A history of corruption
GMO is an unguided (dumb) practice driven primarily by the short term financial self-interest of companies that originate mostly from the pharmaceutical industry that has a history of profound corruption.
Reprogramming nature (synthetic biology) is extremely convoluted, having evolved with no intention or guidance.
The Economist (Redesigning Life, April 6th, 2019)
Why would pharmaceutical-like (i.e. proven to be profoundly corrupt) companies sit back and let honest anti-GMO activism proceed naturally? Most logical is to expect a strategy for the trillions of dollars in revenue.
Anti-GMO campaign in 🇳🇬 Nigeria - A corruption strategy?
Would real anti-GMO activists shout out loud "No Monsanto, we do not want your bio tech!"? Images of protestors with such messages are propagated globally as the paragon of GMO opposition.
The following example shows how a global marketing machine can use anti-GMO opposition to their advantage.
A group of US and European activists entered Nigeria and propagated presumable 'false claims' that GMO causes cancer and infertility. Subsequently, scientists globally as a knight on a white horse came into action and used public channels to show scientifically that the claims are false, successfully curbing opposition to GMO on the basis of utilitarian value arguments (human health and food safety).
As a knight on a white horse… (2022) How scientists beat back anti-GMO activists ‘insidious campaign’ to block Nigeria’s approval of GMO While the Nigerian government considered the application, there was a period of public consultation. The anti-GM group “Health of Mother Earth Foundation” rolled into action. Repeating standard tropes, they falsely claimed the GM cowpea would cause cancer and infertility, or that the new GM cowpea would take over and eliminate genetic diversity. These activists were “branches of opposition from US and European groups planted here,” said a local. They leveraged social media, newspaper articles and public rallies to roll out scare campaigns. They filed a court case to try and stop the technology. Source: Genetic Literacy Project | Health Of The Mother Earth Foundation (Nigeria)
The GMO industry competes on human health and food safety arguments. GMO is often masked under the term 'food security'. A win on the basis of such utilitarian value arguments would benefit the GMO industry in multiple ways.
A history of faking and misleading
Some time ago it was revealed that the publisher of The Lancet (Elsevier) published 6 fake scientific journals for pharmaceutical companies, to mislead scientists and doctors in the financial interest of companies.
Reputational damage for medical publisher Elsevier, which publishes The Lancet, among others. Last week the Dutch-English company admitted that from 2000 to 2005 it had published six fake journals that were issued for scientific journals. In reality, they were marketing magazines paid for by pharmaceutical companies. The papers published in Australia had names such as Australasian Journal of General Practice and Australasian Journal of Bone & Joint Medicine. The magazines look solid, also because the name Elsevier is prominent on the front page and the sponsor's name is not.
In 2019, the pharmaceutical industry was already investing more than $1 trillion USD per year in synthetic biology ($1,000 billion USD per year). The pharmaceutical industry has been funneling their money to GMO.(2019) Pharmaceutical industry raises bet on GMO as frontier for growth Biotechnology is already a bigger business than many people realize. Rob Carlson of Bioeconomy Capital, an investment company, calculates that money made from creatures which have been genetically engineered accounted for about 2% of American GDP in 2017. Source: Financial Times (FT.com)
Unleashed on plants and animals
What if companies are let on the loose for a synthetic biology revolution? The potential for damage may be much greater as there will logically be less control and oversight.
With their massive often ill gotten funds, the pharmaceutical industry invests into bio tech to secure further growth, directly affecting billions of plants and animals on earth, of creatures that may posses of meaningful experience.
GMO can be seen as 'rape of nature' or 'corruption of nature'.
GMO is forced with corruption.(2012) US to Start ‘Trade Wars’ with Nations Opposed to GMO The United States is threatening nations who oppose GMO with military-style trade wars, according to information obtained and released by the organization WikiLeaks. Nations which have moved to ban GMO, were requested to be ‘penalized’. Source: Natural Society WikiLeaks: US targets opponents of GM crops: "Eat GMOs! or We'll Cause Pain" The cables show US diplomats working directly for GM companies such as Monsanto and Bayer.
Opponents of GMO punished with "retaliation and pain".
In Europe there has historically been a fierce resistance against GMO and countries were literally forced with sanctions.
In 2012, the European Commission forced the ministery of Italy to allow GMO despite serious attemps by the Italian government to prevent it. Other countries that banned GMO such as Hungary and Austria, were punished with sanctions.
🇭🇺 Hungary was punished economically for banning GMO. The country had to throw out the International Monetary Fund (IMF) along with GMO to get rid of it!(2012) Hungary Throws Out GMO AND the IMF Hungary's PM Victor Orbán had thrown GMO giant Monsanto out of the country, going as far as to plow under 1000 acres of land. It's remarkably hard to find sources on this, ironically. It’s even harder, even more ironically, to find anything that mentions the Wikileaks report on the connections between the US government and the GMO industry and the sanctions imposed on Hungary through the IMF. Source: The Automatic Earth
GMO corruption caseInternational Monetary Fund (IMF)
In 2021, the president of Sri Lanka went on a reckless spending spree for personal gain by which after just one year Government employees could not be paid any more - and because of which he had to flee the country due to riots. The president then said that the IMF is the 'only option' with a $2.9 billion USD bailout.
The IMF has been involved in the forcing of GMO in countries through economic sanctions. This makes the bailout suspicious.
In 2021, Sri Lanka imported $179 million USD worth of GMO food, despite it's supposed GMO ban, and was already cultivating GMO food to be commercialized in 2023.
The economic collapse was officially blamed to be caused by a '100% organic farming experiment' (GMO ban).(2023) GMO corruption case: 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka's 2021 'anti-GMO hysteria' and organic farming disaster The irony of ironies. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), an institution which across the globe has been acknowledged as anti-people, elitist and responsible for increasing poverty, misery and destitution across dozens of countries, is now being seen as the only saviour for Sri Lanka. Source: /sri-lanka/
Attack on the founder of GMODebate.org
The founder of GMODebate.org was personally attacked for his effort to expose corruption. His businesses and his personal belongings were destroyed, he was assaulted, threatened, subdued to unnatural slander and he lost his home.
The founder has helped to expose pedophilia (raping of children) by top people in the Dutch Justice system.The founder's home in Utrecht
In 2019, shortly before Christmas, the home of the founder was attacked and he was subjected to a display of absurdly profound corruption of the judiciary that included unnatural police intimidation. He even received a threat letter from the official national Legal Counsel of the Netherlands and two months into the attack the perpetrator confessed that the attack originated from "people at Justice".
The founder started an investigation into the background of the attack and the root cause was traced to his critical position with regard GMO (eugenics on Nature).Details of investigation Source: /attack-founder/ About the and Rabobank corruption and WordPress plugin ban. Some time ago, after the ban of the Twitter account @purecssart, the attack on the home of the founder of this website was advertised. For clarity, a short article provides a summary of the background of the attack that would ultimately lead to the philosophical initiative GMOdebate.org.
Attacks on opponents of GMO
Opponents of GMO are under attack worldwide. The severity of the attacks varies from intimidation and threats to physical attacks.(2023) An overview of attacks on opponents of GMO Source: /attacks/
The GMO industry has an incentive to seek a war. It is seen in the “anti-science” or “war on science” declaration which is a declaration of heresy that provides a basis for persecution.(2023) “Anti-science” or “war on science” declaration of GMO opponents The international science establishment demanded in 2021 that anti-science is combated as a security threat on par with terrorism and nuclear proliferation. Source: /antiscience/
The attacking of GMO opponents is a dangerous trend that is hopefully curbed by awareness. To win the GMO debate it is required to prevent the war that is pushed by the GMO industry and to force the path forward back to a path of intellect and reason.
The GMO debate shouldn't be political. It should be philosophical and it should concern solely what is best for nature and humanity's future.
Science is philosophy and philosophy is questionable. The dogmatic conviction that science can be valid without philosophy is a fallacy.
Depicted as anti-science Luddites
In 2013 Philippine people destroyed a test field of GMO Golden Rice that the Government had secretly carried out behind their back. The global media and science establishment depicted the Philippine anti-GMO activists as 'anti-science Luddites' and blamed them for causing the death of thousands of children.(2023) 🇵🇭 Philippine opponents of GMO Golden Rice depicted and ignored as 'anti-science Luddites' Source: /philippines/
The labeling of people as “anti-science” originates from a dogmatic belief in uniformitarianism.
It is not justified to depict and ignore people in Philippines as being 'anti-science Luddites' and to blame them for killing children is an atrocity.
GMO 2.0 deregulation corruption
All over the world attempts are made to deregulate so called 'new GMOs' or GMO 2.0. These attempts sometimes involve literal corruption by the GMO industry.
In 2023, the president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in 🇨🇦 Candada was forced to resign over GMO corruption by a Big Biotech lobby group. It concerns an attempt to deregulate new GMO 2.0.President CFIA 🇨🇦 Canada steps down over GMO 2.0 corruption Source: Twitter
In 🇫🇷 France a similar corruption attempt took place. Inf'OGM, a critical GMO watchdog in France, reported about it on Twitter.(2023) Report about new GMO 2.0 corruption attempt in 🇫🇷 France Source: Twitter
Who cares about what animals eat?
Opposition against GMO is often based on concerns about health and safety and the GMO industry competes directly on such arguments to win the market.
Countries that banned GMO including all countries in 🇪🇺 Europe and 🇲🇽 Mexico, have massively imported GMO food to feed to animals.
Most animals in the 🇬🇧 United Kingdom have been given GMO animal feed and most people therefore already consumed GMO.(2016) Most meat is tainted by GMO Source: dailymail.co.uk
Then after a decade, science overturns the 'poison' arguments and an attempt is made to deregulate so called 'new GMO' (GMO 2.0).
To prevent GMO it is required to address it fundamentally (intellectually).
Be consistent! If GMO is banned, prevent it for animals!