Decoding the White House Report on the G20 meeting in Bali in November
I have selected relevant sections and I tell you what I think they mean [in italics]. But read it all and share your impressions with us
G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration
Bali, Indonesia, 15-16 November 2022
6. We are deeply concerned by the challenges to global food security exacerbated by current conflicts and tensions. We therefore commit to taking urgent actions to save lives, prevent hunger and malnutrition, particularly to address the vulnerabilities of developing countries, and call for an accelerated transformation towards sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems and supply chains. [This fits with a statement in a USAID booklet that everythign about agriculture must change.] We commit to protect the most vulnerable from hunger by using all available tools to address the global food crisis. [synthetic food and bugs] We will take further coordinated actions to address food security challenges including price surges and shortage of food commodities and fertilizers globally. Recalling the G20 efforts such as the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, we welcome global, regional, and national initiatives in support of food security, and in particular note the progress made by the UN Secretary General’s Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance, as well as the World Bank Group’s and IMF’s food security responses. We emphasize the importance of building on the G20 Matera Declaration, working together to sustainably produce and distribute food, ensure that food systems better contribute to adaptation and mitigation to climate change [killing off a good chunk of livestock producers to allegedly reduce nitrogen pollution, which could be solved by different farming practices, especially organic], and halting and reversing biodiversity loss [herd rural people into cities], diversify food sources [bugs again], promote nutritious food for all, strengthen global, regional, and local food value chains, and accelerate efforts to reduce food loss and waste. We will also implement the One Health approach [acknowledging the WHO’s One Health scam to claim the entire world is within its jurisdiction], intensify research on food science and technology, and improve stakeholders’ capacity along the food supply chains, particularly women, youth, smallholder, and marginal farmers as well as fishers.
7. We support the international efforts to keep food supply chains functioning under challenging circumstances. We are committed to addressing food insecurity by ensuring accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of food and food products for those in needs, particularly in developing countries and least developed countries. We reiterate our support for open, transparent, inclusive, predictable, and non-discriminatory, rules-based agricultural trade based on WTO rules. [The bankers will run the agricultural system of the world.] We highlight the importance of enhancing market predictability, minimizing distortions, increasing business confidence, and allowing agriculture and food trade to flow smoothly. We reaffirm the need to update global agricultural food trade rules and to facilitate trade in agricultural and food products, as well as the importance of not imposing export prohibitions or restrictions on food and fertilizers in a manner inconsistent with relevant WTO provisions. We are committed to sustained supply, in part based on local food sources, as well as diversified production of food and fertilizers to support the most vulnerable from the disruptions in food trade supply chain. We will avoid adversely impacting food security deliberately. [What an admission—they are now adversely impacting food security, with those at risk of starvation doubled since the pandemic started, but I guess it isn’t really deliberate, so suck it up, buttercup.] We commit to facilitate humanitarian supplies for ensuring access to food in emergency situations and call on UN Member States and all relevant stakeholders with available resources to provide in-kind donations and resources to support countries most affected by the food crisis, as required and based on assessed needs by governments of affected countries. We continue to support the carve out of humanitarian activities from sanctions and call on all nations to support this aim, including through current efforts at the UN. We will continue to closely monitor the state of global food security and nutrition [Closely monitor but do nothing to ameliorate it.]
9. We are committed to supporting the adoption of innovative practices and technologies, including digital innovation in agriculture and food systems to enhance productivity and sustainability in harmony with nature [I am certain they are not referring to food forests here but rather removing rural people from certain “nature” areas] and promote farmers and fishers’ livelihoods and increase income, in particular smallholders by increasing efficiency [the GMO myth], and equal access to food supply chains. We will promote responsible investments in agricultural research and science and evidence-based approaches. We will continue to strengthen the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) as an early warning tool, to enhance food and fertilizer/inputs market transparency, reduce market uncertainties, and support coordinated policy responses for food security and nutrition, through the sharing of reliable and timely data and information.
10. We ask the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank Group (WBG) to share with us the results of their mapping exercises on food insecurity, which will be consolidated in the future with inputs from technical experts and other relevant international organizations, and will provide a systemic analysis of responses to address food security. [This will enable us to use food as a weapon more efficiently.] This will identify any major gaps in global responses; examine food and nutrition variables and funding; examine the supply and demand of fertilizers; build on the G20 Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS); and identify any medium-term issues that require further technical and systemic analysis. The FAO and WBG will report back by the 2023 Spring Meetings.
14. We welcome the progress to date towards achieving a Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). We urge all parties and countries to finalize and adopt the GBF with the view of realizing of 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with Nature” at the second part of COP15 CBD as a strong framework of action and accountability for halting and reversing biodiversity loss by 2030 and, as appropriate, to update National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans accordingly. We emphasize the importance of achieving and synergizing the objectives of the three Rio Conventions. We stress the need for clear and measurable goals and targets for biodiversity and means of implementation and accountability.... We will scale up efforts to combat biodiversity loss, deforestation, desertification, land degradation and drought, as well as restoring degraded land to achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030, and in support of the G20’s ambition to reduce land degradation by 50% by 2040 on a voluntary basis. We recognize the effort made by a number of countries to ensure that at least 30% of global land and at least 30% of the global ocean and seas are conserved or protected by 2030 and we will help to make progress towards this objective in accordance with national circumstances. We commit to reduce environmental impacts by changing unsustainable consumption and production patterns as well as to enhance environmentally sound waste management including by preventing illegal cross-border traffic of waste.
15 ... We are committed to ending illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. [Small fishermen to be regulated and perhaps put out of business. They own the rivers and oceans, not us.] We welcome the WTO multilateral Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies and encourage its rapid entry into force. [We will subsidize large fisheries which will help put the small guys out of business.]
19. ... We reaffirm our commitment to strengthen global health governance, with the leading and coordination role of WHO and support from other international organizations. We support the work of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) that will draft and negotiate a legally binding instrument that should contain both legally binding and non-legally binding elements to strengthen pandemic PPR and the working group on the International Health Regulations that will consider amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) mindful that the decision will be made by World Health Assembly. [Gloval governance will be attained under the guise of health and the new amendments will be binding, although of course they must be approved by governments, which we are proceeding to bribe so don’t worry that they might vote no next time around.]
22. ... We remain committed to embedding a multisectoral One Health approach and enhancing global surveillance, including genomic surveillance, in order to detect pathogens and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that may threaten human health. To enable global pathogen surveillance as part of our commitment to implement the IHR (2005), we encourage sharing of pathogen data in a timely manner on shared and trusted platforms [the viruses don’t need trusted platforms—mentioning this means there will be sharing of human data] in collaboration with WHO. We encourage sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of pathogens consistent with applicable national laws. [A pathogen “is a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.” This opens the door to sharing of biological weapons agents. A very strange item to insert in this document—it appears the intention is not to end Gain of Function research but to enable it.]
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I'm so glad that you're tracking these global cabals in the area of food and nature, and are able to decipher them. It's such an insidious thing to take exactly those things that could save us, like regenerative ag, and weaponize it against us.
The primary pathogen that is afflicting Western Civilisation can be readily identified from a reading of these quotes from the G20 declaration. The core disease that now afflicts us all are ‘out-of-control’ self-serving bureaucracies - acting in the service of manipulative oligarchical elites and rent-seeking corporations.
This is not a new phenomenon in history - in fact it is usually the norm. Often in history, bloated self-serving bureaucracies marked the end stages of civilisational collapse. But sometimes the decay was intercepted, and rationality restored. The best historical example of such a rescue was probably the case of the “Nika Riots” that occurred in the year 532 AD in Constantinople - the capital of the Byzantine Empire.
Over many years the Byzantine imperial public service had expanded to become shockingly bloated - sucking up a disproportionate amount of the empire’s revenue. By 532 AD, the bureaucracy’s power brokers were interfering in imperial politics and sought to remove the current emperor, Justinian, and install their own puppet candidate.
Formal political parties were not permitted in the Byzantine Empire, however in practice, Constantinople’s chariot racing teams had developed into surrogate political movements. Chariot races in Constantinople were major public spectacles and there were two dominant teams – the ‘Blues’ and the ‘Greens’ – the latter representing the political interests of the imperial bureaucracy, and the Blues those of the Emperor. The chariot races took place at the Hippodrome, which adjoined the Imperial Palace. The remnants of the Hippodrome still exist today as Sultanahmet Square, in Istanbul.
In January 532 AD, riots and disorder wracked the city, instigated by the bureaucracy and oligarchs in the noble classes, as they commenced their move to install their puppet emperor, ‘Hypatius’. This was to take place at a major chariot race in the Hippodrome.
However, Justinian was one step ahead and he outmanoeuvred his bureaucratic opposition. Together with his crack general, Belisarius, Justinian organised that upon a given signal, his supporters (the Blues), would suddenly vacate the Hippodrome, leaving the way clear for Belisarius and a crack regiment of imperial guards to enter the venue, lock the gates, and slaughter the Greens – all 30,000 of them.
In this way, the Imperial budget was much relieved of the burden of its bloated bureaucracy and conspiring oligarchs. The Byzantine Empire continued on for another 900 years, until it finally fell to the Ottomans in 1453 AD. It is unlikely that this little lesson from history would be taught to the snowflakes who attend universities in the West these days.
The moral of the story is that over-ambitious bureaucrats who seek to usurp control - especially ones who specialise in writing politicised technobabble such as the G20 statement - should take care lest they finally test the patience of more clear-sighted people.