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#OWS – Millions must die for our Pol Pot like dreams

October 25, 2011

Our ongoing trek thru The American People’s New Economic Charter continues

Food Supply

The 1% poisons the food supply through negligence, and undermines the farming system through monopolization.

Strengthen the FDA. [gv’t] (remove profit motive, currently the FDA is underfunded, of course, like so many of our supposed citizens rights or safeguards as globalization has minimized this agencies ability to thoroughly examine various products to what American citizens think they are performing. In fact the FDA and various other government branches have been negligent by omission by not informing the public of dangers that they knew existed but did not want to jeopardize the profits of certain companies.)

Remove all subsidies that encourage chemical-intensive industrialized agriculture and the use of GMOs in crops. Remove patent rights on genetic material such as seeds, thereby removing the incentive companies have to invest in new hunger-fighting breeds of crops. Hold companies and individual decision-makers who develop GMO’s responsible for resultant consequences, including but not limited to uncontrolled spread of the organism and health hazards that may develop after consumption of these organisms or portions thereof. [gv’t]

Use those reclaimed subsidies to implement incentive programs for sustainable, organic land management, and maintenance of genetic diversity in the food system. [gv’t]

Ban GMO crops!

All products with GMO material must be labeled.

Model the Organic Certifying body after Canada’s, where the certifying board is made of elected farmers from the Canadian Organic Growers group and dictate policy for government to enforce, not the other way around.

Develop alternative agricultural technologies for commercial and community use, such as greenhouse-based hydroponic food systems and communities based on permaculture principles.

Remove all subsidies and specific taxes on food and require transparency in food ingredients, preparation and genetic modifications (if any). [gv’t]

Redirect subsides to farms that demonstrate sustainable and socially-just practices. [gv’t]

Invest in job-creating programs for rural economic development, local and regional food systems, renewable energy, organic farming, and young and beginning farmers. (SOURCE: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and Union of Concerned Scientists) [gv’t]

Sorry to say, but sustainable organic farming, as you envision it, is subsistence farming. Remember the worries in the 70’s about how the world would soon be starving and we would all be running around screaming “Soylent Green is people! It’s people!” There is a reason that didn’t happen and it’s mainly large commercial farming ventures and GMO crops. There is also a reason why so many of you were able to go to college and get worthless degrees, again it has to do with large commercial agriculture. 50 years ago 25% of a families budget went to food, now it is something like 5%. That frees up a lot of money for things like college funds. Feel free to live out your little Pol Pot fantasies but the next time half of Africa is in famine remember you were warned.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2011 6:12 am

    I bet the ones who wrote this are the same ones who believe humanity should be wiped out to protect Gaia from our horrible scourge. The whole “Remove patent rights on genetic material such as seeds, thereby removing the incentive companies have to invest in new hunger-fighting breeds of crops” feeds right in to their line of ending farming to starve people to death to reduce the population. Without incentives, companies have no reason to invest in hunger-fighting crops.

    I don’t think they realize that Ra’s al Ghul is supposed to be a fictional character.

  2. October 25, 2011 8:15 am

    come on now, no introducing common sense to the argument 🙂

  3. October 25, 2011 6:06 pm

    They don’t care what happens in Africa as long as they can get their soy mocha lattes with organic coffee beans produced through fair trade only.

  4. October 25, 2011 6:31 pm

    well thats one of the advantages of being economically privileged. 🙂

  5. xbradtc permalink
    October 25, 2011 9:01 pm

    Remove patent rights on genetic material such as seeds, thereby removing the incentive companies have to invest in new hunger-fighting breeds of crops.

    Jake, that was the same clause that jumped out at me.

    Why do the #OWS crowd want babies in Africa to starve?

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