The EU-US Free Trade Agreement and GMOBama Presidency
"Let folks know when their food is genetically modified, because Americans have a right to know what they're buying” – These were Obama’s fine words in 2008 Presidential election.
Besides, labeling GMOs, Obama promised food transparency and he mentioned that the department of agriculture wasn’t the department of “agribusiness” and he promised to put people’s need ahead of financial interests and corporate politics.
However, the clever young man who for the second term, made it to the White House is a very fine illusionist. From choosing the most ruthless Wall Street advisors and using "Obama drones", to exposing the toughest sanctions on Iran even at the expense of banning medicine for sick children, Obama once again proved that he is a loyal servant of his evil masters and not the public. In fact, Republicans and Tea party who used to question Obama’s birth certificate knew that the only thing missing in Obama’s birth certificate is the word “Owner”.
Currently, the so called “leader of the free world” is pursuing new “free trade” agreements with his European partners to debate the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and create a set of regulations that will protect the financial investment between both parties.
According to GMOInside, “if the new trade agreement is implemented, the implications would be huge on the international trade since the EU and US, together control half of the world’s economic output, 30% of global trade, and 20% of global foreign direct investment.”
The financial benefit of the so called “free-trade” agreement is huge for both sides and according to the Center for Economic Policy Research in London the agreement can increase the international economic growth by 100 billion US dollars per year.
The agreement could abolish laws that protect the consumers and give more freedom to multi-national corporations to undermine the rule of law; however, both partners know that 100 billion dollars a year is a lot of money.
One of the most implications of the agreement is the most well-known regulation of EU on genetically modified foods. Many countries in EU have banned GMOs while others have required GMO labeling. The financial benefits of the agreement could undermine the strong laws in Europe for consumer protection.
The “free trade” agreements between EU and US are also a huge opportunity for American farm lobbyists and giant food manufacturers including Nestle and Kraft to make money from selling their banned GMOs in Europe.
According to gmoinside.org, in fact, Max Baucus (the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee) and Senator Orrin Hatch wrote a letter to US Trade Representative encouraging them to make sure that EU’s GM market is a requirement for free trade negotiations. Also, additional restrictions on foods are also part of negotiation including the use of rBGH growth hormones and other harmful food additives sold in US food products.
The real meaning of the so called “free-trade”:
Labels are everything; in fact, they are the code, the underlying intentions and the desire to manipulate and control the masses. Keep in mind that when they wanted to start the Iraqi war in 2003, it was labeled as, "the Iraqi Freedom". However, such freedoms made a war criminal like Dick Cheney and
“Halliburton” millions of dollars, so Mr. Cheney’s grandkids could run for future US presidency.
They also stole the rights of average Americans and subjected them to intrusive wiretapping and they called it, "the Patriot Act", since only a non-patriot would be against this, apparently.
The so called “free-trade” is not any different. I wonder why Obama and his European allies don’t come out of closet and admit the truth that free-trade is just a label for “economic exploitation, abolishing any regulations to protect consumers, total market control, and ultimately market domination at the expense of transparency, consumer awareness labeling and reduction in pollution, and soil sustainability”.
"In dictatorships we are more fortunate than you in the West in one respect. We believe nothing of what we read in the newspapers and nothing of what we watch on television, because we know it's propaganda and lies. Unlike you in the West, we've learned to look behind the propaganda and to read between the lines, and unlike you, we know that the real truth is always subversive." ~ dissident Czech novelist Zdener Urbanek
Since Obama took the office even liberals prefer to maintain a more ‘positive’ approach towards his Nobel presidency. In the San Francisco, Chronicle columnist, Mark Morford wrote that, “spiritually advanced people regard the new president as ‘a Lightworker’ . . . who can help usher in a new way of being on the planet”…Perhaps, we should all celebrate, “such new way of being on the planet” since Obama’s bombs are blowing away kids in Afghanistan or Obama’s drones kill innocent civilians in Pakistan and Yemen. Yet, the war criminal is rewarded with “Nobel peace prize” and resembles the “nation of moral ideals.”
As the Australian film maker and journalists, John Pilger says “the invisible government that Bernays had in mind brought together the power of all media — PR, the press, broadcasting, advertising. It was the power of form: of branding and image-making over substance and truth — Bernays’s invisible government of propaganda also elevated big business from its unpopular status as a kind of mafia to that of a patriotic driving force and I would like to talk today about this invisible government’s most recent achievement: the rise of Barack Obama and the silencing of the left.”