Science, Religion, and the Integrity Challenged

While the dollar skew in science is seemingly all pervasive, the recent declarations concerning the efficacy, or lack thereof, in vitamin and mineral supplements would appear to betray the corporate line. On the one hand, big-agri would like you to believe that nutrient rich foods can be produced from nutrient depleted soils. On the other hand, big-pharma wants you buying supplements and medicines to compensate for poor nutrition. This co-dependency relationship sometimes makes it difficult for their wholly-owned subsidiaries, the FDA and USDA, to remain on step. Our elected “representatives” also find it hard to please their actual owners for the same reason.

Nutrient gaps were rare on the family farm. Raw milk, for example, was never a problem for those consumers who were just a few steps and a few minutes from the cow. That cow was grass fed on a pasture that was not only expansive, it featured an appropriate bovine population density. The cow poop that hit the ground was totally digested in a matter of days on healthy soil that benefitted from a high microbial biomass. Compare that to the pat that only disintegrates because it is dried by the sun, pounded by the rain, fissured by the freeze, and scattered by the wind.

The microbes that once populated the gut were close cousins to those living in the soil. There were no supplements designed to promote “regularity” because traditional farm dwellers didn’t need them. The genetically modified organisms (GMOs), that are designed to resist pests and ripen on the truck, won’t be necessary once the chemical industry has completed its program of sterilizing the soil while also advancing the pick or short-circuiting the physiological drop.

There is very little science being done without funding by interested parties and this causes big gaps in the ongoing research. We’re limited to the research that self-serving special interests want done. The GMO problem, for example,  is rooted in agenda science which is, in itself, a betrayal of true science. The values of one who engineers a food crop for big money, without regard to a paltry nutritional worth, clearly don’t align with the high purpose of the scientific discipline, the cardinal precepts of which are a religious and philosophical proposition.

The integrity of science depends ultimately upon consumer sovereignty. If buyers refuse to buy from packagers or grocery stores that don’t provide GMO labeling, it doesn’t matter who owns the politicians. If we express a preference for foods produced on biodynamic farms, the mammon service will be forced to cannibalize its own corporatocracy. If we push back from the antibiotics, the hormones, the pink slime, and the high fructose corn syrup of the damn pusher man, we can again become arbiters of our own destiny.

Solar is not alternative energy and nutrition is not alternative medicine. Without the sun there would be no fossil fuels or petroleum based fertilizers. Without good nutrition, there would be no health.

The alternative paradigm is at the heart of the deception, and it all maps back to Genesis wherein God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.”  Contrast this with a seriously dumbed down “Good News” bible translation that reads: “I have provided all kinds of grain and all kinds of fruit for you to eat.” We will henceforth refer to this as the Monsanto Version.

— © 2013 Robert H. Kalk

Consider the Source

 Consider the First Source!

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word choreographed an assembly of amino acids into an exquisite array of specific proteins. Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” In so doing God demonstrated a penchant for genomic writing, preceeded by an amazing series of prebiotic events, in a highly orchestrated presentation of evolutionary overcontrol.

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