Daily Commentary

15 January 2001


Controlling Global Food Consumption
Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind

Not a single area of our lives will escape the goals of the globalists. Those in charge of global affairs will inevitably seize control of every aspect of our lives--right down to the local grocery store you buy your food from. Although this may seem far fetched, it's not.

When the following article appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 1997, it made quite a stir. Damage control experts were quick to respond, telling myself and others that this was not a serious piece, only one meant to poke fun at the International Community. Although none of this makes any sense to the common man, I can assure you, such logic exists among some of those who walk the hallways of the United Nations building.

This article, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 1997, outlined just how control over food consumption in the U.S. would take place. According to this story, everyone will be required to notify government officials of the single grocery store where they intend to shop, as well as a single restaurant where they intend to dine out at, during the next 12 months. Their food purchases will be monitored and regulated so they can buy only certain foods to which they are authorized.

The following Wall Street Journal story speaks of an upcoming meeting at which the UN will draw up plans for what they call a FMO (Food Management Organization). I was able to verify that such a meeting was about to take place at the time. Thus, this alone proves that the Wall Street Journal was based on truth. It was NOT intended to poke fun at the International Cummunity after all, but rather to test the social waters of public acceptance.

Why didn't FMOs become a reality after that, you may ask? Well, like any true leftist liberals, the folks behind the FMO plan systematically test the waters of public acceptance. They do that with stories, such as the Wall Street Journal story contained herein. If the indicators they see counters their plan, they will bury the issue for a time, to later embark on the same effort again. The reason why their effort to form FMOs did not move ahead relates more to how the American public reacted at the time. But, rest assure that this issue did not die--It will surface again.

Please take the time to read through the following Wall Street Journal story and the other tidbits of information included from my research archives. Read this material carefully and judge for yourself whether the global community has serious intentions that have to be brought to light and addressed.

Thank you,
Al Colombo

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Blueprint for food

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1996

Blueprint for Managed Foodcare

By KARL-OTTO LIEBMANN

The time has come for the eating public to face a stark reality: The consumption of food, if allowed to grow at the present rate, will bankrupt our great nation.

Production of food has risen from 10% to more than 30% of the gross domestic product since 1945. The Congressional Budget Office projects that by the year 2010 Americans will spend more money and time on eating than on working, vacationing, and being sick combined. To counter this threat, a junior U.S. senator, (whose name has been withheld upon request) has begun to draft legislation designed to fundamentally reform the way Americans consume food.

The proposal, preliminarily dubbed "Managed Foodcare," promotes the cost-efficient consumption of food by regulating access to stores and restaurants. It preserves the principles of consumer choice and free competition.

A brief outline will illustrate how the reforms benefit the average eater. Each year, during the last week of December, consumers have the choice of signing up at their preferred grocery store or restaurant for the year to come. These two main retail markets for the distribution of food are referred to as Primary Food Providers.

Employers will by law be required to offer employees a choice among at least three so-called Food Benefit Plans. FBPs describe what stores, restaurants, kinds of food and menus will be covered by the plan. FBPs will also furnish comprehensive brochures listing the items approved, such as certain cereals, vegetables, meats, and so on.

The lawmakers anticipate that the opportunity to choose only once a year what to eat for the next 12 months will save families innumerable hours of time now spent on gazing at store shelves or menus and comparing brands and prices. During the year of the plan, consumers will be obliged to buy all their food at the chosen store and eat at the restaurant they elected. There will be a designated copaymemt, they will also pay a monthly premium to a Food management Organization.

FMOs, whose formation will be encouraged under the legislation, are privately owned corporations. They control the production and manage the distribution of food based on a highly variable Cost Efficiency Quotient, whose numerical value is directly proportional to the value at which the FMOs' stocks are traded on the open market. FMOs contract with Primary Food Providers to provide the most cost-efficient nutrition to their enrollees.

The key element of the reform is known as "capitation." Basically, stores and restaurants will receive a fixed annual amount of money from their FMO for each enrolled customer, regardless of how much or little he consumes during the year. If the enrollee spends more than his allotment, it will be the provider's loss; if less, it will be the provider's gain.

Legislators from New York and California have objected that some people habitually eat more than others or have developed rather idiosyncratic and expensive tastes. Such behavior, comparable to the reckless spending of health dollars by people with chronic or terminal illnesses, could quickly bankrupt the provider. To counter this fiscal threat, the FMOs will maintain personal customer records listing all purchases, creating an "Individual Consumption Profile" (CPI) for each member. The ICP is subject to periodic review and approval by the FMO.

People with excessive ICPs are considered "high risk" and may eventually lose their right to be re-enrolled in any FMO. (Soup kitchens and self-help groups will no doubt assist these misfits.)

To rein in abuse of specialty shops and gourmet restaurants, access to these establishments will be controlled by the primary food providers. They will serve as "gatekeepers" and decide whether and when a consumer should be referred to specialty providers such as Italian bakeries or French restaurants. Their decisions will be guided by their conviction that packaged breads and cakes or fast food can meet the same nutritional needs as delicatessen food.

They also recognize that the more money from a fixed, capitated amount that consumers spend on outlandish food, the less will remain for primary food providers.

The proponents of managed Foodcare sum up their argument by pointing out that their proposal preserves and protects genuine American values. The new laws support yearly renewable consumer choice, and at the same time reduce unnecessary and costly culinary options. They encourage corporate and individual responsibility by rewarding thoughtful management of food supply and demand. Capitation will further thriftiness, invention, and imaginative sales practices. Ultimately, Managed Foodcare will accelerate the accumulation of capital in the hands of those who know best how to promote a healthier and leaner America.

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Changing Consumption Patterns in "Human Settlements."

"IN ORDER TO STABILIZE WORLD POPULATION, WE MUST ELIMINATE 350,000 PEOPLE PER DAY." Jacques Cousteau in 1991, UNESCO Courier.

Notice of Symposium to Outline Gorbachev's and Maurice Strong's Plans for Your Standard of Living

Editor's Note: The Notice below from the United Nations to NGOs who attended the Istanbul Habitat II UN Conference announces a symposium to tell participants how to force changes in "consumption patterns" in the 21st Century through Worldwide Planning at the UN. The prime target is reduction in the consumption and standard of living of Americans. --Al Colombo

From: Andre Dzikusby way of information habitat

To: habitat partners network; NGO committee on Human settlements; earth summit two csdgen@nygate.undp.org

Subject: Symposium on Changing Consumption Patterns in Human Settlements, 4/6/1997, New York

Date: Tuesday, May 27, 1997 10:20 AM

Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to inform you that the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) is organizing a one-day Symposium on the theme: "Changing Consumption Patterns in Human Settlements", to be held at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, 24 June 1997 as a part of the parallel events of the United Nations General Assembly special session on sustainable development.

The event will be an important follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II), addressing the goal of sustainable human settlements development in a rapidly urbanizing world. The Symposium is aimed at bringing together new thinking on sustainable consumption in human settlements, in the growing cities of the developing and the developed world in particular, where the majority of the world's population will live and work by the turn of the century, where most economic activity will take place, natural resources will be consumed and pollution generated - with consequent impact on the environment.

The Symposium will also provide a forum to present the findings of an expert-group meeting on the same theme organized by the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, in cooperation with the United Nations Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development, at the United Nations in New York in April 1997. The attached flyer gives more information on the event.

Should you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact this office. Your participation in the symposium is welcome.

Yours sincerely

Kalyan Ray

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SYMPOSIUM ON CHANGING CONSUMPTION PATTERNS IN HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

Date: Tuesday, 24 June 1997

Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium United Nations, New York

Organizer: United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)

Invited Keynote Speakers:

Invited Panellists:

UNITED NATIONS CENTRE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS (HABITAT)

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