Monsanto, U.S. Regulators Poison World

Two new reportsrats show how chemical companies like Monsanto and U.S. regulators poison the world. On March 17, 2017, Alternet detailed the reports which prove once for all that growing food with poisons is a very bad idea. (Who’d have thunk it? Only anybody who doesn’t work for Monsanto, and anybody capable of thinking.) There’s good reason why most of the civilized world outside the U.S. fights Monsanto to keep the company from further poisoning the world’s food supply and people.

Monsanto’s cozy Relationship with Regulators

Writer Katherine Paul has detailed how two new reports just published add to the already huge body of convincing evidence — from more than 50 years of research —  that pesticides and other toxic chemicals used in agriculture are poisoning us all.

Both reports issue scathing indictments of the cozy relationships between U.S. and global regulatory systems and chemical companies. Together they work to hide the truth in order to increase industry profits at the expense of our health and Mother Earth (one and the same).

Pollution, Pesticides Killing Children
The World Health Organization report focused on a range of environmental risks. It found the cost of a polluted, pesticided environment leads to the deaths of some 1.7 million children each year.

A Myth that Kills
The Special Rapporteur on the right to food presented a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The report focused on agricultural chemicals. That report states unequivocally that Monsanto’s story line about feeding the world by using pesticides is completely false. Monsanto is not feeding the world nutritious food, despite all the company’s shameless propaganda; and the need for pesticides is a myth that kills.

Both reports made headlines in a handful of mainstream outlets like the Washington Post and the Guardian, but far more exposure is needed for people to wake up to to prevent their own undoing.

Silent Spring
In the early 1960’s, Rachel Carson eloquently outlined the insanity of poisoning our environment in her book Silent Spring. But since that time, U.S. regulators bought and paid for by Monsanto and other biotech bullies have paid little heed to that insanity. We seldom follow the reasonable, precautionary principle when it comes to allowing poisons to be unleashed on us all.

More Poisons assured as Trump guts EPA
President Trump now wants to gut the EPA and further “deregulate” our protections from corporate insanity, greed, cruelty, stupidity. The most corporate-friendly administration in history is doing everything possible to dismantle what little remains of the U.S. government’s power to stop the runaway poisoning of our land, food, water, air, wildlife.

The Environment Card

Calling the world we live in our “environment” is misleading. The environment is not separate from us. It IS us, where we live. We swim in it from cradle to grave, like fish in a tank. Our very lives depend on it; but life is cheap in this political climate. Those with money or working for Monsanto apparently think they breathe different air than the rest of us, drink different water, eat different food. They are partly right, (if the reports we hear of Monsanto’s HQ serving only organic food are right), but in the larger sense they are not right at all. Nobody can entirely escape the poisoned world, the “environment,” anymore than we can.

EPA Captured by Industry
While Trump is working to gut the EPA with a $2.6 billion budget cut, it is instructive to note that even before the combover king decided to de-fang the agency, it was already captured and compromised by industry. E. G. Vallianatos worked for the EPA for 25 years, then wrote a book called Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA.

Mr. Vallianatos wrote:

“It is simply not possible to understand why the EPA behaves the way it does without appreciating the enormous power of American’s industrial farmers and their allies in the chemical pesticide industries, which currently do about $40 billion per in year business. For decades, industry lobbyists have preached the gospel of unregulated capitalism, and Americans have bought it. Today, it seems the entire government is at the service of the private interests of America’s corporate class.”

That was written in 2014. Now it is much worse. Though public opinion has shifted against poisoning our food with toxic chemicals, U.S. public health and safety officials appear more determined than ever to uphold the “rights” of corporations to poison us all, and everything else they can.

‘UN experts denounce “myth” pesticides are necessary to feed the world’
That Guardian story headline on the report delivered this week to the UN Human Rights Council nicely summed up the mess Monsanto and others have made of our food supply. The Guardian said:

“A new report, being presented to the UN human rights council on Wednesday, is severely critical of the global corporations that manufacture pesticides, accusing them of the ‘systematic denial of harms,’ ‘aggressive, unethical marketing tactics’ and heavy lobbying of governments which has ‘obstructed reforms and paralysed global pesticide restrictions.’”

Pesticides’ Catastrophic Effects

The report says pesticides have “catastrophic impacts on the environment, human health and society as a whole,” including an estimated 200,000 deaths a year from acute poisoning. Its authors said: “It is time to create a global process to transition toward safer and healthier food and agricultural production.”

The UN report was written by Hilal Elver, special rapporteur on the right to food, and Baskut Tuncak, special rapporteur on “toxics.” The report stated that chronic exposure to pesticides has been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases, hormone disruption, developmental disorders, sterility. Populations most at risk include farmers, agricultural workers, others living near plantations, indigenous communities, pregnant women, and especially children, who require special protections which they seldom get from U.S. regulators.

The Crop Protection Association, a lobbying group representing the $50-billion agri-chemical industry, fired back at the report with its standard propaganda, false on its face, that pesticides “play a key role in ensuring we have access to a healthy, safe, affordable and reliable food supply.”

The Myth that Pesticides are useful and necessary

Mr. Elver told the Guardian:

“ It (the need for pesticides) is a myth. Using more pesticides is nothing to do with getting rid of hunger. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), we are able to feed 9 billion people today. Production is definitely increasing, but the problem is poverty, inequality and distribution.

Monsanto, U.S. Regulators Poison World

Sustainable Pulse (SP) also reported on the story. SP noted that the report warns that some pesticides can persist in the environment for decades. It remains to be seen whether the rest of us will last for decades given the extent of Monsanto’s poisoning of our bodies, minds, and politics.

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Glyphosate makes Cancer List, says Court

Glyphosate makes Roundupthe Cancer List, said a California state judge March 13, 2017. Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Culver Kapetan rejected a Monsanto lawsuit which claimed a state agency has no authority to list glyphosate – from Roundup – on a list of cancer-causing chemicals.

Related:  Roundup Cancer Lawsuits

The judge rejected all of Monsanto’s claims. Lawyers for the biotech giant from Missouri had alleged that the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment violated the state’s Constitution by acknowledging that the International Agency for Research on Cancer listed glysophate as a probable human carcinogen. Several environmental groups sided with California, while several chemical agriculture industry front groups funded by Monsanto backed Monsanto.

Glyphosate makes Cancer List, says Judge

Judge Kapetan cited the California Supreme Court’s 1968 decision in Kugler v. Yocum. The judge in that case ruled that a proposed ordinance which would have required one city to match another’s minimum wage for firefighters was not an unconstitutional delegation of its authority.

Judge Kapetan said, “Likewise, in the present case, the … listing mechanism does not constitute an unconstitutional delegation of authority to an outside agency, since the voters and the Legislature have established the basic legislative scheme and made the fundamental policy decision with regard to listing possible carcinogens under Proposition 65, and then allowed the IARC to make the highly technical fact-finding decisions with regard to which specific chemicals would be added to the list.”

Proposition 65 snares Monsanto & Glyphosate
Proposition 65, a state Monsanto eats GMO Studiessafety initiative approved in 1986, requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive damage. Monsanto fears that listing glyphosate as carcinogenic will give away the company’s whole game of poisoning the entire world under the guise of feeding it.  Just ask Seralini’s rats how fed GMO corn poisoned with glyphosate worked for them. Besides causing cancer, Roundup with glyphosate has been linked to kidney and liver damage, and more.

Monsanto loses Quasi-Legislative Act Argument
Monsanto had also alleged that California’s listing mechanism violates due process clauses of both the state and federal constitutions, because Monsanto’s property interest in the Roundup trademark and its reputation will be damaged if glyphosate is listed. Judge Kapetan again disagreed, ruling that the state office’s decision is not subject to due process claims because it’s a quasi-legislative act.

Monsanto argues Free Speech Violation
The judge also denied Monsanto’s claim that listing glyphosate as carcinogenic would violate the company’s right to free speech under the state and federal constitutions. In this failed argument, Monsanto lawyers claimed that a cancer listing would force Monsanto to include a warning label regarding the possible cancerous effects of glyphosate. (Imagine that – a cancer warning on a probable carcinogen.) Monsanto claimed that such a warning would be “false and misleading,” and would not advance any legitimate or substantial government interest. (In this argument, a citizen’s right to avoid carcinogens is, of course,  mute.)

Judge Kapetan agreed with the state office that Monsanto’s First Amendment claim is not ripe for adjudication because the mere listing of glyphosate does not require Monsanto to provide a warning.  Indeed, even with a carcinogenic listing for glyphosate, Monsanto may never be required to give such a warning. (Did you expect any of this to make sense?)

Monsanto gets an Out

The judge also noted that the hazard assessment office has the discretion to determine that glyphosate poses no significant risk of causing cancer even if glyphosate is placed on the Proposition 65 list.

Monsanto spokesman Cole Waggoner argued that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the European Food Safety Authority and the State of California have determined that glyphosate does not cause cancer.

Said Mr. Waggoner: “The agency’s flawed and baseless proposal to list glyphosate under Proposition 65 not only contradicts California’s own scientific assessment, but it also violates the California and U.S. Constitutions. We disagree with the court’s ruling, and we will continue to fight the decision on the basis of sound science and the law.”

Environmentalists and others opposed to glyphosate and Monsanto’s entire chemical poisoning business model point out that all those entities Mr. Waggoner lists are compromised by Monsanto and the biotech industry. Money is, as everyone knows, a highly corrupting influence that can make black appear white and evil good, just so long as somebody is willing to pay the freight to turn truth on its head.

Glyphosate makes Cancer List, says Court

The case is Monsanto Co. v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment et al., case number 16 CE CG 00183, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Fresno.

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FDA must stop Banning Supplements

FDA must stop warning-fda-drugbanning our supplements. The agency needs to step aside and let adults make their own choices. It isn’t doing us any favors by banning treatments we want, or making them difficult or impossible to obtain.

FDA Death Tolls

The FDA admits to helping kill 100,000 people per year with dangerous prescription drugs the agency approved. Others estimate the death toll yearly as much higher, with chemo killing some 50% of the people who take it.

The FDA routinely licenses drugs that kill thousands of people, and at the same time the agency works to ban or make it difficult or impossible to obtain valuable treatments that many people want, such as GcMAF or Intravenous vitamin C. In a free country, people are allowed to make their own health choices about their food and medicine. In our dis-United States, the FDA decides, after taking orders from its Big Pharma paymasters.

Please read george-carlinWhen Healing Becomes a Crime,” the amazing and tragic story of Harry Hoxsey, if you think Americans have any real choice of their own when it comes to cancer treatments. The insurance companies work hand in fist with the FDA and pharmaceutical companies to limit the treatments insurance will cover. “Alternative treatments” – and make no mistake, chemotherapy IS just ONE “alternative treatment,” as much as any other treatment option – are outlawed or banned and/or never paid for by insurance. Insurance companies will pay only for those treatments approved by the multi-billion-dollar cancer industry, which primarily means chemotherapy, which fails or kills an astonishing 97% of its victims. This woeful (even criminal) statistic is not a “conspiracy” or a “theory” of any kind. It is a solid, incontrovertible FACT, and it is merely a blinding glimpse of the obvious. This is not how things are supposed to work in a free country. If you were successful 3% of the time at your job, would you still have that job?  If we spent hundreds of billions of dollars to educate you, and then you were still unsuccessful 97% of the time, would you still have a job? You might, if you were running a chemotherapy cancer center.

Get Drug Makers out of the FDA
By licensing drugs that kill, and denying Americans access to effective, inexpensive treatments that work, NoFDA.se estimates the FDA kills some 800,000 US citizens a year.

Drain the Swamp?
Founded in 1930, FDA employs 6,000 people. Its largest of 40 Washington offices is located at White Oak, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993. If President Trump is at all serious about “draining the swamp” as he promised, the FDA is a good place to start. The CDC would be a good place to continue the draining.

FDA directors are typically former pharmaceutical company lawyers or executives. A revolving door allows drug industry insiders to move back and forth between employment with Big Pharma corporations (like Merck and Pfizer) and the FDA. This agency is supposed to be the regulatory industry for the very drug makers they end up simply promoting and protecting, whether by approving the latest dangerous or unnecessary drugs, or the latest dubious vaccines – such as the so-called shingles vaccine and the ill-fated Gardasil vaccine.

The revolving employment door lets Big Pharma control its own licensing. This is why Merck’s Vioxx, for example, killed an estimated 500,000 Americans, and why Avandia killed some 83,000 before the FDA re-licensed it to continue killing in February 2010. Opiods have killed at least 194,000. Chemotherapy, meanwhile, continues to be the reigning King of failed cancer treatments. This radiation poisoning and burning “therapy” has horrifically maimed and killed some 9 million human beings since the year 2,000. Though it fails an astonishing 97 percent of the time, it remains the go-to treatment for the medical mafia that runs the country. This colossal failure of a shell game couldn’t continue without steady help from the FDA and most of the mainstream media. No-nothing anchor heads shamelessly continue to promote dangerous drugs, medical devices, and failed cancer treatments.

FDA promotes Big Pharma “Cures”
The FDA is entrusted with protecting the lives of US citizens. What the agency does instead, first and foremost, is protect the obscene profit margins of multi-national drug companies that sell Americans dubious or unnecessary drugs at wildly inflated prices. The FDA is nothing short of a serial abuser in this rancid arrangement.

FDA Corruption

Search “FDA corrupt” into any search engine (but beware of censorship from Google, which has just delisted NaturalNews.com’s 140,000 pages. Natural News tended to attack the Big Pharma agenda, and blow the whistle on the whole shadowy, incestuous regulatory-industry scheme.  Search “FDA corrupt” and you will see a sad mountain of examples of FDA corruption and abuse of public trust.

There is no question the FDA is acting criminally. Psychopaths have lurked (Dr. Julie Gerberding) and must still lurk among its directors. Psychically healthy people cannot injure or kill others without remorse.

The FDA as Murder Incorporated – Chemo Kills
The FDA has concealed, or banned, a dozen inexpensive, natural but successful treatments for cancer. None has side effects. they are listed at chemokills.info. The agency’s aim is simply to drive people into the poison of chemotherapy, which costs $60,000 a round. Chemo makes Big Pharma $200 Billion a year in revenue. According to the Journal of Clinical Oncology, who studied 15,000 patients, chemo is successful in just 2.3% of cases.

FDA bans, steals GcMAF
The FDA has concealed a promising cancer treatment – GcMAF – from the public for 25 years. This amazing substance, created from the human body’s own immune system material, has been researched by at least 300 scientists. Some 150 scientific papers have been written of its wonders. More than 11,000 patients are on it now. It has no side effects. It represents 1% of the cost of chemotherapy. Studies have shown it can save some 60% of the cancer victims who use it. The FDA has now closed down the supply on both sides of the Atlantic, using their surrogate, the MHRA, in England. See www.mhracorrupt.st. Some doctors who have used it have had their offices raided and have then turned up dead – Jeffrey Bradstreet, to name one. Coincidence? Follow the money. Could a $200 billion dollar industry disappear without a fight?

FDA as Gestapo for Big Pharma Profits
The FDA has taken control of supplements, attempting to ban them when possible. Everyone who has studied the subject knows that minerals and nutrients can do far more good for human health than drugs. Consequently, in 2011, FDA deliberately misinterpreted the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) with a draft guidance aimed at crippling, or eliminating the supplement industry. They raided Dr. Jonathan Wright’s clinic (in Kent, Seattle) and other clinics at gunpoint, to make sure the industry complied.

This is not the way things are supposed to work in a democracy, in a free country.

FDA must stop Banning Supplements

The FDA are the largest of hundreds of bodies in the 2.9 billion dollar Big Pharma lobbying system. The FDA is controlled by Big Pharma with former or soon-to-be Big Pharma employees stepping back through the revolving door. The FDA does Big Pharma’s bidding. It spreads disinformation to keep their profits at the hundreds of billion dollar level, just as the CDC spreads disinformation for Big Pharma and the vaccine industry. Say what you will about vaccination, it is not as safe as advertised; all objections to mercury and other toxic adjuvants are swept under the table or attacked by Big Pharma shills that control mainstream media discourse.

The FDA’s criminal activities make it a far more effective killing machine than the US Army.

Dead Doctors don’t Lie

Starting withbradstreet-rfk-jr Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, and including Dr. Nicholas Gonzales (heart attacked), more than four dozen doctors who were successful without using drugs or chemotherapy, have been found dead in the last year or so. These healthcare practitioners all had one thing in common: they were all a threat to drug industry  and chemo “therapy” profits. Many were killed within a week of an FDA raid. Coincidence? It is all coincidence if you read the endless reams of disinformation and fake news that dominate the mainstream media and the web. We can give you 200 billion reasons why it won’t all wash away as coincidence. It won’t wash away as easily as Dr. Bradstreet’s body after he allegedly shot himself and then jumped into a river, just days after having seen his autistic son graduate from high school.

Money doesn’t talk.  It screams

John Lennon famously said, “Money doesn’t talk, it screams.” Money has never screamed louder than it does now, when anyone threatens a multi-billion dollar industry. Just ask Mike Adams at Natural News. If Mr. Adams was such a no-nothing person as all of his detractors now claim (while he is unable to defend himself, having been virtually banned by Google), then why did the censorship giant find it necessary to disappear him and his 140,000 pages from the web?  If Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet was such a “controversial” quack as to be completely unsuccessful in treating everything from cancer to autism – as the New York Times (fake left) and the Wall Street Journal (fake right) would have us believe – then why was it necessary to murder him? For there is no question but that Dr. Bradstreet was murdered.

Down the Rabbit Hole
Go down the rabbit hole yourself and find out what is really going on in this world. But beware of false prophets (or profits), and the countless paths of disinformation which now dominate any serious discussion that regards our health.

The devil comes in many disguises. That quietest voice is God’s own, is our own, and that is the voice of truth. We had better hear that one. We had all better hear that one, before it is too late for this civilization.

God helps us all to the light and the truth. Amen.

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De Niro, Kennedy challenge Vaccine Safety

Roberts De Niro de-niroand Kennedy, Jr. have challenged vaccine safety pronouncements. They have challenged the world’s entire vaccine paradigm. The two have offered a $100,000 reward for anyone who can prove vaccines are as safe and effective as they are advertised by vaccine makers and their not-so-silent partners at the Centers for Disease Control. For so many years, vaccine makers and the CDC have trumpeted the wonders of vaccines for the herd, while cruelly ignoring the many thousands of deaths and injuries that have resulted from vaccination.

Vaccine Questioners Attacked
Anyone who has questioned the safety of vaccines over the years has been roundly attacked as an anti-vaxxer in every mainstream media outlet in the United States. Each of these outlets has taken millions of dollars of advertising money from vaccine makers. That includes all the outlets with which most of us are familiar – whether Democratic mouthpieces like MSNBC and the New York Times, or Republican cheerleaders like Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, and everything in between.

Press Conference announces Safety Challenge
Into the breach has stepped Robert De Niro and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 15, to hold a press conference about vaccine safety.

The two want to see proof that vaccines are safe. They have teamed up to offer $100,000 to anyone who can provide such safety information.

De Niro participated in a panel discussion which challenged the prevailing wisdom that vaccination has no connection to autism, and that mercury in immunizations is especially harmful to the developing brains of children.

Related: Vaccine Fraud at CDC: film Vaxxed: “It’s ‘something people should see.”

Government defies all Logic and Common Sense
“On one hand, the government is telling pregnant women which mercury-laced fish to avoid so that they don’t harm their fetuses, and on the other, the CDC supports injecting mercury-containing vaccines into pregnant women, infants and children,” Mr. Kennedy said at the joint press conference Feb. 15. “This defies all logic and common sense.”

“Shots have caused Autism Epidemic”
The son of former kennedy-jrNew York Senator Robert F. Kennedy – a civil rights hero whose murder was disgracefully covered up by the Los Angeles police department and others – Robert Jr. insisted that journalists and the government have been colluding to cover up the truth about vaccine safety and that the “shots have caused the autism epidemic.”

Mr. De Niro and his African-American wife have an autistic son. CDC scientist turned whistleblower William Thompson, featured in the film Vaxxed, has revealed that he and his CDC colleagues destroyed documents which proved that taking the MMR vaccine raises the risk of autism for black boy babies. Both Mr. De Niro and Mr. Kennedy called out the use of thimerosal, which is a mercury-based preservative.

$100,000 Cash Challenge
The pair’s $100,000 cash challenge is offered through Mr. Kennedy’s World Mercury Project for anyone “who can find a peer-reviewed scientific study demonstrating that thimerosal is safe in the amounts contained in vaccines currently being administered to American children and pregnant women.”

A 1999 FDA study alleged that thimerosal used as a vaccine preservative posed no harm except for what the agency termed “hypersensitivity.” Pity if your child were “hypersensitive” and failed to tolerate the mercury. Rep. Dan Burton asked CDC representatives point blank if the agency had ever studied the safety of mercury in vaccines. The answer was, “No.”

The FDA phased the preservative out of many vaccines for children and it hasn’t been used since 2001, with the exception of an inactivated flu vaccine, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

De Niro, Kennedy challenge Vaccine Safety

In 2016, De Niro pulled the movie Vaxxed from the Tribeca Film Festival lineup after receiving an avalanche of protests to not let people see the movie. He later appeared on the Today show and spoke about the film.

“I think the movie is something that people should see,” Mr. De Niro said. “There’s a lot of information about things that are happening with the CDC, the pharmaceutical companies, there’s a lot of things that are not said. I, as a parent of a child who has autism, I’m concerned. And I want to know the truth. I’m not anti-vaccine. I want safe vaccines.”

Today Show parrots Mainstream Line

When Today host Willie Geist predictably parroted the party line for his corporate masters, claiming that there is lots of scientific evidence to prove vaccines don’t cause autism, Mr. De Niro replied that “It’s not that simple, and that he thinks everyone should see the movie Vaxxed and decide for themselves.

Imagine that. An American who recommends people see something for themselves and decide for themselves what the truth is. No wonder the powers that control the information and nearly every narrative want him dismissed entirely.

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Talc causes Ovarian Cancer, says Expert

An expert witness Talc Powder Lawsuitfor the plaintiff testified Feb. 15, 2016 that talc causes ovarian cancer. Washington University’s Dr. Graham Colditz was on the witness stand all day at the fourth Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cancer trial in St. Louis.

Dr. Colditz discussed the body of epidemiological research comparing the cancer rates of talc and non-talc users. The plaintiff is Nora Daniels, a longtime talcum powder user who blames Johnson & Johnson talc for the cancerous tumor she developed and had removed in 2013.

Defense lawyers for J&J objected almost continuously all day as Dr. Colditz testified in regard to studies that found a higher likelihood of ovarian cancer in talc users, and medical agencies that have red flagged talc as a risk.

Talc causes Ovarian Cancer
“What opinion are you here to give today to this jury?” Ms. Daniels’ lawyer asked. Dr. Colditz responded: “At the bottom line, that talc causes ovarian cancer, based on the review of all the evidence.”

Dr. Colditz’ own epidemiology group at Washington University in St. Louis and the Siteman Cancer Center added talc to a website they run which allows people to assess their personal risk levels for certain diseases. He said they did so based on an accumulation of studies.

Misclassification of Talc
The plaintiff’s expert also showed the Nurses’ Health Study, which asked tens of thousands of RNs one question about talc use in 1982, then never mentioned it again in later data collections. Since the data were not accurately and cleanly traced over time, said Dr. Colditz, it was natural that the effect shown by the 1982 data would decay over time due to a known phenomenon in epidemiology called misclassification.

Over time, talc users could have stopped using, and nonusers could have started, but they would remain classified as they were in 1982 for lack of follow-up. However, the study researchers did continue to count the number of cancers contracted in the entire pool over the decades. Therefore, Colditz testified, the baseline cancer rates of users and nonusers would come to appear closer than they actually are over time as more and more people jumped classifications.

Direct examination also showed a July 12, 2006 letter from J&J’s supplier, Imerys Talc America – then known as Luzenac and owned by Rio Tinto – to Mark Ellis, president of the Industrial Minerals Association, in Washington, D.C. The letter revealed that Luzenac decided to abandon funding its own study, which had been set up by a scientific researcher at Crowell & Moring.

This study proposal was first brought to Luzenac’s attention in early 2005 primarily due to the diligent efforts of Bob Glenn,” a Luzenac employee wrote to Ellis. “Luzenac has engaged the consulting services of Bob (through Crowell & Moring) for several years now. Luzenac was prepared to proceed with the study primarily because there was an excellent chance that the study could be completed and a paper written [before] the IARC review in February 2006. We felt that the injection of new data into the talc/ovarian cancer debate was essential.”

But the project was beset by delays, and after it was clear it couldn’t be finished in time to influence IARC, an agency of the World Health Organization, Luzenac abandoned the initiative. IARC ended up classifying perineal talc as a possible carcinogen.

Cross Examination
On cross examination, J&J lawyers showed Colditz one study by the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium, a survey looking at many studies that altogether included 8,525 cases of the cancer and 9,859 controls with no cancer. It found a “modest increased risk of epithelial ovarian cancer”– the type Ms. Daniels had – but expressed doubts regarding the trend across decades or a lifetime.

J&J attorneys hit Colditz with documents that included recent website printouts from the National Cancer Institute and the National Toxicology Program. According to Law 360, J&J counsel fought to leave the impression that the tide of science is turning against a link.

J&J’s counsel also compared talc to other products: Aloe vera, which IARC also classifies as a possible carcinogen, as well as coffee, which was delisted from that category only recently. Then, J&J brought up the subject of two well-known carcinogens, alcohol and red meat.

No Cancer Warnings for Red Meat or Liquor?
“There’s no cancer warning for alcohol that you might buy at the store, right?” J&J attorneys asked Colditz. “You’ve never seen a warning on red meat, a cancer warning on red meat at the store, have you?”

Colditz conceded he had not, although he said they might exist “on websites that talk about causes.”

The case is Swann v. Johnson & Johnson, case number 1422-CC09326-01, in the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri.

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Talc Lobbyists derailed Carcinogen Classification

Talcum powder baby-powder-lawsuit1makers like Johnson & Johnson lobbied to “derail” efforts to classify talcum powder as a carcinogen. That’s what a Missouri jury heard Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit trial in St. Louis.

Talc Trial Day 1

The first day in court for cancer survivor Nora Daniels began Feb. 9 with opening arguments from her lawyer and J&J defense lawyers. Jurors then watched two hours of deposition testimony from Johnson’s baby products manager Lorena Telofski, as well as testimony from Luzenac America’s Shripal Sharma. A forerunner of co-defendant Imerys Talc America, Luzenac was owned by mining mega-giant Rio Tinto from 1988 – 2011.

Ms. Daniels’ lawyers alleged on day one that Luzenac and the talc lobbying group Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, attacked and derailed regulator’ serious concerns through intense lobbying. According to Law 360, the lobbyists were responding to the National Toxicology Program’s 2000 nomination of talc for inclusion in its carcinogen inventory, the Report on Carcinogens, or RoC.

$10 Million per Year Potential Loss
Talc companies saw the proposed reclassification change as a make-or-break moment, said Ms. Daniels’ lawyer. An internal Luzenac PowerPoint said an NTP listing would cause a $10 million-per-year loss. A CTFA staffer issued an APB to the group’s Talc Task Force on the very day NTP announced its intent to make the talc cancer classification change.

Two NTP scientific groups had already voted overwhelmingly to list talc as a possible carcinogen. A final vote by the NTP’s Board of Scientific Counselors committee was coming in two months, according to an internal presentation by Luzenac health and safety head Steve Jarvis, shown during Sharma’s deposition. By the time that vote came, however, the talc industry had applied enough political muscle to stop the cancer listing change.

Talc Industry’s “Secret Weapon. . . very aggressive”
Mr. Jarvis boasted about “our secret weapon, [to] engage the services of the Washington-based Center for Regulatory Effectiveness,” according to the document.

Talc Companies “Very Aggressive” with Regulators
“We also became very aggressive in our communication with NTP and other federal agencies,” Mr. Jarvis’ speaking notes read. “[We] didn’t let the windows of ‘formal comment periods’ become restrictive. We sent emails, faxes, overnight letters and even telephone calls to key players in this battl. . . right up until hours before the final executive committee meeting. We achieved a very dramatic turnaround,” boasted Mr. Jarvis.  The BSC committee voted 7-3 against listing talc, and the NTP backed off its review.

Talc Companies derail IARC Classification
Meanwhile, during Telofski’s deposition, plaintiffs’ lawyers made much of a Rio Tinto materials safety data sheet that grew out of another crucial moment: the classification of the World Health Organization agency IARC, of perineal (between the legs) talc use as a possible carcinogen.

Talc Powder Product Liability Lawsuit
IARC’s determination of talc as a potential carcinogen set off a scramble in the industry. Luzenac’s product safety director Rich Zazenski revealed in a March 2006 email, as the company was deciding whether to add a warning to its Material Safety Data Sheet, how concerned the companies should be about talc as a possible carcinogen, despite whatever regulatory requirements the lobbying groups could neutralize. Mr. Zazenski said (some might say presciently said), “Just meeting the regulatory requirements is not a sufficient defense in product liability lawsuits.”

Lies from CTFA Lobbyists
In another document shown Feb. 10, Alfred Wehner of the Academy of Toxicological Science, a consultant on retainer to J&J, wrote in a 1997 letter to J&J preclinical toxicology head Michael Chudkowski that two statements by the CTFA were lies.

The CTFA (now known as the Personal Care Products Council) in 1992 put out a release saying talc posed no risk , which was “outright false,” said Mr. Wehner. In addition, he wrote that a 1994 statement calling study results “insufficient to demonstrate any real association” was “also inaccurate, to phrase it euphemistically.”

Talc Lobbyists derailed Carcinogen Classification
The case is Swann v. Johnson & Johnson, case number 1422-CC09326-01, in the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri.

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Film blows Whistle on Vaccine Fraud

When Merck’s vaxxedMMR vaccine was shown to raise the risk of autism for African American males, the CDC did not inform parents or their doctors. The CDC moved instead to cover up the problem. We may never have learned the truth at all, except that a former CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, blew the whistle on the CDC’s rank corruption. Dr. Thompson applied for whistleblower status and then filed a whistleblower lawsuit. Congress has not been moved to act, but the episode has lead to a film which also blows the whistle on vaccine fraud: VAXXED: From Coverup to Catastrophe.

Related: Shingles Vaccine? Really?

Government Derailed
The government has since done nothing to correct the fraud, though the Obama administration granted whistleblower status to Dr. William Thompson in 2014. A senior epidemiologist at the CDC, Dr. Thompson co-authored and published research on the MMR vaccine for the CDC in 2004. As an official whistleblower, he would be immune to prosecution for his testimony to Congress. So why has he not been called? Why has nothing been done? Why has vaccination fraud been allowed to stand, while rates of forced vaccination increase?

Dr. Julie Gerberding works CDC-Merck Revolving Door
Dr. Julie Gerberding was CDC director when the falsified study was published. Dr. Gerberding then left the CDC to become president of Merck’s vaccine division. She is now an executive vice president for Merck, which is now the sole maker of the measles vaccine. The revolving door she walked through between regulation and industry is the portal of corruption.  Another name for it is regulatory capture. (Michael R. Taylor has performed the same duplicitous function for Monsanto.)

Government fails US
The U.S. government’s vaccine-epidemicresponse has been a complete failure to act on this damning information. But even a lack of action can be telling. The government and the CDC have thus proven beyond any doubt that any information not consistent with existing vaccine policy will not be shared, or even tolerated. We see clearly that the profits of vaccine manufacturers and vaccine policy are valued over human lives.

CDC: Big Pharma Cheerleader
This shameful episode should prove to anyone with a pulse that the CDC works not for Americans but for international drug companies. For Big Pharma, the CDC religiously functions as a vaccination cheerleader, always spreading the gospel to penitents. The CDC without fail promotes and defends vaccine policy, which is mostly written by Big Pharma lobbyists, those ‘tight’ with people like Julie Gerberding.

Film blows Whistle on Vaccine Fraud
The whole sordid story is captured and explored in the film VAXXED: From Catastrophe to Coverup. That’s why this film is so dangerous. That’s why it has been so roundly attacked by the Corpocracy, the unholy government-business alliance which determines vaccine policy, and lets people like Gerberding regulate themselves.

Big Pharma Press Minions Attack Vaccine Safety Film
Big Pharma (Merck, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, etc.) and their mainstream press minions sensed a threat to vaccine profits of some $52 billion per year. The “free press” moved quickly to neutralize the film, to censor it, to destroy it and anyone associated with it. International drug companies and their mainstream media minions all know Big Pharma is the world’s single biggest source of advertising revenue. Broadcasters and “journalists” who don’t understand that don’t have a job in major media.

Trump for Truth?
Say what you will about Donald Trump, he has been the only Presidential candidate of the last 50 years to question the enormous load of vaccines now pumped into tiny babies to allegedly grant them lifelong immunity from countless diseases, including those for which they are not at risk, like hepatitis B, a sexually transmitted disease.

How the World Works, or Doesn’t
If we’ve learned nothing else from the acrid political environment in our age of anger, perhaps we’ve learned this: Name calling is not the answer. The truth is not served by calling anyone a ‘vaccine profiteer’ (however the shoe may fit) or an ‘anti-vaxxer’ or any other name. One does need to do some research of one’s own to discover some basic truths. All must at least begin with some basic understanding of how the world works, or doesn’t.

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Texas IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed

A Texas man hasCook IVC Filter Attorney filed an IVC Filter Lawsuit in Houston’s Harris County courthouse.  Jeffrey Alan Pavlock has filed a case naming the implanting doctor and Cook Incorporated, a/k/a Cook Medical, LLC.

State Jurisdiction

Cook Medical is headquartered in Indiana, but the implanting doctor practices in Texas; so Mr. Pavlock has exercised his right to demand a jury trial in Harris County. The plaintiff’s claims in the action were also brought solely under state law. The petition states that the “Plaintiff does not herein bring, assert, or allege, either expressly or impliedly, any causes of action arising under any federal law, statute, regulation, or provision.  Thus,” it argues, “there is no federal jurisdiction in this action on the basis of a federal question under 28 U.S.C. section 1331.”

Mr. Pavlock, 33, was surgically implanted with an IVC filter on or about March 3, 2015, by Dr. Adrian A. Wong, a specialist in Interventional Radiology. Dr. Wong implanted a Cook Celect Inferior Vena Cava Filter in Mr. Pavlock.

Failed Removal Attempts
Seven weeks later, on or about April 23, 2015, surgeons attempted to remove the Celect IVC filter but were unable to remove it. According to the petition, the filter had tilted and imbedded into the wall of Mr. Pavlock’s vena cava.  Another removal attempt was made June 2015, but was also unsuccessful. A leg or strut of the IVC filter had protruded through the man’s vena cava wall and lodged in a position adjacent to his aorta, according to the petition.

Mr. Pavlock, by trade a professional firefighter and first-responder, is now at risk for future migrations, perforations, and/or fractures from the irremovable filter, charges the petition. He also faces numerous health risks from the retained filter, including increased risk of blood clots and the risk of death. He will require ongoing medical care and monitoring for the rest of his life and may ultimately require more surgery in further attempts to remove the filter.

The Doctor’s Responsibility Alleged
The petition further alleges that the doctor knew or should have known, inter alia, that only certain patients were proper candidates for an IVC filter, and the doctor also should have known that:

  • the longer a Celect IVC remains in the body, the higher the risk of device fracture or failure
  • the Celect IVC filter is not effective to prevent clots and/or increases the risks of clots
  • safer alternatives to the Celect IVC filter existed
  • Celect filters frequently tilt, migrate, perforate, fracture, and thus involve a high increasing degree of risk to a patient implanted

Lack of Clinical Testing, Contraindications

The petition further claims Cook failed to conduct any clinical testing, such as animal studies; that Cook knew or should have known the Celect filter had a high rate of fracture, migration, and excessive tilting and perforation of the vena cava wall once implanted. It further claims that Cook knew or should have known such failures exposed patients to serious injuries that include death, hemorrhage, cardiac/pericardial tamponade, cardiac arrhythmia, and other symptoms similar to myocardial infarction – severe and persistent pain, perforations of tissue, vessels, and organs; and inability to remove the device. Cook also knew or should have known certain conditions or post-implant procedures such as morbid obesity or open abdominal procedure could affect the safety and integrity of the Celect IVC Filter.

The petition also claims Cook should have known these risks for the Celect were and are substantially higher than other similar devices. The petition also alleges that Cook failed to issue a recall of the Celect Filter and failed to notify customers that a safer device was available.

Texas IVC Filter Case Filed

The case is No. 201703885 in Harris County District Court, Jeffrey Alan Pavlock v. Adrian A. Wong, M.D.; Cook Incorporated; a/k/a Cook Medical, (LLC).  Attorney David Matthews of Matthews & Associates Law Firm represents the plaintiff.

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Americans forcefed Glyphosate

Rats with ratsgiant tumors are not the only ones being forcefed Monsanto’s glyphosate. Americans are all being exposed daily to varying levels of Roundup and glyphosate, even those “health nuts” who avoid processed foods like cereals, breads and crackers – organic or not.

Got Glyphosate?

Cheerios, Wheaties, Trix, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Special K, Frosted Flakes, Cheese It, Ritz Crackers, Triscuit, Oreos, Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips (Frito-Lay), Doritos, Fritos, Goldfish crackers (Pepperidge Farm), Little Debbies Oatmeal Cream Pies, 365 Organic Golden Round Crackers, Back to Nature Crispy Cheddar Crackers – all these popular foods have been found contaminated with Monsanto’s glyphosate. That is the only active ingredient listed in Roundup. There are plenty more where that came from, but Monsanto doesn’t list them as active, so they remain unaccounted for, undetected. Glyphosate has also been found in premium German beer and expensive California wine, even in organic wine.

Related:  Glyphosate Unsafe on Any Plate

Glyphosate Glyphosate Everywhere
Widespread glyphosate contamination affects even organic foods. Fencing can’t stop the wind from blowing glyphosate onto everything around it. This is not good news for anyone who appreciates a healthy liver and kidneys.

Roundup causes Liver and Kidney Damage
New research has shown Roundup causes liver and kidney damage in rats at a mere 0.05 parts per billion (ppb) glyphosate equivalent indicating damage. Other studies have shown levels as low as 10 ppb can have toxic effects on the livers of fish and cause significant damage to livers and kidneys of rats at 700 ppb. Alarmingly, 700 ppb is the allowable level of glyphosate found in U.S. drinking water. Cheerios, meanwhile, was found to contain levels as high as 1,125.3 ppb, and many other popular foods were also found to contain hazardous levels of Monsanto’s No. 1 poison.

It’s Raining Glyphosate
Glyphosate contaminates not only many popular foods but also our water. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has found glyphosate in more than 75 percent of rain and rainwater samples across America’s breadbasket, the Midwest. When farmers spray Roundup on the crops Americans eat, the chemicals not only run off into local rivers and streams, they also evaporate into the air, into clouds. Consequently, even people downwind hundreds of miles from the source can also be contaminated.

Monsanto-spawned Superweeds Choke the Land
Monsanto-spawned superweeds now choke the land in all directions. The weeds have evolved as corporate farm workers have sprayed greater and greater amounts of Roundup on the land. The USGS estimates glyphosate accounted for 54% of total agricultural herbicide use in 2009. More than 80 million acres of U.S. farmland are now covered with the glyphosate-resistant superweeds. Monsanto’s answer to that problem has been to use its sweetheart status with the FDA to win approval for additional “herbicides” like 2.4-D and dicamba. The result will expose us all to even greater toxic combinations of pesticides in our food and water.

Americans forcefed Glyphosate
Herbicides need quotation marks because this is a word Monsanto and other biotech giants use as a euphemism. Herbicides are supposed to target only plants but not animals or humans, but research into the actual toxic agents going to work on killing plants is also killing the plant materials in us and in animals, birds, and insects. Monsanto is being sued in California for false advertising for claiming that Roundup targets an enzyme found only in plants but not in people or pets. This claim has been shown to be demonstrably false. That very same enzyme in plants is also in us, in the (otherwise) healthy flora of the human gut. Monsanto’s Roundup attacks the healthy flora in the human gut just as it attacks plants. The result is an unhealthy gut, as rat studies have shown, and as Monsanto’s 20-year experiment on people has now shown.

Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
Some lawyers are fighting back against Monsanto’s toxic onslaught on our environment, on ourselves. Roundup Cancer Lawsuits are being filed for agriculture workers and others who have developed leukemia after being exposed to Roundup. People diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL), Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), and Multiple Mylemoa have been filing lawsuits against Monsanto for their loss of health, and in some cases, life.

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Women not warned of Permanent Hair Loss – Cancer Drug

American women were taxotere-lawsuitnot warned about the increased risk of permanent hair loss that can result from the cancer drug Taxotere, while doctors and their patients in France and Europe were warned about the added risk of Alopecia several years earlier. The drug’s maker consequently faces Taxotere Lawsuits.

U.S. Women Warned a Decade Late
French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis waited until December 2015 to warn U.S. cancer patients and their doctors about the risk of permanent alopecia from the company’s cancer drug Taxotere. And even at that late date, the company added the warning only after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered it to do so.

Taxotere Warnings
Sanofi-Aventis began to warn patients in Europe and Canada back in 2005 about permanent hair loss from Taxotere. U.S. doctors and their patients, meanwhile, were at least for a decade unaware that Taxotere raised the risk of permanent alopecia. Americans were also unaware of an alternative chemotherapy drug that is just as effective, and is safer and less expensive – Taxol, made by Bristol-Myers Squibb.  Taxol also comes without Taxotere’s “side effect” of permanent hair loss or complete baldness, which can hardly be called a mere side effect when it represents a permanent condition.

Sanofi-Aventis fined $109 Million in Qui Tam Lawsuit
Sanofi-Aventis’ deceitful, duplicitous marketing of Taxotere comes on the heels of criminal behavior for which the company has been held accountable in the past. Sanofi-Aventis was ordered in 2012 to pay an enormous fine stemming from criminal behavior used to hoodwink the public and boost profits.

Sanofi Agrees to Pay $109 Million Fine for False Claims, Kickbacks
The U.S. Justice Department web site stated Dec.19, 2012 that Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc. agreed to pay $109 million to resolve allegations that Sanofi US violated the False Claims Act. The company paid for a scheme in which it used physicians to file false reports which were used to set reimbursement rates that caused government programs to pay inflated amounts for Sanofi products.

The United States alopecia-2contended that Sanofi faced pressure from a lower-priced competitor, so the company trained its sales representatives to manipulate the market. The U.S. Justice Department said, “Sanofi US sales representatives often entered into illegal sampling arrangements with physicians, using the free units as kickbacks and promising to provide negotiated numbers of them in order to lower Hyalgan’s effective price. The government contends that there were numerous such arrangements.”

Taxol, The Safer Alternative
Taxotere Lawsuits brought by women suffering permanent hair loss will all point out that a safer, better, alternative drug was available when the victims were prescribed Taxotere by unwitting medical personnel. Taxol is derived from more natural means than Taxotere, which is twice the strength of Taxol. It is too strong, in fact, as its strength seems to be the mechanism that permanently kills hair follicles, leading to permanent baldness.

Taxotere’s Misleading Promotion 

Taxotere (docetaxel) has been vastly promoted by Sanofi-Aventis as a newer, more effective alternative to Taxol (paclitaxel).  Since its 1992 approval, the older chemotherapy drug Taxol (made by Bristol-Myers Squibb) has been one of the most widely used drugs in the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer. Taxol has been supported by high-quality evidence in the scientific literature that prove its safety and effectiveness. Comparison between the two medications proved them to be nearly equivalent; however, Sanofi kept claiming docetaxel superior to paclitaxel in early advertising campaigns. The advertising blitz apparently paid off, as Taxol use has progressively fallen in the last ten years, while Taxotere has gained substantial market share, despite its higher price.

Women not warned of Permanent Hair Loss – Cancer Drug

In April 2009, the FDA accused Sanofi of overstating the efficacy of Taxotere by giving the doctors and patients misleading promotional material that included unsubstantiated superiority claims. In its warning letter, FDA highlighted that no clinical experience ever provided substantial evidence about the fact that docetaxel was safer, better or more effective than paclitaxel. Sanofi falsely claimed that Taxotere was associated with significantly higher response rates, longer duration of response, longer median overall survival compared to its competitor, Taxol. Sanofi cited a study in support of these claims that FDA deemed insufficient, ruling that the study failed to demonstrate statistical significance and was never replicated.

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