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The Monsanto company is an agrochemical corporation that is not only the leading producer of genetically modified seeds, but the manufacturer of Roundup, the world’s top selling and possibly the most toxic legal herbicide on planet earth–which contains as its primary ingredient-Glyphosate. Monsanto was first to genetically modify plant cells in the early 1980s. They are infamous for manufacturing DDT, PCBs and Agent Orange* (along with Dow Chemical*) – – all deadly combinations of pesticides, including insecticides, that all contribute to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and major malfunctions of the human central nervous system. Way back around the year 1900, when Monsanto was founded, they initially produced toxic food additives from industrial chemicals, including artificial sweetener saccharin, which has been proven in laboratories to give animals cancer. To top it all off, Monsanto also manufactures synthetic growth hormones for large animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to boost profits, but these hormones directly affect the humans who consume those animals dosed by them, whether through meat consumption or dairy that’s produced from those animals’ by-products. Hormone imbalances in humans contribute to cancerous tumor formation and other health detriment that allopathic medicine worsens with chemical, pharmaceutical prescriptions.
Through a process of mergers and spin-offs, Monsanto has grown its chemical agriculture business into a monopoly, controlling the majority of US crops, seeds and pesticides that are used in conjunction with biotechnology farming agendas, which have been highly DEREGULATED, thanks to former President Clinton, Bush Sr., Bush Jr. – aka “W” and of course, the nefarious Obama Administration and the current USDA (1). Monsanto’s seed policy is considered by the world health community as biopiracy and an extreme threat to biodiversity, food safety, animal safety, organic crop safety and more. The ethics of their lobbying efforts of government agencies and public scientists has been in question for decades, and recently revealed as corrupt with payoffs, extravagant gifts and the wielding of propaganda that suits their hidden agendas.
From the manufacturing of aspirin to rubber processing chemicals, Monsanto creates synthetic products that fuel the food and medicine industries in a sick, chronic care way, and politicians’ pockets get deeper and deeper the more they support the Frankenfood kings of biotechnology. Monsanto even assisted in the development of the first nuclear weapons and later created the chemical warfare weapons the US used in Vietnam, the same chemicals that gave our own soldiers who trampled through the chemically-defoliated brush–cancer. In 1946, Monsanto made “All” laundry detergent, which contains chemicals. By 1949 Monsanto had partnered with German chemical giant Bayer. Together they marketed polyurethanes in the US. Convicted serial killers who worked directly for Adolf Hitler in WWII were only sentenced to a handful of years in prison, and then were immediately hired, fresh out of incarceration, to work on inserting chemicals into US food and manufacturing DDT.
TIMELINE: History shows “Transgenic Development” means inserting toxic and deadly pesticide genes into the seeds of US food crops
In the early 1980s, chemical agriculture became deregulated, thanks to Monsanto infiltrating government agencies with lies, propaganda, and bogus science.
By 1985, Monsanto had acquired GD Searle & Company (where Donald Rumsfeld was CEO), and the new focus was on pharmaceuticals AND agriculture. Animals would suffer as would the humans that consumed the animals and their byproducts. Pharmaceuticals would be tailored now to quell the symptoms of GMO food disorders, allergies, autism, irritable bowel syndromes, confusion, depression, auto-immune disorders, and much more (2). Genetically modified food and chemical prescription medications would now be the “candle burning at both ends” for Americans, who had no idea what was happening, how it was taking place, nor the detriment it would cause to human health, animal health, and environmental well-being.
In 1993, Monsanto’s new Searle division patented Celebrex, a medication infamous for a laundry list of horrific side effects, as seen and heard on thousands of TV advertisements. This blockbuster, chemical nightmare drug was a key reason that Pfizer acquired Monsanto’s pharma business in 2002.
By 1994, Monsanto revealed their new artificial growth hormone “recombinant bovine sematotropin” (Posilac), which it later sold to Eli Lilly and Company. Hormones are used in confined animal feeding operations (fast food breeders) to fatten the animals a few weeks before slaughter or to have cows and chickens produce more milk and eggs, but these hormones lead to unnatural, overproduction, which caters to udder infections, sicknesses and even death.
In 1996, Monsanto purchased biotech giant Agracetus so they could now control transgenic (Frankenfood) versions and varieties of soybeans, cotton, peanuts and more. Then in 1998 Monsanto puchased Cargill’s seed business, giving them access to more than 50 countries’ seed business. By 2005, after finalizing the purchase of Seminis, Inc., a leading seed company, Monsanto became the worlds most powerful conventional seed company.
Monsanto becomes the head of the Industrial Chemical Complex of the USA
In 2007, Monsanto teamed up with BASF to develop and market new plant biotechnology products. The industrial chemical complex has never been more powerful than it is right now. The last time and industrial chemical complex had this much power was when Hitler killed over 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, using chemical warfare, fluoridated water, and poisonous pharmaceuticals that his “Monsanto” of the time, known as IG Farben, created for those reasons.
Monsanto owns (currently renamed) the NutraSweet/Splenda (Sucralose) business, and the CEO of NutraSweet was the CEO of Monsanto from 1995 to 2000. Sucralose is almost as toxic to humans as Aspartame. (4) In fact, the dangers of aspartame are well-known, but the risks of using Splenda/Nutrasweet/Sucralose were not well documented until recently. Splenda may not penetrate the blood brain barrier as aspartame does, disrupting brain activity and normal processes of the central nervous system, but Splenda is still a chemical, not a natural sugar, and some of the same patterns with aspartame are repeating with sucralose.
Their wild claims of safety and research are just more bogus science, junk science, and corporate lies that besiege the public with chemical food additives, preservatives, pesticides and fake, super-sweet sugars that trick the body into ingesting them, causing cell mutations, programmed cell-death and uncontrollable multiplications of not only mutated cells, but pathogens, parasites, bacteria, viruses, and living pesticides that scientists have so arrogantly inserted the genes of which kill insects, animals, weeds, humans, lab rats, nutrition, and soil quality. Aspartame is GMO and Donald Rumsfeld of Searle Pharmaceutical served as the fulcrum under Ronald Reagan to fire the head of the FDA shortly after Reagan’s Presidential inauguration, and put a man in charge (Hayes) who would immediately approve aspartame. That was in early 1980. Check the story of the American Cancer Society and the key facts are all revealed. (5)
By the year 2000, the new Monsanto (Pharmacia conglomerate) tried to escape all the liabilities and horrible reputation of the old Monsanto, avoiding legal indemnifications. Then in 2002 Pharmacia was bought by Pfizer and the deal was completed one year later, and around the “corporate merry-go-round” we go.
In 2002, the New York Times published a story about how Monsanto had dumped nearly 50 tons of PCBs into a creek that supplied drinking water in Anniston, Alabama, and the storied reported that Monsanto also buried millions of pounds of PCB in open-pit landfills surrounding neighborhoods. Monsanto (and Solutia) ending up paying plaintiffs $700 million to settle claims made by over twenty thousand Anniston residents, all related to PCB contamination. Monsanto is associated with several active Superfund sites. They’ve been sued countless times for damaging the health of its employees and residents near its sites through pollution and poisoning.
In 2003 Monsanto became the third largest U.S. cotton seed company. Their goal? –to obtain a strategic “germplasm” and traits platform.
In 2008 Monsanto exited the pig-breeding business. They purchase a Dutch seed company, De Ruiter.
In 2012 Monsanto purchases a company that produces hardware and software designed for “more accurate planting” (infusing toxic pesticides with machines).
2013 to current – –Monsanto continues their collusion with the USDA, FDA and the EPA to deregulate and invest in agrichemicals and the end goal of 100% seed monopoly, in order to turn all seeds into GMO and most likely all agriculture.
2015 – Monsanto caught using Ketchum PR firm to orchestrate GMO propaganda through a whole network of “public scientists” who testify to city and county councils, legislatures, universities and Congress that GMOs are safe, beneficial, sustainable and tested. Hundreds of documents expose Monsanto and University academics who plotted to miseducate Americans, food safety experts, judges, councils and regulatory agencies to boot. The US Right to Know group used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to dredge up proof and it was (nearly) all published by the New York Times in September. (7) (8)
The Health Horrors of Glyphosate–Roundup–Toxic–Herbicide
In 1970, a Monsanto chemist named John E. Franz, reformulated the chemical glyphosate (assigned new purpose) to be used as a systemic herbicide. Solution strengths vary, and the EPA has raised tolerance levels to accommodate more of the health detriment and further the agenda of Monsanto. Various adjuvants for Glyphosate exist, under dozens of trade names ever since Monsanto’s patent expired on it in 2000. Most of the giant biotech, agrichemical corporations jumped on the bandwagon and want some profits from the world’s top-selling Roundup weed-killer (and human-killer) ingredient. Glyphosate was recently implicated as a “probable carcinogen” (means it causes cancer in animals including humans) by the WHO–the World Health Organization. At least half of all of Monsanto’s profits come from selling this carcinogenic herbicide. (9)
Here are the facts about “Roundup Ready”(glyphosate tolerant) crops and seeds
Roundup Ready means the seed and thus the crop contain pesticide genes that are supposed to make them tolerant of the same chemicals when they are sprayed, but this has not turned out to be true, over the long run. Currently, more than 150 companies have licensed the technology to use glyphosate resistant traits in their seed products. These companies include DuPont (Pioneer), Dow Chemical company, BASF, Bayer Crop Science and Syngenta. This pesticide gene insertion invention has been used for soybeans, cotton, potato plants and Bt corn (maize) extensively. Monsanto produces seeds that also have “stacked traits” that are resistant to cancer-causing glyphosate. This has been going on since at least 2011. Since 2012, the glyphosate-resistant seed lineup has also included Roundup Ready alfalfa, often used as animal feed, which has been shown in independent laboratory testing to cause cancer in animals. The MON 87460 trait was approved by the USDA in 2011 and by China in 2013. (10)
“Teminator Seeds” die every year and farmers must buy new toxic seeds from the Monsanto Monopoly
Terminator “technology” means plants are produced containing genetically modified organisms that, when put in use, have sterile seeds. Any farmers doing “business” with Monsanto experience these inferior, manipulated and untested seeds that require the fammers to repurchase seed for every planting, every year. Monsanto makes it illegal, via their contracts, for farmers to keep any seeds of any kind, in other words, the farmers can never plant harvested seeds as a condition of their purchase contracts and legally binding agreements with the Frankenfood giant. This is the cause of great protest in India. Monsanto pledged back in 1999 not to commercialize this terminator technology, but Monsanto has pledged many things to which they’ve been caught doing just the opposite, as with field experiments with GM wheat, where traits showed up in 16 different US states.
The Annual Worldwide “March Against Monsanto”
Every year, without fail, millions of activists from over 50 countries and representing more than 430 cities march in protest of the Frankenfood Giant Monsanto and their evil seeds. The day of protest is just a symbol of the fight for clean food that’s not mutated with pesticidal ingredients.
Monsanto’s new “PR” image meant to fool consumers, farmers, legislatures and politicians alike
Monsanto has a 20-year plan: Control 100% of the world’s food seeds so that all commercial seeds are genetically modified AND patented. At a biotech industry conference in 1999, a rep from Arthur Anderson explained how they assisted Monsanto in developing this strategic plan, after interviewing several Monsanto executives about what they saw as Monsanto’s ideal short-term future – meaning in the next two decades or less. They outlined steps to achieve the goal and called it a bold “new direction” and a way to distance themselves from their diminishing reputation, that was spiraling downward at the time. The chemical company had polluted landscapes with some of the most toxic substances ever manufactured, and contaminated crops, animals and humans alike. According to one former Monsanto VP the company was “despised” by their customers.
The new image platform to be conveyed by the public relations campaign? –Monsanto has magically transformed into a “life sciences” company, who then moved forward with the same exact agenda: insert pesticides into food and proclaim it will save the world! Behind that campaign were limitless lies and blatant falsehoods – – about their pesticide-laden crops being thoroughly tested, proven safe, able to increase yields, able to reduce use of agricultural chemicals, and able to be contained where they grow so as not to “coexist” with non-GM crops, which they eventually want destroyed anyway. Public scientists were recruited and hired as shills to spread the Monsanto-written propaganda as scientific advancements, the evolution of science, science-based agriculture, biotechnology advancements, transgenic crops, and the savior of mankind.
Brainwashing or “buying” the US Government – either way works for Monsanto
In order to get GMO products approved by the FDA, Monsanto had to infiltrate the minds (and even highest level offices, like Supreme Court Judges) of government officials around the world. From Indonesia to Canada, government scientists were bribed, pressured and even testified about pressure put on them to approve synthetic hormones and drugs for animals–drugs manufactured, marketed and distributed internationally by Monsanto, without running any safety tests. In India, an official tampered with the report on Bt cotton to increase yield figures to help Monsanto. Monsanto insiders hold key government positions in Brazil and Europe also. Monsanto’s GM seeds have been smuggled into countries before ever being approved.
In the US, it is common practice for corporation VPs and lobbyists to gain positions of power in regulatory agencies, and then return to those company prominent positions, like CEO or CFO, after leaving the public service arena. Many have jumped back and forth several times, writing legislation that benefits the chemical agriculture agenda they themselves even helped construct and submit for approval. This is just a small part of the “de-reg” business – meaning de-regulatory – that helps Monsanto and other biotech giants literally “get away with murder” by infecting food genes with cancerous pesticides and insert those food products into the US food supply without any label or warning whatsoever.
Food Czar of FDA former VP and Lobbyist for Monsanto
The one man who may be responsible for more food related illnesses and deaths than anyone in history, Michael R. Taylor, was promoted from US Food Safety Czar to Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of the FDA, a position which enables the giant biotech company Monsanto to silently and legally feed cancer causing vegetables to every living person who is not 100% strictly organic. President Obama appointed the former Monsanto Vice President and lobbyist Michael R. Taylor to the throne. This is the same man who was Food Safety Czar for the FDA when Genetically Modified Organisms were allowed into the US food supply without undergoing a single test to determine their safety or risks.
Michael Taylor is part of a revolving door at the FDA, where Monsanto Executives just come and go as they please. Here is his track record, as a matter of fact: Michael R. Taylor was an assistant to the FDA commissioner. Then he left to work for a law firm in the 1980’s to help gain FDA approval of Monsanto’s artificial growth hormone (rGBH), which is directly linked to cancer. Then he became deputy commissioner of the FDA in 1991, and was later re-appointed to the FDA in 2009 by Obama. He is the food villain who tried his best to keep this “malignant milk of the turn of the century” from being labeled. Taylor is like a vehicle for Monsanto’s patenting of seeds and global domination of farming. (11)
Silent Anti-Nutritional Food Terrorism – Frankenfoods are Carcinogenic
FDA scientists once contended that genetic modification of the food supply is the “single most radical and potentially dangerous threat to public health.” Monsanto’s products HAVE BEEN TESTED in labs and in the farm fields around the world, and their toxic pesticides have been shown to cause everything from birth defects and deformities to still-births and infertility. Constitutional checks and balances have all but disappeared for the most part in the United States, especially when it comes to writing ethical policies regarding the environment, food, medicine and drinking water. The FDA and Corporations should not bleed over into one another, and the whole concept of lobbying is just a glorified form of “legal bribery.”
Antitrust Violations and Ecological Nightmares
Monsanto conveniently tramples on antitrust violations, which the Justice Department has supposedly been investigating for years. The Supreme Court of France found Monsanto guilty of falsely advertising Roundup as “biodegradable” and “environmentally friendly.” The New York State Attorney General sued Monsanto and won in 1997 for claiming RoundUp was, “safer than table salt and “practically non-toxic” to mammals, birds, and fish. More than enough scientific research reveals glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, is “acutely toxic to fish and birds and can kill beneficial insects and soil organisms that maintain ecological balance.”
Consumers are winning some battles, however. In the wake of mass consumer pressure, major retailers such as Safeway, Publix, Wal-Mart, and Kroger and even Starbucks banned products containing Monsanto’s rBGH milk. Vegetarians and vegans are on an accelerated upward population trend. The ratios have changed drastically since the anti-GMO movement began to snowball in the early 2000’s, but this corporate co-op by the powers that be in Washington D.C. is a most despicable example of foxes guarding the chickens. The Health Ranger has written; “In the aftermath of the explosive revelations that university scientists across America have been secretly colluding with Monsanto while publicly proclaiming they are “independent” observers, the scientific community is now on the path of committing credibility suicide.” (12) No longer will INFORMED Americans trust “peer-reviewed” science or the FDA, USDA, EPA, AMA or any other regulatory agency that colludes with Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Dupont, Syngenta, BASF, or any other cancer-food engineers who proclaim that consuming chemical pesticides is good for humans and can “save the world” from famine and drought.
What we are watching unfold is the suicide of science and the deliberate abandonment of anything resembling credibility among the academic scientists who are SHILLING for Monsanto. They join the “Hall of Shame” for companies and people who will write and say anything that pads their pockets with big money. It is now well-documented that food and agrichemical companies use front groups, trade groups and shills as a part of their public relations strategy to HIDE the truth about the food they produce that’s toxic to humans, farm animals, crops and the environment in general. The following are investigative profiles of food industry groups, trade groups and their paid hucksters and shills, thanks to truth media and the U.S. RTK – Right to Know group: