Sunday, July 3, 2011

Food - We Had A Good Thing And Ruined It

Getting Used To Life Without Food
by F William Engdahl

Global Research, July 3, 2011

Here's an interesting article from Global Research in Canada.  I started with a quotation and then part of the article with the link to the entire article for those who would like to continue reading.  This fits into thoughts that I had about food and it's production just the last few days.  I thought about livestock feed.  The horses and cows, sheep, and pigs ate from the meadows and forests.  They had natural wild flowers and what we call weeds to eat that were not only nutrious, but strengthened their immune systems and killed bacterias naturally.  They had red and white clover to eat which strengthens the immune system.  St John's Wort which calms and has all kinds of health giving properties.  Dandelions which are a good food full of vitamins and minerals with many health giving properties.  Grasses to eat full of life.  They lived in the meadows and forests in calm, stress free environments and people had food full of energy and nutrition.

What did we do with a well functioning system?  Well, in my eyes we destroyed it by putting animals in cages and closed barns, by feeding them GMO feeds and pumping them full of medicines, vaccines, and stressing them by taking them out of their natural environments so that a few of greed could control markets and reap huge profits.  What did this do to us?  Well, look around and see the children with bodies of 60 year olds with all kinds of alphabet diseases and little stamina or strength.

The record rise in grain and food prices in recent years is not a mere Wall Street profit gimmick, although obscene profits are being made. Rather, it is apparently an integral part of a long-term strategy whose roots go back to the years just after World War Two when Nelson Rockefeller and his brothers tried to organize the global food chain along the same monopoly model they had used for world oil. Food would henceforth become just another commodity like oil or tin or silver whose scarcity and price could ultimately be controlled by a small group of powerful trading insiders.

At the same time the Rockefeller brothers were expanding their global business reach from oil to agriculture in the developing world through their technology-driven Green Revolution scheme after the war, they were also financing a little-noticed project at Harvard University. The project would form the infrastructure for their plan to globalize world food production under the central control of a handful of private corporations.

Getting Used To Life Without Food
Wall Street, BP, bio-ethanol and the death of millions

My late grandfather, a man of sturdy Norwegian-American farm stock, who later became a newspaper editor and political activist during the First World War, used to say, 'A man can get used to pretty much anything with time, except dying...and even that with some practice.' Well, as fate has it, it seems we, the vast majority of the human race, are about to test that adage in regard to the availability of our daily bread itself.

Food is one of those funny things it's hard to live without. We all tend to take it for granted that our local supermarket will continue to offer whatever we wish, in abundance, at affordable prices or nearly so. Yet living without adequate food is the growing prospect facing hundreds of millions, if not billions, of us over the coming years.

In a sense it's a genuine paradox. Our planet has everything we need to produce nutritious natural food to feed the entire world population many times over. This is the case, despite the ravages of industrialized agriculture over the past half century or more.

Then, how can it be that our world faces, according to some predictions, the prospect of a decade or more of famine on a global scale? The answer lies in the forces and interest groups that have decided to artificially create a scarcity of nutritious food. The problem has several important dimensions.

For the rest of the story, please click on the link provided below:


Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste my brother Mike, the problem is worse than anyone could imagine. Over 1 billion people on the planet are starving to death.

Agenda 21 is starting to kick in all over the world. It is estimated that in the next 3 years another 2 billion will die of starvation. If you have not researched agenda 21 check out the video in the "unveiling darkness" section on my blogsite.

In Lak' ech, brother, prosper in love...

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Chris:

Thanks for your comment and the information. I will google this Agenda 21 business today and take a look at you blog also.

Many good wishes your way,

Anonymous said...

Once again thank you for sharing this excellent insight on our food crises.


betty manousos said...

powerful post, thanks so much for sharing.

i also thank you for following Cut and Dry.
following back!

have a great day!

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Betty and welcome to Sweden.

Thanks for stopping by, joining up, and your kind words.

Kindest regards,
Mike Hopkins
Karlstad, Sweden

✿ France ✿ ✿ said...

DSL je vais chercher la traduction

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello France:

Welcome and thanks for stopping by.

Kind regards,

Bonjour la France:

Bienvenue et merci de votre visite.


Anonymous said...

As a life long vegie may I suggest that the problem is not the vegie diet but the fact that to maintain one's health, especially as we age, it is essential that we eat ORGANIC foods. If we don't then over time our cells become starved for the necessary nutrition and this negatively affects our immune system which becomes weakened as a result. Non-organic foods do not contain the necessary 'foods' to maintain our cells et al in good shape.

I am 76 and still healthy and active. I have been a vegetarian since I was 18. Doesn't that say something?

Michael B.

David M said...

Great article, and relevant more so now.

FYI, could not open it through Google+, kept getting a 401 error

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello David:

Then there is some censoring going on somewhere. Hard to say. Could be from several sources, FYI, I can open it up from my computer.

Take care David,