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A Complex Food Conspiracy Now Exposed
by Robert Cohen

"Agricultural technology company Monsanto Co. spent nearly $1.3 million in the first quarter to lobby on farm bill provisions, biotechnology and other issues, according to a disclosure report...The company also lobbied the federal government on organic standards, patent reform, theft of agricultural seeds, endangered species, timber and greenhouse gas emissions legislation, international trade, ethanol production, and other matters...Monsanto's second-quarter earnings doubled on corn demand and pricing, which has surged due to strong global food demand, the ethanol industry and a weak dollar. ...In the January-to-March period, the St. Louis-based company lobbied Congress, White House, U.S. Trade Representative's office, Federal Trade Commission, Agriculture Department and other agencies, according to the report filed April 21 with the House clerk's office." - Forbes, May 28, 2008

Every criminal act has a motive...
In the blink of an eye...
Few noticed what was happening...
The price of everything went up, up, up!

Gasoline soared. Corn soared. Wheat soared. Rice soared. Flour soared. Rice soared. Milk soared. There was a public perception of food shortages (in many cases there was food available but it was too expensive for the masses to purchase so they ate mud pies... literally).

This week, a very strange factor was added to combine politics and the pharmaceutical industry with agriculture. How many people made the following connection?

On Thursday, May 29th, 2008, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) quietly reversed their previous opposition to the growing, marketing, and consumption of Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs). Although GMOs are banned by the European Union (EU), the time is approaching in which Monsanto, Dow Chemical, and DuPont will earn trillions in profits from their new and dangerous technology.

This week, the World Food Summit meets in Rome, and this new policy change will be the center of great controversy as food riots continue to occur in Haiti and many African nations. As German dairy farmers continue to strike and pour milk into their fields. As Monsanto continues to pour millions of dollars into the coffers of political candidates. As Asian nations such as India and China approve GMOs for its people and begin to outperform Eastern North American and European growers.

The beginning of this tumbling domino effect began when the United States created a market for biofuels. That is what upset the balance. Corn began to be used to feed cars instead of farm animals and humans. Corn became scarce and commodity prices rose. Speculators squeezed farmers by raising the costs of gasoline and diesel fuel. United States agriculture became a mess.

Was the mess we now face the result of random chaos, or was this a carefully laid out plan to convince consumers that genetic engineering of food crops was the one viable solution?

It all came about too quickly. Eyebrows should now be raised. The FAO report was devised in a relative instant. If there was a plan, it worked quite effectively.

Also read:

There's a Lot You Don't Know About What's in Your Food - How to avoid GMO food
An interview with the author of Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food

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