Barbara H. Peterson
Amo 4:7 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when [there were] yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
When the rain ceases, when the clouds burst, when the sea crashes in, when drought threatens to destroy all that we have worked for and we are left wondering where our next meal will come from, who do we turn to? If the mega-corporations have their way, it will be them.
Weather control, geoengineering, and genetic modification are man’s attempt to take over the earth’s natural ecosystem and design it according to his own limited concept. But is it wise, prudent, or safe to leave the re-designing of the earth up to some men in little white lab coats who think they have uncovered the secrets of the universe and know how to manipulate them for profit?
Farmers and ranchers understand that successful crops depend on the weather. Weather is the one thing in all of our best laid plans that cannot be controlled… until now. The question of the millennia is – what happens when mega-corporations are given the opportunity to rule the world through commoditization of the weather, water, and all food supplies?
This is where we are heading, and it is not only dangerous, but suicidal.
Weather disasters and crop loss
Weather control can be used to corporatize all of our natural food supply and eliminate small family farmers who rely on each year’s crop to make it through to the next season. Control the weather and the seed source, and you essentially control all food production, period.
But could this be happening? Could someone be controlling our weather for profit? Let’s take a look at a bit of weather history as it applies to the agricultural sector:
Droughts in the United States result in an average economic loss between $6,000,000,000 and $8,000,000,000 annually, while severe hail producing storms result in up to $2,300,000,000 damage to crops and over $2,000,000,000 in property loss annually. Snowpack, rain enhancement, and hail suppression weather mitigation projects help reduce these losses, and additional research in these areas will make existing programs even more effective and permit them to better quantify their impacts.
According to the EPA,
Recent studies indicate that increased frequency of heat stress, droughts and floods negatively affect crop yields and livestock beyond the impacts of mean climate change, creating the possibility for surprises, with impacts that are larger, and occurring earlier, than predicted using changes in mean variables alone.
Data from the US National Assessment Report 2002 Projection indicates that
…by 2030, US maize production losses due to extreme precipitation events and excess soil moisture could nearly double from today’s levels. Based on our previous extrapolation to total US long-term agricultural damage, we thus project that increased precipitation events in the US could lead on average to losses of B$3 billion per year by the 2030s, due to increased excess soil moisture conditions. [does not include drought or other conditions]
2011 breaks the record for climate disasters in the USA:
Half of the 12 disasters were severe weather and tornado outbreaks in the spring and early summer.
The aggregate damage from these 12 events is approximately $52 billion. Once all the damages are totaled, 2011 will probably end up the third-costliest weather year of all time after 2005 (Hurricane Katrina) and 1988 (extreme drought, heat wave).
The USA had company as it suffered through devastating weather and climate disasters in 2011. The entire world endured its costliest year ever for losses from natural disasters at more than a third of a trillion dollars in damage, according to a report released Wednesday by global reinsurance firm Munich Re.
More statistics on global crop damage here: http://www.ritterfarms.com/cropdamage.html
What becomes apparent after looking at these statistics is that weather related crop disasters are on the rise.
Every dead plant is another dollar for Monsanto
The Midwest is known as the breadbasket. In fact, the U.S. produces approximately 40% of the world’s corn, most of which is grown in the Midwest. This area has a tendency to flood catastrophically (1993, 2008, 2011) when it’s not experiencing drought conditions. This corn belt is a good target for “stress tolerance” genes such as Monsanto’s drought tolerant corn recently deregulated by the USDA.
Enter the Monsanto solution, which is not a solution at all, but a snare. But your family is hungry, and you are about to lose your farm, so what do you do? What if a company such as Monsanto promises that it has the solution to your problem, and just happens to be the only seed supplier around? These are hard questions.
What we cannot do is succumb to the deception, whatever it takes. Promises of higher yield, better resistance, and good quality are simply marketing tools used by unscrupulous salesmen to promote the captivity that results from coming into agreement with an agenda that actively engages in the mass genetic altering of the planet for profit. Make no mistake about it. When you tear open that bag of Monsanto seed, you are driving another stake into the heart of humanity, and building your own prison.
At the rate that acreage devoted to biotech crops is increasing, it won’t be long until maximum saturation is achieved, and genetic contamination unavoidable.
As Monsanto, et al, gain more control over seed supplies, how easy it would be to simply withhold seeds or make them so expensive that only the ones that can afford it can buy them. No seeds, no crops. No crops, no food. No food…… another Holodomor.
The Holodomor, or Hunger plague, was a famine engineered by the Soviet Union as part of a series of actions, including mass executions, designed to destroy the Ukrainian nation.
Why allow so much power in the hands of a few? This historically leads to disaster.
The following is a chart depicting Monsanto’s net sales from 2008 – 2011 just in the seed and genomics segment of the business:
The next chart depicts Monsanto’s total net sales, including pesticides, seeds, etc., and worldwide acres devoted to GMO cultivation from 2004 – 2011:
As weather becomes more and more unpredictable, natural disasters causing crop damage increase. Accordingly, Monsanto sales and acres of farmland devoted to biotech crops are increasing to match the trend. This is disaster capitalism at its best.
Patenting the Climate Genes
The following linked article cites 532 climate change patents, and that is for the year 2008. When I searched the patent database a couple of months ago, there were over 3,900 stress tolerance patents for Monsanto alone. That is a rate of increase of 649%. http://www.etcgroup.org/en/node/687
Of particular interest is a Monsanto abiotic stress tolerance patent that specifically targets issues related to “climate change” mitigation procedures such as geoengineering. This patent covers…
…enhanced growth and/or germination in cold, drought, flood, heat, UV stress, ozone increases, acid rain, pollution, salt stress, heavy metals, mineralized soils, and other abiotic stresses,
…and addresses just about everything from apples to zucchini.
So, it appears to be full steam ahead with climate ready genes just waiting to spread out into the wide open spaces and propagate, and Monsanto, spearhead of the biotech industry, in conjunction with the US government and other biotech interests, isn’t wasting any time.
US government approves Monsanto seed experiment across America
The giant GMO corporation has been given the go-ahead to test a man-made corn variant which apparently can thrive in dry, unfavorable conditions. Much of the American south and southwest is experiencing abnormally arid conditions, and Monsanto says that the GMO seed could thrive under these drought conditions and “revitalize” a large portion of the nation’s agriculture.
Drought Tolerance in Soybeans
The long-term goal of the NCSB scientists is to solve this problem through the delivery of high-yielding drought-tolerant varieties to U.S. farmers. We utilize both traditional breeding and marker-assisted selection programs, and functional genomics tools to dissect the molecular genetic mechanisms and to improve stress tolerance in soybean.
Cold Tolerance in Trees
On May 12th, 2010, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (”APHIS”) approved for continued field tests the planting of genetically modified eucalyptus trees in seven states, stretching from Florida to Texas. [These trees are engineered for cold weather, cause drought, and are extremely invasive.]
Intent is normally proven by an overwhelming amount of circumstantial evidence since it is unlikely that someone on trial for murder would openly admit any cold-blooded intent to do the deed. What is needed to prove intent is a series of events and circumstances that show beyond reasonable doubt that the end result was an accumulation of deliberate choices intending to result in the desired outcome. For instance, there is a difference between the case of a man finding his wife in bed with another man and furiously leaping on him and killing him, and the man who decides to off the guy in the woods, and makes plans to do so then carries out those plans.
In the biotech takeover case, we can trace certain events in Monsanto’s history that will lead us to only one conclusion. And that is, that Monsanto’s agenda (intent) of owning the world’s food supply through seeds is a huge piece of the puzzle in a world control agenda that could leave us all destitute, devoid of essential food and water, and on the brink of extinction unless we do something now. If this company is not involved directly in geoengineering events that cause crop damage, it most certainly has no reservations about capitalizing on them, and taking every advantage to further the biotech takeover and corporate control of our natural ecosystems and food supply.
Planting something such as GMOs that are so destructive to nature and the people who eat them is not the ethical choice to combat weather related crop disasters. It is a short term solution to a long term problem that simply will not do anything but lead back to the very same problem we had in the beginning. Only this time we will be indebted to the biotech industry and completely dependent on it for survival. And that survival is a moot point because of the nature of the beast. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the pesticides sprayed on them such as Glyphosate are poisons, and if we buy into the lies saying that they are beneficial, they will be the last thing we eat.
©2012 Barbara H. Peterson