How the U.S. State Dept. Has Promoted GMO’s Around The World!


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Table Of Contents
Almost 90% of Americans Want GMOs Labeled!
The IAASTD concluded biotechnology to be a “poor choice for the developing world”.
This book explains why the EU hasn’t been such a soft target for the Biotechs
Meet Dr. Arpad Pusztai
Then came the TV Interview that blew the lid off
Back to the U.S. State Department’s Pandering to the Biotechs
Monsanto Got the Lion’s Share of the State Department’s Promotion
U.S. Embassies Abroad Opposed GMO Labeling
The U.S. State Department is Actively Pushing GMOs on the Developing World
The U.S. State Department Uses the WTO as their Attack Dog
Food & Water Watch did the research
What Presidential Candidate is Affiliated with the Biotechs?
The WHO says Diabetes Has Quadruped since 1980
The Battle Rages On In the TTIP

A Word From Our Editor, Grace Sylke
We’ve printed a lot of revealing articles about our Food System and Big Food over these past couple of years. We’ve even been saying that we are the subjects of Big Food in the U.S. and are not able to exercise Food Freedom due to our inability to get GMOs labeled; but this story really takes the cake as in “Let Them Eat Cake” the famous line out of the mouth of Marie Antoinette prior to the French Revolution.
When we found this Food & Water Watch treatise on what’s been going on in the background in relation to the unholy relationship between our U.S. State Department and the Biotech companies, all the pieces started fitting together and the resulting picture isn’t pretty.

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Just when we think we’re about to complete this seemingly endless subject on Obesity In America, we run into a whole new story that needs to be brought into the light of day and this one is a humdinger straight out of the Wikileaks Cables that were released in 2010. The information you are about to get does not include any cables classified as “secret” or higher.
The following Newsletter is a summary of a Food & Water Watch document entitled:  BIOTECH AMBASSADORS: How the U.S. State Department Promotes the Seed Industry’s Global Agenda.This document reads like a whacked out conspiracy theorist’s rant, but the awful truth is it’s based on verifiable facts–facts that are not only embarrassing but a hard to swallow rebuke of the U.S. State Department’s total ignorance of the people’s stated wishes regarding GMOs.

Almost 90% of Americans want GMO’s labeled!

By now, we all know that Americans overwhelmingly want GMOs labeled in spite of the failed statewide elections in California, Washington and elsewhere in which the Biotechs, after spending millions of dollars, successfully managed to scare the people into voting against labeling GMOs with false facts and outright lies.

Below, is a graph of a poll conducted by The Mellman Group on behalf of “Just Label It” showing that massive support.  
But instead of backing up the people, our U.S. State Department is stabbing us in the back and robbing us of millions of our tax payer dollars to promote GMOs worldwide.

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development produced this Global Report in 2009.
And to the Biotechs dismay, this prestigious organization “concluded that the high costs for seeds and chemicals, uncertain yields and the potential to undermine local food security make biotechnology a poor choice for the developing world.”
Nevertheless, “the U.S. State Department has lobbied foreign governments to adopt pro-agricultural biotechnology policies and laws, operated a rigorous public relations campaign to improve the image of biotechnology and challenged commonsense biotechnology safeguards and rules even including opposing laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods”[which we are calling GMOs].
Food & Water Watch looked at five years of State Department diplomatic [Wikileaks] Cables from 2005 to 2009 to give us this “comprehensive analysis of the strategy, tactics and U.S. foreign policy objectives to foist biotechnology policies worldwide”. “Between 2007 and 2009, the State Department sent annual cables to ‘encourage the use of agricultural biotechnology,’ directing every diplomatic post worldwide to ‘pursue an active biotech agenda’ that promotes agri-cultural biotechnology, encourages the export of biotech crops and foods and advocates for pro-biotech policies and laws.  One strategy memo even included an ‘advocacy toolkit’ for diplomatic posts.  Embassies could leverage their pro-biotech efforts by coordinating with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID, an independent agency under the State Department’s authority), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other agencies.”
“The cables are nearly identical from the Bush to the Obama administrations: promoting biotech agriculture is a non-partisan, pro-corporate foreign policy with long-term State Department support.” Notice how the cables increase between the years 2005 and 2009 when President Obama took the Presidency with Hillary Clinton as his head of State and hence, head of the U.S. State Department. In fact, Hillary’s State Department sent out twice as many cables in 2009 as Condoleezza Rice’s State Department did in 2005.
“The State Department used the 2008 global hunger crisis as a new, urgent justification to promote biotech crops. The State Department encouraged embassies to ‘publicize that agricultural biotechnology can help address the food crisis.’  In 2009, the State Department initiatives were complemented by a new USAID ‘Feed the Future’ initiative that included a partnership with biotech seed and agribusiness companies such as Monsanto, DuPont, Cargill and Syngenta and major foundations to reduce world hunger.” This Partnership was forged during President Obamas first year in office in spite of his 2008 meaningless Campaign Promise to Label GMO’s.
Even though the worldwide promotion of companies producing and selling GMOs was ramped up over this five year study, it’s important to remember this is NOT about politics. It’s about a U.S. policy that crosses political borders–a policy that chooses U.S. corporations over the American people AND the people of the world.

In this book is the story of why the EU hasn’t been such a soft target for the Bio- techs.

GMOs have been in the American Food Supply since 1996. We were and still are the soft targets. We never had a chance to say “NO” because we were clueless. We were never asked nor informed that GMOs had entered our food supply like thieves in the night to steal our health and our well being. We’ve been eating them for 20 YEARS! And still we haven’t been able to get them labeled resulting in our remaining right where we started–CLUELESS victims of the Biotech corporations!

Just writing this is making me mad–mad that we Americans who pride ourselves in being the most advanced nation in the world with the most representative government and civil rights for our people, are still, after 20 freaking years, helpless subjects of a dangerous, unscientific, genetically engineered food experiment and subjects of the Biotechs. Quite frankly, it’s embarrassing.
Not only that, but we’re allowing our U. S. State Department to use our tax dollars to pay for the promotion of those same Frankenstein Biotech companies to the rest of the world’s populations, which have not been soft targets like us.
And here’s why the Europeans weren’t easy targets.

Meet Dr. Arpad Pusztai (The following story is a paraphrased summary of Jeffrey Smith’s  famous book, “Seeds Of Deception”)
Dr. Arpad Pusztai was a renowned scientist in the the world of experimental biology. He has published over 300 scientific articles, authored or edited twelve books and collaborated with other leading researchers around the globe. He was a distinguished senior scientist at Rowett Institute.
The Rowett Instititue along with the Scottish Crop Research Institute and the University of Durham School of Biology were awarded a 1.6 million Lb. research grant by the Scottish Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department all under the guidance of Dr. Arpad Pusztai. His mission was to create a model for testing genetically modified foods to verify that they were safe to eat. Their testing methods were to become the standard in Britain and expected to be adopted throughout the EU. Pusztai and his colleagues were tasked with the important job of being thorough, which is what he was known for, while simultaneously bringing confidence that GMOs were safe for human consumption. He was an advocate of this promising new food technology, and he was eager to be the one who would help spur GMOs into worldwide acceptance and use.
In April of 1998, after Arpad and his team had been working on their GMO safety research for two years, Arpad discovered GMOs had already been approved without their research and the people of both England and the US had been eating them since 1996. His work was simply back-up, scientific assurance that GMOs were safe. This was the elephant in the room that caused Arpad to realize that the scientific and regulatory community were NOT carefully scrutinizing this new technology. After seeing the so-called scientific documents presented by the Biotech companies to the committee for the first time, Arpad realized there was missing data, poor research design and very superficial tests substantiating that GMOs were ready for the market place.
As he continued his research, which involved creating GMO potatoes just like the Biotech companies were creating, he and his team saw that only the rats that ate GMO potatoes suffered the serious negative effects including: smaller, less developed brains, livers and testicles. They had enlarged tissues including the pancreas and intestines. Some showed partial atrophy of the liver and more significant structural changes and proliferation of cells in the stomach and intestines that signaled an increased potential for cancer. Some of these changes persisted after 110 days, a time period corresponding to about 10 years of human life.
Remember, we’re talking about these GMO food products being on the market for 20 years now. Could the small brained children being born around the world be caused by GMOs and could the Zika Virus be a cover story for this travesty? OMG! This is beyond frightening.

Then Came The TV Interview on the now defunct British program called World In Action.

Arpad and his team were the only people in the world who knew the truth about the dangers of GMOs; and he was invited to be interviewed on the popular British News Program, World In Action. Would he warn the British people about the GMO foods they were already eating? His conscience couldn’t allow him to hold his tongue, but he softened his findings considerably by saying: The effect of the experimental GMO potatoes on rats “was slight growth retardation and an effect on the immune system. One of the genetically modified potatoes, after 110 days, made rats less responsive to immune effects.” Then he added the following statement: “We are assured that: This is absolutely safe. We can eat it all the time. We must eat it all the time. There is no conceivable harm which can come to us. But, as a scientist looking at it, actively working on the field, I find that it is very, very unfair to use our fellow citizens as guinea pigs. We have to find the guinea pigs in the laboratory.”

At that point, all hell broke lose. Arpad was accused of being sinile and confused. He lost his job at the Rowett Institute along with his reputation and credibility, and the Rowett Institute went into cover-up mode spewing lies about Arpad’s research while he was placed on a gag order.
Then along came a move by the House of Lords committee. They wanted the Rowett Institutes Director, Professor Phillip James, to send his evidence against Arpad for evaluation and to testify before them. Professor James knew Arpad would be given the opportunity to defend himself, so he reluctantly sent him some of his confiscated data. After seeing the rigorous and meticulously collected data by Arpad and his team, the House of Lords committee created a scientific panel that exonerated Arpad stating that: “although some of the results are preliminary, they are sufficient to exonerate Dr. Pusztai by showing that the consumption of GMO potatoes by rats led to significant difference in organ weight and depression of lymphocyte [immune] responsiveness compared to controls.” The panel of scientists also called for a moratorium on the sale of genetically modified crops.
This entire story from beginning to end, made headlines in British and EU Newspapers causing growing public suspicion of the safety of GMO crops while a complete black out of the incident and the entire subject of GMOs was happening in the U.S.
Real research was finally able to trump the fake Biotech company research charade. That’s how Europeans became hard targets for the GMO pushers and the U.S. remain their soft targets. And that’s why 38 Countries have banned GMO crops. Out of the 38 Countries, 28 are European Countries which include Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Malta, Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, Russia, Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Denmark, Hungary, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Poland, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Norway and Switzerland. The other ten Countries include Algeria, Madagascar, Turkey, Kygyzstan, Bhutan, Saudi Arabia, Belize, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. (Statistics taken from Sustainable Pulse website article entitled “GM Crops Now Banned in 38 Countries Worldwide–Sustainable Pulse Research”)

Now, back to the U.S. State Department and it’s blatant pandering of the Biotechs. You’re Invited to the Majestic Giorgio Maggiore Island in Venice, Italy . . .

If you’re an “individual that may influence national biotech policy”. Believe it or not, “the State Department encouraged embassies to deploy departmental experts to ‘participate as public speakers on agbiotech’ and fund conferences, workshops and seminars to promote biotech acceptance. Seventy five State Department officials and invited experts participated in nearly 169 public events in 52 countries between 2005 and 2009. And some of these events were of the highest caliber like the one in 2005 at the Giorgio Maggiore Island [pictured above]. It featured a “magical evening” performance by opera star Andrea Bocelli and an orchestra.”
“In 2009, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack headlined a business forum at the Philippines’ luxury Shangri-La Hotel attended by Cargill, Kraft Foods and Land O’Lakes.  The embassy in Slovakia funded and co-hosted a biotech conference in the spa town of Piestany where the president of the U.S.-based National Corn Growers Association joined pro-biotech scientists.” By now, we all know that over 85% of the corn grown in the U.S. is GMO corn so you can bet the head of the National Corn Growers Association is in the pandering and lobbying for the Biotechs up to his ears (pun intended).
These lavish events were only one way our State Department interferred to assist the biotechs to be successful worldwide. “The State Department encouraged embassies to bring visitors – especially reporters – to the United States, which has ‘proven to be effective ways of dispelling concerns about biotech [crops].’  The State Department organized or sponsored 28 junkets from 17 countries between 2005 and 2009.”
The Wikileaks Cables reveal these four goals of State Dept. Biotech Diplomacy:
1. Promote biotech business interests and products
2. Lobby foreign governments to weaken biotech rules
3. Protect U.S. biotech exports

4. Press developing world to adopt biotech crops

“The seed companies, including Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer, Syngenta, Bayer CropScience and Dow Agro- chemical, are more commonly mentioned in the biotech cables than food aid (6.9 percent of the cables and 4.4 percent, respectively). Some cables explicitly described the collaboration between the embassies and the seed companies. In 2006, the embassy in Romania planned to “work with the U.S. GM seed companies to ensure” that the season’s agreed-upon cultivation of biotech soybeans could be planted.  The embassy in Ecuador planned ‘to reinforce industry lobbying’ to oppose proposed regulations that could hinder biotech imports.”

And You Can Bet Monsanto Was Getting The Lion’s Share of This Promotion by the State Department.

“The State Department worked especially hard to promote the interests of Monsanto, the world’s biggest biotech seed company in 2011. Monsanto appeared in 6.1 percent of the biotech cables analyzed between 2005 and 2009 from 21 countries. The State Department exercised its diplomatic persuasion to bolster Monsanto’s image in host countries, facilitate field-testing or
approval of Monsanto crops and intervene with governments to negotiate seed royalty settlements.”
“U.S. embassies have attempted to burnish Monsanto’s image. The consulate in Munich, Germany, promised Monsanto that it would seek ‘even-handed’ treatment of Monsanto’s core business by Bavarian officials, where farmers’ resistance to adopting biotech crops affected its brand”
and that is only one example of the
State Department’s attempt to change ressistance to acceptance.
“The State Department even continued to advocate on behalf of Monsanto after the company was charged with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In 2005, Monsanto admitted that it
was responsible for bribing an Indonesian official to weaken environmental oversight of GE crops and paid $1.5 million in fines to the U.S. government.  A Monsanto consultant tried to persuade an Indonesian official to relax or repeal an environmental rule governing the planting of GE crops; when the official demurred, a Monsanto official approved an illegal payment of $50,000 to “incentivize” the official to weaken GE oversight.  There were 49 cables that mentioned Monsanto interests even after the company paid the fine.”
Another area where the U.S. State Dept. intervened for Monsanto was in the realm of their intellectual property law and patents. One of the biggest mistakes the U.S. Supreme Court ever made was its decision that plants and living organisms can be patented. That happened in a 5 to 4 ruling on June 16, 1980 and could easily be an entire Newsletter unto itself. It, therefore, could be said that one person, a single Supreme Court Judge, has caused the entire GMO nightmare to be in existence on our planet. WOW! Because without the ability to patent seeds, Monsanto and friends wouldn’t be in business. Instead, our State Dept. is in the bag for Monsanto’s patents big time representing Monsanto’s right to seed royalties in Argentina, Ukraine and Burkina Faso.

Surprise! U.S. Embassies Aggressively Opposed GMO Labeling Efforts!

Opposition to labeling GMO’s was not just happening on U.S. shores. It was happening all over the world. In fact, the Biotechs had to aggressively hold the line here so the U.S. would be the poster child country for the safety of GMO’s and the demonstration that they do not need to be labeled. Suddenly, the huge effort by the Biotechs to resist labeling in the U.S. makes more sense. If GMO’s are labeled here, then their whole Marketing and Promotion strategy that insists GMO’s are safe, dies on the vine.

“The State Department has lobbied against efforts to require labeling of biotech foods. About one out of eight biotech cables (11.6 percent) from 42 nations between 2005 and 2009 addressed biotech-labeling requirements.”

“The United States opposed mandatory GE (read GMO) labeling laws as trade barriers because allowing consumers to know the contents of their food also ‘wrongly impl[ies] that these foods are unsafe’.”

“The EU requires all foods, animal feeds (but not meat from animals fed with GE (read GMO) feed and processed products with biotech content to bear GE (read GMO) labels.  Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea all require labels on GE (read GMO) foods, although labeling requirements vary from zero tolerance to 5 percent GE (read GMO) content.”
“U.S. embassies lobbied against new labeling efforts and for weakening existing labeling requirements. In 2008, the consulate in Hong Kong ‘played a key role’ in convincing regulators

to drop a proposed mandatory labeling requirement.  To stave off labeling efforts in 2009, the consulate in Hong Kong worked to cultivate ‘a local cadre’ of pro-biotech advocates, redoubled efforts to combat consumer groups and legislators that favored labeling and even promoted biotech to high school students.  Hong Kong did not adopt mandatory labeling.”

The U.S. State Department is Actively Pushing GMO’s on the Developing World!

The World Food Crisis

“U.S. embassies have offered technical advice, provided legislative language, lobbied to enact pro-biotech laws and helped create pro-biotech regulations. In 2005, the embassy in Brazil claimed that its “intensive outreach was an important catalyst” for the law that legalized GE (read GMO) cultivation.”
After the global food crisis in 2008, “the USAID launched a $3.5 billion “Feed the Future” partnership with biotech seed and agribusiness company partners – including Monsanto, DuPont,
Cargill and Syngenta and major foundations – to reduce world hunger.  This partnership has invested heavily in Africa. In 2010, DuPont agreed to help develop supposedly high-yield GE (read GMO) corn for sub-Saharan Africa funded by the USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  As part of the same project, Monsanto donated the genetic material for a promised drought-tolerant corn to be offered royalty-free to African farmers.”
“The combination of foreign research investors and the lobbying muscle of U.S. embassies and agribusinesses has encouraged African nations to slowly adopt pro-biotech rules and regulations. In order to pursue biotech crop research, countries need enough regulatory infrastructure to approve GE (read GMO) field trials. Often, the initial rules allowing GE (read GMO) research can go into effect while the legislatures consider permanent rules allowing commercial biotech cultivation. In Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria, the State Department, industry and pro-biotech foundations pursued this multi-pronged strategy to enact pro-biotech laws”; and they have all fallen prey to these aggressive tactics by the U.S. State Dept. serving as the pusher for the Biotech companies and their destructive GMO products.

The U.S. State Department Uses the World Trade Organization as Their Attack Dog to Bring Countries Against GMOs into Line!

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a free-floating appendage of the yet to be fully insti-tuted World Governing Body that is often referred to as The New World Order. It’s aim is to establish rules and regulations involving worldwide trade negotiations and to settle disputes among Member Countries regarding Trade Agreements. The Biotech companies are pushing the U.S. State Dept. to push the WTO into forcing the acceptance of their Franken products worldwide.
“The United States [along with Canada and Argentina] successfully challenged the EU’s biotech approval rules and EU member states’ unwillingness to approve GE (read GMO) crops at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The State Department aggressively pressed the EU to comply with the WTO ruling by weakening its biotech rules.”
“In 2006, the WTO ruled that the ‘undue delay’ in the EU’s approval process for 24 biotech crop varieties from 1999 to 2003 constituted a de facto biotech moratorium that was inconsistent with WTO rules.  It also ruled that individual EU member state bans violated trade rules and were unjustified without adequate biotech risk assessments.  The ruling did not prohibit the EU from applying its own standards and laws, including restricting biotech crop approvals, provided that the rules were implemented properly. Despite the limited and theoretical ability of countries to regulate GE (read GMO) crops, the WTO’s decision was another attack on the right of countries to ensure food safety and protect the environment.”
“Canada and Argentina settled and dropped their biotech claims with the EU, but the United States has maintained its complaint.  The State Department biotech strategy cables reiterated the effort to ‘continue to seek full EU compliance with the 2006 WTO ruling.’ “

Food & Water Watch Published this incredible pdf entitled BIOTECH AMBASSADORS from which all of the above quotes have been taken. We highly recommend you read every word of this scathing piece on the way our our State Department has been blatantly promoting GMOs around the world.

In conclusion, this Food & Water Watch story states this:
“The State Department approach to agricultural develop- ment must put the interests of other countries before the interests of the biotech seed companies. All nations have the right to establish their own priorities for food and agriculture policies, as well as the ability to grow what the public wants in order to feed itself. The State Department must:
1. Halt the aggressive advocacy of pro-biotech policies in the developing world.
2.  Eliminate the funding to promote biotech crops and policies overseas
3. Stop demanding that governments accept unwanted biotech crop and food imports.”
“The United States should enhance other countries’ abilities to improve agricultural production that encourages economically and environmentally sustainable farming. The United States should work with other nations to develop the policies and objectives that they want to pursue and let the biotech seed industry handle its own public relations.”
We couldn’t agree more. Here’s the bottom line. We the People and the Tax Payers are actually paying for this blatant promotion of GMOs around the world. Now that’s absolutely galling.

There’s Something Frightening Behind The Curtain of this Presidential Candidate.
We do our best to be a-political in these Newsletters and in our business dealings; but we just couldn’t keep quiet about the following connection between Hillary Clinton and Monsanto. We get it, it’s been a bad week for Hillary, and it isn’t our intention to pour fuel on the fire so . . .
Let us apologize in advance if you’re a Hillary supporter and a GMO opposer because there’s no way to straddle that fence.
The sad truth is that Hillary Clinton was head of our State Dept. in 2009, which is one of the five years discussed in the above story by Food & Water Watch. Not only that, in 2014, she “received a $335,000 ‘speaking fee’ for giving the keynote address to one of Monsanto’s main GMO lobbying front groups, Biotech-nology Industry Organization (BIO), to help the industry address consumer fears over GMOs”. And that’s not all.

“While on the campaign trail in 2007, Hillary Clinton held a fundraiser at Monsanto’s law firm in Washington DC titled ‘Rural Americans for Hillary’ and even had the audacity to put a giant ‘Welcome Hillary’ sign on the back of a soybean sprayer that sprays toxic chemicals like Monsanto’s Roundup, which has been linked to cancer, on GMOs all across Iowa and the Midwest. Incredibly, Iowa has the highest rates of cancer in the Midwest and not surprisingly grows 97% GMO soy and 93% of GMO corn, which have been genetically engineered to survive being sprayed with massive doses of Monsanto’s Roundup. And in at least 3 instances, the Clinton State Department fought national GMO labeling laws in Malaysia, Vietnam and Hong Kong.”

If you want to tell Hillary to stop supporting Monsanto, go to the Food Democracy Now website Action Item Petition Page entitled “Demand Hillary Dump Monsanto’s Lobbyists Now!”

(All quotes in this section were taken from the above Linked Petition Page by Food Democracy Now)

The World Health Organization says Diabetes Cases Have Quadrupled since 1980!

Is it a coincidence that 1980 is when the Supreme Court ruled that seeds and other living organisms could be patented unleashing the scourge of GMOs on our planet? What else has changed over the last four decades? The WHO “study blamed worldwide changes ‘in the way people eat, move and live’ for the unprecedented surge [in obesity], saying huge efforts are needed to change ‘eating and physical activity habits,’ especially early in life, when key behavioral patterns are formed.” (Quote taken from a PressTV Article entitled “Diabetes cases quadrupled since 1980, WHO says”)

But so far, few are linking GMOs to obesity where we believe the links should be made starting with the addition of High Fructose Corn Syrup [as sweetener] to almost every packaged item on store shelves. And by now, we all know that most of the corn grown in the U.S. is GMO corn. To read more about the dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup, read our May 2015 Newsletter.

So the Battle Rages on right into the TTIP Trade Agreement!

“The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed  trade agreement between the  European Union and the  United States, with the aim of promoting trade and multilateral economic growth.” (Quote taken from Wikipedia page on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)

But the French are seeing right through the ruse because the TTIP has a built-in demand that all participating countries accept GMO crops and products. Ultimately, the TTIP is a way for the U.S. State Department to get what they want and they want what the Biotechs want–GMO world domination. Just this month, May 3, 2016, Zero Hedge published an article entitled
And they quote French President, Francois Hollande who said “France will never accept challenges to its farming and culture in exchange for better access to U.S. markets. That’s why at this stage, France says no.”
“France and some other European countries with rich culinary and farming traditions are particularly concerned about U.S. policies that give greater freedom to trade in genetically modified food, chlorine-rinsed poultry and hormone-treated beef. Meanwhile, as reported pre-
viously, support for the TTIP has tumbled on both sides of the Atlantic, with just 15% of Americans and 17% of Germans now responding that the trade deal would be beneficial, down from more than half as of two years ago.”
(Quote taken from the Zero Hedge article Linked above)
If you’ve actually stayed with us during this tirade about our esteemed State Department and how it is and has been spending our hard earned tax dollars to promote the Biotech companies, we want to thank you profusely. We’re still in shock having researched and written this mind blowing and revealing Newsletter.

Please FORWARD this email to your colleagues, friends and family who need to become aware of what’s going on behind the scenes and the importance of healthy eating. We can’t make the changes we need to make without first understanding why the changes are so important. We can save lives and our country with this information.

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