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Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Well, it’s out in the open now, and sporting an “in your face” attitude. The NWO agenda to program our youth is no longer hiding behind closed doors and only talked about in whispers anymore. With disturbing candor, the 4-H website agriscience/biotechnology section states in no uncertain terms that its purpose is to program our youth:

“Purpose of the materials: to provide substantive science-based foundational knowledge of agriscience/biotechnology through the use of presentations, discussions and hands-on activities.

Facilitators will be able to gain a better understanding of agriscience/biotechnology, and will then be able to use the modules and facilitator guide to train other professionals and volunteers so that they will be equipped to facilitate youth programming.”

It’s not about giving our youth an advantage in life by fostering healthy ideas. It’s all about “youth programming.” Not teaching, not sharing, not learning. It’s not about encouraging kids to develop their full potential. Programming. Like a robot. Like a computer. Like your cellphone. This is the wave of the future for our upcoming generations. Programming.

And part of that programming consists of the acceptance and promotion of genetic engineering.

In a disturbing Power Point Presentation from the 4-H site, biotech mutations are touted as the culmination of breeding programs that have been going on for thousands of years, when in fact, genetic engineering is the exact opposite of natural. Genetic engineering creates, through gene cutting and splicing in a lab using bacteria and viruses, a whole new species of plant that would never occur in nature. A fish simply does not breed with a tomato, and genetic engineering is not the same as fermentation!

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Genetic engineering is placed in a history line of biotech manipulation and equated to fermentation, and bread and cheesemaking. It is promoted as “just another way” to breed plants.

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In fact, the entire 4-H section on agriscience reads like a script straight out of a Monsanto playbook.

View the entire Power Point Presentation

Every single one of the GMO myths from the following Earth Open Source list is presented as truth to 4-H youths:

GMO Myths and Truths

Genetically modified (GM) crops are promoted on the basis of a range of far-reaching claims from the GM crop industry and its supporters. They say that GM crops:

  • Are an extension of natural breeding and do not pose different risks from naturally bred crops
  • Are safe to eat and can be more nutritious than naturally bred crops
  • Are strictly regulated for safety
  • Increase crop yields
  • Reduce pesticide use
  • Benefit farmers and make their lives easier
  • Bring economic benefits
  • Benefit the environment
  • Can help solve problems caused by climate change
  • Reduce energy use
  • Will help feed the world.

However, a large and growing body of scientific and other authoritative evidence shows that these claims are not true. On the contrary, evidence presented in this report indicates that GM crops:

  • Are laboratory-made, using technology that is totally different from natural breeding methods, and pose different risks from non-GM crops
  • Can be toxic, allergenic or less nutritious than their natural counterparts
  • Are not adequately regulated to ensure safety
  • Do not increase yield potential
  • Do not reduce pesticide use but increase it
  • Create serious problems for farmers, including herbicide-tolerant “superweeds”, compromised soil quality, and increased disease susceptibility in crops
  • Have mixed economic effects
  • Harm soil quality, disrupt ecosystems, and reduce biodiversity
  • Do not offer effective solutions to climate change
  • Are as energy-hungry as any other chemically-farmed crops
  • Cannot solve the problem of world hunger but distract from its real causes – poverty, lack of access to food and, increasingly, lack of access to land to grow it on.

Based on the evidence presented in this report, there is no need to take risks with GM crops when effective, readily available, and sustainable solutions to the problems that GM technology is claimed to address already exist. Conventional plant breeding, in some cases helped by safe modern technologies like gene mapping and marker assisted selection, continues to outperform GM in producing high-yield, drought-tolerant, and pest- and disease-resistant crops that can meet our present and future food needs.

Download a PDF of the full GMO Myths and Truths report

If you do not want your children “programmed” by the likes of Monsanto et al, get them out of 4-H now. This organization is not safe as it promotes the lies and distortions of the biggest corporate criminals on the planet, and they will be taught to poison the land and its inhabitants for fun and profit all in the name of “benefiting the environment” and “feeding a hungry world.” This madness must end.

©2014 Barbara H. Peterson

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9 Responses to “4-H Promotes Biotech to “Facilitate Youth Programming””

  1. Hi Rose,

    While I understand what you are saying, It is clear that the end game of the 4-H pro-biotech, pro-GMO program is to do just that – program our youth to accept genetically engineered foods as normal and good for us. Definition of “program:”

    pro·gram noun \ˈprō-ˌgram, -grəm\: a plan of things that are done in order to achieve a specific result

    So we use “programs” to achieve a specific result. The result being, in this case, to promote GMOs for the benefit of the corporations. To program our children’s thoughts and attitudes so that they will accept these things without question and believe that they are good.

  2. Rose Garritano says:

    Hello Barbara. While I also take issue with much of what you presented from the 4-H Biotech curriculum, as a 4-H volunteer leader/4-H Educator I’d like to point out that I feel you have misunderstood “programming”. Youth programming means programs for youth and not that a faciltitator’s role is to program youth! That said, good curriculum should not include misinformation or partial truths.

  3. Widetracker says:

    . . And what about the genetically manipulated foods we are unwittingly being fed nowadays? We are told that everything that contains genetically modified plant matter is clearly labeled, but studies in Britain reveal that cross-pollination has occurred between G.M. test crops and other natural species and now it is impossible to contain the genetically modified plant strains. This makes it almost impossible to tell what foods contain genetically modified ingredients because nobody knows how far these alterations have and will spread through the food-chain. G.M. foods have been proven in scientific experiments to deplete the immune-systems of animals that they were fed to, and could potentially make all species on Earth including man-kind extremely sick.

  4. Abe says:

    Thanks for bringing this out and open about 4-H!! Believe it or not, I was a 4-H instuctor many moons ago. This makes me want to rejoin again, but I know longer have kids in it (last 14 years). Boy could I give them an education! I was training the kids in shooting sports!! (The girls did me proud!) I think I’ll try to contact our Pleasant Valley 4-H and give them some insite!!

    This sounds so Nazi like!! (But we already have your children) But that seems to be the norm for the last 20 + years or so!

    BTW how about that “Polar Vortex”? Somethings rotten in Denmark!

  5. Visionaerie says:

    It reminds me when the British group New Model Army had a song called “White Coats” (which dealt head-on with these issues). I think it was the Reagan or Bush administration which would not even let the band into America, because they considered their music of “no artistic merit”! Also, last night I watched an episode of the British “Goodies” comedy called “Farm Fresh Food” (from 1971) which depicted a high-tech lab-based food system. They were also ahead of their time. Clearly we need an alternative natural farm group for kids to learn the truth for a healthier future — or else they (and we) are headed..”4H”!!!!

  6. abinico warez says:

    This is some of the most specious and deceptive logic ever developed to promote an evil agenda. Selective breeding is nothing like genetic manipulation. For example, no matter how hard you tried with selective breeding, you would never end up with corn that has spider genes in it. Selective breeding only results in promoting certain traits that already exist; genetic breeding creates monstrosities that have never existed and never could.

  7. B. Talbert says:

    Wow! This is more than I can bear to see. Hitler also thought it was a great thing to program children with the Hitler Youth. If we don’t learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. I will never buy another thing that DuPont makes or touts. 4H is a sick organization now and has sold out. This is called “perception management” and has nothing whatsoever to do with the truth. Local county fairs will probably be promoting this now along with 4H. Are people so “perception managed” that they no longer can discern between lies and the truth? Will it be so easy to hoodwink the next generation?

  8. irene says:

    Has anybody seen health class in public school? Science and history are also funded by Giant text books written by biotech & bought scientist for corporate interests. There is a one way trip to Mars being hyped among 5th and 6th graders.

    This is nothing, go look up the history of banking.

  9. Welcome everybody to the Victor Frankenstein Biotechnological University have nice day and good death ops health 4-h students.