Rare Footage Shows George Bush’s 1987 Visit to Monsanto, Uttering Seven Infamous Words That Would Change Everything.Proponents of genetically engineered crops would have you believe that we’ve been “modifying” foods for “thousands of years.”
But the truth is that these lab-created GMOs are far different from traditional hybrid crops and have only been around for a few decades.
And if not for intense lobbying on the part of St. Louis agrochemical giant Monsanto, GMOs might have never even seen the light of day in the United States.
In 1986, with countless millions at stake, four executives from the Monsanto Company paid a White House visit to a then-Vice President named George H.W. Bush with the goal of gaining an important ally in Washington.
Monsanto wanted to secure its spot on the “deregulation” bandwagon being driven by the Reagan administration at the time.
One year later, Bush took the bait and paid a visit to the company’s headquarters for a media event that included personal time with company scientists and reps.
Monsanto’s reps wanted Bush to help them get their dangerously untested GMOs to market, and pleaded with him (see the video below) to help make it happen.
What Bush said in response gave rise to a culture of blissful ignorance and irresponsibility that allowed Monsanto’s controversial “frankencrops” to spread virtually unopposed ever since.
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How Carl Sagan Predicted Marijuana Legalization.Outside a tobacconist’s there was a long, orderly, and polyglot line of people attracted by the first week of legalized sale of cured cannabis cigarettes from the United States. By French law they could not be sold to or consumed by those under eighteen years of age. Many in line were middle-aged and older. Some might have been naturalized Algerians or Moroccans. Especially potent varieties of cannabis were grown, mainly in California and Oregon, for the export trade. Featured here was a new and admired strain, which had in addition been grown in ultraviolet light, converting some of the inert cannabinoids into the 1Δ isomer. It was called “Sun-Kissed.” The package, illustrated in a window display a meter and a half high, bore in French the slogan “This will be deducted from your share in Paradise
Nirmala Sitharaman dares Rahul Gandhi to visit Cong-ruled states.Raising the issue to shine their politics is big joke with farmers. Farmers have been neglected by congress all these years so Rahul is not qualified to talk about their problem. If Nirmala knows the condition of farmers in congress ruled state than she must tell what their government doing for that. Raising finger on each other are just insulting the farmers. If farmers still keep a blind eye toward the culprit they are deceiving themselves. Farmer and Laborer are big vote bank in India they have good chance o teach the lesson to cheaters.
“I challenge Rahul Gandhi, who is typical in handling the situation, to go to Congress-ruled states, especially Karnataka, where a large number of farmer suicides happened during the last few months,” she said.
Referring to Gandhi’s visits to Tamil Nadu and Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh to meet farmers, she said he should have at least gone to Maharashtra, where highest number of farmer suicides took place during the previous Congress regime
Bernie Sanders Connects War on Drugs to Unemployment.
Why blame an innocent plant while our own mind is at fault.
Imagine a 25,000 square foot factory farm that produces 10,000 heads of lettuce per day. Shigeharu Shimamura’s indoor farm in Japan boasts of being the largest of its kind in the world.
Indoor farms consume less water than outdoor farms as they do not lose water by percolation into the soil. This cuts food waste as well. Nor are indoor crops threatened by pests or inclement weather.
The indoor farm uses vertically-stacked racks in a pest-free environment using LED lights. A conventional agricultural setting results in more than 30% of lettuce being wasted whereas Shimamura boasts of only 3% wastage. That’s a big deal, with over 1.4 billion tons of global food wastage every year. Shimamura and his Mira Company plan to set up indoor farming factories in Hong Kong and Russia to support food production on a global scale.
In early 2014, a unit of Japan’s famous Panasonic Corp started growing ten types of vegetables in one of its factory buildings in Singapore. It currently sells its output, which includes lettuce, mini-radishes and baby spinach, to a chain of Japanese restaurants in Singapore. But by March 2017 it plans to grow 30 varieties of vegetables and account for 5 per cent of Singapore’s vegetable production. Fujitsu and Sharp are also experimenting with indoor farming in Japan and Dubai respectively.
This is the need of time as the land for cultivation is shrinking every day. Population growth is not under control. Indian Government is providing big subsidy and loan facility on this type of project. The only problem in our place is power.