reply to post by St0mP121
....political donations from what i can tell most of the ones you got to be concerned about is the one thats going in the back door that you dont know
about. This process is the hardest for me. there is no easy way to find out and to see the link between a political party and a Co. unless you want to
sit at your pc for 3 days before buying what you need.....
Well here is one I just stumbled across the other day. It was the last puzzle piece missing in the chain of events. It explains why the Food Safety
Modernization Act was rammed down our throats during a lame duck session of Congress. That is the law that turns control of US food over to the World
SEC. 404. COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS.
Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade
Dwayne Andreas worked for Cargill and then worked for Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADMC) becoming CEO in 1971. He is considered the TOP campaign
donor in the USA.
...Dwayne Orville Andreas (born 4 March 1918) is one of the most prominent political campaign donors in the United States, having contributed
millions of dollars to Democratic and Republican candidates alike....
In 1971 Andreas became Chief Executive Officer of ADM, and is credited with transforming the firm into an industrial powerhouse — so powerful that
by 1996, ADM had been investigated for price-fixing and was assessed the largest antitrust fine in United States history: 100 million dollars....
Andreas commands much respect among Washington politicians for his largesse. As part of the investigations surrounding illegal campaign fundraising
linked to the Watergate scandal, Andreas was charged with (but acquitted of) illegally contributing $100,000 to Hubert Humphrey's 1968 presidential
campaign. In 1972 Andreas unlawfully contributed $25,000 to President Nixon's re-election campaign via Watergate burglar Bernard Barker. Other
recipients of Andreas's "tithing" — as he puts it — have included George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Michael
Dukakis, Jesse Jackson, and Jack Kemp.
According to Mother Jones magazine:
During the 1992 election, Andreas gave more than $1.4 million in soft money and $345,000 to individual candidates, using multiple donors in
his company and family members (including wife Inez) to circumvent contribution limits.
Not all of Andreas's charity goes directly to politicians: in the 1990s he contributed $2.5 million to Florida public broadcasting network WXEL.....
Interesting that it was two Florida Journalists who got their behinds handed to them during the "FarmWars"
So where does all this lead???
In 1995 VP of Cargill, Dan Amstutz as a senior trade negotiator under Clinton, wrote World Trade Organization Agreement on Ag. It got rid of tariffs,
opened borders and with the aid of the United Nations, that is OIE and FAO, WROTE the regulations for farming to be implemented world wide. Here is
the OIE - Guide to Good Farming Practices
(livestock) and a listing by FAO of
Guides to Good Agricultural Practices
If you farm expect to see these in very short
From FDA website in 2008
The harmonization of laws, regulations and standards between and among trading partners requires intense, complex, time-consuming negotiations by
CFSAN officials. Harmonization must simultaneously facilitate international trade and promote mutual understanding, while protecting national
interests and establish a basis to resolve food issues on sound scientific evidence in an objective atmosphere. iFailure to reach a consistent,
harmonized set of laws, regulations and standards within the freetrade agreements and the World Trade Organization Agreements can result in
considerable economic repercussions....
Next Amstutz wrote the 1996 farm bill called Freedom to Farm known to farmers as the
(Freedom to Fail Act
) It caused over production, very cheap grain and a
major farm crisis with many US and third world farmers bankrupting. The law also changed US grain reserve policy. By 2008 the USDA declared
"Our Cupboard is bare"
Amstutz also worked for Goldman Sachs.
President, North American Export Grain Association
Dan Amstutz is president and CEO of the North American Export Grain Association, the association of U.S. grain and oilseed exporters. Previously, he
served as executive director of the International Wheat Council, London, now called the International Grains Council.
He was part of the Reagan Administration for 6 years. First, as under secretary of agriculture for international affairs and commodity programs
(1983-1987), and then as ambassador and chief negotiator for agriculture in the GATT Uruguay Round trade negotiations. He played a key role in helping
achieve more trade liberalization for agriculture than in all preceding multilateral trade rounds.
Before joining government, Amstutz was a general partner of Goldman, Sachs and Company, the New York investment bank, where he initiated the
firm’s commodities trading and futures brokerage businesses.... archive.gipsa.usda.gov...
The Biofuel law goes into effect (the Energy Independence and Security Act of
) and Archer Daniels Midland cleans up big time on biofuel
Biofuel business Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) saw its profits increase throughout all its segments
year-over-year, after it formed a strategy to enhance crop-sourcing and processing capacity.... The company reported net earnings of $1.9bn and
segment operating profit of $3.2bn for fiscal 2010
Gramm, head of the CFTC, helped firms such as Goldman Sachs gain influence over the commodity markets. At the end of 2006, food prices across the
world started to rise, suddenly. Wheat had shot up by 80 per cent, maize by 90 per cent, rice by 320 per cent.
Then, in spring 2008, prices just as mysteriously fell back to their previous level. Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food,
calls it “a silent mass murder”, entirely due to “man-made actions.” Through the 1990s, Goldman Sachs and others lobbied hard and the
regulations [controlling agricultural futures contracts] were abolished. Suddenly, these contracts were turned into “derivatives” that could be
bought and sold among traders who had nothing to do with agriculture. A market in “food speculation” was born. The speculators drove the price
through the roof.” www.independent.co.uk...
...Today three companies, Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, and Bunge control the world’s grain trade. Chemical giant Monsanto controls
three-fifths of seed production. Unsurprisingly, in the last quarter of 2007, even as the world food crisis was breaking, Archer Daniels
Midland’s profits jumped 20%, Monsanto 45%, and Cargill 60%. Recent speculation with food commodities has created another dangerous “boom.”
After buying up grains and grain futures, traders are hoarding, withholding stocks and further inflating prices....
If you thought the games these Sociopaths played with oil was bad just wait until they get a hard grip on the world food supply!