Food, water and global governance

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The UK News Network has again raised the question of Genetically Modified foods and links to a fine article on same.  There’s a fair bit of reading in that article and if you are interested, you might also like to try:

World leadership and food crisis
Codex Alimentarius
Food and water
The green movement and sustainability

This post does not try to summarize those articles but tries to draw together some of the threads.   Bill quango recently wrote in a comment: “Let it run. See where this goes. Debt crisis first,”  and that would seem to be the first issue here:

1.  Priorities.  People constantly make decisions based on:

a.  immediacy to their interests;
b.  available time;
c.  how far they feel connected to a topic;
d.  negative feelings towards the issue;
e.  negative feelings towards those pursuing the issue.

The billions poured in to the climate scam [read any post here], the corrupt people involved at the top and the clearly political ends they are serving, create a resistance to any “green” issues which might well require public attention now.  When it’s combined with Marxists being in the vanguard of the green movement, along with new age treehuggers,  then that is a turnoff for anyone on the other side of politics which, in turn, suits the book of the highly placed politicians who have a global agenda to pursue, now increasingly unfettered by public scrutiny.

In other words, people, quite rightly, are so disgusted by the Gorites et al, that they can overlook the very issues which the Gorites are hijacking and  incorporating in their publicity.  It’s a clever strategy.

2.  Disconnection of people from the food source.  Various bloggers have drawn attention to children, for example, not understanding that milk doesn’t come from cartons in a supermarket but from a cow on a farm.  There are other more sinister aspects of this disconnection or let’s call it dislocation – the centralizing of the distribution chain, from source to retail.

In Russia, there are stalls on most street corners, as well as the hypermarts which local government is trying to herd shoppers into.  Periodically, they make a clean sweep of the street vendors but the Russian spirit is indomitable and back come the grandmothers and others to sell their wares, usually home produced or form their little patches of land on the outskirts of the city.

Government hates it but it’s a long tradition in Russia and thus hard to suppress.  I knew a family where the parents killed the cow on their property, cut it up, bottled the meat and offal, put them in the freezer for winter and then turned to the jams, veges and fruits.  People of a certain age are still connected to the source of food.

Not over here.  Our sensitivities and relative economic prosperity, compared to the rest of the world, means we accept the major chains being our only food source.  If we rebel and go to the corner shop, he has roughly the same distributor anyway.

3.  Food is power.  If you control the issuance of credit, then you control the nation’s business activity.  If you control the food sources by eliminating competition through people’s readiness to give up their connection with the getting of food, then you are giving the controllers, the global powers such as Monsanto et al, the power over your life.

This is still not a major issue for the UK or U.S., as it is in third world nations but it will become an issue as the political agenda of bodies such as the EU or UN reach a critical phase of command and control.  It’s very simple – you can either go it alone on a tiny plot of polluted land or you can sign up to the monopolized global source of milk and honey but that carries certain conditions – conditions of voluntary relinquishing of power over your life and that of your family.

A chip in your wrist will allow you your ration of diminishing food supplies – interesting how they will officially and artifically dry up [think Joseph and the Pharoah's silos in Ancient Egypt] – but those supplies are tainted with whatever Monsanto et al wish to put in there.  Essentially you belong to the State, which is just another name for the global corporations.

This blog has held for quite some time that James Bond films not only reflect issues of the day, along with the fantasy elements but they also pre-empt many issues.  DAD and the Icelandic star wars technology was a case in point.  Quantum of Solace squarely addressed the buying up of large tracts and the rationing of water.  In the UK, water is still not the issue but food supply is.

4.  The disconnection has another effect and that is to blind people to the conditions the animals are inthis Mail article on McDonalds chickens might put you off forever but if you boycott McDonalds, where will you go?  They’re all at it.  I mean, what the hell can we eat now if the meat which comes to our mouths is obtained in the way that article indicates?  If you buy free range, you’re paying through the nose.

It’s perhaps time, maybe on a lazy Sunday, to devote some reading to the issue.  You could use the starter links above or do your own sourcing – it hardly matters but what does matter is that we start to look at this issue of food and water a bit more seriously than before.  We need to look past the people who have hijacked the issue – the globalists, Marxist greenies and so on – and take our own good, hard look.

9 Responses to “Food, water and global governance”

  1. MadPiper May 15, 2010 at 11:13 Permalink

    Great post James. This topic is so overlooked by the media. Perhaps they and most of the public are too fat, dumb, and happy to realize the dangers. Last year we started a large garden as a hedge against calamity and this year we added chickens. When the carbon credit scam takes over nothing will be affordable or available.

  2. xxxl May 15, 2010 at 12:00 Permalink

    James, view this post, and my previous post on earthquakes, as part of a whole…and see the underlying threads and conflict.

    Some extensive background reading is here. You will note on the page that there are four parts.

    http://www.usagold.com/goldtrail/archives/another1.html

    The character “Another” was describing a period of falling gold prices, and viewed the “cost of production” as being the theoretical limit to the scheme. It also explains “Browns Bottom”. In the event the bankers fundamental error was assuming that investment in production technologies would reduce the “cost of production”. This illustrates the foolishness of banker-think….totally divorced from reality. It is profitability that attracts inwards investment, not reducing margins!

    Gold is now rising in all currencies, as massive printing quatities debauch all paper currencies…an event obviously not anticipated…an event covered in the final link, below.

    I also trust you have viewed Jim Rickards latest on this site

    http://www.kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Broadcast_Gold+/Archive.html

    In the context of sustainability, here are a series of videos that are essential to an understanding of the real world. Be sure to watch them all!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QA2rkpBSY&feature=related

    They relate to the physical world, but you can understand that they would also relate to finance,…

    Here in stark visual clarity is the reason the EU bail-out is failing..

    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/european-crisis-eight-simple-charts

    and also explains the now european-wide distrust of paper. The Austrian Mint sold more gold in the first 2 days of this past week than it did in the entire first quarter of this year.

    Here is a link to a fascinating blogger, who seems to have an inside track if you follow closely over a period of time.

    I have mentioned the IMF and its power grab this week, largely controlled by the US. This explains the BIS as competition to the IMF, and the inevitable future. Quite where the whores of the UN sit, well I have my views, but time will tell.

    Read well and understand. :-)

    http://fofoa.blogspot.com/2010/05/hair-of-dog.html

  3. James Higham May 15, 2010 at 16:54 Permalink

    Mad Piper – that is good, as long as governments and marauding neighbours who did not organize themselves don’t come in and steal it from you.

    Xxxl – so much there but I’ve taken the Bartlett lecture as a basis for tomorrow morning’s post – I watched it all.

  4. CherryPie May 15, 2010 at 17:11 Permalink

    One of the reasons I want to attend the privatisation meeting at the conference is because it I think it will be covering similar issues (it is an update of one I attended last year). On the face of it you might not think the two are related, but for instance it covers issues such as state control of water and what that has led to in other countries.

  5. James Higham May 15, 2010 at 17:52 Permalink

    Oh yes, Cherie – most important issue.

  6. Lord T May 15, 2010 at 19:43 Permalink

    The whole thing should make us concerned but like everything else most of us will just sit by and watch it happen. They should follow your advice on err… starting clay pigeon hunting….. I’ve never seen a clay pigeon nest but I would guess they keep themselves near clay pigeon shooting places as that is where they are hunted.

    Anyway I thought I would comment on your comment on chickens.

    If you buy free range, you’re paying through the nose. Err… No. You are paying for the cost of that chickens way of life. It costs a lot more to allow them to be free range and if we really cared we would all buy free range. But we would rather get cheap chicken and the only way to do this is via the rearing methods you are rejecting.

    We know what is going on. We chose to ignore it so we can have chicken and keep the difference in our pocket.

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