Exposed: The Nazi Roots Of The European Union

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By: Jon Rappoport
June 7, 2017

This is an intelligence briefing. Here I present the bare bones of what has been happening before our eyes…if we would see it.

Once upon a time, there was an industrial combine in Nazi Germany called IG Farben. It was the largest chemical/pharmaceutical octopus in the world. It owned companies, and it had favorable business agreements with companies from England to Central America to Japan.

The author of The Devil’s Chemists, Josiah DuBois, traveled to Guatemala, on a fact-finding mission, in the early days of World War 2, and returned with the comment that, as far as he could tell, Guatemala was “a wholly owned subsidiary of Farben.”

The pharmaceutical empire was and is one of the major forces behind the European Union (EU). It is no accident that these drug corporations wield such power. They aren’t only involved in controlling the medical cartel; they are political planners.

This is how and why Big Pharma fits so closely with what is loosely referred to as the New World Order. The aim of enrolling every human in a cradle-to-grave system of disease diagnosis and toxic drug treatment has a larger purpose: to debilitate, to weaken populations.

This is a political goal. It facilitates control.

IG Farben’s main component companies, at the outbreak of World War 2, were Bayer, BASF, and Hoechst. They were chemical and drug companies. Farben put Hitler over the top in Germany as head of State, and the war was designed to lead to a united Europe that would be dominated by the Farben nexus.

The loss of the war didn’t derail that plan. It was shifted into an economic blueprint, which became, eventually, the European Union.

The European Commission’s first president was Walter Hallstein, the Nazi lawyer who, during the war, had been in charge of post-war legal planning for the new Europe.

As the Rath Foundation reports: In 1939, on the brink of the war, Hallstein had stated, “The creation of the New Law [of the Nazis] is ONLY the task of the law-makers!”

In 1957, with his reputation sanitized, Hallstein spoke the words in this manner: “The European Commission has full and unlimited power for all decisions related to the architecture of this European community.”

Post-war, IG Farben was broken up into separate companies, but those companies (Bayer, Hoechst, and BASF) came roaring back, attaining new profit highs.

I refer you to the explosive book, The Nazi Roots of the Brussels EU, by Paul Anthony Taylor, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Dr. Matthias Rath, and August Kowalczyk. You can read it at relay-of-life.com. It is a dagger in the heart of the EU.

At the Rath Foundation, you can also read Joseph Borkin’s classic, “The Crime and Punishment of IG Farben.”

In 1992, I was deeply engaged in researching the specific devastating effects of medical drugs. Eventually, I concluded that, at the highest levels of power, these drugs weren’t destructive by accident. They were intended to cause harm. This was covert chemical warfare against the population of the planet. The Rockefeller-Standard Oil-Farben connection was a primary piece of the puzzle.

It was, of course, Rockefeller (and Carnegie) power that had forced the birth of pharmaceutical medicine in America, with the publication of the 1910 Flexner Report. The Report was used to excoriate and marginalize Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, and other forms of traditional natural practice, in favor of what would become the modern juggernaut of drug-based treatment.

In an article about the FDA, “Medical Murder in the Matrix,” I point out the fact that this federal agency has permitted at least 100,000 deaths of Americans, per year, from the direct effects of drugs it, the FDA, has certified as safe. (See, for example, JAMA, July 26, 2000, ‘Is US Health Really the Best in the World,’ Dr. Barbara Starfield.)

The FDA knows these death figures. “Unintended” and “accidental” can no longer be applied to this ongoing holocaust.

The pharmaceutical industry itself also knows those death figures.

To understand the dimensions and history of the ongoing chemical warfare against the population, in the form of medical drugs (and of course pesticides), one must factor in the original octopus, IG Farben.

World War 2 never ended. It simply shifted its strategies.

In any fascist system, the bulk of the people working inside the system, including scientists, refuse to believe the evidence of what is happening before their own eyes. They insist they are doing good. They believe they are on the right side. They see greater top-down control as necessary and correct. They adduce “reasonable” explanations for inflicted harm and death.

World War 2 is still underway. The battleground has been changed, and the means are far cleverer.

Sun Tzu wrote: “Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting…The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities…It is best to win without fighting.”

This is what has been happening: invisible warfare.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

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The GMO Scrapbook: It’s Official: I.G. Farbensanto Back In…

 THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: IT’S OFFICIAL: I.G. FARBENSANTO BACK IN ...
Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
September 19, 2016

This is a story to put a scowl on your face, for the “deal” I blogged about a few weeks ago about the “merger” of Mon(ster)santo and the big German chemical firm of Bayer, which along with Hoechst and BASF was a component company to the old IG Farben cartel. Well, to be truthful, it wasn’t so old, for as I pointed out in The Nazi INternational the cartel was only finally completely liquidated in 2003. As we know, the component companies live on, and one of them, Bayer, is up to its old tricks, targeting the notorious American GMO Mons(ster)santo for a merger. Well, that deal is now inked, and we’re watching the birth of a new creature: Monster-IG Farbensanto. So many people noticed this story that it would be impossible to thank them all, but here’s the stories:

Bayer Buys Monsanto

http://spitfirelist.com/news/bayer-buys-monsanto/embed/?wmode=transparent#?secret=6CFT8RqAXl

Now, as the previous article notes, the legal firm assisting with this largest cash buyout in history – yes, Bayer had that much money on hand – was Sullivan and Cromwell.

There’s also this little tidbit(shared by Ms. C.M.):

YES Monsanto did buy the blackwater mercenary group

Ok, so now Bayer, a founding corporate member of the old IG Farben cartel, has bought Mon(ster)santo, which in turn had bought the Blackwater mercenary group, and which helped the USA drop tons of Agent Orange on Vietnam – and oh, by the way, for those of you who haven’t read Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, and Secret Sorcery, the Carl Duisberg Society helped sponsor Mohammad Atta to Germany. Who’s Carl Duisberg? He was the former head of Bayer during and after World War One who helped found the IG Farben cartel. And… one more thing, let’s not forget under all these new “free trade” agreements, it will be virtually impossible for anyone to sue a company for just about anything, and virtually impossible for anyone to write anything without violating their twisted understanding of copyright.

Bayer, Mon(ster)santo, Blackwater mercenaries.

What could possibly go wrong?

There’s a pattern here that disturbs (well, actually, several patterns), not the least of which is Bayer’s position not only as a major pharmaceutical firm, but also as a major agribusiness company, now acquiring yet another notorious company, with notorious methods for dealing with farmers, and which owns a notorious mercenary “security” firm. This is a corporate move to consolidate control of medicine, pharmaceuticals, and agribusiness in one big happy Reich… er, one big happy cartel. Then we have the 1942 IG Farben-sponsored plan for a postwar European federation which…

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Staged Zika Pandemic Was Engineered By Globalist Governments To Justify The Aerial Bombardment Of Awakening Populations With Toxic Chemicals

Zika pandemic
Source: NaturalNews.com
Mike Adams
August 3, 2016

In case you didn’t already know, everything is rigged these days, meaning it’s contrived, fabricated or distorted to fit an official narrative that feeds a nefarious agenda. The Zika virus hysteria is no different: it was all engineered from the start for a specific purpose, and this article explains exactly what’s really behind the Zika pandemic and why it’s being pushed so aggressively by globalist governments nearing collapse.

First, a little background that you won’t get from any mainstream news source. The Zika virus has been around for more than 70 years, and it was originally harvested, isolated and turned into a research product by none other than the Rockefeller Foundation, the same globalist cabal of medical criminals who sought to destroy alternative medicine and grant western chemical medicine a monopoly over society.

Click here to see for yourself. (H/t to Collective Evolution for the link.)

Zika is completely harmless to nearly everyone, and your body self-immunizes against Zika without any vaccine needed

Secondly, the Zika fear factor has been wildly overblown by the media for a specific political purpose that I’ll reveal later. In reality, Zika virus is almost completely harmless to nearly everyone.

This is admitted by none other than the CDC which says on its Zika overview page that:

• “Many people infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms.” (In other words, the symptoms are so mild, most people won’t even experience any ill effects at all.)

• “People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika.” (There’s no hospitalization required because the infection is so mild.)

• “Once a person has been infected with Zika, they are likely to be protected from future infections.” (Your body will self-immunize against Zika upon the first exposure, meaning that vaccines are not necessary.)

The Big Lie about Zika and microcephaly

And finally, the Big Lie about Zika is that it is responsible for every case of microcephaly (shrunken skulls and brains) being witnessed today. This Big Lie is repeated by the CDC which claims, without any scientific proof whatsoever, that “Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a birth defect of the brain called microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects.”

This conclusion was reached by the CDC using epidemiological statistics, not rigorous scientific studies of cause and effect. In other words, the CDC observed that women in regions of South America that hosted Zika-carrying mosquitoes were suffering from microcephaly in their newborn children. From this, they concluded a cause-and-effect relationship between Zika virus and the developmental deformities. What they failed to recognize, however, is the presence of the dominant cause: All these same areas were also being sprayed with highly toxic larvicide chemicals that work by interfering with the nervous systems of insects.

Those same chemicals, when ingested by pregnant women, also cause neurodevelopmental deformities in human children. This doesn’t mean that Zika can’t also cause microcephaly in rare cases, but Zika is likely to be only a minor factor that’s far outpaced by the causative factor of larvicide exposure.

Brain-damaging chemical was dumped into the water supply of Brazil… brain deformities quickly followed

The larvicide chemical in question is called “pyroproxyfen,” and it was dumped into the water supply by the Brazilian government, which is a government in a state of accelerating collapse. As any informed person will note from human history, when governments are on the verge of collapse, they deliberately create large scale crises that convince the people they need government to rescue them.

Brazil, much like the United States and much of Western Europe, is on the verge of a massive popular revolt against the failures of globalism and Big Government. To keep the sheeple in line, all these globalist governments must resort to creating large-scale problems that demand government “solutions.” Here’s how Brazil poisoned its own population to set all this in motion:

From Natural News, Feb. 11, 2016:

From the doctors at Red Universitaria de Ambiente y Salud (the Red University of Environment and Health):

A dramatic increase of congenital malformations, especially microcephaly in newborns, was detected and quickly linked to the Zika virus by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. However, they fail to recognise that in the area where most sick persons live, a chemical larvicide producing malformations in mosquitoes has been applied for 18 months, and that this poison (pyroproxyfen) is applied by the State on drinking water used by the affected population.

Toxic larvicide linked to Monsanto

The larvicide sprayed in Brazil, for example, is called “pyriproxyfen,” and it’s manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, a corporation known to be a “strategic partner” of Monsanto. The Argentinian doctors’ report lists Sumitomo as a “subsidiary” of Monsanto. As GM Watch reports, “Pyriproxyfen is a growth inhibitor of mosquito larvae, which alters the development process from larva to pupa to adult, thus generating malformations in developing mosquitoes and killing or disabling them.”

Pyroproxyfen is also extremely toxic to all forms of life that have a nervous system. Via PubChem:

GHS Hazard Statements

H400: Very toxic to aquatic life [Warning Hazardous to the aquatic environment, acute hazard – Category 1]

H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects [Warning Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term hazard – Category 1]

Precautionary Statements

P273: Avoid release to the environment.

See that? Even though the warnings say “avoid release to the environment” and “very toxic to aquatic life,” the government of Brazil decided it would be a genius idea to dump it into the water supply. This is the level of incompetence and criminality now demonstrated by all governments of the world, where populations are routinely subjected to mass chemical poisoning as part of a deliberate scheme involving a combination of depopulation and population control agendas.

PubChem goes on to explain more about the risks of pyriproxyfen:

Effects of Long Term Exposure
The substance may have effects on the blood and liver. This may result in anaemia, impaired functions and tissue lesions.

The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use.

Guess who owns the patent on this insecticide, awarded in 2014?

The more you understand about the way the globalist system of corporate-government fascism really works, the easier it is to grasp the real agenda behind Zika hysteria. Because if you look at who owns the patents on pyriproxyfen formulas, you sooner or later stumble across this patent awarded in 2014 to none other than BAYER CROPSCIENCE in Germany.

Bayer, you probably already know, is one of the three chemical companies resulting from the war crimes breaking up of IG Farben, the Nazi-supporting chemical conglomerate that also manufactured Zyklon B to carry out genocide. Don’t forget that Bayer’s executive Fritz ter Meer served prison time for crimes against humanity, as described in this Truthwiki entry: “From 1950 to 1980, Bayer, BASF, and Hoechst filled their highest position, Chairman of the Board, with convicted mass murderers. Fritz ter Meer, convicted of mass murder, served just 5 prison years, then “conveniently” became the chairman of Bayer’s supervisory board.”

In other words, the very same chemical company that took part in the chemical genocide of Jews was just awarded a patent on a chemical cocktail that uses pyriproxyfen, the same chemical that was dumped into the water supply immediately before women suddenly started giving birth to deformed infants.

Are you starting to see the real picture yet? What you are witnessing with Zika propaganda is nothing less than the latest chapter of globalists’ chemical warfare against humanity. In 1939, it was done with large gas chambers and railroad cars full of imprisoned Jews. In 2016, it’s pulled off with mass media, staged pandemic hysteria and a complicit CDC run by quack science criminals.

75% of the population in some countries have been infected with Zika, with NO BIRTH DEFECTS resulting

What’s also revealing about all this is that Zika virus has been around for seven decades, and it has infected up to 75% of the populations in some countries during those decades. And guess what? No increase in microcephaly has ever been documented from Zika infections alone.

In other words, the only thing that recently changed in all this was the dumping of insecticide chemicals into the environment. These “extremely toxic” chemicals suddenly set off a wave of neurodevelopmental deformities.

The globalist agenda is now set in motion. Birth deformities can now be blamed on a mosquito and used to justify the release of more chemicals into the environment.

This is where the real agenda becomes obvious: The whole point of Zika hysteria is the old problem-reaction-solution dialectic, where the government creates the problem, then presents its desired “solution” as a reaction to that problem. In this case, the government “solutions” are to unleash chemical Hell upon large cities across southeastern USA by demanding aerial spraying of neurologically damaging chemicals in order to “combat Zika.”

The real agenda is the mass chemical poisoning of the people

This has already been proven in the U.S. Congress, where Zika hysteria was invoked by House Republicans to try to roll back pesticide and herbicide restrictions nationwide. By invoking Zika virus fear, they tried to push a new bill through Congress entitled the “Zika Control Act.”

As reported by Natural News:

While the rest of the world awakens to the damaging effects of pesticide pollution, officials in the U.S. are working to allow more pesticides into our water supplies. The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to loosen already weak pesticide regulations in a purported effort to combat the spread of the Zika virus. The latest version of the bill is called the Zika Control Act.

Other ignorant lawmakers literally want to bring back DDT by claiming we need the chemical to stop Zika. Watch for more aggressive calls for legalizing extremely toxic chemicals to be loaded into airplanes and bombarded onto the populations of large U.S. cities. It’s all okay, we’re told, because we have to stop mosquitoes…

With Zika mosquitoes, the globalists finally have their leverage to unleash mass chemical spraying of large population areas

The justification for all this sounds exactly like this line from Breitbart News:

The U.S. is on the verge of a Zika pandemic that may soon require extreme measures, including aerial pesticide spraying.

You’re going to hear this line over and over again, across the rigged mainstream media. They’re going to mercilessly hammer Zika fear into your head, repeating outright lies and disinfo by the hour, until the ignorant population of sheeple demand to be doused in chemicals.

But the real “genius” of all this is that the spraying will unleash yet more birth defects, which the mainstream media will use to ratchet up the apparent “pandemic crisis” and demand even more spraying.

The globalist “solution” to Zika, in other words, will cause a whole new wave of birth defects and brain deformities. And all the heartbreaking imagery of those children will be splattered across the news 24/7 while genocidal lawmakers in Washington vote to end restrictions on the mass spraying of both urban and rural areas with the very same chemicals that cause mass deformities in children.

What we are witnessing here is thalidomide on steroids, and almost everything you’re being told about it is a complete medical hoax.

The “official sources” must keep up the official narrative, though, because really big lies require repeated propaganda assaults on the human psyche. Remember: The same lying, discredited media that tells you vaccines harm no one, GMOs are awesome and Hillary Clinton cares about children is now telling you that Zika mosquitoes alone are causing microcephaly.

Prepare to be doused in chemicals by the genocidal Zika warmongers in Washington. And when the wave of birth defects becomes ever more prominent in the cities that have been sprayed, watch for the media to claim they aren’t spraying enough. No matter how much the government sprays, for some reason more birth defects keep appearing… hmmm…

The exact same strategy has been used on measles and mumps vaccines for decades

By the way, if all this sounds a little too familiar, it’s because the measles and mumps vaccines have been spreading measles and mumps for decades. When outbreaks occur, the media incessantly blames the lack of vaccines for the outbreak (even though almost everyone involved in the outbreak has already been vaccinated). The sheeple masses then rush out to get vaccinated, ensuring the next round of the vaccination-outbreak cycle upon which the entire vaccine industry depends.

It is the predictable strategy of pandemic marketing:

1) Create widespread hysteria with false claims of pandemic origins.

2) Use the hysteria to push vaccines or chemicals.

3) Wait for the vaccines or chemicals to cause yet more outbreaks.

4) (Brain)wash, rinse and repeat.

And yes, everybody is in on this: the CDC, the drug companies, the chemical conglomerates, the lawmakers and even government-funded “scientists.” They’re all in on it because they all get more grants, more sales, more money and more prestige when they can been seen as “fighting for humanity” in the “courageous effort” to “end a pandemic” that they actually started.

Here’s EXACTLY how this is going to unfold… just watch in amazement

Now you know the real story of Zika, and you can now write the script of exactly what’s going to unfold next. Here, I’ll lay it out for you:

1) Massive aerial spraying will be unleashed on American cities like Miami.

2) A huge new wave of birth defects will result from the chemicals. These will be paraded on the evening news with heartbreaking imagery and video of deformed babies.

3) The media will claim the government “isn’t doing enough!”

4) The government will respond by pumping a few billion dollars into Zika vaccines while ramping up aerial spraying of more cities.

5) Once the Zika vaccine is ready, it will be mandated across selected cities and regions, and anyone who refuses the vaccine will be shamed and ridiculed.

6) The eventual Zika vaccine will be weakened to include a few live Zika viruses, thus ensuring the continued spread of Zika.

7) Everything will get ratcheted up: Expanded aerial spraying of more cities, expanded vaccine mandates, and a rapid increase in birth defects.

The whole point is to create a crisis in which the sheeple are led to believe they need government to protect them. What they rarely come to realize is that government created the entire problem to begin with.

This is the cold, hard truth of how our rigged world really operates today. And anyone who demonstrates any ability to think critically about Zika or any pandemic will be labeled a “danger to society” because you refuse to be injected with their experimental vaccines or subjected to their chemical dousing.

Any expression of scientific rationality, reason or skeptical thought will be punished or even criminalized as the Zika hysteria balloons. We live, after all, in a scientific dictatorship where real science is censored to make room for all the politically motivated fake science that pushes these anti-human agendas.

Above all, remember: From the point of view of every totalitarian regime, science is a weapon of control to be deployed against the people. Science is never allowed to be free or factual. All science is controlled, contrived and distorted to serve the interests of the state.

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Merge-Santo – New Threat To Food Sovereignty

[Editor’s Note]

This is a rather disturbing trend that if successful will pose great risk to the global food supply, people’s health, and ultimately food freedoms most are already highly lacking.
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“If the marriages of DuPont-Dow and Syngenta–Chem China go through and Monsanto merges with Bayer’s Agricultural division, the three will control more than 65% of global pesticide sales and almost 61% of commercial seed sales. If Monsanto and BASF strike a deal instead, the Titanic Three will still have almost 61% of pesticides and more than 57% of seeds”  [Bold Emphasis Added]

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Merge-Santo: New Threat to Food Sovereignty
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GMI Reporter
March 25, 2016

Briefing Note
23 March 2016

ETC Group

Now, world agriculture has three mega-mergers in play: Merge-Santo – New Threat to Food Sovereignty.  If we act, we can stop the Big Six from becoming the Titanic Three.

As ETC first warned in May[i] last year and again in February[ii] this year, the pressure of two mergers among the Big Six Gene Giants would make a third merger inevitable. In the last few days the business media have reported that Monsanto is in separate talks with Bayer and BASF – the two German giants among agricultural input companies. While anti-competition regulators are fussing about the hook up of DuPont with Dow and of Syngenta with Chem China, Monsanto urgently needs to make a match. They hope that if regulators let the other two deals go through, they won’t be able to deny Monsanto a chance to even the score.

If the companies get their way, the first links in the industrial food chain (seeds, pesticides) will be in the hands of just three companies. If the marriages of DuPont-Dow and Syngenta–Chem China go through and Monsanto merges with Bayer’s Agricultural division, the three will control more than 65% of global pesticide sales and almost 61% of commercial seed sales. If Monsanto and BASF strike a deal instead, the Titanic Three will still have almost 61% of pesticides and more than 57% of seeds (see chart below).

Either way, a fourth move will be inevitable. Whichever company is left at the altar (Bayer or BASF) will have to buy or sell since it won’t have the clout to take on the Three. Either could prove irresistible for Deere & Co. or one of the other huge farm machinery companies that are in the best position to ultimately dominate all on-farm related agricultural inputs from seeds and pesticides to fertilizers, machinery, data and insurance.

So What?

Some industry watchers wonder if this latest spate of mergers will really make a difference to an industry which is already tightly-concentrated and where the six Gene Giants that have dominated seed and pesticide markets for the last decade already have so many joint ventures and cross-licensing arrangements that they have a de facto monopoly.

From another perspective, peasant organizations and agroecologists neither buy corporate seeds nor want their pesticides. According to recent estimates[iii], at least 90% of the seeds that peasant farmers plant every year come from their own bins or are bartered with neighbours in local markets. Since these are the peasants that actually feed 70% of the world’s people, the machinations of multinationals could be considered of no matter.

Causes for Concern:

Commercial seeds may only make up 10% of peasants’ seed supply but the corporations have virtually all of the “face time” with policymakers. Trade, farm subsidies, labour laws, patents, land use, phytosanitary regulations, infrastructure spending and marketing policies are skewed to the interests of the biggest agribusinesses and the 100 million farms they claim as clients. The 570 million peasant families[iv] that really feed the world bear the burden of these skewed policies – not just as a direct attack – but as collateral damage. The more concentrated the lobbying power of industrial agriculture, the more destruction to the Peasant Food Web and agroecological food systems.

The threat is not only concentration but also integration. When pesticide companies began buying seed companies in the 1970s, the companies first denied it was happening and, later, argued that the synergies were beneficial. Four decades later, allowing seeds and chemicals to combine has done an enormous damage to plant breeding. The agrochemical giants concentrate overwhelmingly on a handful of commodity crops (corn, soybean, cotton, etc.) engineered primarily to tolerate proprietary chemicals. The result has been a decline in the quality of plant breeding for conventional varieties and an increase in the use of crop chemicals. The impacts are especially devastating for farmers who want to get off the pesticide treadmill – they can’t get good seed and can’t escape their neighbour’s drifting pesticides.

Policymakers – who refused to acknowledge the negative impacts of the seed/chemical complex –  will now confront the next level of integration. The world’s seed and pesticide businesses are small potatoes compared to the fertilizer and farm machinery industries. The farm machinery behemoth, Deere & Co., all by itself, has sales equivalent to about two thirds the sales of the entire seed industry.  For the big three tractor companies that share 49% of the world market, taking over the big three seed/pesticide companies (with even greater concentration) seems a nice fit.
If national anti-competition regulators allow the three seed and pesticide mega-mergers to go ahead, the slippery slope into machinery or fertilizer combinations will be hard to arrest.

Winning Grounds: 

The mergers already on the table will not be decided in Washington or Brussels and victory won’t go to the highest-paid lawyers. It’s all about national politics and shareholder profits.

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Hawaii Citizens Beat Monsanto, Bypass ‘Right to Spray’ Pesticides Bill

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Christina Sarich
March 13, 2016

Residents of the Hawaiian Islands just breathed a sigh of relief – literally, as the deadline passed for Hawaii’s House Judiciary Committee to hear House Bill 849, relating to Right to Farm, that would force residents to succumb to pesticide spraying without any say. All the while, companies like Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and BASF use Hawaii land as a testing ground for GM crops.

Bill 849 amends Hawaii’s Right to Farm Act to ensure that counties cannot enact laws, ordinances, or resolutions to limit the rights of farmers and ranchers to engage in agricultural practices – including spraying with carcinogenic pesticides.

Hundreds of citizens called and wrote letters to state legislators urging them to stop giving Monsanto, one of the largest lobbyists in the Islands, permission to continue spraying pesticides, especially near their schools, homes, and hospitals.

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