After his remarkable book, `A Century of War', about the fierce battle for world energy (oil) control, F.W. Engdahl examines here a second extremely important world power instrument: food.
He integrates carefully this power line in a much bigger framework concocted by the world power elite in order to control world demographics and even eugenics.
The world power elite (see Daniel Estulin's shocking book `The true Story of the Bilderberg Group') created a transnational agribusiness in order to open new markets for energy products (petro-chemical fertilizers). This agribusiness, however, developed a more effective weapon for worldwide food control: genetically modified organisms (GMO), thereby creating through patent registration a world oligopoly of 4 transnational companies: Monsanto, Dow Chemical, DuPont and Novartis.
Risk assessment of GMO
Risk data remain mostly hidden behind the veil of `confidential business information'. However, certain experiments on rats showed that GMO food could be responsible for lower body, liver and heart, but also brain size. Possible effects on birth defects are also a big question mark.
The scientific policies of these companies seem to be `don't tell, don't ask'. In this context, they seem to use the whole world population as guinea pigs.
Another risk constitutes the reduced genetic plant diversity (monocultures).
One blatant lie was the statement that GMO would lead to a lower use of herbicides, but, in fact, more herbicides were necessary to combat herbicide-resistant weed.
Farmers became totally dependent on the members of the oligopoly. Each year they had to pay a fee and were forbidden to re-use seeds from previous year.
As it became extremely difficult, even with an army of Pinkertons, to control the re-use, more effective technologies were developed: `Terminator food', whereby GMO plants `commit suicide' after one harvest season and `contraceptive corn' where the genes of antibodies in women with immune fertility were used.
Besides the plant seed patents, other ones will be introduced for animals (semen of pigs and bulls).
One of the goals of the world power elite is the drastic reduction of the world population (the author uses the term `genocide') through control of the human reproductive process. Genetically engineered crops are part of this strategy. As one member of the military stated: `GMO-based biological weapons are `cost-effective' weapons of mass destruction.'
The transnational corporations tried to force their seeds patents into all national and international markets during the WTO negotiations. They played it very hard, as they stipulated that `food standards and measures aimed at protecting people from pests can be potentially used as a deliberate barrier for trade'; in other words, `Free market über Alles', even health.
F. William Engdahl wrote a frightening book. It is a must read for all those interested in the future of mankind.