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No More Plumpy’Nut in an Equal Money System

Posted in Accepted and Allowed Life Abuse, Altruism, basic income grant,, Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, Crimes Against Life, dignified living, Equal Money, Equal Money System, Evolution, financial crimes, Law is Flawed, nutrition, poverty, profit driven industry, Profit-Making, Reform the Monetary System, solutions, starvation, third world country with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2011 by marlenlife

“It’s really revolutionary, because it doesn’t need to be mixed with water or refrigerated,” Salem continued. “And the most miraculous part is, it will transform a child from literally skin and bones to certain survival in just four to six weeks.”

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Plumpy’Nut is a friendly-named ‘product’ developed to mitigate severe acute malnutrition. It’s a paste made out of mixed and mashed nuts wrapped in convenient foil packages – just like your regular energy bars. This facilitates its distribution in places where it is required, which is often third world countries with no ability to create any other form of long-term solution because of the lack of money and means to do so.

The creation of Plumpy’Nut is yet another ‘achievement’ of the human endeavor to create a ‘cure’ that only mitigates the actual problem, ‘saving lives’ without any other plan of action to create sustainable ways to keep the ‘rescued children’ alive. There are no plans to implement laws and regulations that could ensure the end of such poverty and starvation that generate the malnutrition problem in the first place.

It has been deemed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper like ‘the most important advance ever’ in the realm of childhood malnutrition – this statement is already denoting everything that is wrong with how us human beings accept our reality to be like.

Why is ‘malnutrition’ even existent in a world where thousands of tons of food are dumped every single day? Plumpy’Nut is the equivalent to any other band aid solution toward the problems generated as a consequence of existing in a monetary system that is completely disregarding the fact that people in third world countries are also here in this planet and require to be taken into consideration before there is any attempt to create ‘real progress in this world.’

  • Why have we accepted a world wherein words and realities like ‘severe acute malnutrition’ exist as part of who we are?
  • How come we’re so blind to believe that such conditions are ‘out of reach’ and have ‘nothing to do’ with ourselves?
  • How can a single product be seen as a ‘miracle’ and ‘life-saving’ when the actual causes that create the need for such product are not being addressed to create a definitive solution?
  • What will happen to these kids once they get literally fed up of Plumpy’Nut and they require to eat real food?
  • Who will give them the money and means to have food, water and general support that any human being should have access-to by the single fact of being HERE in this world as well?

  • no more plumpy in an Equal Money System

Poverty made business

Inventions are supposed to support the living experience of beings in this world. The ‘human intellect’ is supposed to be placed at the service of what’s best for all. But what happens when we live in a reality that is run by money yet having to ‘combat problems’ like famine? Yes, inventions will also be motivated by money and become a profit making business just like anything else, regardless of the purpose of such creation and the problem at hand.

“Severe acute malnutrition, a condition characterized by extreme stunting and wasting that afflicts an estimated 20 million children worldwide”

People saw the opportunity to make business with the production and distribution after seeing such statistics, this is considering that the ‘treatment’ for each kid costs an average of $60 a month to get them back to a viable condition.

It’s shocking how such a ‘miraculous’ product designed to save starving children became the apple of discord between companies that saw it as an equally ‘miraculous business’ which generated up to $66 million in sales in 2004 alone from the production of 14 thousand metric tons of Plumpy’Nut.

The very fact that money has to be used to aid other human beings that are at the peril of starvation, is already indicating that someone somewhere in the world will be the beneficiary of all those donations for food aid purposes, as the Earth itself takes no money in exchange for all the nuts used for such magic wand product. Millions are annually raised worldwide for food aid purposes – yet starvation and detrimental living conditions for millions have not changed for those countries that we already know exist in a chronic lack of proper resources and governance to implement what  is best for all equally.

“The World Bank, in a recent report, recommended that aid agencies scale up their spending on such programs, which currently stands at $300 million annually, to $6 billion a year.”


 

Similar products began emerging which made of this ‘panacea’  a matter of legal claims, competition and other disputes on licenses and trademarks where the purpose of such product is absolutely disregarded and only the patent matters, because it is the key to monopolize the production and distribution of it.

Non-profit organizations became part of this charity-like move to raise funds to be able to have a good cause to earn money from. The reality is that:

“(it is estimated) that the product reaches only 10 to 15 percent of those who need it, because of logistical and budgetary constraints.”

How come we’ve accepted and allowed profit to be made out of famine?

From here we can start questioning every single product or food program that hasn’t succeeded to eradicate malnourishment in its entirety. This can also be extended to other health problems like AIDS Vaccines which are also part of a great industry with millions that are likely to seek a form of cure for their terminal disease. It is quite shameful that even in matters of human aid, the buck moves the wheels first, greed overruns any attempt to create solutions in this world and it’s one of the main reasons why we are promoting Self Honesty as the basis of the Equal Money System.

 

The End of Famine and Poverty in an Equal Money System

The persistence of poverty in this world indicates that none of the current ‘great inventions’ and ‘solutions’ have been able to eradicate poverty and malnutrition in this world. It indicates that the problem and the solution is not to create temporary aids to keep people alive and then having no dignified living conditions to offer them afterward. This is a human matter, and it is our responsibility by the single fact of using money and having the creation of money as the separation point in our ability to give equal access to what is required to live for everyone, which is readily available as part of the Earth.

Chronic states of poverty that produce the infamous ‘severe acute malnutrition’ cannot be solved with peanuts. Such conditions are created because there is no food around for parents to feed their children, there is no policy of providing the basic needs for fellow human beings to be able to live and that should already be considered as a crime against life. Instead, they’re allowed to starve while some others think of better ways to make the most profit out of it.

If a child remains in such states of malnutrition, their life will be condemned by default to become part of the ones that suffer any form of slave labor wherein the less ‘fit’ you are for a job, the less you’ll be paid. Now, you tell me if we live in a ‘free and civilized world’ – obviously not.

I’ll end this exposure of humanity’s efforts to ‘end starvation’ with the quote from the manufacturer and chief promoter of Plumpy’Nut in the United States R.I. Navyn Salem, a product that will most likely remain being the ‘solution’ to feed those that are about to die, regardless of what they will have to endure once that they have enough muscle tissue to be considered as ‘saved for life.’

“We’re trying to put ourselves out of business […] That would be the best-case scenario.”

When one’s financial benefit depends on providing ‘aid’ to those in need, the ultimate question is: do you really want your source of income to end?

 

These types of diatribes will not exist in an Equal Money System – Plumpy’Nut will cease to exist as everyone will be equally supported to have a dignified living with food, water, public services and education that will provide them the same living conditions you and I want for ourselves as well. What’s ‘best for all’ won’t ever be a ‘business’ as money will not be able to sustain any level of greed again. With that, all charity, world food programs and annual campaigns to raise funds will be unnecessary – no more financial benefits masked in sheeply altruism either – we will simply be able to give and receive what’s of the Earth in Equality.

 

Cites taken from: Rice, Andrew. "The Peanut Solution." New York Times – Sunday Magazine. (2010): MM36. Web. 6 Dec. 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/magazine/05Plumpy-t.html?pagewanted=all

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“Will ‘health food’ still exist, like ‘bio-food’?”

Posted in adbusters, Capitalism is a Crime Against Life, consumism, Equal Money System, Equality Development, GMO, healthcare, Labor, nutrition, Organic Robots, profit driven industry, Profit-Making, SCAM with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by marlenlife

 

Organic Food and the Equal Money System

“Bio isn’t exactly better” is what this paper’s headline reads here.

When we go to the supermarket, we can see all the parallel foods existent next to your ‘regular type’ branded as ‘Bio’ or ‘Organic’. I noticed an interesting thing which was the considerably higher prices in all things organic/bio in all the products.

When standing in front of the milk shelf, I saw that ‘bio milk’ was up to a euro higher than your regular kind. In that moment, I realized how the entire commercial trickery presented a seemingly casual ‘choice’ – yet, we’ve got to know how we’ve been impulsed through the media to believe that there is a way to eat ‘healthier’ by consuming bio/ organic products which are apparently produced through ‘strict measures’ wherein no pesticides, additives, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) or chemical fertilizers were used in their production.

The current ‘health-scare’ relating to food comes from the realization of the amount of chemical procedures involved in producing the food that we eat.

Following an emerging ‘new age’ era of being ‘environmental friendly’ as part of the ‘becoming green’ campaign that has gained momentum over the past decades, the capitalist move was to create a new set of products that would satisfy this need to have foods that could support human beings in feeling ‘more safe’ when eating due to the considerations that have been promoted/ commercialized as part of ‘going green’ lifestyles en vogue.

This campaign became nothing else but a great money-making trend that has disregarded one of the most basic facts which is: everything here on Earth is organic. Since everything grows from the Earth, the only point to be looked at is how this ‘Green Revolution’ came to be.

The ‘revolution’ emerged as a response to the industrialization of agriculture, which is inherently tied to the requirements of the amount of production that capitalism creates and promotes without considering the actual process required to produce; this implies using the fastest, cheapest possible means of both tools/prime matter as well as labor force for which agriculture is one of the worst remunerated activities in this world. We can take the example of the farmers in India who have been involved in endless payrolls wherein they’ve opted to kill themselves due to being unable to pay their debts linked to a transnational monopoly like Monsanto and thus, having no food to eat while being literally surrounded by it. This is one of the consequences of how such ‘green revolution’ sought to avoid being a part of the commercialization of buying products that were GMOs and deciding to pay more to be apparently clean from this and other outflows of the industrialization of agriculture.

 

In essence, the desire for bio/ organic a.k.a ‘healthy’ food stems from this and other series of events/actions wherein we are simply facing the fears relating to eating what we’ve created as the acceptance of living in a world where everything is determined by money itself, never actually caring for the well-being of humanity or any other living being  in any way whatsoever.

 

There is also a convenient aspect of information added upon this to suit the green-market holders without having the most basic point in place whenever we go for the idea of ‘going green’ and ‘eating organic’: everything here is of the Earth, so ‘organic food’ implies all food as everything else.

The special conditions only exist currently as what should be the usual way of growing food; though due to the profit-making aspect of it,  we’ve created it into a separate point wherein the rest of the food is seen as ‘harmful’ due to the conditions wherein money-making  is the driving force to produce food.

 

The bottom line is that both organic-bio and ‘regular food’ are currently driven by money-creation, so whether or not it is ‘less contaminated’ it’s still not an practical solution that can be available for everyone and it is in fact supporting an exclusive market for those who can afford it. So, it’s a juicy aspect that only benefits some, and there’s no actual common sense in buying and supporting these types of foods which, at the end of the day, are the same as all of the other foods.

So – how will all this separation between foods cease to exist within the Equal Money System?

Because money won’t be the motivation to genetically modify organisms, nor will the overall production be limited and determined by money itself. We will be making sure that the best standards for food production are in place wherein we’ll erase the divide between ‘regular’ and ‘bio-organic’ to finally implement a single way of harvesting food that’s naturally good to eat.

We’ll certainly require the experts on this in terms of how to treat any plague or create pesticides that are not toxic per se. All of this is currently part of the monopolized food industry which can be boiled down to mainly one single word: Monsanto –and so develop ways to grow food effectively without greed being in the way of placing people’s food at risk by wanting to make an extra buck, because that will simply not be possible.

There will be more people involved in food production, which won’t be out of a necessity to ‘get by’ and survive, but through actual consideration of making sure that the production takes place in the terms of what’s best for all, as well as for themselves. Learning how to grow our own food will also become part of the basic Living Education, that’s never been existent as part of a regular curriculum in schools before.

This one example of how all current nice tags that sell well will cease to exist, as food will be organic, bio and regularly grown within safe conditions wherein no health-scare will exist, since money won’t be the driving force that is currently disregarding people’s lives in the name of profit.  We’ll literally stop only existing as ‘organic robots’.

 

As an additional point of support, I’ve re-uploaded this video that was originally uploaded in the DesteniProductions channel based on an article that we came across a couple years ago, and I made a video pointing out the common sense aspects on what ‘organic food’ is. Nevermind the title, as it was meant to simply create an audience for the video.  Through the publishing of it, we saw how strong the organic food ‘belief system’ has become and thus, realized how important it is to support others in realizing the common sense aspect of food in this world, as well as the actual cause behind this current hype. Yes, you got it: Money and Fear.

Both are sorted out in the  Equal Money System 

Everything’s Organic as Everything comes from the Earth

Food will stop being a profit-driven industry and instead become part our living care that we’ll work for – therefore, we’ll make sure it is the best for all in Equality.

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