The United States has been paying farmers for over two decades to NOT produce food, yet biotech would have us believe that genetically modified organisms are necessary to feed the world. This is but one of the many lies they have perpetrated, all the while hiding the real truth behind GM crops. Genetically modified organisms and the chemicals which support their growth are just an outcropping of the military industrial complex and the war industry.
The truth is that there is more than enough food in the world to feed every single person, even if organic crops didn’t produce a greater yield. (Arguably, they do.) We already throw away more than 133 billion pounds of food every year. Food losses and waste amounts to roughly $680 billion in industrialized countries and $310 billion in developing countries.
The problem isn’t food production, it is food distribution. So this is an argument that should be put to rest once and for all. This remains the truth, even though Monsanto and Dow, et al., will tell you that biotech is needed so the world won’t starve as populations increase. Many parts of the world are already starving, and it has nothing to do with crop yields. It has to do with corporate greed.
Monsanto will also tell you that, “The GM traits we develop typically help farmers increase yields on their farmland, while conserving resources such as soil and water.” Getting lost in arguments over whether or not GMOs are ‘safe’ or organic food is healthier is important, but these debates lose sight of the most appalling truth that many should know as we move forward to fight companies like Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, and the food manufacturers who support them (Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft, General Mills, etc.)
Biotech’s Toxic History
The genetically modified model of agribusiness came straight out of the development of nerve gas used in World War II. The first modern synthetic chemical pesticides were derived from Nazi intelligence. By simply changing the molecules slightly, the greatest toxicity could be harnessed to kill ‘pests’ instead of humans.
After World War, II there were numerous chemical factories that sat idle, and the military industrial complex had to figure out a way to use them in a hurry, or lose the government funding which they had grown fat on during war times. This is when Agribusiness as we know it today really started to flourish.
Chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides were touted as a ‘miraculous’ way to improve people’s lives and make farming easier. Most of our chemical-based genetic engineering today came from secrets unraveled from Nazi Germany during and just after the war.
It is no mistake that DDT and Agent Orange, chemicals heavily funded and used by our own government, were used on people both on American soil and abroad. The Nazi regime, if you recall, was founded on the idea of creating a world utopia by invoking the ‘scientific legitimacy‘ of eugenics.
Ironically, though, it was American scientists in California who first exported this idea to Germany. Sir Francis Galton believed that ‘good breeding’ could rid the population of undesirables. British mathematician, Karl Pearson supported this idea as well.
“. . . Elements of the philosophy were enshrined as national policy by forced sterilization and segregation laws, as well as marriage restrictions, enacted in twenty-seven states. In 1909, California became the third state to adopt such laws. Ultimately, eugenics practitioners coercively sterilized some 60,000 Americans, barred the marriage of thousands, forcibly segregated thousands in “colonies,” and persecuted untold numbers in ways we are just learning. Before World War II, nearly half of coercive sterilizations were done in California, and even after the war, the state accounted for a third of all such surgeries.”
Today in the US, we have a scientific dictatorship which is very similar to that which Hitler installed during his days of rule. Monsanto suing farmers en masse, and bribing federal courts is no different than the actions of Hitler’s Brown Shirts who terrorized to support his regime:
“Their main assignments were providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies, disrupting the meetings of the opposing parties, fighting against the paramilitary units of the opposing parties (especially the Rotfrontkämpferbund) and intimidating Slavic and Romani citizens, unionists and Jews (e.g. the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses).”
When you consider that the same reproductive ‘experiments’ were conducted by Hitler’s scientific henchmen are analogous to the results we are finding with many GM foods, it can be eerily familiar, but the truth must come out for us to do anything about it. Hiding in fear will only allow history to repeat itself.
In fact, air force physician Dr. Horst Schumann ran experiments at Auschwitz two to three times a week on groups of 30 prisoners–male and female–who were brought in to have their testicles or ovaries irradiated with X-rays, thus sterilizing them.
We now have numerous scientists who have proven that:
These are just a few studies of hundreds that have come out over the last few decades, not discounting others, which prove cancer, gastrointestinal failure, and chronic kidney disease. Make no mistake – this is not an agribusiness game to produce more or ‘better’ food, it is a war. It is the continuance of the eugenics ideology that was started in America, exported to Germany, and brought right back to our own shores.
Whether that is to lower population numbers or to serve some other purpose is up for debate, but the results of GMO are clear, now. Biotech, their corporate monopolies, and scientific oligarchies must be stopped.