“The Future of Food” & Halliburton’s Globalization Chess Game

I just saw this informative film “The Future of Food”, with attention raising inferences to genetic engineering. But even more disturbing were the scary insights into the company Halliburton, this time playing under the guise of an agricultural giant. In this role, they have been involved in not only manufacturing pesticides, but also the genetic engineering of seeds and a reign of terror over small farmers’, accusing them of stealing their patented seeds and trying to force them to destroy their own generationally cultured seed banks – a blatant attempt to monopolize the agriculture industry.
http://www.thefutureoffood.com/

“Halliburton’s major business segment is the Energy Services Group (ESG). ESG provides technical products and services for petroleum and natural gas exploration and production.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halliburton
This role is probably why, with Iraq’s oil reserves, they had big interest in nudging the American public into getting involved in a war with Iraq in the first place. However, they also managed to profit from America’s involvement in the destruction which has taken place there, performing in their role as ‘private military contractors’. “In the latest in the long line of corporate scandals involving the Bush Administration, Halliburton, the energy giant formerly run and still largely influenced and controlled by Vice-President Dick Cheney (the former Chairman and CEO), has announced that it will repay the US government over $27.4 million after it was discovered that it had grossly overcharged for the meals it supplies to the US military in Iraq.” The overcharging discovery involves Kellog, Brown & Root, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Halliburton. In a controversial “no-bid” contract, KBR was awarded a total of $8 billion to provide laundry, food supply, and build bases for the US military in Iraq. ”
http://www.socialistappeal.org/usa/halliburton_scandal.html

“In one of the many examples of abuse, Greenhouse said that military auditors caught Halliburton overcharging the Pentagon for fuel deliveries into Iraq. She also complained that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s office took control of every aspect of Halliburton’s $7 billion Iraqi oil/infrastructure contract.” “Cheney retired from the company during the 2000 U.S. presidential election campaign with a severance package worth $36 million. ”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halliburton#Involvement_in_the_Iraq_war

“In the early 1990s Halliburton was found to be in violation of federal trade barriers in Iraq and Libya, having sold these countries dual-use oil drilling equipment and, through its former subsidiary, Halliburton Logging Services, sending six pulse neutron generators to Libya. After having pleaded guilty, the company was fined $1.2 million, with another $2.61 million in penalties.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halliburton#Involvement_in_the_Iraq_warAfter

“Halliburton has its headquarters in the North Belt office in Houston, Texas, and in offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (opened March, 2007) where Chairman and CEO David J. Lesar works and resides.” http://www.socialistappeal.org/usa/halliburton_scandal.html

One can’t help thinking that perhaps it was yet another business deal gone awry or more ethical misconduct by Halliburton that lead to the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States. “The hijackers responsible for 9/11 were not illiterate, bearded fanatics from Afghanistan. They were all educated, highly skilled, middle-class professionals. Of the 19 men involved, 13 were citizens of Saudi Arabia.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4582.htm

“Osama bin Laden is believed to be the 17th child of Mohammed bin Laden (1908 – September 3, 1967), a Yemeni immigrant to Saudi Arabia who was a wealthy investor, businessman and patriarch of the bin Laden family.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_bin_Awad_bin_Laden

“The involvement between Halliburton and the Saudi Arabian company, owned by the father of Osama bin Laden, “The Bin-Laden Group”, has existed for years. “What should make us all feel insecure about our newfound homeland security is that Dick Cheney’s old company, Halliburton, bought H.C. Price Company (now called Bredero-Shaw http://www.bredero-shaw), a Texas-based oil company that supplies anti-corrosion coatings for oil pipelines and is a joint partner of the Saudi Bin-Laden Group http://www.sbg.com.sa, a construction company that is owned by the
Bin-Laden family and builds crude-oil pipelines.”

“Logic would indicate that the Bin-Laden Group has the heavy equipment in the region near Afghanistan that would facilitate the building of the pipeline through Afghanistan. And, Halliburton–Cheney’s old oil-drilling company–can drill for the oil that is to be fed through the pipeline.”….”Bush had appointed a former advisor to Unocal (an oil company that builds oil and gas pipelines) as the U.S. envoy to Afghanistan.”
http://elandslide.org/view.cfm?id=6458

“Halliburton is the only company mentioned by Osama bin Laden in an April 2004 tape in which he claims that “this is a war [in Afghanistan] that is benefiting major companies with billions of dollars.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halliburton

“The Future of Food” reveals Halliburtons’ slimy corporate practices and proposes questions concerning the implications of the practice of genetically modifying food. My subsequent mini investigation of the big H, reveals the lack of transparency of Halliburton’s intentions; strategically playing an international chess game with board-room inbreeding practices and calls for war, in the name of profit. Various members of its’ board have bounced back and forth to seats in various US government regulatory agencies such as the EPA and US Dept of Agriculture…to ‘police’/watch-dog the same companies with whom they had been imbedded!!

For more information of Halliburton and their corporate practices visit http://www.halliburtonwatch.org.

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About carolkeiter
Aspiring writer, artist, musician and composer who was born and raised in the United States and has resided in several European countries. Communication is my forte; both through using various tools and in approaching people of divers backgrounds to gather information. Speak conversational - advanced intermediate - French, German and Spanish. Love interacting with people in cultural centers as much as going to remote places to learn more about the different creatures that share our planet. Love of the outdoors and of a variety of outdoor sports. Driven to learn and expand my own consciousness and understanding through curiosity and love of life. Creative skills merge with analytical ones, leading to an interest in a myriad of topics; ranging from politics, economics, science to environmental. Motivated to use my art, music and writing to support and educate people towards humane practices that support and respect all of life, including practices supporting a healthy planet.

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