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I can’t buy local: I don’t live in China!

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 AllRights Reserved 

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“Most people have the idea that food in our grocery stores just magically appears; maybe it just pops up out of the floors or drops down from secret store rooms in the ceilings.”

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Buy local? Ok! I will do that!  Wait…..this says product of China, product of Brazil, product of Mexico, product of Egypt, Guatemala, Argentina ………where is the stuff produced in the US?  How am I supposed to buy local to support my local economy when there is nothing here that was produced locally or even in the United States?  And this stuff over here?  It just says “distributed by” a company in the US and I have no idea where the heck it came from.  

In what I see as a sick joke mouthed by sick individuals in our government, the call has gone out to “buy local!  Know your farmer!”  I know the farmers in this area but they are being regulated and pressured out of business with the passage of the fake food safety bill in the senate.  Maybe I should say by one senator…..”Dirty Harry” Reid.  It was his one, unanimous vote in an empty senate chamber that broke the back of independent agriculture in the US.  

Food riots coming to a town near you! Or maybe even yours.

By now we have all heard of the massive riots in Egypt.  Previously, Tunisia’s government was overthrown and the riots in Greece and Italy and India against rising taxes, food prices, and corrupt governments comprised of self-entitled elitists, is growing.  The so-called global economy promoted as some perverted form of capitalism and riddled with jingoistic terms like “free trade”, is destroying one economy after another.  Face it: A global economy as it is practiced is not only economically disastrous, but also is the tool used to destroy nations.  In that sense, it is working. More

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Food shortages: Creating a crisis to force global food control

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved 

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Apparently the plan is to defile the land, livestock and food supplies and then starve us into accepting some food-like product that has no nutritional value and that may also be a hazard to our health.   

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A shortage of food is being intentionally staged around the world.  Apparently, if we resist the theft and seizure of food production and supply by bio-pirates and facilitated by government puppets, we will be intentionally starved into submission.  Threats of the food shortage are constantly launched into “lame stream media” as a warning to the rest of us that we had better comply or face the fate of those poorer nations where millions are suffering from famine or death from lack of food.  More

Africa: up for grabs The scale and impact of land grabbing for agrofuels

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Friends of the Earth Africa and Friends of the Earth Europe | 30 August 2010

The farming system developed shall respect ecological limits, not lead to climate changing emissions, depletion of the soil and prevent the exhaustion of water supplies. Such systems naturally forbid the use of genetically modified crops or trees.

Executive summary

Access to land provides food and livelihoods for billions of people around the world, but as the availability of fertile land and water is threatened by climate change, mismanagement and consumption patterns, demand for land has been increasing.

“Land grabs” – where land traditionally used by local communities is leased or sold to outside investors (from corporations and from governments) are becoming increasingly common across Africa. Whilst many of these deals are for food cultivation, there is a growing interest in growing crops for fuel – agrofuels – particularly to supply the growing EU market.

These land grabs have been taking place against a backdrop of rising food prices which led to the food crisis in 2008. There were food riots in some developing countries and in Haiti and Madagascar the governments were overthrown as a result of the crisis. Crops being used for agrofuels was a major factor in the rising price of food. More

Stop the global land grab! GRAIN STATEMENT AT THE JOINT GRAIN-LA VIA CAMPESINA MEDIA BRIEFING

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 “The question we should be asking is not “How do we make these investments work?” It is “What farming and food systems will feed people without making them sick, keep farmers on the farm instead of the city slums, and allow communities to prosper and thrive?”

For over a year a half now, we have been watching carefully how investors are trying to take control of farmland in Asia, Africa and Latin America as a response to the food and financial crises. In the beginning, during the early months of 2008, they talked about getting these lands for “food security”, their food security. Gulf State officials began flying around the globe looking for large areas of cultivable land that they could acquire to grow rice to feed their burgeoning populations without relying on international trade. So too were Koreans, Libyans, Egyptians and others. In most of these talks, high-level government representatives were directly involved, peddling new packages of political, economic and financial cooperation with agricultural land transactions smack in the centre. More

The new farm owners

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Corporate investors lead the rush for control over overseas farmland

GRAIN, October 2009

With all the talk about “food security,” and distorted media statements like “South Korea leases half of Madagascar’s land,”1 it may not be evident to a lot of people that the lead actors in today’s global land grab for overseas food production are not countries or governments but corporations. So much attention has been focused on the involvement of states, like Saudi Arabia, China or South Korea. But the reality is that while governments are facilitating the deals, private companies are the ones getting control of the land. And their interests are simply not the same as those of governments. More

Food Shortages: the Perfect Enabler

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by: Marti Oakley (C) copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

How could it happen?  Here in the US, in the greatest agricultural country ever to have existed…..and we are facing a food shortage.  Already here in Minnesota, large food chains are limiting the number of bags of rice, flour and sugar.  Stranger even still, as Minnesota is the #1 sugar beet grower in the nation.  We are an agricultural based state, producing not only sugar beets, but corn, wheat, oats, soybeans, dairy and so many other foods, a food shortage cannot seem possible.

Corn prices have risen 60% this year and I would not find that objectionable if the increase was due to food supplies.  Instead, we are burning food supplies (corn) to make biofuel in the belief this will decrease our consumption of foreign oil.  Somehow, driving on an empty stomach doesn’t appeal to me much.  At what point will we decide that access to food is far more important to us than cranking up these gas guzzling vehicles? And when will we understand that burning nearly a gallon of oil to produce a gallon of ethanol is not only inefficient, but produces 20% less usable energy is a carefully constructed recipe for disaster?

The sudden acceptance in the last few years (and that is “sudden” as slowly as our government moves when it doesn’t want something to happen) of fuel produced from corn should have made us all put on the brakes.  After decades of fighting any chances of developing alternative fuels and intentionally making alternative energy production an impossibility, the government is now on board and fully supporting the research and development of biofuel.  Now why would that be?

As always with those who operate behind the curtain, nothing happens until it is opportune to do so.  Apparently the time has come to bring the hammer down.  What we will face in the next few years will be so devastating to us as a society, nothing will ever be the same.  The created food crisis will only be the tip of the iceberg, but, it is this crisis that will be the catalyst for plans made in advance for us, and whether or not we survive.  Survival here should not be defined in limited terms.  It should be an inclusive term, meaning everything we know, life as we have known it and whether we continue to live will be subject to our ability and determination.  Those who comply with the coming changes will eat, those who don’t won’t.

Aside from the chemtrails appearing all over the world, but most especially here in the US….where a vast amount of food is produced ….. polymers, bacterium, heavy metals, barium and other pollutants and irritants are sprayed into our skies over vast areas.  A sure sign that chemtrails are at work are the stunted crops, the lack of bees for pollination, and large numbers of birds of all sizes just dropping from the skies like stones having died in flight.  Water testing after chemtrails are spotted shows a spike in barium among other things, and the resulting fish kills evidenced by dead fish washing ashore for miles is attributed to the sudden rise in some unknown bacteria appearing in the water.  Keep in mind that before any of these toxic concoctions reach the ground or water supplies…..we breathe them in.

Food is the greatest enabler of control.  Preventing its production either by agreements such as NAFTA and CAFTA among others, or by intentionally contaminating the food supply limits the amount of food available.  If the wars didn’t put us in the street fighting the government, if the encouraged mass migration of illegal immigrants into the country hasn’t caused civil unrest, if the gross and blatant corruption of our government and the administrations obvious contempt for the people of the United States did not bring us to our feet in protest, then surely, cutting off our food supply will.  Hungry people are angry people.

What our government wants to have happen more than any other thing is for us to rise up in civil disobedience and are prepared to utilize any mechanism, even food, to cause that to happen.

What the wars and corruption, the mass illegal immigration couldn’t bring about, a food shortage will.  In anticipation of this preconceived plan to enable martial law, to rid the elite of the nuisance of government controlled by the governed, and to solidify the North American Union and the Security & Prosperity Partnership as the forerunners to one world government, we will see our food supply dwindle to almost nothing recognizable.  THAT will make us take to the streets in protest.  That will allow the administration to declare a national emergency, implement martial law and we will see Canadian troops on our streets to control us.

The food shortage that has been carefully planned is strategic as well.  Already around the world less fortunate populations are unable to afford what little food is available and are beginning to fight back.  And this is only the beginning.  In the great created food crisis millions will suffer and die as “useless eaters” are purged from the earth.  Starvation will do what AIDS, SARS, the phony Bird Flu and other attempts at mass depopulation haven’t accomplished.  It will wipe out huge segments of the worlds populations and enable the conversion of the US, Canada and other advanced nations into states of despair.  And it will facilitate the planned overthrow of our government in favor of total fascism by a group of global elitists who believe we are all expendable.

They needed a catalyst.  They needed a reason to justify what they are about to do to us.  And all of what is coming will be presented to us as the only way out……and many of us will willingly comply with the program.

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