Monsanto going down?

Several times in the past I’ve written about the benefits of non-GMO foods, and effects of heavy pesticide use on the environment, and other things on that line. Of course, Monsanto and it’s army of lawyers have maintained all along that there was no PROOF that any of this is true – all while using PR campaigns to make claims that Monsanto is “feeding the world.”

On Wednesday, 3/15/2017, all of that changed. The New York Times has published an article that literally rakes Monsanto over the coals. Rather than telling you about it, I’ll just share part of the text, as quoted in an email I got from the Organic Consumers Association:

Today, the New York Times reported new explosive evidence showing how Monsanto gets away with selling dangerous pesticides and GMOs into our food supply.

As horrifying as this news is, even for those of us who aren’t surprised, it gives consumers a little more leverage—and we intend to use it.

According to the NYT, while farmers and children exposed to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide were dying from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a high-level EPA official was colluding with Monsanto behind the scenes to hide the truth.

And he actually bragged about it.

Newly unsealed court documents reveal that former EPA official Jess Rowland let Monsanto ghostwriters write the toxicology reports that would form the basis for a government investigation into whether or not Roundup causes cancer.

“If I can kill this I should get a medal,” Rowland reportedly told a Monsanto executive, who shared the comment in an email.

Wow.

The only way we will stop Monsanto, and other corporations, from this kind of ruthless disregard for public health is to keep the pressure on—through boycotts, through relentless demands for accountability, and through the courts.

We may have lost the battle to label GMOs. But make no mistake—the years of educating consumers about the risks of GMO foods, and the poisons used to grow them, are paying off.

• Monsanto is facing more than 20 lawsuits from victims who say they, or a family member, have non-Hodgkins lymphoma because of exposure to glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup. Lawyers for the victims say Monsanto knew all along that its flagship herbicide causes cancer.

• Just this week, a California judge ruled that the state can require Monsanto to label Roundup sold in retail stores as a “possible carcinogen.”

• On April 18, judges who presided over the International Monsanto Tribunal will assemble in The Hague, Netherlands. They will tell the world what they found, after six months of poring over testimony delivered by more than 30 witnesses, including victims of Monsanto’s poisons, scientists, doctors and lawyers. The testimony was delivered during a 2-day citizens’ tribunal, held in October, in The Hague.

• OCA, along with another organization, will soon file our own lawsuit against Monsanto—details to be made public soon.

Be aware, though. This turn of events isn’t the end of the story. For the last few years, Monsanto has been actively courting mergers with European corporations that it could hide behind, using a new name to continue playing dirty politics while getting entry to European markets that have outright BANS on Monsanto’s products.

Health Care news links . . .

I have some things I have been wanting to share that probably didn’t get reported on the Mass News networks, but are important in helping manage your own health care programs.  Unfortunately, I’ve gotten really behind on posting them, because the last couple of months I’ve felt more like one of the “future lawyers” in IDEOCRACY than the usually intelligent person I remember being.  I blame it on arthritis messing with my sleep.

Anyhow, I’ve decided to just post links all in one article here, so I hope you can get them.

ROOT CAUSE OF DIABETES FOUND – CURE DISCOVERED

(Well, this is disturbing.  I was going to share a link to an article written by Dr. Sanjay Gupta which I got in an email.  But, when I tested the link – the article was missing.  I probably should cut it out of this post, but with the information I’ve shared, you might find it yourself, if you are interested)

Big Pharma so greedy it has sought, and obtained, permission to market anti-cholesterol drugs as cancer treatment medicines!  The maddening thing is – medical literature acknowledges that anti-cholesterol drugs can CAUSE cancer.

http://www.naturalnews.com/054707_statins_cancer_treatment_Big_Pharma.html

Courts quietly rule that MMR vaccine DOES cause autism

Courts Have Quietly Confirmed That The MMR Vaccine Causes Autism!

This one feels like a validation to me – I’ve been saying for years that Obamacare was designed to fail as part of an agenda to force the US into a national single-payer health insurance program with universal coverage.  Now the effects of Obamacare are starting to prove my prediction accurate

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/topstories/the-big-obamacare-bubble-is-about-to-explode/ar-BBvriVf

Beverage maker Coke has had a sweet deal with CDC on beverage policy regulations

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/more-coca-cola-ties-seen-inside-us-centers-disease-control

Following news that Tom’s of Maine (now a subsidiary of Colgate) was incorrectly advertising toothpaste as Organic when it used non-organic ingredients, this chart has gained popularity.

http://www.cornucopia.org/toothpaste-scorecard/

Nature Valley granola bars test positive for glyphosate – the active ingredient of Round Up.

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/granola-bar-natural-if-theres-pesticide-it

 

 

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Saturday Posts . . .

Organic CarrotsImage is a side view of a bunch of carrots still growing in the ground.  The text is a quote from organic farmer Mary Jane Butters, which says, “I think we need to take back our language.  I want to call my organic carrots ‘carrots’ and let (other farmers) call theirs a chemical carrot.  And they can list all of the ingredients that they used instead of me having to be certified.  The burden is on us to prove something.  Let them prove that they used only 30 chemicals instead of 50 to produce an apple.”