Britain ‘must revive farms’ to avoid grave food crisis

GMOs are not the solution:
Austrian Government Study Confirms Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Threaten Human Fertility and Health Safety (Institute For Responsible Technology)

Exposed: the great GM crops myth (The Independent):
“Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis.”

Life running out of control – Genetically Modified Organisms (Documentary)
The World According to Monsanto (Documentary)
Greenpeace: No need for condoms – GE corn can do the job
Europe’s secret plan to boost GM crop production (The Independent)
FDA Considers Engineered Animals For Food (CBS NEWS)
Genetically ‘improved’ oysters behind France’s shellfish plague (Telegraph)
Prince Charles warns GM crops risk causing the biggest-ever environmental disaster (Telegraph)
At stake is no less than control of the world’s food supply
(Edmonton Journal)
BIODIVERSITY: Privatisation Making Seeds Themselves Infertile (IPS)

Yes, there will be a engineered global food crisis – like the engineered financial crisis – in the near future and the elite is preparing for it:
‘Doomsday’ seed vault opens in Arctic

They are storing “real” seeds. Take a close look who is behind this:
Investors Behind Doomsday Seed Vault May Provide Clues to Its Purpose (Natural News):
“The group of investors includes The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto Corporation, Syngenta Foundation, and the Government of Norway.”

If there would be no crisis coming and/or GMOs would not be a problem for the environment then why would they do this ‘now’?

Source: The Observer

Top thinktank issues stark warning of unrest over prices and says GM crops could offer a solution

Britain faces a major food crisis unless urgent steps are taken to revive its flagging agricultural sector, warns one of the world’s most influential thinktanks.

Following a week in which world leaders and the United Nations expressed deep concern about the prospect of global food shortages, Chatham House suggests there needs to be a major shake-up in the UK’s supply chain if the country is to continue feeding itself.

Controversially, the report’s authors claim the debate about the use of GM crops in the UK will have to be reopened if productivity is to be increased, a suggestion likely to spark anger from the green lobby.

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UK is in freefall, warns think-tank

Asking for more incompetent, outdated, taxpayer looting government spending.
The Bank of England is destroying the pound and the government is taking care of the rest.

Alistair Darling is bracing himself for official confirmation that Britain is in the grip of a deep recession this week, as the Ernst and Young Item Club warns that 2009 will see the sharpest peacetime contraction in the economy since 1931.

In its quarterly health check of UK plc, the think-tank, which uses the Treasury’s economic model, warned that GDP would slump by 2.7% this year – much worse than the 1% decline forecast by the chancellor just two months ago in his pre-budget report.

“Things are in freefall, and it’s very hard to know just how far they’ve got to fall,” said Peter Spencer, the report’s author. “Companies are planning for the worst in 2009, slashing investment plans and the workforce.” He predicted the economy would continue to contract throughout 2010, instead of bouncing back later this year, as the Treasury has predicted.

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British banks are ‘technically insolvent’ (Independent)

Spencer urged the chancellor to implement more radical measures immediately to rescue the embattled banking sector and unfreeze lending to firms and consumers. He warned that the “paralysis” that has been afflicting the financial sector for months is rapidly spreading right across the economy.

Official figures will reveal on Friday that the economy shrank for a second successive quarter in the final three months of the year – the usual definition of being in recession.

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Chinese Cyberattacks Target US Think Tanks

Washington DC (UPI) Mar 07, 2008
Defense-related think tanks and contractors, as well as the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies, were the target of repeated computer network intrusions last year apparently originating in China, the Department of Defense said this week.

In its annual report to lawmakers on China’s military power, the department said the intrusions “appeared to originate in” China but added, “It is unclear if these intrusions were conducted by, or with the endorsement of” the Chinese government or military.

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