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The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.
—Minority Report: H.L. Mencken’s Notebooks (1956)
AGENDA 21 and Biotechnology
We touched on the subject of biotechnology in Agenda 21, especially in connection with vaccines in Part 5.
There is a huge emphasis on biotechnology in Agenda 21.
biotechnology: 66 instances
biotechnologies: 17 instances
biotechnological: 2 instances
Before getting to Chapter 16, I just wanted to highlight references in other chapters:
Chapter 11 is about “COMBATING DEFORESTATION”
Under the “Activities” category “(b) Data and information” is 11.14:
Management-related activities should involve collection, compilation and analysis of data/information, including baseline surveys. Some of the specific activities include the following:
One of these activities, 11.14.c is:
Consolidating information on genetic resources and related biotechnology, including surveys and studies, as necessary;
11.17 is under “Means of Implementation” “(b) Scientific and technological means”:
Data analysis, planning, research, transfer/development of technology and/or training activities form an integral part of the programme activities, providing the scientific and technological means of implementation. National institutions should:
a. Develop feasibility studies and operational planning related to major forest activities;
b. Develop and apply environmentally sound technology relevant to the various activities listed;
11.17.c states the following:
Increase action related to genetic improvement and application of biotechnology for improving productivity and tolerance to environmental stress and including, for example, tree breeding, seed technology, seed procurement networks, germ-plasm banks, “in vitro” techniques, and in situ and ex situ conservation.
11.18 is under “Means of Implementation” “(c) Human resource development”:
Essential means for effectively implementing the activities include training and development of appropriate skills, working facilities and conditions, public motivation and awareness. Specific activities include:
The first of these is 11.18.a:
Providing specialized training in planning, management, environmental conservation, biotechnology etc.;
Chapter 14 is “PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT”
14.64 refers to biotechnology:
H. Conservation and sustainable utilization of animal genetic resources for sustainable agriculture
Basis for action
14.64. The need for increased quantity and quality of animal products and for draught animals calls for conservation of the existing diversity of animal breeds to meet future requirements, including those for use in biotechnology. Some local animal breeds, in addition to their socio-cultural value, have unique attributes for adaptation, disease resistance and specific uses and should be preserved. These local breeds are threatened by extinction as a result of the introduction of exotic breeds and of changes in livestock production systems.
Chapter 15 is “CONSERVATION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY.”
Conservation of biological diversity
Basis for action
15.3. Despite mounting efforts over the past 20 years, the loss of the world’s biological diversity, mainly from habitat destruction, over-harvesting, pollution and the inappropriate introduction of foreign plants and animals, has continued. Biological resources constitute a capital asset with great potential for yielding sustainable benefits. Urgent and decisive action is needed to conserve and maintain genes, species and ecosystems, with a view to the sustainable management and use of biological resources. Capacities for the assessment, study and systematic observation and evaluation of biodiversity need to be reinforced at national and international levels. Effective national action and international cooperation is required for the in situ protection of ecosystems, for the ex situ conservation of biological and genetic resources and for the enhancement of ecosystem functions. The participation and support of local communities are elements essential to the success of such an approach. Recent advances in biotechnology have pointed up the likely potential for agriculture, health and welfare and for the environmental purposes of the genetic material contained in plants, animals and micro-organisms. At the same time, it is particularly important in this context to stress that States have the sovereign right to exploit their own biological resources pursuant to their environmental policies, as well as the responsibility to conserve their biodiversity and use their biological resources sustainably, and to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the biological diversity of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.
15.4 lists the “Objectives” for their “Conservation of biological diversity”:
Governments at the appropriate level, with the cooperation of the relevant United Nations bodies and regional, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, the private sector and financial institutions, and taking into consideration indigenous people and their communities, as well as social and economic factors, should:
One of these that refers to biotechnology is 15.4.d:
Take appropriate measures for the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from research and development and use of biological and genetic resources, including biotechnology, between the sources of those resources and those who use them;
Biotechnology just doesn’t seem like environmentalism at all, does it? It sounds like just an increasingly advanced and unnatural use of resources.
And Agenda 21, as you can see from these quotes, is all about using resources. And if you can believe that the United Nations does not fairly represent an actual collective identity of humanity, then it is just about a powerful private, corporate group (using public-private partnership with governments) taking charge of various peoples’ national and local resources.
Another objective that refers to biotechnology is 15.4.h:
Implement mechanisms for the improvement, generation, development and sustainable use of biotechnology and its safe transfer, particularly to developing countries, taking account the potential contribution of biotechnology to the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of biological resources;
Another objective is 15.4.j:
Develop measures and arrangements to implement the rights of countries of origin of genetic resources or countries providing genetic resources, as defined in the Convention on Biological Diversity, particularly developing countries, to benefit from the biotechnological development and the commercial utilization of products derived from such resources.
Discussing the rights of the “country of origin” illustrates what is at stake with globalist agreements. I have noted “country of origin” as a concern in my posts on trade agreements.
What are nations going to be pressured into giving up, or what rights and resources–belonging to local cultures–are going to be surrendered by national governments to international corporations and their international governance?
How does “biotechnological development” in any way tie in to respect for nature since it represents interference with nature at a fundamental level?
This, along with other aspects of Agenda 21, strongly indicates the actual philosophies and intentions of Agenda 21–domination of nature, including human nature.
Is this what “Green” means? Is this what “Environmentalism” means?
Is this really about respecting “biodiversity” which this document pays lip service to?
No. It’s about altering nature and creating “products”–mostly I think for surveillance, transhumanist purposes and for control over nature!
Is Agenda 21 really about respect for local cultures who live with ancient species of all kinds? No, it’s about dominating these resources and peoples.
All resources, all peoples.
And in recent years, the “New Deal for Nature” was announced by the World Economic Forum allied with the United Nations. I’ve written about this when I was alerted by certain environmental groups concerned about what will happen to indigenous cultures. This relates to the financialization of nature.
I strongly believe that there should be real democracies where people and laws and constitutions–using the concepts of property rights also–can veto activities that go too far in “playing God” with the natural world. There are still laws that exist in Canada, for instance, that prevent certain practices such as creating human-animal chimera.
Under pressure from corporations, various other national governments have abandoned similar laws in order to do experiments that cross these types of ethical boundaries.
Ordinary people are not involved in these decisions other than being passive receptacles of cultural propaganda delivered via science fiction for example. Many of us, I believe, are being conditioned into accepting transhumanist and related “playing God with nature” technologies.
That’s why I believe the answer is to have societies where everyone has a voice in freely discussing serious issues relating to values and making changes to laws accordingly–democratically (and I don’t mean via tokenization).
People might even have the impression that there has already been a “debate” about these topics that took place just because public figures brought up these issues a long time ago (see The Ethical Canary).
And once the so-called “debate” has passed, which a few authors and talking heads were involved in, the agenda moves on to the next step.
It’s still just about passively listening to media and not actively participating in what happens with government and law which is the fundamental problem in “our” society.
I am talking about fundamental problems with the structure of our society, in Canada for instance, that will have to be resolved by us independently of those pushing the big agenda.
(c) International and regional cooperation and coordination
15.7. Governments at the appropriate level, with the cooperation of the relevant United Nations bodies and, as appropriate, intergovernmental organizations, and, with the support of indigenous people and their communities, non-governmental organizations and other groups, including the business and scientific communities, and consistent with the requirements of international law, should, as appropriate:
15.7.d refers to biotechnology:
Without prejudice to the relevant provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity, facilitate for this chapter the transfer of technologies relevant to the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of biological resources or technologies that make use of genetic resources and cause no significant damage to the environment, in conformity with chapter 34, and recognizing that technology includes biotechnology;
Chapter 18 is about “PROTECTION OF THE QUALITY AND SUPPLY OF FRESHWATER RESOURCES: APPLICATION OF INTEGRATED APPROACHES TO THE DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT AND USE OF WATER RESOURCES”
18.40. All States, according to their capacity and available resources, and through bilateral or multilateral cooperation, including United Nations and other relevant organizations as appropriate, could implement the following activities:
18.40.c refers to biotechnology:
Development and application of clean technology:
i. Control of industrial waste discharges, including low-waste production technologies and water recirculation, in an integrated manner and through application of precautionary measures derived from a broad-based life-cycle analysis;
ii. Treatment of municipal waste water for safe reuse in agriculture and aquaculture;
iii. Development of biotechnology, inter alia, for waste treatment, production of biofertilizers and other activities;
iv. Development of appropriate methods for water pollution control, taking into account sound traditional and indigenous practices;
Chapter 20 is about “ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTES, INCLUDING PREVENTION OF ILLEGAL INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN HAZARDOUS WASTES”
20.17 refers to “Scientific and technological means” of implementation of this program:
The following activities related to technology development and research should be undertaken:
The first of these activities is 20.17.a:
Governments, according to their capacities and available resources and with the
cooperation of the United Nations and other relevant organizations, and industries, as appropriate, should significantly increase financial support for cleaner technology research and development programmes, including the use of biotechnologies;
To be continued