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  • EIR Executive Intelligence Review May 17, 2013 Vol. 40 No. 20 $10.00

    Superpowers Make 11th-Hour Effort To Avoid Global War How Abandoning Science Has Led to Economic Collapse Questions To Be Answered in Benghazi 9/11 Investigation

    Scientific Breakthroughs Will Transform Agriculture, End Hunger

  • EI R From the Managing Editor

    The unifying theme of this week’s issue is Science, beginning with our cover story, which reveals the stark contrast between today’s real- ity: “World Grain Shortage: Famine Ahead Without Glass-Steagall Shift,” and what is possible with a scientific approach to global food production: the second part of Dr. Robert Zeigler’s report, “Rice: Sci- entific Breakthroughs To Transform Agriculture.”

    The focus on science carries through to Physical Economy, where two members of the LaRouchePAC science research team discuss “How Abandoning Science Has Led to Economic Collapse,” an ex- cerpt from the April 17 LPAC Weekly Report, following by an Appen- dix, “What Creates Wealth? Production vs. Overhead.”

    A Science section looks at “Planetary Defense: Progress and Enor- mous Challenges,” in which LPAC’S Benjamin Deniston reports from the International Academy of Astronautics’ Third Planetary Defense Conference, held in Flagstaff, Ariz. April 14-19.

    Our Conference Report continues this scientific outlook into the realm of Classical art, with speeches from Panel 5 of the April 13-14 Schiller Institute conference on “The Future Paradigm: Toward a Re- naissance of Classical Music and Science,” featuring presentations by Russian historian Andrey Fursov; Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche; Italian opera singer Antonella Banaudi; a lively dis- cussion with Lyndon and Helga LaRouche concludes the panel.

    Two additional sections cover the most important news develop- ments of the day: International begins with the war-avoidance efforts by the U.S. and Russia, “Israel Strikes Syria: Superpowers Make 11th- Hour Effort To Avoid Global War”; followed by updates from Europe on the continuing disintegration of Euroland; and the formation of new anti-euro movements in Greece and Italy. In National, you will find an exciting report on LaRouchePAC’s Week of Action, aimed at cracking open the resistance in Congress to the immediate reinstate- ment of Glass-Steagall, with rallies and meetings in Washington, and across the country. As the political heat builds to end the coverup what really happened last September in Libya, we present the “Questions To Be Answered in the Investigation of Benghazi 9/11.”

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  • 4 World Grain Shortage: Famine Ahead Without Glass-Steagall Shift The consumption of grains of all kinds now exceeds the volume of global production, and the gap can’t be made up. Allowing the continuation of the policies—dictated by the imperial financial cartel—which have led to this disaster, and to at least a billion people worldwide already going hungry, is not an option. The solution is a shift, and fast, to Glass-Steagall.

    6 Australia Without Family Farmers Is Not ‘Viable’

    8 Dr. Robert Zeigler: Rice—Scientific Breakthroughs To Transform Agriculture


    19 Israel Strikes Syria: Superpowers Make 11th-Hour Effort To Avoid Global War

    Following Israeli airstrikes against Syria, high-level meetings in Moscow, involving Secretary of State Kerry, Russian President Putin, and Foreign Minister Lavrov, signalled that the superpowers are taking war-avoidance measures to prevent the Syrian conflict from blowing up into a general war.

    21 EU Prepares Grab for Bank Accounts By Helga Zepp-LaRouche. The charade is over: The “Cyprus model” is to be forced down the throats of all EU members. But, the end of the euro is nigh, as former advocates are now abandoning the euro and the EU.

    23 New Greek Party Formed: Call for Return to Drachma, Sovereignty

    25 Glass-Steagall in Italy: National Liberation Committee Formed

    EI R Contents Volume 40, Number 20, May 17, 2013

    IRRI/Gates Foundation

    Cover This Week

    Transforming photosynthesis in rice: compressing a million years of evolution into 20.

  • EI R Contents Volume 40, Number 20, May 17, 2013


    27 LaRouchePAC Glass- Steagall Mobilization Shakes Nation The LaRouchePAC’s Week of Action May 5-11 hit government at the national, state, and local levels, to intensify pressure on Congress to reinstate Glass-Steagall without further delay.

    29 Documentation: Glass- Steagall Support Pours into Washington

    31 Questions To Be Answered in the Investigation of Benghazi 9/11 What the Congressional committees looking into the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack, should be asking, focusing on the Obama Administration’s coverup of its alliance with the terrorist forces that murdered four Americans that day.

    Physical Economy

    35 How Abandoning Science Has Led to Economic Collapse An excerpt from the LaRouchePAC Weekly Report webcast of April 17, detailing certain crucial parameters of the collapse of the U.S. physical economy, featuring Creighton Jones and Liona Fan-Chiang of the LaRouchePAC Basement science team.

    40 Appendix: What Creates Wealth? Production vs. Overhead


    42 Planetary Defense: Progress and Enormous Challenges LPAC’s Benjamin Deniston reports from the Planetary Defense Conference in Flagstaff, Ariz., sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics.

    Conference Report

    51 Toward a Renaissance of Classical Music and Science The final panel of the April 13-14 New Paradigm conference of the Schiller Institute, devoted to the question of reviving Classical culture.

    52 Andrey Fursov: An Asymmetrical Answer to the British Empire

    55 Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Aesthetical Education and the Beautiful

    56 Antonella Banaudi: Beauty Is the Language of the Universe

    57 The Fight for Classical Music

    58 Dialogue with Lyndon & Helga LaRouche: Finding an Identity in the Future


    62 Party Politics Leads to Disaster

  • 4 Feature EIR May 17, 2013

    May 13—The level of worldwide yearly utilization of grains (all kinds)—for direct human consumption, live- stock rations, seed carryover, biofuels, wastage, etc.— now exceeds the volume of global production; the gap can’t be made up. This means just what you think it does: We are in trouble. The policies behind this are insane. Allowing them to continue means that there is no hope for the billion people already going hungry in the world, and no hope for the future anywhere.

    Figure 1 gives a snapshot of the grains production/ consumption crisis; it was released May 9 by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s “FAO Cereal Supply and Demand Brief.” The agency reports that total world grains (cereal) production for 2012-13 is ex- pected to be 2,306 million metric tons, which is less than the 2,332 mmt expected utilization. This isn’t the first-ever occurrence of such an imbalance, but with ef- fectively no reserves, no recourse, and no policy change, the import is deadly.

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