Remember when countries all over the world were free to choose whether or not they adopted genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Well, if the U.S. State Department (who is controlled by big agriculture) has its way, the whole world will be pimping GMOs before long.
Yet another important Wikileaks revelation, this time involving the world’s food supply, has been swept under the rug by the establishment media. Thankfully Rodale News has the guts to report on the issue and bring some much needed attention to it.
According to the Emily Main’s Rodale Newsstory, an unnamed State Department official told a Pakistan finance minister, who says that drought and water issues remain a barrier to increasing the country’s agricultural capacity, that “the integration of genetically modified seeds is critical to increasing agricultural productivity.” The unnamed official then requested “enhanced U.S.–Pakistan collaboration” on biotechnology research.
It also seems that the State Department has been busy fighting the European Union’s labeling restrictions on GMOs because cables involving Spanish and Austrian officials and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have revealed interesting things.
One cable from 2007 describes GMOs as “a subject of considerable domestic concern in France.” According to Rodale News, once Sarkozy took office he considered a moratorium on GMOs that “would significantly undermine U.S. agricultural exports to Europe. We believe President Sarkozy may support the politically popular moratorium in order to gain capital to use in his reform efforts.”
Another cable describes the ban on GMO’s as one of many “isolationist, anti-EU, and anti-U.S. positions.” Because as we all know not accepting GMOs means you are totally anti-America.
It was also revealed that Senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and John Thune (R-S.D.) met with officials from Spain, who is one of the only European countries that grow GM crops, to figure out a way to convince (or force) other EU countries to accept and grow GM crops.
The cables have also revealed that U.S. biotech companies view Africa as a possible GMO goldmine, and is working on ways to convince African nations to adopt GM crops as a part of their economies.
Once again we see that biotech/big agriculture firms like The Monsanto Company want their products in as many parts of the world as humanly possible. And Monsanto and friends have the special privilege of being able to use politicians to achieve their goals.
This is not surprising to people like Michael Hansen, PhD, a senior scientist at the nonprofit Consumers Union (which publishes Consumer Reports), who has been following global food politics for a long time. He claims that for 18 years the State Department and its colleagues in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s foreign agriculture service have been trying to weaken international regulations on the labeling of genetically modified foods.
“We’ve been fighting the State Department for years over this,” he said to Rodale News. “Africa is seen as a continent that’s been left behind and needs help—it’s good PR stuff for them,” he said. “But Africa doesn’t particularly want it.”
Basically people all over the world are slowly starting to wake up to the many health and morality issues surrounding GMOs. Most countries, besides the U.S., have an unfavorable attitude towards GMOs. People don’t want to eat things that could harbor unknown risks.
Monsanto and friends are using their U.S. politician slaves to force the world into adopting their products through legislation before the world catches on to their dastardly schemes. Thanks to Wikileaks we have some proof of what a lot of people already suspected; that Monsanto and their government approved buddies want to rule the world’s food supply.
Give the Rodale News article a read, it will open your eyes, and if you’re like me it will piss you off knowing that this is how YOUR tax dollars are used. Let’s put these guys out of business by growing our own food and/or supporting local organic farmers.