Agriculture and Food
In Chapter 6 of Agenda 21, Protecting and Promoting Human Health, emphasis is placed in a variety of areas where humans should be protected. One of the issues addressed is food safety.
6.5. ...that meet basic health needs for clean water, safe food and sanitation;
6.13. Each national Government...Apply methods for the prevention and control of communicable diseases, including water supply and sanitation control, water pollution control, food quality control...and environmentally sound irrigation practices;
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a United Nations (UN) organization that promotes food safety. The Codex Alimentarius is the standard the FAO and World Health Organization (WHO-another UN organization) created for international food standards. HR 2751, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, is the bill used implement Codex in America.
This bill requires produce growers to run programs to "prevent" contamination, even if it is produce that is not typically affected by contamination such as apples. The cost is often prohibitive to local private growers.
SEC. 418. HAZARD ANALYSIS AND RISK-BASED PREVENTIVE CONTROLS.
...evaluate the hazards that could affect food manufactured, processed, packed, or held by such facility, identify and implement preventive controls to significantly minimize or prevent the occurrence of such hazards and provide assurances that such food is not adulterated...monitor the performance of those controls, and maintain records of this monitoring as a matter of routine practice.
One local example of how this affects agriculture is in the shared Oregon-Idaho onion fields. The reader is encouraged to look at all the other food areas such as the dairy industry and see how our food production is being affected by the UN and Agenda 21.
The EPA also works with the United Nations as well as other countries on this issue through "Work Sharing and Harmonization". You will see the Codex link at the top and a short paragraph on this subject just below that. Our government has placed us international rule rather than American rule.
With the growing number of large corporations which partner with the UN, the Benefit Corporation ruse was created to capture smaller businesses.
There are two methods by which a business can become a hidden partner with the UN. First, there is the "B-Lab", a non-profit founded in 2007, a "certification" program where businesses agree to meet certain environment and social standards. It is funded by the UN NGOs Rockefeller & Skoll Foundations.
And its Board of Directors include:
Lorene Arey – worked for Cisco, UN business partner
Debra Dunn – former Senior VP Corporate Affairs and Global Citizenship at Hewlett Packard (HP), right here in Boise!
Jay Coen Gilbert – founder B Lab who in a video stated “Use business as a social change”, notice the reference to the Skoll World Forum, top left.
Andrew Kassoy – former managing director in Credit Suisse First Boston’s private equity department, UN business partner
Bart Houlahan - is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, UN NGO.
A business applying for B-Corporation certification first completes a B Impact assessment. An analysis is done on the assessment and the business is given a GIIRS rating which will either qualify them as a B-Corporation or not. These certification programs are set up by the UN to control businesses through their sustainable development requirements.
The second method is through the development of Benefit Corporations. This is a major goal of B-Labs, to get legislation through states for Benefit Corporations. (Idaho succumbed to this corruption in 2015 with Benefit Corporation legislation.) Here are businesses that are B-Corporations.
One thing to remember, B-lab, B-Corp, and Benefit Corporations align with and promote Agenda 21 goals of corporatism control. Special tax credits are given, the businesses can take profits away from shareholders, the public is indoctrinated into thinking their business is more special, and wealth is redistributed. For more information here is an article by Freedom Advocates.
Walmart is a business partner with the United Nations (UN). In Agenda 21 businesses are used to influence human behavior, product selection, and redistribution of wealth. There is another way in which businesses are being used. Chapter 30 covers businesses.
30.7. Governments, business and industry, including transnational corporations, should strengthen partnerships to implement the principles and criteria for sustainable development
30.12. Industry should incorporate cleaner production policies in its operations and investments, taking also into account its influence on suppliers and consumers
30.14. Industry and business associations should encourage individual companies to undertake programmes for improved environmental awareness and responsibility at all levels to make these enterprises dedicated to the task of improving environmental performance based on internationally accepted management practices
30.18. The following objectives are proposed:
(b) To increase the number of entrepreneurs engaged in enterprises that subscribe to and implement sustainable development policies.
What this means is Walmart exerts its UN mandated agenda onto suppliers. In 2009 Walmart created the Sustainability Index Consortium. What will this do for the small supplier? If unable to meet Walmart's self subscribed rating system how will they be able to compete? China is being pressured to conform to Walmart's environmental requirements. Or will Walmart become the first corporate bully as it did in Ohio? Walmart even has "Standards for Suppliers", see #9.
Every UN business partner is obligated to force this agenda on other businesses. The goal is to reach a corporate state of control through large corporations as the UN achieves "corporate governance".
Perhaps another way of looking at this is the continued Agenda 21 influence over what we buy and the United Nations growing control over America.
Another way our forests are being taken away from us is through the declaration of "wilderness areas". The previous Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, attempted to do the same in 2010 but fortunately he did not succeed.
This effort is being renewed in Northern Idaho. The information on the revised plan for Kootenai National forest can be found here. Use the links in the blog to send a message to Raul Labrador.
Kootenai County has been under siege by regulations with the ULUC, see blog post 10/13 under the regulations category. Only an opinion, it seems the federal government is targeting large cities with HUD and other federal agencies to transform them into human settlements and more rural areas to force us out of the use of our land towards cities. Idaho is a target for more land being taken away from us. Voice your opposition to your representatives and Governor Otter.
Have you seen the television advertisement by Waste Management to rent a residential dumpster? Here are some facts about Waste Management.
The International Solid Waste Association is a UN NGO. The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is a member of the International Solid Waste Association. Waste Management is a member of SWANA, look under company name at the bottom. Here is the Waste Management website ad for residential dumpsters.
This is where Idaho cities that Waste Management provides services to can be found, all under the control of UN ideology.
If you ever saw the movie Independence Day there was a scene where the computer guy looked at the President and said, "They're using our own satellites against us". Well, that is what A21 is doing, using our own government against us, at all levels, through regulations as well as other methods.
Agenda 21 Sustainable Development has been incorporated into all federal legislation which is now in every state's legislation and embedded in local government. Remembering that the goal is to get humans out of rural areas and into high density cities, regulations have been the primary method of forcing this action. As everyone is probably aware one of our major problems today is the amount of regulations literally strangling America. Well, think Agenda 21.
Staying with the human settlement issue one of the first attacks on American cities was indoctrinating city planners through the APA, a professional organization/NGO in partnership with the UN. City planners would be key in transforming cities into high density populations. They typically work for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and city government.
Every city with a population greater than 50k has an MPO, COMPASS is the local MPO for Boise and Nampa. If you are reading this from another Idaho city and your population is greater than 50k you have an MPO. Through MPOs Agenda 21 has successfully manipulated how a city's future growth, planning, and transportation occurs, using our own system against us.
As a side note, MPOs were created in the early 1960s to coordinate planning in urban areas for roads and other urban issues. It is a federally required transportation planning body of government officials who are responsible for transportation planning and programming. An MPO is responsible for the development of long range transportation and transportation improvement for its metropolitan planning area. The adoption of these documents is a prerequisite for the receipt of both federal transit and federal highway funding, meeting those regulatory requirements as well.
With city planners indoctrinated into the development of high density cities, federal highway regulations would naturally follow to manipulate city transportation patterns. There are a multitude of highway regulations from the federal government down to your local highway department. Each one of them contain Agenda 21 goals for the creation of mass transportation, bike pathways, paths for walking, transportation corridors, and keeping roads away from habitat in order to protect the environment.
Boise is being transformed into a human settlement via manipulation of transportation, among other methods. If you look at the COMPASS document, "Communities in Motion" you will see all of the UN/Agenda 21 terms used. In May 2013, the Idaho Department of Lands blocked a proposal by the Valley Regional Transit (VRT) to put in a transit center near the Capitol citing problems with increased traffic and congestion. VRT has received $9.4 million in federal grants and $2 million from the Capital City Development Corporation (redevelopment corporations are used as another method to implement Agenda 21) to build what they describe as a "multi-modal transit center" (translated means biking, walking, mass transport) as a downtown hub for their buses.
That federal grant money along with the federal highway dollars requires this type of transportation change in cities, the hidden goal being the accommodation of a future high density population. The guise is protection of the environment because of less car use.
To summarize, through the APA city planners have been indoctrinated into planning high density cities supported by transportation that promotes walking, biking, and mass transportation. Federal and state highway regulations, and federal grants all have the same Agenda 21 requirements to transform a city's transportation system which in turn supports high density populations, or human settlements.
All local officials attend meetings with COMPASS or the MPO in your area. Contact your local mayor, city council members, and county commissioners. Let them know you oppose the current direction of city planning in Boise and surrounding towns. Attend city council meetings and keep informed of plans they are making for your city and meet with your local city planner to educate them. If you have any questions or documentation is needed to support your opposition please contact us.
The recent activities by the federal government on housing are frightening. The most recent regulatory proposal will give HUD the authority to dictate who will live where in order to "proactively to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities for all." This means you will no longer have the choice of the type of neighborhood in which you choose to live. More on the proposed rule by HUD.
From Agenda 21, Chapter 7 covers how "Human Settlements" should be designed:
7.16 (c) Adopting innovative city planning strategies to address environmental and social issues.
7.19...they should also concentrate on activities aimed at facilitating the transition from rural to urban lifestyles and settlement patterns...
7.20...international and national representatives of local authorities, should be strengthened and coordinated...
7.20.d HUD entered into a partnership with Germany for the promotion of "sustainable communities". Agenda 21 calls for these partnerships, "Participate in international "sustainable city networks" to exchange experiences and mobilize national and international technical and financial support".
Under Chapter 7 you will see changes that are occurring in Boise. This effort is being promoted by Dave Bieter, Smart Growth, COMPASS, Urban Land Institute, and through federal regulations.
7.52. Promoting efficient and environmentally sound urban transport systems in all countries should be a comprehensive approach to urban-transport planning and management. To this end, all countries should: (a) Integrate land-use and transportation planning to encourage development patterns that reduce transport demand; (b) Adopt urban-transport programmes favouring high-occupancy public transport in countries, as appropriate; (c) Encourage non-motorized modes of transport by providing safe cycleways and footways in urban and suburban centres in countries, as appropriate; (d) Devote particular attention to effective traffic management, efficient operation of public transport and maintenance of transport infrastructure; (e) Promote the exchange of information among countries and representatives of local and metropolitan areas; (f) Re-evaluate the present consumption and production patterns in order to reduce the use of energy and national resources.
Everyone should take time to study Chapter 7 of Agenda 21 as development of human settlements is being implemented across the United States to forever change the way we live and take away our freedom of that choice. Another source of good information is a book by Stanley Kurtz, Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities.
In 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations to:
•Strengthen environmental capacity & national governance
•Create healthy communities
•Transition to a green economy
•Respond to global challenges EPA regulations cover
We now see just exactly what the EPA intends to do to us, more control and regulation of private property. This article explains how the EPA is moving forward to gain national control over our water.
Have you ever wondered about the power of advertising and the media? Agenda 21 understands its power.
Chapter 36, Promoting Education, Public Awareness and Training states: 36.10.e "Countries and the United Nations system should promote a cooperative relationship with the media, popular theatre groups, and entertainment and advertising industries by initiating discussions to mobilize their experience in shaping public behaviour and consumption patterns and making wide use of their methods."
The UN is using their business partnerships with the media, such as National Geographic, CNN, CNBC, and Pearson Education to shape public behavior. The UN even has their tentacles in libraries now.
How are advertisements for NIKE, Target, Coke, and Hewlett Packard being used to orient you to "global" thinking? What about advertisements for Kellogg's, Bank of America, and even Walt Disney? When you stop and think about it, all are being used to indoctrinate us to think globally, and in doing so may be reshaping behavior, and beliefs.
What about children and Common Core? Have you looked at your child's textbook and noticed the inclusion and references to celebrities or entertainment?
Agenda 21 has been very effective in their use of the media and entertainment to shape our behavior over the last 20 years. However, with Common Core you will hear about meeting the workforce needs of the future, and Agenda 21 came up with that.
Chapter 36, section 14 states;
"Countries with the support of the United Nations system should identify workforce training needs and assess measures to be taken to meet those needs."
Section 18 states;
"Countries should strengthen or establish practical training programmes for graduates from vocational schools, high schools and universities, in all countries, to enable them to meet labour market requirements..."
Common Core drastically expands data collection from the first entry into school through college. The labor workforce needs will direct your child's schooling to that need rather than encourage the child to identify their own career path.
We are on a dangerous path of control by another entity rather than by the principles on which America was founded and the media, entertainment, and education are all being used to shape our behavior. Above all, monitor everything your child is learning in school.
EPA promoting Agenda 21
This is interesting. Here is an EPA website that lists their partnerships with the United Nations (UN). One UN program they promote is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED).
The truth is that LEED is a program of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) a UN NGO. The EPA is partners with the United Nations.
The EPA accesses technological information and then with their relationship with the UN shares that information, another Agenda 21 goal.
Chapter 31, Scientific And Technological Community, of Agenda 21 states:
31.4.b Promote regional cooperative mechanisms to address regional needs for sustainable development. Such regional cooperative mechanisms could be facilitated through public/private partnerships and provide support to Governments, industry, non-governmental educational institutions and other domestic and international organizations, and by strengthening global professional networks;
31.4.d Strengthen science and technology advice to the highest levels of the United Nations, and other international institutions, in order to ensure the inclusion of science and technology know-how in sustainable development policies and strategies;
Chapter 34 title: Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology, Cooperation and Capacity-Building
34.4 There is a need for favourable access to and transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in particular to developing countries...such cooperation entails an iterative process involving government, the private sector, and research and development facilities to ensure the best possible results from transfer of technology.
34.14.b To promote, facilitate, and finance, as appropriate, the access to and the transfer of environmentally sound technologies...
The EPA Environmental Technology Verification Program ..."was created to accelerate the entrance of new environmental technologies into the domestic and international marketplace..." Another accomplishment of Agenda 21 and our government, transferring technological information to other countries at a cost to Americans.
The EPA Design for the Environment program has several businesses participating with them who are also UN business partners including Starbucks, HP, IBM, and Philips. Businesses tying into the government and the UN. A unique example of corporatocracy and fascism.
This website is non-partisan and is solely dedicated to removing the harmful controls placed on our state and nation through Agenda 21 and its associated programs. We invite all Idahoans to join us in this fight for freedom!