Who ya' wanna to buy your seeds from and who you wanna to buy your
plants from? The local nursery and plant house now sells plants
started from Novartis and Syngenta seed. They get no more of my
dimes. A little investigation shows Novartis and Syngenta gobbling up
other seed producers. The monsatanos of the garden.
Keep your fkn frankengenes away from my gardens !!!!!
Bigger picture articles.........
Excerpt from: (note areas of infection and note last bullet point)
"The new version of what scientists believe was one of the Biblical
plagues has spread from Uganda to Kenya, and then to Ethiopia and
southern Sudan. Where the spores attack, a wheat crop can be turned
into a tangle of blackened and broken stems in a few days. Up to 80%
yield losses were recently recorded in Kenya and Uganda, though
fortunately neither of these countries wholly depends on wheat as a
staple crop .
But in 2007, it jumped the Red Sea, possibly as a result of Cyclone
Gonu, and is now widespread in Yemen and Iran. Wheat is a major crop
in Iran, but its progress has been slowed by a long-term drought that
has inhibited its growth.
"Kenya is having recurring epidemics, the situation is getting worse
in southern Sudan and it is now widespread in Ethiopia," said Rick
Ward, co-ordinator of the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project,
based at Cornell university. "The likelihood is that it has already
spread beyond Iran. We would be foolish to believe that other
countries in central Asia, such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, are not
already at risk. Places like Kazakhstan, Turkey, Ukraine are all
Ward predicted that Ug99 would inevitably spread much further,
potentially into regions where wheat is a staple crop for hundreds of
millions of people. "It is a certainty that it will expand its area,"
he said. "It will continue to move and wherever it is present and the
crops are susceptible it will potentially lead to a disaster of
catastrophic proportions, which will translate into widespread food
insecurity and civil unrest." Global wind models suggest the crop
disease may next spread into Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.
Ug99 "stem-rust" fungus
Ug99 is resistant to the three major anti-rust genes used to protect
nearly all the world's wheat.
The fungus reproduces to release billions of identical spores, which
can blow hundreds of miles in the wind
It attacks the above-ground part of plants and unlike other strains,
can cause 100% crop loss
The US army produced wheat rust as part of its biological weapons
programme in the 1960s"
Excerpt from: (note next to last paragraph, indicating collusion
between monsatano and the USDA ARS?
"One of the consequences of the spread of Ug99 is a new effort by
Monsanto Corporation, the Swiss agrichemical concern Syngenta and
other major producers of genetically manipulated plant seeds to
promote introduction of genetically modified organism (GMO) wheat
varieties said to be resistant to the Ug99 fungus. Biologists at
Monsanto and at the various GMO laboratories around the world are
working hard to patent such Ug99 resistant varieties.
In 2004, Roundup-ready wheat, poised to be the first biotech trait in
wheat released to growers, was mothballed by Monsanto. The company
cited strong resistance from US and Canadian wheat growers who feared
losing export markets if US wheat was known to be GMO.
That GMO technology would have allowed farmers to apply Monsanto's
Roundup herbicide, glyphosate, over a growing crop to kill weeds. Were
Monsanto now to unveil a patented Ug99 resistant wheat variety, large
new seed markets formerly hostile to genetically engineered wheat
would open. Syngenta, which has developed a biotech trait that
provides resistance to fusarium head blight or scab, is also seeking
regulatory approval. Now their attention is turned to Ug99."
My note...Rockefeller Foundation?)
"Borlaug, the former Rockefeller Foundation head of the Green
Revolution, is active in funding research to develop a fungus
resistant variety against Ug99, working with his former center in
Mexico, the CIMMYT and ICARDA in Kenya, where the pathogen is now
endemic. So far, about 90% of the 12,000 lines tested are susceptible
to Ug99. That includes all the major wheat cultivars of the Middle
East and west Asia. At least 80% of the 200 varieties sent to CIMMYT
from the United States can't cope with infection. The situation is
even more dire for Egypt, Iran, and other countries in immediate
Even if a new resistant variety were ready to be released today it
would take two or three years' seed increase in order to have just
enough wheat seed for 20% of the acres planted to wheat in the world,
CIMMYT agronomists estimate.
Work is also being done by the USDA's Agricultural Research Service
(ARS), the same agency that co-developed Monsanto's Terminator seed
technology. The spreading alarm over the Ug99 fungus is encouraging
Monsanto and other GMO agribusiness companies to demand that the
current voluntary ban on GMO wheat be lifted to allow spread of GMO
patented wheat seeds with the argument they are Ug99 stem rust
The influential USA National Association of Wheat Growers reportedly
is softening its opposition as fears of the deadly Ug99 spreading to
North American wheat increase.:
F William Engdahl is a geopolitical risk consultant and the author of
Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation
(www.globalresearch.ca) and A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil
Politics and the New World Order (Pluto Press). He may be contacted at
Grow yer Own....NOW! And SAVE seeds from non-hybrids. If you don't
care, just whistle on past the graveyard....everything is gonna be
just fine. The megacorps and the gummints are working hard to save us
*From Bill W ...... "The issue is not the plant but the plant
variety. One of the joys of gardening is growing what we love to eat
and have fond memories of. Sure it is arduous but the labor of
gardening is not for you if you consider it work. It is pure joy."
And it is pure joy, and work, knowing that we preserve the old
genetics and refuse to give into the prevailing wisdom and plan.
Keep on fighting the good fight, those few of you.
Ain't it a bit scary how this all looks when viewed from the
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