Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
February 3, 2016
The new year has also started with a bang on the GMO issue, and one of them concerns this story from RT, shared by Mr. G.B. Before we get to that, I want to recall a theory or hypothesis that I have been advancing over the past few years on this site in connection to the GMO issue, namely, that it would become a hot geopolitical issue, and that the BRICSA nations would lead the charge. On this prediction, we might put this one in the “half hit” column, for it appears that Russia is willing to do so. There were first the stories intimating that Russia was reconsidering the whole issue of GMOs. Then came those stories over the last two years that bans were being contemplated for indigenous Russian agriculture. Then came the bans, accompanied by stories that the Russian government wanted to sponsor long term scientific studies of their effectiveness, and human and environmental impact studies that were genuinely inter-generational. Last year, Russian Federation President Putin weighed in during his “state of the union” message to include mention of GMOs.
Now according to RT, Russia is considering a ban on American (note, American, and not all, GMO soybeans and corn):