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12.29.09

Seattle-based PCC Natural Markets Slams the Gates Foundation for Its Monsanto Agenda

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception, Microsoft at 4:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Latest dissenting perspectives on the acts of the Gates Foundation, which is looking to exploit the world’s poor

FOR those requiring background, Gates and Rockefeller are promoting the monopolisation of African agriculture (Gates is also pushing this in India right now) under the euphemistic banner “Green Revolution”. With very large investments in a brutal monopolist called Monsanto, those super-affluent families advance an agenda whereby they will make a nice profit. It is another nice monopoly for them, but this one is disguised as charity and those to take the blame are over at Monsanto — robbing and extorting the world’s poorest farmers. We have provided proof for these claims in some of the posts listed at the bottom.

Adding to the protests against the Gates Foundation for its promotion and financing of Monsanto, we now have PCC. The Seattle Times quotes PCC’s complaint as follows:

The Gates Foundation is getting some criticism from a local food co-op for supporting research into genetically modified crops to increase production in Africa.

PCC Natural Markets, the Seattle-based food co-operative, published a letter and editor’s note this month taking a strong stance against genetic engineering of food.

“I caution the organic community to be watchful of this NEW Green Revolution, especially since The Gates Foundation science and technology efforts are led by a former Monsanto researcher,”
Dennis L. Weaver wrote in PCC’s Sound Consumer.

“The Gates Foundation apparently is pushing genetically modified crops on African farmers,” PCC editor Trudy Bialic added. She cited a $42 million Gates grant to a project involving Monsanto to produce corn resistant to drought “even though genetic engineering has failed to increase crop yields significantly, despite 20 years of research.”

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But the local reaction reveals ongoing skepticism, even among an audience generally not at odds with Gates philanthropy.

“The organic community cannot buy into Bill’s call to ‘Let’s just all hold hands, sing kumbaya, hug, air-kiss and “‘get over” past “ideological” divides,’ ” Weaver wrote to PCC.

“I don’t know exactly what is motivating the Gates Foundation to buy into the propaganda,” Bialic said. “I think it’s an ideology that technology can save the world.”

As GatesKeepers put it, “Gates Foundation’s hometown newspaper [is] continuing to publish dissenting news and views on the activities of the local Leviathan.”

  1. With Microsoft Monopoly in Check, Bill Gates Proceeds to Creating More Monopolies
  2. Gates-Backed Company Accused of Monopoly Abuse and Investigated
  3. How the Gates Foundation Privatises Africa
  4. Reader’s Article: The Gates Foundation and Genetically-Modified Foods
  5. Monsanto: The Microsoft of Food
  6. Seeds of Doubt in Bill Gates Investments
  7. Gates Foundation Accused of Faking/Fabricating Data to Advance Political Goals
  8. More Dubious Practices from the Gates Foundation
  9. Video Transcript of Vandana Shiva on Insane Patents
  10. Explanation of What Bill Gates’ Patent Investments Do to Developing World
  11. Black Friday Film: What the Bill Gates-Backed Monsanto Does to Animals, Farmers, Food, and Patent Systems
  12. Gates Foundation Looking to Destroy Kenya with Intellectual Monopolies
  13. Young Napoleon Comes to Africa and Told Off
  14. Bill Gates Takes His GMO Patent Investments/Experiments to India
  15. Gates/Microsoft Tax Dodge and Agriculture Monopoly Revisited
  16. Beyond the ‘Public Relations’
  17. UK Intellectual Monopoly Office (UK-IPO) May be Breaking the Law
  18. “Boycott Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in China”
  19. Patents Roundup: Software Patents and ACTA at STOA, Gates-backed Monsanto Wants to Own Mexico’s Food Supply
  20. Gates Foundation Funds Literature Supportive of Its Objectives
  21. Bill Gates Tightens Information/Agriculture Grip on Africa by Funding African Journalists, Expanding to India
  22. The Gates Foundation Extends Control Over Communication with Oxfam Relationship
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  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    December 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm

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    There are over 6 billion people in the world. By some reckoning there are resources for 4 billion. Soon that will degrade to 3.5. You can eat oil, indirectly, and that is counted, too. But salinization, overgrazing, overharvesting, suburban sprawl and general resource mismanagement all add to the decline in production capacity.

    The crisis in the US was hidden a little by the Bush junta by emptying the food reserves, which only ensures that when the problem hits, it will hit harder:
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2008-05-01-usda-food-supply_N.htm

    Now with the economic depression in full swing, many in the US are going hungry:
    https://secure2.convio.net/a2h/site/Donation2?df_id=1560&1560.donation=form1

    Crotch-bombers, butt-bombers, shoe-bombers are being used to distract from the ongoing food crisis as it continues to grow. Which, like emptying the food reserves, only serves to make the collapse that much more painful when it hits. Gates is now helping to do to our food supply what he and his minions have been doing to our economic and industrial capacity. It looks like he will help the Bush junta complete their stated goal of completely destroying the US:
    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Grover_Norquist

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