The hidden agenda was to create a situation in Ukraine that would foster the distressed sale of prime assets. What better way to do this then by funding a coup. America was upset with the better deal Putin offered Yanukovych which made the deal the IMF offered look like a deal from Satan, which in fact it was. Putin’s deal was far superior on several counts;
- Russia offered a package worth $15 billion with low rates
- Russia also offered to sell Ukraine natural gas at even lower rate
So Yanukovych did the only thing any smart businessman would do, he chose Putin’s deal, and that is when S**T hit the fan, for the corporate world was salivating at all the profits they stood to make and now it was vanishing right in front of their eyes.
Hidden from mainstream media exposure, the World Bank, and IMF loan has opened up Ukraine to major corporate inroads, writes Joyce Nelson. Loan conditions are forcing the deeply indebted country to open up to GMO crops and lift the ban on private sector land ownership. US corporations are jubilant at the ‘goldmine’ that awaits them.
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. Finally, a little-known aspect of the crisis in Ukraine is receiving some international attention. The California-based Oakland Institute recently released a report revealing that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under terms of their $17 billion loan to Ukraine, would open that country to genetically-modified (GM) crops and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture.
The report is entitled ‘Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict‘.
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.’”
Ukrainian law bars farmers from growing GM crops. Long considered ‘the bread basket of Europe,’ Ukraine’s rich black soil is ideal for growing grains, and in 2012 Ukrainian farmers harvested more than 20 million tonnes of corn. Full Story
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