Children’s Health Defense reports:
“Agroecology — sustainable farming that works with nature, rather than depleting nature — is the answer urgently needed to address global hunger, poverty and climate change, according to Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., environmental activist, author and founder of Navdanya International.
Shiva told Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on a recent episode of ‘RFK Jr. The Defender Podcast’:
‘Asset management companies go to an indebted company and say, ‘Give us your forest and your mountains, and here’s the money to pay your debt.’
‘Because we are in a debt crisis, this kind of new enslavement will increase unless we rise up and say, ‘Nature’s not for sale.’
Shiva’s latest book, “Agroecology and Regenerative Agriculture: Sustainable Solutions for Hunger, Poverty, and Climate Change,” provides evidence-based solutions for pressing crises in global ecology, agriculture and public health.
She told Kennedy she became an environmentalist when she realized corporations that sold chemicals and ‘poisons’ wanted to own seeds and were promoting GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in order to patent the seeds.
‘I happened to be at a meeting where they were talking about this 1987,’ she said. ‘That’s when I said, ‘No, the seed must be saved. We cannot allow the poison cartel to be the owners of life and take royalties from the farmers.’
Shiva and Kennedy discussed how the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pushed industrial agriculture on Indian farmers under the “so-called ‘green revolution,’ which really means ‘chemical farming,’ Shiva said.
Kennedy pointed out that the green revolution “was a brainchild of the Rockefeller Foundation and a way to supplant local subsistence, traditional agriculture with chemically-based agriculture, heavy-duty pesticides, heavy-duty carbon-based fertilizers, big machinery etc. with the claim that ‘we’re going to feed the world.’”
Learn more: ‘Nature Is Not for Sale,’ Vandana Shiva Tells RFK Jr.
Big Money, personified by Bill Gates, has seized control of our scientific, agricultural, and health agenda and institutions, manipulating the media, educational institutions, and politics, shredding our basic rights, severely damaging public health, and destroying the livelihoods of small businesses, family farmers. and everyday people.
The pandemic, mandates, and lockdowns have been a global tragedy… but what have the last few years taught us about the unprecedented control exercised by Bill Gates, the Gates/China/US funded-WHO (World Health Organization), Big Food, and Big Pharma, aided and abetted by Big Tech and Big Media? Who is really in control of the healthcare, food, and economic systems that are supposed to protect and support us? Russell Brand speaks with renowned journalist, Kim Iversen about how the pandemic has exposed the real and frightening “Great Reset” agenda and unprecedented power of Bill Gates and the Global Elite.
Watch this 17 minute video interview
Longtime OCA allies Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Null tell it like it is:
“More than ever before in American history people are no longer able to trust their leaders in government, industry and the media…
For example, at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, it was understandable that we lacked sufficient, objective information to make informed judgments and decisions. All of the data about the new coronavirus strain and its spread was derived and disseminated from official sources. Therefore, we had to rely upon the reputation of the professional institutions and the believability of so-called experts to guide us.
Without being political, partisan or biased, we can now review the official narrative and determine what was true, false and remains unproven. We were told there were enormous numbers of deaths among the elderly to justify emergency measures to rapidly develop novel drugs and new vaccines. However, the evidence shows the opposite. The vast majority of deaths in hospitals, critical care centers and nursing homes were people who died from pre-existing comorbidities that may have been complicated by SARS-2 infection. In addition, the earlier accepted course of treatment – quarantine and oxygen therapy – was shown to be largely ineffective and, in fact, further complicated rising mortality rates. Locking down entire cities and quarantining large numbers of presumably infected people did nothing to stop the pandemic. Such brash measures miscalculated the long-term consequences. Throughout the pandemic depression and anxiety, suicides, alcohol consumption and drug overdoses reached record highs.
In addition, all of the propaganda about the COVID vaccines being safe and effective was indisputably erroneous. Clearly when the major institutions that create and execute national health policies are repeatedly wrong and misguided, the public quickly loses trust. These public health debacles, as well as other issues, cost taxpayers enormous sums. The latest is a $40 billion aid package to dump into the Ukrainian government’s losing war with Russia. It is unfathomable that supporting a nation militarily and economically, which has been ranked as the most corrupt in Europe, would take precedence over the severe crises in the domestic economy…
Throughout the US, people are waking up to a once in a lifetime experience that our body-politics are built upon a fragile foundation held together with scotch tape and paper clips. Others are waking up to the reality that they may be evicted from their homes and apartments tomorrow. About 75 percent of restaurants and bars closed during the pandemic will never reopen again. Yet the sole message fed to us daily by the mainstream media is that the only important issue on hand is to remain fearful of a virus, get tested, and keep up with your Covid-19 vaccine boosters.
Governors, state legislators and mayors contribute to the collective hysteria and are determined to pass bills to impose strict penalties on those who resist. Google, Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia do their best to ensure that no medical experts, advocates or common citizens with data or facts on social platforms contradict the official health policies and narratives.
In the meantime, the nightly news, depending upon the political ideology of the network, airs politicized rhetoric and images of Washington’s spin for that day to keep the masses paralyzed in a state of fear and helplessness…There have always been conflicting attitudes towards social order or how the nation should be governed. But today what we are observing is not concerted efforts to advance improvements for how we govern ourselves, but rather we are retreating backwards into tribalism, identity politics and a new class warfare. No one can predict where this conflict and confusion will ultimately lead.
Identity politics, the effort for groups based upon race, social status, gender or religion to create exclusive political alliances founded on groupthink, has found its scriptures in both the Left and the Right. On the Left we find the insane rationale that if one is born Caucasian then racism is built into your genetic inheritance. There can be no escape from this curse, no redemption or purification by fire regardless of how much public service one performs for the greater good. On the Right we have the identity politics of white supremacism, anti-Semitism, and a fascist Christian evangelicalism…”
Read more: America’s Recipe for Systemic Disintegration
Award winning journalist and founding editor of the Esperanza Project, Tracy L. Barnett writes:
“Over the past decade, Via Orgánica has developed a model that has enabled them to have a substantial impact in the region. Through establishing a restaurant, a store and a weekly street market, and sponsoring a series of classes and workshops, they’ve been able to hire 60 full-time staff and provide a decent living for more than 200 growers who are part of their network. Rosana Álvarez, who manages the contacts with the producers, has seen many changes over the years in their farming and in their lives. Some have stopped using agrochemicals; others, who were about to use them, have made the decision to resist the offers of the conventional government “package,” which involves the use of agrochemicals. Some have learned to make compost and protect the earth with mulch. Most of them have taken classes and workshops, which are free for farmers.”
Read the full piece here: Regenerating the Human Story
Jeff Childers (Coffee and COVID) reports:
“UnHerd ran an equally fascinating article this weekend titled ‘How Dick Cheney Created Anthony Fauci.’
The article describes how the Bush Administration responded to the post-9/11 anthrax attacks by creating a new biodefense organization, knitting it together out of a long list of pre-existing departments and agencies, and by 2003, promoted the obscure NIAID’s AIDS-veteran and biodefense “expert” Anthony Fauci to its head. Worst of all, they let Fauci design his own position, which ended up with him being impossible to fire, being nearly unaccountable, and being the best-paid employee in the entire federal government, even over the President.
UnHeard explained, ‘Fauci now had carte blanche to not merely approve but design and run the kind of research projects he sought—and could do so with no oversight Biodefence projects that formerly would have fallen under authority of military or intel-agencies were now under his supervision.’
Fauci’s promotion was not just another bureaucratic reshuffling. It was a tectonic event, a shifting of political mountains and the plates underneath the entire U.S. health and biodefense infrastructure. Its budget ballooned into a multiple of all research into cancer, heart disease, and obesity combined. According to UnHerd, Fauci ‘went from being the director of one the NIH’s constituent 27 institutes to being the only one who really mattered.’”
Learn more (read the comments as well): How Dick Cheney Created Anthony Fauci
Colin Todhunter writes:
“In March 2022, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a ‘hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system’ in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine.
Guterres said food, fuel and fertilizer prices were skyrocketing with supply chains being disrupted and added this is hitting the poorest the hardest and planting the seeds for political instability and unrest around the globe.
According to the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, there is currently sufficient food and no risk of global food supply shortages.
We see an abundance of food but skyrocketing prices. The issue is not food shortage but speculation on food commodities and the manipulation of an inherently flawed global food system that serves the interests of corporate agribusiness traders and suppliers of inputs at the expense of people’s needs and genuine food security.
The war in Ukraine is a geopolitical trade and energy conflict. It is largely about the US engaging in a proxy war against Russia and Europe by attempting to separate Europe from Russia and imposing sanctions on Russia to harm Europe and make it further dependent on the US…
Hundreds of millions will experience (are experiencing) poverty and hunger due to US policy. These people (the ones that the US and Pfizer et al supposedly cared so much about and wanted to get a jab into each of their arms) are regarded with contempt and collateral damage in the great geopolitical game.
Contrary to what many believe, the US has not miscalculated the outcome of the sanctions placed on Russia… Current policies are designed to create a food and debt crisis for poorer nations especially. The US can use this debt crisis to force countries to continue privatizing and selling off their public assets in order to service the debts to pay for the higher oil and food imports… The closure of the world economy in March 2020 (‘lockdown’) served to trigger an unprecedented process of global indebtedness…”
Learn more: How “Food Shortages” & Economic Collapse Protects the Status Quo
Real Clear Politics reports:
“Russell Brand spoke with journalist Kim Iversen about how some global agencies (the WEF or World Economic Forum) seem to have an influence on the way that nations devise policy, for example… the changes around fertilizer that would bankrupt farmers. ‘There is a populist uprising against globalism happening all over the world. Why are the mainstream media not reporting on it? Could it be that they are the propaganda arm of the centrist state?’
‘The agricultural protests that are going on in the moment: Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, the Canadian trucker protests. All these things are an indication that ordinary people of the world are not happy. Would you agree? People are starting to wake up. People are starting to realize that the government is not your friend, big media is not your friend, big agriculture is not your friend. These centrist organizations that coagulate around the state, and corporate, and financial power are not interested in your individual freedom."
Watch the 11-Minute Video: There Is A Populist Uprising Against Globalism Happening All Over The World
Roland Bunch writes in Food Tank:
“For over 2,000 years, African farmers kept their soils fertile by forest fallowing (also called “slash-and-burn agriculture”). This system kept the soil fertile for millennia with no use of synthetic fertilizers, in spite of the people consuming significant amounts of nutrients taken from the soil four or five out of each twenty years. That forest also kept the weeds under control, kept the soil moist, largely controlled insects and plant diseases (without pesticides), produced tremendous amounts of biomass, and sequestered millions of tons/ha of carbon in the soil…
What is the problem now? Because of human population growth, the amount of land available for Africa’s rural households decreased during the 20th century to less than 1.5 ha/family by the 1980s. With that amount of land, farmers could not fallow their land for 15 years, as they had for centuries, and have enough land left over to produce enough food. Farmers began reducing their fallowing time from 15 to 10 years to 8 years, 4 years, and eventually nothing. Forest fallowing is now on its deathbed across sub-Saharan Africa. As a result, the organic matter content of the soil has dropped from the normal 4 percent before the 1980s, to less than 1 percent today. This has caused the rainwater infiltration rate to drop from 60 percent to 10 or 20 percent. Thus, even without climate change, the amount of water in farmers’ soils is now just 1/3 to 1/6 of what their crops enjoyed 30 years ago. Furthermore, without enough organic matter, the soil becomes rock-hard, so crop roots cannot penetrate the soil, either. It is, in fact, primarily because of a lack of organic matter that Africa is suffering these crippling droughts.
What can we do about all of this? The fact that soil degradation, rather than climate change, is the primary cause of the increasing hunger means that the farmers themselves are no longer just helpless victims. They themselves have the power to solve the problem if they just learn a few new farming practices. Secondly, it means that we don’t need to just stick a finger in the dike; we can build a new dike. But how?”
Learn more: What Will Be the Most Effective Way of Overcoming the “Hurricane of Hunger”?
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This week OCA and Via Organica will be hosting in San Miguel the annual summer gathering of the Organic and Natural Health Association.
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