The biggest threat to our food security lurks in the shadowy depths of the Halls of Power…the buildings housing the European Parliament in Brussels.
You may or may not be aware of something called The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
TTIP is a trade agreement presently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.
In my estimation, this will allow full and unfettered access to our food production, from multi-national corporations, such as Monsanto, that carry the weapon of GMOs.
I call this manifestation of utter madness, GMOs, a weapon, because that is precisely what it is…and a weapon that will cause more devastation to the environment than anything concocted in laboratories ever before!
This is already the case in the US, as small farmers, producing Organic food, are hauled before courts accused of property rights violations by Monsanto.
Monsanto claims ownership of any plant material infected by their GMOs!
Once this insidious and odious polluted seed of mass destruction is unleashed into the environment of Europe, supported in Law by the TTIP, then the takeover will be fast-tracked by our own governments, who are mandated by us to protect us, not US Corporate interests!
The countdown to the ultimate weapon of mass control and destruction is under way.
You need to know what is happening.
Knowledge is power.
For my part, I will not comply with any law that says a corporation controls and profits from the very essence of life itself…seed.
For their part, all they have done is take the seed of the Divine Creator and pollute it.
That, in my eyes, is a grievous sin.
Bealtaine Cottage has built up a Permaculture Seed Bank.
It seems as though governments all over the western world are colluding with big corporations and the energy companies to deliberately destroy our environments, and, in the face of much opposition from those who elected them into power…the people.
I have yet to meet the person who supports
war, fracking, privatisation of utilities, or GMOs.
Yet, politicians have, and are, engaged in the pursuit of all of these.
As we approach a global food crisis- and all the warning signs are there, such as rising food prices, oil and the effects of extreme weather- we are in desperate need of leadership.
Leadership is absent.
Rhetoric is everywhere.
We are being force-fed a diet of ‘GMOs are all that can save us,’ publicity, when patently this is not true!
The less choice in seed diversity, the more prone we are to potential famine.
I know that as a grower, working 3 acres of poor land…that it is diversity that builds fertility and food security!
What are we to do?
Act as defiantly in the face of bullish nonsense and stupid politicians as one can.
Living near the western seaboard of the Atlantic Ocean, I live on the edge of empire.
I refuse to allow the insanity of empire to bellow it’s anarchic way into my home…I have no television.
I live frugally.
If I lived in the middle of a city I would keep the same philosophy.
Be defiant: buy less; plant more; save seeds and share! It’s your future…don’t let the politicians mess it up!
This is a video I watched earlier and a fantastic template for those without gardens or allotments…or even with!
The Green Backyard
This is the story of a once neglected urban wasteland in Peterborough, recently transformed into a much-loved community resource by a crew of eager volunteer…
Mother Earth is in desperate need of people with integrity to look after her interests…for her interests are our interests.
So, what constitutes integrity?
Do any of our leaders possess this quality?
How often do we say, “there goes a person of integrity…”?
Integrity is the “quality or state of being complete”, of being in an “unbroken condition” or state of “wholeness”… entireness, wholeness; the unimpaired state of anything: uprightness: honesty: purity.
The problem with many politicians, who make decisions on our behalf, is that they seem not to possess any of the last three qualities.
I am very concerned about our seed security.
Seed gives us our food…all of our food.
I have spoken about this before and the little I have to say about it resonates deeply with many of you.
Now, the reason that I mention politicians is that all decisions relating to our environment and food security are taken at governmental level and it is at governmental level that the big corporations employ many of their people…to lobby!
There is no integrity in lobbying politicians on behalf of a corporation…that is all about money and back-scratching.
So, back to Mother Earth and who lobbies for her…successfully?
Well, one of my all-time heroes, Tim DeChristopher is in prison for taking direct action to help her.
That is a story worth googling!
There are many organizations like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth who represent us on the front-line.
There are also many people who genuinely care and are concerned and I count myself as one.
The problem is that politicians are very adept at being sly.
Take for example the issue of GMO’s.
Recently, the government here in Ireland allowed this abomination into our country via, “GM Potato Trials!”
Now, who, I ask, would have lobbied for that?
Then there’s the case of Order 81 in Iraq.
Who was behind that?
Do people even know anything about Order 81, imposed by the US government in 2004.
What a break for U.S. corporations, such as Monsanto!
The U.S. imposed 100 Orders on Iraq.
Order 81 was designed to have a major impact on the way farming is done in Iraq.
This order prohibits Iraqi farmers from using saving seeds from one year to the next.
Order 81 prohibits the farmers from using their own seeds, on their own farms, to grow their own crops.
So who supplies the seeds…?
Well, join the dots and look at what’s going on.
Prior to the U.S. invasion, agriculture in Iraq was flourishing.
The Fertile Crescent in Iraq, the cradle of civilization and where farming actually began, had developed a system of farming that was the envy of the world.
There was immense biodiversity and within that was food security.
GMO’s depletes biodiversity, leaving us all tied to the corporations supplying the seeds.
Alarm bells ringing?
Under Occupation, centuries of progress have been destroyed, almost overnight, due to the bombing of the Iraq Seed Bank…how convenient for Monsanto to get a foothold.
How much of this did you know?
As I suspected, the Earth needs a damn good lawyer and fast!
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