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Posted on Feb 1, 2011
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By Barry Lando

On the face of it, the protests currently sweeping across the Arab world have been driven by overwhelmingly leaderless, frustrated, impoverished, unemployed youths battling geriatric dictatorial regimes that are supported by pampered militaries—and the United States. Fueling all these protests, from Egypt to Yemen to Jordan to Tunisia to Algeria, is another common factor, one that also fueled the French Revolution: rocketing food prices.

A perfect storm of natural disasters around the globe, rising oil prices and rapacious speculators have produced the current dramatic rise in food prices, but even had these events not occurred, food prices would be spiraling upward, and roiling the planet, no matter who was governing.

What is outrageous is that our leaders know this—they’ve known it for years—but, like deer transfixed by the lights of an onrushing truck—they’ve done precious little to avert catastrophe. Indeed, rather than deal with impending disaster, they’ve made the situation even worse. 

The statistics are stark: Almost 7 billion people currently inhabit this planet, 1 billion of whom are on the brink of starvation. By 2050, the population will be 9.2 billion, including many with higher incomes and thus much larger and demanding appetites.

The bottom line is the world will need 70 percent more food in 2050 than it produced in 2000. But at the same time, the resources available are plummeting. The amount of agricultural land per person on the planet will have dropped from 10.6 acres in 1961 to 3.7 acres in 2050.

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As for water, just to maintain current levels of nutrition—never mind improving things—farmers will need 17 percent more fresh water by 2050. Problem is, 70 percent of the world’s fresh water is already used for irrigation.

But instead of investing in agriculture, the world’s leaders and development organizations have been obsessed with industrialization. The statistics are shocking: Development assistance to agriculture, from all sources, went from 20 percent of all aid 25 years ago to only 4 percent today. 

Developing countries themselves reduced investment in agriculture from 11 percent 25 years ago to 7 percent in 2007.

These figures are from Shivaji Pandey, a soft-spoken Indian official I spoke with at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) offices in Rome.

First off, he says, food production has to be transformed from a dull, bureaucratic backwater to Page 1 of the international agenda. Seventy-five percent of the world’s hungry and poor still live in rural areas and derive their livelihood from the land.

OK. Then I ask: Surely it makes sense to industrialize, get those people good factory jobs and off the overcrowded land, right?

Wrong, he says. “Agriculture has been shown to be twice as effective in eliminating hunger and poverty as any other kind of development. There is scientific evidence that every 1 percent increase in crop productivity will reduce the number of poor and hungry by 0.4 percent.”

What about the wonders of the “Green Revolution”? “That’s over,” says Pandey. “Sixty years ago, rice, wheat and maize yields in countries like India were dramatically rising at 3 percent a year. No longer. The rate of growth instead is declining, heading for about 1 percent a year by 2050.”

It was the soaring food prices of 2007 and 2008 and the radical political unrest they sparked that finally got the world’s leaders to start paying attention. One result was that Pandey was named to head a steering committee under the auspices of the FAO tasked with figuring out how to dramatically increase food production without at the same time destroying the environment.

One of the first things he did was to tell his experts to stop their research. “Of course, there are still things to learn,” he says, “but we already know a lot of the answers. We’ve known for decades.”

The problem is that the politicians who call the shots have refused to listen.

Arguments against protectionism, for example, have gone unheeded. According to Mark Malloch Brown, the former head of the United Nations Development Programme, the developed world lavishes a billion dollars a day on subsidies and support prices to protect its farmers, many of them huge agribusinesses. That protection costs developing countries $50 billion in potential lost agricultural exports. The sum is the equivalent of all development assistance to the Third World.

Another well-known problem: Since bioenergy became the flavor of the month, almost 5 percent of the world’s cereals are now used not to feed people but to produce 0.3 percent of the world’s energy.

One major obstacle, says Pandey, is that many of the new technologies have been developed for rich, large farmers. Governments have generally ignored the 400 million to 500 million farmers across the world who cultivate less than five acres. “They have no strong political voice, but those small farmers produce more than half of the world’s food.”

It was small farmers tilling an average 2.7 acres in India’s Punjab who were responsible for the Green Revolution in the 1960s and ’70s, a development that took India from the brink of famine to actually exporting food by 1985. Similarly, the agriculture revolution that has taken place in China in the past 25 years occurred on the backs of farmers with less than half an acre.


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By Gary Mont, February 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm Link to this comment
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4 purplewolf

“Reminds me of a TV show where a man cleaned up the city of the homeless people who were a nuisance to the higher-up in the city. When asked how he did it, he mumbled, ” Feed the homeless to the hungry.” “

Actually, I believe that idea originated in dirty old England - around the time of the industrial age - in a cookbook for the wealthy, describing various methods of cooking and preparing the poor as a method of ending poverty. 

Today, the situation is similar, in that the wealthy now have the means and wherewithall to rewrite laws in their favor allowing them to profiteer legally at the expense of the less fortunate.

Poverty is a manufactured condition, regardless of how often the wealthy claim that its a voluntary condition. Poor people are necessary for the profitable operation of slave based civilizations. Poverty creates desperation. Desperation leads to a willingness to perform any task regardless of danger or immorality. It also creates crime allowing the wealthy to establish a vast police force - the precursor to fascism.

Usury is the primary means of wealth generation used by the parasitic ruling humans of earth. Usury allows the wealthy to earn by not spending their ill-gotten wealth. Money, stashed in banks, generates more wealth without being circulated, creating a situation where there is less cash for others. To further add to the problem, stashed cash gains size through usury and thus is an ever increasing problem, eventually leading to recession, depression, or the end of a society altogether.

The wealthy have always been the killers of the society that made them wealthy. The method is called fascism. The cause of social dissolution is always the race to wealth. It is a lesson humanity cannot learn.

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By Gary Mont, February 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm Link to this comment
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4 dr. b helthi

“Well known to all world governments, is that these extraterrestrials have always possessed the means to have destroyed humanity and the earth.  Yet, they have not done it forceably.  And, they continue to be among us.  WHY?”

One does not destroy what one manufactures, unless it becomes obsolete or a threat. Humanity was once a threat but re-engineering the genetics of homo-sapiens to eliminate the thymus gland after the initial t-cell immunization process was complete (around age 3-4 years), limited the normal human 1000 year life span to a mere 100 years.

Decimated as it were. A 100 year old human is only the equivalent of a ten year old.

This and the lack of a universal language, ended any threat humanity posed to its makers. When a being only reaches the equivalent of age 10, its unlikely to ever become wise enough to pose a serious threat to those who live thousands of years and whose society and technology has advanced over eons.

When humanity rediscovered nuclear fusion, it was necessary to once again manipulate the path the species was taking. Evolution is an ongoing process unless it is redirected regularly towards more useful ends. To allow humanity to rediscover its origins would be the end of its use as a slave race. Human forensics and science is now adept enough to extrapolate human origins from the clues scattered around the planet, so science itself had to be redirected into less dangerous areas - like cosmetics, war-toys, psuedo-medicinal toxins and self-destructive recreational toys.

To put it simply, de-evolution is a far more profitable method of maintaining the slaves than elimination.

Elimination was allowed once, but was both messy and expensive and is no longer considered as a profitable option. The makers of mankind are businessmen after all, and the resources of earth may be needed again in the future.

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By drbhelthi, February 22, 2011 at 7:35 am Link to this comment

Gary Mont, thank you for revealing info that many folk are too narrow-
minded to believe.  The disinformation program by the USGov distracts from
this information.  The numbers of formerly-associated officials who
revealed information, and who subsequently died of cancer, or who shot
themselves in the chest twice with a double-barrel shotgun, or who stabbed
themselves 22 times with a letter-opener and bled to death, is remarkable. 
Reminds me of info about cancer cures that I sent to a bleeding heart
acquaintance. Cures that are quietly used, so as not to provoke medical
delicensure by pimps of the FDA & pharma. She responded, “Doc, some people
don´t believe this.”

Right.
Their minds are programmed by “oncology imps” to believe that there is no
cure, and that they will die.  While others, who are willing to apply
another philosophy, are assisted with a cure.  Like Suzanne Somers, in her
book, “KNOCKOUT.”

One of the four major extraterrestrial races, with whom governments of the
world have collaborated since the 1950s, are not visually discernable to
be non-earthling-humans.  They have been among “earthlings” more or less
forever, as revealed by the two following specialists. 

SFC Clifford Stone and Mr. Robert Dean, former NATO intelligence analyst,
reveal information that the USAirForce and USArmy have tried to keep
secret since WWII. 
http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/67007/TOTAL_PROOF_OF_ALIEN_LIFE/ 
This secretive nonsense, while most NCOs and officers assigned to Wright-
Patterson, 1950-1970, have whispered the former secret around the world.

Well known to all world governments, is that these extraterrestrials have
always possessed the means to have destroyed humanity and the earth.  Yet,
they have not done it forceably.  And, they continue to be among us. 
WHY?

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By Gary Mont, February 22, 2011 at 6:28 am Link to this comment
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=====================Continued from previous post

“Unfortunately there does not seem to be much hope for civilizations to become really caring or environmentally responsible.”

Unfortunately, civilization was never designed to foster caring or environmental responsibility. It was designed to create a place where a large work-force could be maintained by the wealthy, for fun and profit. Note the word Custom. Now note the word Customer. A civilization’s Customs are essentially public programming to purchase what the wealthy landowners have to sell.

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“The earth will survive with or without human beings, it did just fine for millions of years before the srew ups called “human beings” began too slowly destroy this beautiful Earth.”

True. But humanity could actually make the world a better place than nature has, if they weren’t constantly trying to turn natural “resources” into capital.

Capitalist Heirarchies always end up as Fascist Fuedal Dominions just before they become new archeological wonders for the next “civilization” to ponder.

Money truly is the root of all evil. smile

GEM

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By Gary Mont, February 22, 2011 at 6:15 am Link to this comment
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For George

“How can we change the wastefull attitudes of the so called “civilized” first world countries. Just Canada alone spent over 2 billion $ on electronic goodies.”

By reversing standard manufacturing practices which build dated obsolescence into each product in order to insure continuous re-sales.

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“The U.S. was spending about 1 Billion $ monthly in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Actually, about 75% of that money goes right into the pockets of those who started and operate the war. From enterprising military brass, to war promoting politicians, to manufacturers of vital war equipment, most of the cost of a war ends up in the hands of a few hundred men and women back home. The soldiers receive the smallest portion of that money, and in truth, it is very important that a large percent of soldiers die in the field, rather than return home wounded, so as to lower actual costs. Dead soldiers need neither medical attention or pensions.

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“Ever wonder what happens to the wasted food in the millions of supermarkets around the globe….”

Most of it, along with road kill, dead pets, etc., is gathered up by quiet mob-run rendering plants - there’s one near your town too - where its all boiled in huge vats until it is a simple ash, and then sold to pet-food and farm-feed manufacturers as an additive. When you read the word “ash” on your cat food tin, you know you’re feeding your cat the end product of this quiet secretive industry.

You have heard of Mad Cow Disease no doubt. Now you know how it got spread into the food chain.

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“We have to learn to give up some of our comfort zones, and learn to fully share the bounty of this earth….”

Not really. We simply have to end the disposable consumer economies the wealthy use to exploit humanity for fun and profit. Most of the things we use for entertainment and recreation could easily be made nearly indestructible - easily lasting many, many decades.

Microsloth became mega wealthy not by producing a good product, but by producing a lousy product that everyone had to fix every six months by buying upgrades and new operating systems and new software to replace last month’s semi-functioning software. They spent more money on eliminating the competition via dirty legal tricks and buying politicians than they spent on their product research.
The buying public did all their beta-testing for them and paid the company to do it. smile

However, as long as the human race uses cash based social constructs, the world itself is merely a basket of goodies waiting to be sold by the first to get to it. You cannot share a world when most of the people on it want to melt it down and turn it into money.

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“There really aren’t any shortages just too many “privileged ” wasteful people who seem to think they are entitled to unchecked wasteful lifestyles.”

Oh there are real shortages all right. Logical thinking. Common sense. Intelligence. Compassion. Lots of others.

There will be real commodity shortages soon. Monsanto and Bayer and other Mega-Corps are working hard day and night to insure that real shortages occur world wide. Shortages that only they can fill. They dream of a thing called Sustained Growth, or, in plain words, ever-increasing profits, year after year.
Since this dream cannot be filled by honest business methods, criminal actions must be taken instead. Since the end profits are so large, its easy to get all the planners on board, even when the plan is the murder of millions. The great thing about a destabilized economy and poverty, is that you get lots of desperate people willing to do whatever it takes to get money.

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By purplewolf, February 21, 2011 at 11:28 pm Link to this comment

Reminds me of a TV show where a man cleaned up the city of the homeless people who were a nuisance to the higher-up in the city. When asked how he did it, he mumbled, ” Feed the homeless to the hungry.”

So maybe that is an answer that the PTB have come up with.

Soylent Green is people.

And yes, Red Horse, there are parts of America where they have made it illegal to collect rainwater from your gutter system. According to the government, that rain was meant for the land by God and that humans were not allowed to collect it. Never mind the fact that your house/roof on which the rain fell once was land and therefore should be allowed to be collected for future use. And this is in the middle of no where desert areas out west. Obviously the elected idiots have to much time on their hands thinking up nonsensical crap like that.

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By Gary Mont, February 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm Link to this comment
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Egads.

The artictle has simply been Archived!!
Perhaps humanity will come of age after all!!

Some day.

Well, live and learn eh. smile

(My thanks to the TruthDig webmaster for clarifying my misunderstanding.)

GEM

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By Gary Mont, February 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm Link to this comment
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My apologies.

It would seem that humanity is still not ready to face reality and that I have killed this article’s discussion by revealing things which adult children are unable to digest. Too many Sacred Cows in the road.

The article itself has apparently been removed from the general listings on the webpage, and the only reason I was able to post this final note, is because the automatic response program noted the previous random spam and considered it to be a legitimate post and sent out an automatic email notification.

Sad, TruthDig.

GEM

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By Gary Mont, February 5, 2011 at 3:54 pm Link to this comment
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Just a side-note.

Monsanto does not need you to buy their crap.

They are a fully subsidized military operation whose purpose is the complete control of plant-based food sources on earth. Control the world’s food and you automatically control the world’s populations.

They get paid by redundant governments and fascist billionaires no matter what the public might do.

This is of course so far outside the comprehension of the vast majority of humans that it simply does not compute, exactly as planned.

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By Gary Mont, February 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm Link to this comment
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Global over-population is still a myth, although it is an inevitable result of life on any planet eventually.

Presently, the hype about over-population is designed to lower the population for easier control by the forces of fascism replacing redundant governments world-wide.

Education also must be toned down and in every way possible, removed from the reach of the “lower classes” and “lesser races”. It can be replaced with religion for best results.

Information of all types must be edited by professional propagandists prior to dissemination in order to insure the public is unprepared to denfend itself against tyranny by the corporate state.

Fascism is not a government form. It is simply a business model using humanity as a resource and misinformation and deception as its methodology.

Prior to the collapse of every civilization, the wealthy have turned to fascism to protect their wealth and insure “sustained growth” of profits.

In order to maximize profits, science, education, media and religion are used to misinform the population about numerous aspects of life, such as the cause of the common cold, the cure for cancer, and the existence of body parasites.

Fascism will put the custom back in customer, by insuring that the life-styles of the target popualations consist of actions that include the mass purchase of high-cost low-quality goods and the least healthy food ingestion - especially for the young.

In an economy of adversity, the redundant government creates the evils that plague the public, so that the fascist billioniares can sell semi-remedies and semi- repairs for an ever escalting profit.

No cures for such things as the common cold or cancer are allowed to ever see the light of day, and no technology that might alleviate the controlled and induced suffering of the public is allowed beyond the drawing board. All scientific growth is reduced to the fields of commerce and the military.

This drain on the economic structure eventually creates a two caste society and once the wealthy have drained the resource population completely - destroying the actual source of their wealth - they turn on each other as the only source of wealth available. Fascism is a society’s swan-song.

Facism is alive and well in the modern world.

The presiding leader of the “free-world” has been selected by the forces of fascism to sweet talk the population into a deadly slumber and its working exactly as expected.

If there was a real Republican Party in the states, I would call Obama a Republican Ringer, but the Republicans were absorbed by the Fascist Party long ago and Obama is their perfect champion.

If ever there was a need to “watch what he does, not what he says”, this is the time.

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By drbhelthi, February 5, 2011 at 7:22 am Link to this comment

Viral infections via ENT sources.  I have used 03% hydrogen peroxide in my ears for years.  Also, gargleing with 03% hydrogen peroxide kills germs in the mouth, some of which result in plaque around teeth, if not annihilated with hydrogen peroxide.

Dr. William Campbell Douglass II and others, have championed the benefits of hydrogen peroxide, and other natural “healers” such as DMSO, for many years. Some physicians have been punished by AMA “colleagues” for supporting natural cures instead of sticking with the “profiteering protocol.”

Just yesterday, I came across a home-page of quacks, who were demeaning W.C.DouglassII. Such quacks call all nature-oriented physicians quacks. I guess there is still the “Quack Watch,” a home-page operated by genuine M.D. quacks and their pimps, some of whom qualify for titles found within the DSM.  All of whom are classifiable within the Dr. Josef Mengele entourage.

Educating children and youth to recognize elements of natural health, such as symptoms of a bad cold, and to appreciate the God-given ability to acquire fever, is important.  Fever, learned in high school science, which pharma companies teach M.D.s to forget, and prescribe medications that result in injury and death.

Fever, which most ignorant physicians suppress with medications, which suppression typically permits viral infections to take-over the lungs.  Once the lungs have been overtaken, oxygen transfer diminishes until the body dies of oxygen starvation.

And ignorant/stupid physicians inscribe “pneumonia” or lung failure on the death certificate, instead of “I stupidly suppressed fever, which allowed the viral infection to defeat lung function, which resulted in death.”

Similar to Oncology, which ensures that cancer cures available since 1956 are not used, and that physicians who deviate from oncology-profiteering are punished.

The book, “Knockout” by Suzanne Somers is very revealing.  And accurate.  Somers was not only a schrewd TV star, but she is also a clever lady.  Chalk up another one for the ladies.

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By Gary Mont, February 4, 2011 at 6:38 pm Link to this comment
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“What is in real shortage on this globe is the practice of a universal humanity.”

Actually, universal humanity cannot be achieved under any system of society which estimates a person’s worth by adding up the number of shekels he or she has aquired. As long as some folks are the fodder of other folks’ wealth, a heirarchy exists which pretends that those on top are more human than those on the bottom and thus more deserving of health and happiness and assitance when in jeapordy.

Real acts of humanitarianism occur all the time, by those at the bottom of the food chain. The wealthy, if they feel any guilt whatsoever, usually just give some (tax-deductible) donations to one of the big charities. Since most of these charities are also simple scams controlled by organized crime of one sort or another, the humanitarian results are nil.

Dissolve all federal (redundant) governments and replace all religions with education and one small step will have been taken towards a humanitarian humanity.

End the need for wealth and you have taken a giant leap in the right direction.

As anyone can plainly see, neither of these actions have a snowball-in-hell chance of being taken, until after the current social disorder collapses again.

I have full confidence however, that another money-based society will immediately climb out of the ashes of the old, because these lessons cannot be learned.

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By dailyplanet, February 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm Link to this comment

Just cut to the chase.  We don’t need the specific statistics; we know this planet
has a large population; the received message being we have an eco-structure with too many mouths to feed.

I can’t buy into the prevailing stream of thought that the earth can’t provide for its
human inhabitants. Starvation is a man-made disease whose symptoms are
human greed and state power through acquisition.

Western cultures are the exemplars of consumerism and waste. Generations of Americans have been wired to buy, buy, buy and then want more, more, more.

In other parts of the world, corrupt governments, and out-right dictatorships
divert vital resources from their people to enrich themselves and keep citizenry
impoverished and disenfranchised.

What is in real shortage on this globe is the practice of a universal humanity.

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By Gary Mont, February 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm Link to this comment
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To begin, education is no longer a real consideration as the institutions of learning are owned and operated by the same people who want nothing more than ever increasing profits - sustainable growth is the term used.

Education is primarily the method used to create factory workers. The bell-ringing schedule gets them ready for the break, lunch, break cycle of wage-slave labor.

Private schools are producers of executives, managers, and other financial-work minions - people who consider the plight of the poor as simply part of the game process and utterly necessary for supplying a steady flow of cost-reducing cheap labor.

Schools were never designed to teach kids about reality. They were designed to indoctrinate children with the official lies and prepare them for labor.

What is needed is intelligent and self educated parents, who have learned to do their own research. Sadly, the whole process of economic destabilization is meant to prevent adults from having the time or wherewithall to become self educated. Most are quite happy wasting what spare time they have, on sports instead.

As to the erasure of the existence of body parasites from the western knowledge base, it is even quite possible now that it is no longer taught to doctors, except as specialist criteria, so most doctors may not even know of the existence of these parasites.

The old cure was the bark from a tree - black oak I believe. Its easy enough to find out what the tree was though. Just look for the tree that no longer exists in North America - having been eradicated after some claimed pestilent infestation. In truth, the plant was eradicated to prevent the use of this cheap and easily made remedy.

Cannabis Sativa is illegal not because it causes harm, but because it causes health. THC prevents seizures, such as epileptic’s suffer - its used by the Israeli military to prevent damage from many of the seizure causing war-toys used today. It stops the growth of blood vessels to cancerous tumours. It aids in the treatment of glaucoma. The oil of the hemp seed contains the world’s most perfect food source called edestine.

Whenever the federal government bans a substance, its for the opposite reason than that claimed. When Vitamin D was first discovered, the American public started to become increasingly healthy through its ingestion. The Fed immediately faked a death and banned the substance for decades. Coiloidal gold was given the same treatment for the same reason.

When the Fed offers you an injection for the Flu, you can bet its to benefit the flu and not you. Its pretty much sacriledge today to consider eradicating a disease, because it would eliminate a huge source of income from the medical illness trade. We have become a society based on the economics of adversity -creating wealth from the misfortune of others.

Another serious joke on the public is the common cold. All of the symptoms you get from catching a cold are not caused by the cold germ, or virus. They’re all caused by the human body in order to combat the cold infection. The fever cooks the infestation. The runny nose drowns it. The cough ejects the invaders from the body. The plugged sinuses raise the body’s heat, frying the infection. All of the Cold Remedies offered by the Pharmecos eliminate these processess, allowing the infestation to remain in the body longer, allowing the sufferer more time to consume more useless drugs.

And here’s a secret no doctor will ever tell you. Your mouth and nose are usually too hot and wet for these viri/bacteria to survive, but your ears are absolutley perfect, temperature and moisture wise. Clean your ears out weekly with peroxide, and you’ll catch far, far fewer colds and flus. Salt-water gargle will eliminate any direct contact infections that reach the throat. Use Sea-Salt, to avoid the intake of Iodine, the deadly toxin they spray on salt to prevent the crystals sticking together, they claim.

Nuff sed.

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By george szabo, February 4, 2011 at 11:51 am Link to this comment

drbhelthi and Gary Mont

You both had my interest re-Parasitic infestations. Pls. share info on web sites
or reading material I can acquire on this subject. Have several friends and
family with various forms of Candida, and I think parasitic infestations are
somewhat related…. But then so is everything in the human body….
As far as your other tirade re- foods, conspiracies, etc. Right on !!! Education of
the masses, without too much lecturing, may be the answer.
The other problem being the education systems of the world that seem to merely
be interested in turning out successful people in the world as it is today…
Change has to be instilled at the earliest years, in childhood development if we
are to see any significantly good changes…
Of course the bottom line is what makes the world go round….

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By drbhelthi, February 4, 2011 at 5:51 am Link to this comment

Gary Mont, how comprehensively accurate !
The ideas about internal parasites is currently very
interesting to me.

I have had symptoms for several months that I could
attribute only to internal parasite infestation. In
the 1950s, castor oil was used each Spring to void
such infestations. That was about the time
Rockefeller medicine began to take over, ten years
after which cancer had geometrically increased.

Instead of castor oil, or artificial medications, I
decided to use an insertion-type device, in
conjunction with a Dr. Robert Beck “zapper.”  Which
devices kill off all parasites and bacteria, with no
unfavorable side-effects.

After only one application, excrement was produced
that contained round worms, dead of course, visible
to the naked eye.  Parasite infection always precedes
a cancer infection.  However, I dare not say, get rid
of parasite infestations in order to prevent cancer
infestations.  After all, cancer is basically
parasitic infestation. But I dare not say that.  Nor
dare I say that to avoid major illnesses say NO to
alleged “innoculations.” Especially for children
under 24 yrs of age. Right, 24 yrs of age.

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By Gary Mont, February 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm Link to this comment
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Monsanto - or whatever they call themselves these days, is a protected organization, doing the work of the parasite billionaires who wish to bring about another era of Fuedal rule.

Monsanto can do no evil in the eyes of a Redundant Government.

When their mutated seed contaminates the land of farmers, there is no question in the courts of how much Monsanto should pay for this contamination. The courts by edict, side with the federally protected organization and instead, charge the farmers for stealing Monsanto’s seed. Ludicrous, but reality nonetheless.

Most people still believe that what is happening is simply coincidence - that there can be no Big Conspiracy.

Good people can never fathom the lengths which bad people will go to, to get what they want, or the lengths wealthy people will go to in order to protect their wealth and position.

I hold very little hope for humanity this cycle.

Monsanto is only one of many completely protected institutions working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring about the end of freedom on earth and the return of slavery.

Other companies are diligently working to destroy the very process of plant pollination with their bee-killer pesticides.

If you expect the media news reporters to disclose the truth, you’re in for a long wait. The big ones that have purchased their integrity badges long ago when there was some modicum of Free Press, are all owned, run and controlled by the Fed. When you wish to overthrow a population, you first take over their sources of information.

Canola Oil is actually Rape Seed oil, an industrial penetrating oil and ink glossifier, which has been mutated to withstand Monsanto’s RoundUp weed-killing herbicide. As much as 40% of Canada’s farm land is now growing this non-edible oil for human consumption. Restaurants love it because its so cheap.
Its health effects have been studiously ignored by all the official watch-dogs.

Pharmecuetical companies produce psuedo medicines which should be called toxins - their efficacy being that they turn off numerous functions of the body, eliminating certain symptoms, while adding dozens of side-effects that necessitate consumption of even more toxic psuedo-meds.

If you wonder why pharmecos would do such a thing, ask yourself where the MAFIA has been putting all its tax free earnings from the Drug War for the last 75 years. Addiction is their greatest resource and selling do-nothing drugs that make people sicker and cause them to take even more do-nothing drugs is their dream come true.

Note that Prohibition One was not ended by a bevy of mom’s, as history claims, but by busloads of Tycoons who saw that the Mobsters were using their tax-free booze proceeds to buy up the legitimate businesses owned by the Tycoons.

The first thing the Mob did after Prohibition 1 was repealed, was to start up Prohibition Two; the War on Drugs. After nearly a century, I doubt there is a Fortune 500 company they do not own or control.

The army of evil that attacks humanity today, is both invisible and protected and financed by your own taxes.

The list goes on and on, but people will never see it for what it is. The Vastly Wealthy cannot be held responsible because the poor and middle class want to someday be the vastly wealthy and they certainly do not want to limit the power of wealth - just in case their lottery ticket pays off.

In North America, the actual existance of parasitic worms such as Pin-worm and Round-worm has been erased from the general knowlwdge bank, because these parasites can cause disorders often misdiagnosed as cancer - leading to massively expensive cancer treatments, which destroy the immune system and make people totally dependant on doctors for the remainder of their short lives.

This is not a series of coincidences.

But I have absolute faith in the human race to believe in the pretty offical lies rather than look the ugly truth in the face.

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We MUST stand up to Monsanto and the GMO crowd.  This is also a consumer
issue.  It’s not like pentagon spending which only our elected creeps get to
control.  Monsanto, to a large degree, needs us to buy their shit!  REFUSE!  Write
letters to Kelloggs (publicly pro-GMO) and other large and small food producers
and tell them you are avoiding GMO’s.  Get others on board.  Almost all meat is fed
GMO grain.  Don’t buy it!  Refuse to make profits for them by eating their poionous
garbage.

Read up on the issue.  GMwatch website is great, Jeffrey Smith’s “seeds of
deception”.  GMO’s increase pesticide use as well.  Glyphosate use is skyrocketing,
causng birth defects, dementia and plant and soil diseases. All proven.  And the
issue is NEVER mentioned in mainstream media.  It wasn’t even mentioned in this
article.  Since this is a consumer issue, we CAN have a real impact.

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By george szabo, February 2, 2011 at 8:54 pm Link to this comment

How can we change the wastefull attitudes of the so called “civilized” first
world
countries. Just Canada alone spent over 2 billion $ on electronic goodies.The
U.S.
was spending about 1 Billion $ monthly in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ever wonder what happens to the wasted food in the millions of supermarkets
around the globe….
We have to learn to give up some of our comfort zones, and learn to fully share
the bounty of this earth…. There really aren’t any shortages just too many
“privileged ” wasteful people who seem to think they are entitled to unchecked
wasteful lifestyles.
Unfortunately there does not seem to be much hope for civilizations to become
really caring or environmentally responsible.
The earth will survive with or without human beings, it did just fine for millions
of years before the srew ups called “human beings” began too slowly destroy
this beautiful Earth

            I still want to be king of the World

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By Gary Mont, February 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm Link to this comment
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None of this is surprising at all. The onrushing calamity is simply the culmination of many decades of planning, beginning with the introduction of the AIDS virus. The majority of the loss of life will be primarily among non-white populations, as planned.

The shortages in food will offer multinationals vast profits by selling necessities at inflated prices to desperate populations. Most of the Top 500 see a future where slavery and mechanization compete for their benefit, in a world once again split into only two castes of people.

Lowering the human population through poisoning and starvation and war is an absolute necessity, if earth is to be returned to a state of fascist/corporatist fuedal bliss for the massively wealthy.

Sadly, those who have set this pogrom in motion, will be the last to feel the effects, and cannot be convinced by words of wisdom that their needs should not trump the needs of the less fortunate.

A one-world government needs to start with a smaller population, a desperate population, a frightened and less-educated popualtion because nobody will accept a corporate government if there is any other choice at all.

All fascist regimes wear the mask of accepted political movements to disguise their true designs. Nazi means National Socialist Party, but has no Socialist designs whatsoever. It is a fully corporate movement designed by and for the vastly rich to enrich themselves further at the expense of the rest of us.

A one-world government will be 100% fascist, but will label itself democratic or communist, or socialist, for standard PR.

G.W. Bush proved to the world that the Federal Government is an utterly useless waste of resources and that a nation can do just fine without a federal government. After all, his fascist crony party did no governing during their near decade in office, as they were simply too busy stealing the treasuries of Afghanistan, Iraq and America and rewriting the laws to allow corporatists to profiteer at will.

The Homeland Security Act still cancels the American Constituion and is the main reason corporate America put the Bush Crony Party in office.

There is no method that good men and women may take to end this attempt to control the food of humanity and limit its numbers through starvation and exposure to the elements.

All real power is currently held solely by those who have set this plan in motion and the laws of the land have been rewritten to insure their success.

Unless all Federal Governments are disbanded and dissolved, there is no hope for mankind to climb out of the hole that has been dug for them by their billionaire leaders.

Sadly, the belief of the necessity of the federal government is so complete that no solution seems possible and humanity must fall again into savagery - perhaps for the last time.

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By REDHORSE, February 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm Link to this comment

NATIVE AMERICA CALLING/NPR is reporting that the largest Cyclone to ever hit Australia (as I recall 300 to 500 miles wide) is underway today. Here in the U.S. the Northern Mid-West is getting the third largest snowfall since the late 1800’s. Reports that the Amazon is failing seem to be treated as a curiosity by our MSM. Collapse of the North Pole and rising sea levels are “old news”.

    Anger, distrust, frustration,suspicion with/of/at American political leadership expressed by TRUTHDIG posters is a constant. Like passengers in a a car driven by an out-of-control drunk, our being correct in warning of the impending crash will make no difference, when we’re all killed in the wreck. I think we all realize that it’s time for “change”. (That’s what we voted for and what our President promised.)

    Posters often express the belief, that those interested in World domination, are willing to either stand by while/or implement directly the death of billions when resources begin to fail. Remember, the people who helped Clinton make NAFTA a reality, later made it illegal for people in some Third World nations to collect rain water. If TROPICGIRL is correct the same madness is underway in the U.S.A. right now. (Only a total megalomaniacal psychotic would think he/she owned the clouds in the sky.)

    Democracy isn’t Capital"ism”.(Mubarek is finding that out as we speak.) “Isms” are dead or dying. World consciousness, GCC, exponential population growth and the failure of eco-systems will no longer allow fascist oligarchy. Only sick in the head and Soul perps would deny the reality.

    I don’t know how, where or if it’s even possible for us to find the unity we’re gonna need to survive the needless coming cataclysm. A decision to do nothing is a decision and the firestorm offers no salvation to the living.  To avert cataclysm human population, technology and political systems must be realigned to support natural ecological and geographic systems. Do you see that kind of leadership coming out of Washington? If not is it possible to replace it? If that isn’t possible, we’re already on our own.

    “—your servant here—he has been told—to say it clear—to say it bold—it’s over-it ain’t going any further. Thinga are gonna slide—slide in all directions—”  L.Cohen/THE FUTURE

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By capt rick, February 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm Link to this comment
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I am going to unsubscribe to this newsletter unless you stop from trying scare people about things that may happen in 40 years==Barry===
why don’t you go plant a garden or finish your term paper.?
consider this
how had the world changed from 1910to 1950, there became a green revolution & wealth that nobody could possibly predict.
What do you hope to achieve predicting things in 2050?
mental masturbation

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By tropicgirl, February 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm Link to this comment

You’re not going to get anywhere dancing around the issue.

Monsanto and the globalists are not only filthying the food supply, killing pollination and organic strains of seeds, but the globalists are doing it on purpose.

The freak trade laws are forcing people into factories, in India and China. They have been encouraged to “forget” how to grow their own food.

I don’t know why anyone would blame this on republicans, since O Banana is perfectly on board with this, and the globalists.

O Banana’s administration is the one that recently passed laws restricting local gardens, remember? The so-called Food Safety Act?

Local, libertarian-oriented governments can reverse this, and (should) have no vested interest in increasing globalism, which can result in starvation and mass manipulation. The same can be said about the availability of clean water.

But this is the same story, throughout history… Food shortages like this are simply tactics of devious, empire seekers and bad actors. Now is no different. Smells like globalists…

They can’t win by being honest. The most murderous policies are forced upon populations by secrecy, force, lying and creating things that poison the air, food and water, with no restraint.

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By D.R. Zing, February 2, 2011 at 2:56 am Link to this comment

Awesome article, Mr. Lando.

Thank you for the work you’ve done through the course of your career.

I have a friend who is an astrophysicist who has repeatedly stated the year 2050 shows the potential for being a time when humanity may lose billions of people for lack of natural resources.  Of course, what does he know.  He spends his days calculating the exact age of the universe, very bad at math and science, you understand. 

A few people here have paraphrased Einstein:  “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” and I do believe he was saying it tongue and cheek, referring to his own obsessive attempts to correlate the theory of relativity with quantum physics.

He had quite the sense of humor, you know.  He died of a burst aneurysm in his abdomen, a painful death that he knew was coming from a past prognosis.  On the day of the event, he was doubled over in pain when an assistant asked if everything was alright. The story goes that he replied: Yes. Everything is alright. But I am not. 

And so it may go with the genus and species Homo sapiens. Chances are everything will be alright. But we will not. 

Here’s to hoping we figure out before 2050 that our current economic and political institutions tend to put sociopaths in charge of people like Einstein, who have to flee their country and then write letters warning of Nazi plans for bombs that will make World War IV fought with sticks and stones.

Well, Einstein, we fought World War III by proxy with left over weapons from World War II and a couple of upgrades that made the slaughters more frequent. 

But you may still eventually be right about us living in a future Stone Age—a combination of war and ecological collapse. 


Commissars and pin-striped bosses role the dice
Any way they fall guess who gets to pay the price
Money green or proletarian gray
Selling guns instead of food today

So the kids they dance, and shake their bones
And the politician’s throwing stones
Singing ashes to ashes all fall down
Ashes to ashes all fall down

Heartless powers try to tell us what to think
If the spirit’s sleeping, then the flesh is ink, yeah
History’s page, it is thusly carved in stone
The future’s here, we are it, we are on our own
On our own. On our own. On our own.

—From “Throwing Stones” by John Perry Barlow and Robert Hall Weir.  See: Grateful Dead.

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By aacme88, February 2, 2011 at 12:29 am Link to this comment

@ Redhorse 11:27 PM

“If, a (tongue in cheek) definition of insanity, is to keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results: When do you suppose our political leadership will wake up?”

Why do you suppose our political leadership would want any results than the current ones, which floated them up to the top?

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By Inherit The Wind, February 2, 2011 at 12:22 am Link to this comment

It’s horrifying that a few nitwits like James Imhofe, Jim DeMint and Michelle Bachmann, (et al) can be preventing changes that will keep a billion people from starving to death.  And they are doing it to keep their own farm subsidies (Bachmann) and to help companies like Monsanto, which may be one of the few corporations that rivals Halliburton in pure evil and just plain malice.

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By aacme88, February 2, 2011 at 12:18 am Link to this comment

“One major obstacle, says Pandey, is that many of the new technologies have been developed for rich, large farmers. Governments have generally ignored the 400 million to 500 million farmers across the world who cultivate less than five acres. “They have no strong political voice, but those small farmers produce more than half of the world’s food.”

Exactly. It says earlier in the piece that “Seventy-five percent of the world’s hungry and poor still live in rural areas and derive their livelihood from the land. “

Yet virtually no-one is researching how to make subsistence farming more productive, because it is not part of any Grand Scheme for the Future. But it IS the future, and it is the present.

That is the most direct way to assist those who need assistance the most.

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By samosamo, February 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm Link to this comment

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By satire, February 2 at 12:57 am

That’s what usually happens when famine occur. Go sink your
teeth into Mike Davis’ ‘The Late Victorian Holocausts’.

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By satire, February 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm Link to this comment
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Eat the children!

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By REDHORSE, February 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm Link to this comment

This is the kind of reporting we need. THANK YOU B.LANDO!! Not an ounce of RED MEAT in the entire piece.

      If, a (tongue in cheek) definition of insanity, is to keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results: When do you suppose our political leadership will wake up? Reporting like this shines a direct light on the visionless moral vacuum serving as a compass for the American future.

      In 2050 I’ll only be a decade or two past 100, so I’m not worried, about myself. Our Native American brothers and sisters, say their best Elders try to see with concern, seven generations forward. Seven. If, the thread on the Williams-Bolar travesty isn’t enough to make one understand that a basket of pit vipers is exactly that, one has missed present reality altogether.

      This factual look forward says clearly that a “new age” has come. Let me say again that “isms” are dead. The future holds its own remedy. Do you believe that the Boehner/Obama thugdom is salvable?

      The bad news is, it’s over. The good news is, it’s over.

“War is over—if you want it—” J.Lennon/Yoko Ono

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By alturn, February 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm Link to this comment

Instead of paying farmers not to grow crops, have them grow the crops.  Instead of allowing food to rot in the storehouses of the world, distribute them.  Food has long been used as a weapon to control people (see corn farmers in Mexico after NAFTA) and to ensure big corporate ag companies (Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland etc.) make huge profits at the expense of the health of humanity. Then population will stabilize and terrorism end.

“My body of workers will show the world that the problems of mankind can be solved. Through the process of sharing and just redistribution, the needs of all can be met. This growing group will show men that there is but little need for the suffering of so many, for the hunger, disease and anguish which beset mankind.
My plan is to take you on a journey into a New Country, a new approach to living in which all men can share. Let Me lead you, let Me show you the way, let Me lift you upwards into the light of a New Truth. Let Me show you, My friends, the Way to God, for only through the manifestation of God’s Will can God be known. I am here to administer that Will.”
- Messages from Maitreya the Christ

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By RayLan, February 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm Link to this comment

Queenie
” have got to remember that capitalism is the death of nature”
very sage - Queenie the philospher

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By C Karen, February 1, 2011 at 4:53 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t get why you think that our leaders have “done
precious little to avert catastrophe.”  They have and
continue to do everything in their power to insure
that control of the world food supply is in the hands
of powers like Monsanto - US capitalist interests -
so that they can determine who will be fed what,
when, and at what price.  Don’t think for a minute
that they haven’t thought about that - they are not
stupid.  GMOs that require Monsanto products to grow,
deals like NAFTA, poisoning natural pollinators, and
threatening anyone who date grow their own seeds….
c’mon Truthdig, wake up!

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By samosamo, February 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm Link to this comment

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Of course, trying to control the ever expanding human
population is totally out of the question, better to just pull more
food out of our asses. Well, except when mom(nature) inevitably
steps in and takes control. Stupid human race.

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By berniem, February 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm Link to this comment

Fear not! Just get Monsanto, Cargill, climate change deniers like Inhofe, and all of those fundamentalist, anti-birth control religious zealots together and we’ll have this problem whipped lickety-split! FREE BRADLET MANNING!!!!!

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By frank, February 1, 2011 at 1:12 pm Link to this comment
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How about preserving all the food that is tossed in the trash from every supermarket in this country for not having the label “fresh” attached to it! I worked in supermarkets and was sickened by how much perfectly edible food is being thrown away on a daily basis! Oh wait, I forgot that would make too much sense and this country is only concerned wit dollars and cents!!!!

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By Queenie, February 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm Link to this comment

One thing not mentioned about food - pollinators.

Many crops need to be pollinated. Bees are being wiped out for a number of reasons. Insecticides, herbicides to name a couple. Although I have not seen anything definite, the over use of wireless technology may be a contributing factor - it confuses the ability to find the way back to the hive.

We, as in the whole world, have got to remember that capitalism is the death of nature.

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By purplewolf, February 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm Link to this comment

We have all kinds of money for the wars and governments and religious leaders keep up the mantra of more babies and deny women the right to control the number of children they produce.

When I went to school less than 3% of the students were in the agriculture programs.That was in the 1970’s, I don’t think they even offer an agriculture program anymore.

If we are to continue to increase the number of people on the planet, we have to increase the knowledge and people involved in actually growing the food that will be needed to feed an overpopulated planet.Or are the PTB planning on massive cullings of humans as has been talked about by some of the government people who also helped created laws which have made this problem.

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By vermonta, February 1, 2011 at 8:50 am Link to this comment
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I think the answer is right here: “...higher incomes and thus much larger and demanding appetites.” I know I eat about four times what I need. I also grow almost all my food on about an acre. If “the amount of agricultural land will have dropped from 10.6 acres in 1961 to 3.7 acres in 2050”, there still need be no panic. There used to be a book called Five Acres and Independence.

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By drbhelthi, February 1, 2011 at 6:39 am Link to this comment

Agreed.
The political emphasis placed on supporting Monsanto
and its ruination of natural crops, while polluting
farmlands, rivers and tributaries is atrocious !

Lawsuits by Monsanto and like-types who successfully
sue small farmers, whose lands and crops are polluted
by the gene-defective seeds of Monsanto being blown
onto their fields, should be reversed.  Small farmer
groups should ban together and sue Monsanto and like-
types for the pollution of their fields and crops.

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