largely replaced by artificial intelligence-driven technology under the guise of a ‘4th Industrial Revolution’.

As independent cultivators are bankrupted, the aim is that land will eventually be amalgamated to facilitate large-scale industrial cultivation. Those who remain in farming will be absorbed into corporate supply chains and squeezed as they work on contracts dictated by large agribusiness and chain retailers.

Cocktail of deception

A 2016 UN report said that by 2030, Delhi’s population will be 37 million.

One of the report’s principal authors, Felix Creutzig, said:

The emerging mega-cities will rely increasingly on industrial-scale agricultural and supermarket chains, crowding out local food chains.

The drive is to entrench industrial agriculture, commercialise the countryside and to replace small-scale farming, the backbone of food production in India. It could mean hundreds of millions of former rural dwellers without any work. And given the trajectory the country seems to be on, it does not take much to imagine a countryside with vast swathes of chemically-drenched monocrop fields containing genetically modified plants and soils rapidly degrading to become a mere repository for a chemical cocktail of proprietary biocides.

Transnational corporate-backed front groups are also hard at work behind the scenes. According to a September 2019 report in the New York Times, ‘A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World’, the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) has been quietly infiltrating government health and nutrition bodies. The article lays bare ILSI’s influence on the shaping of high-level food policy globally, not least in India.

ILSI helps to shape narratives and policies that sanction the roll out of processed foods containing high levels of fat, sugar and salt. In India, ILSI’s expanding influence coincides with mounting rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Accused of being little more than a front group for its 400 corporate members that provide its $17 million budget, ILSI’s members include Coca-Cola, DuPont, PepsiCo, General Mills and Danone. The report says ILSI has received more than $2 million from chemical companies, among them Monsanto. In 2016, a UN committee issued a ruling that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, was “probably not carcinogenic,” contradicting an earlier report by the WHO’s cancer agency. The committee was led by two ILSI officials.

From India to China, whether it has involved warning labels on unhealthy packaged food or shaping anti-obesity education campaigns that stress physical activity and divert attention from the role of food corporations, prominent figures with close ties to the corridors of power have been co-opted to influence policy in order to boost the interests of agri-food corporations.

Whether through IMF-World Bank structural adjustment programmes, as occurred in Africa, trade agreements like NAFTA and its impact on Mexico, the co-option of policy bodies at national and international levels or deregulated global trade rules, the outcome has been similar across the world: poor and less diverse diets and illnesses, resulting from the displacement of traditional, indigenous agriculture by a corporatised model centred on unregulated global markets and transnational monopolies.

For all the discussion in India about loan waivers for farmers and raising their income levels – as valid as this is – the core problems affecting agriculture remain.

Financialisation

Recent developments will merely serve to accelerate what is happening. For example, the Karnataka Land Reform Act will make it easier for business to purchase agricultural land, resulting in increased landlessness and urban migration.

Eventually, as a fully incorporated ‘asset’ of global capitalism, India could see private equity funds – pools of money that use pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowment funds and investments from governments, banks, insurance companies and high net worth individuals – being injected into the agriculture sector. A recent article on the grain.org website notes how across the world this money is being used to lease or buy up farms on the cheap and aggregate them into large-scale, US-style grain and soybean concerns.

This process of ‘financialisation’ is shifting power to remote board rooms occupied by people with no connection to farming and who are merely in it to make money. These funds tend to invest for a 10-15 year period, resulting in handsome returns for investors but can leave a trail of long-term environmental and social devastation and serve to undermine local and regional food insecurity.

This financialisation of agriculture perpetuates a model of commercialised, globalised farming that serves the interests of the agrochemical and seed giants, including one of the world’s biggest companies, Cargill, which is involved in almost every aspect of global agribusiness.

Cargill trades in purchasing and distributing various agricultural commodities, raises livestock and produces animal feed as well as food ingredients for application in processed foods and industrial use. Cargill also has a large financial services arm, which manages financial risks in the commodity markets for the company. This includes Black River Asset Management, a hedge fund with about $10 billion of assets and liabilities.

A recent article on the Unearthed website accused Cargill and its 14 billionaire owners of profiting from the use of child labour, rain forest destruction, the devastation of ancestral lands, the spread of pesticide use and pollution, contaminated food, antibiotic resistance and general health and environmental degradation.

While this model of corporate agriculture is highly financially lucrative for rich investors and billionaire owners, is this the type of ‘development’ – are these the types of companies – that will benefit hundreds of millions involved in India’s agri-food sector or the country’s 1.3-billion-plus consumers and their health?

Farm bills and post-COVID

As we witness the undermining of the Agricultural Produce Market Committees or mandis, part of an ongoing process to dismantle India’s public distribution system and price support mechanisms for farmers, it is little wonder that massive protests by farmers have been taking place in the country.

Recent legislation based on three important farm bills are aimed at imposing the shock therapy of neoliberalism on the sector, finally clearing the way to restructure the agri-food sector for the benefit of large commodity traders and other (international) corporations: smallholder farmers will go to the wall in a landscape of ‘get big or get out’, mirroring the US model of food cultivation and retail.

This represents a final death knell for indigenous agriculture in India. The legislation will mean that mandis – state-run market locations for farmers to sell their agricultural produce via auction to traders – can be bypassed, allowing farmers to sell to private players elsewhere (physically and online), thereby undermining the regulatory role of the public sector. In trade areas open to the private sector, no fees will be levied (fees levied in mandis go to the states and, in principle, are used to enhance market infrastructure to help farmers).

This could incentivise the corporate sector operating outside of the mandis to (initially at least) offer better prices to farmers; however, as the mandi system is run down completely, these corporations will monopolise trade, capture the sector and dictate prices to farmers.

Another outcome could see the largely unregulated storage of produce and speculation, opening the farming sector to a free-for-all profiteering payday for the big players and jeopardising food security. The government will no longer regulate and make key produce available to consumers at fair prices. This policy ground has been ceded to market players – again under the pretence of ‘letting the market decide’ through ‘price discovery’.

The legislation will enable transnational agri-food corporations like Cargill and Walmart and India’s billionaire capitalists Gautam Adani (agribusiness conglomerate) and Mukesh Ambini (Reliance retail chain) to decide on what is to be cultivated at what price, how much of it is to be cultivated within India and how it is to be produced and processed. Industrial agriculture will be the norm with all the devastating health, social and environmental costs that the model brings with it.

Of course, many millions have already been displaced from the Indian countryside and have had to seek work in the cities. And if the coronavirus-related lockdown has indicated anything, it is that many of these ‘migrant workers’ have failed to gain a secure foothold and were compelled to return ‘home’ to their villages. Their lives are defined by low pay and insecurity after 30 years of neoliberal ‘reforms’.

Today, there is talk of farmerless farms being manned by driverless machines and monitored by drones with lab-based food becoming the norm. One may speculate what this could mean: commodity crops from patented GM seeds doused with chemicals and cultivated for industrial ‘biomatter’ to be processed by biotech companies and constituted into something resembling food.

Post-COVID, the World Bank talks about helping countries get back on track in return for structural reforms. Are even more smallholder Indian farmers to be displaced from their land in return for individual debt relief and universal basic income? The displacement of these farmers and the subsequent destruction of rural communities and their cultures was something the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation once called for and cynically termed “land mobility”.

It raises the question: what does the future hold for the hundreds of millions of others who will be victims of the dispossessive policies of an elite group of powerful interests?

The various lockdowns around the globe have already exposed the fragility of the global food system, dominated by long-line supply chains and global conglomerates. What we have seen underscores the need for a radical transformation of the prevailing globalised food regime which must be founded on localisation and food sovereignty and challenges dependency on global conglomerates and distant volatile commodity markets.

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Voxy Pop
Voxy Pop
Dec 25, 2020 9:45 PM

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jacko placko
jacko placko
Dec 25, 2020 8:56 PM
Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Dec 25, 2020 3:29 PM

The most salient point: The country has borrowed more money from the World Bank than any other country in that institution’s history. Back in the 1990s, the World Bank directed India to implement market reforms that would result in the displacement of 400 million people from the countryside.

The displacement of local banking from small towns to large industrial cities began in earnest shortly after the establishment of the Federal Reserve “Act” in 1913. Like India, (and nearly every other agricultural based economy) this was an intentional sabotage of independent agriculture and the viability of small farms and homesteads in the USA.

The results include thousands of virtual ghost towns scattered to the four winds, whilst once industrialized cities head for complete and total decay. This 120 year plan to lay waste to resources and labor, is a crime against humanity. Be sure to thank the oligarchic pricks who have run the entire show since day one. A noose would be too kind…

Charlotte Ruse
Charlotte Ruse
Dec 25, 2020 5:09 AM

SHOT FELT AROUND THE WORLD

Third World India turned out to be a lot more resourceful than the more advanced Western liberal democracies. It appears the political consciousness of India’s population surpasses most of the US populace. Indians unlike Americans can smell the stench of Western propaganda across a continent. Throughout the 2020 “scamdemic” millions of Indians have taken to the streets protesting maskless–this includes the elderly. By the way, these older folks did not drop like flies.

In fact, research revealed that although “access to healthcare facilities, hygiene and sanitation is poorer in India and is often believed to be the contributing factor for

higher incidence of communicable diseases, India with sixth of the world’s population accounts for only 10% of the world’s COVID deaths. In addition, its case fatality rate or CFR, which measures deaths among COVID patients, is less than 2%, which is among the lowest in the world.

“Now, new research by Indian scientists suggests that low hygiene, lack of clean drinking water, and unsanitary conditions may have actually saved many lives from severe COVID.

In other words, people living in low and low middle-income countries may have been able to stave off severe forms of the infection because of exposure to various pathogens from childhood, which give them sturdier immunity to Covid.”

Maybe, that also explains why the homeless in the US are not dying in droves from COVID.

Perhaps, our own “natural immune system” acts to protect us against COVID. That being said, herd immunity and NOT lockdowns would’ve been the better approach, but if this was the case big pharma couldn’t secure billions or perhaps trillions peddling unproven and possibly toxic vaccines; Bill Gates couldn’t pursue his mission of vaccinating the entire planet; and DARPA wouldn’t have billions of human Guinea Pigs available to test RNA messaging vaccines and Crispr technology.

Western MSM is selling COVID vaccines nonstop. However, in India: “There’s real apprehension and hesitancy about getting inoculated against Covid. In an online survey carried out by LocalCircles, a community social media platform, which received over 25,000 responses from 262 districts, nearly 60% said they would not rush to take a vaccine even if it was available by February.

Many have raised questions on whether a vaccine developed within months—vaccine trials usually stretch over several years—can be deemed safe even if governments and corporations say so. “There is no way to know for sure that a vaccine is completely safe or effective with such a short period of testing over such few people.”

“Bill Gates just 11 years ago pushed a vaccine resulting in catastrophic consequences. “In 2009, several schools for tribal children in Khammam district in Telangana — then a part of undivided Andhra Pradesh — became sites for observation studies for a cervical cancer vaccine that was administered to thousands of girls aged between nine and 15. The girls were administered the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in three rounds that year under the supervision of state health department officials. The vaccine used was Gardasil, manufactured by Merck. It was administered to around 16, ..

Months later, many girls started falling ill and by 2010 five of them died. Two more deaths were reported from Vadodara, Gujarat, where an estimated 14,000 children studying in schools meant for tribal children were also vaccinated with another brand of HPV vaccine, Cervarix, manufactured by GSK. It was reported that scores of teenaged girls were hospitalised in a small town in northern Colombia with symptoms that parents suspect could be an adverse reaction to the HPV vaccine

Another frightening story related to COVID Vaccines and not covered by MSM is the mysterious death of Brandy Vaughan a Merck whistleblower, and founder of “Learn the Risk.” The name of that organization is uncanny and unfortunately prophetic. She was discovered unresponsive by her 10-year old son. Vaughan knew she was being stalked and was concerned that she might be murdered. On December 1st 2019, she wrote the reasons why if she dies it should be considered suspicious
https://www.facebook.com/brandy.vaughan.98

One thing is for sure, the totalitarian technocracy is determined to advance their agenda in 2021. It involves controlling the world’s population through AI surveillance under the pretext of bio-security. Sustainability is code for a technocratic cabal designing a planet which will be little more than an “open air prison.”

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 25, 2020 7:12 AM
Reply to  Charlotte Ruse

To an extent, health definitely comes from exposure to pathogens, as in the case of the poor. At one extreme, USA “sterilised” its astonauts inside out before sending them up. Even a minute of drizzle can make you ill, as I can confirm. There are many large slums in cities all over the world, and the MSM would have publicised covid disasters there if any had occurred.

In East Asia, excessive hygiene arising from wealth and marketing has been accompnied by increasing GI diseases. A Jap professor showed that tapeworm eggs (swallowed) offered a solution, but his country treated hin as an outcaste. The medical industry is taking its time with “fecal implants” to treat GI diseases (an idea from traditional medicine); it may be uncertain of the “intellectual property rights”. As someone commented here, fresh air, sunshine and rest (sanatoria) alone was successfully used for TB and leprosy; this is why Germany is now emphasising ventilation standards.

Charlotte Russe
Charlotte Russe
Dec 25, 2020 1:29 PM
Reply to  mgeo

interestingly enough, yogurt containing Lactobacillus is recommended when taking antibiotics, because the antibiotics strip your digestive system of bacteria your body needs to maintain its balance.

Guy
Guy
Dec 25, 2020 3:57 PM
Reply to  Charlotte Ruse

So well said Charlotte .I could not agree more .The world at large has been hypnotized / propagandized into mostly acting like lemmings .It is to the point of paranoia with people chomping at the proverbial bit , to line up for the vaccine ,because they have been conditioned into so much fear .
The day they march of people like Schwab and his ilk to the jail house ,if that day ever arrives ,will be a good day for humanity .The corporations of the world have no conscience, and have become the rulers while we were all asleep at the wheel .
Left to continue on this path we will slowly poison ourselves because of the tainted food we consume and all because of the bottom line.
Cheers .

Charlotte Ruse
Charlotte Ruse
Dec 25, 2020 4:16 PM
Reply to  Guy

The phony baloney contradictory info about COVID has become like a religious ideology. Even if all the data is ludicrous and the edicts make no sense millions are giving “blind faith” to corrupt governments, techno billionaires, and gangster pharmaceutical companies. Here’s a video pointing out the Orwellian nature behind the scamdemic.

https://youtu.be/zVcsWziTuP8

Serf
Serf
Dec 25, 2020 3:19 AM

WOE on the plebs whose government officials went to bed with Western agents.

The bottom line is not only amassing colossal amounts of money, but includes destroying our reliance on nature, creating untold disorientation and misery.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Dec 24, 2020 6:15 PM

It’s no accident that the kakistocracy has put forward its most stupid and ugly fuctionaries as the face of Event Covid The Great Reset.

Sorry, I tried to be liberal and moderate my language: least intelligent, less pretty… but it doesn’t describe what we confront.

Their aim is to not to terrify and discombobulate but actually to appeal and appease. Like the slick Californian fascists whom they imagine are role models; counterpoint to the slack-skinned Bill and the Michelin-man Klaus. Or the jelly-mouthed Matt whom we’ll obey out of pity for his inability to fully formulate his fascist urge.

These sacrificial dupes, Bill and Klaus and Matt, will perform their duties until their hacked computer-driven Mercedes swerves across four lanes of traffic into oblivion.

They will by then have dumbed us down to follow the half-wits and to doubt the evidence of our own eyes.

Not clever, certainly not intelligent, but cunning.

Our enemy is: the stupidest among the human race.

If you are going to bow down to them, at least have the honesty to admit that you willingly prostrate yourself, touch your head to the ground, above and before the sewer, the gutter of humanity.

Schmitz Katze
Schmitz Katze
Dec 24, 2020 5:59 PM

To all “great reset” dissidents out there,
in the words of my coreligionist,
Peter Hitchens:

„Frankly, I wish you an Angry Christmas, not a merry one, because if you aren’t angry this year, the chances are very strong you won’t be allowed to be merry next year, or the year after that. „

S Cooper
S Cooper
Dec 24, 2020 6:15 PM
Reply to  Schmitz Katze

“May the Debs be with you, this season and every season.”

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elsewhere
elsewhere
Dec 24, 2020 5:35 PM

Guess what!

WHO Deletes Naturally Acquired Immunity from Its Website

https://www.aier.org/article/who-deletes-naturally-acquired-immunity-from-its-website/

S Cooper
S Cooper
Dec 24, 2020 4:10 PM

The White Man’s Burden (aka the WAR RACKETEER CORPORATE FASCIST OLIGARCH MOBSTER PSYCHOPATH’S Burden) has now transmorphed from rob the untermenschen and useless eaters blind to EUTHANIZE them.”
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“Unleash THE CULLING”
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“CORPORATE FASCISM and Eugenics forever!”

S Cooper
S Cooper
Dec 24, 2020 4:21 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

Doc Billy E” is so happy. This should make him the World’s first trillionaire.”

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Dec 24, 2020 5:03 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

Joining the Rothschilds, I think.

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Dec 25, 2020 1:51 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

I’ve made a new one…
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Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Dec 24, 2020 2:49 PM

Indians are fucked since they accepted to use GMO’s in farming…

As for the rest of the World… more tech just means more destruction.

Do enjoy it!

And don’t forget…
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Thom
Thom
Dec 24, 2020 1:38 PM

Industrialisation and pharmaceuticals certainly have major downsides but I am sure a life in subsistence farming with the constant threat of starvation and disease isn’t a barrel of laughs either.
So, on balance, I think it is positive that India is trying new methods of farming, and that wealthy people like Bill Gates are trying to save the very poor from diseases that were eradicated from the West decades ago.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Dec 24, 2020 2:42 PM
Reply to  Thom

Read Carroll Quigley. India and such countries gained most of the benefits of Western medicinal advances a century ago. That is the main reason why population has grown but production of food and the wealth of industrial production has not kept pace. (I don’t diminish indigenous medicine; simply point out the impact of penicillin and later antibiotics).

In other words, rapidly-falling childhood mortality arrived before they had experienced an agricultural or industrial revolution. This was reverse order, compared to Britain, which in turn experienced its agricultural and industrial revolutions one century before continental Europe.

Bill Gates’ waffle makes no sense. Perhaps he should have finished school.

Prof Quigley, establishment insider and Georgetown University tutor to presidents, wrote Tragedy & Hope. If you read nothing else, read the introduction and the section on Rhodes and Milner, along with his posthumous work, The Anglo-American Establishment: From Rhodes to Cliveden (written in 1949 and published, at Quigley’s demand only posthumously, in 1981.)

October
October
Dec 24, 2020 2:51 PM
Reply to  Thom

Are you serious? Wealthy people do not save the poor.

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Dec 25, 2020 8:57 PM
Reply to  October

Clearly that modern moron slave lives in a closed bubble of delusion!

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Dec 25, 2020 8:56 PM
Reply to  Thom

You’re one of those balls polishers for the Billionaires!

John
John
Dec 24, 2020 12:40 PM

The GMO argument is actually part of the manipulation by deception that is used by the Industrial Agricultural Complex in order to sow division [Pun Intended].

It was a tactic devised by no other that the Green Industrial Complex who used the manipulators in chief “Greenpeace” to drive the issue.

The GMO arguemnet has nothing to do with the issue. It is conflation of “green” & “enviromentalism”. It is a tctic used in campaigns vilifying any opposition while attempting to hold to ransome companies who are able to pay. Its blackmail, enviromental communism simply put.

The Golden Rice issue was clearly one that had huge benefits for mankind and the poor in particular.
Corporate Agricultural giants with huge vested interests simply want to destroy small farming like they are using Covid to destroy small business.

Howard
Howard
Dec 25, 2020 1:44 PM
Reply to  John

Your inclusion of Golden Rice is somewhat baffling. A couple years back I had read and even printed out a long article precisely about Golden Rice – and, specifically, what an unmitigated disaster it was.

This article (which I will attempt to re-locate) used Golden Rice as a point of departure detailing the strange and ultimately disastrous nature of the GMO creation process. I wish now I had saved that download.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Dec 24, 2020 9:37 AM

Update on the death of geneticist and molecular and cellular biologist Alexander Kagansky in St Petersburg last week. 

He was a former employee of the Wellcome Trust in Scotland and was also connected with the Maryland-based National Cancer Institute. The Nevskie Novosti publication reports that in recent months Kagansky had also worked in Edinburgh on a coronavirus injectable. Izvestia suggests also suggests he worked on vaccines in the UK.

He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 2004 after spending 3 years in National Institutes of Health in USA. In 1998 he got his MS in Biophysics from from St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University in Russia.

mRNA INJECTABLES
Kagansky was a pioneer in synthetic epigenetics. This is the study of heritable phenotype changes that do not involve alterations in the DNA sequence.

In 2009 he published a paper on MicroRNAs: “Recent studies from transcription, pre-mRNA splicing, and miRNA-processing perspectives have investigated these relationships and yielded interesting, yet somewhat controversial findings. Here we discuss major studies in the field.”
This paper is well worth reading: it shows just how experimental mRNA work remains. 

Note mRNA type injectables are being rolled out across the world. These do not work like conventional vaccines. Indeed, the six or so “vaccine candidates” seem to have been forgotten by governments to be replaced by an exclusive focus on mRNA injectables.

The Gates-lobby group GAVI says mRNA cannot alter DNA as it “will only hang around inside a cell for about 72 hours, before being degraded.” GAVI further adds, “Some viruses like HIV can integrate their genetic material into the DNA of their hosts, but this isn’t true of all viruses, and HIV can only do so with the help of specialised enzymes that it carries with it. MRNA vaccines don’t carry these enzymes.”

In Australia the University of Queensland and CSL COVID injectables trial was abandoned after some volunteers “falsely tested positive for HIV,” which officials feared would undermine trust in the vaccine, the NYT reported. “The HIV protein fragment posed no risk to human health, but could interfere with HIV screening tests,” wrote Live Science.

The late scientist would have been a leading expert on precisely this aspect of mRNA injectables (see his research below).

DEATH

Of course, Kagansky may have stabbed himself and jumped out of a 14th-floor window.

On the other hand he was a rising star and would not be the first person to be killed as a result of business rivalry or jealousy and it could be wholly unrelated to his vaccine or mRNA research. 

The Daily Mail points the finger at the Russian government but given the high-stakes competition within Big Pharma, it stands to reason that a rival, non-Russian competitor could also have an interest in silencing or disrupting Russian scientists.

If we imagine, for a moment, that his death is related to his work, one point comes to light. The 46-year-old was most recently working in the Far East of Russia, in Vladivostok… harder for a Western agent to penetrate and far easier for the Russian authorities to control. Yet he was killed while visiting a friend in St Petersburg which is easily reached across the Finnish border. Kagansky headed the Center for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine at the Far Eastern Federal University. While there he continued research collaboration with Edinburgh University.

The Fontanka.ru news website reported that he had been visiting an old schoolmate for a birthday party on the day of his death. The friend denied that he had stabbed Kagansky and claimed that the scientist had wounded himself, Fontanka.ru reported, citing unnamed sources.

The friend says they woke up in the morning after a party and the friend went to prepare a brunch. Kagansky went to the bathroom, grabbed a knife, stabbed himself and jumped from the 14th floor.

According to Izvestia, a mutual friend suggested Kagansky had suffered stress in recent months – “he became nervous, easily fell into depression, talked about imminent death. The acquaintances of the deceased note that the scientist had an exhausting schedule, he worked a lot and traveled around the country and abroad.”

CONTINUED AT: https://moneycircus.blogspot.com/2020/12/death-of-vaccine-scientist.html

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Dec 24, 2020 6:22 AM

2020-21 Influenza Surveillance Report

“Man, we’ve got like, ah… flu cases, let’s see… … Where’d the flu go?”

Week 50 — CDC: “Based on NCHS mortality surveillance data available on December 17, 2020, 13.3% of the deaths occurring during the week ending December 12, 2020 (week 50), were due to pneumonia, influenza, and COVID-19 (PIC).

According to the CDC, of the 2,897 PIC deaths reported for the week, 1,921 had COVID-19 listed as an underlying or contributing cause of death on the death certificate and two listed influenza, indicating that the current increase in PIC mortality is due primarily to COVID-19 and not influenza.”

Scientist Hides Identity to Tell Truth: Almost No Cases of Common Flu in Hospitals – All Designated Covid

Mad Yak
Mad Yak
Dec 24, 2020 5:58 AM

Bill Gates is a big player in the destruction of india and it’s farmers, a huge proponent of GMo foods, (GMO people through mRNA vaccines) Gates is s large shareholder in Bayer Monsanto, was kicked out of India for a while but obviously brought his way back in his polio vaccines have caused devastation to over 40,000 people (Severe Paralysis) with Vaccine derived polio now being the greatest cause of polio in the world, Gates increased the polio vaccine from once a year to at least 5 time s a year with an increase in costs to the indian government of 1500% apparently, just went to search for an article on it only to be met with a dozen pro Gates anti fact articles. Gates is also trialing the largest facial recognition tracking system in the world in India. modi seems to have broken with the BRICS alliance and moved over to the darkside, working with Nuttinyhoo and the US more and more, along with gates etc.

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 24, 2020 3:20 PM
Reply to  Mad Yak

Also sterility from his tetanus vaccines. His personal health is likely to suffer in many countries.

tony0pmoc
tony0pmoc
Dec 24, 2020 1:58 AM

BREXIT -The French The English and All These Lorry Drivers.

My Sister and Her Husband used to be Lorry Drivers -O.K They were both English and Staunch Roman Catholics – Big into the Latin Mass…

Almost all The Lorry Drivers The French won’t let in back to France, are French and German and Hungarian, and Italian and from all over Europe…

They just want to get home to their Families For Christmas…

It ain’t us English who are stopping them..Most of our English Lorry Drivers are back home with their Families.

It is The FRENCH who are not letting them back home to their Families

Not us ENGLISH…

We are al Already Home

If The French are going to pull a Stunt like like that,..then they are only hurting themseleves and the rest of EU

Glad we are out of it

We can easy Grow all our own food.

The UK is a bit like Russia…

Place sanctions on Russia…and they just grow their own food…

It’s strict isn’t it ,when you get These Malthusians in Control, who think they have a clue.

Sure Millions are starving to Death and Committing Suicide as a Result of You Fucking Lunatics

But it is you who are going to before me on the Death Roll before me, cos We are going to get rid of you. You evil Bastards

We know who you are

We wil start with Anthony Charles Lynton Blair – You EVIL PIECE OF SHITE

You Killed My Girlfriends Family in Serbia.

You dropped bombs on them

That is Unforgiveable

We are coming for You and The Rest of You Evil Globalist BASTARDS

Soros Inc.

Tony

Ernest Judd
Ernest Judd
Dec 23, 2020 11:43 PM

Those pesticide dispensing drones would be wonderful targets to shoot.

JoeC
JoeC
Dec 24, 2020 1:31 AM
Reply to  Ernest Judd

Soon they’ll be able to shoot back. They’ll come with their own permit.

Ernest Judd
Ernest Judd
Dec 24, 2020 7:37 PM
Reply to  JoeC

Get’em while the getting’s good…

Hsuan
Hsuan
Dec 23, 2020 10:25 PM

The link in the article (“transnational agri-food corporations”) which points to Vandana Shiva’s website is not working. In fact, I can’t access her website at all. Has she been de-platformed?

fame
fame
Dec 24, 2020 11:53 AM
Reply to  Hsuan

Don’t know about platforming. Here is her blog. http://www.navdanya.org/bija-refelections/
a couple of good blogs and I think the one in May relates to gates and his GMO agricultural agenda as well as referencing his infamous 666 patent to own people’s biological data. Here is another website of hers: http://www.navdanya.org/site/ interestingly she has not posted a blog since July. Apparently she is on twitter according to this: https://winteroak.org.uk/2020/12/17/the-acorn-62/

Hsuan
Hsuan
Dec 24, 2020 4:12 PM
Reply to  fame

Thanks

Wayne Vanderploeg
Wayne Vanderploeg
Dec 23, 2020 9:59 PM

Interesting contrast. In the Corbet Report, previously, the discussion was about an overpopulation cospiracy based on Malthusian theory and how we have not even come close to maximum productivity potential. Therefore, we do not have a population problem.
This article is about the abomination of corporate farming and maximized productivity which results in the loss of the traditional farm. Which is it? Rock pager scissors……

Penelope
Penelope
Dec 26, 2020 9:58 PM

Corporate farms don’t maximize productivity. And most countries are experiencing population decrease.

https://journal-neo.org/2015/01/01/world-overpopulation-hold-on-buddy/
—Wm Engdahl

Den lille Abe
Den lille Abe
Dec 23, 2020 9:44 PM

Sorry for the distraction , I just had to vent some anger :-

Den lille Abe
Den lille Abe
Dec 23, 2020 9:43 PM

This is rather of topic , I am so sorry 🙁
Today I had the exquisite pleasure of being banned on the Guardian, now I regard that as a medal.
But the censorship there has hit very high levels, the only bad word I used was “Turd” , I am baffled, but ok their website their rules, and WTF who needs the Guardian!

Geoff S
Geoff S
Dec 23, 2020 10:55 PM
Reply to  Den lille Abe

My ban was years ago and as far as I can tell, it was because I said David Mitchell wasn’t clever or funny in an article he had posted.
There was nothing abusive, just an honest appraisal.
Best thing they ever did was ban me, it is liberating.

LKing
LKing
Dec 23, 2020 11:24 PM
Reply to  Geoff S

Lol that’s great. I would like to talk to a mod for one of those sites to understand what kind of batshit logic they use to ban/censor people.

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 24, 2020 12:40 PM
Reply to  LKing

There are no mods.
An algorithm is programmed to spot three words in a certain order, probably out of a possible 100 million combinations.
Then you get banned.
They’re not going to pay anybody to ban critical commenters. There are just too many of them.

LKing
LKing
Dec 24, 2020 5:52 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Ah, that makes sense

LaoFei
LaoFei
Dec 24, 2020 2:14 AM
Reply to  Geoff S

Congratulations to the pair of you. It almost makes me want to subscribe to the Guardian just so that I can get myself banned ! Almost.

Gwyn
Gwyn
Dec 24, 2020 11:18 AM
Reply to  Geoff S

I was banned from there for making a lighthearted remark about the then-PM, Theresa May. I suggested that she could hide an explosive device up a certain part of her anatomy, so that when Donald Trump inevitably grabbed said part, they’d both be taken out in a blaze of glory.

It didn’t go down too well. No sense of humour, some people.

Ort
Ort
Dec 24, 2020 10:19 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

I don’t mean to seem like a Trump defender by dissenting, but unless Trump’s taste in women is, er, broader than I imagine, I think the prospect of his grabbing Theresa May’s said part is eminently evitable.

Gwyn
Gwyn
Dec 25, 2020 10:53 AM
Reply to  Ort

Ort, I think we should declare a Christmas truce and stop discussing the delightful Theresa’s private area.

Lunch will be ready soon, and I don’t want anything to jeopardise my enjoyment of it.

(Merry Christmas, though). :o)

Anticitizen one
Anticitizen one
Dec 26, 2020 12:55 PM
Reply to  Ort

Perhaps he could have had a sneaky grope of her breasts whilst he was tying his shoelaces.

dada
dada
Dec 24, 2020 1:30 AM
Reply to  Den lille Abe

I’m banned on almost all the MSM sites. I gabe up posting on them. Speech is not so free these days.

Jacob928
Jacob928
Dec 24, 2020 2:20 AM
Reply to  Den lille Abe

Don’t be sad, CIF was nothing more than a thought collector, most public opinion pages are just that. I used to post there a few years ago and knew eyes were on me as I stated the obvious. Gradually my posts were censored and I didn’t even use one swear word.
My crime was mocking criminal acts of billionaires and bankers. It was fun while it lasted.

RobG
RobG
Dec 23, 2020 9:20 PM

This article doesn’t appear to mention that millions of people will starve to death in India over the coming months, as a direct result of the covid 19 rollocks.

This article is archetypical of the western mindset.

THX-1154
THX-1154
Dec 24, 2020 12:04 AM
Reply to  RobG

if national governments can’t even tell the WHO to go get vaccinated, what use are they?

Steve Church
Steve Church
Dec 24, 2020 9:00 AM
Reply to  RobG

Easy, Rob. The article was about corporate agriculture, not the Virus Hoax. Two different subjects altogether, even if they can be traced back to the same psychopathic groups.

October
October
Dec 24, 2020 2:01 PM
Reply to  RobG

It may not mention them explicitly, but does give information about one possible cause of the catastrophic fate of migrant workers during the lockdown in March/April. These mostly rural people were probably driven to the cities in search of work due to the ‘reforms’ that are being applied since the 1990s.Had they been able to stay in their villages, things would have been different when the lockdowns came.

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 24, 2020 3:26 PM
Reply to  RobG

In its delusions, the Indian govt. is almost up to the level of the US one.

October
October
Dec 24, 2020 7:13 PM
Reply to  mgeo

Oh, I think the Indian govt is in a class of its own in that department. When they finally got around to helping the migrant workers get back to their villages, those desperate souls were asked to fill online forms and jump through captcha hoops.

tony0pmoc
tony0pmoc
Dec 23, 2020 7:36 PM

playing games

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Dec 23, 2020 7:27 PM

Dr Vernon Coleman

By Dec 18th, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) at the CDC:
112,807 – Recorded First Dose
3,150 – Health Impact Events

That is 2.79 percent within days of receiving the vaccine.
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-19/05-COVID-CLARK.pdf

In Britain that would result in 1.6 million people unable to work or to perform daily activities and who require care. Worldwide that would equate to 167 million health impact events.

“This means the Covid-19 vaccine rollout has to stop now. If it is not stopped, then we know what’s going on.”

Vernon Coleman video on Anaphylaxis

The video seems to be have gone from his YT channel though has been reposted below:

John
John
Dec 24, 2020 1:57 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

You can find him on https://brandnewtube.com/@DrVernonColeman. Was banned like all other truth tellers from the Crap Tube

Penelope
Penelope
Dec 26, 2020 10:26 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Sir John Bell of the UK Vaccine Task Force. He chairs the Global Health Advisory Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; he has attended Bilderberg meetings; he’s a Roche drug co director.
Currently professor of medicine at Oxford U.  This INSIDER in a VIDEO interview (1:40 – 2:40):

“These vaccines are unlikely to completely STERILIZE an entire population. They’re very likely to have an effect which works in a percent– say 60 or 70%. We’ll have to look quite carefully & the regulators will have to look quite carefully to make sure its done what we needed to do before it gets approved, so there will be a delay between the outcome of the trials and a decision whether it can be approved, as a vaccine.” (interruption by startled interviewer)  

Sir John continues:
“Can I just say that anything that happens to undermine the legitimacy of regulators to make independent decisions is in my view profoundly unhelpful.”

Please copy this video if you have the ability to do that.

Please understand that he is not speculating; he’s speaking from insider’s knowledge.

Dort
Dort
Dec 23, 2020 7:12 PM

The only game in town today is American hegemony, which is backed up by a vast military industrial complex, an omni-present surveillance machine and multiply layers of administration. It is absurd that I need to define it, but I will, because you people are in denial and talk endlessly about these phantom threats to our society.

US Empire has a vast propaganda capacity, via its ‘think-tanks’ & universities pumping out political, economic, social & ‘scientific research’ and studies which it uses to influence the worlds direction of travel, in their own economic and strategic interests. That is in addition to spreading their interests via diplomacy, US/UK financial media, the press, NGO’s, 5 eyes, phoney campaigns & pressure groups, lobbying groups and individual CIA agents on the ground monitoring all business, military, social and political activity in its vassal states and rising competitor ‘enemy’ nations, as well as funding and having disproportionate control over the UN, IMF, World Bank and OPEC via its vassal states voting as instructed.

‘’When has the UK ever deviated for US foreign policy in the past 60 years?’’ asked a RT Journalist of Daniel Hannan, a British neocon, MEP a few years back, his embarrassment was very real, there is no deviation.

Add to all that the new American social media technology which has become the most valuable tool of control, far surpassing the influence of the CIA on the ground, even able to leapfrog national government control of the population, however supine they were to US interests, and capable of turning the political mood, in any country on the planet, in a weekend or even a mater of hours. Social media, search algorithms and an endless onslaught of videos can all be used to politically brainwash a hapless naive lost population.

All of this military and all of this technology is funded off the back of the primary unit of international exchange, made compulsory under threat of military or political destruction, the dollar.

Set against all this raw power, you people claim there is a business & technocratic conspiracy called the ‘globalist agenda’, a theory which has its origins in Adolf Hitler’s own antisemitic ‘international Jewish (bankers) conspiracy’ of the 1930s, and which is now pushed by all political & propaganda arms of the CIA, who are in sympathy with the alt-right, christian, white supremacist groups in the US, and who coordinate their political wing overseas under the banner of the, ever loyal friends of the CIA, the ultra far-right. But what this conspiracy does is cover for the USA and it’s tentacles of power all over the world.

In the Ukraine, South America, even in Europe the far-right are the USA’s friends and are encouraged to destroy their own cultures in preparation for the neoliberal, Corporate takeover and US vassal-hood.
Steve Bannon even established ‘The Movement’ in Europe to push fascist parties, sympathetic to US interests and willing to sell out their own populations to US control, in return for power that the CIA can guarantee them.

The USA has the luxury of writing it’s own and world history via its cinema and CIA funded video casts, training people around the world, with race baiting and phoney nationalism to ignore their own interests and vote for the interests of US Washington elites.

They tell the poorly educated working class to think that its lizards, the middle class think it’s incompetent government or globalist conspiracy, that is causing them to be impoverished, disenfranchised and brutally policed, everyone is served up a different version, but it is always anything but the obvious truth about Empire and the continued American neoliberal roll out over the world.
They are able to do this because the education systems they have dumbed-down has eradicated, rational thinking, logic argument, history and political science, from the curriculum, leaving people lost in an intellectual vacuum, unable to understand what is happening in their lives.

The servants of Empire are always happy to provide a false narrative that hides the greedy, perfidious, murderous, genocidal of US empire from view.

It is easy to fill the historical vacuums that exist in most American minds with nonsense, not only have logic been abolished but there is no foundation of facts or historical knowledge that will invalidate the absurd stories the CIA is pumping out. The suffocating of common sense, the scientific method, and logic possessed by previous generations, has made all this possible.

These fake narratives of ‘globalist agenda’ are just camouflage, a deceit, intended to whitewash the US out of geopolitical and international affairs in the minds of the average Joe, at a time when Washington, albeit in decline, is setting the political agenda around the world and running their phoney ‘ Wars’….the ‘war on terror’, the ‘war on flu’, Brexit and the War on Carbon, to ‘Make America Great Again’, in what is turning out to be its last window of opportunity before the dollar finally finds its new weakened value, or vanished all together as a result of hyperinflation.
Elites in India share in the booty from the looting of india, and support the looting of their own country.

Edith
Edith
Dec 23, 2020 9:10 PM
Reply to  Dort

Gee I thought it was all one in the same…

Judith
Judith
Dec 24, 2020 12:24 PM
Reply to  Edith

Ditto

Epicurious
Epicurious
Dec 23, 2020 11:06 PM
Reply to  Dort

Wow, this could have been written by Noam Chomsky or is Dort a pseudonym?

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 24, 2020 12:45 PM
Reply to  Dort

Interesting comment, drawing a lot of credible conclusions.
But when you start talking about ‘you people’, your objectivity is of course called into question.

Buster Bloodvessel
Buster Bloodvessel
Dec 25, 2020 1:05 AM
Reply to  Dort

With respect, you may have missed out the most important piece for your jigsaw.

It’s easy to say America this, US that, as though it’s one entity with one agenda overseen by one overarching body. The fact is the government of America is deeply riven with ideological faults. There are many different players trying to grab the wheel and veer to their ideal destination using the huge US power as their tool.
The political and civil service has been systematically corrupted over the past number of decades by mostly outside agency with the help of home grown idiots.

The USA is as much a victim of the globalist power players , even though many are home grown, as any other country. The CIA is a good example of essentially a government within a government, what started off as an intelligence agency has become almost totally corrupted and now basically a huge racketeering organisation dealing in people ie compromise and blackmail, international drugs trade, money laundering and child trafficking and armaments for hire to insurgent groups.
The UK agencies aren’t much better,
I know Americans and I’ve lived there and I can say generally they are amongst the best of humanity. But the people are hostage to a criminally corrupt political system and those forces internal and external who want to use US power for their own ends , the average US citizen is and will be suffering as much as everyone else if these people keep on winning.
Go Sidney Powell

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Dec 23, 2020 7:04 PM

I don’t see how you can forcibly get rid of Indian farmers if the Indian people want to eat their produce.

This article is written as if the Indian farmers are helpless and the TNCs are all-powerful. Unless land law in India is totally corrupt, as long as the Indian farmers own the land, they can be self-reliant. They feed themselves and their village and they let the Government worry about the city dwellers themselves.

If villages stick together, and buy the products produced by their brethren, small farmers will survive easily.

What they WILL have to do is learn to make seeds again.

They need ethical local seed suppliers they can rely upon.

Seed cooperatives can be set up, it has happened in many countries in Europe and they are all thriving.

So I am very confident that Indians can do likewise.

Mr Todhunter needs to stop wailing and start describing concrete steps that Indian farmers can take to secure their future livelihoods.

They should rely on their government for nothing, they should instead cultivate the relationships with their local customers and key Indian seed producers.

Massive
Massive
Dec 23, 2020 7:38 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

I don’t see how you can forcibly get rid of Indian farmers if the Indian people want to eat their produce.

By killing them both with Western products.
Farmers by pesticides and loans. Consumers with junk foods.
You only have to look at the huge rise in diabetes cases to know the plan is working

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 24, 2020 12:47 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

I suppose the critical question here is whether the farmers receive any decent information on this topic, or whether they just have to ‘fit in’ with what everybody else is doing…

John
John
Dec 24, 2020 2:01 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

You will see most of the smaller seed companies have been gobbled up by huge Multi-national companies, Worldwide.

CST
CST
Feb 27, 2021 10:04 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

If you had been paying attention, you would know that Colin Todhunter’s stuff goes beyond mere analysis (which you attempt to degrade by calling ‘wailing’) and points towards solutions. You need to stop being so disingenuous and you also need to wake up if you think farmers cannot be forcibly removed – three farm bills and (proposed) changes to land laws being part of the process. Serious research is called for on your part if you are to understand this.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Dec 23, 2020 6:59 PM

The fact that British see no connection to rural Indians today is evidence of the cretinism of the modern Briton.

I say that with understanding, affection and too many years spent in the land of my birth (though no longer, thank God): most British men win a bronze if not a silver in the metrosexual Olympics. Once you care more about how you look than what you can do, it’s over.

Humpty Numpty fell off the wall while he watched strictly and big bro and pop factor and… fondled his hand mirror.

When the British first set sail for India, said to be in 1608, the majority of Britons would still have recognized how most Indians live today.

Subsistence farming is a heroic grind. The mastery of your domain. Triumph in the face of adversity and all that: the essence that made the British yeoman and makes the rural Indian.

Look up the yeoman. He held out for longer than the farmers who were crushed by the massive, aristocratic land holdings of northern England. The resistance. The last hold out.

The yeoman Indian farmer is still fighting. In Britain the majority rake their hair not the soil, and look down their late-dappled nose at the farmer. We must do more than raise a glass of chai with the Indian. We are all in the same fight now.

Peter Allen
Peter Allen
Dec 23, 2020 7:50 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Yep. I never looked at the British countryside in the same way after reading Rural Rides by William Cobbett and it sounds more relevant than ever.

Dort
Dort
Dec 23, 2020 6:50 PM

Of the CIA operations being currently run against India, the one that caught my eye a few years back, was the repeated rape cases, horrific incidence, which fed into the formation of a mass movement for ‘women’s rights’.

I think it was manufactured and part of a racist, imperialist imposition on indian culture, a trashing of their own civilisation, and intended to artificially impose our version of women’s rights, the western version of feminism, beloved of the neoliberal Corporate west, on them.

The ultimate aim, like it has been is the west, is to force women into the workplace to reduce overall salary levels and inflate asset prices. As in the west, to buy a house and run a household and have a family, you need two incomes, rather than just the one, as was the case, in the 50/60s in thew US & UK. Indian workers will never be allowed to enjoy that luxury and will move directly to the two income working family household, and will feel very ‘modern’ doing it, not appreciating how they have been conned.

livingsb
livingsb
Dec 24, 2020 5:05 AM
Reply to  Dort

Good observation. Also, the micro loan bullshit that has been foisted on the women of India and Africa. Like the altruist bankers are giving them a fighting chance with these mini-mortgages. Full press 60 Minutes propaganda… Ha! I worked at Whole Foods before Amazon took it over and they would actually ask you if you wanted to donate for the micro loan project in ‘3rd world’ countries every time you purchases an item. I’d gladly donate money if it went directly into their pockets, but hell if I’ll round up for some bank exploiting these poor humans. Sickening shit by these Luciferians everywhere one turns.

October
October
Dec 23, 2020 6:37 PM

One can safely bet the fashionable proponents of ‘greening the economy’ don’t see why this might be a problem.

Edwige
Edwige
Dec 23, 2020 6:29 PM

The Fraudian’s been trumpeting all day that organic meat production is no better for the environment.

Still, the WEF don’t have any troops so they can’t be intending to destroy meat-eating this decade like some far-right looney tunes claim.

Mmm, grasshoppers…

Dort
Dort
Dec 23, 2020 6:55 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Good husbandry means finding the most nutritious, but also the cheapest fodder for the animals.

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Dec 23, 2020 7:08 PM
Reply to  Dort

Actually, it requires tending to the fields they graze on in summer and on which you produce the forage for winter. You go and look at the quality of fodder that can be produced after 10 years attention to good soil husbandry, effective grazing strategies etc.

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson
Dec 23, 2020 9:46 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

Could you be more specific? Please describe good soil husbandry. By effective grazing strategies do you mean Voisin’s “Grass Productivity” or something else?

Mick
Mick
Dec 23, 2020 10:34 PM
Reply to  Gary Wilson

Good husbandry of land means you don’t fertilise crops but build fertility in the soil by using organic fertilisers and humus which build good soil structure.
Modern chemical fertilisers merely feed the current crop, get washed out into rivers causing algal blooms and then the soil, devoid of any moisture bearing humus, simply blows or washes away as sand.

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson
Dec 24, 2020 2:57 AM
Reply to  Mick

Please provide examples of organic fertilizers that build fertility in the soil. Also, where do you get humus?

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 24, 2020 12:51 PM
Reply to  Gary Wilson

Or we could start with all the information you have, Gary, and work from there…

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson
Dec 24, 2020 2:52 PM
Reply to  wardropper

My effort to improve the ability of soil to produce protein is based largely on evidence left by the late soil scientist, William Albrecht, PhD. This evidence is published in books titled, “The Albrecht Papers”. which contain published articles written by Albrecht. Albrecht reported on some comparison experiments started at his college of agriculture in 1888. Albrecht reported on these experiments after fifty or sixty years had passed. In one comparison, results showed that maintaining soil fertility in one side by side plot while allowing it to decline in the other plot allowed woody plants to move into the plot receiving no treatment while no woody plants invaded the plot where the soil fertility was maintained. Another experiment compared a six year crop rotation with growing the crops in the same plot year after year. The greatest soil fertility decline was in the plot under the six year crop rotation. Organic farmers will tell you crop rotation is good for the soil.
There is so much more evidence in “The Albrecht Papers”. I assume his evidence was ignored in his day but it appears to me to be better ignored today.
For five years now I have been conducting an experiment to grow a proteinaceous plant in soil it can’t grow in.To grow the plant, I have used two soil amendments in an attempt to increase the ability of the soil to produce protein. The purpose is to increase the nutritional value of the plant to support a butterfly caterpillar of a butterfly that has become extirpated in the area. An intended side effect would be to increase the value of the protein produced by the plant’s pollen. Some species of bumblebees are declining where I live. If my attempt to increase the ability of the soil to produce protein has succeeded, Albrecht explains how it will be demonstrated by both the growth of the plant and the response of the bumblebees.
The butterfly and bumblebee experts that I have contacted to explain to them what I am doing have no interest in my results.

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 24, 2020 3:43 PM
Reply to  Mick

All the modern agro-chemicals (a) destroy soil biota (b) may turn the soil saline (permanently useless) together with over-irrigation in an arid land (c) poison waterways (d) poison the food and fodder grown.

John
John
Dec 24, 2020 2:12 PM
Reply to  Gary Wilson

Crop rotation is one of them. plouging techniques, erosion control, using natural fertilisation from cows, chickens etc. There is no problem using insecticides or weed control. Just use caution and follow instruction and logic. The organic craptrap is typical veganism. Organic is another method of using gulilt tripping to extract money from susceptible”green” idiots. It is the same logic that tricks them into climate change. The need to proove their virtue to all. Popular cultism simply put.

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson
Dec 24, 2020 4:11 PM
Reply to  John

As I mentioned above, crop rotation lowers soil fertility faster than growing the same crop in the same soil year after year. What do you mean by erosion control? No erosion control is necessary when the ability of the soil to create protein is high. The value of natural fertilization by cows, chickens etc. is determined by the soil that produced the feed consumed by the cows, chickens, etc. When the ability of the soil to produce protein is high, there is no need for insecticides or weed control. Problems with insects or weeds are symptoms of low soil fertility. Fighting the insects or the weeds fails to deal with the cause of the insects or the weeds.

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Dec 23, 2020 7:06 PM
Reply to  Edwige

The Fraudian will next tell us to buy Bill Gates’ laboratory-produced ‘meat’.

The way to sideline the Fraudian is not to give it any light, any publicity, whatever.

I would buy a bottle of champagne the day I heard the Guardian had gone into administration.

Geoff S
Geoff S
Dec 23, 2020 11:41 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

I don’t disagree with your sentiment, but you are, of course, making this comment on a site called ‘off-guardian’

Watt
Watt
Dec 24, 2020 11:17 AM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

Make that a case, and I’ll raise a glass or two with ya.

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 24, 2020 12:53 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

Surely 10 bottles for such an important step in the salvation of thinking humanity…?

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Dec 23, 2020 6:20 PM

There’s already too many Indians so employing them inefficiently on the land is both good for Indians and their culture. The last thing everyone needs is acres of monoculture with its potential for ecological disaster and even more displaced people congregating in slum developments on the edges of cities.

Far too much of our technological effort has gone into reducing the need for manpower. “to cut costs”. Its true that mechanization can deliver lower production costs and better quality — machines are inherently better at repretitive tasks — but it presupposes that the people displaced by those machines can easily find other productive work. This isn’t true. What has happened is that you get a surge in unemployable people and bureaucrats, both essentially parasitic groups that feed off each other while also bugging the hell out of the dwindling number of people in the productive sectors of the economy. It would be better to leave people to their less efficient smallholdings and workshops, happy and creative (we hope) and avoid the situation where nobody’s happy except a relatively small number of people (people who live outside normal society anyway).

richard
richard
Dec 23, 2020 5:56 PM
Dort
Dort
Dec 23, 2020 6:57 PM
Reply to  richard

Who are the globalists…and how do they control anyone?… Without proof & motive, this is just a fantasy.

Albert Mesrine
Albert Mesrine
Dec 23, 2020 7:34 PM
Reply to  Dort

The IMF…the World Bank…America…the CIA…Facebook…Amazon…Soros…there is quite a large list. Money, threats, bombing….the proof is in your eyes.

kevin
kevin
Dec 23, 2020 7:49 PM
Reply to  Dort

You’ll find them in attendance at Bilderberg and the World Economic Forum, among other venues. They exercise control through their wealth and social networks.

Penelope
Penelope
Dec 26, 2020 11:02 PM
Reply to  kevin

Also thru spying & blackmail

Mucho
Mucho
Dec 24, 2020 8:44 PM
Reply to  Dort

They’re the people behind this thing called “globalisation”. You might have heard of it

LKing
LKing
Dec 23, 2020 7:42 PM
Reply to  richard

A couple local headlines today:
“Utah Jazz’s Joe Ingles tested positive for COVID-19 — but it ended up being a false reading”
Dr. Birx, Nancy Pelosi and 5 other officials who ignored COVID-19 rules
I don’t understand what’s going on. Both of these sentences would have resulted in your comment being blocked on the same site a month ago. Now they are putting stuff like this in the headlines. All of a sudden it’s ok to criticize the narrative… I’m so confused.

Wayne Vanderploeg
Wayne Vanderploeg
Dec 23, 2020 10:15 PM
Reply to  LKing

All you need to know is that Joe Biden is the President Elect. Anything goes. And if Georgia gives the Senate to the Democrats the world is going to end……

Geoff S
Geoff S
Dec 23, 2020 11:47 PM
Reply to  LKing

Confusion leads to demoralisation and then if successful, to capitulation. Same reason that for everyone who absorbs the msm headlines, they are cycled perpetually between “We’re nearing the end of this” and “No end in sight”

LKing
LKing
Dec 24, 2020 12:00 AM
Reply to  Geoff S

That makes sense. I am getting pretty demoralized myself.

wardropper
wardropper
Dec 24, 2020 12:54 PM
Reply to  LKing

Just never read msm headlines.
Problem gone.

Penelope
Penelope
Dec 26, 2020 11:08 PM
Reply to  LKing

The more heated the election controversy, the greater its distraction from the vaccination, the vanishing rights, and the global coup d’etat. “Don’t unify against that over there. Instead, look over here & attack each other.” Anyone fighting Dems against Reps, left against right is not fighting the Gangsters who are trying to kill 6/7ths of Us.

LKing
LKing
Dec 28, 2020 10:21 PM
Reply to  Penelope

That makes sense. As soon as we start to realize (offline) that we agree on a lot of things, suddenly a new and more controversial issue arises.

Freeborn John
Freeborn John
Dec 23, 2020 5:01 PM

Indians commiting the greatest crime in the globalists book.
Being independent and able to feed themselves from a bit of land, and employing a huge percentage of the population in transporting and marketing their produce.

poopypants
poopypants
Dec 23, 2020 4:39 PM

Why don’t all the Indians set up Casinos like the Indians here in the US. Then the Chinese will come down and spend all their Biden Bucks and everybody can live happily ever after.

Kerch'ee Kerch'ee Coup
Kerch'ee Kerch'ee Coup
Dec 24, 2020 1:05 AM
Reply to  poopypants

Wasn’t the exploitation of Chinese addictions the British solution to China’s relatively prosperous self sufficiency?Grow opium.inIndia and ship it to China

poopypants
poopypants
Dec 24, 2020 9:49 AM

Youre misinformed, the Indians harnessed Tiger Woods energy and all the Chinese had was Jackie Chan energy. Eventually T-Woods dominated J-Chans energy. This was the battle of Bangladesh. Not known to most ignorant westerners who are too busy jerking off to their reflection.