Putin counters TPP corporate protections by proposing new export industry of non-GMO foods

One of the biggest threats to the global economy is the U.S. led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the soon to be Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TPIP) which has as just one of their draconian strictures, the giving og sovereign protections to food companies that manufacture and sell GMO products.  And under these trade agreements, nations that sign onto them will forever be restricted from passing legislation hindering the sale of Genetically Modified foods as well as demanding labels that provide the public information on whether the food they are buying is GMO or not.

And perhaps in an interesting global public relations move by Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Dec. 3 Putin proposed a new export industry that would provide the global community with food that is non-GMO, and in direct opposition to Western products that have been proven to be toxic in lab tests to consumers and test animals.

Russia could become the world’s largest supplier of ecologically clean and high-quality organic food, said President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. He also called on the country to become completely self-sufficient in food production by 2020.

“We are not only able to feed ourselves taking into account our lands, water resources – Russia is able to become the largest world supplier of healthy, ecologically clean and high-quality food which the Western producers have long lost, especially given the fact that demand for such products in the world market is steadily growing,” said Putin, addressing the Russian Parliament on Thursday.

Putin said that all this makes Russia fully capable of supplying the domestic market with home-grown food by 2020.

In September, the Kremlin decided against producing food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Russia imposed an embargo on the supply of products from the EU and the United States as a response to Western sanctions. After Turkey shot down Russian Su-24 bomber, Russian authorities decided to ban the import of fruit, vegetables and poultry from Turkey. The ban will take effect from January 1. – Russia Today

GMO foods and seeds have already been banned by a number of countries, including one of the most populated nations in the world,  which is India.  And even in the U.S., states are recognizing the harmful effects that modified foods are creating and are passing laws demanding GMO labeling despite the hundreds of millions of dollars GMO food producers like Monstanto and ADM are spending to lobby local governments from allowing these laws to be enacted.


Just as many world leaders are demanding some type of action to deal with climate change, so too are many peoples demanding a return to organic foods and consumables that contain less artificial ingredients, and cancer causing elements like glyshophates.  And perhaps it is a testament to the rise of real capitalism forming out of the Far East and Eurasia, and as opposed to the cronyism that has spawned in the U.S. and in Europe, that one side wishes to allow harmful chemicals to be a primary part of the food chain, and the other is seeking healthier choices for those nations desiring a return to nature.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for Secretsofthefed.comExaminer.com, Roguemoney.net, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.