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By: Marti Oakley  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Copyright (c) 2009

The Truth behind the drive to outlaw raw/fresh milk sales or:

How the USDA and the federal government are actively working to end family and independent dairy farming for corporate interests.

 The BUSINESS OF CULLEN AGRITECH:

 Business Overview– Pg. 6

Cullen Agritech is a newly formed company formed in June 2009 committed to the development and commercialization of advanced agricultural technologies. Cullen Agritech’s principal focus will be to improve agricultural yields through pasture and animal sciences. Cullen Agritech’s primary operations will be conducted through Natural Dairy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cullen Agritech, through which it will attempt to engage in a long term scalable dairy farming operation utilizing the Cullen Agritech farming system in the Southeastern United States. Cullen Agritech will also offer advisory services associated with the development and implementation of efficient farming techniques. This will promote a methodology that incorporates components of New Zealand’s pasture-based farming system, scientifically adapted for use in local markets.” (end clip)

The new technology being promoted by Cullen- New Zealand is simply what farmers have done for thousands of years; the moving of their livestock routinely to fresh pastures making sure ample water was made available to them and incidentally; reducing the number and amount of toxic chemicals, vaccines, hormones and additives required to be used in private operations.  While there certainly is a scientific soundness to this practice, it most assuredly is nothing new. So where would the “scientific” application of what is commonly understood to be the best management practices of dairy herding, be applied?  And how?  And how could you rationalize the re-designation of traditional dairy farming methods as something new and innovative and apply for and receive a patent on that method?

First you go to either Georgia or Arizona, each designated a sole and singular milk [region] by the USDA (in this case Georgia) and you worm your way into a Land Grant University.  This allows you to use taxpayer funds to set up your patent scheme and to test it and work out the bugs.  But this isn’t enough.  You cannot gain proprietary rights through the TRIPPS agreement which will be the only way you can seize property and end competition unless you come up with something supposedly “new”.   You have to be able to claim your proprietary rights were violated (intellectual and/or scientific creations) in order to show harm.  So how would this be accomplished?

Under the auspices of the land grant university you go into an area, say for instance, Eatonton, Georgia and you collect the germ plasms from about 192 native species of grasses and clovers.  Although these belong to the public domain (owned by the public at large) and even though this property of the public is never sold, leased or even formally lent to the corporation gathering them, they in turn take them, attach proteins, alter dna, splice genes or whatever is necessary to then turn around and say “we invented this, and we own it”. 

Understand here that what has been [created] by theft from the public domain is a cultivar or grass that has had no risk assessment done on it to see how it will impact local biodiversity and, no attempt has been made to determine how these alien, invasive species will be controlled.  In fact, this is intentionally not done.  Why? You ask?  Because the new grasses and cultivars are now altered in such a way, they become an aggressive species; quickly overtaking native species and altering forever the natural biodiversity of the landscape where they have been intentionally planted. 

Agritech goes on to claim their new cultivars and grasses are substantially different from the original plants due to the corporations tampering with the natural state of the plant.  This is the only way they can obtain a patent and claim it is “new”.  Other than their own data, little if any real testing has been done to support not only this claim, but the subsequent claim their new creations cause an increase in milk production.  In fact, the only other known test on these cultivars and grasses showed no significant production increase in milk resulting from the introduction of these invasive species. 

In order to sell the milk produced from cattle fed the invasive grasses and cultivars, Agritech must now provide data showing no substantial difference between cows grazed on natural forage and those grazed on the genetically altered forage.

On one hand, to get the patent they claim it is substantially different and on the other, when it comes to selling the milk produced by grazing the gmo, claiming there is no significant difference.   

These new grasses and cultivars were created for no other reasons than activating patent rights and provide no benefit either to livestock or production.

Spreading rapidly and without any control these alien species now invade neighboring properties whether the owner wants them there or not or even knows they are there. Here is where international proprietary rights enter the picture, dealing a fatal blow to private property owners and their rights.  The newly created invasive species which the “creator” can’t and never had any intentions of controlling and which appeared without invitation on private property is now considered “stolen property” under proprietary rights.  That’s right!  You have now “stolen” the creation of an uncontrollable and aggressive alien species via horizontal transfer, wind drift, bird droppings, the movement of animals or the plants’ programmed aggressive genetics.  And now, using the Monsanto standard of planting in close proximity to traditional crops just waiting for nature to follow its course, you begin the next phase of your seizure of public and private lands under proprietary rights.

While all this goes on, the USDA one of the corporations’ major financial and political supporters begins working to convince the public that a great danger lies in consuming raw/fresh milk.  Buying their way via cooperative agreement bribery funding into your state, USDA begins a methodical collapsing of privately owned and operated dairy operations to facilitate the overtaking of all dairy production in the US by Cullen Agritech and centralizing it in the southeastern states.  Fictions of law called “regulations” are erected to facilitate the theft of land and the ending of private operations.  The USDA is also busying itself in trying to convince the public that “traditional” and “cafo” farming are the same thing.  Even the land grant university refers to industrialized cafo farms as a “traditional” farming method; in whose nightmares I wouldn’t know.

This is happening in almost every state of the Union and yet not one state legislator has moved in any state to even attempt to protect sovereign private citizens from being forced out of business and off their land. 

Page 6 cont.)

Upon completion of the merger Cullen Agritech will acquire rights with respect to a proprietary, pasture-based, farming system for the production of raw milk, primarily in the Southeastern United States. This farming system has been tested through application on research farms in the state of Georgia in the US. These research farms are not owned by Cullen Agritech and the research was conducted by the Research Partners. The resulting know-how associated with its farming system, including the constituent components incorporated within the holistic system, is proprietary information which will be owned by Cullen Agritech upon consummation of the merger.

Natural Dairy intends to acquire farmland in the Southeastern United States for the implementation of Cullen Agritech’s farming.

Upon completion of this merger mentioned, traditional dairy farming will become the proprietary right of Cullen Agritech/New Zealand.  In all of these political maneuverings, the outright assaults on public domain and sovereign citizens; the attempts to destroy family and independent farming and ranching lies the catalyst and reason for what is being facilitated by our own government: THE THEFT OF THE  LAND.  All across the globe private farmers and ranchers are being forced off of agricultural land.  The nation/state immediately seizes it for corporate investors after first implementing Codex Alimentarius, Premises ID and an animal identification system.  All three things devised for the sole purpose of taking production and supply of food away from the individual and handing it over to corporations, for profit.

While they did this to countries and poor nations on the other side of the globe we didn’t think it was anything to worry about.  But the vultures have come home to roost and now they are landing on our shores and a corporate government dedicated to seizing food production and supply is waving them in for a safe landing. 

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Please note the use of the term “raw milk” in the above clip. 

NOTE:  Just so you know, (ask anyone sued by Monsanto) the court system does not care that you did not intentionally plant or even want the Frankenstein plants or the dna of those Frankenstein plants in your crop or grassland; nor do they care or recognize that these results of science gone mad invaded your property. The US judicial system has routinely allowed unwarranted search and seizure by individuals hired by corporations to illegally trespass on your property and to seize it when they choose too.  Instead of the corporation being held liable for damages, for contamination of traditional crops and grasslands, for rendering your genetically pure traditional seed as unfit for human consumption and there fore unacceptable for foreign markets and free trade (most foreign countries will not accept GMO).  Instead, they cite the private land owner/crop grower as responsible; handing billions over to corporations who caused the problem, calling it “damages”.