US States back Laws Gagging Opposition To GM Crops.

With little notice, more than two dozen state U.S.  legislatures have passed corporate – friendly “seed-preemption laws” designed to block counties and cities from adopting their own rules on the use of seeds, including bans on GMOs. Opponents say that there’s nothing more fundamental than a seed, and that now, in many parts of the country, decisions about what can be grown have been taken out of local control and put solely in the hands of the state.

Critics of the GM seed lobby say this move has come as a result of unethical activity by lobbyists employed by a monopolistic cartel of biotech giants whose influence over agricultural policy in the US government is definitely not in the public interest

“This bill should be viewed for what it is — a gag order on public debate,”  Kristina Hubbard, director of advocacy and communications at the Organic Seed Alliance, a national advocacy group, and a resident of Montana said. Montana, along with Texas, Oregon, Californisa and Colorado and many other states passed a seed-preemption bill this year, thus removing from voters the  right to decide what kind of food will be sold in shops they use, and handing it to politicians and indirectly to the corporate lobbyists who bribe them.

“This thinly disguised attack on local democracy can be easily traced to out-of-state, corporate interests that want to quash local autonomy,” Hubbard added

Seed-preemption laws are part of a legislative campaign by industrial agriculture (Big Food), including ag-gag laws passed in several states that legally prohibit outsiders from photographing farms, and “right-to-farm” laws that make it easier to snuff out complaints about animal welfare, and of course the usual demands from corporate business, unthinkingly backed by the university brainfucked humandroids who call themselves the left. The seed laws, critics say, are a related thrust meant to protect the interests of agro-chemical companies, by banning laws which require foods containing material from GM crops to be clearly labelled, so depriving consumers of a choice about whether they eat this shite or not.

Foods containing GM matter are currently banned in the European Union, and though the EU bureaucracy and some national governments have tried to overturn this, strength of public opinion has blocked any change. Politicians, academics and media luvvies have as usual described the mass opposition as being due to the “scientific ignorance of the masses,” who believe eating GM foods will lead to babies being born with two heads.  It is such hubris that has led the complete breakdown of trust between the general population and the establishment. Few people believe eating GM food will be harmful in the short term, but having already seen the effects in increased costs and reduced quality of modern intensive farming techniques, they are very suspicious of any move to hand control of the food supply to global corporations. The derailment of Barack Obama’s two “free trade” policies, TPP and TTIP

Some politicians in the U.S.A. and European Union have even talked of banning the planting of natural seed and only allowing food crops to be grown from GM seed. This would of course hand control of the food supply for humans and animals to a small group of corporate giants whose track records on ethical issues are very dubious. but it gets worse.

Nearly every seed-preemption law so far enacted in the USA borrows language from a 2013 model bill drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The council is “a pay-to-play operation where corporations buy a seat and a vote on ‘task forces’ to advance their legislative wish lists,” essentially “voting as equals” with state legislators on bills, according to The Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC’s corporate members include the Koch brothers as well as some of the largest seed-chemical companies — Monsanto, Bayer, and DuPont — which want to make sure GMO bans, like those enacted in Jackson County, Oregon, and Boulder County, Colorado, don’t become a trend.

 In Oregon, the bill blocking anti – GM laws was greenlighted in 2014 after Monsanto and Syngenta spent nearly $500,000 fighting a GMO ban in Jackson County. Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences, and Syngenta spent more than $6.9 million opposing anti-GMO rules in three Hawaiian counties, and thousands more in campaign donations. (These companies are also involved in mergers that, if approved, would create three seed-agrochemical giants.) Now ask yourselves this question: ‘If GM biotech produce was so good, why would the corporations that profit from it have to work so hard to overcome opposition?’

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‘Uncaged Corporate Parrots’ Of The Political Elite and The GMO False Narrative

The Environment Secretary in the UK Coalition Government, Elizabeth Truss has argued that genetically modified (GM) food should be grown in Britain because it is more ‘eco-friendly’. She adds that steps should be taken to speed up this development. Her statements come as little surprise to many because Truss’s predecessor, Owen Paterson, was also a staunch supporter of GM technology.

TTIP Tries To Dump US Frankenfoods On Europe; Left and Right Unite To Back States’ Right To Ban Them.

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New GMO Approval Will Go Ahead Despite Public Outcry.

Corporate monopoly men and control freak politicians, aided by their Dr. Death scientists are determined to force genetically modified (GM) foods on an very sceptical public. If there was any truth in the claims that GM crops can feed the world and are safe, the public would not be sceptical, but the genetically engineered organisms now being developed are modified to be resistant to highly toxic chemicals to which humans and animals have no resistance.

Independent Scientists Demolish The Lies About GMOs And The Safety Of Glyphosate

The GMO battle goes on, one one side the corporate funded, government backed, global government supporting science lobby, on the other the part of the biological research community that still believes in hostesty, integrity and objectivity. This article reports a conference at which independent scientists (i.e. those not funded by biotech corporations) expose the lies and corruption behind claims that GM crops are safe. Say no to GMO.

Genetically Modified Truth? How Corpoate Money Corrupted Science.

Little Nicky is sceptical about many things, it’s in my job description. Incidentally, for the benefit of those over qualified, under educated idiots who think I’m right wing extremist, it is a basic tenet of Liberal philosophy that we all have a duty to question that which is presented as an established truth.

We Told You That GM Crops Are Harmless Claims Were Bollocks

The financial markets seem to be getting more volatile, with share prices and currency values fluctuating wildly on the slightest indication of good or bad news. what you have to remember of course is that the more the markets fluctuate, the more our pensions and insurances get hit and the more profit those whose business depends on betting on or against shares, commodities and derivatives will make.

The Mad Scientists Mania For Genetically Modifying Everything

Genetically Modified (GM) organisms? The science is setttled right, the only way to feed the world’s growing population is to accept GM foods and hand control of the human food chain to some of the nastiest, most fascistic corporate busineses on earth, right? Well fortunately it is not as clear cut as that, independent research shows GM crops do not give increased yields and do pose very significant risks for humans, wildlife and the environment.

Black Hat Biotech And The Law

In the first part of Black Hat Biotech I reported on how a single corporation are close to establishing a monopoly as supplier of seed for the world’s staple food crops. Now we look at how that same corporation either by buying political influence or other, less ethical means (if you know what I mean) has come close to buying the co operation of the U S government in placing itself beyond the reach of the law. A clause in a new bill now going through congress that would have given Monsanto immunity from prosecutions related to problems caused by its genetically engineered products almost slipped through under the radar. Fortunately it was spotted by activists and is now being challenged.

Europe Kicks Monsantos Arse Over GMOs

While the politicians and bureaucrats are mad to push GMOs down our throats (literally) publich opinion hostile to Franlenstein Foods has pushed Monsanto out of Europe … for the present.

The World has Really Been Turned Upside down When We Look To Russia To Defend Our Rights

Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, the land of the free, defends corporate fascism, even when it threatens the future of western civilisation. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, a nation with a long history of authoritarianism and tyranny, stands up for human rights and putting protection of the environment ahead of corporate power and profit. What’s going on?

New Study Shows Toxins In GMOs Are Poisonous To Mammals

More evidence that Gemetically Modified organisms are totally unsuitable to be part of the human or animal food chain. When will the message sink in that our politicians and “experts” who advise them just steal our tax money on behalf of fascist corporations like Monsanto.

Death By Genocidally Modified Food

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Has The Global Food Supply Fallen Under The Control Of The Big Food Cartel?

Speed Up Introduction Of GM Crops Says Increasingly Stalinist Coalition GovernmentThe coalition is selling us out to the global government Nazis and the corporate fascists. This time is is over the introduction of GM crops which will not feed the world but will create a much greater environmental hazard than carbon dioxide. But GM crops were never about feeding the world, that are about power and control. A global tyranny is on the way if we do not start to resist now.

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GM (genocidal malfeasance) exposed as bee killer

World Bank Aims to Hand Over Seed Industry to Agribusiness

Today Donald Trump will be inaugurated as 45h President of The United States, his victory in the November election having been a major setback to those dark forces that give the impression only one more big push was needed to drive the world into accepting a global authoritarian government. Trump’s victory, combined with ‘Brexit’ the vote by British citizens to leave the EU, combined to make 2026 a bad year for the globalists.

A very dark kind of satire here. Just a few days ago we had yet another ‘prominent scientist’ (i.e. one who has sold his arse for corporate money) repeating the discredited claim that there is NO EVIDENCE THAT GM CROPS HARM THE ENVIRONMENT

And yesterday we get this:

from Whiteout Press (where you see the news blacked out by governments and mainstream media).

July 11, 2014. Canada. (ONN) In 2006, a global die-off of our planet’s bee population began. Bee keepers the world over reported the sudden and mysterious deaths of entire colonies. Since then, researchers have struggled to learn the cause of the death of over 500 billion honey bees and counting. With 80 percent of edible plants and 7 billion humans dependent on bees for survival, this could become a catastrophe of biblical proportions.

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Death of Bees by neonicotioid poisoning (source)

The secret’s out. Catastrophe on a global scale.
When the annual March Against Monsanto demonstration took place a few weeks ago in cities around the world, your author was surprised to see that genetically modified foods (GMOs) weren’t the number one topic of protest. Instead, millions of people in almost 100 countries around the world elevated the plight of the globe’s honey bees to emergency #1. For Whiteout Press readers, this isn’t new. We exposed the pesticides in an article over two year ago titled, ‘Emergency Motion to stop Nicotine Pesticide in Global Bee die-off’.

After looking at the rapidly growing mountain of recent evidence, it’s obvious why bees were the hot topic for anti-Monsanto activists. The companies that are producing laboratory-created GMO food substitutes are some of the same corporations that are producing the pesticide now being blamed for killing off the Earth’s bees. And in turn, possibly killing off 80% of the world’s plants and plant-dependent species that rely on bees for their existence. According to a recent Huffington Post report, that includes 7.2 billion humans and 200,000 different plant species. – Continue reading

Now before the science heads and Monsanto shills start screaming “Unscientific” let’s just remind ourselves that the improved crop yield promised (but not delivered) by genetically engineered orgnisms are improved because food crop plants are engineered to resist herbicide and pesticide, thus preventing productivity being reduced by weeds and insects.

The main crops are Monsanto Roundup Ready Maize and Soya, engineered to survive being sprayed with Monsanto’s glyphosate based Roundup herbicide. A growing mountain of evidence shows that Roundup ready GM organisms make a perfect delivery vehicle to get highly toxic glyphosate into human bodies.

Next most popular with exponents of GM (the science of Genocidal Malfeasance) are a type of pesticides named neonicotinoids that when sprayed on vegetation kill just about everything but are highly efficient at killing bees and other insects that pollinate the crops. And while the neonicotnoids stop insects eating the plants, they stop them fertilising said plants so the crop does not produce a harvest. No harvest, no food. So poison or starvation folks, no – one can says science does not give you a choice.

Ironic isn’t it that while the scienceheads and Monsanto shills and the idiots like Cameron, Obama and the Euronazis of Brussels are screaming that GM crops are needed to solve the problem of this world hunger by feeding the masses, the corporate scientits appear to have come up with an entirely different approach to solving the food supply problem.

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Heading For The Last Roundup(tm)

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A cowboy’s roundup

When I was a child all self respecting little boys were crazy about Cowboys and Indians and I was a self respecting little boy who had grazed knees and elbows, permadirt on my cheeky little face and pockets full of disgusting stuff. And there was a cowboy song I absolutely loved. By Gene Autry or Roy Rogers or somebody (Probably Gene Autry, Roy Rogers was a wuss) it was called Heading For The Last Roundup. In a manner of speaking we are all heading for the last roundup but I didn’t understand things like that back then. Ah, innocent days.

How things have changed; we live in a different world now, what was innocent is now packed with sinister undertones, overtones and off-to-one-side-tones. And the last round up is not where we dirty face little cowboys will head for when we finally shuffle off this mortal coil, it is the fatal dose of glyphosate that we will ingest with out next five thousand dinners, if the corporate bosses of Monsanto and the science whores who serve them are successful in persuading political leaders that corporate profits are more important than human lives.

Glyphosate, in case you are wondering, is the active ingredient in the herbicide “Roundup” and while makers and government agencies tell us it is perfectly safe, independent research suggests otherwise.

It is this very herbicide that has led to the massive and growing torrent of resistance to Genetically Modified (engineered) produce being used in our food.

Big Agriculture corporations, Big Government and Big Money all tell the same story, that GM foods are needed to feed the world (this is not true – to get bigger crop yields we need more carbon dioxide in the air). The powers that be also tell us that genetically modified organism pose no threat to human health.

Erm ……………. while there are many biologists and geneticists who dispute this, it is not a simple question of “If I eat GM tomatoes will my babies have two heads?”, but “What are the GM Organisms being engineered for?”

Now while there isn’t really a problem crossing a peach with a plum to get a nectarine, i.e. a peach without that unappetising furry skin, or modifying an Apple to grow in hot dry climates as they did in Israel to make feasible at last that the line from The Song Of Solomon that says “Comfort me with apples, stay me with flagons.” (The Song Of Solomon is the porniest book in The Bible, even I have read it – and fantasised about breasts like bunches of grapes ever since)

Yeah, no problem there. but think for a moment, a lot of Monsanto’s genetically modified seed varieties are branded up as “Roundup ready.”

So what? You might well ask.

So the only way they get these better crop yields is by preventing food crop plants having to compete with weeds. And they do that by engineering the plants to be resistant to Roundup herbicide (Roundup ready, geddit?)then spraying the fields of stuff we are going to eat with Roundup herbicide containing the incredibly effective human killing poison glyphosate.

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The food plants are roundup resistant but unfortunately we are not. And the plants we depend on for our staple foods are being genetically engineered to make them into perfect weapons of genocide for delivering this crap into our systems:

Read more on glyophosate toxicity.

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So you see what I mean about the sinister quality taken on by the song Heading For The Last Roundup. If we accept the political propaganda, the corporate public relations puff and the lies and deceptions of the science whores and allow the handful of corporations involved in GM biotech to gain control of the world’s food supply, everyone except those who can afford organic is going to have a miserable quality of life, their days plagued by sickness and deformity, and die young.

Well I’m OK, the family owns enough land to feed all of us and it has lain fallow for some years. How about you?

All together now:

I’m heading for the last roundup
Gonna saddle old Paint for the last time and ride
So long, old pal, it’s time your tears were dried
I’m heading for the last roundup.

I’m heading for the last roundup
To the far away ranch of the Boss in the sky
Where the strays are counted and branded there go I
I’m heading for the last roundup

CHORUS:
Git along little dogie, git along, git along
Git along little dogie, git along, git along
Git along little dogie, git along, git along
Git along little dogie, git along, git along

Erm, shamefaced confession, fifty five years later I still don’t know what a dogie is.

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Your Lupins Or Your Life! EU Bureaucrats To Ban Your Favourite Flowers

Remember the incompetent highwayman Dennis Moore from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, come on you must know the song, “Gives to the rich, steals from the poor, Dennis Moore, Dennis Mooore, Dennis Moore.” It wasn’t only that which made him incompetent of course but his M O of refusing money, gold, jewllry and other valuables and demanding “You Lupins or your life.”

In the latest case of life mimicking art, the bureaucrats of the EU are now planning to point a pair of loaded regulations at you ad demand not only your luipins or your life, but your rhododendrons, buddleia, hydrangeas and cistus. EU bureaucrats are working towards giving themselves powers that would allow their inspectors to remove any plants on the Brussels hit list.

Garden favourites such as the Virginia creeper and Hottentot fig are likely to be top of the list along with several types of rhododendron. The aim is to eliminate invasive non-native species that threaten to cause problems in the countryside. However, the Royal Horticultural Society last night expressed its concern at the secrecy behind the decision-making and warned that whole species, including garden hybrids, could end up being banned. Under the new rules, authorities will have the power to come into people’s homes and destroy plants, including popular shrubs such as cotoneasters, which could well be on the banned list.

Eurosceptics suspect however that the move has more sinister undertones. The EU is furtively negotiating a trade treaty, the Trans Atlantic Trade Agreement which like the notorious trans Pacific Partnership goes way beyond trade to facilitate the transfer of sovereign powers from nation to corporations. And many fear the new powers now being sought will be used to ban the planting of legacy seed varieties to ensure only GM crops can be planted.

Well they aren’t going to sell us GM foods that’s for sure.

The measure, which would prevent the import, transportation or ownership of a banned plant, will be voted on by the European Parliament next month. In spite of a year-long consult­ation, it is still unclear just how many species will be subject to the ban or what criteria are being used to compile the list. The RHS’s chief scientist Dr John David said: “Our concern lies around the definition of species they are using. It’s so inclusive that totally innocuous plants could become subject to the regulation. Continue reading at The Tap

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Amateur Politician and Professional Rent Seeker Says Kill Yourselves To Help Monsanto

Amateur environment minister and professional rent seeker Owen Paterson must read the same newspapers as Sarah Palin, the American totty who ran for US Vice President without knowing what the U.S. Capital City nor being able to na was (allegedly) me a single respected newspaper .

In the face of strong and growing opposition to Genetically Modified food crops across the E U, Paterson has said:

“Environment Secretary Owen Paterson says EU member states should approve a new strain of GM maize in a vote later this month.

Member states should approve a new strain of maize in a vote later this month, said Owen Paterson.

He argued that previous approval for GM crops had been blocked by the European Commission for political reasons.

“If approval is granted … then it will be the first GM food crop authorised for planting by the EU for 15 years,” Mr Paterson told the Oxford Farming Conference. “Europe risks becoming the museum of world farming as innovative companies make decisions to invest and develop new technologies in other markets.”

And this only days after publication of a damning independent report on the health risks posed by glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide) delivered into the human food chain by crop plants genetically engineered to be resistant to its herbicidal effects.

The proposal covers a strain of insect-resistant maize and would become the second GM crop to be grown in the European Union after approval for another variety, resistant to the corn borer, was granted in 1998. ”

Hmmmm, wonder who paid him to say that. Mr. Paterson you see, should declare a conflict of interest and refrain from commenting on matters GM.”

Why you might well ask. Well for starters there’s this:

Owen Paterson is married to Rose Ridley, sister of Matt Ridley, that’s Matthew Ridley, son of Viscount Ridley, who is a genetic scientist and also sits in the House of Lords. He’s visiting professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where they study plant genetics and specialize in phishing for research grants from Monsanto, Dow, Du Pont and Syngenta and others involved in GM biotech. Also, Cold Spring Lab are the main protagonists in the iPlant Collaborative. Look all this up if you doubt me.

Conflict of interest for Paterson? Look again at who fund the Cold Spring Harbor Lab? For those who don’t know, Monsanto have a virtual monopoly on GM wheat and Soy bean seeds stock, Dupont, through their subsidiary Pioneer Hi-bred International specialize in GMO corn (maize).

Well I said Paterson is a rent seeker, it’s beginning to look as though he sold his arse for the GM dollar. Hmm, perhaps he has more in common with Obama the rent boy President than he has with Sarah Palin.

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He Who Controls The Spice Controls The Universe

Just change the word spice into food and Frank Herbert’s words from the Dune science fiction novels seem frighteningly prophetic…

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‘The German Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner, said “I have come to the conclusion that there are legitimate grounds to accept that genetically modified corn from the MON810 strain constitutes a danger to the environment.”

MON810 is mostly cultivated in the EU for animal feed – and is now due for re-authorisation under EU rules after the expiry of its ten-year license. Besides Germany, five countries have already banned the planting of it: France, Greece, Austria, Hungary and most recently, Luxembourg.’

Meanwhile the United States of Obama land is passing laws that protect Monsanto from prosecution over damage to the environment or human health arising from the cultivation or consumption of their untested, scientifically adulterated seeds and the crops produced bt them.

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Cameron Betrays British Democracy To Serve Euro Nazis Again.

The Coalition government has announced it is was working behind the scenes to encourage European Commission officials to relax rules on so-called “Frankenstien foods”.

The news came after Owen Paterson, the Government’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph that GM food should be grown and sold widely in Britain. Strange, the Coalition don’t have a mandate for this and it is not likely to go down well with rank and file Conservative farm subsidy troughers and Lib Dem tree huggers. It does however demonstrate even further the drift of the Lib Dems and Conservatives towards the position exclusively occupied recently by Labour at the authoritarian, anti – democratic end of the political spectrum.

Paterson also described consumer opposition to the technology as a “complete nonsense” and said the artificially developed food had “real environmental benefits”. People were even eating it in London restaurants without knowing it, he said. Well he didn’t lie about one thing, we don’t know what we are eating in London restaurants; soup the chef has pissed in, cheese sauce the waiter has gobbed in and meat that twenty four hours earlier was being dumped in a skip outside a supermarket according to recent news reports. And those unfortunate enough to dine in a certain restaurant in Accrington about four years ago were unknowingly noshing on human remains.

Some senior Government figures privately believe that GM technology — which is claimed to increase crop yields and prevent disease — is essential in assuring Britain’s future food security and to avoid dependency on imports. The only question that springs to mind about that is how the fuck much were these senior figures paid by Monsanto to say that?

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