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Africa: GM Crop Take-up on the Rise Despite Evidence

Africa: GM Crop Take-up on the Rise Despite Evidence

 

By Hwaa Irfan

The sense of desperation is a compromising situation to be in, especially, when a basic essential like food and water seems to be diminishing or increasingly not within one’s price range, but this is precisely the forces behind the food price crisis is intentionally creating in order to bolster the take up of GM crops. Once, Gm crops hit South Africa, the whole of the continent was in trouble, because many evidenced based reports in the West have shown how invasive GM crops can be, how they reduce the growth of non-GM crops, and how easily they spread via the air, and the water supply.

If those in authority in African countries think they have found a solution to growing hunger through GM crops, they had better start finding the means to help the thousands of Africans who will become seriously ill as a result of consumption of such foods, and the debilitating effect it will have on generations to come. African logic definitely flew out the window by taking on a form of science that is seriously lacking in hard evidence, the aim of which is big profits for the companies that produce the GM seeds etc. Logic also flew out the window, when it did not explore the issue of patenting, and TRIPS, which could mean that the crops actually belong to the companies like Monsanto. This is in fact another form of land grabbing, which ensures that the multinational companies get richer, and the users of the products get poorer and sicker as soil fertility become compromised. This is why the West and other regions look to Africa as consumers that can maintain Western profit-margins!

The Situation

Burkina Faso, Egypt, and South Africa, have started cultivating GM crops, while Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe are carryout field tests, some of the above results of which will take effect before they have reached a decision. On a continent that is seriously suffering from climatic changes and water security is an issue, GM crops demand a lot of water. The Tanzanian cotton Board has approved Bt cotton, which again, many evidenced based reports have proven to be a hazard.  This is more than implied by the governing clauses, which removes the companies and stakeholders of GM crops from any liability as follows:

‘a person who imports, arranges transit, makes use of, releases or places on the market a GMO or product of a GMO shall be strictly liable for any harm caused by such a GMO or product of a GMO’ and that ‘the harm shall be compensated’. In a previously GM-free country, the alliance wants to base the assessment of GM crop safety on the precautionary principle, and state that ‘GM crops or animals are not the solution to poverty and hunger’ in the region.

This means that any harm to land, agriculture, and population cannot be contested in a court of law, and the governments will have to pay the long term price! Already one can look to the South African experience where:

–        GM corn do not produce kernels in a proportion of plants

–        Crop yield is low, with an 80% drop in corn production

To be frank, this might be a blessing in disguise if the land will not yield to such production!

The Challenge

A coalition of NGOs have taken up the cudgel, though looking at the recent successes in South American countries to reclaim what is theirs, one wonders if the approach of the coalition is too little too late.

The coalition includes the African Centre for Biodiversity, Action Aid, International Tanzania, Biolands, BioRe, BioSustain, Envirocare, PELUM Tanzania, Swissaid, Eastern & Southern African Small Scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF) and the Tanzania Alliance. The aim is to make governments resist taking on GM companies and stakeholders, which USAID has been exercising via the multinational giant Monsanto (500 shares worth an approximate US$23.1 mn of which belongs to Bill Gates), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. AGRA, a Gates and Rockefeller Foundation)!

All means have been sought to make Africa concede to the will of the international elite, whose only interest is profits, profits, and more profits regardless of who suffers. This makes it clear, that all eyes on Africa, is just the latest form of colonialism, but don’t they know nothing bad never lasts forever when challenged by the willing!

 

Sources:

Sirinathsinghji, E. “African Alliances Challenge Introduction of GM Technology.” http://farmwars.info/?p=6283

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Maybe It’s Time to Think About Going Vegetarian!

Maybe It’s Time to Think About Going Vegetarian!

By Hwaa Irfan

If one is use to eating pre-cooked foods, i.e. tinned, processed, frozen, take-a-ways, T.V. meals, it might not be a huge stretch of the imagination to eat cloned meat – besides who knows if the meat in the take-a-way was not from cloned meat. After all, one is less concerned with the quality of food and its nutritional value, but more concerned with taste and whetting one’s appetite. So there is no need to read further, after all food is anything that one puts in the mouth, then chews, and swallows – this category of people are indeed a blessing to the food, and agro-pharmaceutical industries.

However, if one is use to eating fresh food, and are particular about its content, and cooking, one might be more aware that every God given that sustains and nourishes our life force, has a purpose, and thus an affinity. For instance meat becomes less of an ‘obligation’ to consume, because one is aware that factory farming has reduced the quality of meat by using all forms of chemicals to beef up the cow before slaughter, i.e. to increase its body mass to get better financial returns, to increase milk supply, or egg production for instance, and that the cattle are not only kept in unnatural conditions, but they are also fed with feed that is unnatural to the cattle. Then of course, each food from the earth serves a particular function, holds a particular life force that has an affinity to the multitudinous needs of our body – God planned it that way!

However, man is arrogant enough to believe that he has all God’s hindsight, and knows exactly how everything functions and inter-relates when he has less than 50% working knowledge on the human body – yes it is still in the discovery stage, so how can man be so arrogant to believe that he can create life, pull  double whammy, and tell us that cloned meat, milk and the like is fit for human consumption?

And so it is for the British public and the rest of the European Union has cloned meat goes on sale unregulated and without labelling. The strange thing is the decision-making process of the European Parliament, as most of the ministers of the Parliament were, and are strongly against the whole idea, so who does the Parliament represent, if the ministers were unable to represent their constituents.  And there we have it, John Dalli, the EU Health Commissioner unequivocally backs the unscientific ‘truth’ of scientific research that “the scientific assessment we have on cattle is that there is absolutely no risk to health.” Assessment based on what? Then to complicate matters the Executive branch of the EU supported a ban on cloning for food production, but they were against a ban on food from the offspring of cloned animals – talk about genetic encoding!

Principles fly out the door if one’s premise for doing or not doing something is the threat of an argument, with the argument or trade war knocking at EU doors from the up and running cloned foods exports of the U.S. If that is the fear, then equally Japan has a right to have their radiated foods from the nuclear blowout of the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami for their own survival, and for those exports to be accepted – what is the difference: oh yes, one has been proven to be a health risk, and the other has not scientifically speaking!

If cloned animals have been suffering from all kinds of disease (abnormalities in foetal development miscarriage, organ failure and gigantism in new-born clones), by passing on that life force through the food chain is sure to set up a domino-affect which may transpire as new forms of diseases! This is what has happened in the case of GM, (genetically modified) foods when it was discovered by:

  • Plant geneticist Dr, Arpad Pusztai on behalf of the German authorities (2004) found that Monsanto’s MON863 – GM corn caused variable weight is kidneys of rats.
  • Researchers of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2005) that over 50% of offspring’s of rats  fed with GM soy died, within 3 weeks of life, six times more than those fed with non-GM soy.
  • Researchers of CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia (2005) found that GM peas caused a severe allergic response in mice.
  • Researchers of the University of Urbino, Italy (2005) found that GM soy caused cellular anomalies in mice.

“It is deeply frustrating that the Council would not listen to public opinion,” Gianni Pittella, chair of the parliamentary delegation to the Conciliation Committee talks and the EP rapporteur on novel foods, Kartika Liotard, said to the Environmental News Service in a joint statement.

“Measures regarding clone offspring are absolutely critical because clones are commercially viable only for breeding, not directly for food production,”

“No farmer would spend 100,000 euros on a cloned bull, only to turn it into hamburgers.”

And there we have it, public opinion is not of consequence, which the public already knows, but if the process of cloning animals is so expensive, will not too the produce be expensive?

Ethics out of the window, regardless of all the compromises, the European public is left to face the reality that cloned produce: currently meat and milk, has been available in the, mainly from the U.S., and that they may have already eaten/drunk cloned produce. How much the European public have been made aware of this is in question, but now they will have to make some hard decisions if they do not want their lives to be reduced down to what they eat. Countries can continue to export/import, but it is still down to the consumer to buy it. There are always such options as identifying and sticking to reliable and reputable products if one can afford to, finding nutritional alternatives in one’s diet, or in some areas buying straight from the farm – some farmers do provide a door-to-door service for organic products. Leave it to the government to sought out its priorities because what is not bought cannot be sold!  Even if one is not concerned about what one eats, just think of the bankers, investors, and Wall Street – the real reason behind the price food hikes, and the ones who profit from what one feels one cannot do without! If not, think about the multinational pharmaceutical companies which will profit from your illness, yet never truly able to return their consumers to a complete balanced state of health. Clearly, if they are interested more in the profits of a few over the well-being of their constituents, then the constituents have to take more responsibility for their own well-being.

Sources:

Clash Leaves Cloned Meats Unregulated Across the European Union. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2011/2011-03-29-03.html

“Dangers of Genetically Modified Food Confirmed.” http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/11-dangers-of-genetically-modified-food-confirmed/

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Can the Smarter Mosquito Outwit the GM Mosquito!?

Can the Smarter Mosquito Outwit the GM Mosquito!?

By Hwaa Irfan

 

Is it a stroke of fate, a product of man’s action on the environment, or is nature outwitting man? The answers to that like most things have many tales while the truth prevails and remains yet to be detected to those in a position to correct the situation.

After the first release of 3 million male GM mosquitoes on the Cayman Islands in 2009, and the intended release in Malaysia in 2010 mosquitoes are back with a vengeance.

Evolution has saw fit to upgrade the mosquito so that it is able to defend its self against any malaria control campaign. According to French researchers of the French National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris they have identified in the ponds near Burkino Faso in West Africa a subtype of the Anopheles gambiae that has not been previously known in the West. With a preference to external environments as opposed to the domesticated indoors. Susceptible to infection including the human malaria parasite not much is really known about them, but it is assumed that they are lethal. However, in real terms it is not known to what extent they transmit malaria but what is known is that they are “smarter” than previously studied mosquitoes.  If confronted on the battleground, it is not known who will out smart whom – the GM mosquito or this previously unknown subtype, or if a union will take place to produce a sub-sub-type that can outwit the GM mosquito! The good news is that the protests against the release of GM mosquitoes in Malaysia has been delayed but not canceled!

 

Sources:

Smith, G. “The Indestructable Insect: New Mosquito That Evades Malaria Control Measures is ‘Impossible’ to Kill Off.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1353569/New-mosquito-evades-malaria-control-measures-impossible-kill-off.html

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Bill Gates and Population Control

Bill Gates and Population Control

By Hwaa Irfan

There is an old piece of news that should not be allowed to disappear into the archives, because there are people alive who are, and will be affected by it. First of all, one has to thank Bill Gates as the driving force behind the computer and the Internet; after all, without him I might not be able to share this deliberation. However, there are serious concerns with the philanthropic activities of Microsoft co-founder, and the richest man in the world, Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

It was in 2007 that Bill Gates spoke to graduates at Harvard University about his dream of an “ideal technology” pertaining to diseases like malaria. A curious term “technology” when applied to human lives. One wonders in his call for pharmaceutical companies to produce the necessary drugs, if he realizes the nature of the pharmaceutical industry, and how it prices profit over human cost. One wonders if he realizes that the nature of human health, well-being, and the environment are a little more complex than the IT that he has been his world since 1975, for in the real world, to find real solutions, one has to listen to, and explore all sides.

The Gates Foundation has put millions, hoping to attract millions, behind their vaccination campaign. The explanation given on the website in brief:

    “Vaccines are one of the most effective health interventions ever developed. We are committed to research on new vaccines, and the delivery of existing and future vaccines to those who need them. We can’t do it alone though. Donors, private industry and other partners are critical to ensuring we can reach every child”

To achieve the above, the campaign, or the “Global Health Program,” aims to “harness advances in science and technology” in developing countries, because these countries are the most neglected. The diseases concerned are diarrhea, HIV-AIDS, malaria, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases. Not stopping there, the Foundation also wants to focus on family planning, nutrition, maternal and neonatal and child health, tobacco control, and vaccine-preventable diseases. The problem is, the element of eugenics!

Short History of Eugenics

The legacy of the Catholic Church using religion to justify oppression and the extermination of non-Christians in the conquering of non-Christians laid the foundation, but a pseudo-science was incorporated months after the publication of Charles Darwin’s ‘The Descent of Man.’ Supporters began to misapply his arguments to the races and classes of man – eugenics. Eugenics is about the “improvement” of humans by selective breeding and culling, as in the annual British elite sport of fox-hunting. Fears grew as the European elite were having fewer children resenting the procreativity of the lower classes. Distorting the message of Christianity like Islam which views spiritual development as the only means towards the furtherance of the development of man; the poor were viewed as unsuitable candidates for bringing children into the world. It did not matter that man’s exploitation of man was an intrinsic factor.

It was in the 19th century that psychiatrists Dr. Benedict Morel, Wilhelm Griesinger, Emil Kraepelin and Henry Maudsley stressed the hereditary, biological and organic causes of mental illnesses and were reflected in the psychiatric texts of that century. Then labeled ‘psychiatric genetics’; eugenics developed at the Galton Laboratory as a spin-off from the Eugenics Societies in England and America. Records show notable members of the Eugenic Societies held influential positions reaching out into the everyday lives of ordinary people. They included:-

      • Dr. W. Norwood East – medical inspector to H.M Prisons for England and Wales, 1930. He was also a lecturer on ‘Crime and Insanity’ at Maudsley Hospital, 1937, an internationally renowned mental institution in S. London where many patients are Muslims and black people. He was also lecturer at the Galton Institute in 1947.

• Mr. A.W. F. Edwards – a membr in 1961 and 1977 active in the Department of Community Medicine at Cambridge University.

• Sir George Eley – member in 1939 , 1977 and Treasurer from 1946 – 1954. He was Chairman of the British Bank of the Middle East 1952 –1977 and director of the Bank of England 1946 – 1966.

• Professor, Dr. Sir Arthur Ellis – member 1937 and 1957. He was assistant physician at the Rockefeller Instittute and director of the Medical Unit , London Hospital 1924 – 1943.

• Professor Eysenk Hans Jurgen – member in 1947 and 1957. He was active in the Institute of Psychiatry at Maudsley Hospital 1946 – 1983. Remains unforgotten by many black people of the 1960s and 1970s as one of the engineers of I.Q tests that proved to be racist in design.

The Eugenics Society sponsored the Galton Lectures that became the Galton Institute. Francis Galton was the cousin of Charles Darwin , and formulated the definition of eugenics as the study of agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial quality of future generations physically or mentally.

Experimentation in illicit drugs played a fundamental role in psychiatric genetics. It was in 1900 when the US government planted cannabis, opium and henbane along the banks of the Potomac River where the Pentagon now stands. Subject to controversy, the experiment in the ‘doping of America’ was short-lived. This led to the Food and Drugs Act of 1906. By 1901 N. Dakota banned marriage for alcoholics, the ‘insane’ and sufferers of tuberculosis. Adding to the concept of “unsuitable people” the Royal Commission on Feeble-Minded-ness alarmed many people by stating that their racial type was deteriorating because of the greater fertility of inferior strains and believed that social control of the individual was absolutely essential.

While the idea for the need of psychiatric eugenics grew in Europe and the US the Rockefeller Foundation poured money into Germany to support ‘psychiatric genetics’ in the 1920s including the Galton Laboratory, and found executives to continuously direct the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry in Munich and the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Eugenics and Human Heredity. The Swiss psychiatrist Ernst Rudin was involved in both institutions and was assisted by Rockefeller employees Otmar Freiher von Vershauer and Franz J. Kallman. Together the world’s richest families the Rockefellers, the Warburgs, the Harrimans and the British Crown agencies sponsored much of the social engineering enterprises. Carnegie’s Steel, Harriman’s railroad money and Rockefeller’s oil money supported installations like the Station for Experimental Evolution and the Eugenics Record Office, ERO which was also funded by the Eugenics Society. Research from the Galton Institute was employed for practical implementation by both the Society and the Office. The ERO set-up an inspection station on Ellis Island in 1912 for new immigrants. They received I.Q tests of which 80% mainly from South and East Europe were declared ‘feeble-minded’.

Scientific developments were about to give psychiatric eugenics some foundation. The concept of gene-mapping appeared as early as the 1930s with the study of mice, fruit flies and bread mold. At the same time the Rockefeller Foundation discovered that one strain of pneumonococcus could be made into another strain by transferring the DNA free of all protein affecting protein synthesis and cell metabolism. Psychiatric genetics became ‘mental hygiene’ and was now applicable to population control. For this a knowledge in societal make-up was required for which the Population Investigation Committee pioneered the mathematical science of demography which was set-up by the British Eugenics Society in 1936 financed by donations from interested individuals and organizations.

By the 1930s there were 34 US states which had laws against mixed marriages and 24 states had passed laws calling for sterilization of the ‘feeble-minded’, criminals, the poor and the mentally ill. Eventually 80,000 were sterilized in state institutions across the country. The 1935 German sterilization laws were modeled on the US laws .

Between 1930 – 35 the Rockefeller Foundation had financed an anthropological survey looking at ‘eugenically worthwhile populations’ which was carried out by Rudin, Verschuer, Eugen Fischer and others . Also, the Rockefeller Foundation found psychologists and eugenicists in order to form the medical research institution the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. This was directed by US General Marlborough Churchill who reorganized US military intelligence and the British secret service for WWI. The Macy Foundation managed London’s experiments in mind control and social engineering. In 1932, Rudin headed the Eugenics Foundation which was supported by the British-led eugenics movement, and argued for the killing or sterilization of people whose heredity according to them made these people a public burden or a national scapegoat.

By the mid-30s, Adolf Hitler was made German Chancellor. The governor of the Bank of England arranged for the armament of Nazi Germany and strategically advised the supporters of Hitler – the Rockefellers, the Warburgs and the Harrimans. Rudin became the head of the Racial Hygiene Society and along with his staff were appointed part of the task force of heredity experts that was chaired by SS chief Heinrich Himmler. In 1932 Hitler took over Germany through negotiations at the home of Joachim von Ribbentrop (part of the household of Duke of Connaught). Hitler was Britain’s weapon to break-up Europe into further manageable pieces as in Africa, Central Asia and currently the Middle East. Himmler drew-up the sterilization laws which were published in the US 1933 ‘Eugenical News’ with Hitler’s signature. Additional laws were drawn up including the illegal cohabitation of Aryans with non-Aryans by Otmar Verschuer and Dr. Josef Mengele.

The ERO received a grant from the widow of E.H. Harriman (President George Bush’s grandfather Prescott Bush’s partner in Brown Brothers Harriman ) whose objective was to finance Hitler. Seizing all opportunity to continue experiments into ‘psychiatric eugenics’ regardless of war, I.G Farben built a large factory at Auschwitz in Poland to use the cartel’s patents with concentration camp slave labor to make gasoline from coal. SS guards were paid for by Standard Oil while Jews and other prisoners were selected for killing if deemed unfit for slave labor. Rockefeller official David O’Brien wrote

    “…it would be unfortunate if it was chosen to stop research which has no relation to war issues”.

Rockefeller had defended its reputation defining its funding of Nazi German programs as limited to psychiatric research! Today’s largest financial institution Deutsche Bank was also involved in funding the construction of Auschwitz concentration camp along with others.

Psychiatric eugenics the psychological arm of genetic eugenics ( gene testing, cloning, prenatal genetic determination, artificial insemination, birth control and euthanasia) represents the public playing field. Despite the past horrors time and propaganda have eroded from sight the negative implications in the discoveries printed weekly in the press. The past may seem irrelevant, but it has been paving a way to the future.

Psychiatric eugenics became more concrete when the Rockefeller Foundation and the Canadian military joined forces in psychiatric research in 1943. Marijuana was a part of the research at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington where federal cases are kept. Chief psychiatrist, Winfred Overholser a Scottish Riter (freemasons), balanced marijuana and tobacco to induce a state of irresponsibility in the subject and became euphemistically known as the ‘truth drug’. This was given to US soldiers at Army bases under FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, a Scottish Riter, in order to sift out any subversive elements.

Also in 1943 Otmar Verschuer became medical commander of Auschwitz concentration camp whilst serving as director of Rockefeller’s Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology securing funds for Mengel’s experiments from the German Research Council. The focus was twins. Mengele would hang around the railway cars arriving at Auschwitz to obtain his subjects. Experiments included the draining of blood daily, needles injected into their eyes for research on eye color, experimental blood transfusions and infections, organs and limbs were removed, sex changes were attempted, females were sterilized and the male twins were castrated.

Meanwhile in 1944 Norman Montagu resigned from the Bank of England and began the National Association for Mental Health, NAMH. His wife Priscilla Reyntiens a pro-eugenicist was vice-Chair. Norman’s British group expanded to take control of the world psychiatric profession. Verschuer wrote to the Bureau of Human Heredity in London in 1946 asking for help to continue his work and in 1947 the Bureau moved to Copenhagen and so did Verschuer financed by Rockefeller. In 1948, NAMH gathered the world psychiatric and psychological leaders from the International Congress on Mental Health at the UK’s Ministry of Health and formed the World Federation for Mental Health. Nina Ridenour, technical coordinator to the US delegation wrote in ‘Mental Health in the United States: A Fifty Year History’”

    “…the World Federation for Mental Health… had been created upon the recommendation of the United Nations, WHO and UNESCO because they needed a non-governmental (i.e. unchecked by law or constitution) mental health organization with which they could cooperate”.

The Congress was run by the host NAMH whose patron was the Duchess of Kent, widow of Grand Master of Masons 1939 – 42. By the 1950s, the British psychological warfare unit coordinated a behavioral control group at the Tavistock Institutute involving the Scottish Rite, the CIA, US, Canadian and UN agencies. Known as ‘MK-Ultra’ in the 1970s under the CIA experimentation included brainwashing by drugs, hypnosis and electroshock treatment. Dr. Franz J.Kallman psychiatrist to Rudin who had argued for sterilization of the healthy relatives of schizophrenics (viewed as criminals), Verschuer and others formed the American Society of Human Genetics which organized the Human Genome Project that arose out of the first International Congress in Human Genetics held in Denmark in 1956. In Britain, the British Eugenics Society set-up an Investigation Council in 1958 to:

    “…review the existing status and future possibilities of human artificial insemination genetically, medically, legally, and socially”.

The aim was to ensure continuity of genes from those deemed intellectually superior .

The Department of Energy, DOE, had many laboratories left over from the atomic bomb project possessing nuclear energy for power and production. They continued to experiment on the biological effects of irradiation at Oak Ridge, Llos Alamos, Livermore and Berkeley. So they had expertise ready to contribute towards the Human Genome Project with the physical capacity to separate chromosomes by size and strain speeding up the whole process. With training medical research developed interdependently from warfare and now consisted of biophysicists, physicists, nuclear medical experts and engineers launching the Manhattan Project for civilian biomedicine. This structure was formulated by the Atomic Energy Commission, AEC. All Manhattan Project reports were declassified for research in the medical and biological fields encouraging manufacturers to produce instrumentation for radiation measurement. One contract to UCLA from AEC for an annual $250,000 was for biophysics, radiology, nuclear medicine and cancer research.

By the mid-1970s hundreds of human genes had been mapped., but previous to this the Rockefellers nurtured debate on the notion of overpopulation. Under the Nixon Administration the official policy of eugenics was still active . The two roads of eugenics and overpopulation met under the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in their 1985 annual report the “Proud our past and planning for our future”. The plan included the continuance of eugenics in the form of birth control and/or sterilization of the ‘mentally retarded’, the ‘physically handicapped’, psychiatric patients, criminals and prisoners. They opened a clinic in Brownsville, New York, a neighborhood of Slavs, Hispanics, Italians and Jewish immigrants disguising abortion as birth control.

The Federally funded Indian Health Service sterilized 3,000 native Americans annually.

    “Surgical sterilization has become increasingly important in recent years as one of the advanced methods of fertility management” said Dr. R. T. Ravenholt, then director of the US office of Population.

This fertility management was successful because of unsuspecting victims. A 26-year old native American woman entered a clinic of a Los Angeles in 1970 seeking a womb transplant because she was having difficulty getting pregnant. After investigation the doctor informed her that she had had a hysterectomy. Sally Torpy in her research discovered through the records (1969 – 1974) of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, HEW, an increased family planning budget from $51mn – $250mn. From that 192,000 – 548,000 native American women had been sterilized under the directive of USAID which hoped to sterilize 25% of the world’s fertile women, which would be beneficial to US commercial interests. The logic of this can only be understood in the context that the developed countries have encountered decreasing fertility therefore fear a decreased influence on the global political and economic stage.

The Global Health Program

When it comes to global health, one thinks of the U.N. and such organizations, not the initiative of one man. Such is the hard earned wealth of Bill Gates that he can consider such a philanthropic idea. After all, in Islam, it is the rizq, sustenance of Allah, that has been given to the rich to play their role in establishing a societal equilibrium concerning the poor. Therein, it is natural to consider the poor of one’s own country, but to consider the whole world!

Eugenicists will eagerly seek to further such an initiative. As Gates states in the above video:

    “The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s heading up to about nine billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that [number of 9 billion] by perhaps 10 or 15 percent. But there we see an increase of about 1.3 [billion].”

The reasoning behind this goes deeper as Gates considers that this will greatly contribute towards bringing the projected population growth from 2.2 billion down to 1.3 billion on the basis of human Co2 emissions – yes human Co2 emissions!

    “Until we get near to zero [carbon emissions]” he claimed, “the temperature will continue to rise” – which he said would lead to “extremely bad” consequences…

“Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent,” Gates said at a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference in 2010.

Given the recent U.N. declaration that the holes in the ozone layers have stopped proliferating, Bill Gates may have been working in the IT industry for too long, and needs to touch base with the reality that man cannot predict the future, and that there is a greater power. One wonders if in his calculations he has included the current global death rate whether man-made or as a result of natural disasters. With a history of funding well-known pro-abortion programs, why set to do apply the same intention in a country other than one’s own, whereby there are significant issues pertaining to whole families living on the streets, and where increasingly many cannot afford healthcare? Not that one would want to inflict such an inhuman campaign on others, regardless where they come from, and regardless of their status, after all the one thing that God gave us, which seems to be amiss in the Global Health Program is the right to choose. Real choice means being informed, not just about the vaccine, but the nature of the vaccine, and the possible consequences, especially if people are not going to be tested beforehand for suitability. Vaccinosis is something that many do not here about, instead one hears about the importance of vaccines. Vaccinosis is a reaction to a vaccine, which can be mild or it can be acute. A mild reaction includes fever, respiratory problems, vomiting, digestive problems, headaches, swelling in the area vaccinated, fainting or seizures. An acute reaction to a vaccine causes urinary problems, problems with the kidneys, allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, eczema, bowel dysfunction, autism, asthma, learning problems, or reproductive problems or the problem may defer to the offspring, amongst other reactions.

To further the global sterilization campaign, ideas such as directing sharp blasts of ultrasound to a man’s scrotum, rendering him infertile for 6 months is under consideration – this may sound harmless enough, but as many know ultrasound has been used as a tool for diagnosis since the 1970s, but ultrasound can cause negative as well as positive pressure on the object of focus. The pressure exerted causes molecules to both push and pull away from each other, which can lead to cavities in biological tissue, in fact on an ethical basis, experiments on humans cannot be carried out!

Another program funded by the Foundation towards reducing mass sterilization involves penetrating nanoparticles through human skin to deliver the vaccine. One thought that the problem was not the delivery of vaccines, but vaccines themselves. The researchers are Carlos Alberto Guzman of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Germany and Claus-Michael Lehr and Steffi Hansen of the Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research. The idea is that vaccine are to be delivered as a spray to be triggered by the sweat glands, and it has been postulated that this method opens the door to being sprayed without consent, and without knowledge.

To add insult upon injury, the Foundation not satisfied with handing the health of developing nations over to the pharmaceutical industry, is now including the agricultural industry, which has already monopolized what we grow and what we eat. The Foundation is funding risky genetically modified seeds for, who else, but the “hungry” Africans who have been developing their own sustainable agricultural initiatives. For instance, Nigeria has already developed without the use genetic engineering, a variety of corn that is drought, pest, and disease resistant!

Ignoring the impact of GM crops on non-GM crops, and land fertility, Gates, sorry the Foundation has partnered with a subsidiary of Pioneer Hi-Bred, DuPont in order to produce higher yields of GM corn for drought tolerant areas after he had partnered with the infamous agricultural giant Monsanto. To increase the impact, the seeds are to be given to small farmers for free!

The Gates Foundation seems set on its intent, and one can only pray that human will is more conversant with all the information necessary to make an informed choice, and at the same time are conversant with what life really involves, because even if the intentions of the Foundation are good, in the wrong hands the technology Gates is seeking to develop could be disastrous for hundreds if not millions! Governments should be aware of the implications involved and scrutinize any program from external elements that compromises the population in anyway particularly in light of the falling fertility rate that seems to becoming a growing problem in many countries (the irony is that this is happening moreso in developed countries), or undermines food security.

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GM Foods and Fertility

GM Foods and Fertility

By Hwaa Irfan

Do you eat soy products, corn, canola, cottonseed, (used in some vegetable cooking oils), sugar from sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, and/or some varieties of zucchini/courgettes?

Do you know under what conditions that food was grown? Genetically modified foods became a part of U.S. agriculture in 1996, and the above produce are genetically modified, GM, if grown in the U.S.

In an interview by Dr. Joseph Mercola with Jeffrey Smith mention was made of a two-year study under the Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences was carried out by biologist, Dr Alexey Surov is to be published this summer. The study involved the feeding of hamsters (three generations) on Genetically Modified soy with a focus on the impact on their reproductive system. The soybean plant had a bacteria implanted into it, after it was sprayed with the agricultural giant Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, which prevents plant death. The treatment of this soybean plant represents 91% of the U.S. soybean crop in terms of treatment.

There were four groups of hamsters:

– Group One was fed with their normal diet, i.e. soybean free

– Group Two was fed with soybean

– Group Three were fed with GM soybean.

– Group Four were fed with higher concentration of GM soybean

Five pairs of hamsters were taken from each group producing a litter of 140 hamsters. The first generation of hamsters were fine, but from the pairs selected from the 2nd generation, their growth rate was slower than their parents, and they took longer to reach sexual maturity. Fertility issues became noticeable between the 2nd and 3rd generations.

From the 2nd generation of hamsters on a diet of GM soy, there were 40 pups of which 25% died, whereas the number was 52 from those hamsters on a normal hamster diet, and 78 from the hamsters on a diet of normal soy. Of Group Four, all the hamsters lost the ability to reproduce with the exception of one female. The female produced 16 pups, of which ⅕th died. Of the 3rd generation hamsters on GM soy (Group three), many of the animals were sterile.

This year in the media (not mainstream), saw a fluke of reports alarmed at the increasing infant mortality occurring in the U.S. counterbalancing this alarm with the hope that it is not on a First/Third World scale, but so far there is no direct correlation. By looking at birth rates the picture looks bright.

However, when look at infant mortality rates the other side of the picture does not look so bright. The U.S. in fact has an unusually high infant mortality rate for a rich country. In 2005, 6.9 per thousand of children die before they reach the age of 1 compared to Sweden which had 2.3 per 1000. In 2010, CDC reports 6.22 deaths per thousand. On the International level, the U.S. stands at 177th place, with Cuba, Taiwan, and Anguilla faring better, and Singapore with the best ratings at 2.31 deaths per thousand.

Once again, no direct correlation can be made between GMO foods and declining rates of fertility in humans, but if waiting means human verification, should we wait?

In a study using hamsters and rats, Russian Dr. Irina Ermakova, carried out experiments in 2005 whereby half the babies from mother rats died from GM soy died within 3 weeks. Whereas in the rats, signs of sterility, and infertility showed within the first generation of rats, signs appears within the second – third generation of hamsters. Ermakova wanted to repeated the studies in order to verify the findings, but no financial support was forthcoming. Ermakova was also told not to do anymore studies concerning GMO foods, and her documents were torn up and destroyed. So instead, Ermakova asked her colleagues who were doing studies on GMO foods at the National Academy of Scientific Laboratory in Moscow, and unwittingly, and found a 55% infant mortality rate with those fed GM soy.

Study after study keeps appearing, but nothing seems to seep through at ground level. A multigenerational study by the Austrian Health Ministry. Professor Jurgen Zentekand his team used an approved GM corn, and found after 20 weeks, that the fertility of mice fed on approved GM corn was impaired the likelihood of which increased with each successive generation.

When countries are facing desertification, and being told to grow GM foods, it is like a slap in the face to future generations. Modern farming techniques have not only made the land barren, but now the powers that be want to de-populate the continent. That, of course is not their intention, but only farmers, not agricultural manufacturers, know the hybrid of plants most suitable to the soil, but today far too many people want to take the easy route. In 2002, when Zambia’s President Levy Mwanawasa acted righteously and blocked the GM food aid for 2.5 million starving people, calling it “poison”, it seemed people would rather poison. And so the time when people’s of Africa once understood and recognized neo-colonialism seems to have gone. For the love of money, GM foods have made the manufacturers wealthier, has given them more political control, and in the process their own people lose their fertility, and the countries of Africa and elsewhere is being sold back into slavery.

Am I being a bit too dramatic, but when possible it is advisable to err on the side of caution. After all what does it matter anyway, as societies become increasingly individualistic, and the idea of the common good becomes a relic of sentimentalism. The fact that humans first made it unsustainable to grow crops annually, then engineered chemicals and modern farming techniques to do the task, which only increased harvests initially, to only develop other chemicals and modern farming techniques, without concern for land and fertility, to find that one day in front your eyes, the land is barren, and humanity is too! Al hamdu Lillah, Allah (SWT) is greater and more merciful…

Sources:
CDC National Vital Statistics Report 57: 12. March 18 2009.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr57/nvsr57_12.pdf

CDC Factsheet: Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality
http://www.cdc.gov/omhd/amh/factsheets/infant.htm

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http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_15588.cfm

Grady, D. Premature Births Are Fueling Higher Rates of Infant Mortality in U.S., Report Says
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Index Mundi United States Infant mortality rate
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Lallanilla, M. U.S. Babies Die at Higher Rate
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Michael, M.T. “Africa Bites the Bullet on Genetically Modified Food Aid”
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By Hwaa Irfan

If you have been so wrapped up in your personal struggles to even notice what the powers that be are doing to protect the food industry, well it might be a bit too late to notice that you are not eating what you think you are eating!

The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration have obviously been too busy to let you know about the rising unexplained deaths occurring in the U.S., but the Russian Academy of Medical and Technical Science have not been.

Since 2008, 2,000,000 lives became unexplained deaths as a result of genetically modified grain. Why is it that we insist on believing that we are fully knowledgeable about the human body that we can produce for it?

An unidentified lung disease from Iowa, which is one of the largest corn producers of the world, has led to fatalities. Over 99% of Iowa’s 2 billion bushels of corn is genetically modified, G.M. As if Americans do not have enough to be disgruntled about, the fact finding study was published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences. The GM variety, Mon 863, produced by the agricultural giant Monsanto, is nurtured on insecticide Mon 810, and the herbicide Roundup NK603 . The findings supported by the Commission du Genie Biomoleculaire, the French biomolecular engineering commission commented:

    “With the present data it cannot be concluded that GM corn Mon 863 is a safe product”

In addition, Greenpeace International in their report “MON 863: A Chronicle of Systematic Deception” state that this corn is unfit for consumption.

All of the mysterious deaths are lung related, but are recorded as related to the flu or pneumonia.

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According to Abhijit Sengupta, a Fellow of the Institute of Social Sciences in New Delhi, India, once GM crops are released into the environment, there is no way to call them back, i.e. they spread contaminating organically grown crops.

According to Professor Susan Bardocz, biochemist and nutritionist:

    “Up till now all technologies were controlled. Electricity, even nuclear power can be turned off. GM is the first irreversible technology in human history. When a GMO is released it is out of our control; we have no means to call it back. We can insert a transgene, but we cannot take the released transgene out. Since GMOs are self-replicating, releasing them might have dire consequences for human and animal health and for the environment and can change evolution”.

The Food Price Crisis revealed the extent of the world’s food supply. The crisis was brought to the doorsteps of the rich countries, which caused the crisis in the first place through underinvestment in agriculture and focusing investment in the food industry owned agricultural giants. Now that there has been some leveling off in terms of accepting the situation to be normal, the investors, the agricultural giants and the stock market are set to legalize the situation through Seed Bills, and laws which would seal the production of seeds for the agricultural giants. At the same time, the solution given to third world countries to improve their food security, was to plant GM crops! This is far from offering the world food security, but is forcing the farmer to plant seeds which are suitable for their environment and good in production, that are not only GM, but are dependent on products from the agricultural giants to produce a crop. This is the case in India, where currently a Seed Bill seemingly ensures seed quality in favor of the farmer, but hinges on registration of all seeds with farmer proving that they have the rights over the origin of the seed, when 85% of farmers depend on their own seeds, which they share to produce a crop.

Meanwhile, now that Monsanto has bullied its way into cornering the agricultural market, it has increased the price of seed to the farmer, a price which is passed on to the consumer.

Now, the U.S. Supreme Court is to hold a hearing on GM crops in response to a judge making a temporary ban on the growing of pesticide resistant alfalfa, produced by none other than Monstano, however the outcome is likely to be political!

Talking Point: A producer can only sell if there is a buyer. Are you buying?

Sources:

European Union Times “Russia Reports Over 2 Million Dead in U.S. As Mysterious Die-Off Accelerates http://www.eutimes.net/2010/04/russia-reports-over-2-million-dead-in-us-as-mysterious-die-off-accelerates/

Mercola. Monsanto Under Investigation By Seven U.S. States http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Politics/Politics/monsanto_under_investigation_2204100718.html

Nelson, G. “Supreme Court to Take First Look at Genetically Modified Crops in Case With NEP Implications” http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/04/22/22greenwire-supreme-court-to-take-first-look-at-genetically-4425.html

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