AGAIN I POINT OUT: Monsanto is the recipient of many benefits bestowed upon this corporate monster by trade agreements, in which all laws are geared to the making of profits, and all domestic laws, as well as domestic rights and freedoms, are superseded by these international agreements. So all Monsanto, Dupont and Syngenta, et al, need do is enforce the "rights" granted under patent laws (which are international) and trade agreements, and our farmers lose out, no matter what. Court decisions will not stand against trade law... so courts don't make those decisions which may be disputed, no matter what we see as "just".
The world is being taken over corporately by use of international laws favoring corporate will....and the people have been kept absolutely in the dark while this creeping crud moves along...
Now we see the extent of the web of deceit.... the one wrapped around our collective necks....
Subject: PATENTS on LIFE make it LEGAL for Corporations to destroy us biologically-, as well as economically
PATENTS on LIFE make it LEGAL for Corporations like Monsanto to destroy us biologically-, as well as economically
Cdsapi’s Added Comment: As a society, we have permitted ourselves to be boxed into a corner where the rug is being pulled out from under the essentials needed for the survival of “life” itself.
This is what happens when:
- “a philosophical, monopolistic economic paradigm” takes precedence over the “protection of Life’s essentials” – When WISDOM is thrown to the wind as “old-fashioned” so that the protection of Corporate WEALTH takes precedence over the protection of public HEALTH.
- when the public swallows the ridiculous propaganda that “exponential Corporate wealth” translates into an economy that serves the public good;
- when the public, like philosophically hypnotized lemmings, gullibly swallows the propaganda that “the common good” is the objective of, and is served by, the boardroom agendas and decisions geared to monopoly Corporate control, manipulation and exploitation of everything they can legally (and illegally) get their hands on;
- when the public permits its offices of governance and its judiciary to be filled with hijacking Trojan Horse from these Corporations, who then pass laws that legalistically guarantee that “Corporate Criminality” will be protected as “Corporate Rights”, to systematically gain proprietary ownership control over, and can dismantle, the essentials for life upon which the rest of humanity depends - all in order to legally protect Corporate milking, fleecing and pillaging operations that are nothing more than casino games of wealth-transfer into their coffers.
- when the public, through apathy and complacency, remains largely uninformed, misinformed and gullible, and fails to fight with unflinching determination to protect the essential foundations of its own biological SURVIVAL.;
– when the public permits the rulings of a hijacked judiciary to legalistically confine humanity to a Corporate-run prison.
Monsanto has been permitted to build and operate a Food Sovereignty Prison that it now OWNS, runs and guards – with government and judicial protection.
Monsanto is now in a control position where it has so far managed to decree that all consumers in NA be forced to eat TOXIC GMO foods because it forbids identifying labeling, and it also controls the disappearance of the conventional seeds that people need when they try to grow their own food.
Monsanto controls the FOOD INDUSTRY - we eat whatever they decree, and can face famine when they so decree - because governments have passed laws that permit and protect this criminality. FOOD has become a WEAPON of control.
The laws that permitted the PATENTING of LIFE in a hijacked government should never have been allowed to pass - and those laws must now be rescinded – there is no other choice if CIVILizaton is to survive the criminal manipulations of a tightly knit crime syndicate that is determined to RULE all aspects of life with monopoly PATENTED control.
The public failed to see the future oak tree when this acorn was allowed to be planted.
The essence of good law is that no segment of society can gain and exercise dictatorial control over other segments of society.
The essence of Justice is that the judiciary protects the “common good” and the right to self-reliance of individuals - and can’t be hijacked to protect the criminality of powerful Corporate monopolies, rendering the rest of humanity their victims.
WE have allowed ourselves to be backed in this corner by default
- “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance”:
- and the public was not vigilant; it was, and most still are, asleep at the switch.
We are going to have to fight our way out of this legalistic corner by determined involvement.
The people who are now fighting so valiantly are a mere handful of very dedicated individuals.
It will require every citizen to exercise his/her CIVIC DUTY to watch and control their governments and the laws that they pass – to keep their feet to the fire - the alws that they pass, often in complete secrecy, are the laws under which we are thereafter forced to live and with which they demand our blind obedience in an ever more “policed” environment.
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Monsanto’s Patents on Life
By Katherine Paul, Ronnie Cummins
Organic Consumers Association, Feb. 27, 2013
For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Politics and Democracy page and our Millions Against Monsanto page.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments in a seed patent infringement case that pits a small farmer from Indiana, 75-year old Vernon Hugh Bowman, against biotech goliath Monsanto. Reporters from the New York Times to the Sacramento Bee dissected the legal arguments. They speculated on the odds. They opined on the impact a Monsanto loss might have, not only on genetically modified crops, but on medical research and software.
What most of them didn’t report on is the absurdity – and the danger – of allowing companies to patent living organisms in the first place, and then use those patents to attempt to monopolize world seed and food production.
The case boils down to this. Monsanto sells its patented genetically engineered (GE) "Roundup Ready" soybean seeds to farmers under a contract that prohibits the farmers from saving the next-generation seeds and replanting them. Farmers like Mr. Bowman who buy Monsanto’s GE seeds are required to buy new seeds every year. For years, Mr. Bowman played by Monsanto’s rules. Then in 2007, he bought an unmarked mix of soybeans from a grain elevator and planted them. Some of the soybeans turned out to have been grown from Monsanto’s patented Roundup Ready soybean seeds. Monsanto sued Mr. Bowman, won, and the court ordered the farmer to pay the company $84,000. Mr. Bowman appealed, arguing that he unknowingly bought soybeans grown from Monsanto’s seeds, not the seeds themselves, and that therefore the law of "patent exhaustion" applies.
The press and public have fixated on the sticky legal details of the case, and the classic David vs. Goliath nature of the fight. But win or lose, Mr. Bowman’s predicament is part of a much bigger problem.
The real issue is this:
Why have we surrendered control over something so basic to human survival as seeds?
Why have we bought into the biotech industry’s program, which pushes a few monoculture commodity crops, when history and science have proven that seed biodiversity is essential for growing crops capable of surviving severe climate conditions, such as drought and floods?
As physicist and environmentalist Vandana Shiva explains, we have turned seed, which is the heart of a traditional diversity-rich farming system across the world, into a powerful commodity, used to monopolize the food system. According to a recent report by the Center for Food Safety and Save our Seeds, three companies – Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta – control 53 percent of the global commercial seed market. They have pressured farmers to replace diverse, nutritional seeds, seeds that are resilient because they’ve been bred by small-scale farmers to adapt to local climates and soil conditions, with monocultures of genetically engineered seeds. In the U.S. these crops are predominately corn and soybeans. According to the report, entitled "Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers," 93 percent of soybeans and 86 percent of corn crops in the U.S. come from patented, genetically engineered seeds.
Monsanto profits handsomely from selling its patented seeds. But the real profits are in selling farmers its proprietary pesticides, like Roundup. Farmers can spray huge amounts of Roundup on Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soybeans, killing everything except the soybean plants. It’s a win-win for Monsanto. And it’s sold as a win to farmers, who have been told that by following the Monsanto method, they’ll increase their yields and make more money. Monsanto even claims that its GE crops are the answer to world hunger.
But little of what Monsanto has promised, to farmers and the world, has proven true.
Since farmers first began buying into Monsanto’s scheme in 1995, the average cost to plant one acre of soybeans has risen 325 percent, according to the Center for Food Safety’s report. Corn seed prices are up by 259 percent. Those increases don’t include the cost of the lawsuits Monsanto has aggressively filed against farmers the company claims have violated patent agreements. By the end of 2012, Center for Food Safety calculates that Monsanto had received over $23.5 million from patent infringement lawsuits against farmers and farm businesses.
And the rest of us? What have we gained from this aggressive monopoly of seeds and crops? Nothing. In fact, the losses continue to mount.
Monsanto promised that its GE crops would help the environment by reducing the need for pesticides. But according to the USDA, farmers used up to 26 percent more chemicals per acre on herbicide-resistant crops than on non-GE crops. And as several dozen aggressive "superweeds" have become resistant to glyphosate, the primary herbicide used on GE crops, the biotech industry is ramping up its war on weeds with a new generation of GE crops that can surviving spraying with 2,4 D, paraquat, and other super-toxic herbicides.
As for GE crops being necessary to feed the world, that promise has also been debunked. In 2010, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned that the loss of biodiversity will have a major impact on the ability of humankind to feed itself in the future.
According to "A Global Citizens Report on the State of GMOs: Failed Promises, Failed Technologies:"
The fable that GMOs are feeding the world has already led to large-scale destruction of biodiversity and farmers’ livelihoods. It is threatening the very basis of our freedom to know what we eat and to choose what we eat. Our biodiversity and our seed freedom are in peril. Our food freedom, food democracy and food sovereignty are at stake.
It’s safe to say that the majority of the general public would love to see the small farmer from Indiana knock Monsanto down a peg. Last year, a Monsanto ally threatened to sue the state of Vermont if legislators passed a law requiring labels on all foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Lawmakers capitulated, despite the fact that voter support was running at more than 90 percent. Later in the year, Monsanto and large food corporations spent $46 million to defeat a citizens’ initiative in California that would have required mandatory labeling of GMOs.
Monsanto may be Public Enemy Number One, but a win for Mr. Bowman is hardly a win for mankind. It’s time we ask ourselves:
How long are we going to let Monsanto bully farmers and politicians into controlling the very source of life on earth?
How long will we tolerate the growing monopolization and genetic engineering of seeds by an aggressive cabal of chemical and pesticide corporations who pose a deadly threat to our health, our environment and the future of our food?
And when does "how long" become too late?
Katherine Paul is director of development and communications at the Organic Consumers Association.
Ronnie Cummins is founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association. Cummins is author of numerous articles and books, including "Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers" (Second Revised Edition Marlowe & Company 2004)
The motto of the medical/pharmaceutical industry (including the regulatory agencies) is:
A patient cured is a customer lost.
There is no profit in healthy people.... at least, not for them.
Subject: Why are pharmaceutical psychotropic drugs mandate - and Orthomolecular Remediation shunned
Why are Pharmaceutical psycho-drugs mandate
- and Orthomolecular Remediation shunned and even outlawed?
Cdsapi’s Added Comment: We have known for more than 50 years that the orthomolecular approach to cell health – hence “overall health” –is far more effect than the drug medicines that are the backbone of allopathic medicine. In the past twenty years the escalation of drug prescriptions for every ill has taken on very ominous implications, but nowhere more ominous that in “mental health?? Care.
The Standard American Diet has become little more than “artificial food-for-naught” - soooo mineral and nutrient deficient; soooo laced with toxic additives, heavy metals, artificial sweeteners, genetically engineered ingredients – that the brain’s neurology can no longer function properly because it doesn’t have what it needs. Yet, given this reality, the allopathic medical paradigm decrees that nutrient deprived brain dysfunction must be treated with mind-altering psychotropic drugs that are turning a large segment of the population into operational zombies.
If the orthomolecular approach of biochemical balancing with corrective nutrition is so much more successful in returning people to health than pharmaceutical drugs, WHY does the Medical Establishment shun it, label it as quackery, instead of making it the “core” – making it the first and most important approach to health care and health restoration, especially in mental health care?
With the present escalation in the use of psychotropic drugs for evermore “invented” mental illnesses, especially for children, we are destined to witness an entire generation destroyed by pharmaceutically-induced neurological dysfunction and pharma-induced mental illness. Not only does it not deal with the nutritional deficiencies and toxicities that are at the root of the problems, but it spins brain chemistry into a downward spiral to permanent dysfunctionality.
The question of WHY is very simple. The “sickness industry” is first and foremost “an industry” - that makes billions and billions of dollars every year - and Big Pharma has no intention to permit anything to interfere with its “perceived right” to protect “maximization of profitability”. In short: HEALTH is not the driving engine of “health care” - MONEY IS, and Money talks. (The ‘side-effects’ are just ‘collateral damage’.)
So the medical TRUTH gets buried, propaganda and engineered pseudoscience reigns supreme, while the health of the population is sacrificial as the sacrificial lambs at the foot of the altar of the Golden Calf of psychotropic and pharmaceutical drugs.
If the escalation in the present rate of Inflicting mood-altering drugs (and a host of other neuro-destructive technologies) on children continues, a healthy child will become a rarity within the present decade.
In warfare, if they want to destroy the “enemy”, they aim at destroying the children, thereby destroying the future of that society. War has many faces. We have to ask ourselves why we are permitting the destruction of our youngest generation, and who/what is waging the war against them. Why do some governments mandate so many policies that destroy the health of its own population, especially the health of its children? Who are the Trojan Horses? And whom do they serve?
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Healing Is Not Rooted In Pharmaceutical Drugs
To put it bluntly, the two pillars of psychiatric as well as 12 step solutions to depression and addiction are equally useless:
Drugs cause depression and addiction, and talk therapy and willpower are missing the point.
The reason people become addicted, depressed, alcoholics and so forth can all be traced to mineral and nutritional deficiencies in the brain.
The path to healing begins with tests that trace the bio-chemical roots of mental disorder states. These imbalances, deficiencies, food allergies, toxicities, and more, are then addressed over an extended period of time with guided supplementation, dietary change, and other modalities.
This stunning video shows you (with photos) the truth about the power of orthomolecular brain healing. Stunning pictures of BEFORE and AFTER -
. Healing is neither rooted in pharmaceutical drugs, personality, character, or will power. Instead, the underlying nutritional and mineral deficiencies must be corrected, through orthomolecular approaches. These begin with batteries to tests that trace the bio-chemical roots of mental disorder states. These imbalances, deficiencies, food allergies, toxicities, and more, and then addressed over an extended period of time with guided supplementation, dietary change, and other modalities.
Modern psychiatry does no testing of anything going on in the body at all! Instead it asks a few questions, declares a person "depressed," (one size fits all) and dooms them to years of worsened depression and addiction by writing multiple drug prescriptions. When it doesn't work the doctor changes the patient's meds.
As pioneering PhD orthomolecular nutritionist Dr. Joan Mathews Larson, who runs the Health Recovery Center in Minneapolis, has shown through her documented decades of work healing mental disorders and addictions, re-balancing the brain is 10 to 15 times more effective in treating addiction and depression than standard treatment.
74% of Dr. Larson's patients were still sober and stable 3.5 years after treatment
vs only 7% who followed conventional treatment, and, even less--5%--coming out of 12 Step Programs.
This stunning video shows you (with photos) the truth about the power of orthomolecular brain healing.
Dr. Larson is also the author of:
-Seven Weeks To Sobriety: The Proven Program To Fight Alcoholism Through Nutrition
-Depression-Free Naturally: Seven Weeks To Eliminating Anxiety, Despair, Fatigue, and Anger from Your Life
Celia Farber is the author of "Serious Adverse Events: An Uncensored History of AIDS" (Melville House Press/2006) and her website is www.truthbarrier.com.
For more information on this video go to www.healthrecovery.com