Saturday, 14 April 2012

The can Of Worms We Live In - Education

The Can Of Worms We Live In

How about this latest ban that is spreading to different types of tomatoes. Salmonella Saintpaul. Salmonella Saintpaul is an uncommon type of Salmonella that can compromise one's immune system and lead to other illnesses. I hear it's worse for the elderly and young children with compromised immune systems.

I don't know for sure but this has been since mid- April, and it has affected over one-hundred people. It seems to be the east-coast, Virginia, and Florida, but the CDC, and FDA don't seem to have a handle on it yet.Believe me, I would not be surprised if some or all of this had something to do with GM food. If it did, we'll never hear about it since the FDA has been coming under such heavy fire for refusing to label GM food.

The news we will get will be heavily filtered through a PR smoke screen you can be sure. Don't watch your local or national news coverage either, because you won't find anything remotely close to truth there.The fact that vegetables period have to come from so many different countries seems to be a recipe for disaster. Countries all around the world have different regulatory procedures, many of which are better than ours. More and more countries are depending on food imports though.Control the oil and you'll control the nations; control the food and you'll control the people.' -- Henry Kissinger (1970)

The price of foodstuffs climbs and climbs. The reserves drop. The same happens with oil, which places many nations and peoples who do not produce food or oil in a desperate situation. Is this the result of a set of random events that coincide in time, or is it the effect of a plan for world domination?

It is true that the prices of crude oil also affect the cost of production and transportation of foodstuffs. But who is to blame for the fact that the instability of the markets -- derived from the situation in Iraq, the threats to Venezuela, and a possible attack on Iran -- leads to speculation? What country with less than 5 percent of the world's population daily consumes about 25 percent of the crude oil produced in the world?Should Iran be attacked, the price of crude oil could rise to US$200 a barrel, an unsustainable price even for the most developed economies. A true tragedy for the poor countries. Some countries, such as the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, are already experiencing serious difficulties with fuel and food, despite the unselfish aid provided by the government of Venezuela.The recent Alimentary Summit held in Managua, summoned by the governments of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) and attended by representativ es of 12 countries, including some presidents, was aimed at uniting the efforts to confront the alimentary crisis that beset mankind.For most of the attendees, the essence of the alimentary crisis lies in the unequal distribution of wealth worldwide and, above all, on the neoliberal economic model imposed by some developed countries upon the rest of the world in the past 20 years.Of course, not everyone agreed. President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica distanced himself from the document, because he's a devotee of "free trade." Mexico and El Salvador also distanced themselves from a set of proposals made by the Venezuelan delegation that ended up in an addendum to the Final Declaration.Among the Venezuelan proposals was the idea of creating a bank of agricultural products that would reduce the costs of small and mid-size producers, and to assign $100 million through the Bank of ALBA to finance agricultural projects. Also, to create a plan within PetroCaribe to finance the producti on of foodstuffs.So far, awareness has been raised about the gravity of the alimentary situation and the urgent measures that need to be taken to keep food from becoming a weapon of war, at least in Latin America. In fact, food already is a weapon in many parts of the world.In any case, beware the great corporations that produce and trade in food. Beware the corporations that produce transgenic seeds, which are imposing their products throughout the world, to the detriment of natural varieties. They are already present in many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.Transgenic seeds make the farmer totally dependent on the transnational corporation that produces them; every year, he must buy the seeds, the fertilizers and the insecticides. In India, 150,000 cotton farmers have committed suicide because they could not pay their debts to those transnationals.The transnationals are in charge of dominating the food supply and, by extension, the people, as Henry Kissinger pr oposed. In a secret document called National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM 200), Kissinger drew a plan of action for the world's population, aiming to control it and reduce it by hundreds of millions of people by using foodstuffs.Kissinger wanted to reorganize the worldwide market of food, to destroy family farms and replace them with large haciendas and factories directed by the farm transnationals. Something like that has been happening since the early 1990s in Mexico and other Latin American countries. Don't you think it's time to take steps to stop it? I leave the answer to you.

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