E.coli And Radiation - Surprise! Surprise!
By David Temple
That European e.coli may have been genetically engineered. But there is no question it is doing what serves the interests of industrial agriculture and the food industry. It has created a rationale ("whether real or promulgated") government officials to come forward on behalf of corporate interests with a "solution" that fresh food be irradiated. And in the words of Gomer Pyle, "Surprise! Surprise!" - they are doing just that.
Henry Kissinger spoke of the advantages to those interested in controlling things "if [people] were told that there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence ..." Twice, he alludes to potential falseness, in the fact of the threat and in the telling about it.
Irradiation of food would consolidate control of food by the corporations and would be the end of fresh and organic and local food.