Pope Francis slams both GMOs and pesticides in a draft of his major environmental document that was leaked Monday. He has also called for independent and interdisciplinary research to study GMOs…
In many areas, following the introduction of these crops, there has been a concentration of productive land in the hands of the few, due to the gradual disappearance of small producers, who, as a consequence of the loss of cultivated land, have been forced to retreat from direct production.
“The most fragile among them become temporary workers and many farm workers migrate to end up in miserable urban settlements. The spread of these (GM) crops destroys the complex web of ecosystems, decreases diversity in production and affects the present and the future of regional economies.
In several countries there is a trend in the development of oligopolies in the production of seeds and other products needed for cultivation, and the dependence deepens when you consider the production of sterile seeds, which end up forcing farmers to buy (seeds) from producers.”
On pesticides Pope Francis states, “We get sick, for example, due to inhalation of large amounts of smoke produced by fuels used for cooking and heating. This is added to by….fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and toxic pesticides in general. Technology that is linked to finance, claims to be only solving problems…this solves a problem by creating others….
For example, many birds and insects die out as a result of toxic pesticides created by technology, they are useful to agriculture itself, and their disappearance will be compensated with another technological intervention that probably will bring new harmful effects… looking at the world we see that this level of human intervention, often in the service of finance and consumerism….
Hardly the message that American politicians want to hear as they attempt to foist the Trans Pacific Partnership on the world, a “partnership” that would open the Pacific Rim to Monsanto’s “GM golden rice” as well as Monsanto’s smorgasbord of poison food, pesticides and environmental nightmares.
So Monsanto’s legion of evil is ready with a preemptive strike on the Pope. From The Guardian:
Angry US Republicans tell Pope Francis to ‘stick with his job and we’ll stick with ours’
Leading figures on the American right are launching a series of pre-emptive attacks on the pope before this week’s encyclical, hoping to prevent a mass conversion of the climate change deniers who have powered the corps of the conservative movement for more than a decade…
A majority of Republicans in Congress deny the existence of climate change and oppose regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Among the ultra-conservative Tea Party set, climate change skepticism reaches epidemic proportions, about 80%...
One of the myths about GM foods, is that they are necessary to alleviate food shortages that conventional seeds cannot, however that was proven false back in 2008. From Center for Food Safety:
Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Increase Pesticide Use and Fail to Alleviate Poverty, Reveals New Report
Genetically modified (GM) crops have led to a large increase in pesticide use and have failed to increase yield or tackle world hunger and poverty, a new report by Friends of the Earth and Center for Food Safety reveals today….
“For years, the biotech industry has been trumpeting the benefits of GM crops, but this report shows the true emerging picture,” added Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of the Center for Food Safety. “These crops really promote greater use of pesticides, and cause direct harm to the environment and small farmers…
South America’s expanding GM soybean plantations produce soy meal for Europe’s livestock industry, and have reduced food security by displacing poor farmers and reducing land area planted to food crops like corn and beans for local consumption…
In South Africa’s Makhatini Flats, portrayed internationally as the “success story” demonstrating the benefits of GM cotton, the number of small cotton growers has plummeted from 3229 in 2001/02 to just 853 in 2006/07.
GM crops increase pesticide use and foster spread of resistant “super weeds”…
Four of every five acres of GM crops worldwide are Monsanto’s Roundup Ready varieties…
GM crops benefit the biotech industry and some large growers, not small farmers.
Biotech companies benefit by selling more herbicides, charging more for GM seeds, and by seed patents, which make seed-saving illegal and thereby increase seed sales.
Thousands of U.S. farmers have been forced to pay Monsanto tens of millions of dollars for the “crime” of (allegedly) saving and replanting the company’s patented seed.
And those “tens of millions of dollars paid to Monsanto for the crime of saving and replanting patented seeds” go directly into the coffers of the politicians who pass laws to protect Monsanto from any laws that cut into their profits.
And that’s not all, Monsanto’s handmaidens in America have used war as a means to spread Monsanto’s reach into countries where Monsanto’s seeds of terror were banned, such as Ukraine. From Global Research:
Ukraine Agreed to a Monsanto “Land Grab” to Get a $17 Billion Loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
When they say “Ukraine” agreed to Monsanto Land Grab, they mean the illegitimate government installed by American politicians after the overthrow of Ukraine’s elected government.
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) is helping biotech run the latest war in Ukraine. Make no mistake that what is happening in the Ukraine now is deeply tied to the interests of Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, and other big players in the poison food game…
Previously, there was a ban on private sector land ownership in the country – but it was lifted ‘just in time’ for Monsanto to have its way with the Ukraine.
In fact, a bit of political maneuvering by the IMF gave the Ukraine a $17 billion loan – but only if they would open up to biotech farming and the selling of Monsanto’s poison crops and chemicals – destroying a farmland that is one of the most pristine in all of Europe. Farm equipment dealer, Deere, along with seed producers DuPont and Monsanto, will have a heyday.
In the guise of ‘aid,’ a claim has been made on Ukraine’s vast agricultural riches. It is the world’s third largest exporter of corn and fifth largest exporter of wheat. Ukraine has deep, rich, black soil that can grow almost anything, and its ability to produce high volumes of GM grain is what made biotech come rushing to take it over.
Caaaching. And what does Ukraine look like after America’s God fearing Christian politicians along with the European Union and their NATO muscle installed a new government? From Paul Craig Roberts:
Over the last 15 months Ukrainians have paid for Washington’s overthrow of their elected government in deaths, dismemberment of their country, and broken economic and political relationships with Russia that cost Ukraine its subsidized energy. Now Ukrainians are losing their pensions and traditional support payments. The Ukrainian population is headed for the graveyard.
On June 1 the TASS news agency reported that Ukraine has stopped payments to pensioners, World War II veterans, people with disabilities, and victims of Chernobyl. According to the report, Kiev has also “eliminated transport, healthcare, utilities and financial benefits for former prisoners of Nazi concentration camps and recipients of some Soviet-era orders and titles.
Compensations to families with children living in the areas contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl accident will be no longer paid either. Ukraine’s parliamentary opposition believes that the Prosecutor General’s Office should launch an investigation against Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk who actively promoted the law on the abolition of privileges…..”
Yatsenyuk, or Yats as Victoria Nuland calls him, is the Washington stooge that the US State Department selected to run the puppet government established by Washington. Yats sounds like a right-wing Republican when he refers to pensions, compensations, and social services as “privileges…”
Is Monsanto’s right to turn Ukraine into GMO food production a privilege? Is VP Biden’s son’s right to destroy Ukraine’s surface and underground water in fracking operations a privilege? Are the external costs imposed on Ukrainians by these looting activities a privilege?
And it’s not just the politicians in America that are owned by Monsanto, there’s the UK government that is much like those God fearing politicians in America that are paid climate deniers. From DeSmogBlog:
UK Climate Deniers Invite American Sceptic Judith Curry to Speak in the House of Lords
Lord Lawson’s climate denial charity, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), invited climate sceptic Judith Curry, a professor of School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, to speak in the House of Lords on Monday.
The organization, which DeSmog UK has revealed to be supported by several Conservative Party donors, invited Curry to talk about the “The state of the US climate debate”.
Curry, who has been invited several times by Republicans to testify at climate change hearings regarding alleged uncertainties on manmade climate change, focused on how the climate debate has been politicized…
… she told those attending that “with time, I have become increasingly skeptical of the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] conclusions on climate change and critical of their entire approach – most particularly their overconfidence and intolerance of dissent….”
Among the sources cited in Curry’s presentation is the CATO Institute, a Libertarian think tank founded by Charles Koch.
So Pope Francis gives his encyclical tomorrow, and all Monsanto’s Evil Men are gearing up for the fight, after all there’s a lot at stake. But evil comes in many forms, according to Alex Jones’ Info Wars, Catholics are lining up to attack the Pope.
CATHOLICS ATTACK POPE OVER “CLIMATE CHANGE” FEARMONGERING
Large number of Catholics slam Vatican’s agenda!
Catholics around the world are attacking Pope Francis for advocating a new “global political authority” to tackle so-called “man-made climate change.”
The pontiff recently wrote an encyclical to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics asking them to support larger government to stop “global warming,” but it appears a large percentage of Catholics disagree with the Vatican’s agenda…
So-called “man-made climate change” – the latest buzz phrase for “global warming” – is largely a myth promoted by politicians – and now Pope Francis – to scare the public into accepting a vast expansion of government to supposedly stop “global warming.”
Imagine that, Catholics lining up to condemn the Pope on caring for the poor, and blessing the beasts and the children.
I for one, having been raised a Catholic, will be waiting to hear Pope Francis’ encyclical tomorrow. All Monsanto’s men will be ready to crucify God’s messenger on the altar built upon the corpse of God’s creation.
By Patricia Baeten