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Top Medical Journal, WHO Confirm: Monsanto’s Flagship Product Probably Causes Cancer

Recently, a major report in one of the world’s top medical journals concluded that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best selling herbicide Roundup, is a “probable” carcinogen.

The report, which was published by the World Health Organization in The Lancet, said that there is “limited evidence” the weedkiller can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and lung cancer and “convincing evidence” that it can also cause cancer in lab animals.

It was issued after a meeting of 17 cancer experts from 11 countries was convened this month.

In response the United States’ EPA has said it will consider the French agency’s evaluation.

Monsanto has denied the findings of the report saying that “all labeled uses for glyphosate are safe for human health” according to Phil Miller, the company’s global head of regulatory and government affairs.

The EPA has previously ruled that the agricultural chemical could be used “without unreasonable risks to people or the environment,” but considering its widespread use especially in U.S. farming coupled with the Lancet’s findings and other warnings, others remain far from convinced.

Several other studies including this 2013 one in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology have made similar associations.

monsanto roundup linked to cancer

And glyphosate is becoming ubiquitous in the environment as well. A 2014 study of U.S. mothers found glyphosate in their breast milk at rates 760 to 1,600 times higher than what European safety standards allow. The chemical has also been showing up in rain and drinking water samples.

Approximately 1 billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed on U.S. crops every year and many of these sprays contain glyphosate; meanwhile that number is rising each year in large part due to the use of Roundup-resistant genetically modified crops from Monsanto.

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world and is used on various types of crops, including Monsanto’s genetically modified, lab-created ones from seeds designed to withstand large doses of chemicals while the weeds and pesticides around it are killed.

Top Medical Journal, WHO Confirm: Monsanto’s Flagship Product Probably Causes Cancer

Recently, a major report in one of the world’s top medical journals concluded that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best selling herbicide Roundup, is a “probable” carcinogen.

The report, which was published by the World Health Organization in The Lancet, said that there is “limited evidence” the weedkiller can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and lung cancer and “convincing evidence” that it can also cause cancer in lab animals.

It was issued after a meeting of 17 cancer experts from 11 countries was convened this month.

In response the United States’ EPA has said it will consider the French agency’s evaluation.

Monsanto has denied the findings of the report saying that “all labeled uses for glyphosate are safe for human health” according to Phil Miller, the company’s global head of regulatory and government affairs.

The EPA has previously ruled that the agricultural chemical could be used “without unreasonable risks to people or the environment,” but considering its widespread use especially in U.S. farming coupled with the Lancet’s findings and other warnings, others remain far from convinced.

Several other studies including this 2013 one in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology have made similar associations.

monsanto roundup linked to cancer

And glyphosate is becoming ubiquitous in the environment as well. A 2014 study of U.S. mothers found glyphosate in their breast milk at rates 760 to 1,600 times higher than what European safety standards allow. The chemical has also been showing up in rain and drinking water samples.

Approximately 1 billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed on U.S. crops every year and many of these sprays contain glyphosate; meanwhile that number is rising each year in large part due to the use of Roundup-resistant genetically modified crops from Monsanto.

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world and is used on various types of crops, including Monsanto’s genetically modified, lab-created ones from seeds designed to withstand large doses of chemicals while the weeds and pesticides around it are killed.

Monsanto Settles With Wheat Farmers Over GMO Wheat Contamination

The Monsanto Company is well known for suing farmers, but they found themselves on the other side of the coin after wheat farmers were harmed by the discovery of a genetically modified variety at a farm in Eastern Oregon.

The incident led to costly market rejections from Japan and South Korea, who refused to import potentially contaminated wheat, as well as calls for tougher testing from the EU, which also rejects the crops.

The wheat finding occurred in 2013 despite the fact that there is no commercial GMO wheat on the market, and now Monsanto is settling up by paying out a sum of $350,000.

The donations will go to agricultural schools in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana; Monsanto will also pay to reimburse a portion of the farmers’ legal costs but did not announce the amount.

There was no admission of liability by Monsanto, according to this report from RT.

monsanto gmo wheat settlement

Monsanto said that money will go into “research and development efforts for the wheat industry,” Monsanto’s chief litigation counsel said (no mention was made of whether or not that would include GMO wheat).

The company also said that an Arkansas farmers’ suit still has not been resolved.

Monsanto also paid about $2.4 million worth of damages for other lawsuits that happened as a result of the Oregon scandal; the company made about $2.74 billion in profits last year, however, with sales of $15.86 billion.

Editorial: “We Aren’t Buying Monsanto’s Aggressive PR Spin, And Neither Should You”

One minute Bill Nye the Science Guy is all for proper independent testing and labeling of GMOs, the next minute he’s visiting Monsanto headquarters and changing his mind.

One minute Neil DeGrasse Tyson is keeping his eyes focused on the Cosmos, the next he’s speaking out why we shouldn’t even worry about unlabeled GMOs (and getting something very fundamentally wrong about the basic science at the same time).

What’s going on here, anyway?

As the world becomes more and more aware of the truth about GMOs and the damage cause by agrochemicals, more and more people are speaking out on social media and in protests like MAM.

This has caused Monsanto to respond by spending several millions in PR campaigns in deliberate attempts to mislead the public about the science behind their products, and much more.

monsanto pr

Monsanto has had a strong influence in the U.S. government and in the media due in large part to millions in PR spending.

Recently, Author Wenonah Hauter of Food Tank had the following editorial published in the Christian Science Monitor, which touches on Monsanto’s “aggressive PR campaign” and how it is working to obscure the myriad objections to the company’s products and GMOs.

An excerpt:

Corporations and their hired guns love confusing people about the science behind their questionable products to help shape favorable public opinion (in the case of GMOs, asserting there is scientific consensus where none actually exists). But we aren’t buying their spin, nor should you…”

To read the full editorial and find out why Hauter feels that way exactly, check out this link. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you at MAM on May 23!

Editorial: “We Aren’t Buying Monsanto’s Aggressive PR Spin, And Neither Should You”

One minute Bill Nye the Science Guy is all for proper independent testing and labeling of GMOs, the next minute he’s visiting Monsanto headquarters and changing his mind.

One minute Neil DeGrasse Tyson is keeping his eyes focused on the Cosmos, the next he’s speaking out why we shouldn’t even worry about unlabeled GMOs (and getting something very fundamentally wrong about the basic science at the same time).

What’s going on here, anyway?

As the world becomes more and more aware of the truth about GMOs and the damage cause by agrochemicals, more and more people are speaking out on social media and in protests like MAM.

This has caused Monsanto to respond by spending several millions in PR campaigns in deliberate attempts to mislead the public about the science behind their products, and much more.

monsanto pr

Monsanto has had a strong influence in the U.S. government and in the media due in large part to millions in PR spending.

Recently, Author Wenonah Hauter of Food Tank had the following editorial published in the Christian Science Monitor, which touches on Monsanto’s “aggressive PR campaign” and how it is working to obscure the myriad objections to the company’s products and GMOs.

An excerpt:

Corporations and their hired guns love confusing people about the science behind their questionable products to help shape favorable public opinion (in the case of GMOs, asserting there is scientific consensus where none actually exists). But we aren’t buying their spin, nor should you…”

To read the full editorial and find out why Hauter feels that way exactly, check out this link. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you at MAM on May 23!

GMO Giant Fight: DuPont Files Lawsuit Against Monsanto

The DuPont company flies under the radar in comparison to Monsanto when it comes to drawing the ire of activists, but they’re also responsible in their own way for ongoing manipulation of our food supply.

Monsanto of course is the poster child for the chemicalized food and GMO movement (for good reason) and often seen as a monopoly, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t faced competition at times.

Recently both companies made headlines when it was announced that DuPont had filed a lawsuit against Monsanto claiming that its competitors did not pay them royalties over a specific technology used to develop GMO soybeans.

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The technology in question, gene-gun based, is used to develop soybeans that can withstand even large-scale sprayings of synthetic herbicides.

Genetically modified soybeans account for at least 90% of the crop in the U.S., with many activists continuing to bemoan the lack of choices for eaters who wish to avoid the GMO variety.

For more information on the lawsuit by DuPont and the history of the disagreement between the two companies, check out the original article from Delawareonline.com here.

How Monsanto’s Roundup, Vaccines Converge to Fuel Autism, Neurological Diseases: Holistic Doctor Explains

With cases of autism and many other diseases on the rise in the United States, the holistic health community has begun a lengthy search for answers.

A recent presentation of data from MIT Research Stephanie Seneff warning that half of U.S. children will be autistic by the year 2025 showed a correlation between the increased use of glyphosate (the active ingredient in the Monsanto weedkiller Roundup) and rising autism rates, and has made waves throughout the community and beyond. 

Correlation doesn’t equal causation, but Seneff’s statistics are just one of many red flags that something is amiss.

Synergistic Destruction – How Vaccines and GMOs Converge to Fuel Disease

In the latest blog post for KINSEI, a center for mind/body balance, Dr. Matthew Buckley presents his research and theories for how a process known as microglial activation can be triggered by overconsumption of chemical residues found on GMO crops such as corn, soy, canola and sugar beets as well as wheat that is doused in Monsanto’s Roundup, and other foods.

 

[You can read Dr. Buckley’s full, detailed post with accompanying research by clicking here]

Microglial activation is a leading factor in all neurodegenerative-related health problems, including autism, Alzheimer’s, ALS, Parkinson’s, non-situational depression, and virtually all forms of chronic illness.

In addition to this contribution to the deterioration of our health from Roundup, vaccines may also play a role and combine synergistically with Roundup leading to devastating health effects. 

According to Dr. Buckley’s post, “all vaccines induce some pro-inflammatory cytokine response, and are potential triggers for microglial activation…”

Leaky gut, another condition that has been linked to overconsumption Monsanto’s chemicals, is also part of a common thread that ties many of these illnesses together.

For a detailed breakdown of Dr. Buckley’s concerns (and the detailed research behind it) check out the original article by clicking here.

How Monsanto’s Roundup, Vaccines Converge to Fuel Autism, Neurological Diseases: Holistic Doctor Explains

With cases of autism and many other diseases on the rise in the United States, the holistic health community has begun a lengthy search for answers.

A recent presentation of data from MIT Research Stephanie Seneff warning that half of U.S. children will be autistic by the year 2025 showed a correlation between the increased use of glyphosate (the active ingredient in the Monsanto weedkiller Roundup) and rising autism rates, and has made waves throughout the community and beyond. 

Correlation doesn’t equal causation, but Seneff’s statistics are just one of many red flags that something is amiss.

Synergistic Destruction – How Vaccines and GMOs Converge to Fuel Disease

In the latest blog post for KINSEI, a center for mind/body balance, Dr. Matthew Buckley presents his research and theories for how a process known as microglial activation can be triggered by overconsumption of chemical residues found on GMO crops such as corn, soy, canola and sugar beets as well as wheat that is doused in Monsanto’s Roundup, and other foods.

 

[You can read Dr. Buckley’s full, detailed post with accompanying research by clicking here]

Microglial activation is a leading factor in all neurodegenerative-related health problems, including autism, Alzheimer’s, ALS, Parkinson’s, non-situational depression, and virtually all forms of chronic illness.

In addition to this contribution to the deterioration of our health from Roundup, vaccines may also play a role and combine synergistically with Roundup leading to devastating health effects. 

According to Dr. Buckley’s post, “all vaccines induce some pro-inflammatory cytokine response, and are potential triggers for microglial activation…”

Leaky gut, another condition that has been linked to overconsumption Monsanto’s chemicals, is also part of a common thread that ties many of these illnesses together.

For a detailed breakdown of Dr. Buckley’s concerns (and the detailed research behind it) check out the original article by clicking here.

Top 10 Poisons that are the legacy of Monsanto

Top 10 Poisons that are the legacy of Monsanto
  1. Low calorie sweeteners (Nutrasweet) including both Aspartame and Saccharin
  2. PCBs
  3. DDT
  4. Roundup
  5. Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH)
  6. Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)
  7. Dioxin and Agent Orange
  8. Polystyrene
  9. Influence and domination of Monsanto over our foods and seed supply
  10. Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Weapons and world domination
See more detail at: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/poisons-legacy-Monsanto.php

“Monsanto’s basic problem will fortunately always be driven by the unavoidable fact that the most…”

“Monsanto’s basic problem will fortunately always be driven by the unavoidable fact that the most enduring controversies go well beyond a simplistic focus on consumer food safety. Our critiques are formidable and play across an evolving set of perceptions covering the entire range of economic, environmental, cultural, and public health effects associated with all of the stacked-traits GMO product lines and their ancillaries. The challenges posed by a diverse and expanding public of scientists, farmers, seed savers, plant breeders, and consumers who question Monsanto’s credibility has now reached a critical mass that will not be easily suffocated by PR stunts and publicity pirouettes a la Protegendisque scientifica.”

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Consumer Education Monsanto-Style - Devon Peña, May 2014

The World Food Prize winner outlines shift in strategy: focus on consumers not just growers.

The mistake we made is that we did not put enough effort toward consumer education.

—- Robert Fraley, Monsanto’s Chief Technology Officer 

The tables are stacked against Monsanto and rightly so. The patenting and mutating of life is objected to by many!