The Rothschild family is pushing Indian produce onto the global market. Also: How Evelyn met Lynn, at Bilderberg, with a little help from Henry.
Whose peas are these? Many of the Rothschild’s Indian farms are in areas where arsenic has poisoned much of the soil and groundwater.
Tomatoes and carrots from Rajasthan.
Zucchini and baby corn from Kashipur.
Europeans and the Japanese will soon be eating Western-variety vegetables, grown in parts of India where people get sick just from drinking the water.
The Rothschild family is preparing to make India one of the world’s largest exporters of produce, at costs likely to push native farmers in many countries off the farm.
In a fawning, almost surreal, October interview with Lynn Forester de Rothschild (see link and excerpt, below), Condé Nast Portfolio reports the Rothschild family plans to “grow and export Indian fruits and vegetables for markets in Europe and Asia.”
The Portfolio interviewer, Lloyd Grove, also relates how Lady de Rothschild first met her husband, Sir Evelyn Rothschild. Henry Kissinger, Grove writes, brought the two together at the 1998 Bilderberg meeting.
Japan and the the United States already serve as test markets for Indian produce.
India exports tens of thousands of tons of mangoes annually to Japan, as well as Britain and other European countries.
The United States in May began accepting shipments of irradiated mangoes from India–the first U.S. imports of irradiated fruit.
Also, USDA-certified organic food products–grown in India and certified by Indian agents, mind you–will soon be flowing into the U.S., according to the U.S. State Department.
The Rothschilds’ Indian produce firm, FieldFresh Foods, is leasing tens of thousands of acres throughout India, including some in areas where arsenic has poisoned the soil and groundwater. The company predicts it will be growing on 100,000 acres by 2010.
Field Fresh says its operations comply with multiple food safety standards, but enforcement in developing countries is notoriously weak.
Some Indian scientists, meanwhile, are trying to develop genetically modified rice and other vegetables that will absorb less arsenic from contaminated soil and irrigation systems.