By Derrick Broze
The Conscious Resistance Network presents: The Pyramid of Power
In the 8th episode of this 16-part series Derrick Broze explores the takeover of the food supply, the history of food as a weapon of war, genetically engineered foods, and more.
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As we continue our journey through the Pyramid, we have learned about the captured agencies within the FCC, taking their orders from Big Wireless. We have also explored the role of the Big Oil titans in shaping not only the oil industry, but finance, geopolitics, and even medicine. We have seen the names of the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds peppered throughout the histories of these institutions.
For the this chapter we are going to examine the claims made about these same characters’ involvement in the farming and food industry. There are researchers who believe these cartels are also attempting to manipulate, and maybe even control, the world’s food supply. We’re going to find out if there are truths to the concerns around genetically engineered foods, and whether or not governments of the world have and might again use food as a weapon.
The Current Paradigm of Food and Farming
The current paradigm of food production in much of the modern world typically involves growing food at a mass scale – what is often known as industrial or factory farming – while focusing on maximizing production and profits, and minimizing costs. This intensive agriculture often involves the heavy use of toxic pesticides on geneticallly engineered crops. Of the more than 9 billion animals raised for food in the US each year, the vast majority are raised on factory farms, the largest of which are also called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations or CAFOs. CAFOs are large-scale factory farms where animals are kept in confined enclosures, unable to freely move or graze on land. Chickens, pigs, and cows are raised in CAFOs.
In recent years critics have become increasingly vocal about the shortcomings of this type of farming. Not only are these farms demeaning and dangerous for the animals, but they greatly contribute to pollution in the local communities surrounding the farms. The biggest source of this pollution comes from the estimated more than 440 million tons of poop generated by confined animals in the U.S. every year. Legally, CAFOs are not required to treat this waste at all. Despite clear evidence of harm to the environment and human health, CAFOs continue to use manure lagoon and sprayfield systems. In 1972, US Congress passed the modern Clean Water Act, and directed the EPA to regulate CAFOs. However, current EPA standards allow lagoons to keep polluting due to loopholes that allows CAFOs to continue to exist.
Additionally, In the US, nearly every aspect of the industrial food animal production system is highly concentrated and controlled by just a few megaproducers. According to a 2019 report from Open Markets titled, “Food and Power: Addressing Monopolization in America’s Food System”, nearly all of the seeds, pesticides, and herbicides purchased by farmers comes from a handful of Big Agriculture corporations. The report states:
“For the past two decades, increased consolidation has coincided with the prices of farm inputs increasing faster than the prices farmers receive for their crops. Seeds are often designed to terminate—or, to fail to germinate—after one harvest, forcing farmers to purchase new seeds each season. Consolidated corporations also gain control over producers through seed and chemical product pairings that push farmers into a “pesticide treadmill,” in which they are dependent on both a corporation’s evolving seeds and chemical inputs to produce a healthy crop This combined seed and chemical regime also increases farmers’ costs of production, with USDA data showing that the per-acre cost of soybean and corn seed spiked dramatically between 1995 and 2014, by 351 percent and 321 percent, respectively.”
The current mainstream food paradigm, with its toxic, violent, and monopolized business, was born out of The Green Revolution of the 1950s and ’60s. Mexican President Manuel Ávila Camacho invited the Rockefeller Foundation into the country to help study and modernize Mexico’s farming. In 1943, Norman Borlaug, a plant geneticist, and his team of researchers traveled to Mexico and jumpstarted the so-called Green Revolution. Borlaug was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation, with both organizations having an interest in establishing international farming standards which benefitted their bank accounts.
While the Green Revolution is often touted as a success due to increases in crop yields and an apparent drop in infant mortality, there is also a growing body of evidence indicating that the abundant use of pesticides has caused a rise in adverse health effects, including cancer. Most infamously, the world’s most widely used herbicine, glyphosate – a product of Agri giant Monsanto, now owned by Bayer – has been linked to a number of cases of cancer and resulted in multiple billion dollar settlements against the company. Bayer is hoping to stem the tide of lawsuits by taking the matter to the Supreme Court.
It’s important to note that the same megacorporations involved in the Oilgarchy and Big Pharma are also the same driving forces behind the Green Revolution. The Rockefeller Standard Oil network and their partners win the fertilizer industry, specifically DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Hercules Powder, benefitted handsomely from the apparent revolution in farming. However, when a struggling “third world” nation could not afford the new technologies needed to participate in the programs, the Rockefeller controlled Chase Manhattan Bank partnered with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to offer loans, which in turn granted the banks ownership over resources and financial assets should the nations fail to settle the debt.