F. William Engdahl is an American German freelance journalist, historian and economic researcher. "Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation" This lecture at the Open Mind Conference 2013, focuses on how a small socio-political American elite seeks to establish its control over the very basis of human survival, the provision of our daily bread. Control the food and you control the people. This is no ordinary lecture about the perils of GMO.
Engdahl takes the audience inside the corridors of power, into the backrooms of the science labs, behind closed doors in the corporate boardrooms and reveals a World of profit-driven political intrigue, government corruption and coercion, where genetic manipulation and the patenting of life forms are used to gain worldwide control over food production. The lecture is based on Engdahls book "Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation" which is an eye-opener, a must-read for all those committed to the causes of social justice and World peace.
The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, F. William Engdahl
Do you really know what's in your food? Scientists are working to enhance the foods we eat, but the consumer's health may be the last thing on their mind.
SPECIAL REPORT: What's in Your Food?
"No long-term studies have ever been done on humans, but when you look at the studies that have been done on animals, it's pretty appalling," Goldberg said. lab rat
In 2010, Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov released the results of a study testing the effects of Monsanto's genetically modified soy on hamsters. After monitoring three generations over a two year period, third generation hamsters not only lost the ability to reproduce, but even began growing hair inside their mouths.
"The real big issue in our country Carol, is that genetically modified food's are not labeled, so people do not know that they are eating genetically modified foods. Over 60 countries around the world require GMOs to be labeled but the US does not," Goldberg added. "And why is that? According to the Food & Water Watch, the Ag-Bio tech industry, which owns all these GMOs, has spent $572 million on campaign contributions and lobbying to make sure that they don't get labeled."
The claim by the biotech industry that GMO crops can be contained and kept away from organic farmers who have chosen not to use genetically modified 'suicide' seeds is being proven grossly fallacious. A third of organic growers are now reporting problems with cross contamination, according to a new survey. More than 80% of farmers who participated in the survey are 'concerned' about the impact of genetic seeds, and 60% are 'very concerned.'
One farmer pointed out that the biotech industry has excessive influence in political circles.
Monsanto's massive campaign to defeat your very right to know what's in your food has been backed by over $22 million in corporate funding from sources like DuPont and Bayer, but the reality is that these corrupt corporate monopolies are fighting just to survive within the world's food supply.
Perhaps most amazing to me is the fact that just $550 of the $22 million donated to fighting the GMO labeling initiative actually came from Washington citizens. To put that into perspective, that's around .0025% of the total finances. The rest, actually came from the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer, Dow AgroSciences and Bayer CropScience Ś the same corporations who are actively dominating the food supply with all forms of genetically modified varieties.
Even if you aren't opposed to genetically modified crops (with all this information, how couldn't you be) and even if you like Bill Gates and his ventures (but with all this information, how could you), this latest should be enough to get you perturbed. And if you are anti-GMO and knowledgeable of the shady and questionable ways of the Gates Foundation, this latest story out of Africa will truly make your blood boil.
According to a recent statement from the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB), failed GM corn from Monsanto is now being pushed on African countries with help from the Gates Foundation. This maize, known as MON810, has been grown in South Africa for 15 years, where it "failed miserably". But so as not to call the seed a complete waste, Monsanto and Bill Gates are now pushing it into countries like Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, and KenyaŚcountries that need agricultural help.
'No Monsanto!': World marches against GMO food
Jeffrey Smith Challenge to Neil deGrasse Tyson Long Published on Aug 5, 2014
The world's leading Scientists, Physicians, Attorneys, Politicians and Environmental Activists expose the corruption and dangers surrounding the widespread use of Genetically Modified Organisms in the new feature length documentary, "Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs".
Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO's - Full Movie
Anyone who is pro GMO must be one of two things. A troll or just plain Naive. Accusing someone of being naive about a topic is not an insult. I personally am naive about a great many things however, to continue in a state of naivete in the face of such overwhelming evidence is irresponsible at best. Where is your common sense man!
The leaders of Big Agriculture are determined that world's populations remain ignorant about the grave health and environmental risks of genetically modified crops (GMO) and industrial agriculture. Deep layers of deception and corruption underlie both the science favoring GMOs and the corporations and governments supporting them.