peopleFarmers were sleeping, an enemyBiotech Black Ops came and planted weedsGMO Seed among the Wheat and went away."
Matthew 13:25 (altered for illustrative purposes)
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For me, the incident back in Oregon 2013 when Monsanto set forth a conspiracy theory blaming ecology activists is highly unlikely. More than anything it was a smokescreen for deflecting attention away from themselves since it was their own seed. This is one of the most powerful multi-billion dollar corporations in existence. They have some of the highest tech security systems known. Does it seem reasonable that some long haired, sandal clad, bead toting eco-activists (typical description as painted by Corporate shills) could really breach the intense Monsanto security and maliciously spread seed just to give Monsanto a bad reputation ? Not likely, but then we'll really never know the truth here. In 2016 even the definition & traditionally known meaning of the word, "truth," is becoming a definition shell game. Many will dismiss this because well after all, it was only 22 or 23 plants found grouped together in one spot. Yes, but oddly enough, it was at the edge of the fields where it has the appearance of someone dumping a handful of seed (hence the plants all grouped together in the same location as opposed to being mixed within 1000s of other non-gmo seed in the mechanical planter) and quickly scurrying off before anyone notices. But how did the farmer make the discovery ? Let's go back to the other verses in that text of Matthew referenced here at the top of this post and compare:
26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ 28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ 28 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”
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Of course the weeds in the parable were undetectable. Both the Bearded Darnel & Wheat and are in the grass family and in youth look identical. You need to wait until harvest when the fruit gives away their true identity. This brings to mind another text, Matthew 7:16, which says, "By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?" I've used this same observation when in the field (Bush) trying to identify various trees and shrubs. Of course with wheat and bearded darnel this would be easy, but not so with GMO Wheat and the non-GMO Wheat. They look identical from all outward appearances. The farmers in Oregon and Washington only found out they had GMOs when they used Roundup on the wheat as a desiccant which is a practice to hurry up the harvest drying process in northern locations where the growing season is short and rains come early which damages the quality of the grain. The Roundup Ready wheat would still stand out as green and living in comparison to any dead dry non-gmo wheat. Rather than burning the wheat, these farmers turned them over to the USDA who did indeed confirm the Monsanto batch variety (MON 71700) was present. But again, what would be the point of deliberately planting GMO wheat under cover of darkness ? Infect and containate the entire wheat industry and GMO becomes normal and acceptable. No more years of time, waiting and testing. There are after all fortunes to be made and investors to answer to. Of course Roundup as a wheat pre-harvest desiccant in northern climates would seriously go out the window, so it would have been a dumb idea inserting it in such a northern locale. Apparently the black ops mission had poor not so well thought out planning. But acquiring another cereal grain monopoly no doubt was the goal. Again, with all the legalease and lobying, there really is no definitive way of proving this, but Monsanto did pay hefty fines without admitting any guilt. You know how it is, this goes on inside the corporate world all the time over and over.
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"Okay we didn't do anything, but we apologize"
Just so that everyone knows, the idea behind inserting resistent genes to Roundup in the first place was a weed herbicide strategy. Those greedy weeds outcompete wheat for nutirents, especially phosphorus. However, non-gmo wheat planted in the ground and inoculated with VAM mycorrhizal fungi have been found to outcompete weeds for phosphorus. How ? The fungi actually do this. The weeds are either not present and die or greatly reduced and stunted in growth. Mike Amaranthus of Mycorrhizal Applications Inc in Grant Pass, Oergon, said this was the feedback from his customers who were organic wheat growers. This was a major side effect and something they never anticipated when using his MycoApply for better drought resistence and nutrient uptake. Here's the full account of organic wheat growers who make a profit and therefore do not qualify under the USDA's government grain commodities welfare entitlement program.
"Golden Rice" - Because the Industrial Agricultural Complex cares about this world's poor children ?
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To me this Golden Rice scheme in actual truth has been one of the most smokescreened business ventures for developing a product for the monopolizing of yet another grain commodity without jumping through the conventional hoops & hurdles of European and North American laws and regulations which could mean years. The justification is of course is that vitamin A deficiency is killing many in poorer nations, but especially children. In their worldview Golden Rice is the answer for poor nations like Philippines and Bangladesh. But their claims of Vitamin A potency and yields have thus far failed. Interestingly, the researchers the themselves have admitted the failure Genetically modified Golden Rice falls short on lifesaving promises & the fact that the study also found that GMO activists were not to blame for scientific challenges slowing it's introduction. Putting that aside, it should be noted that poor people are not livestock to be fed a cattle feed diet either. As human beings equal to those of European descent, people from poorer regions are not left over evolutionary sub-humans as many of this world's intellectuals (even Nobel Laureates) would have you believe. These researchers have been infected with an ideology which all of us have seen on display in most of the world's college and high school Biology textbooks. Over at the pro-gmo trans-humanist eugenics website, Genetic Literacy Project, they often are calling for a form of eugenics policy to lower populations in such countries. Yet they say they just want to feed and save them all. It would appear to be some sort of double standard and reveal the true reason they want GMO Rice developed for future global markets. This livestock feed rice just isn't fair. These people in the poorer countries also deserve a great variety in their diet which includes various sources of fresh fruits and vegetables for rich sources of vitamin A like industrial nation peoples. Much like the illustration here above right. But still, this is more about a business model, than generosity towards the poor. That's not to say there may not be some involved who are genuine, but this is how all types of businesses get things done in our world and it has been done this way for centuries. It also won't get any better considering how many of the Biotechs and Agro-Chemical companies have morphed or mutated into bigger monstrosities recently. And all the players involved here have huge issues historically when it comes to their valuing Bioethics.
My use of the biblical texts was purely illustrative, but it is amazing how such common observations have been known and understood for centuries. I'll say it again, this year 2016 is the most strange weirdo year I have ever experienced in all my 60 years of life. Never has there been such a time where corruption in Churches, Politics and Big Business have been on such a grand bizarre scale. We are now living in the new abnormal. However, people can still make intelligent choices and yes, you do have the free will to do so when it comes to rejecting incompetent corrupt leadership irrespective of ideologically driven worldview. That brings us back to biomimicry.
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