How the BSE Businessmen Are Driving the Canadian Cattle Ranching Community to Extinction
Myths & Truths About Mad Cow Disease, Part 3
The new year came in with a flurry of light snowfall that lay scattered across our hillside farm, blanketing out the muddy ruts of 2004 with an almost surreal white brilliance. But the purity of that new morning was somehow tainted by a series of desperately sad emails from Canadian family ranchers. The news of two fresh cases of mad cow disease in Alberta, had clearly shock waved the rural communities into a state of virtual suicidal despair. Following on from a year of US border closure that had virtually barricaded up the country’s cattle sales, combined with the knock-on problem of a pile up of cow numbers without sufficient feed, this latest event has detonated even deeper into the heartbeat of Canadian rustic culture, driving such a hard working vibrant community closer to the brink of extinction.
But, in real health risk terms, these two new cases of BSE do not warrant any need for alarm; since it is little different than a couple of cows walking around with Alzheimer’s disease. And in respect of the total number of BSE cases that Canada has experienced – a mere three cases to date – it’s completely insignificant. For Great Britain has suffered 250,000 plus cases of BSE all told (and we are still getting 250 cases per year), which makes one wonder why there has been such a vehement degree of crisis-mongering over three BSE cows in a country as large as Canada.
My tiny farm in the UK has suffered three cases of BSE, yet thankfully we never had to endure the arrival of a slaughter squad of manic mandarins who took out every animal for miles around, or zipped us up into space suits, closing down the farm into a biohazard zone. The disease had merely arrived with some purchased in pedigree cattle, yet never spread across to our own home-reared animals – despite 12 months of intermingling between the two groups. Our own BSE problem went away with the affected animals in the slaughter wagon, and has never reared its ugly head again.
This same “non-infectious” pattern of BSE cause was exhibited by all of the 250,000 BSE cases that struck the British Isles. Since we have the benefits of a whole epidemiological history book on BSE behind us now, why do the global health authorities choose to deny the indisputable realities of this disease in preference for some “nightmare scenario” hypothesis? A hypothesis that is creating a multitude of major difficulties for so many for no good scientific reason.
In health risk terms, do these Canadian BSE cases actually warrant the virtual shutting down of the entire family farming community of Canada? I think not.
North American governments need to question the underlying basis of the dogma on the origins of BSE.
The next question that the USDA and the Canadian governments need to be asking themselves, is how did these two cows develop BSE if they never had the meat- and bone-meal-tainted feed – the supposed cause of BSE? Unfortunately, the UK government could never face up to this most obvious and pressing question, which is particularly strange, since over 43,000 cows which were born after the 1988 ban on this feed in the UK have still gone down with BSE. Furthermore, many European countries have now had more cases of BSE in cows born after their respective bans, than in cows born before their bans. Canada has now joined this ever-growing list.
And since the UK has exported thousands of tons of the MBM feed (from the 1960s to the 1990s) to countries that have never had a single case of BSE, then perhaps it’s about time that we faced up to the blindingly obvious; that the feed did not cause BSE!
R-Calf’s misguided action against the USDA will backfire, and end up shooting all US ranchers in the foot.
But one of the main US cattle groups, known as R-Calf, is not helping matters. In fact, their current actions to sue the USDA for rightly planning to lift the block on Canadian beef imports across the border is a misguided madness. R-Calf’s actions will ultimately shoot their own ranching businesses in the foot. They are merely feeding the momentum of the myth of the mad cow “crisis.” which will devour them all in the end.
But since R-Calf is trying to blockade Canadian beef imports on the basis of a unproven, bogus argument – that the hyper-infectious protein-only contagion contained in BSE-affected beef (albeit the three Canadian cases ) will pose a grave threat to US livestock/human health – then they are going to establish the misguided mindset within the ranks of their own marketplace. But R-Calf’s actions will backfire on them in the end; for the moment another case of the BSE rears its ugly head on the US side of the border, then the US rancher will have to face the full frontal consequences of their own myth mongering.
When I lectured to a group of these folk at Billings in Montana, one of the questions from the floor raised the issue of a live cow/infected feed study conducted in the UK, as though this work had provided the ultimate evidence that totally justified the current hyper-infectious paranoia of the global health authorities towards BSE.
A single unpublished experiment represents the sole basis behind the global gospel on BSE.
In fact, the whole global policy on BSE has been forged on the basis of this single, unpublished, non-peer-reviewed study that has purportedly involved the successful induction of BSE in 11 of 16 cows that had been fed massive oral doses of brainstem taken from BSE affected cows – a dosage that no “on-farm” cow would ever be likely to consume throughout its entire lifetime.
But even if transmission has been successful in these trials, we must remember that transmission does not necessarily imply an infection. You could merely be transmitting a toxic agent – as is the true cause of BSE. e.g.; a toxic, heat resistant metal micro-crystal that seeds the growth of an aberrant metal protein crystal aggregation once it gets implanted into the brain of a new host.
But the UK government’s account of this all important wee study seems to vary dramatically – depending upon who is being told about it. The fact that these trial cows had been purchased off the ordinary British farm (and remember, BSE is probably seeded in early life, perhaps even during “in utero” stages) indicates that these studies were scientifically flawed from the outset. And the small number of cows involved also invalidates the usefulness of the trial – whatever the outcome.
But the fact that the whole world has designed its BSE policy on the back of such an insignificant, unpublished study is woefully weird, to say the least. Whenever governments have called their opposing forces, to provide evidence at public inquiries (such as myself), they rightly deem it imperative that any evidence submitted to the hearings must have already been profiled in the peer-reviewed academic literature. But, true to government form, it is one set of rules for the Establishment, and another, far more stringent set for their opponents.
Furthermore, the UK government has been giving out contradictory statements on both the protocols and timing/dates of this study. For some Canadian rancher friends, the Czar family, had written to the UK government asking about these tests, yet were told in the response that this experiment was still in progress (and only a total of TEN cows involved!) and would be published shortly. But, seven years ago, one of the most truthful government officials, Mr. Tom Eddy, had informed my brother, Nigel Purdey, over the details of these live cow tests and how they already had been completed with positive results. Again, no peer-reviewed publication could be located. Nine months ago, the government informed me that these trials were complete and the results had been submitted to the EU commission. But in the absence of any journal publication, what are we to believe?
The UK Government has a track record of disseminating misinformation to North America.
Unfortunately, I have to say that the UK government exhibits a track record of disseminating misinformation into the public domain – and North America has become their latest victim in the propaganda campaign over the true cause of BSE. For the UK government have an awful lot to hide in order to dodge a liability issue here.
In this respect, North American government officials would do well to question the validity of the statements in the Gabriel Horne Report on the Origins of BSE. A report that has been spin doctored across the breadth of America/Canada and hailed as the flagship publication which charters the gospel according to the UK government on all issues surrounding BSE. But in truth, we are dealing with a document that uses outright bogus disinformation and misrepresentation, whilst making a judicial selection of the data in order to funnel the outside world into the UK government’s agenda on BSE. Despite being authored by several “expert” Professors, the work is anything but scientific.
For example, in order to persuade the US/Canadian governments to discard the true worth of my own research data, they have promoted the Horne report since it blatantly misleads the reader over the start/finish date of compulsory organophosphate treatments for the control of warble fly – where, in truthful accord with the UK Animal Diseases Act and “The Warble Fly Order England and Wales 1982” it first became compulsory to treat UK cows with exclusively high-dose concentrations of systemic-acting chemicals on a 2x per year basis in 1982.
Yet, in order to discredit my hypothesis – which proposes that BSE causation is associated with exposure of cattle to these organophosphate nucleating agents – the UK government has been promoting totally bogus statements via the Gabriel Horne report which alleges the following “since the majority of cows which developed BSE were born after 1982 [true], and the use of organophosphates for warble control had ceased by 1982 [false], then how can BSE be associated with exposure to these organophosphate warble fly compounds.” Yet in reality, the opposite is the truth, since compulsory use of these chemicals had actually first started in 1982, which entirely supports my position on the cause of BSE. In this respect, I find it hard to believe that the British Department of Agriculture cannot remember the start date of their very own Act – which they themselves had formulated for the UK parliamentary Statute book!
The nucleator; a scientific explanation for metal micro-crystals as the cause of BSE.
The UK government is obviously worried about the threats of any potential liabilities that might arise from any further validation of my work – particularly if the primary role of organophosphates in the pathogenesis of BSE continues to be proven. Thus, in accord with my theory, it was the government’s compulsory treatment of bovines with these systemic-acting organophosphate nucleating agents, used at exclusively high-dose rates in the UK, that lies at the centre of the cause of this disease. For organophosphate oil-based formulation had to be poured along the spine line of the cow – just millimetres from the central nerves where the BSE disease process is first initiated . This oil-based systemic formulation delivered the phosphorus “nucleator” across the skin of the treated cow, and into the central nerves; thereby seeding the growth of aberrant metal-prion protein-ferritin crystals – the so called fibril structures that hallmark the neuropathology of the mad cow brain.
These rogue crystals are piezoelectric by nature, and therefore compromise the ability of the contaminated individual to deal with sound waves in the normal manner. This disrupts the homeostasis of electrochemical signalling in the brain, and sets in motion a chain reaction of free radical mediated spongiform neuro-degeneration – the deadly meltdown in the mad cow brain.
But the scandal of deception and secrecy around the origins of BSE does not stop there. Compulsory warble fly treatments were not the only source of the highly toxic organophosphate compounds to permeate the shores of the British Isles. For this group of compounds were first synthesised as nerve gases by Hitler’s military arsenal, and were actually used by Saddam to run gas attacks on the misfortunate Kurds – with apocalyptic consequences.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Great Britain overdosed itself with a wide array of organophosphate compounds used for a myriad of different purposes.
If you go down to the woods today, you can be sure of a big surprise.
Few in North America will know about the quaint little English village of Queniborough, and how it has hosted the most intensive cluster of variant CJD in the world. Furthermore, British secrecy has been so closely guarded, that few, if any folk in Queniborough itself seem to know that their local munition factory “The Queniborough Ordnance Depot” was into the big time production of chemical weaponry during World War II.
For Winston Churchill had ordered that hundreds of thousands of tons of phosgene, mustard gas and other undisclosed chemical munitions, detonators and triggers were assembled on this massive 130-acre site, and stored around the lanes of Queniborough to evade the German bombing sorties.
The loaded bombs were later dispatched to various woodland depots close to the bomber bases all the way down the east coast of England, from Northern Scotland to Kent, in readiness to blitz every German city with chemical munitions, if it looked like the Allies were going to lose the war. Fortunately they were never used, although hundreds of thousands of tons of these munitions (including the organophosphates) were taken out by boat to the North and Irish seas, and then dumped onto the sea bed. But once sufficient years had passed for the canisters to start corroding, the sinister legacy of these evil substances has come back to haunt us in the form of BSE and vCJD – plus numerous other conditions no doubt.
When meat and bone meal was ironically banned in 1988, the animal feed merchants increased the usage of other sources of protein, such as fish meal, which had been sourced from the very areas of UK waters where these nerve gases had been dumped. The rates of BSE then escalated right up until 1993, at which point the epidemic peaked at 3,500 cases per month, and then gradually went into decline up to present day. In this respect, the consumption of a plate of good old English fish and chips could have had more to do with the cause of vCJD than beef.
Given that every victim of vCJD in the Queniborough cluster had had direct contact with the former site of this munitions factory in their village, and the other rural clusters of vCJD had emerged in villages which adjoin the woodlands and former airfields where these “persistent” munitions were stored, immediate attention should be directed towards unravelling this riddle of TSE cause.
It is interesting that the majority of vCJD victims had a tendency to be involved in outdoor lifestyles; where woodcutters, farm workers, horse riders, kennel workers, etc., had developed vCJD – the very people who were eating the local game birds, wild rabbits and wild fruits and nuts, etc., that had been grown from the ecosystems of these contaminated woodlands.
But, true to Establishment form, the research investigation into the cause of vCJD is conveniently closed on the “beef cause”– despite the gaping flaws in the theory. The local health researcher from Leicester finds himself knighted for successfully scape-goating the blame of the Queniborough vCJD cluster onto the innocuous butchery practises of the local Butcher – hardly a plausible explanation for the unique emergence of such a rare disease cluster, when these butchery practises are carried out at every rural butcher’s shop across the UK!
Likewise, another local butcher at Lymphstone village in Devon found himself misappropriated into the firing line of blame for another collection of vCJD cases. This was particularly stupid because one of these victims was billeted at the local military marine camp on the edge of the village, and the marines invariably purchase their meat supplies from the large wholesale consortiums. After all, one meal of meat at the marine camp would have bought out the entire stocks of the village butcher!
I have visited and sampled every well-known cluster of TSEs across the world, and in each location I have identified excessively high levels of one or other of the types of metal micro-crystal – strontium, barium, silver or phosphorus – that act as nucleators in the bio-system and seed the growth of metal-prion protein-ferritin crystals. Each different species of metal generates a different strain of spongiform disease.
But in any truly impartial, free-thinking society, one would have thought that the existence of this unique toxic metal “common denominator” that I have observed in each cluster ecosystem warrants an immediate full-scale public health investigation. But despite publication of some of my data in peer-reviewed science journals, this important observation is being blatantly ignored.
Nonetheless, the academic community and gullible mass media keep on bleating out about the latest experiments from the lab benches of Prusiner et al; where mis-folded prions injected into misfortunate lab animals will produce TSEs as a direct result. Sure, this is highly interesting research, but the mis-folded prions are a secondary factor in the cause of TSEs. They are not the primary initiators. And Prusiner and others know only too well, that they had to create their first generation mis-folded prions in the lab in the first place. This transformation from healthy prion protein to mis-folded prion protein did not simply happen on its own accord. For many scientific teams have produced these mis-folded prions in the lab, but they have had to expose them to sound waves and metals/chemicals in order to induce a stable conformational alteration of the prion protein – the very prerequisites that I have been hypothesising to act as the primary environmental initiators that cause TSEs.
Yet these academic fanatics are simply too reductionist and unintelligent to make a little cross leap in their thinking, and project the “in vitro” initiators that have been involved in their lab experiments across to the “in vivo” context of the open environment and the real world of the living cow – where a cocktail of chemicals and sonic shock waves are all part and parcel of our modern multi-polluted environments – thus why we are seeing so many new diseases, like BSE, emerging as a result. These environmental studies are all published in the scientific literature, and readily accessible through Pub Med database.
So why do the Establishment ignore the fact that every case (I repeat, every case) of TSE from the remotest corner of this earth is correlating with some mode of exposure to the metal micro-crystal nucleating agents – usually associated with the production, storage, incineration, or testing of munitions. The reality of these observations cannot continue to be denied indefinitely. (See Figure 1: Key TSE Clusters Around the World and Their Spatial-Temporal Correlation with Locations Where Military Munitions Have Been Manufactured, Tested, Stored, Incinerated, Dumped, Etc.)
After all, it is not as though this concept was conceived during a whimsical session of barstool banter – like some theories. It was carefully developed over 15 years of intensive global travel, scientific analyses, local discussion/observation of the REAL WORLD environment in these unique TSE cluster hotspot locations around the world.
FIGURE 1: Key TSE Clusters Around the World and Their Spatial-Temporal Correlation with Locations Where Military Munitions Have Been Manufactured, Tested, Stored, Incinerated, Dumped, Etc.
|REF||LOCATION||DATE||TSE TYPE||MUNITIONS CONNECTION||SONIC SOURCE|
|||Tucson, AZ||1978||CJD cluster||Missile factory workers||Workshop tests|
|||Fort Collins, CO||1968||CWD cluster in wild/ captive deer||Missile silos, Rocky Flats nuclear munitions factory leak, munition incineration in Lyons cement kiln and 11 million galls of nerve agent at Rocky Mountain Arsenal||Quarry explosions,Rifle shooting, LF jets, Front range tectonic fault line.|
|||Mt Horeb, WI||2000||CWD cluster in wild deer||Clean up/incineration of munitions at Badger Ammunition Plant in 1999 , Hercules flight path||Explosions for new road, Rifle shooting, Quake epicentre, LF jets|
|||Kimball, NE||2000||CWD cluster in wild deer||Incineration of Badger Munitions at Kimball incinerator in 1999 ,Missile silos.||LF jets, rifle shooting.|
|||White Sands Missile Range, NM||2000||CWD cluster in wild deer||Missile and bomb testing range.||Missile explosions.|
|||Mission, TX||1960s||Scrapie cluster||Former military airbase (WW2). Bomb storage.||Under former take off flight path.|
|||Garden State, NJ||1990s||sCJD cluster||Fort Dix military Camp, MacGuire airbase.||LF jets, Gun and shell explosions|
|||Mabton, WA||2004||1st US BSE||Hanford Nuclear weapons Plant, Yakima Military training camp, Othello airbase.||LF jets, Shell explosions.|
|||Spokane, WA||2004||1st US vCJD||Hanford Nuclear weapons Plant, Yakima Military training camp, Othello airbase.||LF jets, Shell explosions|
|REF||LOCATION||DATE||TSE TYPE||MUNITIONS CONNECTION||SONIC SOURCE|
|||Nameo, AL||2001||1st Canadian CWD captive deer||Nameo Military airbase||Under take off flight path|
|||Leduc, AL||2003||1st US BSE cow reared here||Leduc International Airport – mainly civilian||Under take off flight path|
|||Tulliby Lake, AL||2003||1st Canadian BSE||Cold Lake Airbase and air weapons / cruise missile test range.||Under LF jet practise circuit/ Hercules flight path|
|||Hillmond, SA||2002||CWD cluster in farmed elk||Fall out from Cold Lake air weapons test range.||Under Lloydminster airport take off path / Hercules Flight path. Gas well pumping.|
|||Manitou, SA||2002||CWD cluster in wild deer||Camp wainwright tank shelling range. Detonation / incineration of waste munitions , chemical munitions ||Tank shelling, Manitou rifle shooting range.|
|||Between Lloydminster and Saskatoon, SA||2002||1st vCJD||Fall out from Camp Wainwright / Cold Lake air weapons range||LF jets, Munition explosions.|
|REF||LOCATION||DATE||TSE TYPE||MUNITIONS CONNECTION||SONIC SOURCE|
|||Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset||2000||vCJD cases||Puriton Ordnance Factory,Former WW2 airbase.||LF military jets|
|||Armthorpe, near Doncaster||2000||vCJD cluster||RAF Finningley||LF military jets  flight path, Concorde visits|
|||Queniborough, Leicestershire||1996||vCJD cluster||Queniborough ordnance depot , WW2 Bomber crash ||LF military jets, Kegworth International airport flightpath, Concorde visits|
|||Villages north of Tenby, South Wales||2000||vCJD cluster||Castlemartin and Pendine Sands tank shelling / bomb test ranges||LF military jets|
|||SW Lancashire||1999||vCJD cases||Chorley Ordnance Factory / munition incinerator ||LF military jets|
|||Sunderland area||1998||vCJD cases||Cokeworks munition incinerator.||?|
|||Lympstone, Devon||2000||vCJD cases||Lympstone marine camp||LF aircraft flight path (Exeter airport), Concorde visits.|
|||Eastleigh, Southampton||1998||vCJD cases||Eastleigh works Munition factory,.||LF aircraft flightpath, (Southampton airport).|
|||E Chinnock / Stoke, Somerset||1992||sCJD cluster||Yeovilton Naval airbase||LF military jets|
|||Villages west of Ashford, Kent||1996||vCJD cluster||Local woodlands used as chemical / conventional bomb depots in WW2. Smarden insecticide factory,WW2 Bomber /USAF airbases at Headcorn / High Halden. WW2 Bomb Alley ||LF military jets,Flightpaths into Heathrow airport and local Headcorn airport |
|||Villages north of Woodbridge, Suffolk||1975||sCJD cluster||Orfordness nuclear / conventional bomb factories.Bomber airbase and crash landing in Parham village||LF military jet flightpath|
|Weston Longeville||1998||vCJD case||W Longeville US bomber base / bomber crash site WW2 munition stores||LF military jets|
|REF||LOCATION||DATE||TSE TYPE||MUNITIONS CONNECTION||SONIC SOURCE|
|||Guam||2002||CJD case||WW2 chemical munitions buried in victim’s land||LF military jets, tropical storms, earthquake tectonic fault lines|
|||Highlands of New Guinea||1950s||Kuru cluster||WW2 US Bomber crashes / exploding bombs||Bomb explosions, thunderstorm belt, earthquake tectonic fault line|
|||Obhiro, Hokkaido, Japan||1950s||Scrapie cluster||WW2 army weapons test range||?|
|||Fuji valley, Japan||1950s||s/familial CJD cluster||Munitions / film factories, aluminum alloy factories,||Volcanic / earthquake belt|
|REF||LOCATION||DATE||TSE TYPE||MUNITIONS CONNECTION||SONIC SOURCE|
|||Parma region, Italy||1975||sCJD cluster||Munitions factory||?|
|||Ragusa, Sicily||2000||BSE cases||Comiso USAF airbase. Nuclear cruise missile base ||LF jet flight path|
|||Trapani, Sicily||1998||BSE cases||Trapani Bergi NATO airbase ||LF jet / stealth jet flight path|
|||Menfi, Sicily||2001||vCJD case||Sciacca WW2 Bomber Airbase. Intense bombing.||LF jets / Quarry explosions.|
|||Aspromonte, Calabria||1990||S/familial CJD clusters||Ordnance / nuclear waste dumping. Explosions.||LF jets, Explosions, Earthquake tectonic fault line|
|||Barbagia Monte, Sardinia||1995||Scrapie clusters||Ordnance / toxic waste dumping||LF jets, Quarry explosions|
|||Assemini, Sardinia||1999||Scrapie cluster||Decimmannu NATO airbase||LF military and civilian jet flight paths|
|||Arborea, Sardinia||2001||1st BSE case||Capo de Frasco air weapons test range||LF jet practice circuit / explosions|
For example, The Canadian clusters of TSEs along the Albertan/Saskatchewan borders, all relate to the atmospheric discharge of munition micro crystals from the exploding ordnance at the Cold Lake air weapons range and Camp Wainwright shelling range – or in the regions where, not so many moons ago, NATO went “on safari” to test chemical weapons on the wild animal populations (deer, etc.) in that area.
And then there is the case of the late senator of the isle of Guam who had died of CJD, who had accidentally unearthed dumped US ordnance on farmland adjacent to his family home prior to contracting CJD. And not that far from there, the famous Fore tribe who thrived in the remote highland region of Papua New Guinea, who were supposed to have cannibalised themselves to death by developing a type of CJD called kuru. But, in truth, the Fore folk had accidentally exploded bombs whilst scavenging crashed USAF bombers that had been shot down over their territory during World War II. By the 1950s, the survivors had all developed the kuru syndrome. This was the exclusive event that had caused this exclusive outbreak of CJD in Papua New Guinea. Nevertheless, this cluster was conveniently blamed upon their cannibalistic practises by US military medical researchers, despite the remaining 98% of the population across New Guinea (who have been kuru-free) practising cannibalism in the same way as the Fore.
Having been sceptical of the mainstream propaganda on the cannibalistic cause of this cluster, I have always wondered what substances were in the exploding bombs that had exclusively affected that area. My recent analyses of the soil in those highland craters has confirmed the full circle.
The Nerve Agents.
The strange thing about the current state of play in the Canadian cattle battle is that nobody in authority seems to care about the plight of their own rural community; particularly ironic, since these communities provide a key role in pillaring up the Canadian economy. And for the few who actually get CJD, nobody really seems to care about them either. They are just told that the disease has no cure, and are sent home to die.
Stranger still, is the total betrayal of the Canadian government (or any government for that matter) towards the best interests of their own people. Their indifferent stance towards the damages that have been caused by the politics of BSE is most strange; particularly when those damages only exist as a direct result of the way that BSE has been artificially drummed up into such a major political, cultural and economic threat; when all along, the pure science behind the story indicates that this disease is not actually infectious in the true sense of the word.
Whilst we clearly do need to investigate and eradicate this horrendous disease – simply because of the terror that it must impose upon its poor victims – we can only begin to achieve this by identifying and accepting the disease’s true cause.
But the official indifference that has been adopted by the Canadian Establishment towards its ailing rural communities is rapidly reversed into a state of enthusiastic co-operation when you witness them launching any kind of venture with the multinational corporates. Yet it is the corporates who are forging a big business out of BSE. They need people to be scared of BSE, in order to create a climate where they can mass market their multi-billion pound packages of “live cow BSE tests,” BSE-resistant GM cows, or, better still, replace the world’s “dangerously infected” meat and milk protein supply with their own genetically modified package of chemically grown, sterile GM arable protein crops (soya, etc) – guaranteed to be free of “dangerous” pathogens.
In this respect, the Canadian mandarins are feeding the very multinational monster that is vampiring the life blood out of the backbone of their own people.
The multinational policy for global takeover of the protein supply is being exercised by a mere handful of key individuals from the corporate underworld who have installed themselves into prime positions of power in virtually every country. In Canada, their field officers have back scratched their way into the upper echelons of the Canadian Agriworld – the deer and cattle associations – where they are representing anything but the best interests of their own membership. It’s much the same here in the UK, where the corporations have installed their own double agents into the UK government’s civil service. They operate on the principle that if you place your people onto both sides of the chess board, then you will be sure to win the game at the end of the day.
And it is all but a game, a mere money game to them. But to the ranchers, it represents generations of hard crafted evolution, intuitive wisdom and a lifestyle that requires an immense degree of inner integrity to sustain. Are we prepared to sit back and watch a whole chunk of our cultural heritage going down the pan, merely to appease the short term synthetic profits of a handful of global tycoons – all for the purchase of products for which we have no useful need.
In this respect, the root of the real problem seems to stem from the fact that too many vested interests have become involved in the Business of BSE. The resulting commercial pressures have corrupted the science, making it hard to expect any hard scientific facts to carry much weight with the government policy makers and advisors at the end of the day. The government departments are simply not at all interested in anything that counters the commercial master plan.
The evidence for this is out there. For a battery of “Bio” companies are working up their marketplace in Canada right now. Most of these international based companies are incestuously connected back to one of the leading global corporations, who have been only to keen to keep the main governments hoodwinked on the illusory hyper-infectious “health risks” posed by BSE. This is purely aimed at coercing governments to give the “nod” to the mass marketing of their four-dollar-per-cow live BSE test; essentially so that it implicates every single rancher across North America in buying their test – not to mention their scheme to unleash GM prion protein knock out designer cows (guaranteed BSE resistant) onto the farm scene.
This indicates that there is a great deal of money at stake for these companies. But what they have overlooked is the overall effect of their sustained campaign of scare mongering and its negative repercussions on the economic status of the farming community at large. For the sheer momentum of misappropriated media coverage that has been levied against the livestock farming communities over recent years, has been sufficient to bankrupt the heartbeat of our farmlands.
It is therefore hard to see how the corporates will be able to market their four-dollar-per-cow BSE live test, since the impact of their propaganda to get governments to run with their tests has ironically ended up rendering the poor old cow totally worthless.
One way forward is to plead with our governments that they return to the days when they acted more independently of commercial interests. We need them to call into question all of the junk science that has been laid down about the origins of BSE to date, and get them to reopen a truly independent investigation into the origins of this mysterious disease.
After all, it seems unfair that the very companies who have been allowed to create BSE through the sales of their organophosphate insecticides/war gas prerequisites, are now out and about looking for a further double-whammy revenue to make out of the “crisis” itself – by offering a commercial solution to the very problems that their products had created in the first instance.
Mark Purdey – January 2005
We must be the change we wish to see in the world. (Mahatma Gandhi)