Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
May 3, 2016
Over the previous years of covering the GMO issue on this website, I’ve been advancing the idea that if the BRICSA bloc were smart, they would make GMOs a geopolitical issue, along the lines of everyone having a basic human right to (1) know what they’re eating and (2) to be able to choose to eat non-GMO foods. This, of course, is a hot-button way of stating the problem of the mercantilist policies successfully pursued by I.G. Farbensanto and other agribusiness giants in the west, who’ve been fighting tooth-and-nail against GMO labeling laws, and organic foods. Their science has been doctored, their claims on the healthiness of their products is in dispute.
I’ve also suggested that Russia, at least, does appear poised to make GMO geopolitics part of its domestic and foreign policy agenda. We saw first the Russian bans on GMOs, then the Russian government’s commitments to inter-generational scientific testing of the health and environmental impacts of GMOs. And along the way, I blogged about studies from the University of Iowa that also document falling yields and rising costs for GMO farmers. Now, there’s this article, shared by Ms. M.W.:
The article, by F. William Engdahl, author of the GMO study Seeds of Destruction, makes it clear that Russia’s agricultural plicy is carefully considered, not only for the good of the Russian people, but also that it is positioning itself to become a supplier of non-GMO foods, and seeds, to a western world drowning in glyphosphate: