Many of the plots of James Bond movies, revolve around some individual or company that is trying to enrich themselves by monopolising world resources. For instance, in The Man with the Golden Gun, James Bond uncovers a plot to corner the world’s energy supplies. In Goldfinger, the main villain attempts to increase the value of his gold by contaminating the gold in Fort Knox with radiation. Others such as Golden Eye and Diamonds are Forever, revolve around the concept of holding Earth to ransom with various weapons.
More often than not, these elaborate plots are hiding behind legitimate enterprises which sometimes even appear to be charitable organisations. James very effectively uncovers these plots and ‘takes out’ the villain. Often leaving his ‘lair’ just as it explodes into a billion pieces. As a reward for his heroics, he gets to spend some quality time with the official eye candy of the movie.
So, my question is this: Where is James Bond now? What if I told you that there is a plot afoot by a number of global corporations to hold the world to ransom by controlling the food supply of the world. Just like in the movies, these companies appear to be legitimate and give the impression that they are benefiting us and the world we live in. Just like the in the James Bond movies, because of their power and money, the governments and law enforcement agencies are powerless to stop them. And just as James Bond often found that people he trusted were working for the enemy, people on the payroll of these companies have infiltrated the government and public protection agencies in order to ensure that all goes according to plan. You don’t know who you can trust.
This is no conspiracy theory, this is proven fact. What am I talking about? Well, carry on reading and you will find out…
In 1999, at a Biotech industry conference, a consultant from Arthur Anderson explained how his company helped Monsanto to create a plan to control the world’s food supply. First, they asked Monsanto what their ideal future looked like in fifteen to twenty years. Monsanto executives described a world with 100 percent of all commercial seeds genetically modified and patented. Anderson Consulting then worked backwards from that goal, and developed the strategy and tactics to achieve it. They presented Monsanto with the steps and procedures needed to obtain a place of industry dominance in a world in which natural seeds were virtually extinct.
Little more than 10 years ago, one would never have imagined this plan being feasible. The reason is that it was not possible to patent living organisms. So step one of the plan: change that law. It didn’t take long to do. Now that corporations can patent their seeds, they can charge people for using them.
The next thing they needed to do was make sure the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not have any problems with their genetically modified organisms. This was not done by vigorous testing and demonstration of the safety of GMOs. Oh no, it was much easier (because they aren’t safe) to install someone sympathetic to the biotech industry, in the FDA in order to ensure the GMOs were not heavily examined. They did a great job with this one, by the end of it the FDA decided that GMO’s were basically the same as the original organism (yet different enough to patent?) and therefore REQUIRED ABSOLUTELY NO TESTING before release. The seed companies were allowed to self govern the process. In other words they could elect to submit data that they thought was relevant when they applied for the licence to grow a particular seed for human consumption.
So now the plan is rolling along nicely: they have patented seeds which they have permission to use. They market them to the farmer who thinks it’s a good idea to use them because (for example) he can spray herbicide onto the field and the GM plants will not die, only the weeds. When he signs the contract, he is legally bound to use the pesticide provided by the same company that made the GM seeds. He is also not allowed to save his seed, he must buy new seed from the company every year.
So now we have this GM seed out there, but not everyone is buying it. Some are smart enough to realise the dangers and opt not to use it. However, seed does not stay in one place. It travels by wind and even escapes when it is being transported. So Monsanto checks the fields of farmers not using it’s GM seed and finds that their fields are in fact contaminated with GM crops and sues them for using their seed without permission.
Just so you understand what is happening here: A farmer decides not to use GM seed, but GM seed from trucks passing by blows into his field. Monsanto then sues him for using their seed. Guess what the supreme court of the United States of America ruled? Yup, guilty farmer. He had to pay a huge fine plus legal costs.
A biotech consultant once said, “The hope of the industry is that over time, the market is so flooded that there’s nothing you can do about it. You just sort of surrender.”
GM seeds cannot be recalled. Once they are in the environment they spread out and contaminate the other non-GM crops so that eventually everything is contaminated and hence falls under Monsanto’s patent.
Usually, farmers have to pay Monsanto for the seeds. In Australia, where they are busy trying to introduce GM seeds, Monsanto is trying to implement another model, where they are paid per ton of harvested crop. Which means they can go around and test all harvested crops, anything even slightly contaminated will fall under their patent and the farmer will have to pay them.
We could find out in 20 years time that GM crops are very bad for the environment and very bad for us (we are already finding that out in the independent studies that are being done), what will we do then? We cannot call back the seeds, everything will be contaminated. GM food does not have to be labelled so you do not know when you are consuming it.
That is some pretty scary stuff. Biotech companies are trying to control the world’s food supply using technology which has NOT BEEN PROPERLY TESTED. What is our government doing about this? Well, keep your eye on the news, they are currently evaluating whether to allow GM potatoes or not.
Where is James Bond? I need some people taken out and some buildings blown up.