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The Green Revolution and the Rockefellers

Although conspiracy theorists mostly talk rubbish, there is substance related to the Rockefellers on this topic, from the 2nd generation onwards, but to avoid the direction of conspiratorial paranoia, I'll start by giving credit where it is due. John D. Rockefeller, the founder of what became Exxon-Mobil and Chevron was green and practising recycling a century before those two words became the in-thing, even before he established the The Rockefeller Foundation, motivated by efficiency and social responsibility. Standard Oil used gasoline to fuel their machines while other companies dumped it into rivers or heaped it up as waste products. Rockefeller bought the Chesebrough Manufacturing Co. to create Vaseline. SO invested heavily in the gas and electric lighting businesses, as well as the Corn Products Refining Co., to connect the topic at hand.

In practice, he not only confirmed both the Agorist and Kropotkinite fear that horizontal collectivist integration and cooperative governance under a single influence, can result in vertical integration and monopoly formation (whether privately or worker-owned), but also showed why non-interfering states must integrate local and provincial legislation to evolve into huge nation-state level interference through trust-busting, when struggling competitors complain about entrepreneurial cunning in Cowboy Capitalism, as happened with Standard Oil, or violence and intimidation, as it did with the Cochise County Cowboys. Stronger competitors copy the monopolistic formula to the point of upsetting complaining competitors, the way Texaco, Shell and others did. With the status quo in place, there cannot be a free market, because the ruling class will dominate it as their resources dictate, not only by logical consequence, but as history has repeatedly shown.

The Rockefeller Foundation was founded on May 14, 1913, as a private philanthropic NGO [1] by John D. Rockefeller ("Senior"), his son John D. Rockefeller, Jr. ("Junior"), and Senior's principal oil business and philanthropic advisor, Frederick Taylor Gates, two years after Standard Oil was busted. In 1913 it promoted birth control, maternal health and sex education. The banker, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., served as president of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1913 to 1917 and as chairman of the Foundation's board of trustees from 1917 to 1939. Senior retired from the Foundation in 1923. In the 1920s, the Foundation decided to eradicate hookworm in Mexico [2] to establish positive ties between the United States and Mexico and cemented the relationship through a network of local public health departments, and science was evoked to drive policy. Agriculture was introduced to the Foundation's Natural Sciences division in its 1928 reorganization, three years after Senior retired. Since the establishment of the foundation, shares in the family's oil companies, including Exxon Mobil was a major part of the foundation's assets [3].

John D. Rockefeller died 23 May 1937, when under Jr's chairmanship, the Foundation developed a vaccine against yellow fever [4]; and helped The New School shield scholars [5] threatened by the Nazis while conversely, up to 1939 they funded Nazi racial science studies researched at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Heredity, and Eugenics (KWIA) to rationalize anti-Semitism and racial discrimination, which the Institute submitted to Jr. in reports [6]. The foundation also funded Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer's lab, where Josef Mengele worked before transferring to Auschwitz.

The Green Revolution, championed by the Rockefeller Foundation, is based on Nazareno Strampelli's 1920 to 1930s work. J. George Harrar, a plant pathologist, regarded as the father of the Green Revolution, served as president of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1961 to 1972. The term "Green Revolution" was first used by former USAID director William Gaud in 1968, to describe this trend and its way forward. Norman Borlaug, the other Father of the Green Revolution won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970, for saving over a billion people from starvation. He achieved this through developing and distributing high-yield cereal grain hybrids, expanded irrigation infrastructure, modernised management techniques, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides to farmers during the previous decade.

In 1941, the Rockefeller Foundation and Nelson Rockefeller, funded Mexico's maize research and developed new breeds of plants, in collaboration with president Manuel Ávila Camacho (1940–46), to stabilise Mexico against potential communist attraction to starving people and protect the Rockefeller family's investments, since agriculture was a sociopolitical issue in some regions which participated in the Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Revolution's trophy was the ejido and contrasted the Green Revolution's large-scale land ownership, irrigation, specialized seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, machinery, and a low-wage farm labour. In 1943, Camacho founded the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) with the foundation's Mexican Agriculture Project as the international agricultural research centre. With support from Mexico's government, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Rockefeller Foundation, Mexico transformed agricultural productivity in the north-west, but large-scale production in central and south Mexico faced challenges, where the Green Revolution failed [7]. Corn breeding techniques and general agronomy principles were exported to other Latin American countries and based on this limited success, while the Rockefeller Foundation decided in 1943 to use Mexico as a springboard for the globalisation of the Green Revolution at CIMMYT.

In 1950 the Foundation started a global virus research program in India, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Brazil, Apartheid South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Colombia, and holds an exclusive patent for the Ebola virus. The result of this was the identification and understanding of viruses affecting humans, new techniques for the rapid identification thereof, and response through development of vaccines and medication, by central authority, although much of this medication would not exist had it not been for the centralisation by the foundation [8]. John D. Rockefeller 3rd served as chairman of the Foundation's trustees from 1952 to 1972 and in 1956, India was pounced on with the geopolitical aim to block the spread of communism there too [9]. In 1959, the RF convinced the Ford Foundation to join the Green Revolution.

The Rockefeller's growing technocracy mirrored that of the Communist Party of the USSR. Where Stalin called for uniformed “communist” internationalism to surround and conquer capitalism, the RF used political influence to spread itself internationally to stop and destroy the CP's encroaching state capitalism with their own Taylorism.


[3] The Big Foundations. by Waldemar A. Nielsen p.72
[7] "Agribusiness and Agroindustry,"Encyclopedia of Mexico vol. 1, p. 29
[8] (1973). The Arthropod-Borne Viruses of Vertebrates: An Account of The Rockefeller Foundation Virus Program, 1951-1970.