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A coleague  just resently recieved this in the mail from the future CEO of this company. We’re excited about moving forward on this and anticipate putting food on the table on a global basis. and as far as promotion goes, all options will be on the table.

When the times get tough, the Oregonians get tougher. This is a sure candidate for a small business loan because it will involve the defense industries that are already in place in the Middle East. They should be able to supply plenty of camel meat with Monsanto’s help. With the genes of rabbits, and a little genetic engineering, there should be plenty of Dromedaries to go around. Monsanto is probably already working on some drought and radiation resistant strains of wadi brush to feed them.

This is our call, fellow Oregonians. We can form cottage industries in all aspects of  this unique food production, from the field to the final market. We will need experts in processing, packaging, advertizing, and delivery of the products. Shouldn’t take long to get this off the ground, with all the rain lately, we might still get in a crop of rice. There will be more on this after our first board meeting. We will also, no doubt, need some executives …G:

hat tip to george

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We are rapidly approaching the era of Frankenfood and if the Agrocorp’s have their way we won’t even be able to grow our own. There is a movement to re-instate small farms and organic methods, but large corporations like Monsanto are buying influence in government, in our educational system, and even the corporate media.

In the farming department, Monsanto is so busy buying up the leading seed companies that the only way you can grow untainted food is to buy or borrow heirloom seed. So entrenched is this devious purveyor of poison and herbacides that, in some cases, it is actually illegal to grow organic food in your own garden.

All is not lost yet though, the folks in Chambersburg PA have formed their own legal coalition called the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. Here’s an article from their web site…

“Small Farm Extermination”

celdf.org

Submitted by:

Thomas Linzey, Esq. 675 Mower Road, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

Multinational agri-business corporations set out almost forty years ago to exterminate family farmers and take control of food production in the United States. That chilling proposition, which has been asserted by farming communities across the Country over the past decade, gained support last week with the release of a document authored by several agri-business corporations.

The 1962 strategy memorandum, entitled “An Adaptive Program for Agriculture”, was drafted by a group of multinational corporations called the “Committee for Economic Development” and it lays out a detailed plan for the decidedly un-American corporate takeover of an American institution – the family farm.

Chapter 6 of the memorandum calls for a two pronged strategy, either “(a) leakproof control of farm production by agri-business corporations” or “(b) a program, such as we are recommending here, to induce excess resources – primarily people – to move rapidly out of agriculture.”

One of those “excess resources” – an Illinois hog farmer named Keith Bolin – was one of the farmers who read the paper. In an interview done shortly after Farm Aid, Bolin spoke of the absolute control being exercised over hog prices by agri-business corporations. He explained that “Many factory farms are packer owned and packer controlled. And when the packers are short of hogs and they don’t want to bid up for my hogs, they flood the market with their own and drive the price down. They force me to chase the market down. They use their own hogs to drive the price lower.” Last year, Bolin lost thirteen months of net worth. Last month, he canceled his health insurance to cut his operating costs. Next year, he sees himself taking a job off the farm.

In blunt testimony before the Senate Ag Committee, he stated that “this is not about efficiency or inefficiency. It’s about control of our food supply by a few multinationals who are not loyal to Main Street, or rural America, or the American flag.”

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Hmm, looks like Monsanto & USAID are making significant progress in bringing about, their signature program, the “Green Revolution”, to Afghasnistan and Pakistan. I can’t help but wonder, though, why they didn’t just compost all those seeds so the soil would be a little easier to spade. Oh well, I suppose that Monsanto knows best..,.) :

CNN

KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — The U.S. military bombed about 300 tons of poppy seeds in a dusty field in southern Afghanistan Tuesday in a dramatic show of force designed to break up the Taliban’s connection to heroin.

The air strike occurred mid-day in Helmand province and was observed by CNN’s Ivan Watson, who is embedded with the U.S. Marines operating in that province.

The military dropped a series of 1,000-pound bombs from planes on the mounds of poppy seeds and then followed with strikes from helicopters.

Tony Wayne, with the U.S. State Department, said the strikes on poppy seeds, that can be used to make opium and heroin, is part of a strategy shift for the military to stop the Taliban and other insurgents from profiting from drugs.

“There is a nexus that needs to be broken between the insurgents and the drug traffickers,” Wayne said. “Also, it is part of winning the hearts and minds of the population because in some cases they are intimidated into growing poppies.”

In a bid to encourage Afghan farmers to swap out their poppy plants for wheat crops the U.S. Agency for International Development has been offering them seeds, fertilizers and improved irrigation.

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