Madeleine Albright Blows into Lincoln and “earns” $75,000 speaking to the “Food Factory of the Future” conference. Amazingly, one of the sponsors is Con Agra. Can you imagine the the message was largely about the “need” for GMO's to be better marketed so that “countries will accept them”?
Wow! This is not quite as bad as having Kissinger recently on the national “news” telling us his deep thoughts on international relations. Or possibly the gall involved in the appointment of Tony Blair as a special adviser of some type on the Middle East after his stellar performance as Britain's rubber stamp for the Bush/Cheney wars in that region.
Madeleine should be well known as a Testosterone loaded public figure who helped Clinton bomb the daylights out of several countries including Iraq. She, famously, was asked about the reputed deaths of some 500,000 Iraqi children from our sanctions and from our disrupting of the Iraqi water/sewage systems with our bombings. This all before the Bush/Cheney call to action which certainly was a critical factor in the rise of “terror groups” all across the Middle East and into Africa. Her reply on national TV was something like we (Clinton/ Albright etc) thought “it was worth it”.
Now she enters the GMO world stating that they are of the greatest needs. “GMO crops increase yields and do not pose a threat.” Never mind that these seeds have not been tested prior to their adoption as you might expect to be required to protect our food. Never mind that the entire USA push for GMO's, for patent protected seed, Chemical fertilizers, and for the mass use of pesticides has driven record numbers of poor farmers in India to suicide. This American model has been a significant contributor to the migrations of millions from Central/South America to move to the North (Read USA) trying valiantly to find work after being forced off their small family plots.
No , I would seriously question Albright's concerns with feeding the third world countries as I would this whole “Food Factory of the Future”. There are many in our own country who think the idea of “Factory Foods” is a major reason for many of our health problems along with environmental disasters so obvious in the millions of Chickens who came home to roost dying of bird flu. Bird Flu spreads, as do many other problems in our food supply, because the animals are stacked together so tightly disease is next to impossible to prevent. Thus still another disaster caused by the use of antibiotics to quell the disease largely caused by the “Factory” in Factory Farms.