It has now been 24 days since the harvest moon rose for the year 2021. I have now been off harvest for a little over 7 weeks.
My articles have been getting some attention and I have been invited to chat on several podcasts.
As the full moon glows again we continue down the rabbit hole of the
“Source of the Seed.”
I came up with the phrase as I was in North Dakota and I was trying to understand the bigger picture of what is transpiring and what has been going on for most of our lives. I needed to get to the source of the story, to the beginning of the deception.
I have tried to layout a good roadmap of the past and how we are moving forward when it comes to our food supply and our nutrition. Today I will attempt to paint a more clear picture. What has happened in the past, especially since 1996, 2008, 2013, and up to now.
I will not get too technical and I will try to keep everything clear and present an outline that you can understand and one that is useful in breaking down the complex global food and seed system that feeds us all.
I want to start off by saying. I am not afraid, I know some people think this information is a form of gloom and doom. It is not. It is a wake-up call and it is an opportunity to take control and to engineer a new understanding and a new lifestyle based on intentional decision-making skills, and a new form of agency that we need to bring to our quest for sovereignty and truth.
I will provide some useful links at the end of this article as well as some new updates to be looking forward to.
Stay strong and stay engaged. We got this!
So here we go.
Since the 2008 economic downturn, there have been more than 70 seed company acquisitions by the top eight firms, as well as a number of biotech company acquisitions and joint ventures. Monsanto, DuPont, and Syngenta now control over half the global market – a dramatic shift since 1996 when the top three corporations in the global seed industry controlled 22% of the industry.
As most of you know Bayer now owns Monsanto.
What does Monsanto actually do?
Monsanto is an American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation that was founded in 1901. Generally known for producing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), having a bad environmental record, using dangerous pesticides, and clashing with local farmers.
Monsanto actually started out as a failing chemical company in 1901. They were almost obsolete until they were able to get a large contract with Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola was literally the seed money for Monsanto. Monsanto became the delivery of caffeine to the soft drink. (Much more in-depth story here)
(Thanks, Jay Pow Pow for the link! A must follow and a great podcast on the Joe Rogan experience.)
A glimpse at the organizational structure of the global picture.
Monsanto and other industry giants developed the Technology Use Agreement - TUG. That was implemented in or around 1996. Very little information is available about TUG and the content is usually by the seed industry and is about how good it is for the farmer and the strict enforcement of this sleeper law. 1996 was the year we began introducing GMO technology into the global picture.
A technology use agreement — or TUG — is entered into by any farmer who plants a GMO commodity. These agreements, also simply known as “technology agreements,” contain the terms under which a farmer may plant the seed of the company selling the seed.
But the agreement also contains the limitations for which the grown seed — the crop produced by the seed — may be used and how and where the crop may be sold. And the agreement also contains several other conditions that most farmers wouldn’t agree to if they were on a level playing field with the seed company.
The biggest immediate ramification of the TUG is that “brown bagging” the crop is strictly prohibited. Unlike the good old days, a farmer can’t sock away a few bushels of seed in a bin and use it for seed the next year. Instead, the TUG dictates that the entire crop must be harvested and sold at the elevator, absent other arrangements made with a seed dealer.
You never own the seed, you lease the seed. Farmers are at the mercy of a technology contract that they have to sign from a chemical company.
Seed costs increase so does the pesticide and herbicide industry evolve.
Everyone on this hamster wheel is chasing their tail every 13 months. Why? We have to re-invent the seed every year. We have to re-invent the chemicals used to make the seeds grow and allow them to survive.
There could be 10 books written about Monsanto but I just wanted to give you a quick glimpse of their history and how the history of the seed has evolved. My intention is to not make this article strictly Monsanto.
The Source of the Seed has been hijacked!
How it works - “Understanding the Power behind the Source of the Seed”
They dominate the export and import of basic foodstuffs—wheat, soy, corn, rice, sugar, dairy tropical products, etc.
They intervene to determine where crops are grown, which they call “export sourcing,” and “value chain” development.
They engage in and often set, speculation on the commodity exchanges.
They dominate world crop and livestock research and genetics with wrongful patent/intellectual property rights, to seeds, breeds, and even biotech procedures.
They dominate fertilizer and other agrochemicals—development, pricing, and availability.
They dominate food processing.
They position their operations to control retail—final distribution of food—and dictate prices and standards to suppliers.
A rancher, who does not sell his beef at the depressed price offered by these five firms, will starve. There is almost no one else to sell to!
And, of course, they thwart any and all attempts at national food self-sufficiency.
For those who do not know history, this looks like the replay of the British East India Company, dictating conditions and trade in rice, indigo, cotton, tea, opium, and other goods of their time, and it should. Beyond gargantuan profiteering, the result of today’s cartel practices is genocide. On every continent, potential food productivity, through national water, power, and agro-industrial improvements has been deliberately subverted, to the point now of mass hunger and starvation.
The Deadly Details
The following summarizes some of the aspects of the degree of control and destruction of today’s world food situation by these commodity cartels. Look at the food cartels’ control over each of the four dominant food groups.
Of the total 2,300 million metric tons of grains produced worldwide, some 400 million tons are traded, about 80% of which is dominated by a very few firms, principally Cargill Inc., ADM, Bunge, and Louis Dreyfus.
Several of these same firms dominate grain processing, and are also heavily involved in biofuels In the U.S.—the world’s single largest corn grower—nearly 40% of production is now going to ethanol, instead of the food chain, This is the policy of New York and London.
Grains, or cereals as they are often called, consist of wheat; the coarse grains, including corn, barley, oats, sorghum, and rye; and rice.
Canada and Australia combined are the world’s third-largest grain exporting region, after America and Europe. Although they have their own unique internal picture, with a modicum of political influence from farmers, both are British Commonwealth Elizabeth II nations, under the thumb of the Queen.
In sum, the Anglo-Dutch-Swiss –American food cartel dominates 80-90% of the world grain trade. In fact, however, the control is far greater than the sum of its parts: The Big Six grain companies are organized as a cartel they move grain back and forth from any one of the major, or minor, exporting nations. Cargill, Continental, Louis Dreyfus et al. own world shipping fleets, and have long-established sales relationships, financial markets, and commodity trading exchanges (such as the London-based Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange) on which grain is traded, which completes their domination. No other forces in the world, including governments, are as well organized as the cartel, and therefore, London’s power in this area remains unchallenged. Earnings and profits are up 20% in recent years for all these firms, while shortages and hunger worsen.
Feed and Seed
The cartel also controls feed for animals and seeds for planting. BP, through its Nutrition division, is the largest feed producer in Europe. Having bought Purina Mills, BP is now the second-largest feed producer in America. Cargill, through its Nutrena feed division, is also the biggest producer of animal seed and hybrid seed in the world, while Continental Grain, through its Wayne Feed division, is also a major producer of feed and hybrid seed production.
There is tight control over seeds and high-yield seed traits. The top ten world seed companies account for over 65% of all world seed sales, – with the top three – Monsanto, DuPont, and Syngenta – accounting for half of all sales of patented seeds. Monsanto alone accounts for 60% of the corn and soybean market in the US. Its patented biotech straits are in 90% of US soybeans and in 80% of US corn. US farmers have seen a 64% rise in seed prices in the past three years, directly to this cartel.
Through wrongful and biotech patenting, a small group of agrochemical companies exerts extreme control over crop genetics, including Monsanto/Bayer, Cargill, Dupont, and Syngenta.
Against the backdrop of the spreading fear about a global coronavirus pandemic, an event has slipped largely under the radar at a spot so removed from the rest of the world that most are unaware of its existence. The Svalbard “Doomsday” Seed Vault on Spitsbergen Island north of the Arctic Circle just received an additional major shipment of plant variety seeds for its special storage. What makes this entire seed bank enterprise suspicious at the very least is the list of financial sponsors behind the global project.
On February 25 more than 60,000 new seed varieties were placed in the Svalbard vault, the largest deposit of seeds since it opened. This brings the total of seed types to over one million since the vault was first opened for deposits in early 2008.
The latest seed deposits include onions from Brazil, guar beans from central Asia, corn seeds sacred to the Cherokee nation. The Svalbard vault is on the island that is legally part of Norway since a 1925 treaty. The Norwegian government put up much of the money for the construction of the facility whose backers declared it was able to withstand a nuclear bomb blast. The only problem was planners did not make the structure, built into a mountainside, waterproof and the entrance flooded amid heavy rains in 2016, necessitating a major investment of the tens of millions of dollars for repairs and upgrades which were just completed, some four years later. Notably, as Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg pointed out during the recent seed-greeting ceremony, the year 2020 is slated as the year by which countries should have safeguarded genetic diversity of crops to meet the UN goal of “eliminating hunger by 2030.” The year 2030 is when the UN IPCC predicts catastrophic climate change barring a radical action from the world, as well as the key benchmark year for the UN’s Malthusian Agenda2030.
The publicly-stated argument for the major seed bank project is supposed to be a safe backup for the numerous national seed bank collections in the event they are destroyed in a war, or by a natural disaster, or “other global emergency events.” The Svalbard vault has been called the “Noah’s ark of seeds,” if there should be a “global catastrophe”, it will allow a theoretical restart to world agriculture.
The seed bank and acquisition of the seeds is managed by an entity known as the Crop Trust, officially known as the Global Crop Diversity Trust, now based in Bonn, Germany. It has an impressive list of financial sponsors which it calls the Donors’ Council. Among the most eye-catching they name Bayer Crop Science, which now incorporates Monsanto; DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred; Syngenta AG, now owned by ChemChina. These are the world’s largest purveyors of GMO patented seeds and the paired agrichemicals such as Roundup with glyphosate. China’s now state-owned Syngenta is the world’s largest supplier of crop chemicals.
In addition, Crop Trust Donors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the major donor to initiate the Trust in 2004 with the FAO, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and CGIAR, acting through Bioversity International.
Gates Foundation is joined at Crop Trust by the Rockefeller Foundation, the ones who first financed the creation of GMO biotechnology beginning in the 1970s at their International Rice Research Institute, where they spent millions trying to develop the colossal failure called Vitamin A-enhanced Golden Rice. CGIAR, set up in 1972 by the Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Foundation to spread their Green Revolution agribusiness model, controls most of the private seed banks from the Philippines to Syria to Kenya. In all, these present seed banks hold more than six and a half million seed varieties, almost two million of which are ‘distinct.’ Svalbard’s Doomsday Vault has a capacity to house four and a half million different seeds.
At the time the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Vault opened in 2008 the chairman of the Crop Trust was Canadian Margaret Catley-Carlson. Catley-Carlson was also president until 1999 of the New York-based Population Council, John D. Rockefeller III.
Catley-Carlson also sat on the board of the Syngenta Foundation.
Gates Foundation is backing the organization responsible for maintaining the Svalbard “Doomsday” Seed Vault at the same time Gates is emerging as a major authority on the danger of the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic? In an article he wrote for the New England Journal of Medicine, Gates stated that the designated COVID19 “has started behaving a lot like the once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about.”
“He who controls the world’s crop seeds controls the world”.
A very few mega-firms now dominate large shares of meat slaughtering, both for export and for domestic sale, the world over. Four mega-firms account for most of the meatpacking in the US: JBS, Tyson, National, and Cargill. The cartels’ four major export regions (the US, the EU, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, as well as Argentina and Brazil) exert enormous dominance over meat exports. The cartels’ basic food export regions commanded 92% of the world’s export trade of pork, and 93% of the world’s export trade of poultry. The export of pork and poultry in China and Taiwan is increasingly run by the food cartel - source reference
After you are able to understand more of how the seed is hidden and controlled we can begin to see that our food can and is used against us as a weapon.
The here and now and moving forward
In last week’s article The Source I was able to outline the next steps that are taking place in Glasgow starting on Oct 31st. 197 countries and 100s of global corporations will be represented. After this conference wraps up, institutions from financial, food, retail, basically any type of industry are going to be given their marching orders. The Global Marketing Plan is about to be released onto the airwaves of the mainstream narrative and the government will be the enforcement arm of these changes.
That is a good overview of where we are. I will be releasing the 3rd Harvest of Deception report on November 14th. This is when the Glasgow conference convenes.
What do I see first on the list?
They plan to severely damage our beef supply in the United States. Inflated beef prices and a fabricated beef supply shortage are already gripping the nation.
Counterpunch - We got skills and we got plans!
The Texas Beef Initiative - #TxBeefInitiative
I will be writing a new lifestyle report next week and I have found a pioneer in ways to raise, produce and supply beef to anyone in the United States.
You can view his website here. If you don’t have some beef ordered by 7 am Monday morning I can’t help you.
Stay tuned for Thursday night’s article when I cover the 2SRanch. You will learn more about Texas Heritage and Tradition and especially you will dive deep into our cattle industry. If you missed last week’s Lifestyle Article check it out now.
This week’s article is a bit shorter in length because quite honest there is a lot of information to digest.
I write my pieces on Sundays. I wake up and have a visit with my people, make coffee and sit down at my desk. I usually take about 6 full hours to outline, compile and organize. I take small breaks to give my brain a rest and I do my editing in small sections.
My intentions are to make the information flow in a way that you can take it in. My hopes are that I give you information that will paint some clarity in our lives but also I want to provide solutions. None of this is to grab unwarranted attention that involves shock value or a dramatic sequence.
I am a romantic at heart that is also a warrior of days gone by. It takes some confidence in making that claim. I have no problem standing by that claim. I have a personal brand and I have receipts. Each day I dive deeper into the corruption that is our food supply and what we know as #MPAC I grow more and more disgusted on how we have been used and how we have been turned into the recycling bin/trash can of corporate waste and greed.
Our land is destroyed, our seeds are under lock and key, our protein is close to being polluted in ways that are confusing.
I move forward and I’m ready to go toe to toe with anyone who cares to fight or disagree.
It is time to let them know I am not playing in their sandbox anymore, they are playing in mine, they just don’t know it yet.
Today I did a two-hour rip with The Blue Collar Pleb you can listen to it here. Blue Collar and Slim I believe it is something you want to hear. We talk about food, bitcoin, heritage, tradition, history, and how we are moving forward.
Come along. Invite your family and friends. I guarantee you within a month every one of you will be able to source your animal protein from anywhere in the US.
It is time to build mesh networks and it is time we all start decentralizing our food supply. Our families and children deserve and you the reader have a responsibility to take action.
“Half measures avail us nothing!” ~ TxSlim
Love all of you guys and thank you for your support.
Another heads up, I will be heading down to Austin to meet Marty Bent on the first of November. We will be sitting down to talk about #FoodIntelligence and the #TxBeefIntiative. If you do not already listen to his daily rip check it out here now. Tales from the Crypt
“To every one of those complicit in stealing the joy and dreams of our children, I am coming after you.”