Scientists: Ban Monsanto’s Roundup

In June 2016, a group of independent scientists urged the EPA to ban Monsanto’s Roundup. The scientists, met the EPA at the O’Neill House Office Building in Washington D.C. They testified that Roundup poses an unreasonable risk to humans, animals, and the environment. The closed-door meeting was with EPA scientists and host Ted Lieu, (CA-33).

Glyphosate linked with Autism, Alzheimer’s, Cancer, etc.
The scientists explained the physiological reasons why exposure to glyphosate, Roundup’s listed “active” ingredient, is linked to autism, Alzheimer’s, cancer, birth defects, obesity, gluten intolerance, and other health issues.

Profitable Poison
300 million pounds of RoundUp are sprayed each year on corn, soy, sugar beets, canola, and weeds just in the U.S. alone.  Half of Monsanto’s annual sales come from glyphosate-containing products, some $5 billion per year.

Concerned Scientists
Dr. Stephen Frantz led the team. The Pathobiologist Research Scientist told EPA: “When a cell is trying to form proteins, it may grab glyphosate instead of glycine to form a damaged, mis-folded protein. After that it’s medical chaos. Where glyphosate replaces glycine, the cell can no longer conduct business as usual, causing “unpredicted consequences” that result in “many diseases and disorders.”

Roundup also harms crops’ abilities to capture carbon from the air, an important factor in fighting climate change. Roundup also strips plants of nutrition we all need to keep our immune systems strong, and to perform every other task a body needs to survive.

Scientists: “We call for a ban on glyphosate”
“Glyphosate negatively affects the soil microbiome,” explained Dr. Frantz. “It is destroying the ability of soil to be a nutritive medium for producing crops. Organic or biological regenerative agriculture is the solution for the sustainable agricultural sector and will conserve soil, air and water quality, and sequester carbon that helps to mitigate the climate crisis. We call for a ban on glyphosate.”

Glyphosate driving Antibiotic Resistance, Superbugs

Dr. Frantz further explained that glyphosate is a patented antimicrobial. He said that eating glyphosate-laden foods exposes us to a chronic, low dose antibiotic. “This is likely causing antibiotic resistance and superbugs,” he said.

Child Casualties of Processed Foods
Moms Across America founder Zen Honeycutt also attended the meeting. Her son had been a casualty of processed foods. He was diagnosed with autism until his mother switched him to an all-organic diet.

Ms. Honeycutt said, “Mothers and caretakers are seeing their loved ones get sick on GMOs and glyphosate/herbicide sprayed foods and get better when they avoid them. Because glyphosate is contaminating our urine, water, breast milk and nearly all our foods, we are systematically causing sickness throughout America. For the sake of our country, this must stop. We simply cannot afford glyphosate.”

Statistics back Ms. Honeycutt. Some 93% or Americans are estimated to be poisoned with glyphosate in some capacity. Glyphosate has been found in nearly every person who has ever been tested for it.

Scientists: Ban Monsanto’s Roundup
A DNA Research Scientist, Sterling Hill, added, “Glyphosate is impacting DNA and causing disease. These diseases are skyrocketing and we will only see more of this if we do not put a stop to the use of glyphosate.”

Destroying Human Health for Decades

An MIT research scientist, Dr. Stephanie Seneff, has said, “It is going to be incomprehensible to future generations how our generation could have let glyphosate poison the earth’s ecosystems and destroy global human health for over four decades.

EPA Foot Dragging on Glyphosate Poison
The Deputy Director of EPA’s Pesticide Programs said the calendar will likely be deep into 2017 before the agency makes a final decision about whether EPA will re-register the chemical for continued use. On its web site, EPA says it invites comments on the pesticide. Click this link to  comment to the EPA.

Glyphosate is Outright Poisoning, Period
Dr. Frantz wants EPA to take action now. He sees the use of glyphosate simply as what it so obviously is: outright poisoning of our food and soil:

“By the end of 2016, the EPA will have something done and then comment periods, and then there’s another step, and there’s more comment periods, and this is like business as usual. The evidence we presented about this chemical being a glycine analog, that really should excite people. And I didn’t see any excitement. It should upset people.”

Pray for Guidance

We all need to pray for Dr Frantz to have his voice heard by the EPA. We need to pray for people who work in this agency which is so tragically compromised by Monsanto. EPA and Monsanto have been shown to be in collusion to protect Monsanto profits and hide the truth from the poisoned public. If more of us don’t start fighting back soon, our health may be so depleted that we may not have the energy. Perhaps that is the real plan all along. It certainly drive profits for Big Pharma and the medical mafia that run all of Western medicine with an iron fist.

If you don’t think that is the case you must see the movie Vaxxed and the amazing series, The Truth About Cancer.

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Humans not engineered to withstand Glyphosate

Dead or leukemia-strickened farmers have thrown a wrench into Monsanto’s dream to monopolize the world’s food supply. Monsanto has, unfortunately for the chemical giant, not yet learned how to genetically engineer humans to withstand  Roundup and glyphosate. Until robots can be made to drive tractors, milk cows, shovel manure, throw hay, poison fields with glyphosate, write checks to Monsanto, etc., the human farmer will remain a weak link in Monsanto’s otherwise perfect corporate process. Humans not engineered to withstand Glyphosate are threatening Monsanto’s bottom line.

Glyphosate Poisoning for All
Since it is now well known that most Americans have some cancer-causing glyphosate in their bodies, this is a subject that few, if any, can escape. Carcinogenic Glyphosate has been found in many popular foods and in all California wines. It has even been found in all vaccines.  Yes, it is now being injected directly into people’s bloodstream.  Even those not personally sickened, suffering from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Leukemia, stomach rot, obesity, diabetes or liver disease from glyphosate, can be deeply affected. Health insurance and medical costs rise for all when so much of the population is unhealthy from eating nutrition-stripped, glyphosated food. We all live and die by nutrients. In addition to its killing properties, glyphosate is a chelator which strips foods of their vital nutrients.

Dead Farmer Failed to Tolerate Glyphosate

California farmer Anthony “Jack” McCall was a healthy man who didn’t even use Roundup on his crops. He just used it on his property to kill weeds, right up until he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He died three months later, on the day after Christmas in 2015. His family thinks Roundup also killed him. The tragic irony, if it’s true that Roundup did kill Mr. McCall, is that he was so pleased with the product that he recommended it to friends and fellow farmers. Like many other farmers who have suffered non-Hodgkins lymphoma and other leukemia cancers, Mr. McCall did not realize that he needed to be genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate.

People Are Plants

Mr. McCall did not realize that the human body shares a vital number of important traits with plants. Recent science has shown that people are a whole lot more like plants than previous “wisdom” revealed.  In fact, we now now that People Are Plants. But Monsanto still does not know it, apparently. Monsanto apparently does not recognize its own lies on its own Roundup label.  More likely Monsanto scientists do know it, and either don’t care to reveal it, or know that doing so would put them out of a job. The company has recently been shown to manipulate or collude with the EPA and doctor its own studies on glyphosate safety.

Farmer vs. Monsanto
McCall vs. Monsanto is one of hundreds of Roundup lawsuits filed so far against the chemical giant from Missouri. The lawsuits have been filed by plaintiffs in California, Florida, Missouri, Delaware, Hawaii, and in other states. All the suits accuse Monsanto of hiding evidence and manipulating regulators (like the EPA) and the public into believing glyphosate is safe.

Monsanto Defends Glyphosate to the Death
Monsanto’s glyphosate brings the company some $5 billion yearly, about a third of Monsanto’s total sales. Consequently, Monsanto would appear to have little choice but to defend its most popular poison to the death. It owes it to its stockholders to continue the Big Lie. The company’s very existence could depend on success in defeating these lawsuits.

Glyphosate – Monsanto Cornerstone
Glyphosate poison is the cornerstone of Monsanto’s entire business gambit. Roundup (with glyphosate as its main active ingredient listed) is designed to kill everything which has not been engineered to withstand it. Roundup works great at killing. It kills everything with which it comes into contact. That includes monarch butterflies and bees, which Monsanto has yet to genetically engineer (so far as we know), and we can now add humans to the list. The experiment has now gone on for more than 20 years, and the results are in.

Humans not engineered to Withstand Glyphosate

Since people are also not genetically engineered (at least not by Monsanto), it hardly seems a stretch to suggest that they also could be sickened or killed by Roundup.

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Is Monsanto Killing Oceans, Too?

Not satisfied with simply poisoning Mother Earth and its inhabitants with cancer-causing glyphosate, Monsanto may also be killing off ocean life. Monsanto’s Roundup (glyphosate) appears to be implicated in some very recent research into mass ocean die-off. Monsanto now appears to be killing off ocean life as efficiently as it kills off plant life. It sounds crazy, but this is happening right under our noses as the company continually moves to monopolize seeds and control all food life as we know it. If you think this is hyperbole, you don’t know Monsanto and you haven’t seen the latest scientific research.

Scientists who have studied the undersea horrors unleashed by Monsanto’s poisoning of the worlds’ oceans have determined that Roundup runoff into the oceans is killing them.

Related: Monsanto isn’t Feeding the World. It’s Killing our Children

Roundup Pollution Kills Great Barrier Reef
Dr. Kathi Forti has seen firsthand how Roundup pollution is killing Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. While snorkeling off Port Douglas in 2013, she found few coral areas that weren’t completely dead. Most were entirely bleached of life. Her boat captain blamed pollution. Neither of them knew then what they know now, that glyphosate runoff into the oceans was the “pollution” that was killing ocean life.

Look at these pictures of the Great Barrier Reef, before and after glyphosate poisoning.

Global Warming caused by Monsanto?
Dr. Forti says that today we have a much clearer picture of what is killing the oceans and also warming Mother Earth. We have been programmed to believe that fossil fuels, CO2 emissions, are the main culprit in global warming, she says. We may need to reconsider that hypothesis. Dr. Forti writes: “According to research by the Marine Pollution Bulletin and others, we can add glyphosate, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready herbicide, to the top of the list.”

Killing Plankton Kills Oceans
All ocean life depends on phytoplankton for its sole food source. That life includes whales, reefs, sponges, coral, and everything else in the great waters. Some fishes have their phytoplankton needs met by eating other fish. Those other fish feed off the plankton. Phytoplankton is as at the very top of the ocean food chain. ALL life is connected to it, dependent upon it. If all the phytoplankton dies, then so does everything else. The Pacific Ocean, for one, is suffering huge fish die offs: whales, dolphins, seals, and many thousands of fish are now washing up dead almost daily somewhere in the world, at ever increasing rates. One man who recently sailed thousands of miles across it was unable to catch a single fish to eat. Everything was dead.

Phytoplankton, a photosynthetic plant, is essentially ocean algae. Its biological processes parallel those of land-based plants. Dr. Forti points out that, “Ocean and coral reef death can be traced to phytoplankton die-off, which has accelerated by 40 percent since the 1950’s. It wasn’t long before some researchers started asking: What new substance was introduced in the last 40 years that kills virtually all land-based plants? The answer: Glyphosate.”

Glyphosate kills EVERYTHING
Coral reefs are primarily plant life. Glyphosate is made to kill plants. It is designed to kill all life, except that which has been genetically altered to withstand it. Run-off from agricultural spraying of glyphosate runs into our rivers, which run into the ocean, in less than 40 days. Dr. Forti says glyphosate maintains about 80% of its killing capacity, more than enough to kill phytoplankton.

Glyphosate kills Phytoplankton
According to research by the Marine Pollution Bulletin and others, the most notable phytoplankton declines are seen in waters near both poles, in the tropics, and in the open ocean. In short, everywhere. Conventional science says phytoplankton die-off is due to warmer waters from climate change. So why is the die-off also happening in the colder waters of the Arctic poles? The answer is that temperature is not the decisive factor. This kills the global warming explanation for phytoplankton die-off.

Ocean Acidification
Phytoplankton die-off triggers ocean acidification. Recent studies show ocean acidification may have a climate effect of its own. (Everything is always connected.) While climate change and ocean acidification are parallel phenomena, they also interact. Rising temperatures and changing seawater chemistry are known to impact marine life. Some of those impacts can, in turn, cause rising air and sea temperatures. It’s all one system. Affecting one thing change everything else.

Massive Fish Die-Offs
As phytoplankton is dying, so is the Earth’s once-rich marine life. Pacific salmon are disappearing at a staggering rate. Scientists believe they are starving to death. Plankton pastures that once flourished have morphed into lifeless deserts. This will continue to contribute to our already tragic increases in large-scale whale beachings and fish deaths.

Glyphosate – the Gift that Keeps on Killing
Dr. Forti explains that glyphosate’s half-life – the rate at which it breaks down – lasts much longer in the ocean than in fresh water. Glyphosate is a salt, and in the presence of ocean salts it acts as a preservative. Worse still, it gathers strength over time. This leads to massive plankton and aquatic die-off. Sadly, criminally, this news is not being reported in the mainstream “news.”

Is Monsanto Killing Oceans, Too?
The real fake news the mainstream “news” outlets carp about is delivered by them every day. The continued, wretched failure of mainstream news outlets to report important stories such as this one is as fake as fake news can get. The mainstream newsfakers fail to report on mass ocean die-offs and the probable causes of those die-offs. Instead we get 24-hour reports on the latest sports event or “movie star” scandal. Those distractions are the real fake news, while Monsanto continues to poison the world with criminal backing from the U.S. Government.

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Glyphosate Doubles Risk of Lymphoma

Scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer found in May 2014 what appeared to be a strong link between pesticide exposure and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a blood cancer.  Their review of dozens of studies found glyphosate doubles the risk of lymphoma.

The 2014 study analyzed 44 individual research projects published since 1980. The scientists wrote their findings in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. They found that people exposed to the weed killer glyphosate, marketed by Monsanto under the brand name “Roundup,” doubled their risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Most significantly, they based their ruling on public and peer-reviewed studies only. All the studies which have found glyphosate safe have been done by Monsanto or paid for by the company or its proxies. Or they can be traced to some person or university which has received some sort of generous financial “contribution” from Monsanto.

In 2015, the World Health Organization declared glyphosate to be a probable carcinogen. That declaration triggered an avalanche of Monsanto Roundup Cancer Lawsuits.

Twin Killers Dow & Monsanto
People exposed to 2,4-D, another potent weed killer made and marketed by Dow Chemical, were 40 percent more likely to develop non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

The authors were scientists who work in the IARC Section of Environment and Radiation in Lyon, France. They theorized that these pesticides cause genetic mutations in white blood cells and weaken the immune system and the ability to fight off disease. Earlier research has shown that farmers with exposure to 2,4-D have “experienced impaired” immune systems.

Extreme Levels of Glyphosate on Soybeans
Earlier in 2014, EWG reported that research by scientists at the Arctic University of Norway had detected “extreme levels” of glyphosate on genetically engineered soybeans.

The Glyphosate Death Cycle
Monsanto and other crop scientists have been performing experiments on food and people for years. With virtually no regulatory oversight whatsoever, they have genetically engineered soy, corn and other crops to survive the assaults of glyphosate. The theory (or dream) was that farmers could use glyphosate to kill weeds near crops without harming crops or animals or people. The problem has always been that the exactly same enzyme found in the weeds Monsanto targets with glyphosate is also found in animals and in us. Besides poisoning the population and the soil, this method has also spawned superweeds grown resistant to glyphosate and grown hardier. That, in turn, has only exacerbated the death cycle, as many farmers who bought into the Monsanto theory have resorted to spraying more of the pesticide in an overkill effort to kill the superweeds.

Questions for the Day

Should it be a surprise that more and more pesticide spraying does not make healthy food? Should anyone be surprised?  Can poisoned foods ever be healthier than non-poisoned (organic) foods?

Monsanto Doubles Pesticide Poisoning
The promise of genetic engineering has not only proven to be empty, but also incredibly harmful. The promise, the theory, was also that GMO crops would require less pesticide than other types of commercial farming. (Organic farming uses no pesticides.) The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reported that herbicide use has doubled since Roundup was unleashed across our land. Herbicide (classified by EPA as a pesticide, so it’s the same thing) doubled from 62 million pounds in 1996 to 128 million pounds in 2012.

Monsanto Market Share
Glyphosate from Monsanto now holds more than 83 percent of the chemical pesticides used in the U.S. yearly, so Monsanto has done a fine job of nearly monopolizing the market as it poisons us all.

Glyphosate Doubles Risk of Lymphoma

The IARC study was published April 23, 2014, just as the U.S. DPA was considering approving Genetically Engineered (GE) seeds of corn and soybeans engineered to withstand 2,4-D, a suspected carcinogen. If the EPA approves the new GE seeds and if 2,4-D is used to kill weeds on some of the 170 million acres of corn and soybeans grown in the U.S. annually, the USDA estimates that 2,4-D use is likely to triple, dramatically increasing people’s exposure to a pesticide that has been shown to be a probable carcinogen.

Herbicides are Pesticides
All herbicides are pesticides as defined by the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, aka FIFRA. Later amendments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture expanded the law to cover toxic chemicals now considered consumer products. The most dangerous pesticides (and herbicides) are restricted. They can only be purchased and applied by licensed Pest Control Operators, PCOs. Unfortunately, some PCOs do not follow the required rules when applying these especially toxic chemicals. Consequently it shows up as residues on or in food, and massive amounts of glyphosate have been dumped into our water supply through uncontrolled groundwater runoff.

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EPA Green Lights Banned Pesticide

President Trump’s EPA just moved to green light a pesticide that sickens people, lowers IQ, and is banned in American households. Prior to Trump’s reign, the EPA was scheduled to ban Vulcan for farm use. Vulcan is the brand name of a chemical pesticide (chlorpyrifos) linked to lower IQ and developmental problems in children. Vulcan recently sickened 47 California farm workers.

Vulcan Banned in Homes

Vulcan has long been banned in homes, and it was finally scheduled to be banned on farms, before the Tweeter in Charge took over.

Corporations vs. Citizens – Guess who Wins?
Just as Trump’s first act in office was to take away a potential $500-$900 in savings per year for people forced to buy private mortgage insurance, Trump’s EPA is removing restrictions on harmful pesticides. The theme is at least abundantly clear:  in corporation vs. citizen  battles, Trump and his cronies always toe the corporate line. Trump’s pick to head the EPA, Scott Pruitt, sued the agency more than a dozen times as Oklahoma Attorney General. Mr. Pruitt is a climate science denier who has reportedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from the oil industry.

Vulcan Sickens Farm Workers

Vulcan recently sprayed on an orchard southwest of Bakersfield drifted to a neighboring property operated by Dan Andrews Farms.  Forty seven farm workers harvesting cabbage smelled something terrible. Several became nauseous and vomited. One worker was hospitalized, and four others soon visited doctors.

Chlorpyrifos was scheduled to be banned

Glenn Fankhauser, agricultural commissioner of Kern County, said cabbage and the workers’ clothing were taken to a state lab for lab testing. Vulcan’s main ingredient is chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide that was set to be banned by the Obama administration before Trump’s new EPA decided against the ban in March 2017.

Dan Andrews said he has never used chlorpyrifos. He believes his workers were sickened from it being blown in from the neighboring farm. With sick workers, his harvest had to be shut down. Andrews thinks chlorpyrifos should be banned. The poison also has a history of incidents similar to what happened to his workers.

Vulcan (Chloripyrifos) for All

Widely used on U.S. corporate farms, chlorpyrifos is sprayed on corn, wheat, and citrus crops. Growing evidence of its impact on human health led the EPA to agree with the chemical industry more than 10 years ago that it should not be used indoors for bugs.

Besides child developmental problems and lowered IQ, chlorpyrifos-related health issues include lower birth weight and attention disorders. Large doses of it can also cause convulsions and even death. People can be exposed through spray drift, residues on food, as well as water contamination.

Made by Dow Chemicals, chlorpyrifos could still be used for agriculture, but following a legal challenge by environmental groups, EPA scientists said the pesticide was not safe for any use and proposed a full ban.

EPA run by Pruitt allows Banned Pesticide

Trump’s EPA run by Mr. Pruitt rejected the proposed ban on chlorpyrifos.  In tortured Orwellian language, Pruitt said he wanted to provide “regulatory certainty to the thousands of American farms that rely on chlorpyrifos”.  The EPA he runs now claims there were “serious scientific concerns and substantive process gaps” in the plan to banish chlorpyrifos.  Poison now, examine the consequences later, has usually been the EPA’s M.O. Witness the agency’s colossal failure to oversee Monsanto’s mass poisoning of the country with the carcinogenic glyphosate. One must ask if the EPA is colluding with Monsanto, given the latest shenanigans we’ve seen from a former EPA scientist who told a Monsanto executive he should get a medal for helping quiet regulatory concerns over glyphosate.

The next review of chlorpyrifos isn’t scheduled until 2022.

EPA too close to Dow, Monsanto
Farmworker Justice, a group that advocates for farm workers (the poor folks who put food on our tables), said the EPA has become too close to chemical giants like Dow and Monsanto.

Unsafe for People, but not for Farmers?

The idea that something demonstrably poisonous should be banned in homes but not banned on farms is especially absurd coming from Trumps’ EPA head, Pruitt. the former Oklahoma AG wanted to abolish the EPA before Trump made him the head of it.  Mr. Pruitt now claims he wants to help American farmers and give them “regulatory certainty”? What sort of ‘regulatory certainty’ bans something in the home while letting it poison the farm and farmer? Low levels of any pesticide exposure can still be very harmful to children.

No chemical pesticide has ever been proven safe for people to breathe or eat. Organic farming uses no chemical pesticides. That’s why more and more people are waking up and eating it and avoiding chemically poisoned foods as best they can.

EPA Green Lights Banned Pesticide

Ariana Marisol, a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com, broke this story.  She graduated from Evergreen State College with an undergraduate degree focusing on Sustainable Design and Environmental Science. Keep up the good work, Adriana. Keep an eye on these clowns poisoning the world for profit.

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Monsanto EPA Collusion?

Is there Monsanto EPA collusion? Even before industry was invited to regulate itself by Donald Trump’s billionaire businessmen appointments, multi-national corporations have long enjoyed cozy relationships with American “regulators.” Monsanto, of course, is no exception. Everyone knows Monsanto and the FDA have enjoyed revolving-door relations for years, but recent discoveries now show possible collusion between between Monsanto and the EPA.

Related: Monsanto Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

Roundup / Glyophosate Cancer Link
Glyphosate – the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and other herbicides – is the most widely used agricultural chemical in the world. Testing shows a huge portion of the global population is contaminated with glyphosate, which several  organizations not aligned with Monsanto have termed “probably carcinogenic.”

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the “gold standard” in carcinogenicity research, glyphosate is a “probable human carcinogen.”

Monsanto knows Glyphosate-Cancer Linked

Research scientist Anthony Samsel has reported evidence shows Monsanto has known since 1981 that glyphosate promotes cancer.

Monsanto has insisted publicly that glyphosate is harmless to both environmental and human health. However, recent revelations are starting to show the chemical company’s carefully orchestrated plan to deceive the public. Newly uncovered evidence suggests the U.S. EPA has colluded with Monsanto to protect corporate interests. Monsanto and the EPA have manipulated and prevented key investigations into the glyphosate cancer link. It appears the EPA has used taxpayer money to help keep us in the dark about Roundup health risks, shield companies from liability, obstruct people’s ability to prove damages in Monsanto Lawsuits.

Environmental Protection Agency Accused of Colluding With Monsanto

After the IARC classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) also declared glyphosate a carcinogen, under Proposition 65. That means all products containing glyphosate must carry a cancer warning. Monsanto tried to overturn the OEHHA’s decision; however, Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Kapetan ruled against Monsanto.

non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer Link
More than 700 plaintiffs are now suing Monsanto for a glyphosate cancer link. All claim Roundup caused or contributed to their non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Some of the plaintiffs are dead from lymphoma. Some have lost sensation in their fingers and jaws due to nerve damage.

EPA / Monsanto Man Jess Rowland
Monsanto has defended Roundup’s safety in court. The company leans heavily on a 2016 EPA report that found glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic.” At that time, Jess Rowland was associate director of the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, Health Effects Division. Mr. Rowland was a key author of that report; his participation is especially troubling for Monsanto defenders.

Mr. Rowland was in charge of evaluating the cancer risk of Monsanto’s Roundup. He allegedly bragged to a company executive that he deserved a medal if he could kill another government agency’s investigation into Roundup’s key chemical, glyphosate.

Mr. Rowland made his boast in an April 2015 phone call, according to farmers and others who say they’ve been sickened by Roundup. After leaving his job as a manager in the EPA’s pesticide division last year, Jess Rowland will likelyh become a central figure in the more than 700 Monsanto lawsuits now filed in the U.S. All the Roundup lawsuits accuse Monsanto of failing to warn consumers and regulators that glyphosate-based herbicide can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Monsanto, EPA Cozy Relationships
“If I can kill this I should get a medal,” the EPA’s Mr. Rowland told a Monsanto regulatory affairs manager who recounted the conversation in an email to colleagues. That’s according to a court filing made public last month. Monsanto sought Mr. Rowland’s help in stopping an investigation of glyphosate by a separate office, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. That agency is part of the U.S. Health and Human Service Department.

Highly Suspicious Relationship
A federal judge overseeing the glyphosate litigation in San Francisco said last month that he’s inclined to order Mr. Rowland to submit to questioning by lawyers for the plaintiffs. They contend he had a “highly suspicious” relationship with Monsanto. Mr. Rowland oversaw a committee that found insufficient evidence to conclude glyphosate causes cancer. He quit last year shortly after his report was leaked to the press.

The EPA’s conclusion, which exonerates glyphosate and contradicts the IARC’s determination, met with so much criticism that a scientific advisory panel was recently convened to evaluate the EPA’s decision. According to some panel members, the EPA appears to have violated its own guidelines by discounting and downplaying data from studies linking glyphosate to cancer.

Glyphosate Causes Cancer, says EPA Scientist
Attorneys for people suing Monsanto also found email correspondence between EPA toxicologist Marion Copley and Mr. Rowland. Those emails suggested he may have colluded with Monsanto to falsely declare glyphosate non-carcinogenic. In one email, Ms. Copley cites evidence showing glyphosate is toxic to animals. She wrote: “It is essentially certain that glyphosate causes cancer.” She then accuses Mr. Rowland of playing “political conniving games with the science” to help Monsanto and other pesticide makers.

Monsanto EPA Collusion?

Court records also show that Mr. Rowland warned Monsanto of the IARC’s determination months before it was made public. That gave Monsanto time to plan its defense strategy and its ongoing disinformation campaign.

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Monsanto secretly attacks anti-GMO Activists, Court Documents show

The world is waking up to Monsanto. The biotech bully from Missouri was recently found guilty of crimes against humanity by the International Monsanto Tribunal at The Hague. Millions of thinking people now know just what this company represents and why. It recently came to light that the world’s most despised company has been colluding with the EPA to lie about the risks of glyphosate. Now Monsanto stands accused of another misdeed, and evidence backs up the charge. Monsanto secretly attacks anti-GMO Activists, court documents show.

Monsanto secretly attacks anti-GMO Activists, Court Documents show

Recently obtained court documents reveal that Monsanto has been secretly feeding money to “think tanks,” such as the infamous ‘Genetic Literacy Project.’ A lawsuit filed against Monsanto in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California has begun to spill the beans on the company.

The lawsuit petition charges that Monsanto quietly funnels money to “think tanks” such as the “Genetic Literacy Project” and the “American Council on Science and Health.” Such organizations are used by corporations like Monsanto in an attempt to influence (Read: bully) scientists and promote (mis)information flattering to Monsanto and other chemical companies.

Glyphosate a Probable Carcinogen
After the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced last year that glyphosate was a probable carcinogen, Monsanto has sought to discredit the agency. Monsanto has used proxies such as the so-called ‘American Council on Science and Health’ and the so-called ‘Genetic Literacy Project,’ to do the dirty work.

The American Council on Science and Health (tied to Monsanto through hidden means) recently published articles accusing the IARC of ignoring the “science” on glyphosate. Natural News reports that the Genetic Literacy Project, led by former Forbes.com writer/wife beater Jon Entine, has also published pieces calling for the IARC to be abolished. The phony ‘Project,’ an Astroturf organization, has even accused the US of “unwittingly funding” conspiracies against Monsanto. (“Conspiracy Theory” was first trotted out in a memo to staffers that CIA – Murder, Inc. – used to discredit anyone researching JFK’s murder in Dallas.)

These allegations against Monsanto are backed up by a string of emails submitted in court as evidence. Some of these exchanges involve Monsanto executives suggesting that their staff “ghost write” material on Monsanto products and then have some “independent scientists” sign their names to save on costs. One such exchange occurred between Monsanto’s William Heydens and his colleagues:

Mr. Heydens wrote: “A less expensive/more palatable approach might be to involve experts only for the areas of contention, epidemiology and possibly MOA (depending on what comes out of the IARC meeting), and we ghost-write the Exposure Tox & Genetox sections. An option would be to add Greim and Kier or Kirkland to have their names on the publication, but we would be keeping the cost down by us doing the writing and they would just edit & sign their names so to speak. Recall that is how we handled Williams Kroes & Munro, 2000.”

Besides the emails and evidence of Monsanto’s collusion with government agencies and “think tanks,” Monsanto also stands accused of hiring “trolls” to defend the company on the web and attack any Monsanto detractors. (Tall order, considering the number of people who hate Monsanto; but Monsanto can afford it.)

Monsanto’s ‘Let Nothing Go’ Program
Evidence presented in the pretrials of Monsanto court cases at the US District Court in San Francisco has shown that in its “Let Nothing Go” program, Monsanto hired bloggers who appeared to have no relation to the company. The people were hired to troll the internet in support of Monsanto. Fake bloggers (‘fake’ because they were paid and they hid their Monsanto ties) were hired to post positive comments about Monsanto and praise the wonders of its toxic chemicals and GMO crops.

Monsanto Facebook
The goal of the Let Nothing Go program was “to leave nothing, not even Facebook comments, unanswered…” Monsanto emails show the plan in court documents. The plaintiffs say Monsanto has, through this program, been targeting all forms of social media and other online materials. Even comments on social networks that merely mention the potential hazards of things like glyphosate or genetically modified crops have been targeted by Monsanto’s trolls, according to the petition.

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and other anti-GMO activists, have been particularly targeted by Monsanto attacks. Adams was also recently de-listed by Google in a stunning violation of his first amendment rights; so one can also now wonder about ties between Google and Monsanto. Mr. Adams has been a prime target of pro-GMO trolls: The so-called ‘Genetic Literacy Project’ and other corporate front groups have published hit pieces on Mr. Adams and other anti-GMO activists and Monsanto critics.

Monsanto secretly attacks anti-GMO Activists, Court Documents show

The evidence revealed in these court documents sheds bright light on just how Monsanto works to destroy its critics and destroy or control discourse on GMO’s.  Lie as they may, and collude as they must, Monsanto is still losing this battle, despite its profits. More and more people are waking up to the dawn of a new day, one with fewer pesticides spoiling our air, food, water, and public discourse. The truth will out, and out will go Monsanto.

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Monsanto, Roundup Face New Safety Doubts

Monsanto’s Roundup (glyphosate) weed killer took a hit March 13, 2017. On that day, a federal court unsealed documents that raise questions not only about Roundup’s safety, but also about Monsanto’s research practices.

Roundup Poison Everywhere

Roundup is used around the world on everything from corporate farm crops to home gardens. Roundup is Monsanto’s flagship product, the cornerstone of its whole operation. Science funded by Monsanto and other Ag-industry corporations has found Roundup to be relatively safe. Independent science, by contrast, including the World Health Organization, has found glyphosate to be likely carcinogenic. Monsanto consequently faces Roundup cancer lawsuits across the country.

Roundup Lymphoma Link
Independent research reviews have found that Roundup exposure increases the risk of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), hairy cell leukemia (HCL),  multiple myeloma, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Monsanto’s Damning Emails with Regulators
A federal case against Monsanto for Roundup has been filed in San Francisco. Court documents include Monsanto’s internal emails, as well as ethically troubling emails between Monsanto officials and federal regulators. The records suggest Monsanto had ghostwritten research later attributed to academics. A senior EPA official had worked to quash a review of Roundup’s main ingredient. A study on glyphosate was supposed to have been conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That study was never done. The documents also show internal E.P.A. disagreement over glyphosate safety assessments.

Judge Unseals Secret Monsanto Files
The files were unsealed by Judge Vince Chabria. He is presiding over a lawsuit brought by people who say they developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from glyphosate exposure. The litigation stems from a determination made in 2015 that glyphosate was a probable carcinogen. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a branch of the World Health Organization, cited research linking glyphosate to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Monsanto Insider with EPA
Court records show Monsanto was alerted to the damning determination months earlier by a deputy division director at the E.P.A., Jess Rowland. That EPA/Monsanto insider gave the biotech bully a head start to prepare a public relations assault on the finding before its publication. Monsanto executives’ internal emails said Mr. Rowland had promised to fight Department of Health and Human Services’ efforts to conduct independent review. He appears to have been successful.

EPA Official Works For Monsanto to Defend Glyphosate
Dan Jenkins, a Monsanto executive, wrote in a 2015 email that Mr. Rowland had told him, “If I can kill this [his agency’s review], I should get a medal.” Mr. Rowland should have gotten his Monsanto medal, because the review never happened. Mr. Jenkins noted in another email to a colleague that Mr. Rowland was planning to retire. The Monsanto man said Mr. Rowland “could be useful as we move forward with ongoing glyphosate defense.”

Glyphosate Unsafe on Any Plate
Glyphosate has never been proven safe by any objective review of the science. Several agencies, including the European Food Safety Agency and the E.P.A., have disagreed with the international cancer agency that plays down concerns of a cancer risk. Monsanto has always aggressively defended glyphosate through million-dollar PR campaigns, advertising money that also buys friendly copy, and political contributions. Monsanto has also leaned on its minions in the EPA (like Jess Rowland), the judiciary (like former Monsanto lawyer and Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas), in the White House (like former first lady and former lawyer for Monsanto, Hilary Clinton), and the House of Congress (2016 total to Democrats: $89,500; to Republicans: $267,000).

But the court records also reveal a level of debate within the E.P.A. The agency’s Office of Research and Development raised concerns about the robustness of an assessment carried out by the agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs. There, Jess Rowland was then a senior official. He had recommended in December 2015 that EPA take steps to “strengthen” its “human health assessment”on glyphosate.

Monsanto:  “Glyphosate is not a carcinogen”

Monsanto said in a statement: “Glyphosate is not a carcinogen.” The company added: “The allegation that glyphosate can cause cancer in humans is inconsistent with decades of comprehensive safety reviews by the leading regulatory authorities around the world. The plaintiffs have submitted isolated documents that are taken out of context.”

The New York Times reported that the E.P.A. had no immediate comment to the judge’s March 13 ruling. The paper said it could not immediately reach Mr. Rowland for comment.

Monsanto through Both Sides of Its Corporate Mouth
Monsanto also refuted suggestions that the disclosures the judge forced it to make highlighted concerns that the academic research it underwrites is compromised. The problem, of course, is that Monsanto always cites such vested-interest research to back up its Roundup pesticide-safety claims.

Monsanto Ghostwrites its own Research, Hides Authorship
In one email unsealed last month, Monsanto executive William Heydens told other Monsanto employees that they could ghostwrite research on glyphosate by hiring academics to put their names on papers that were actually written by Monsanto.

Mr. Heydens wrote: “We would be keeping the cost down by us doing the writing and they would just edit & sign their names so to speak.” He said the company had done so previously, citing a previous case.

When questioned about the exchange, Monsanto said in another statement that its “scientists did not ghostwrite the paper” referred to or previous work, adding that a paper that eventually appeared “underwent the journal’s rigorous peer review process before it was published.”

Roundup Cancer Link – Rat Study

We have also seen an instance where Monsanto hired its own friendly editor and then had him pull peer reviewed research paper pulled from publication, because it showed glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. That was the Giles Seralini rat study, in which rats developed hideous tumors that gave the lie to Monsanto’s proclamation of glyphosate safety.

Researcher denies Ghostwritten Work
David Kirkland, one of the scientists mentioned in the email, said in an interview, “I would not publish a document that had been written by someone else.” He added, “We had no interaction with Monsanto at all during the process of reviewing the data and writing the papers.”

Integrity of Academic Research Questioned
The disclosures are the latest to raise concerns about the integrity of academic research financed by agrochemical companies. A review by The New York Times in 2016 showed how the industry can manipulate academic research or misstate findings. Declarations of interest included in a Monsanto-financed paper on glyphosate that appeared in the journal Critical Reviews in Toxicology said panel members were recruited by a consulting firm. Email traffic made public shows Monsanto officials discussed and debated scientists who should be considered, and shaped the project.

Monsanto, Roundup Face New Safety Doubts

Most of Monsanto’s glyphosate research is highly questionable, given the many conflicts of interest that often come to light only after a lawsuit is filed,” said attorney David Matthews, whose law firm is handling Monsanto and Roundup cancer lawsuits.

Roundup Weedkiller Everywhere
In the last 20 years, Monsanto has genetically re-engineered corn, soybeans and cotton. Some 220 million pounds of glyphosate were used in 2015 in the United States.

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Scientists say Glyphosate Needs Safety Review

Scientific experts say Monsanto’s  glyphosate weedkiller chemical needs an urgent safety review. New evidence suggests the safety standards for glyphosate (Roundup) may be failing to protect the public and environment. Health experts just published that conclusion in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

Monsanto’s out-of-date Science
Current standards that assess glyphosate dangers are based on out-of-date science, say the researchers. That old “science” (also performed only by those with vested interest in its outcomes) may not be able to address the full complement of health hazards associated with pesticide exposure. The experts call for an urgent review of these outdated “standards.”

Monsanto has Us Covered
Glyphosate use has increased rapidly in the U.S. over the past twenty years. Today it is the most widely used weed-killer in the nation and the world. Global estimates suggest that in 2014 enough glyphosate was used to spray nearly 0.5 kg on every hectare of farmable land across the entire earth.

Glyphosate is used to kill off weeds (and, incidentally, bees, insects, and birds) before crops are planted. Then it is further used to control weed growth. Then it is also used to speed up the natural drying of seeds before harvest. Pesticide residues have been found in soybeans, wheat, barley, and many other crops and foods, the researchers say.

Peer Review Science Absent
Most of the science used to support the safety standards applied in the US was carried out more than 30 years ago. Relatively little of it was subject to peer review. Since then, more than 1500 glyphosate studies have been published, hundreds in just the past decade, many in peer-reviewed journals that set the standard for law.

The experts say, “It is incongruous that safety assessments of the most widely-used herbicide on the planet rely largely on fewer than 300 unpublished, non-peer reviewed studies while excluding the vast modern literature on glyphosate effects.”

Despite the rapid increase in glyphosate being sprayed everywhere, there is no systematic monitoring system for tracking levels in human tissue. Few studies have researched potential harm to humans.

Glyphosate Damage to Liver, Kidney, Eye, Cardio Systems
Recent animal studies, however, have suggested glyphosate at doses lower than those used to assess risk, may be linked to heightened risks of liver, kidney, eye, and cardiovascular system damage.

Monsanto avoids Public Scrutiny
Weed-killers which combine glyphosate with other ‘so-called inert ingredients,’ may be even more potent, say the experts. The problem is like the voting machine owners hiding behind “proprietary interests” to keep us from counting our votes. Monsanto and other ag businesses hide behind their own corporate shield. Monsanto and others argue that these pesticide mixtures are “commercially sensitive” and therefore need to be made unavailable to the public.  (Editorial comment alert: So, you see, you can’t know what is in your food or how it is made – that is for corporate eyes only, because some other corporation could steal the secret of poisoning the world, killing off bees birds, animals, humans, and also profit from the devastation.)

The researchers are far from alone in claiming that glyphosate is associated with a heightened risk of cancer and has the potential to disrupt hormone function. Monsanto, of course, begs to differ.

The researchers call for several sensible measures:

  • improved surveillance of the levels of glyphosate and its metabolites in people
  • the latest state of the art tests and technology to be applied to risk assessments of these chemicals and other combination weed-killers
  • further research to track occupational exposures in agricultural workers, manufacturers, and other vulnerable groups, such as pregnant women and their children
  • evaluations of commercial combination weed-killers containing glyphosate.

Scientists say Glyphosate Needs Safety Review

The researchers wrote: “After a review of all evaluations, we conclude that the current safety standards are outdated and may fail to protect public health and the environment.” (BMJ)

Journal Reference:

Laura N Vandenberg, Bruce Blumberg, Michael N Antoniou, Charles M Benbrook, Lynn Carroll, Theo Colborn, Lorne G Everett, Michael Hansen, Philip J Landrigan, Bruce P Lanphear, Robin Mesnage, Frederick S vom Saal, Wade V Welshons, John Peterson Myers. Is it time to reassess current safety standards for glyphosate-based herbicides? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2017; jech-2016-208463 DOI: 10.1136/jech-2016-208463

BMJ. “Weedkiller chemical (glyphosate) safety standards need urgent review: Emerging evidence suggests they may be failing to protect public/environmental health.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 March 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170323125427.htm>.

Top Ten GMO Foods to Avoid

1. Corn – as much as 80% of the corn produced in the US is GMO.

2. Soy – Monsanto has about 90 percent of the soy market. In 2006, some 96.7 million pounds of glyphosate was sprayed on soybeans alone.

3. Sugar – According to NaturalNews, genetically-modified sugar beets were introduced to the U.S. market in 2009. Like others, they’ve been modified by Monsanto to resist herbicides.

4. Aspartame – Aspartame is a toxic additive used in numerous food products, and should be avoided for numerous reasons, including the fact that it is created with genetically modified bacteria.

5. Papayas – Bad surprise for tropical-fruit lovers. GMO papayas have been grown in Hawaii since 1999. They can’t be sold to countries in the European Union, but US regulators can’t wait for you to buy and eat them.

6. Canola – Canola is a great con. It is one of the most chemically altered foods in the U.S.

7. Cotton – More sprayed with pesticides than any other product in the U.S. Buy organic cotton if you can.

8. Dairy – Dairy products may contain growth hormones. As many as 20% of all dairy cows in the US are pumped with these harmful hormones. Monasnto’s health-hazardous rBGH has been banned in 27 countries, but US regulators give the company a free pass.

9. and 10. – Zucchini and Yellow Squash are often genetically modified.

The FDA simply gave Monsanto and other biotech bullies free reign to unleash these GMOs on us. Monsanto claims they’re safe. Independent labs and smart consumers beg to differ.

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Monsanto Hid Roundup Cancer Evidence

Recent Monsanto studies wrestled from the EPA show Monsanto hid Roundup Cancer evidence. It’s another blow to Monsanto, which has been struggling to discredit the World Health Organization. In March 2015, the WHO classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen.” Glyphosate is known as the “active” ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup (as if all the others were irrelevant). That bad news for Monsanto unleashed a firestorm of protest pushed by Monsanto minions in the mainstream press. This latest cancer-link revelation adds to evidence that Roundup causes cancer and ought to be banned.

More Evidence against Monsanto, Glyphosate
Monsanto and its friends in government (FDA, USDA EPA, Congress, etc.) and other high places have flooded the “news” with the usual wearisome attacks on Science and Truth. Monsanto has claimed the WHO is out of step with science. The latest problem for Monsanto’s attacks on WHO comes from a new paper in a glyphosate series authored by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff. The two show Monsanto is flat wrong, that glyphosate is cancerous, that Roundup is disastrous. Dr. Samsel and Dr. Seneff show Monsanto’s own studies revealed clear links between glyphosate and cancer 30 years ago.

Glyphosate Pathways to Modern Diseases – via FOIA
The paper is titled, “Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases IV: cancer and related pathologies.”  Its authors use the data from Monsanto’s own studies, which, for inexplicable reasons, had been sealed by the EPA. Dr. Samsel’s freedom of information requests finally brought them to light. Those files are a bombshell. They show glyphosate fed to rats produced tumors and cancers throughout their organs and glands.

Cancer Increases with Monsanto’s Success
Many types of cancers – thyroid, liver, bladder, pancreatic, kidney, myeloid leukemia, etc. – have risen among Americans in proportion with increased exposure to glyphosate. Glyphosate poisoning of the food crops and environment has exploded since the mid-1990s. Glyphosate has fattened Monsanto’s bank accounts as it has fattened and sickened Americans.

GMO Corn, Soy, Canola
Putting pesticides into genetically modified (GM) Roundup Ready corn, soy and canola in the US meant Americans began eating large amounts of poison for the first time in history. It was the first time so-called “herbicide” was sprayed directly on conventional crops.

Herbicide Pesticide

Monsanto calls Roundup an “herbicide.”  Roundup’s label claims that it targets an enzyme found only in plants but not in people or animals. This claim is a bald-faced lie. The very same enzyme that Roundup attacks in plants is also found in people and pets. This is why Roundup destroys human gut flora and triggers a litany of health problems. Monsanto is being sued in the state of California for false advertising in peddling this lie.

Superweeds
The heavy use of glyphosate on GM crops has caused weeds to wildly evolve. “Superweeds” are now everywhere, taking over fields. Monsanto’s answer,  of course, has been to spray more and more poison. This “solution” only exacerbates all the superweed problems, which in turn deepens the poisoning of our food supply, soil, ground water, and our public discourse, controlled as so much of it is by Monsanto money that neuters the mainstream media.

Farmers also began to use glyphosate as a drying and ripening agent just before harvesting wheat, sugarcane, peas, beans, lentils, and many other crops, greatly adding to the toxic burden on the food, soil, and themselves. Many farmers are filing Monsanto lawsuits which allege that Roundup exposure has caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma,  Hairy Cell Leukemia, or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

250 Studies show Glyphosate Dangers
Citing almost 250 studies, Dr. Samsel and Dr. Seneff explain the biochemistry that shows exactly how glyphosate can trigger the rise in cancers. Glyphosate makes all-important trace minerals like manganese unavailable. The herbicide poison cuts off key metabolic pathways that rely on the (previously) absorbable minerals to function. Glyphosate is also an ill-advised antibiotic. It kills off beneficial gut bacteria like lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. Monsanto has been sued for lying about this problem. The body needs these and other bacterial casualties of glyphosate in order to produce other key components for many complex reactions. Glyphosate also damages the mitochondria. Glyphosate also derails the delicate balance of the hormonal systems.

Connecting the Glyphosate Cancer Dots
As the study authors connect the many glyphosate cancer dots, they also demonstrate how the same disruptions are likely contributing to a whole host of other diseases. Glyphosate is also likely linked with autism, diabetes, kidney disease, fatty liver disease. These and other maladies are highlighted in the previous three papers in this series by Dr. Samsel and Dr. Seneff. A videotaped interview of Dr. Seneff shows the links between glyphosate and more than a dozen diseases. A second interview discussing the second paper in the series focuses on gluten sensitivity and kidney failure as outcomes of glyphosate exposure.

Monsanto Manipulates the Low Dose Card for Hormone Disruption
In the current cancer paper, the doctor authors explain at least two ways Monsanto tries to explain away the serious health issues suffered by unfortunate laboratory animals. First, Monsanto simply ignores the low dose effects. It is well known that a certain class of chemicals called endocrine disruptors have an inexplicable counter-intuitive property. Their greatest damage to the hormonal system comes in tiny doses. In point of fact, as these chemicals increase, the hormonal effects decrease. Monsanto disingenuously tries to confuse this issue.

‘The Dose Makes the Poison’ – another Lie
In Monsanto’s studies, it was often the low dose of glyphosate that had the biggest impact on the gland, organ, or tumor prevalence. Therefore, Monsanto decided to hide behind the false concept that “The dose makes the poison.” Monsanto researchers flatly ignored findings where a lower dose had a larger effect than a higher one. Some chemical industry shills may defend Monsanto by claiming low dose endocrine effects were not understood in the 1970s and 80s. Many of these findings were first reported then, but that defense won’t wash. The low dose endocrine disruption effect has now been widely known for nearly 15 years.

The low dose endocrine disruption has been well understood by every member of the scientific community who doesn’t work for companies like Monsanto. Sadly, stupidly, unconscionably – the dose fallacy is also conveniently ignored by government regulators who are often shameless Monsanto shills or former employees. The government stooges don’t require Monsanto and similar chemical poisoning companies to even test for this effect. They may fear that doing so could mark them as “activists.” That could keep them from going back through the revolving door and working for Monsanto or some other chemical industry giant. The U.S. EPA and Europe’s EFSA let chemicals like glyphosate onto the market without evaluating whether they are fouling our sex hormones, thyroid hormones, or any of the other vital hormones we need for good health.

Low Dose Worse than High Dose, so Monsanto no Longer Compares
Once Monsanto scientists, lawyers, and executives saw the low dose effects of glyphosate (Roundup) on tortured lab animals, they simply stopped testing the low dosage in subsequent trials.

Monsanto’s Improper Testing – No Control Groups
Another research ploy from Monsanto has been to avoid using a control group altogether. With no control group, there is simply no way to assess anything meaningful about the pesticide at hand. Monsanto has instead used something absurd called “historical controls.” This is an unscientific method Monsanto has used to pretend one can ignore even serious evidence of harm.

Real Science, Monsanto Science
Real science says you design an experiment to compare an experimental group with a control group under the same conditions. A legitimate scientist, for example, raises rats on the same food, same water, same environmental conditions, and even selects the same type of rat for both groups. In this manner, one can isolate the variable one wants to test. Monsanto, however, only varied the amount of glyphosate it fed the rats. The controls got zero, and various experimental groups got one of several dosage levels.

Monsanto Hid Roundup Cancer Evidence

According to the Samsel/Seneff paper, the animals who received the doses of glyphosate had a far greater number of lymph node and thyroid cancerous tumors than the controls. The results were clearly statistically significant.

In an effort to make these damaging findings vanish, Monsanto directed its research staff to cherry pick other, totally unrelated animal studies. The goal was to find cases where the control groups also had a high level of cancers (or other disorders). Then they claimed that because some other group of rats in a lab – with completely different conditions and diets – showed a similar number of problems as the group of animals fed glyphosate, one could simply ignore the findings altogether.

Junk Science = Monsanto Science
Real scientists condemn this Monsanto practice as illegitimate. Many studies have shown controls subject to contaminated diets or other environmental conditions that make their maladies far from normal. It mocks the scientific method to perform an experiment which demands careful attention to keeping the conditions the same for the experimental group and the controls, if one simply throws out the results by finding rats in other studies with which to compare results.

All Test Groups Poisoned with GMOs, Metals, Toxins
A study by Robin Mesnage entitled “Laboratory Rodent Diets Contain Toxic Levels of Environmental Contaminants: Implications for Regulatory Tests” discovered that the normal diets of lab animals, both control and experimental, are contaminated with GMOs, glyphosate, heavy metals, and other toxins. All the animal studies being conducted are potentially and even likely biased, as a result. How does one test GMOs and glyphosate contamination against GMOs and glyphosate contamination?

Ah, Science, we hardly knew ya’ before Monsanto blew your brains out.

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