Is Corporate Farming Spawning Plagues?
rickackerman.com / BY RICK ACKERMAN / APRIL 28, 2014 4:33 AM GMT
[Plagues and drought have ravaged the U.S. food supply with unusual ferocity in recent years. The near-absence of rainfall throughout much of California has pushed produce prices to record highs and threatened to turn the state’s agricultural land into a dust bowl. Elsewhere, a global fungus called TR4 could virtually wipe out the type of banana that Americans eat, the Cavendish, which accounts for 45% of the fruit’s global crop. In Florida, something called citrus greening disease has reduced the orange harvest to the smallest in 30 years. And porcine epidemic diarrhea has spread to 27 states, killing as many as six million pigs since first surfacing a year ago. For the farmer, these are decidedly interesting times. But are they so interesting as to be properly described as accursed? For an answer to that question, we sought out a friend who has weighed in here before on the subject of Nostradamian prophesy. Turns out that, at least for now, he is more worried about the rise of corporate fascism than by the role of accursedness in making these times so wretchedly interesting. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of your editor. RA]
There are plagues in our future, and in the end we will use all the weapons at the military’s command — it was ever thus. There is one human-disease plague coming soon that will primarily victimize younger women, according to the 16th Century prophecies of the noted French seer, Nostradamus. The food supply is in real danger — not just from plagues, but from the consolidation of independent seed companies by a handful of agribusiness giants that are limiting food- genetic diversity in favour of copyrighted GMO foods. Their final goal is corruption of our former, naturally re-generating seed-based food system with the development of Terminator GMO seed strains for most of our major basic foods. Terminator GMO seeds are strains that are designed to produce sterile seeds that will not fructify if harvested and planted, forcing farmers to buy commercial producing GMO seeds from only these GMO agri-businesses for each successive crop planting.