Sunday, June 2nd, 2013. Filed under: Big Brother Censorship Conspiracy media and politics Orwellian World
Ever wonder why those same obnoxious, arrogant and infrequent users
just happen to appear on the heels of very controversial posts like
clock-work? They monitor, wait and then pounce of the same topics to
emotionalize and antagonize legitimate users on social networking and
thousands of other websites. Whether it be vaccines, GMO, organic [color:28cf=blue !important][color:28cf=blue !important]foods
or any other topic geared towards natural health or contradicting
mainstream opinion, these “online trolls” are now being exposed as part
of sophisticated, larger operation on behalf of multi-national food
corporations, pharmaceutical cartels, big agribusiness and chemical
companies that cumulatively generate trillions of dollars in revenue.
Front Groups and The International Food Additives Council (IFAC) Were Created to Dominate Codex Discussions
The Codex Alimentarius Commission, conceived by the United Nations in
1962, was birthed through a series of relationships between The World
Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),
the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as the American FDA and USDA.
The Codex Alimentarius itself is a compilation of food standards,
codes of practice and guidelines that specify all requirements related
to foods, whether processed, semi-processed, genetically engineered, or
Disinformation specialists are hired by subsidiary organizations
under Codex Alimentarius in an attempt to infiltrate discussions on the
internet, sway opinion and create discord between legitimate users of
website and social networking portals.
The International Food Additives Council (IFAC) is an international
association representing companies that produce substances used
worldwide as food [color:28cf=blue !important][color:28cf=blue !important]ingredients
in traditional and organic products. The group is very active in Codex.
But how do you know who they are, and who they represent, when it’s
almost impossible to find out who their members are?
While many activists around the world have been focused on fighting
off the dreaded “Codex Alimentarius” global standards for food (which
would seriously destroy our ability overall to produce healthy and
sufficient food, as well as to remediate with proper nutritional
supplementation, to the favor of pharmaceutical globocorps, and the
Monsantos of this world) the European Union has almost identical
standards enforced already.
The National Health Federation (NHF), the only health-freedom group
allowed to speak at Codex meetings stated that it’s virtually impossible
to locate a list of its members (which naturally would indicate sources
of funding, and potentially reveal behind-the-scenes agendas).
Food companies hire lobbyists to push for legislation in their favor
and oppose laws that hurt their interests. Trade groups are formal
lobbying organizations through which food companies pool their resources
to be more powerful. An example of a food industry trade group is the
National Cattleman’s [color:28cf=blue !important][color:28cf=blue !important]Beef [color:28cf=blue !important]Association , which represents the [color:28cf=blue !important][color:28cf=blue !important]beef [color:28cf=blue !important]industry . Each major animal product (pork, [color:28cf=blue !important][color:28cf=blue !important]chicken , eggs, dairy) is represented by its own trade group. Likewise, the soft drink industry is represented by the American [color:28cf=blue !important][color:28cf=blue !important]Beverage Association, while the Grocery Manufacturers Association represents both [color:28cf=blue !important][color:28cf=blue !important]food [color:28cf=blue !important]and [color:28cf=blue !important]beverage makers such as General Mills, Coca-Cola, and Kraft [color:28cf=blue !important][color:28cf=blue !important]Foods .
While trade groups are generally up front about who they represent,
front groups are not. Front groups often have deceptive-sounding names
and attempt to create a positive public impression that hides their
funders’ economic motives. Also, most front groups engage mainly in
public relations campaigns as opposed to lobbying.
If you look up IFAC’s origins in Internet business profiles, you’ll
find that it was formed in 1980 by Patrick M. Farrey, who just so
happens to be The Kellen Company’s group vice president. In short, The
Kellen Company not only is linked to the formation of IFAC, but also
serves as the managing entity behind IFAC. And its members, although a
proper members list has not been obtained, are bound to be like their
governing body– manufacturers of food additives, including but certainly
not limited to manufacturers of artificial sweeteners and glutamate
Eventually every loyalty that FDA is responsible for to protect
the public, is transferred to the manufacturer of large corporations.
The FDA actually distributed Monsanto’s propaganda with a paper from the
International Food Information Council Foundation.
How Disinformation Is Affecting Your Favorite Websites
All ethical analyses of any disinformation campaign tactics lead to
one conclusion: A reckless disregard for the truth and specious claims
of ‘bad’ science. There is a consistency in:
- Reckless Disregard For The TruthThe sociological literature of the disinformation campaign describes
- Focusing on Unknowns While Ignoring Knowns.
- Specious Claims Of “Bad” Science
- Creation of “Front Groups”
- Manufacturing Bogus Science
- Think Tank Campaigns
- Misleading PR Campaigns
- Creation of Astroturf Groups
- Cyber-bullying Of Scientists and Journalists
this phenomenon as a counter-movement. A counter-movement is a social
movement that has formed in reaction to another movement.
As reported by Sustainable Food News ,
more than 50 of these front groups, working on behalf of food and
biotechnology trade groups, have formed a brand new alliance called Alliance to Feed the Future.
Again, the alliance is being coordinated by the glutamate-protecting
International Food Information Council (IFIC). The stated aim of the
alliance is to “balance the public dialogue on modern agriculture and
large-scale food production.”
“The Alliance to Feed the Future said “in an effort to meet the
world’s increasing food needs responsibly, efficiently and affordably,”
its members want to ‘tell the real story of’ and dispel “misperceptions
about modern food production and technology,’” the article states.
“When asked by Sustainable Food News
what misperceptions the group seeks to dispel, Dave Schmidt, CEO at the
International Food Information Council, who coordinates the alliance,
said the most common misperceptions – perpetuated by what he calls ‘a
large popular culture’ that can be found in recent ‘books and movies’ –
are that ‘technology is bad and we need to go back to a time when there
was less technology. Or, food processing or large-scale food production
…The alliance’s aim is to educate who he calledThe Alliance’s effort appears to be an attempt to squelch
‘opinion leaders,’ including those in the university sector,
professional societies, journalists and government officials. However,
another target demographic is the ‘informed consumer,’ who he expects
will find the group’s information online.
the growing consumer perception that modern food production can have a
negative impact on the health of humans and the environment as espoused
by the organic and sustainable food movement.”
From facebook to forums, comment boards and even professional
websites, many of these disinformation specialists use tactics designed
by experts to defame, distract, and destroy the truth.
How do front groups accomplish this goal? The most valuable currency
for any front group is propaganda and disinformation. Specific tactics
Astroturfing (Fake Grassroots)
Pretending your group represents the little guy, usually
farmers, small business owners, or consumers. The idea is to make the
public feel like the group is on their side and their interests are
under attack by government and the elite.
Shooting The Messenger
Discrediting critics often by mocking them, calling them names like
“food police” and “extremists” and otherwise marginalizing them.
Paying for research, hiring scientific experts as spokespeople, placing
science stories in media, all without disclosing the conflict of
Preying on people’s fears, especially related to the economy; for
example, saying a policy will result in higher food prices or job
Another common tactic employed by front groups is frontline “disinfo
artists” to “debunk” claimed common “myths” about agricultural practices
or nutrition advice. Front groups will portray advocacy groups,
experts, and government officials as fearmongers who don’t understand
science or know the “facts.” The idea is to make the front group
position appear sane and reasoned, while making opponents sound
irrational and even conspiratorial.
Many of the common traits that disinfo artists tend to apply were
brilliantly detailed by H. Michael Sweeney. The more a particular party
fits the traits and is guilty of following the rules, the more likely
they are a professional disinformation specialists with a vested motive
on behalf of big business. People can be bought, threatened, or
blackmailed into providing disinformation, so even “good guys” can be
suspect in many cases.
It is a massive operation jointly undertaken by many levels. They log
into facebook or comment interfaces (i.e. disqus, livefyre, etc) with
different names to help support their objective. You can also see many
of these users making the same comments on other websites…always
negative…and only on specific topics. Vaccines is a preferred subject of
attack, for most of them, however GMO, organic foods, cannabis are also
hot topics they piggy back on. Many of the terms and english used can
also be sourced to the same users. One facebook user was caught with 52
different log-ins, fake pictures and bios before the user simultaneously
deleted all 52 logins once exposed.
[Hat tip: Chau -gr8 find-tx!]
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