Thursday, August 21, 2014

Book Birthday Blowout: Big Pharma, Big Agri, Big Conspiracy by Dina Rae

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 photo bigpharma2ndcover.jpgBig Pharma

Big Agri

Big Conspiracy

By Dina Rae



Big Pharma's and Big-Agri's growing power happens mostly behind the scenes. For whatever reason, mainstream media leaves these giants alone except in terms of business profit margins. Before researching the two industries, I knew nothing more than most people-a vague recognition of the terms Big Pharma and Big Agri. A few magazines articles along with some radio talk show episodes was all it took to ensnare me into obsession.

As curiosity turned into research, I could not help but speculate that these industries are involved in conspiracy on a global level. This is a subject that impacts anyone who has ever taken medication, seen a doctor, and/or eaten food. If you are intrigued about the elite inner circle of these two empires, Big Pharma, Big Agri, and Big Conspiracy is the perfect place to begin your journey in searching for the proverbial man behind the curtain. This book is an introduction to history, fact, and conspiracy theory of these growing industries. A follow-up book is currently being outlined. For the record, I am NOT a doctor, just a nerd who loves to learn new things.


What is Big Pharma?

Big Pharma is a term that refers to the giants of the pharmaceutical industry. Collectively, they made approximately $690 billion in 2012 and are projected to exceed one trillion in 2014. That's more than the GDP of Saudi Arabia and Iraq combined. Because of the immense profitability, many question the ethics involved in research, FDA approval, manufacturing, and prescriptions of the pharmaceuticals. Big Pharma doesn't just sell pharmaceuticals; they influence the entire healthcare industry.

Who is Big Pharma?

Generally, Big Pharma consists of the biggest drug companies who make more than three billion dollars each year. Of the top eleven giants, six are headquartered in the U.S. These companies spend multi-millions of dollars each year to lobby Congress for legislation in their favor. U.S. pharmaceutical companies reportedly have 1,100 lobbyists who make sure they are represented.

Whose political campaigns are funded by Big Pharma?

In 2012 Big Pharma favored the Republicans, but they also hedged their bets by backing the Democrats. About $16.2 million was spent by the top twenty pharmaceutical companies for Democratic and Republican campaign contributions. The top three that donated over one million dollars in campaign funds were Pfizer, Amgen, and Abbott, with Merck a few dollars shy of one million.

Some of the biggest giants are listed below.

Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies

(based on 2012 pharmaceutical revenues in billions)

Manufacturer     2012 in Billions

Johnson & Johnson.………$67.2







Abbot Lab …………………$39.9

Astra Zeneca…………………$28


Johnson & Johnson: They sell drug-store drugs like Tylenol, Band-Aids, and baby shampoo.

Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, makes surgical items. One of their products, a vaginal mesh implant, is currently under fire. They have 1800 lawsuits filed against them.

Pfizer: Lipitor (cholesterol problems), Viagra (erectile dysfunction), Celebrex (arthritis), and Lyrica (neuropathic pain) are some of their most advertised. Despite their huge sales, they claim huge overhead in taxes, advertising, and research and development. Later on I will go more into R&D, as they really aren't paying for all that is claimed. The tax-payer unwittingly pays for much of their R&D.

Novartis: Gilenya (Multiple Sclerosis) and Diovan (hypertension) are some of their top sellers.

Merck: Singulair for asthma and Zetia for cholesterol are some of their big movers. They also manufacture several vaccines.

Abbott Labs: Klacid (antibiotic), Biaxin (bacterial infections), Luvox (anti-depressant), and Synthroid (thyroid) are some of their many products.

Big Pharma claims they are in the business of curing and controlling diseases. Their real mission, like all businesses, is to increase profits. Unlike most businesses they do not have to play by the same rules. Their twenty-year patents given out for each of their new drugs give them a monopoly. This prevents other countries from making cheaper versions. TRIPS (international intellectual property rights organization) legally protects them from others cutting into their profits.

Can they patent plants found in remote places of the world?

Yes. They can and they do, especially in the rain forest, through a process called bio-prospecting. They get away with it by paying indigenous people a stipend for exploration of new plants. To patent something suggests that it's an invention. How are plants grown in the rain forest an invention? Again, Big Pharma does not have to play by the rules. They pay for the legislation that enables them to take what they want.

Many of these companies will protect their empires at any and all costs. Lying to Federal Drug Administration, submitting fraudulent data, bribing doctors, omitting side effects, and bullying the supplement industry are some of the ways they play ball. Lastly, some conspiracy theories claim Big Pharma hide cures to terrible diseases to continue steady, gigantic profits.

What is Big-Agri?

This book began with exploring the inner workings of Big-Pharma from a lay-person's perspective. My research constantly overlapped another mammoth industry called Big-Agri.

Big-Agri is short for big agriculture or farming corporations that are taking over the farming industry on a global level. This kingdom controls many aspects of farming such as crop production through technology and pesticides. One of their main contributions to the world's food supply is the controversial use of GMOs or genetically modified organisms. Later on in this book I will elaborate on GMOs. GM stands for genetically modified and then there is the term GE for genetically engineered. These terms basically mean the same thing and will be used interchangeably for the purposes of this book. GM/GE/GMOs are a growing business of genetically engineered food.

GMOs have led to other modified things such as glow-in-the dark cats, cabbage with scorpion venom, less flatulent cows, vaccinated bananas, cancer medicine eggs, and mass carbon eating plants. The possibilities are endless, producing results that make for a great horror/sci-fi movie. Much of the GMO food has earned the nickname "Franken-food".

The giant corporations that make up Big-Agri are Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta. Other corporations that make up the business include machinery (John Deere), ADM (grain transport), and AB Agri (animal feeds, micro-ingredients, and biofuels). In this book, I will be referring to Big-Agri in strictly crops, food, or pesticides.

Monsanto (largest seed and pesticide manufacturer in the world)

In 2013 fiscal year Monsanto's net sales were $14,861,000,000. Net profits were $7,653,000,000. That's a gross profit of 51%! They reported a net income of $2,482,000,000 after research and development and other expenses. Research and Development costs will later on be more fully explored. At face value, according to their own site,, that's about 17% profits-not a bad return!

This corporation has its fingers in many pies, including healthcare/Big-Pharma. For the purpose of this book, DuPont will be placed among the Big-Agri companies. Some of their biggest selling products are herbicides/insecticides and GMO seeds. Their agriculture products division had an outstanding 2013-9.9 billion in sales, primarily through their GMO corn seeds. Seven million acres planted their corn in 2013 compared to two million acres using the seeds in 2012.


Their main products are herbicides/insecticides and GMO seeds. Dow-AgroSciences is a subsidiary of Dow-Chemical. Their gross sales in 2012 was $6,400,000,000. A little interesting trivia found on their own website shows that Dow AgroSciences was originally called DowElanco and then joined with Dow Chemical and Elanco Plant Sciences. Why is this important? Because Elanco Plant Sciences is part of Eli Lilly, one of the Big-Pharma mammoths earlier mentioned. Big Agri and Big Pharma are constantly overlapping.


This global corporation's main products are herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and GMO seeds including flowers. In 2012 they grossed 14,202,000,000 in sales with $6,984,000,000 in gross profits. $2,292,000,000 was left over after operating expenses. Syngenta is still a young company. According to their website, they offered to invest one half of a billion dollars in Africa at the 2012 G8 Summit. Humanitarian or smart business? Syngenta projects that they will sell 25 billion dollars in sales by 2020.

Throughout this book I will present the facts and cite sources. Some sources will be hyperlinked and other sources will be mentioned on the bibliography page of the book. The conspiracy angle is yours to agree or disagree with. At the very least, you will hopefully have a different perspective on this very important subject.

Chapter One: Codex Alimentarius

Chapter Two: FDA and USDA: Puppets or Protectors?

Chapter Three: What is a GMO?

Chapter Four: Most Harmful Chemicals in Food

Chapter Five: Organics

Chapter Six: Natural Remedies

Chapter Seven: The Rise of Anti-Depressants

Chapter Eight: ADD/ADHD: Is it a Real Disorder?

Chapter Nine: Why Are Medical Bills and Drugs so High?

Chapter Ten: Black Box Drugs

Chapter Eleven: Vaccines: Prevention or Profit?



Chapter One

Codex Alimentarius: What is it and why is it important to Big Pharma?

New World Order Conspiracy Theory

In order to understand how the Codex works, it is imperative to understand the concept of New World Order conspiracy theory also known as globalization and one world government. New World Order or NWO universally refers to an elite group of people who belong to the inner circles of government, industry, media, religion, academia, and other influential segments of society. These people actively conspire to abandon all boundaries of nations. Why? Because once the world abolishes all nations and cultures, it can then be restructured under one rule.

Yes, it sounds crazy, but the Bible has plenty to say about the subject. In Genesis God scatters everyone to the four corners of the earth after the Tower of Babel story. In this story people began speaking the same language. Some clergy believe this detail signifies a breakdown of different cultures. Therefore, this story documents the world's first attempt at a one world government.

In Revelation the Bible ends with the world being ruled by the Anti-Christ who rules the world under a single government, and then is eventually defeated by Jesus. The United Nations and/or European Union and/or Bilderberg meetings and/or certain global alliances are examples of the onset of New World Order. Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye best lay out a realistic example of this scenario in their best-selling Left Behind series.

Whether you are a religious fanatic, tin-foil hat wearing freak, or plain old average Joe, you have to wonder if this theory holds weight. Every now and then the elite lose their control and an insider goes rogue, something doesn't end up destroyed, and mistakes are made, allowing us common folk a glimpse of what could/will be. By the way, NWO spells own backwards.

Under NWO, there will be one currency and one set of laws. Those who don't agree and don't comply with the new government will be exterminated.

Most conspiracy theorists believe one of the biggest goals of the New World Order elite is depopulation. This involves exterminating all who are uneducated, poor, physically or mentally impaired, and/or in some way a hindrance to power. The total world population would be shaved down to under one billion people.

The elite inner circles have somewhat of a valid argument for murder. Population in the world has exploded exponentially since the 1800's. If this trend continues, the world won't be big enough to feed or medicate everyone. This is how Big-Pharma and Big-Agri fit into the conspiracy.

About the author:

 photo DinaRaeAuthor.jpgAuthor Dina Rae has four published novels in thriller, horror, and paranormal genres. Her passion for conspiracy theory is obvious as she continues to mix fact into her fiction, leaving readers wondering about the truth. She holds a Master of Arts from Roosevelt University. Ms. Rae continues to guest on multiple conspiracy radio shows, convinced that New World Order looms around the corner. Big Agri, Big Pharma, and Big Conspiracy is her first nonfiction book.

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