Dec 02

Monsanto GM Soybeans Lose Yield Battle with Non-GMO Competition:

Monsanto’s Intacta RR2 PRO soybeans are outperformed by non-GM soybeans in the major soy-producing regions of Brazil, according to a new scientific study reported in Valor Econômico.

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Source: Valor Econômico pratoslimpos.org.br

Translated by GM Watch: www.gmwatch.org

Intacta soybeans contain genes for tolerance to glyphosate herbicide and a Bt insecticidal toxin. Continue reading »

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Nov 28

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Monsanto Hid Evidence of Roundup and Cancer:

Monsanto has been squirming since the World Health Organization classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in their hallmark herbicide Roundup, as a PROBABLE human carcinogen. The body which made the determination is designed to do just that, and yet Monsanto and their friends in high places unleashed a barrage of the usual criticisms claiming that the WHO was out of step with science. A new paper in the glyphosate series by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff shows that it is Monsanto who is out of step, and how their own studies demonstrated unqualified links to cancer for over 30 years. Continue reading »

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Nov 27

This article has been published before, but as a precurser to the next article it kinda helps show their plan.

Is “Dodo Award” Winner Monsanto Planning to Take Control Of Commodities Market?

Monsanto’s Spy Software to Control the Entire Agriculture Market:

We must stop this attempt to create a new and potentially even bigger monopoly. Action Alert!

Monsanto recently reached a deal with Deere & Co. that could dramatically alter the US agricultural market, and not for the better.

John Deere, the world’s largest producer of agricultural machinery, agreed to purchase Monsanto’s Precision Planting LLC equipment unit. As part of the deal, information on crops contained in Monsanto’s FieldView software app, used with the equipment, will send continuous information back to Monsanto. Monsanto will know which farmers have planted which crops, and where. Continue reading »

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Nov 11

Mayan Beekeepers Strike Down Monsanto GM Soy in Mexico:

Mexico’s Supreme Court last week supported rulings from March 2014 that blocked genetically modified (GM) soy from being grown in the Mexican sates of Yucatan and Campeche. The Supreme Court ruling means that Mayan communities in the area will be completely protected from GMO contamination in their honey production.

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It was a very bad week for the Biotech industry in Mexico. On Wednesday Demanda Colectiva Maíz (Acción Colectiva), announced that opponents of genetically modified (GM) maize in Mexico also prevailed in an important new federal appeals court ruling. Continue reading »

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Nov 11

First Review of Secret Monsanto Studies Shows Glyphosate Cancer Cover Up:

For the past 35 years Monsanto has known of the link between glyphosate and cancer, but has systematically worked to cover it up through scientifically fraudulent methods in its safety testing research programme. This is the most significant conclusion to be drawn from a new research paper published in the Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry and now available online.

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Source: www.gmfreecymru.org/index.htm

For the first time the authors, Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Stephanie Seneff, present in tabulated form the data contained in secret Monsanto studies conducted in the period 1980 – 1990 which showed unequivocally that animals exposed to different quantities of glyphosate in their food supply developed tumorigenic growth in multiple organs. Continue reading »

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Nov 10

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Scientist Offers Monsanto $10M to Prove Him Wrong on Ominous Findings in GMO Soy:

Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai is so confident about his research on Monsanto’s genetically modified soy, he is offering to sign over his $10 million building in Cambridge, MA if Monsanto can prove him wrong.

“If this is what it takes to bring the truth to the American people, then I am more than willing to do it,” Ayyadurai stated in a press release.

Dr. Ayyadurai released a bombshell in July when his peer-reviewed study found that GMO soy accumulates formaldehyde, a carcinogen, and disrupts plant metabolism. Instead of engaging the MIT graduate and systems biologist, Monsanto and its propaganda arms have launched character attacks. Continue reading »

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Nov 08

Monsanto Crops Decimated by Pests – Meanwhile, Nearby Non-GMO Crops Thriving:

Monsanto and the biotech industry are relentless in their efforts to push (GM) genetically modified crops on the world, under false pretenses that their products increase yields and reduce the use of chemicals. These claims are not supported by the facts.

The biotech industry has already gained control of the U.S. soybean, corn and cotton market by infiltrating regulatory agencies, providing falsified data, using their patents on life to drive non-GMO farmers out of business, buying off lawmakers and spending millions on propaganda. Continue reading »

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Oct 23

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Are you putting Monsanto in your vagina? 85% of tampons and feminine hygiene products contaminated with cancer-causing glyphosate herbicide:

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, over 50 American women were killed by their tampons. Although the FDA and the feminine hygiene industry have gone to tremendous lengths to try to memory hole this true history (and label it just a “rumor”), tampons made from certain non-natural fibers were found to harbor deadly bacteria and release a sufficient quantity of chemicals to kill or injure over a thousand women.

As the Organic Consumers Association has published:

The worst offenders were Procter and Gamble’s ultra-absorbent Rely tampons. According to the book Soap Opera: The Inside Story of Procter and Gamble, the company dismissed consumer complaints about the tampons for years. A 1975 company memo disclosed that Rely tampons contained known cancer-causing agents and that the product altered the natural organisms found in the vagina. Rely tampons were taken off the shelves in 1980, but many women claim they left a legacy of hysterectomies and loss of fertility.
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Oct 17

Monsanto to Cut 2,600 Jobs as World Rejects its Products and Practices

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Oct 07

Q3 Earnings Bloodbath Continues With Terrible Monsanto Results: Company Fires 2,600 As It Boosts Buyback:

It had been quite a downcast start to the third quarter earnings season following very disappointing earnings from Illumina, Adobe and Yum Brand. Then Moments ago agri-giant Monsanto made it four out of four when it reported absolutely terrible results, cut guidance, but at least announced a new $3 billion stock buyback, one that will soak up all the company’s net cash flow. The cost of all of this: some 2,600 worker terminations.

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Oct 07

Monsanto and Syngenta Tighten Stranglehold on Global Food Supply:

There is a corporate monster in the making. If allowed to emerge, it will gain near complete control of one of the most vital elements to human survival: our global food supply. This monster – a conglomeration of two corporate entities, Monsanto and Syngenta – must be stopped for the sake of the planet and future generations.

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Oct 01

Meet the sleazy Monsanto operatives pretending to be journalists for Discover, Slate, The Washington Post and the New York Times

 

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Sep 17

Monsanto’s Sealed Documents Reveal the Truth behind Roundup’s Toxicological Dangers

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Sep 15

H/t reader squodgy:

“Nothing changes…..certainly not greed, corruption, disinformation or the desire for power…”


Monsanto’s Tobacco Files: University Scientists Caught Conspiring With Biotech Industry to Manipulate Public Opinion on GMOs

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Sep 13

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California Just Announced It Will Label Monsanto’s Roundup as Cancer Causing (Anti Media, Sep 12, 2015):

California just dealt Monsanto a blow as the state’s Environmental Protection Agency will now list glyphosate – the toxic main ingredient in the U.S.’ best-selling weedkiller, Roundup – as known to cause cancer.

Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 — usually referred to as Proposition 65, its original name — chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm are required to be listed and published by the state. Chemicals also end up on the list if found to be carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — a branch of the World Health Organization. Continue reading »

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Sep 12

H/t reader squodgy:

“Once again, in their perpetual fight for dominance in poisoning the world population, they vow to take the court judgement of “GUILTY OF POISONING” a French Farmer, on to the next level of Court.

When will farmers & consumers wake up to this tyranny and skullduggery?”


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French court confirms Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning (Reuters, Sep 10, 2015):

A French court upheld on Thursday a 2012 ruling in which Monsanto was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, who says he suffered neurological problems after inhaling the U.S. company’s Lasso weedkiller.

The decision by an appeal court in Lyon, southeast France, confirmed the initial judgment, the first such case heard in court in France, that ruled Monsanto was “responsible” for the intoxication and ordered the company to “fully compensate” grain grower Paul Francois. Continue reading »

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Sep 03

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Sep 02

Unique Gene Expression Study Shows Roundup Causes Massive Kidney and Liver Damage at Low Doses:

A new ground-breaking peer-reviewed study has been published in Environmental Health Journal that shows the levels of glyphosate-based herbicides which the general public are commonly exposed to in drinking water, altered the gene function of over 4000 genes in the livers and kidneys of rats.

The study results suggest that long-term exposure to an ultra-low, environmental dose of Roundup at an glyphosate-equivalent concentration of only 50 ppt (parts per trillion), in an established laboratory animal toxicity model system, can result in liver and kidney damage, with potential significant health implications for humans as well as domesticated animal and wildlife populations. Continue reading »

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Aug 19

EU Commission Declares Report on Glyphosate Risk Assessment A Secret (Sustainable Pulse, Aug 18, 2015):

he EU Commission is refusing to let independent experts have access to the report prepared by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the risk assessment of glyphosate.

EU Commission Declares Report on Glyphosate Risk Assessment A Secret

Source: www.testbiotech.org/en/node/1326

In a letter to Testbiotech dated 10 August 2015, the Commission says that the documents made available to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) by the German government “are protected in their entirety” as confidential. The EU Commission can see “no overriding public interest” that would justify access. There is, however, clearly public interest in the matter since the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World health Organisation (WHO) has already declared that glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans. However, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), is claiming there would be no risk to human health.

As stated in the letter from the EU Commission, “disclosure of these documents at this stage of the process will be premature and would seriously undermine EFSA’s on-going decision-making process”. Nevertheless, it appears that Monsanto and other producers of glyphosate have already had access since they reviewed an advanced draft of the report, dated January 2015. Soon afterwards, industry quickly published a scientific paper claiming that glyphosate would not be carcinogenic. This was then promptly picked up by the German authority for the final version of its report.

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Aug 19

EU Commission Declares Report on Glyphosate Risk Assessment A Secret

EU Commission Says None of Your Business on Glyphosate Risk Assessment (Activist Post, Aug 19, 2015):

The EU Commission is refusing to let independent researchers anywhere near a recent glyphosate risk assessment. Of course, it makes people wonder all the more when the Commission says there should be no overriding “public interest” and acts as though revealing the results were a matter of national security.

Unlike propagandists acting as scientism skeptics, who pretend it’s safe to drink glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide) – many other studies and observations prove that human exposure is hazardous. Sometimes it’s finding out that glyphosate can lead to breast cancer in parts per trillion, that it hijacks hormones and is found in breast milk and in rain samples. Sometimes it’s a farmer waking up to discover that his piglets are deformed and dying – so he sends them off to a lab. Sometimes you find out that the so-called experts who tell us to “trust science” as they pretend to drink glyphosate are actually getting funds from Monsanto. Continue reading »

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Aug 19

Dr Mesnage: Review Shows Potential Toxic Effects of Glyphosate Herbicides at Low Doses

This review shows that Glyphosate-based herbicides cause teratogenic, tumorigenic and hepatorenal effects. These effects could be explained by endocrine disruption and oxidative stress. Some effects were detected in the range of the recommended acceptable daily intake.

Potential toxic effects of glyphosate and its commercial formulations below regulatory limits

Full Paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027869151530034X

Authors: R. Mesnage, N. Defarge, J. Spiroux de Vendômois, G.E. Séralini

Abstract

Glyphosate-based herbicides (GlyBH), including Roundup, are the most widely used pesticides worldwide. Their uses have increased exponentially since their introduction on the market. Residue levels in food or water, as well as human exposures, are escalating. We have reviewed the toxic effects of GlyBH measured below regulatory limits by evaluating the published literature and regulatory reports. We reveal a coherent body of evidence indicating that GlyBH could be toxic below the regulatory lowest observed adverse effect level for chronic toxic effects. It includes teratogenic, tumorigenic and hepatorenal effects. They could be explained by endocrine disruption and oxidative stress, causing metabolic alterations, depending on dose and exposure time. Some effects were detected in the range of the recommended acceptable daily intake. Toxic effects of commercial formulations can also be explained by GlyBH adjuvants, which have their own toxicity, but also enhance glyphosate toxicity. These challenge the assumption of safety of GlyBH at the levels at which they contaminate food and the environment, albeit these levels may fall below regulatory thresholds. Neurodevelopmental, reproductive, and trans-generational effects of GlyBH must be revisited, since a growing body of knowledge suggests the predominance of endocrine disrupting mechanisms caused by environmentally relevant levels of exposure.

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Aug 18

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“Independent” GMO Researcher Forced to Release Emails Showing $25K Grant from Monsanto (Anti Media, Aug 17, 2015):

In January of 2015, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by Oakland organization U.S. Right to Know requested email records between academics, scientists, and representatives of Big Agriculture.

The FOIA requests were sent to 14 scientists at four public universities, requesting information on communications and email records. Continue reading »

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Aug 13

George Bush Sr. Said This to Monsanto in 1987, Ushering in the Era of GMO’s (Waking Times, Aug 12, 2015):

Proponents of genetically engineered crops would have you believe that we’ve been “modifying” foods for “thousands of years.”

But the truth is that these lab-created GMOs are far different from traditional hybrid crops and have only been around for a few decades.

And if not for intense lobbying on the part of St. Louis agrochemical giant Monsanto, GMOs might have never even seen the light of day in the United States. Continue reading »

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Aug 05

Dr Jayasumana: New Research Supports Glyphosate Connection to Chronic Kidney Disease (GMO Evidence, July 31, 2015):

New research supports the possibility that combined exposure to heavy metals and glyphosate has a synergistic effect leading to high levels of heavy metals accumulating in the kidneys. This in turn causes chronic kidney disease of the type that is now a serious problem among agricultural workers in Sri Lanka. 

The scientist behind the new study, Dr. Channa Sudath Jayasumana, was interviewed by Sustainable Pulse in 2014.

In Sri Lanka alone CKDu now afflicts 15% of people of working age in the Northern part of the country; a total of 400,000 patients with an estimated death toll of around 20,000.

Watch the videos “Mystery in the Fields” and “Cycle of Death” for 5 minute documentaries providing additional background information on afflicted areas around the world. Continue reading »

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Jul 30

Slack Science Destroys Monsanto Breast Milk Study (Sustainable Pulse, July 27, 2015):

Washington State University (WSU) researchers, led by Dr. Michelle (Shelley) McGuire, working alongside Monsanto and the Monsanto service contractor Covance Laboratories, announced last week that U.S. women’s breast milk does not contain the world’s most sold herbicide, glyphosate.

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However, following an investigation by Sustainable Pulse and Moms Across America, published last week, the study was found to be full of massive conflicts of interest and also many unanswered scientific questions. Continue reading »

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Jul 29

H/t reader squodgy:

“So the thousands of suicided farmers were conned illegally & the Indian Government stood by.”


How Monsanto Wrote and Broke Laws to Enter India (Sustainable Pulse, July 27, 2015):

Citizens of the United States are being denied the right to know what they are feeding their families. Despite the fact that 90% of American citizens want GMO labelling on their food, big business is doing everything it can to prevent people from accessing their rights. Representative Pompeo’s bill, popularly known as the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know), has been written almost entirely by the biotech industry lobby. While American citizens are advocating for their rights to knowledge and healthy, affordable food, Monsanto’s legal team is busy on every legislative level trying to prevent this from happening.

How Monsanto Wrote and Broke Laws to Enter India

Source: vandanashiva.com By Dr. Vandana Shiva

Monsanto’s subversion of democratic legal processes is not new. In fact, it is their modus operandi, be it the subversion of LA’s decision to be GMO free by amending the California Seed Law—equating corporations with persons, and making seed libraries and exchange of seed beyond 3 miles illegal— or suing Maui County for passing a law banning GMOs. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

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Crops Are Drenched with Roundup Pesticide Right Before Harvest (Washington’s Blog, Nov 17, 2014):

Roundup Is Dumped On Crops Right BEFORE Harvest … to Save a Buck

Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (technically known as “glyphosate”) has been linked to many diseases.

However, farmers appear to be dumping it on crops right before harvest.

Specifically, Monsanto International published a paper in 2010 touting the application of Roundup to kill crops right before harvest, in order to dry out the crops in advance and produce a more uniform and earlier harvest (starting on page 28): Continue reading »

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Jul 26

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide May Be Most Important Factor in Development of Autism and Other Chronic Disease (Dr. Mercola, June 9, 2013):

By Dr. Mercola

In recent weeks, we’ve learned some very disturbing truths about glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, which is generously doused on genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready crops.

GE crops are typically far more contaminated with glyphosate than conventional crops, courtesy of the fact that they’re engineered to withstand extremely high levels of Roundup without perishing along with the weed.

A new peer-reviewed report authored by Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant, and a long time contributor to the Mercola.com Vital Votes Forum, and  Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), reveals how glyphosate wrecks human health. Continue reading »

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Jul 25

Related info:

Monsanto Knew of Glyphosate Cancer Link 35 Years Ago

Greens warn: German breast milk unsafe after Glyphosate findings

The Organic Consumers Association Calls On US Regulators To Ban Glyphosate Over Breast Milk Study

3 Studies Proving Highly Toxic Glyphosate Found In Urine, Blood, And Even Breast Milk

World’s Number 1 Herbicide Discovered In U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk

Study: GMO Toxins Found In Nearly All Pregnant Women, Unborn Babies

Governments Ignore Definitive Proof That Monsanto’s Roundup Causes Birth Defects

Study: Roundup Herbicide 450-Fold Diluted Is Still Genotoxic

More info on Glyphosate (Roundup) down below.


WSU Researchers Find Glyphosate-Free Breast Milk for Monsanto (Sustainable Pulse, July 24, 2015):

Dr. Michelle (Shelley) McGuire has led a team of researchers from Washington State University (WSU), including Monsanto, in a study that has allegedly found US mothers’ breast milk to be glyphosate-free.

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Without releasing full details of the method or the limits of quantification used McGuire stated in a WSU press release Thursday that her and Monsanto’s study “strongly suggests that glyphosate does not bioaccumulate and is not present in human milk.”

McGuire and Monsanto’s study directly contradicts validated and low LOQ testing in Germany that was carried out earlier in 2015 which showed that German women’s breast milk contained glyphosate at levels between 0.210 and 0.432 ng/ml. Continue reading »

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Jul 23

Ready For Oligarchy

How Lobbyists for Monsanto, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and the Telecom Industry are Bundling Funds for Hillary (Liberty Blitzkrieg, July 21, 2015):

The pantsuit revolutionary is at it again. Once again demonstrating her populist chops by employing the services of lobbyists to bundle millions in campaign funds. It’s no wonder opinion polls on her have been plunging as of late.

We learn from Bloomberg that: Continue reading »

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