Ukraine Agrees To Monsanto Land Grab For $17 Billion IMF Loan

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Typical agricultural landscape of Ukraine, Kherson Oblast. Credit: Dobrych (Flickr)/CC-BY-SA-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) is helping biotech run the latest war in Ukraine. Make no mistake that what is happening in the Ukraine now is deeply tied to the interests of Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, and other big players in the poison food game.

Monsanto has an office in Ukraine. While this does not shout ‘culpability’ from every corner, it is no different than the US military’s habit to place bases in places that they want to gain political control. The opening of this office coincided with land grabs with loans from the IMF and World Bank to one of the world’s most hated corporations – all in support of their biotech takeover.

Previously, there was a ban on private sector land ownership in the country – but it was lifted ‘just in time’ for Monsanto to have its way with the Ukraine.

In fact, a bit of political maneuvering by the IMF gave the Ukraine a $17 billion loan – but only if they would open up to biotech farming and the selling of Monsanto’s poison crops and chemicals – destroying a farmland that is one of the most pristine in all of Europe. Farm equipment dealer, Deere, along with seed producers Dupont and Monsanto, will have a heyday.

In the guise of ‘aid,’ a claim has been made on Ukraine’s vast agricultural riches. It is the world’s third largest exporter of corn and fifth largest exporter of wheat. Ukraine has deep, rich, black soil that can grow almost anything, and its ability to produce high volumes of GM grain is what made biotech come rushing to take it over.

As reported by The Ecologist, according to the Oakland Institute:

“Whereas Ukraine does not allow the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture, Article 404 of the EU agreement, which relates to agriculture, includes a clause that has generally gone unnoticed: it indicates, among other things, that both parties will cooperate to extend the use of biotechnologies.

There is no doubt that this provision meets the expectations of the agribusiness industry. As observed by Michael Cox, research director at the investment bank Piper Jaffray, ‘Ukraine and, to a wider extent, Eastern Europe, are among the most promising growth markets for farm-equipment giant Deere, as well as seed producers Monsanto and DuPont’.”

Read: Former Pro-GMO Biotech Scientist Admits GMOs are NOT Safe

The nation WAS Europe’s breadbasket – and now in an act of bio-warfare, it will become the wasteland that many US farmlands have become due to copious amounts of herbicide spraying, the depletion of soil, and the overall disruption of a perfect ecosystem.

The aim of US government entities is to support the takeover of Ukraine for biotech interests (among other strategies involving the prop-up of a failing cabalistic banking system that Russia has also refused with its new alignment with BRICS and its own payment system called SWIFT). This is similar to biotech’s desired takeover of Hawaiian islands and land in Africa.

The Ukraine war has many angles that haven’t been exposed to the general public – and you can bet that biotech has their hands in the proverbial corn pie.

  • Judith Osterman

    The capitalist juggernaut of death & destruction must be stopped.

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  • Fred Fender

    Plus, fracking for natural gas will contaminate anything Monsanto and DuPont do not.

  • Jim Park

    Not content with pushing Ukraine into a civil war to further US brinkmanship Poroshenko now wants to compromise the health of all Ukrainian farmers and many citizens. I’m sure there are many anti Monsanto groups in US which would not mind some overseas support.

  • April Reeves

    Monsanto has a ton of blood on their hands. This isn’t just about a land grab. This is about funding for firearms and weaponry. It’s a stab at Putin for stating he won’t tolerate GMO production. He’s hated by many but proving to be one of the intelligent leaders out there.

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  • abinico

    So this is what it’s all about – Monsanto; that figures.

  • abinico

    A ton? Huh? Little bit behind the times – more like a mega-ton.

  • Donotask

    This is just so disturbing I am speechless. We have to revolt, and get rid of GMO if it’s the last thing we do!

  • Putin wants to re-establish the old Soviet Union, that’s all. The problem is no-one will stand up against him. He’ll sign any ceasefire anywhere, any time, he doesn’t care, he’ll just ignore it and carry on taking back what was once Soviet territory, When was the last time there was an election in Russia, can you remember?

  • You people are paranoid. America cannot produce enough food to feed itself, so getting vast amounts of land to grow food on for Americans is in Americas best interests.

  • kevinzeese

    Now there is a statement that just echoes the propaganda of US politicians and media. Can you provide ANY evidence that Putin is trying to re-establish the Soviet Union? His actions have been defensive against US inspired attacks or coups, as in Ukraine.

    Yes, there was an election in Russia in 2012 and Putin won with 63%. Right now polls have him with extremely widespread support — over 80%. It seems the more the US attacks him, the more popular he gets.

  • Southernfink

    That doesn’t make sense, what’s happening in The Ukraine has nothing to do with feeding hungry people in the US, and everything to do with satisfying the greed of transnational corporations in the lead up to attempting regime change in Moscow.

    Please take your time and read this informative article by clicking on the link http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-americas-lebensraum-is-washington-preparing-to-wage-war-on-russia/5431970

  • kevinzeese

    This has nothing to do with food for the US. The US is a food exporter. It is about profits for Monsanto and taking over Ukrainian agriculture.

  • Michael

    ……hugdgjgdvhdd

  • Michael

    The article has nothing to do with Putin, and everything to do with elite banksters raping sovereign land for unhealthy bio farming(GMOs)

  • Michael

    Yes Putin did sign an anti GMO bill

  • Bill Rood

    In the past, I thought Europe was among the leaders in fighting off GMOs. Clearly, the agreement with Ukraine does not fit with the position of most of the European public. It’s clear the EU has usurped the sovereign power of European voters.

  • John Adams

    this is horrendous. Whether you think the East Ukrainians have a right to self-determination of not, this squarely places all of Ukraine in risk of GMO contamination & effectively privatises the food supply. The fight in East Ukraine looks more and more legitimate now as Poroshenko signs away the rights of all Ukrainians to grow GMO free food, surely one of humanity’s most basic rights. I hope who ever is representing Monsanto in Kiev suffers the wrath against Poroshenko’s regime for allowing half of its US backed army to be wiped out in the last couple of days.

  • Jack Dnls

    Absolutely agree! Even if last election was in 2012 so what?! Everybody knows that he left Medvedev so he can return after… Also, don’t forget about his past – he’s an ex-KGB agent so wining the election with different tricks isn’t such a big deal… Maybe for US it is, but not for Russia where more than 60% of population don’t really care about politics… All they need is somebody like their former leaders like Piotr the 1st, Catherine the 2nd, Stalin and so on. Putin is just another psycho like Stalin or Lenin which is ruining such a great country like Russia. It will take decades to clean up his mess

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  • mirjana

    And you are pschyatar or what?

  • kevinzeese

    George Bush was the head of the CIA — so I guess it is not such a big deal in the US either!

    The US goes back and forth between Clinton’s and Bush’s — what does that make our “democracy?”

    You seem very full with anti-Russia propaganda. Why don’t you look at some broader sources than US corporate media and politicians to broaden your view. You might actually begin to see reality — very different from your comments.

  • Southernfink

    That’s only one aspect, it’s also about control over hydrocarbons and the attempted neocon friendly regime change in Moscow.

    Imagine the neocons blood reach boiling point should the Russians hold maneuvers on the US border.

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  • RaDonna Marshall

    They call it a ‘political maneuver”…I call it EXTORTION…”In fact, a bit of political maneuvering by the IMF gave the Ukraine a $17 billion loan – but only if they would open up to biotech farming and the selling of Monsanto’s poison crops and chemicals – destroying a farmland that is one of the most pristine in all of Europe. Farm equipment dealer, Deere, along with seed producers Dupont and Monsanto, will have a heyday.” REPORTED JAN 2015…Anyone hear this in the news???

  • Michelle Brown

    Perhaps the people of Ukraine believe if they poison the land, waters and people of Ukraine that Russia wont want it. I know I wouldn’t want it.

  • jjc50

    “It is the world’s third largest exporter of corn and fifth largest exporter of wheat.” Not any longer.

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  • D Harlo

    American people need to wake up as to why there is war in East Ukraine! They dont want monsanto and other companies controlling the country!!

    People say Russia is an agressor? When has Russia ever done anything other than Chechnya? Does Russia have bases all over the world? Has Russia been involved in decades long wars recently? Does Russia allow corporations to control their government? Does Russia allow GMO? NO NO NO!!

    Our American congress has ruined our country! It is now becoming the United CORPORATIONS of America with the head CEO instead of president!

    Wake up AMERICA!!!

    And yes I was born and raised in Southern CA to Republican conservatives! We need to open our eyes to the truth! This isnt 1950 anymore in America..

  • D Harlo

    Are you serious? This isnt 1965…

    And what has Russia “taken back”? Crimea?

    Does Russia have bases all over the world? Has Russia been involved in any wars besides Chechnya recently?

    My beloved country AMERICA is war mongering all over the glove. Allowing corporations to rape the world and you still think that Russia is the aggressor?

    Open you eyes to the new word and step out of the cold war man. Russia isnt some “big red threat” NATO is!

  • D Harlo

    Its not the people, its the greedy government.

  • D Harlo

    Ukraine is not EU. And yes, Europe is/are the leaders in fighting GMO’s..

    Also, the public rarely have a part in it. Usually it is the greedy politicians that cause the mess and the public takes years cleaning it up.

  • D Harlo

    Are you kidding me? America EXPORTS TONS OF FOOD EVERY YEAR. And throws away even more..

    Where are you getting this information?

  • Bill Rood

    Do you really think the EU could not have blocked this Monsanto deal if they had wanted to? I realize the public rarely has a part in it. That was precisely my point.

  • Jock Doubleday

    Rothschild.