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Cablegate: US/Spain Agree a Spike in Food Prices will encourage acceptance of GM Imports.

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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 05:15 PM
In January 2008, in a meeting between Senator Grassley and Spanish officials, strategies were discussed, including a rise in commodity prices, to encourage (force?) the acceptance of of GM crops in Europe.


On January 11, Senators Charles Grassley and John
Thune, together with the Deputy Chief of Mission, AgCouns and
EconOff, met with the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and
Trade,s Secretary of State for International Trade, Pedro
Mejia, and Secretary General Alfredo Bonet. Senator Grassley
emphasized the importance of science-based decisions in the
agricultural biotechnology context. Mejia said that Spain
had a relatively "liberal" view with respect to
biotechnology. However, even in Spain the technology was
controversial and faced NGO opposition, albeit not as strong
as in some other EU member states. Senator Thune asked what
influence Spain could exercise in Brussels on this issue.
Bonet noted it was very difficult to get a qualified majority
for biotech approvals in the EU Environment Council so in the
end the Commission was taking decisions in favor of
biotechnology. Both Mejia and Bonet noted that commodity
price hikes might spur greater liberalization on biotech

In an excellent article on
Rady Ananda's research shows that indeed prices did rise steeply just six months later:

It seems Wall Street traders got the word. By June 2008, food prices had spiked so severely that “The Economist announced that the real price of food had reached its highest level since 1845, the year the magazine first calculated the number,” reports Fred Kaufman in The Food Bubble: How Wall Street starved millions and got away with it.

Ananda's article also goes on to show how the leaked cables show an obsession with expanding the biotech (Monsanto?) market.

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I'm pretty shocked at this story. It shows that food prices were indeed hiked less than 6 months later, in an almost unprecedented way. Prices were manipulated, and people starved - simply for the purpose of virtually forcing GM food on people of Europe and the world.....imo to generate more huge profits for Monsanto and continue the population reduction programme.

It is sickening, and has got to be criminal.

edit on 15-12-2010 by wcitizen because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 05:17 PM
reply to post by wcitizen

it seams that some of the conspiracys we talk about are
coming to light from the cables
proof of monsantos evil monopoly and its effects on the world
this company is trying to cause pain and death

anti human company

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 05:21 PM
You are is criminal...but, these kinds of bi-peds DO NO CARE.

If it doesn't make them money, because that is all they care about, then "let 'em die" is their mindset. Sadly, that is just the way these creatures see things.

What they don't realize is that, in time, what they do today, tomorrow, or the next day, will always come back and bite 'em...

edit on 15-12-2010 by Holly N.R.A. because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 05:33 PM

simply for the purpose of virtually forcing GM food on people...and continue the population reduction programme.

Yes, improving the way crops are grown will decrease the population.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 05:39 PM
reply to post by Whyhi

im sorry i havent had my GMO update so im am
pesticide resitant
have you?

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