“Ecomodernists offer no solutions to contemporary problems other than technical innovation and further integration into private markets which are structured systematically by centralized state power in favour of the wealthy…”
In 2017, the then Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley argued that his company made a mistake in not reaching out to the public about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) when they first appeared on the market in the 1990s.
He felt consumers had been unduly swayed by an anti-GMO movement and the industry got its PR campaign wrong first time around.
Fraley said the industry and universities currently involved in rolling out genome editing technology have done a much more extensive communication to both the public and key regulatory and policy makers.
The industry’s message is that gene editing can precisely delete and insert genes in an organism’s DNA and presents no risks.
However, there is sufficient research indicating that the technology is error prone, the effects of editing are not controllable and there is no simple pathway between gene and trait. Gene editing has unexpected outcomes and risks, and unintended mutations and off-target effects occur.
These issues have been noted in various articles, reports and papers which are listed on the GMWatch website. Even intended modifications can result in traits which could raise food safety, environmental or animal welfare concerns.
Various scientific publications show that new GM techniques allow developers to make significant genetic changes, which can be very different from those that happen in nature. These new GMOs pose similar or greater risks than older-style GMOs.
Despite gene editing being touted by the industry as ‘precision breeding’, it is anything but.
In addition to these concerns, researchers say that what we can expect is just more of the same – GM herbicide-tolerant crops and increased herbicide use.
However, the industry is seeking the unregulated commercial release of its new technologies.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that organisms obtained with new genetic modification techniques must be regulated under the EU’s existing GMO laws. But there has been intense lobbying from the agriculture biotech industry to weaken the legislation.
Since the ECJ decision in 2018, top agribusiness and biotech corporations have spent almost €37 million lobbying the EU. They have had 182 meetings with European Commissioners, their cabinets and director generals. More than one meeting a week.
Little surprise then that the EU Commission’s secret policy scenarios show full GMO deregulation is on the cards with the commission considering ending safety checks, traceability and GMO labelling for GM foods, seeds and crops.
Regardless of this, is there any need for GMOs in the first place? It seems to be a technology in search of a problem. An important article by PC Kesavan and MS Swaminathan in the journal Current Science says there is sufficient evidence to question the efficacy of GM crops in terms of yields, pesticide usage, the effects on farmers and on the environment, etc.
An important article not only because of the evidence it drew upon but also because of the status of both authors, especially that of Swaminathan, considered the father of the Green Revolution in India.
The two scientists argue that GM technology is supplementary and must be need-based. In more than 99% of cases, therefore, they say there is no need – time-honoured conventional breeding is sufficient.
We need to bear this in mind because there is a disturbing view emerging of a future based on a ecomodernist perspective and a techno-utopia founded on GM crops, lab-engineered ‘food’ and 90 per cent of humanity being crammed into mega-cities.
Academics write reports and books on this vision, but among the high-profile foot soldiers promoting it are the likes of The Guardian’s George Monbiot and industry-funded GMO lobbyist Mark Lynas.
The following forms an ecomodernist vision of the future (translated from Dutch) and appears on the RePlanet.nl website:
In 2100, the planet is home to around ten billion people. More than 90 per cent of these live and work in the city, compared to 50 per cent in 2000. Around the city are large farms full of genetically modified crops that achieve four times as high a yield as at the beginning of the 21st century.”
It goes on to state:
Beyond the farmland begins nature, which now occupies most of the surface of our planet. Whereas in 2000 half of the earth’s surface was still in use by humans, today that is only a quarter. The rest has been returned to nature. Both biodiversity and CO2 emissions are back to pre-1850 levels. Hardly anyone is in extreme poverty anymore.”
Those pushing for this transition want large-scale government interventions to help ‘the market’ achieve the goals set out, including massive government investment in “game-changing innovations in precision fermentation and biotech” (precision fermentation = lab engineered ‘food’).
Very much like the type of ‘stakeholder capitalism’ we hear so much about from the World Economic Forum and like-minded bodies when they discuss the ‘climate emergency’ and ‘resetting’ economies and societies in line with market-driven ‘economic, social and corporate governance’ targets.
What this really means is governments becoming junior stakeholders and facilitators, paving the way for private capital to carve up the planet as it sees fit – imperialism repackaged and rebranded with a veneer of ‘green’, or in this case – feeding the world.
The ecomodernists regard their solutions as ‘progress’ – as progressive – as if their vision is the only vision worth considering because it somehow represents the pinnacle of human evolution. Such a view of human development is arrogant, ahistorical and unilinear.
If history teaches us one thing, it is that humanity ended up at its current point due to a multitude of struggles and conflicts, the outcomes of which were often in the balance. In other words, as much by chance as design.
We need look no further than Robert Brenner (Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-industrial Europe, 1976) and Barrington Moore (Social origins of dictatorship and democracy: lord and peasant in the making of the modern world, 1966) to appreciate this. Their research was based on broad comparative sociological analyses of the cultural, historical, agrarian and economic factors and (class) conflicts that led to the rise of different forms of modernity and social structures.
Their work has important implications: the ecomodernist vision for the future should not be accepted as a given – as some predetermined fixed endpoint. There are alternative visions, potential outcomes and resistance that can challenge the world these elitists have in mind.
In 2021, for instance, the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems released a report with ETC Group, which set out a very different future for food systems, people and the planet.
The report asks: what if the initiative is reclaimed by civil society and social movements – from grassroots organisations to international NGOs, from farmers’ and fishers’ groups to cooperatives and unions?
It imagines what a ‘long food movement’ could achieve by 2045 if these movements succeed in collaborating more closely to transform financial flows, governance structures and food systems from the ground up.
The ecomodernist vision is ahistorical in another way too. Back in 2015, farmer and writer Chris Smaje wrote that a word you will not find in the ecomodernist vocabulary is inequality. While there are glancing references to poverty, poor people and poor nations, in the ecomodernist vision of modernity, poverty is equated with a lack of modernisation.
There is no sense that processes of modernisation cause any poverty… There’s nothing on uneven development, historical cores and peripheries, proletarianisation, colonial land appropriation and the implications of all this for social equality. The ecomodernist solution to poverty is simply more modernisation.”
Smaje also explains why the ecomodernist notion that nobody wants to farm, and everybody wants to move to the city meshes neatly with neoliberal ideology.
He also argues that alternative visions are not about ‘oppressing’ people by keeping them in villages and engaging in subsistence farming:
It’s about choosing policies that best support people’s realistic aspirations – all people’s, both rural and urban. The EM, and other keystone ecomodernist works like Brand’s Whole Earth Discipline, are conspicuously silent on global economic governance policies. They say nothing about the IMF, the WTO, the free flow of global capital and the constrictions on the flow of global labour.”
In other words, if you deliberately run down the farming sector, say via trade policies, and withdraw key extension services that support farmers and do away with guaranteed minimum support prices for crops, then there’s a good chance rural dwellers will flow to cities to live in a slum in the hope of a better life.
People do not necessarily ‘choose’ to move out of farming. They are very often forced out and their land appropriated. We see this in India at this time, where resistance is already fertile.
And it has to be because the intention by global agricapital and the World Bank is to displace hundreds of millions from the countryside, amalgamate their land and move them into cities. The nation’s agri-food sector is to be restructured for the needs of global supply chains and global agricapital.
In 2016, UN reporter Felix Creutzig said Delhi’s population will be 37 million by 2030:
The emerging mega-cities will rely increasingly on industrial-scale agricultural and supermarket chains, crowding out local food chains.”
If unchallenged, the outcome will be a country reliant on industrial agriculture and all it entails – lab engineered items, denutrified food, monolithic diets, the massive use of agrochemicals and food contaminated by hormones, steroids, antibiotics and a range of chemical additives.
A cartel of seed, chemical and food manufacturing and processing companies with total control over the food production and supply chain in India and throughout the globe.
And it will be total. Big global biotech corporations like Bayer and Corteva are extensively patenting plants. Such patents on plants would restrict farmers’ access to seeds and impede breeders from developing new plants as both would have to ask for consent and pay fees to the biotech companies.
Mute Schimpf, food campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe, says of the big biotech giants:
They will be lining their pockets from farmers and plant breeders, who in turn will have a restricted access to what they can grow and work with.”
This is ‘ecomodernism’ in action. It goes hand-in-hand with elite interests who will rake in enormous profits as they seek to control every aspect of food, farming and, indeed, life.
In India, we see various tactics at work to bring this about – the deliberate strategy to make smallholder farming financially nonviable (depopulating the countryside), attempts to dismantle public distribution systems and minimum support prices, the relentless drive to get GM food crops cultivated, the data-gathering Agristack initiative overseen by Microsoft and the increasing capture of the retail sector by Walmart, Amazon, Facebook and Google (all described in the ebook mentioned at the end of this article).
Mumbai-based Research Unit for Political Economy says the Indian government is trying to establish a system of ‘conclusive titling’ of all land in the country, so that ownership can be identified and land can then be bought or taken away. As farmers lose access to land or can be identified as legal owners, predatory institutional investors and large agribusinesses will buy up and amalgamate holdings, facilitating the further roll out of industrial agriculture.
The Agristack (data-gathering) initiative will be key to the formation of a land market.
In this brave new world, notions of food sovereignty and seed sovereignty have no place. A case of you will own nothing, be happy and eat a diet of genetically and biochemically engineered ‘food’ – junk food to complement existing junk food that claims hundreds of thousands of lives across the globe annually.
‘Food’ courtesy of giant ‘fermentation’ vats and farms manned by driverless machines, monitored by drones and doused with chemicals to produce crops from patented GM seeds for industrial ‘biomatter’ to be engineered, processed and constituted into something edible. An AI-driven, corporate-controlled ‘solyent green’ dystopia where the marketplace has been eradicated and a handful of companies and e-commerce platforms control the global economy.
But resistance is fertile. The farmers’ protest in India led to the repeal of corporate-backed legislation that would have accelerated the trends described above, and, as Vandana Shiva notes, more than 150 community seed banks have been established in the country – local seeds, adapted to local cultures which provide better nutrition and are more resilient to climate change.
At the Navdanya Farm and Earth University, we have trained more than one million farmers who now practice organic agriculture based on biodiversity and without the use of synthetic chemicals. The shift from globalisation driven by multinational corporations to a progressive localisation of our economies has become an ecological and social imperative, essential for food sovereignty.”
“Food sovereignty means feeding ourselves real, genuine, biodiverse food and freeing ourselves from the false promises of artificial food.”
Of course, Monbiot, Lynas and the agri-biotech sector are dismissive of the ability of organic agriculture to feed the world and of a world described by Shiva, which rejects corporate dominance and new forms of imperialism.
Their anti-organic, pro-synthetic food stance should be seen for what it is – fearmongering (the world will starve without GM agriculture) and pro-corporate ideology and an adherence to centralised power, which flies in the face of firm evidence that indicates organic supported by an appropriate policy framework is more than capable of addressing the challenges ahead.
Colin Todhunter specialises in development, food and agriculture and is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal. You can read his “mini e-book”, Food, Dependency and Dispossession: Cultivating Resistance, here.
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Monsanto is intervening in what The Creator designed, and, apparently, for unethical purposes.
Oh come on, take this stupid bullshit, shove it up your goddamn ass and fuck off, you morons!!!
The sole purpose of GMO is to enable a monopoly to be created on “created seeds” that can be patented.
Then specifications will be created that only patented seeds will be accepted as food crop seeds.
This is what the OECD is driving and striving for. Certified seeds created by approved Monopolies.
I think it is important to understand that when it comes to farming, there are more than two choices. We do not have to choose either Conventional Toxic Monoculture or GMOs which is simply Conventional Toxic Agriculture with genetically modified seeds. There is a really exciting third choice that uses livestock to restore the soil so that the land is healed, crops and livestock are healthier to consume, and water sources are not polluted by run-off water. It’s called Regenerative Farming. Big Ag is against it and is actively steering government subsidies to agriculture toward expensive, toxic solutions they disingenuously call regenerative, which is a fourth option that is not going to solve the food-production problems. With real, true Regenerative Farming, nobody has to give up raising livestock or eating meat & dairy products. We won’t have to eat Fake Meat, which has not been proved to be safe or nourishing, and we won’t have to starve to death from lack of the good food God intended human beings to eat for their own health, the health of the animals they eat, and the health of the planet.
In my view if you think human created climate change and sustainability are urgent issues then you are on board the Great Reset gravy train.
‘Vandana Shiva is an Indian environmental and civil rights activist and winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize, chairman of the International Forum on Globalization, a member of the Club of Rome and of the Executive Committee of the World Future Council.
That’s the ultra elite Malthusian Club of Rome. Shiva, a westernised petit bourgeois dismisses Bill Gates as a ‘nothing and a nobody’. She’s referring to social class there.
She ticks every climate change, eco fascist box there is. She is worth $6 million and her chum Russell Brand earns £2m a year. They will never be short of food
In comes Mon-bot to plump up the other emerging part of the emerging food agenda:
As has been noted, GMO (or gene editing) is primarily a means of patent ownership, creating a corporate proprietary right to the food system. That’s its main function. It has as Colin notes no value (at best, much like vaccines).
The issue I have is the very notion of “genes” being manipulated. No one has ever actually proven/seen a gene. It is conjecture like most of science (scientism) blending belief with technology = scientism. And like the vaxx – mRNA “gene” treatment, it’s foundation is fatally flawed.
The game is perpetual profit and control.
I live in a state within the US that ended the fairly robust anti-GMO movement. It was a slight of hand (as TPTB are so adept at, knowing as they do the culture).
This movement, while it gave up on stopping GMOs demanded that any use in the production of the food using a GMO must be on the label when purchased along with all other ingredients.
The governor announced that he would sign (and did) a bill which would ensure such labeling. A gathering at a whole food cafe with the movement’s leaders and the Governor was held to great applause.
However it turns out that the bill contained a clause: such labeling would only occur when a number of contiguous states followed suit. Over ten years later and this condition never happened and there’s no mention of GMO on food labels. (Note: this governor was responsible for the explosion of biotech taxpayer investment during his two terms.)
One of the characteristics of this phase of the industrial/scientific revolution is the almost total lack of recognition of the spiritual origins of life. Therefore there is no moral problem about interfering with living beings at a fundamental level. The scientific/materialist approach seems to be that if it “can be done” then that is sufficient justification for meddling with the food plants that we all depend on. I’ve just finished a book called “The Death Of Grass” written in the late 50’s. It is eerily prophetic of the “bio-security” issues that are causing problems for farmers now. Strangely, as scientific interference in agriculture and livestock increases, so too do the weird diseases and health scares.
Ah great book, Death of Grass. Bleak as hell, as is most New Wave sci-fi! Had to give it up during 2020-22. 😅 A2
“One of the characteristics of this phase of the industrial/scientific revolution is the almost total lack of recognition of the spiritual origins of life. Therefore there is no moral problem about interfering with living beings at a fundamental level.”
Excellent insight. My belief is that every molecule of creation should be considered divine and sacred. Man’s hubris will be man’s undoing.
unravelling before us, a real horror sci-fi borgville.
i am trying hard to ignore and evade…
~ Jeff Deist, president of the Mises Institute
So, end nation-states, borders, Constitutions, environmental protections, citizenship itself. They want a world of Owners and Others…. who will own nothing.
The New World Order Is Ruled By Global Corporations And Megacities—Not Countries
As cities and companies gain in influence and the power of nation-states decreases, the world is undergoing a seismic transformation.
The world’s population won’t remotely be 10b by 2021 – that UN figure is based on a whole series of faulty assumptions (most obviously that population will continue growing at its current rate in countries going through changes like Rockefeller “education” for women that everywhere else they’ve happened have led to a drastic reduction in birth rate).
It’s just another example of their ‘modelling’ – garbage in, garbage out.
we are what we eat, what we eat affects how we resonate, our frequency, in a sense our connection with “all”..
“mankind” has still proven very resillient to the attempts made to make us truly and completely resonate at the frequency required by the luciferian agenda, chem trailing, gmo and fluoride still wasnt enough…. hence the “jabs”?…
i saw yesterday an advert from uk nhs for “nasal spray vaccines” for 2 and 3 year olds… man are these fuckers persistent…
yet still they fail to dim the light of every one of us… trying to break what is not broken is a tough job i guess, too right you depraved demonic half breeds, jog on….
stay un-broken for soon we will all be required to continue to make our stand,
a sample take of their time line i attach below, 2023 looks to be “challenging”, there are elements on the image that relate accurately to the relevant “outer planet” sidereal astrology that has been effectively wiped clean from the “inter-net”
The writer seems to have avoided explicitly stating the proven major dangers and harms of the entire movement, that now adopts the “eco” prefix:
:- privatising and synthesising most foods, with no controls on prices
:- eliminating small local farmers, including those who resist GM
:- falsified claims for GM crops; instead, only harms
:- major agro-chemical poisons
:- destruction of arable soil and the environment through “scientific” farming
:- enforced urbanisation.
World famous Australian Treasurer Paul Keating said, late 1992, about the then Recession destroying small businesses and jobs “It’s a Recession We Had To Have !”
Seems a lot of current national treasurers believe that about the latest Recession, but none appear to have the balls to even use the “R” word…
So legally affirming land ownership is bad for small farmers but good for industrial ones?
Colin still believes in “climate emergency” while he does notice that the WEF loves this hype.
Meanwhile India’s foodstocks are overflowing, even without GMOs.
Todd joined the ranks of fearmongers. I wish he would go to Sri Lanka to study organic farming.
Poor old Antonym. His hurt feelings always lead him to make things up.
When will he realise, these articles by CT are not attacking his hero Modi? They are critiquing a system. Where does CT state he believes in ‘climate emergency’? That’s right – nowhere. And if he did any research, he would realise organic was in no way responsible for the crisis in Sri Lanka.
If India’s food stocks are overflowing, why does Antonym consistently shill for big biotech, advocating GMOs for India? There is clearly no need.
It seems he his shilling for big ag once again above by supporting a land market so that small farmers – many of whom hold no formal title deeds – can be removed from their land.
Agristack is not about helping farmers – it is about allowing Microsoft total access to farmers’ data to be exploited by land investors and the ag cartel. And that’s not fear mongering – unless you believe in big business-govt PR – or are indeed part of it – are you Antonym?.
Pity his eyes are so closed and all he has to offer is Modi/Big Ag idolatry – and of course whataboutism… forget India, what about China, what about Sri Lanka and so on.
Antonym – you need to up your game if you want to be taken seriously on here.
I think you about nailed it. “Public/private” partnerships are little more than private ponzi scams, designed to destroy all notion of public domain or communal interest.
“Public” (mafia) governance provides the tax infrastructure, and business cartels are conveniently sheltered from all legal or taxable liability. Bayer/Monsanto is an excellent example. Here’s a slightly different take on the effects of Modi style regimes. >
The Reshaping of Global Agriculture: The WEF Agenda Behind India’s Modi Government’s “Farm Reform”
By F. William Engdahl
Global Research, February 16, 2021
Excerpt: “The central role of the Gates-Rockefeller AGRA in the UN 2021 Food Systems Summit, the major role of the WEF in the world “food systems” reset, and the pressures in recent months on the Modi government to implement the same corporate agenda in India as in Africa, are all no accident. It sets the world up for catastrophic harvest failures and worse.”
The Reshaping of Global Agriculture: The WEF Agenda Behind India’s Modi Government’s “Farm Reform” – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
Colin Todhunter free ebook listed below the article addresses the farm laws in India and the reshaping of its agrifood sector.
“In the week following Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, the most popular untrustworthy accounts enjoyed a 57.04% increase in engagement in the form of likes and retweets, according to a survey undertaken by NewsGuard …
[“untrustworthy” of course means TRUTHTELLING. YAAY.]
Sorry for the off-topic but I can’t say anything about farming except “Get them out of our geoengineered skies, let freedom reign, and we would have no problem raising enough food.”
Heh… I’d like to geoengineer the planet by placing characters such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates, George Soros, etc. on a rocket trajectory headed toward the Sun.
i hope they hit the dome first ; ) lol
Has anyone photographed the car he claimed to have launched into orbit a few years ago?
This rings so true to me!
“Ecomodernists offer no solutions to contemporary problems other than technical innovation and further integration into private markets which are structured systematically by centralized state power in favour of the wealthy…”
I found the exact same stance amongst the Australian Green Party when I went in there all naiv and hopeful years ago. My ideals were about conservation of our fast dwindling wildlife species and doing something about global pollution (not CO2).
However, what I found was that the Greens were all for vaxxing, vaxxing,vaxxing (the Greens are virtually run by doctors and lawyers) and had deep ties to high-tech big industry. One of their goals was to capture carbon and put it deep down into the earth via invasive technology with unknown consequences for the environment. Always technology appears to be deemed the answer to the world’s problems. It is not!
At root, they hate carbon-based lifeforms. They imagine they can live forever in silicon.
it was cool in rogue trooper back in 80s. now it seems plain evil, insane, people who believe they should live forever… da fuk!?
argh. i hope all that nanotech is still sci-fi…. : /
many vexed will be test runs no doubt..
“More technology is not a rational solution to having too much technology”
– Paul Vonharnish –
Veri Tas, The Greens are run by the billionaires. “The Chain of Environmental Command” is a Senate report now several years old which showed exactly who was financially supporting the Green organizations– Soros, Rockefeller Bros Foundation, Welcome Fund, etc, etc
The press release for the report is still online & it supplies much info. The substantial report is available for purchase thru Amazon, other sources.
I repeat the Greens are NOT run by doctors & lawyers.
Your alternative update on #COVID19 for 2022-11-23. G-20: Global Jab PPs So ‘You Can Move Around’. SBF’s parents bought 19 properties $121M over past 2y (blog, gab, tweet).
These big companies do a lot of lobbying, don’t they? One can’t help wondering: is “lobbying” a euphemism for bribery and blackmail? Because lobbying sure does work every bit as well, doesn’t it?
Yes, lobbyists don’t have their own offices at their headquarters. They have their own offices in parliament houses around the western world.
MP’s PM’s on 100K$ per year become muiti millionaire’s whilst in office.
lobbying is the polite word for scratch my back for $£ and I’ll turn a blind eye and I make it happen for you for this price.
whilst pretending to serve the people.
The people must take some responsibility as it not like they hide it.
Course they are, true chemical minerals are part of who we are, organic is by definition Mother Earth imo.
Finance – free. People – imprisoned. Food – poisoned (except for you-know-who).
Ten billion of us corralled into a few city-states (aka mega-cities)…All that poo ! What a Stink ! little billy gates to the rescue with his recycling vats (He is SO prescient !)…All the dead bodies stripped of flesh to be added to The Vats (Chinese cuisine is Flavour of the Week)…Their bones crushed to powder and added to special. high-priced “calcium enriched” vat products
The social tensions deflected into lebensraum campaigns, and the creative destruction (aka War) of other mega-cities (aka city-states)…
But, All that poo !!
enough humans bones can be ground annually to meet P requirements in agriculture, allegedly.
don’t ask me for ref, was some thing about 2018
i remember reading about”germans” boiling dead soldiers and horses to make soap in WW1, when i was about seven… was that propaganda?
all that actual shite will be used as bulking agent, insulation or fertiliser : ) you’ll drink yer piss ten dozen times… they already do that..
joy ; )
In the article Shiva concludes that:
“Food sovereignty means feeding ourselves real, genuine, biodiverse food and freeing ourselves from the false promises of artificial food.”
Sounds great in theory, but there won’t be any food sovereignty if Schwab and the NWO tyrants have their way. Why?
In practice laws will be passed to make it illegal for people to even grow their own food with harsh penalties. The only foods they will be allowed to eat will be Frankenfoods unless people really start to put their foot down and stop it, before the rot totally sets in and a new dystopian version of “Gilead” comes into being with the likes of Schwab and Gates as Commanders (God forbid)! But you know all this already, now is the time to act and form resistance groups starting wherever possible or at a local community level. If you do nothing – nothing will be accomplished!
Pax et Lux
I wonder if one day they’ll “discover” plant flu?….
do they not inject that into faces? ; )
In this mad world Edwige anything is possible, we’ve already had bird flu, bat flu, swine flu, ferret flu, horse flu etc. in different species none of which have been proven to be viral in scientific practice.
However, plants do not have an astral body or a composite ego they only have an etheric body or “life body” and a physical body so they can’t get anything like the flu observed in animals and humans but there are plant diseases some of which are wrongly attributed to “viruses” such as the alleged tobacco mosaic virus (an effect which the plant produces rather than the cause of the disease).
People don’t grow Food. FARMERS grow what you’ve stuff in your 45% Obese ass already.
Is it Not a Fact illegal to grow Food in your County & State unless You Yourself Own your own Land?
You haven’t Even Invested in the Inforstructure to economically deliver foodstuffs to People in How Long? Well!
Ok ok, What have you grown in the last Three Years?
Do you Rent or Own you own Land?
Water, Gas, Electric Fuel what what what.
What have you done other than to continue on Investing to protect your OWN Lifestyle in Three Blooming Years.
And Yet, Uni-Gobshites continue on demanding what Others do with their own Lives as Long it’s continuing to Invest in The Normal Convience already Established.
Clive, I agree to disagree with your criticisms.
Farmers by the way are people and do grow some of their own food and other people that I know have started to do the same thing. Others I know have small allotments and gardens in which they grow some of their own food as it turns out to be cheaper since inflation has now reached c.14.8%.
As for protecting one’s own lifestyle I could ask you the same question, I have a family to support, and the family comes first.
Further, I demand nothing from other people except for asking them to put forward any peaceful suggestions (if any) that are practical in a bid to help solve the current situation which is now upon us and the problems that go with it.
By the way, I am not obese and do not have an “45% obese ass” that you insultingly attribute to me – far from it!
If you have any useful practical suggestions to make other than personal insults, I’d be glad to hear them. Otherwise have a nice day, if that’s possible 😉 .
Pax et Lux
It is always about profits no matter what they say.
That moving of industry to low wage nations didn’t happen as much in Europe because of the strong unions who have much more influence over their governments than in America. So how to fix that problem for the upper class business elites who want to move industry in Europe to low wage nations?
Make people believe that there is an energy crisis which leaves them no choice but to move their factories to lower wage nations.
How do you create an energy crisis that is so bad that they are able to get away with that?
1. Create the idea in people’s minds that the climate crisis is so dire that the end of the world is nigh — unless we stop using fossil fuels immediately.
2. Create the idea in people’s heads that nuclear power is also very unsafe.
3. Convince the people that “green energy” can easily take the place of fossil fuels and nuclear power.
4. Create in people’s minds the idea that it is very politically-incorrect to keep importing your only source of cheap fossil fuels — that coincidentally is needed for European industry to be economically competitive on the world market.
5. European industry then has no choice but to leave Europe because they can no longer be profitable because green energy is not ready to replace fossil fuels — and reverting to fossil fuels of course is non-negotiable because they are going to destroy the world any day now. Look at all the kids gluing themselves to roads, paintings, etc., with the museums and police letting them. Fear of climate change is being pushed by power at the highest levels.
6. Which just so happens to align with the business elites in America who have outsourced to low wage nations like mad.
And look at that — The chart below is from 2022. AUM means Assets Under Management. The biggest investor in Europe is an American firm, which is also the biggest political player in the EU, it holds $1.34 trillion worth of European corporations, banks, and real estate, another American firm is the 3rd biggest investor in Europe managing $965 billion worth… From: Estimated Prophets
AUM has another meaning:
“Aum, also spelled “Om” or “Ohm,” is a symbol most sacred not only for followers of Hinduism but Buddhism and Jainism as well. Aum is also the symbol’s corresponding sound or chants interpreted in mentioned religions and other similar faiths as the sound of the universe.”
The Western elites have been fascinated by Eastern mysticism since the late C19th.
Most of what Westerners think is Eastern was concocted by Western elites – for example “yoga” was cooked up by an English official called Woodruffe.
Heavy Medium Industrial was sold..taken apart.. sold off and left completely by the early to mid late 1980’s, Industrial North of the UK.
Local Unions were as much apart of Co-operative Societies supporting daily lives of People as anything else.
Another important piece Colin.
In Australia family owned farming has been on the decline for decades. I recall back in the late 1990s planning schemes being changed to allow for a “family lot subdivision” whereby the family home and it’s immediate curtilage could be subdivided from the farm to facilitate the selling of the actual farmland.
Unfortunately now, we have our food grown in realtively small areas and shipped all over the country. Clearly this centralisation is lacking in efficiency and exposes a significant amount of our food to localised climatic extremes and the subsequent scarcity and gargantuan price hikes that that creates when it all either dries up or gets washed away.
“An AI-driven, corporate-controlled ‘solyent green’ dystopia where the marketplace has been eradicated and a handful of companies and e-commerce platforms control the global economy.”
What that doesn’t seem ‘sustainable’ to you?
It’s up to us.
We either tolerate it, or we don’t.
In today’s news, I heard that 45% of Scots want independence, but English law says the Scots aren’t even allowed legally to discuss it.
So, elephant-in-the-room question: Do 45% of Scots want independence, or don’t they?
Isn’t the obvious thing for them to get together and discuss the matter despite colonial/dictatorial law?
It’s the same for us.
Monsanto says (well they would, wouldn’t they…?) that they are allowed to do what they are doing. And we listen to them as if they were talking sense…?
45% (or more) Brits want to deport illegal immigrants, but European law says the Brits aren’t even allowed to discuss it.
Seems to be a recurring theme.
“Get Brexit done” was the fake “conservatives” battle cry in 2019, yet how much EU legislation has been removed from the U.K. statute book – zilch.
Perhaps they should try blaming the Russians for that as well.
Well nobody is going to imprison or fine 45% of the nation, whatever they might do…
In any case European law is made up by the usual few psychopaths.
Rational, open and frequent discussion should replace them.
Wave 1: Ongoing wars in Europe and elsewhere
Wave 2: Democracy
Wave 3: Destruction and reconstruction in Europe and elsewhere
Wave 4: EU, as a step to globalism, also to kill off the limited socialism that arose from Wave 3.
The same parasites benefitted from every wave.
Can we assume when this new found “independence” arrives that the subsidies coming up from the south will be terminated and that the Scottish government will have to raise all its income from the north side of the border?
Seems to be all quiet from Nicola Stasi on this issue. Odd for someone so vocal.
who cares, to be honest.
Satan’s Nikla Party and auld scotia is just another banana rainbow theatre these days,
50 % + stooge public sector covidian employment, white trash(-ed) culture…. lost
(we were never going to be set free anyway, all just another clownland scenario.)
GMOs are a cover for big industries to be able to patent life.
according to a case a while back, the crooked supreme court ruled that you can patent modified organisms, as if they were machines.
none of this GM shit works… Even the so called glysophate resistant plants do no better than normal plants with that poisonous pesticide.
genetics and gene editing are a farce, just like climate change, and virology
“Rule of thumb. If it sounds like a Psycho Nazi, acts like a Psycho Nazi and mass murders like a Psycho Nazi…
… IT IS A PSYCHO NAZI!”
“Some might say Keith is a hypocrite. For he has not yet culled himself for Granny Gaia. Thus completely and totally reducing forever his carbon footprint. Shame on Keith.”
“Keep the Scamdemic going. Take the Cull Juice. Corporate Fascism and Eugenics forever!”
“Greta is yet another marketing tool/advertising logo to keep the corporate fascist scam/racket against WE THE PEOPLE (Humanity) going. Irregardless of whether she or her family recognize that.
Monbiot get mentioned a lot by left faux nudge em to right new alt media.
Like icke and co who was also aware that the E.U leave psyop involved the change of food and normalization of GM and shit in the food supply similar to USA.
and now they act all fake caring like all the other blogs who where happy to shill the Leave E.U referendum.
Take back control lOl
Monsanto poisoned the GMO well not by adapting crops for better yield and pest resistance but by engineering a corporate takeover of farming built around a monoculture monopoly. Their vision was to be the sole supplier of crop seed and weedkiller, the crops being engineered to be sterile to preserve their monopoly. To cap it they then used their legal muscle to to go after any farmer who they suspected of growing their seeds without a license from them.
You don’t have to be an expert in anything to realize just how dangerous this would be. Not merely dystopian, but dangerous. Although the crop involved was cotton it was establishing a principle, a principle that would not only tie our very existence to the whims of a corporate monopoly but also would set in motion a precariously balanced system that is one crop pest or weather event away from absolute, irrecoverable, catastrophe. All in the name of “Maximizing Shareholder Value”.
GMO technology is not adaptation technology, as selective breeding might be. GMO technology is playing god, and has been found to be harmful to anyone, including animals, who consume foods so engineered.