So as high as these numbers are, they do NOT reflect all of Europe.
READ AT THE LINK
So as high as these numbers are, they do NOT reflect all of Europe.
READ AT THE LINK
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent nearly US$6 billion over the past 17 years trying to improve agriculture, mainly in Africa. This is a lot of money for an underfunded sector, and, as such, carries great weight. To better understand how the Gates Foundation is shaping the global agriculture agenda, GRAIN analysed all the food and agriculture grants the foundation has made up until 2020.
We found that, while the Foundation’s grants focus on African farmers, the vast majority of its funding goes to groups in North America and Europe. The grants are also heavily skewed to technologies developed by research centres and corporations in the North for poor farmers in the South, completely ignoring the knowledge, technologies and biodiversity that these farmers already possess.
Also, despite the Foundation’s focus on techno-fixes, much of its grants are given to groups that lobby on behalf of industrial farming and undermine alternatives. This is bad for African farmers and bad for the planet. It is time to pull the plug on the Gates’ outsized influence over global agriculture.
In 2014 GRAIN published a detailed breakdown of the grants made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to promote agricultural development in Africa and other parts of the world.1 Our main conclusion then was that the vast majority of those grants were channelled to groups in the US and Europe, not Africa nor other parts of the global South. The funding overwhelmingly went to research institutes rather than farmers. They were also mainly directed at shaping policies to support industrial farming, not smallholders.
Nothing to do with saving lives … nothing at all. You know a tree by its fruit. The fruit we are seeing that is being purposefully hidden from your eyes is death & injuries. Carnage everywhere. This is not all of it … just Europe’s. See the other stats on our News page, right hand column. VAERS (US). CARM (NZ). Canada. Australia. Please follow the link to see the breakdown of the deaths & injuries. EWR
ILION, WEST ATHENS — AstraZeneca crimes against humanity continue as another victim dies in Europe shortly after the shot.
A 65-year-old woman received the first dose of the AstraZeneca viral vector shot at the Ilion Health Centre on or around March 29, according to Skai News in Piraeus, Greece. She waited the customary 20 minutes to ensure there were no immediate side effects.
Photo: Health Impact News
by Felix Richter, Mar 16, 2021
Following reports of people developing blood clots shortly after receiving a dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, Germany, France, Italy and Spain have joined a growing list of countries to suspend use of the drug, pending a full investigation. While the decision to pause the rollout of the vaccine is highly disputed – the World Health Organization and the European Medicines Agency have all advised against it – there’s no argument this couldn’t have happened at a worse time.
So it begins again. Bill Gates confidently warned of a second wave remember. He & Melinda smiling as he did so. EW
Ireland will be plunged into one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns for six weeks from midnight on Wednesday, despite no new Covid-19 deaths being recorded in the last 24 hours.
Cabinet ministers have agreed to impose Level 5 restrictions which will force most businesses to close, prevent mass gatherings and limit free movement across the Republic until December 1.
The public will be told to stay at home, with exercise permitted within a three-mile radius of their home.
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There will be a similar readiness exercise in the Pacific later this year (see third video below). Intriguing that this one rolls out after the plandemic kicks in. And no protective gear, no distancing or other rules observed at all. We’ve been seeing this trend of military drills incorporating many nations for some time now. Part of the new global village scenario. Military on the streets more, training & interacting with the public. All the while we are seeing a greater police presence enforcing the lockdown rules as folk protest.
And meanwhile the military’s been rolling out in certain parts of the US also. EWR
“Defender Europe 20 is the largest deployment of the US, the UK, NATO allies & its partners in the last 25 years. The exercise will rehearse our ability to rapidly project a large scale, combat credible force and its equipment into Europe. Our squadron are the only one of its kind in the army. We’re designed to move tanks & other heavy pieces of equipment to wherever the end destination needs to be. During Exercise Defender Europe we’re going to move the squadron & all of our heavy equipment transporters into Belgium. We’ll move all of the American armour including …. from Belgium across mainland Europe and into Poland. Delivering our primary role in challenging & complex conditions, operating during winter in Poland…” (British Army, transcribed from the first video below).
Update : “In response to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and recent guidance by the United States Secretary of Defense, we have modified exercise Defender-Europe 20 in size and scope. As of March 13, all movement of personnel and equipment from the United States to Europe has ceased”. https://shape.nato.int/defender-europe/defender/newsroom/exercise-defendereurope-20-announcement-covid19-implications
… reads the headline from 2017 at the website nature.com
From WUHAN, CHINA. “Maximum-security biolab is part of plan to build network of BSL-4 facilities across China.”
A coincidence is it that 3 years later we have an outbreak of the coronavirus? EWR
“A laboratory in Wuhan is on the cusp of being cleared to work with the world’s most dangerous pathogens. The move is part of a plan to build between five and seven biosafety level-4 (BSL-4) labs across the Chinese mainland by 2025, and has generated much excitement, as well as some concerns.
Some scientists outside China worry about pathogens escaping, and the addition of a biological dimension to geopolitical tensions between China and other nations. But Chinese microbiologists are celebrating their entrance to the elite cadre empowered to wrestle with the world’s greatest biological threats.
“It will offer more opportunities for Chinese researchers, and our contribution on the BSL‑4-level pathogens will benefit the world,” says George Gao, director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology in Beijing. There are already two BSL-4 labs in Taiwan, but the National Bio-safety Laboratory, Wuhan, would be the first on the Chinese mainland.
The lab was certified as meeting the standards and criteria of BSL-4 by the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) in January. The CNAS examined the lab’s infrastructure, equipment and management, says a CNAS representative, paving the way for the Ministry of Health to give its approval. A representative from the ministry says it will move slowly and cautiously; if the assessment goes smoothly, it could approve the laboratory by the end of June.
BSL-4 is the highest level of biocontainment: its criteria include filtering air and treating water and waste before they leave the laboratory, and stipulating that researchers change clothes and shower before and after using lab facilities. Such labs are often controversial. The first BSL-4 lab in Japan was built in 1981, but operated with lower-risk pathogens until 2015, when safety concerns were finally overcome.
The expansion of BSL-4-lab networks in the United States and Europe over the past 15 years — with more than a dozen now in operation or under construction in each region — also met with resistance, including questions about the need for so many facilities.
“Viruses don’t know borders.”
The Wuhan lab cost 300 million yuan (US$44 million), and to allay safety concerns it was built far above the flood plain and with the capacity to withstand a magnitude-7 earthquake, although the area has no history of strong earthquakes. It will focus on the control of emerging diseases, store purified viruses and act as a World Health Organization ‘reference laboratory’ linked to similar labs around the world. “It will be a key node in the global biosafety-lab network,” says lab director Yuan Zhiming.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences approved the construction of a BSL-4 laboratory in 2003, and the epidemic of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) around the same time lent the project momentum. The lab was designed and constructed with French assistance as part of a 2004 cooperative agreement on the prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases. But the complexity of the project, China’s lack of experience, difficulty in maintaining funding and long government approval procedures meant that construction wasn’t finished until the end of 2014.
The lab’s first project will be to study the BSL-3 pathogen that causes Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever: a deadly tick-borne virus that affects livestock across the world, including in northwest China, and that can jump to people.
Future plans include studying the pathogen that causes SARS, which also doesn’t require a BSL-4 lab, before moving on to Ebola and the West African Lassa virus, which do. Some one million Chinese people work in Africa; the country needs to be ready for any eventuality, says Yuan. “Viruses don’t know borders.”
Gao travelled to Sierra Leone during the recent Ebola outbreak, allowing his team to report the speed with which the virus mutated into new strains1. The Wuhan lab will give his group a chance to study how such viruses cause disease, and to develop treatments based on antibodies and small molecules, he says.
Muyi Xiao for Nature
The opportunities for international collaboration, meanwhile, will aid the genetic analysis and epidemiology of emergent diseases. “The world is facing more new emerging viruses, and we need more contribution from China,” says Gao. In particular, the emergence of zoonotic viruses — those that jump to humans from animals, such as SARS or Ebola — is a concern, says Bruno Lina, director of the VirPath virology lab in Lyon, France.
Many staff from the Wuhan lab have been training at a BSL-4 lab in Lyon, which some scientists find reassuring. And the facility has already carried out a test-run using a low-risk virus.
But worries surround the Chinese lab, too. The SARS virus has escaped from high-level containment facilities in Beijing multiple times, notes Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. Tim Trevan, founder of CHROME Biosafety and Biosecurity Consulting in Damascus, Maryland, says that an open culture is important to keeping BSL-4 labs safe, and he questions how easy this will be in China, where society emphasizes hierarchy. “Diversity of viewpoint, flat structures where everyone feels free to speak up and openness of information are important,” he says.
Yuan says that he has worked to address this issue with staff. “We tell them the most important thing is that they report what they have or haven’t done,” he says. And the lab’s international collaborations will increase openness. “Transparency is the basis of the lab,” he adds.
The plan to expand into a network heightens such concerns. One BSL-4 lab in Harbin is already awaiting accreditation; the next two are expected to be in Beijing and Kunming, the latter focused on using monkey models to study disease.
Lina says that China’s size justifies this scale, and that the opportunity to combine BSL-4 research with an abundance of research monkeys — Chinese researchers face less red tape than those in the West when it comes to research on primates — could be powerful. “If you want to test vaccines or antivirals, you need a non-human primate model,” says Lina.
But Ebright is not convinced of the need for more than one BSL-4 lab in mainland China. He suspects that the expansion there is a reaction to the networks in the United States and Europe, which he says are also unwarranted. He adds that governments will assume that such excess capacity is for the potential development of bioweapons.
“These facilities are inherently dual use,” he says. The prospect of ramping up opportunities to inject monkeys with pathogens also worries, rather than excites, him: “They can run, they can scratch, they can bite.”
Trevan says China’s investment in a BSL-4 lab may, above all, be a way to prove to the world that the nation is competitive. “It is a big status symbol in biology,” he says, “whether it’s a need or not.”
Thanks to abovetopsecret.com for the link.
Photo Credit: nature.com
This is from the YT channel of AmazingPolly. I like her work. She is well researched. She speaks of the ongoing blather (my term) we’re getting about loss of sovereignty, that is nothing new. The globalist plan since 1945 post WW2 (& prior) rolls on. The loss of national sovereignty was written about back then in a CIA declassified document. Remember also Arnold Toynbee’s statement:
“We are at present working discreetly, with all our might, to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. And all the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands.” Arnold Toynbee – International Affairs, p.809, November 1931
Agenda 21 / 30 in plain sight. See our Agenda 21 / 30 page & sub pages for NZ. This is a UN global plan.
Published on Dec 3, 2018
The European Union is the continuation of the German plan for total dominance – the Fourth Reich / Greater Germany. The citizens of nations across Europe are awakening in Yellow Vest protests … they want out from under the thumb of the dictators who seek to destroy their identities. If you enjoy my work and would like to contribute financially, please do so here: https://paypal.me/PollyStGeorge CIA declassified document showing that the European Union was an elite plan (1945). Go to page 171. link: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingro…
We had Key keeping in step with the arms trade not so long ago. Keeping up with big brother Amerika (that country that has been at war 93% of the time – 222 out of 239 years – since 1776). Trying to anyway, in spite of all the opposition from people who don’t want war. They’ll also be in Royal company given the British Queen’s propensity for dabbling seriously in the trade. My Kiwi Veteran father used to say wars would never end because wars make money, he who lied about his age in order to join his four brothers and go fight for ‘King & country’ as was the lie spun to young cannon fodder back in the day. These advocates of war who profiteer from it should be sent to the front lines themselves, they and their children. Although now the brave soldiers are killing people including civilians from their armchairs with drone warfare. We’ve come so far haven’t we? Killing’s become a very fine art indeed. I heard the other day there’s a Lockheed Martin Factory in the Wellington region now. Same corporation that has its fingers in the Rocket Pad pie up the East Coast. Key got us well into those corporate pockets.
Anyway Aus is set to excel at the weapons trade & become one of the world’s ‘top dogs’. Being top dog is really important in the fake corporate world of profits & faceless, mindless killers of all things beautiful. Well in my opinion anyway. They’re going to soon be the death of us all. And I make no apology for the header photo of the grieving civilian mother with her boy whose life has been snuffed out by this sickening trade. It is so wrong.
Here is the article from the Guardian:
PM spruiks jobs for local manufacturers but Tim Costello of World Vision says ‘whatever money we make from this dirty business will be blood money’
Australia is set to become one of the world’s largest arms exporters under a controversial Turnbull government plan.
The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has unveiled a new “defence export strategy” setting out the policy and strategy to make Australia one of the world’s top 10 weapons exporters within the next decade.
Hailing it a job-creating plan for local manufacturers, the Coalition says Australia only sells about $1.5bn to $2.5bn in “defence exports” a year and it wants the value of those exports to increase significantly.
It has identified a number of “priority markets”: the Middle East, the Indo-Pacific region, Europe, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.
It will set up a new Defence Export Office to work hand in hand with Austrade and the Centre for Defence Industry Capability to coordinate the commonwealth’s whole-of-government export efforts and provide a focal point for more arms exports.
A $3.8bn Defence Export Facility, to be administered by the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation, will provide the finance local companies need to help them sell their defence equipment overseas.
A new Australian Defence Export Advocate position, set up to support the Australian Defence Export Office, will provide industry with the constant high-level advocacy needed to promote Australian-made weapons overseas.
50 billion euros in Greece, 70 billion euros in Ireland, 40 billion euros in Spain – one Euro-country after another is forced to support its banks with huge sums of money in order to equalize the losses incurred by money worldwide from bad loans. But where do the billions go anyway? Who are the beneficiaries? With this simple question the award-winning business journalist and nonfiction author Harald Schumann travels across Europe and gets surprising answers.
The rescued are not in the poorer Euro states – unlike commonly believed – but mainly in Germany and France. A large part of the money ends up with the creditors of the banks that want to be saved or must be saved. And although these investors have obviously made bad investments, they are – against all logic of the free market economy – protected at the expense of the general public against any losses. Why? Who gets the money? Actually, simple questions, but that regard the core of European identity. Maybe the most passionate film on the banking crisis.
We also recommend the second documentary about the Euro-crisis by Arpad Bondy and Harald Schumann, “The Trail of the Troika”. You can watch here on our channel: http://youtu.be/BLB3uu1IXM0
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This is a good reminder why it is healthier to either grow your own or source organic produce & make your own baby food. This is disturbing … 800 times more pesticide than Europe’s baby food. From ‘clean & green’ NZ?
New Zealand baby food contained nearly 800 times more pesticides than baby food in Europe, according to a recent analysis. This evidence and why this is a risk to New Zealand babies will be presented tomorrow to the Primary Production Committee by Dr Meriel Watts of the Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa and Alison White of the Safe Food Campaign(*)….. read at SOURCE
Also HERE at Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa New Zealand (PANANZ)
Abby Martin takes with a look at the 50 year long practice of water fluoridation in America, outlining adverse health effects and breaking the myth that it helps prevent tooth decay.
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Being a close observer of our environment and various strange phenomena that fall from the skies these days, I observed and collected these dandelion looking samples on 23 December 2015. I had seen them several times on previous occasions over 2015 and wondered about them as they look artificial. Why I believe they’re fake is firstly they look synthetic & unlike a real dandelion seed. They had, to me, the appearance of synthetic dacron padding. They are clumped like dandelion seed parachutes but there is no seed. Secondly they’ve come down with the long filaments that attach to my clothes line & fences most days or that carpet the ground. (People are seeing these world wide, see here for videos). Thirdly they aren’t coming down daily as you’d expect with something natural, instead they appear in one smallish window of time & that’s it. Lastly, when collecting these specimens my face itched. As often happens when this kind of stuff including the filaments fall. Some of it’s near invisible so you can’t even avoid it. Ok, short of a lab test I can’t prove this but I suspect they’re fake. So I’ve burned them, along with real dandelion samples and as you will see, the fake looking ones do indeed appear to be fake by the way they responded to flame, igniting and vanishing with no trace. The real ones were hard to set light and left ash.
I posted this find here at the contrail initially for discussion. There are some interesting thoughts there from people experienced in this field including links and excerpts. There are also sightings by other people from various forums and Youtube. Please click on the contrail link to read. (If there is anything of yours you object to being there please let me know & I will take it down).
The video here demonstrates how both the original samples and a real dandelion responded to flame. Very interesting results.
From Realities Watch
(Collective-Evolution) “Studies that link Genetically Modified (GM) food to multiple human health ailments are not the only thing that has millions of people questioning the production of GM food. There is fact that previously classified secret government documents exist which show how the Bush administration developed ways to retaliate against countries that were refusing to use GM seeds, for example. If information about our food needs to be concealed from the public domain, then something has gone seriously wrong with the food industry. It’s great to have an organization like WikiLeaks shed some light into the world that’s been hidden from us for so many years…”
“The cables reveal that the State Department was lobbying all over the world for Monsanto and other major biotech corporations. They reveal that American diplomats requested funding to send lobbyists for the biotech industry to meet with politicians and agricultural officials in “target countries.” These included countries in Africa, Latin America, and Europe…”
“This is just one example that clearly shows how giant corporations pretty much dictate government policy. These food corporations are responsible for forcing independent agriculturists to go out of business. They control the world’s seed supply, forcing farmers to become dependent on their seed. Monsanto and corporations like it have created patented GMO seeds and are preventing farmers from seed saving and sharing, resulting in a dependence on their genetically modified product…”
See our Corporations page for more on how corporations operate. Watch ‘The Corporation’, on that page, for the finer detail of their workings. You’ll be surprized at the far reach of their persuasion & the lengths they go to to maintain control. This is why we need to oppose the TPPA (protest coming up on 14th November). Corporations are about profits and they will guard those to the death almost. They use well paid lawyers in their large armoury of tactics. GMOs are being resisted world wide now that more of the truth is out. Research GMOs for yourself if you’re not up to speed with them. Much of our food, particularly soy and corn is already GM, and it isn’t labeled. It has never been proven safe and there is much data now to cause you to want to refrain.
This five minute broadcast is an eye opener … from Dr Michael Parenti, one of my favourite authors/lecturers/activists. The beginning of my journey into discovering the many lies perpetrated on the West by the powers that be was Walter Rodney’s ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’. The latter is a well documented treatise on how that rich continent, Africa, has been milked from the days of Cecil Rhodes onwards … Rhodes was that decorated gentleman and son of the British Empire who dreamed that white people would rule the world and said quite unashamedly:
“We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labour that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories”
The big lie they used to cover their exploitative activity was that they came to benevolently share the fruits of civilization. This was sheer humbug and were it so the recipients would now be prosperous. Instead they feature highest in all the negative stats of their respective countries. The latter is explained away by shifting the blame onto the recipients (eg. ‘they’re lazy) … an easy feat since perpetrators own the media. Listen to Parenti encapsulate it in a nutshell how this process continues on today:
Featured header image courtesy of Miles Pfefferle