By Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Scotts Miracle Gro has applied for and received complete deregulation for genetically engineered Kentucky Bluegrass from the USDA. Scotts “is Monsanto’s exclusive agent for the international marketing and distribution of consumer Roundup®.” The main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate. This strain of Kentucky Bluegrass will be “herbicide resistant” to Monsanto’s Roundup, and there will be absolutely no oversight of this genetically engineered plant, which can be used as turf or livestock feed. The reason that this was allowed to happen is because actual regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was designed just for such an opportunity. The program was meant to fail from the very beginning. This is no less than an act of war against the world’s population. 

How Scotts GE Kentucky Bluegrass achieved complete deregulation

Scotts’ genetically engineered (GE) Kentucky Bluegrass will not be regulated as either a plant pest or noxious weed, and these are the ONLY two ways that GMOs can be regulated by the USDA. The genetic engineering process itself is not considered a factor in determining if a plant should fall under regulation by the USDA. If a “plant pest” designated by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is used in the genetic engineering process, then the plant falls under APHIS’ regulatory authority. Also, if a plant is considered a noxious weed by APHIS, then its GMO counterpart can be considered a noxious weed. Conversely, if neither condition exists, then the plant falls through the loophole, and is deregulated completely. No oversight whatsoever. APHIS has no grounds on which to enforce regulations.

Plant pest strategy:

The situation with the Kentucky bluegrass arises because genetically engineered crops are regulated under rules pertaining to plant pests.

The rules are really meant for pathogens and parasites, not corn stalks. Still, they could be stretched to cover the crops because most of them contain a snippet of DNA from a plant virus that functions as a genetic on-switch. And the foreign gene is often inserted using a bacterium that can cause a disease in plants.

But in creating its bluegrass, Scotts deliberately avoided using any material from plant pests. The herbicide resistance gene and the genetic on-switch came from other plants and were fired into the grass’s DNA with a gene gun, rather than being carried in by a bacterium.

Doug Gurian-Sherman, a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said many of the genetically engineered crops now under development did not use viral material so they could conceivably escape regulation. (LINK)

Noxious Weed strategy:

In a 2002 petition from the ICTA and CFS, the organizations asked if APHIS would regulate GE Kentucky bluegrass under its Federal “noxious weed” authority in the Plant Protection Act. In response to the petition, APHIS conducted a risk assessment to determine the level of weed risk posed by Kentucky bluegrass, and subsequently evaluated whether the impacts posed by the plant would warrant it being regulated as a Federal noxious weed. As a result of its assessment, APHIS determined it would not regulate Kentucky bluegrass, GE or traditional, as a Federal noxious weed.(LINK)

It would seem that the ICTA and CFS knew of the problem long before deregulation became a reality. So, why didn’t we hear about it until it was a done deal?

The GMO regulatory fiction

The fiction of GMO oversight created by the USDA to deceive the public was designed to disintegrate over time so that GMOs could be completely deregulated. It is all one big lie – a facade to enable a complete planetary takeover by mega-corporate interests. If the intent was to actually regulate them, then why not create regulations with teeth? Regulations that would address the unique properties of genetically engineered food/feed instead of using already existing “plant pest” and “noxious weed” regulations? All that needs to be done under the current system is to change the manufacturing process slightly, and GMOs drop right off the USDA radar.

Introduced Substantial Equivalence

The USDA does not recognize the difference between GMOs and traditional plants, based on the “substantial equivalence” doctrine. Therefore, by removing the offending “plant pest” from the manufacturing process, the regulations no longer apply. And if a traditional version of the plant is not considered a noxious weed, then the GMO version will not be considered a noxious weed. See how easy that was?

It is interesting to note that even though Kentucky Bluegrass rates high on establishment/spread potential, the USDA decided that the benefits outweigh the risks, and since traditional Kentucky Bluegrass is not considered a noxious weed, the GE version cannot be either, because the only difference is herbicide tolerance. The genetic engineering process is not a consideration.

Case precedent has been set by Scotts. All that is left now is for Monsanto and its cohorts in crime to invest in this new manufacturing technique to bypass any sort of regulation at all for future GMOs. Since Monsanto was already recently given the green light to do its own Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), it was only a matter of time until complete deregulation was achieved, and Scotts achieved that. So, with no testing required by the USDA, biotech companies such as Monsanto will actually save a bit of time and money in the long run by not even needing to fill out an EIS, or submit any paperwork for approval, because no approval is necessary.

What’s the big deal?

If there are no plant pests used in the creation of a GMO, then it should be okay, right? Wrong. The very act of genetic engineering is dangerous and highly unpredictable. According to Arpad Pusztai, world renown scientist and GMO whistleblower,

… the existing data support our suggestion that the consumption by rats of transgenic potatoes expressing GNA has significant effects on organ development, body metabolism and immune function that is fully in line with the significant compositional differences between transgenic and corresponding parent lines of potatoes. The results also suggest that a major part of these differences was not caused by the expression of the GNA gene in the transgenic potato lines but that these could have been due to the presence of one or more of the other gene(s) in the vector used in the gene transfer or to the possibility of disturbances in the functioning of potatoes’ own genes caused by the random incorporation of the vector in the potato genome (positioning effect). (LINK)

In other words, whatever you insert in the cell is positioned randomly. This affects the way the cell operates, and no one in the industry has studied this. The cell is essentially wounded, and never heals up the same way twice. Yet, the only testing done is to look at the grown plants to see if they are similar in appearance. Cells are not Legos. You cannot simply remove one block and insert another and have the exact same structure as you had when you started. Something, somewhere is going to be different, and we have no idea how that difference will manifest itself. It is a game of Russian roulette, with people as the unwitting participants.

What this means to you

All new genetically modified crops can now be completely deregulated if one processing ingredient is changed (APHIS definitions for plant pests), because they will no longer qualify for regulation under the USDA. This means that there will be absolutely no accountability regarding GMOs at all. The labeling movement that has been growing stronger and stronger, will be a moot point because retailers and manufacturers won’t even know if what they are selling contains GMOs. No regulations, no oversight. Simply thrown into the market without distinction from traditional items, the only way we will be able to tell if something is genetically engineered is if…. well, we won’t. Period. As an official at the USDA told me: “I don’t know why GE Kentucky Bluegrass would be regulated, almost all plants are genetically engineered.” That is the USDA’s attitude.

Enter the Terminator

It seems that the plan all along was to deregulate GMOs completely, but the charade had to be maintained until a prestigious time to avoid public backlash too soon, such as what happened with the Terminator seed moritorium. Public outcry caused this technology to be put on hold, but testing continues to this day. Watch and wait for the Terminator to be released without any regulation or oversight, due to this new deregulation salvo launched on the American public. The stage is set. First take over all plant life with genetically modified plants, then introduce the Terminator to wrap it all up in a pretty package.

But the Terminator has sterile seeds and cannot reproduce you say? Wouldn’t this be a solution to GM contamination? Well, one of the problems with Terminator technology is that it cannot be proven to be 100% reliable, and it is possible that not all seeds will be sterile, and the Terminator gene could be spread to viable plants, thus infecting the entire food chain with plants unable to produce offspring. Not to mention horizontal gene transfer. The norm would become plant sterility, with viable seeds becoming rare. The only way to get viable seeds would be to buy them. No more saving seeds, because the seed you save would be sterile.

If all plant life is owned by mega-corporations due to total contamination by invasive GMOs, and no regulations are in effect that apply to them, then Terminator technology can be instituted at will with no roadblocks. After all, if you own all of the plants, then you can do with them as you like. This may well be part of a well planned strategy for the complete takeover of every living plant on earth by corporate interests. Man the torpedoes, full speed ahead. Maybe we can now get a glimpse of just why the Svalbard Global Seed Vault might have been built, and why it contains only viable, foundation seeds – no GMOs.

Conclusion

The regulations for GMOs contain no teeth and are just there for show – to fool the public into thinking there is real oversight when in actuality, there isn’t. The USDA is a rogue agency of the Federal government that has proven time and time again that its only purpose is to provide a distraction for the American public so that corporate interests are able to completely take over our food supply with little to no interference from the people they are injuring.

This Kentucky Bluegrass case precedent has the potential to be the single biggest food event on the planet. The complete deregulation of all GMOs means that anything goes. As long as there are no plant pests involved in the genetic engineering process that are listed on the APHIS site, then it is possible that just about anything else can be inserted into the plants, including pharmaceuticals, vaccines, psychotropic substances, etc., without our knowledge or consent. Pandora’s box has just been opened, and closing it is quickly becoming ‘not an option.’

© 2011 Barbara H. Peterson

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15 Responses to “GMO Deregulation: An Act of War”

  1. Andy says:


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    ☈Food and Depopulation: Monsanto’s Monopoly (Part 1,2,3+4 of 4)☇

    http://truth11.com/2010/06/13/.....rt-2-of-4/

  2. fedupamerican says:

    ANOTHER KNOW IT ALL NAMED QUETWHATEVER; LEAVE YOUR ILLNESS FOR A TIME AND WAKE UP! THIS IS WAR! THERE IS NO PRAYERS FOR THE SATANIC DOGS, THEY ARE UNREDEEMABLE! YOUR PRAYERS FOR THE LOST SOULS MAY BE ANSWERED BUT FOR THE MASONIC/SATANICS ARE WASTED AND ILL ADVISED!IT MAY VERY WELL BE BLASPHEMY!LOOK FURTHER THAN CNN OR FOX FOR YOUR DISINFO,STUDY THE TRUTH AND IT IS FOUND ONLY IN EVERY WORD FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD,JESUS DID NOT COME TO BRING PEACE HE CAME TO DEFEAT THE DEVIL AND HIS MINIONS AND HIS FOLLOWERS..STAND UP AND WAKE,STAND UP AND PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD LEST YOU BE CAUGHT BY SURPRISE!LUCIFER HAS ALL BRANCHES OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN HIS CLAWS AND MOST OF THE WORLDS LEADERS.WHERE IN HELL HAVE YOU BEEN? ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL OF YOUR SOUL,THERE ARE VERY FEW PEOPLE LEFT THAT HAVE NOT CHOSEN THEIR PATH OR THEIR GOD.AND TO ANY AND ALL OF YOU JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY OFF THIS DEMON INFECTED ROCK!! GOD BLESS AND WAKE UP.

  3. Andy says:

    Excellent work Barbara, You are a “shinning warrior of truth!”

    Be aware that there are criminal entities infiltrating & who are out to “divide & conquer!”

    One such group is operating on Facebook, they call themselves
    “Anti GM Food Activists Should be Charged with Crimes Against Humanity.”!!
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anti-GM-Food-Activists-Should-be-Charged-with-Crimes-Against-Humanity/234769646541226?sk=info

    These criminals know no bounds it seems, so do be aware of them & pls be vigilant of their tactics etc.

    On a brighter note, these crooks may be rich & powerful here on the earth plane, but they too are governed by the law of “cause & effect” and will be “powerless” to escape from “universal retribution”, it’s guaranteed! ☞ http://tinyurl.com/ate2x

  4. Vickie Jacobs says:

    How blind christians are!!!
    Don’t you know that by having a 501(c)3 corporate church has caused all this sin on the land?
    By lifting up the nation of Israel you have given away your own heritage as the apple of God’s eye. I bet there’s a star of David flag in everyone of your churches. You can’t even find out that this is the star of Solomon.
    Since 1968 Israel has become America in every way. We give them over 30 million dollars a DAY!!! Israel owns us!!!
    Christians don’t even know about the USS Liberity and the truth behind what happened to that ship. It was blown out of the water nearly for intercepting that our own military dressed up as Israel shoulders to win Israel’s war in 1968. Look up the truth for yourselves…….the men from that ship are still trying to get others to hear them………….God have mercy on us.
    Wake up people…we brought this sin on our land our selves…we deserve the government we have today.

  5. Michele says:

    Quote from: http://globalresearch.ca/index.....;aid=23503

    “On this God-forsaken island Bill Gates is investing tens of his millions along with the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto Corporation, Syngenta Foundation and the Government of Norway, among others, in what is called the ‘doomsday seed bank.’ Officially the project is named the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard island group.”

  6. Let’s stop with the devil in the Whitehouse stuff.The devil is not one person,it’s the ever influencing entity tracking all of us.Pray for those that are in power that they may repent,including the local police chief and librarian.We are all seeds of God and accomplish little if we poison others with our own self righteous and demonic blather.Save ALL that is pure within your power,whether it’s seed,a neighbor’s well or a kind remark for someone that is down.These are seeds that can yield bumper crops in time.Even the head of Monsanto can be brought around,forced to change if enough are cognizant and capable of admitting their own ignorance.Negativity only further entrenches malefic forces and allows their serpentine masters more fuel to sell their wares.Axioms are here,germinating and when harvested the bounty need only be offered,not forced upon humanity.

  7. Trina says:

    Call for discernment from the Holy Spirit!

  8. fedupamerican says:

    to late now,we must throw off barry and his minions,all of washington is corrupt and doing the work of the one old dragon,they are unredeemable,they must breathe their last breath or they will not stop until we are all destroyed,pray for their ending,pray for them to be stopped by the hands of GOD the father/creator of all that is visable and invisable,the devil is in the seat of power/whitehouse and he hates us all.expect terrible things ahead for us all.you who still think there is dems and repubs get your head out your ass and start waking up!ain’t but one way out

  9. Garden like crazy and save those heirloom seeds.

  10. pamm larry says:

    So…what do we do?

  11. syoniamiller says:

    this explains why God is going to burn up all the green grass during the wrath of God. I used to wonder about that but now i get it.

  12. Andrew says:

    For those who would understand.The Omen movie series.The antichrist is owner of a world food conglomerate.Rev:6.6-8

  13. n 2008, 180 countries declared that their citizens have a fundamental right to food. Only one country voted against this rudimentary right. Can you guess which country that was?

    How can the proclaimed land of the free and home of the brave justify such a mean spirited decision? And is it in the best interests of their citizens or in the best interests of someone else?

    Instead the United States made it’s intentions perfectly clear and voted against the right to food for it’s citizens. There is no right to food in the USA, nor is there any right to food legislation pending. Pretty simple isn’t it?

    I’m wondering if the USA’s refusal to participate in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights provoked the growing grassroots right to food movement and the real food revolution? Is the war on food just beginning to heat up?

    What Is Food?
    Food is grown. If it’s manufactured, then it is false food or a food like substance. According to Wiki Food is any substance or materials eaten or drunk to provide nutritional support for the body or for pleasure. It usually consists of plant or animal origin, that contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.

    Using this definition much of the false factory food like substances would fail to meet the nutritional support for the body definition, wouldn’t it?

    Healthy food is either pure, unprocessed, healthy, natural food, without additives, extenders, fillers, coloring, chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, steroids, antibiotics, cloning, pasteurization, irradiation or it’s a “food-like-substance” and not adequate for natural health.

    Lesson To Identify Food

    * it is grown and has quality that varies
    * it spoils quickly
    * will reproduce from seed, spore etc
    * can be eaten raw or cooked
    * does not have ingredient labels
    * flavorful, with rich colors, textures
    * ancient traditions include eating this food

    The Corporate Industrial Food/Pharma Noose is tightening. Our only voice is to vote with our dollars and UTTERLY REJECT all “foods” containing any GMO and non compliance.

    http://www.natural-health-home.....-wars.html

  14. Sensible says:

    @Annie…

    I agree. Have we not read in the Revelation how the men of the world do not repent, but rather blame God for the trouble they made for themselves? (and then it only gets worse).

  15. Annie says:

    They are all of satan, the whole damned lot of them. Their place in the lake of fire is reserved for them – people who head these filthy money grubbing and world controlling corps (that’s what they’ll be) when judgment day comes. Until then they can stil turn towards God by doing the right things.