The Great Reset

The Great Reset is about maintaining and empowering a corporate extraction machine and delete private ownership of life:

Food Imperialism

by

Jeremy Loffredo, Vandana Shiva , Robert Gorter, MD, PhD, Guru Brar, Msc

29th of November, 2020

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “The Great Reset” includes a plan to transform the global food and agricultural industries and the human diet. The architects of the plan claim it will reduce food scarcity, hunger and disease, and even mitigate climate change.

But a closer look at the corporations and think tanks the WEF is partnering with to usher in this global transformation suggests that the real motive is tighter corporate control over the food system by means of technological solutions.

Vandana Shiva, an Indian scholar, environmentalist, food sovereignty advocate and author: “The Great Reset is about multinational corporate stakeholders at the World Economic Forum controlling as many elements of planetary life as they possibly can. From the digital data humans produce to each morsel of food we eat.”

The WEF describes itself as “the global platform for public-private cooperation” that creates partnerships between corporations, politicians, intellectuals, scientists and other leaders of society to “define, discuss and advance key issues on the global agenda.”

According to WEF’s founder and executive chairman, Klaus Schwab, the forum is guided by the goal of positioning “private corporations as the trustees of society” to “address social and environmental challenges.”

In July 2020, Schwab published a 195-page book, “COVID-19: The Great Reset,” in which he challenged industry leaders and decision makers to “make good use of the pandemic by not letting the crisis go to waste.”

TIME magazine (whose owner Marc Benioff is a WEF board member) recently partnered with the WEF to cover The Great Reset and to provide a “look at how the COVID-19 pandemic provides a unique opportunity to transform the way we live.”

The Great Reset is meant to be all-encompassing. Its partner organizations include the biggest players in data collection, telecommunications, weapons manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and the food industry.

The WEF’s plans for the “reset” of food and agriculture include projects and strategic partnerships that favor genetically modified organisms, lab-made proteins and pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals as sustainable solutions to food and health issues.

For example, WEF has promoted and partnered with an organization called EAT Forum. EAT Forum describes itself as a “Davos for food” that plans to “add value to business and industry” and “set the political agenda.”

EAT was co-founded by Wellcome Trust, an organization established with funds from GlaxoSmithKline and which still has strategic partnerships with the pharmaceutical giant. EAT collaborates with nearly 40 city governments in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America and Australia. The organization also assists the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the “creation of new dietary guidelines” and sustainable development initiatives.

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According to Federic Leroy, a food science and biotechnology professor at University of Brussels, EAT network interacts closely with some of the biggest imitation meat companies, including Impossible Foods and other biotech companies, which aim to replace wholesome nutritious foods with genetically modified lab creations.

“They frame it as healthy and sustainable, which of course it is neither.”

Impossible Foods was initially co-funded by Google, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. Recent lab results showed the company’s imitation meat contained glyphosate levels 11 times higher than its closest competitor.

EAT’s biggest initiative is called FReSH, which the organization describes as an effort to drive the transformation of the food system in all its aspects. The project’s partners include Bayer, Cargill, Syngenta, Unilever and even the tech giants Google and FaceBook.

“Companies like Unilever and Bayer and other pharmaceutical companies are already chemical processors — so many of these companies are very well positioned to profit off of this new food business which revolves around processing chemicals and extracts needed to produce these lab-made foods on a global scale,” Leroy said.

In Schwab’s book, he discusses how biotechnology and genetically modified food should become a central pillar to repairing global food scarcity issues, issues which COVID has revealed and exacerbated.

He writes “global food security will only be achieved if regulations on genetically modified foods are adapted to reflect the reality that gene editing offers a precise, efficient and safe method of improving crops.”

WEF is parading fake science, and “for Mr. Schwab to promote these technologies as solutions proves that The Great Reset is about maintaining and empowering a global corporate extraction machine and the private ownership of life.”

EAT developed what it refers to as “the planetary health diet,” which the WEF champions as the “sustainable dietary solution of the future.” But according to Leroy, it’s a diet that’s supposed to replace everything else. “The diet aims to cut the meat and dairy intake of the global population by as much as 90% in some cases and replaces it with lab-made foods, cereals and oil,” he said.

EAT’s proposed that diet is not about nutrition at all; it is about big business and it is about a corporate takeover of the complete food system. We see this happening in India since the summer of 2020. By law, farmers lost all the rights to sell their crop to buyers of their choice. A monopoly was created where, under the promise to the farmers that “everything would get much better by privatization,” the government sold the sole right to buy and transport crop to two Indian brother-billionaires Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani and a few foreign companies.

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Mukesh Ambani (l) and Gautam Adani (r)

According to EAT’s own reports, the big adjustments the organization and its corporate partners want to make to the food system are “unlikely to be successful if left up to the individual,” and the changes they wish to impose on societal eating habits and food processing “require reframing at the systemic level with –if necessary- hard policy interventions that include privatization by law, fiscal measures, subsidies and penalties, trade reconfigurations and other economic and structural measures. In addition, it will be necessary to create a submissive global population to accept all changes. Among other things, this could be obtained by medical incentives like global vaccination programs for the willing.”

Of course, this is the wrong approach, because “all of the science” shows that diets should be centered around regional and geographical biodiversity. The EAT’ uniform global diet will be produced with western technology, including genetically modified crop and agricultural chemicals. Forcing this onto sovereign nations by multinational lobbying is what we refer to as food imperialism.”

Bill Gates and his Foundation

In March 2015, Bill Gates showed an image of the coronavirus during a TED Talk and told the audience that it was what the greatest catastrophe of our time would look like. The real threat to life, he said, is “not missiles, but microbes.” When the coronavirus pandemic swept over the earth like a tsunami five years later, he revived the war language, describing the pandemic as “a world war.”

Bill Gates said: “The coronavirus pandemic will pit all of humanity against the virus.”

Robert Gorter: “In fact, the current pandemic is not a war. The pandemic is a consequence of war: a war against life and nature. The mechanical and narcistic mind connected to the money machine of extraction has created the illusion of humans as separate from nature, and nature as dead, inert raw material to be exploited. But, in fact, we are part of the biome. And we are part of the virome. We are an integral part of nature. The biome and the virome are us. When we wage war on the biodiversity of our forests, our farms and in our guts, we wage war on ourselves

“DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 27JAN07 – Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, captured at the ‘Presentation of the Crystal Award’ at the Annual Meeting 2007 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2007”,  by World Economic Forum, is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en

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Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, a leader in the International Forum on Globalization, and of the Slow Food Movement. Director of Navdanya and of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, and a tireless crusader for farmers’, peasants’, and women’s rights, she is the author and editor of a score of influential books, among them Making Peace with the Earth; Soil Not Oil; Globalization’s New Wars; Seed Sovereignty, Food Security: Women in the Vanguard; and Who Really Feeds the World?. Her latest book is Oneness vs the 1% (Chelsea Green Publishing, August 2020).

If the reader wants to get familiar with a summary of the text of the Agricultural Ordinance of September 2020 which puts in law the monopolization of the food industry, starting with the expropriation of farmers, one should visit this link:

https://www.prsindia.org/sites/default/files/bill_files/Legislative%20Brief%20-%20Agriculture%20Ordinances%2C%202020.pdf

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