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Wenonah Hauter – The United States of Monsanto?

March 14, 2016

This week thousands of Americans took time out of their busy days to call their Senators to demand that they vote against the DARK Act, a bill sponsored by Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, which would prevent consumers from knowing if the food they eat and feed their families contains genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients. Their support for GMO labeling was echoed by more than 600 organizations, including farming and fishing groups and food companies, representing tens of millions of members and customers who this week also urged the Senate to reject this troubling bill. GMO crops are created by transferring genetic material from one organism into another to create specific traits, such as resistance to treatment with herbicides, or to make a plant produce its own pesticide to repel insects. Unlike traditional plant and animal breeding, which tries to develop better varieties by selecting traits from the same species, genetic engineering techniques can insert specific genes from any plant, animal or microorganism into the DNA of a different species. The DARK Act passed out of committee last week by a 14-6 vote and is expected to hit the Senate floor any day now. The House already passed a similar bill in July. If

Almost all American Grains Are Contaminated with Glyphosate Herbicide

March 14, 2016

Glyphosate, the most common active ingredient in herbicides world-wide, has been linked to various health problems, from gluten intolerance [1] to autism [2], and most recently cancer [3]. It is well-known that herbicides with glyphosate are sprayed on genetically modified crops that have been engineered to withstand the herbicide without killing the plant. Those wishing to avoid ingesting glyphosate were told to just avoid GMO foods. However, it is less well-known that glyphosate is also applied to non-GMO crops, specifically grains such as wheat and oats. It allows the farmers to harvest these crops much quicker. As this article from Ken Roseboro at Ecowatch reports, it is now nearly impossible to eat products made from these grains without ingesting glyphosate. In addition, an investigation byHealthy Traditions [4] in late 2014 showed that even USDA certified organic grains were also contaminated with glyphosate [5]. Residue amounts of the herbicide are actually allowed by USDA organic standards. Read

Joachim Hagopian – The Evils of Big Pharma Exposed

March 8, 2016

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-evils-of-big-pharma-exposed/5425382 What’s wrong with America is what’s wrong with Big Pharma. And what’s wrong with Big Pharma is what’s wrong with America. This circular reality is aimed to be thoroughly covered in this presentation. This is the story of how Big Pharma seeks enormous profits over the health and well-being of the humans it serves, and how drug companies invasively corrupted the way that the healthcare industry delivers its vital services. This is neither a new nor unique story. In fact, the story of Big Pharma is the exact same story of how Big Government, Big Oil, Big Agri-Chem Giants like Monsanto have come to power. The controlling shareholders of all these major industries are one and the same. Big Money belonging to the global central banking cabal own and operate all the Fortune 500 companies in addition to virtually all national governments on this earth. The Rockefellers privatized healthcare in the United States back in the 1930’s and has financed and largely influenced both healthcare and Big Pharma ever since. The history of the last several centuries is one in which a handful of these oligarch families, primarily from Europe and the United States, have been controlling governments and wars to ruthlessly

What The Hell Kind Of Vaccine Is That?

March 1, 2016

This generation of vaccines is not the vaccine people imagine in which a bit of antigen from some disease is injected into the person to stimulate antibodies. Skipping over whether that ever worked or not, people might want to know the current vaccines are DNA vaccines. They shoot patented genetically modified stuff into people, intended for “uptake” by the person’s DNA.  Skipping over whether once someone has patented material in them the corporations might claim ownership of organs or blood.  This is just what Monsanto does of crops in which their patented DNA shows up in farmers’ plants, even if by accident of wind and pollen, or caused to be there by Monsanto itself. Whether a corporation which owns the patent on what is being injected into people’s children might make claims on that child’s body or not, people might want to stop and consider what the genetically modified stuff consists of in the first place. Read

100 Percent Of Beer Tested Had At Least 5 Times The Amount Glyphosate Allowed By Law

February 29, 2016

Biochemical giant Monsanto has found itself under increased scrutiny after theWorld Health Organization recently announced that glyphosate is likely carcinogenicto humans. Also, in the US, California recently labelled Monsanto’s Roundup — as known to cause cancer. Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm are required to be listed and published by the state. The slew of studies showing the adverse health effects of Roundup on laboratory animals as well as humans are overwhelmingly ominous which makes news of the chemical being found in high quantities in beer that much more worrisome. After dumping 2.6 billion pounds of this known carcinogen on the US for the past two decades, the problem has gotten so out of hand that the FDA has announced that they will begin testing certain foods for traces of glyphosate. Read

Carey Gillam – FDA to Start Testing for Glyphosate in Food

February 18, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nation’s chief food safety regulator, plans to start testing certain foods for residues of the world’s most widely used weed killer after the World Health Organization’s cancer experts last year declared the chemical a probable human carcinogen. The FDA’s move comes amid growing public concern about the safety of the herbicide known as glyphosate, and comes after the U.S Government Accountability Office (GAO)rebuked the agency for failing to do such assessments and for not disclosing that short-coming to the public. Private companies, academics, and consumer groups have recently launched their own testing and claim to have detected glyphosate residues in breast milk, honey, cereal, wheat flour, soy sauce, infant formula, and other substances. Read

Huge News: Monsanto to Pay $80 Million for Misrepresenting Round Up Earnings

February 11, 2016

Monsanto just keeps being forced to pay the piper. The mega-corp has lied to consumers about the safety of GM seed and their best-selling herbicide, and now it is being held accountable for stealing from and cheating its investors. The company will pay an $80 million settlement to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a penalty for lying about earnings for glyphosate-riddled herbicide, Round Up. The SEC charges that Monsanto violated accounting rules and misstated company earnings as it pertained to its flagship product. The SEC also reports that three accounting and sales executives have also agreed to settle charges in connection with the case. The case orbits around a corporate rebate program designed to boost sales of Round Up. The rebate program was created to combat rising generic competition which threatened to cut into the company’s profits. Read

Leid Stories – 02.10.16

February 10, 2016

Election 2016: White Bread and Corn Bread Politics Leid Stories looks at how the media and the candidates have used, and are using, race to shape the course of the 2016 presidential election and, eventually, its outcome.

Justin Gardner – Monsanto Exposed As Source For White Phosphorus Used In Gaza Massacre

February 8, 2016

Monsanto has earned the dubious reputation of being one of the most hated companies in the world. Its grand proclamations of working to feed the world and help the environment have been exposed for a sham. Their genetically modified (GM) crops have not increased yields, despite claims to the contrary. What they have done is: 1) encouraged monoculture, industrialized farming, 2) smothered out the sustainable, non-GM farmer, 3) waylaid beneficial insect populations and aquatic habitats with Bt toxins, 4) caused the emergence of several superweeds, 5) increased the use of chemical herbicides, notably Roundup, and 6) undertaken a giant human heath experiment with GM foods. Amassing wealth is Monsanto’s single goal, and it does this through government force, primarily by securing patents on life. Monsanto has also managed to infiltrate government agencies with its own former employees so the power of centralized government can be used to further dominate the market. The recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership is exhibit A of this global cronyism. Read

Colin Todhunter – “Lies, Lies And More Lies” – GMOs, Poisoned Agriculture And Toxic Rants

February 5, 2016

Have you ever read all of those pro-GMO scientists-cum-lobbyists professing their love of science? They are always talking about how science must prevail over ignorance and ideology then they play on the public’s ignorance by using ideology and sloganeering to try to get their points across. As as been well documented (see here and here), it is the pro-GMO lobby/industry that distorts and censors science, captures regulatory bodies, attacks scientists whose findings are unpalatable to the industry and bypasses proper scientific and regulatory procedures altogether. You also see the same people attacking and demonising credible scientists because their research throws up some very uncomfortable findings for the pro-GM cause. And they try to debunk peer-reviewed science with unscientific polemics (see this on the criticisms of Professor Seralini and his team had to endure), while masking their own conflicts of interests and industry links (also see this). Read
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