Unrelated? Not if we push aside deceit, denial, and debt for a closer look. Clearly, how our monetary system acts to fuel the ecological cloning crisis results in the obesity epidemic.
The first layer of denial becomes apparent with the common perception that resource commodities are represented with a positive money value. In fact wealth is represented by debt. At the beginning of the 20th century, behind closed doors and without democratic debate, government handed over their constitutional duty to issue the money supply through the federal reserve to the banks. That’s how bankruptcy was built into the monetary system.
The advantage is that productivity needs to be kept at maximum levels in order to bring more money into circulation. The disadvantage is that we eventually run out of natural resources, and we’re required to invent unnatural resources such as cloning. This is where deceit comes in… prestigious deceit by the International Society for Horticultural Science, for example. They’re even trying to hide the manipulated genes by hybridizing different varieties as in the case of Del Monte Extra Sweet Pineapple, and passing them over as conventionally grown. More than genomes are being manipulated with the introduction of synthetic genetically engineered organisms into the ecosystem and into our bodies. It’s good for… well good for the economy anyway. And besides it tastes good.
Too good maybe… the widespread spreading of America’s midsection began about the same time as the widespread introduction of GMO crops such as corn, canola, soy, and potatoes. About 68 percent of the products found in your supermarket contain genetically engineered food (which incidentally is about the same percentage as the number of obese and overweight people in North America). On the surface obesity on this scale doesn’t make sense in this day and age of health consciousness.
With a little investigation however it’s clear to see how our monetary system acts to fuel the ecological cloning crisis that results in the obesity epidemic. What’s not so clear is the growing pile of deceit and denial in the face of ecological disaster. But then there aren’t too many of us sitting on the top of this heap of bad profit.