To all you Anti Fed Ed Warriors, out there, did you know that way back in 1893 Emmett Culligan was born? Who was he? The founder of what would become the world’s largest water treatment company. We’ll find out more about Culligan in 2019, later on. But, first…
Water is one of the most basic elements of our lives. Water is connected to dirt or soil. Soil and water grow what we eat, as well as what we feed our animals. Without proper care of water and dirt, we will not survive. Period.
So, what do you do with a global agenda which ‘monkeys’ with BOTH? You find it in education, you see it in modernized farming, and, you taste it in modified foods.
In 2016, I showed you how some of this was inserted into a FL PTA (Parent Teacher Association) project.
Back in Dec. 2018, I showed you not only federal legislation using agenda to redefine farming, but the Utah food standards, which aligned to Common Core. The ‘unseen’ agenda via these lessons (used nation-wide): usurping parental rights!
Warriors, have you noticed the increased amount of foods being grown without soil or grown completely indoors with artificial light? Somehow our students in all agriculture related fields are being swayed that this is more practical and ‘earth friendly’ than actually using nature! The connection from education to agenda? STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and, Math.
In today’s article, I’ll show some new evidence connecting our food and water to STEM and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) of the UN, United Nations.
National Ag Day/Week
Warriors, March 14th, 2019 has been declared National Agriculture Day. Held annually, the National Ag Week (March 10-16, 2019) is a big deal in D.C. What group is behind National Ag Week? The ACA (Agriculture Council of America). Among the ACA Board Members, FFA (Future Farmers of America) is represented. (*Note: see Related Resources, below.)
If you’d like to see the many groups sponsoring National Ag Week, go here.
ACA is a non-profit group, but I haven’t been successful in tracking down what groups fund it. However, it is tied to ‘agribusiness’.
(OpenSecrets.org source. To access the ‘contributors’, you can click on their tab.)
How else is DC involved in agriculture? USDA (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture) Farm to School grants. By the way, Warriors, the USDA is a huge CCSS/STEM supporting agency. (*Note: I’m embedded all my articles where USDA is tagged. The 2017 “OtherColleague” letter is a huge piece of evidence.)
If you missed it, the President has not only embraced STEM, he is helping promote it, big time. I must point out that our 116th Congress is also promoting STEM with many federal legislative bills.
NSAC, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition:
This national grassroots based group has significant power in DC. According to one of their latest blog entries, the FY 2019 Dept. of Ag budget hasn’t been voted on yet. It’s a ‘minibus’ bill with tons of agenda. I’ve given you a screenshot below of a few of the priorities NSAC is pushing:
(To see the numbers for the participating States)
Warriors, to illustrate how the SDGs are woven into the USDA and groups like the NSAC, look below:
If that’s not eye opening enough, look at the SDGs from the UN’s FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization):
(To view the entire ‘road map’)
Warriors, to see the FAO’s “Transforming Food and Agriculture to Achieve the SDGs”, go here. Note that much of what you read will look exactly like what DC is doing in agricultural legislation and programs, as well as your States.
From President Trump’s Desk:
Warriors, in Dec. 2018, the President released a statement on all sorts of positive appearing plans for agriculture. Did he really? Look below:
As far as the repealing the Obama Era Waters of the United States, I found this on the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Clarification of federal authority under the Clean Water Act. This ‘clarification’ will redefine the federal footprint on our water. We the People have until April 15, 2019 to leave public comments. I urge you to learn more and comment!
As far as the EPA’s stance on Sustainability, there’s an entire section on ‘Going Green’.
To see the EPA’s participation with the UN Environmental Program, visit here.
To see the EPA’s ‘membership’ among the UN’s Economic and Social Council, read from here.
Did you know there’s a MOU (Memo of Understanding) from 2016 between the EPA and the UN? To the best of my knowledge, this MOU still stands.
Warriors, this website was one of those which popped up on social media. Simply by the picture and words, I knew this was a group to look into.
While I couldn’t find out very much about SRAP, I did discover many colleges and universities, along with private investment groups flock to projects like this to fulfill education and social justice motives.
Messing With Our Water:
Along the lines of social justice and education, I’ve had one Mom from PA contact me about the recent assignment her son had in his high school class on environmental science. While she couldn’t supply pictures to share, she did tell me that
‘His project was based on water consumption. He had to list everything he drank or ate that needed water. Then he had to create a plan to reduce that water intake. Then, he screamed at me about how much water it takes to feed a cow, so we don’t need to eat meat, we need to eat plants.’ As a side note, Mom did point out that plants, too, need water. Moms and Dads also know that meat and meat by-products are needed for healthy children.
We shouldn’t all be herbivores. We were designed to be omnivores!
The GRACE Communications Foundation is the group which has the Water Consumption Calculator the PA Student probably took. GRACE is all about increasing public awareness of critical environmental issues. I took the quiz, Warriors.
You should do, just to see some of the questions. I was asked how much I feed my pets, who in my family eats meat, how often we flush a toilet (called ‘letting it mellow’), and so on. Included also were questions like do I recycle? Do I drive a car? How often do I drive? Do I want to learn about ‘virtual water’? Based on my family of 5 and the type of answers you were constricted to give, the results were skewed.
As far as ‘virtual’ water? That’s gasoline and anything used indirectly, like electricity, etc. GRACE is a partner with the Global Alliance for the Future of Food (ie: SDGs in action).
STEM In 4-H:
Warriors, you read above how I’d found the CCSS Machine in 4-H. So now we can add STEM to that list.
Google is a big supporter of STEM in 4-H. The main goal for Google? Career Pathways for kids via 4-H. Warriors, Career Pathways are also a part of the nebulous SDGs.
Here you’ll find all kinds of STEM/agriculture activities and resources. There’s even a Coding Day for 4-H which ties to agriculture. It’s called the “National Youth Sciences Day”. This targets 8-14 year old students.
Many of us have fond memories of participating in the a 4-H Club. But STEM has taken over both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, so why not 4-H? STEM has even ensnared the National PTA.
**Warriors, do you see the march to globalism in America is mere steps away from completion?**
1) Back before I had my own blog (mid 2014), but, had been researching CCSS/STEM for quite a while, I exposed how FFA (Future Farmers of America), 4-H Clubs, and, other leadership extra-curricular activity groups were being aligned to the CCSS Machine. As we know, extra-curricular activities are available to ALL school choices.
2) As a follow up, here was the one showing Beta Clubs and Honor Societies. In 2019, the CCSS/STEM agenda is even more visible.
3) Farming and agriculture not only impact our food, but the entire American insurance and credit industries. If you’d like to see the billions of dollars going toward this, read this 2017 Annual Report about Farmer Mac. (Think Sallie Mae for rural America)
4) AFA (Agriculture Future of America) partners include many CCSS and/or UN/STEM aligned public universities, as well as some big businesses.
5) To learn about biomass crops, community food development grants, and biotechnology in agriculture, this 2014 Sustainable Ag Research & Ed Grants document will help you see some connections. Note, the underlying support of private foundations in the USDA branch of government.
Warriors, what about Culligan Water Treatment? After all it is the day Mr. Culligan was born. Has the company also embraced STEM or the SDGs? See for yourselves.