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Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation Paperback – 30 Nov 2007
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About the Author
F. William Engdahl writes on issues of oil, finance, economics, and geopolitics for more than thirty years. His books have been translated into more than nine languages, and the present book is regarded as a classic on the subject of contemporary geopolitics and power politics. He has contributed regularly to numerous international publications including Japan's Nihon Keizai Shimbun, China Business News, Asia Inc., Grant's Interest Rate Observer, European Banker, Eurasia and other publications.
His most recent books are entitled Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century; Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order; and Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation. He lives in Germany and is active as a consulting political risk economist.
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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.Read more ›
If everyone read this book, we would all be on the streets, heading for the seats of power to overthrow them, if we still had any courage that is. However, the same powers that have launched this "genetic armageddon" have also arranged to make our lives so soft and easy that we have all lost our courage, self confidence, and the ability to organize and act.
It will be interesting to see what happens next.
The main thrust of this book is that a few members of the elite are up to their usual shenanigans of wanting to control the rest of us through vicarious means. The last step in the chain is to control food. As the world's population grows ever greater, the demand on land and animals to produce greater and greater amounts of food increases. It becomes apparent that certain vested interests have realised this for some time (read decades), and have spent billions pushing the GM agenda through for years. The manipulation of statistics that prove that GM crops are safe takes your breath away as well as the discrediting of any critic that stands in the way.
Early on in the book, Engdahl explains how many of those involved in the creation of this industry were also behind organisations who were strong advocates of eugenics. This is the worrying part; they genuinely do believe they are almost a breed apart.
The sheer audacity of the people mentioned who wish to control the food supply, for no other reasons than
* Making even more money - even though the individuals concerned via their financial arms have the capacity to print it at will.
* Manage the population the way they want it to be managed. They need to be in charge and to hell with democracy.
After reading this, you will realise why arable land deemed organic, and the crops grown on it command such a healthy premium. It would be nice for people to start linking the growth of these GM food stuffs, along with their somewhat unhealthy addition to powerful agri-chemicals to the decline in bees. I note from the current Private Eye (19 Jan '11), the bending of facts has already started.
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A book that everyone should read to educate themselves and others about GMO food.Published 5 months ago by MBE
Another seminal book by F. William Engdahl who writes and explains subjects clearly. The material is interconnected with geography, politics (geopolitics); and main pillars of... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Zaid
A must read. Well written and accessible. So GMO potatoes caused cancer in lab animals - people should know right? Not if Tony Blair and his mate (boss?) Clinton have their way. Read morePublished on 1 May 2014 by Musical Truth
The book was absolutely brilliant, informative and well researched. It gave an insight into the monopoly of how men want to have complete control over the food industryPublished on 6 April 2014 by Adrian McQueen
Superb and comprehensive history of the true behind the scenes machinations of elite powered interests in the US to subvert and bring the worlds food system to the beckon and call... Read morePublished on 27 Sept. 2012 by MattC
I intended to read this book for quite a while, so when I finally ordered it I was quite excited! I haven't yet finished reading it but I can already say that it didn't live up to... Read morePublished on 13 Jun. 2012 by Francisca
I had high hopes for this book but it turns out rather disappointing.
Engdahl often repeats the same sentence or the same idea 2 or 3 pages apart. Read more
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