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Monsanto - They are NOT your friends
« on: August 22, 2011, 01:00:59 PM »
Monsanto... just what are they all involved in?

I will start this one with a post by Edward from Open Minds

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This video speaks for itself.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trWcqxrQgcc[/youtube]

"Appeals court judge says that falsifying the news isn't against the law"


Monsanto: Extinction
GM Foods (Genetically Modified)


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ5OxdIq5DY[/youtube]

Excellent thread on ATS by Slayer69

Monsanto - Bayer Engineering Death: Bees, Bats and You?

Monsanto is killing our bee population with pesticides

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTiQTRWbeDw[/youtube]

Some links from Slayers thread..

Chemical Companies, Monsanto/GM Crops Threaten Eco Collapse

Toxicity Information for Clothianidin

Monsanto- Australia

Bat disease threatens ecological catastrophe

Bats dying from incurable fungus in the Northeast

Bayer CropScience and Monsanto Reach Agreement

Bee Decline May Spell End of Some Fruits, Vegetables

Honeybees Dying: Scientists Wonder Why, and Worry About Food Supply

Honey bees are dying all over the globe. Here's why!

Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery






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Re: Monsanto - They are NOT your friends
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 01:15:45 PM »
Monsanto GM Foods and YOU


John Evans and His Giant Rutabaga (napo brassica)

Doctors Warn About Dangers of Genetically Modified Food

(NaturalNews) The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has warned that the public should avoid genetically modified (GM) foods, stating, "There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation."

A large number of studies and incidents have implicated GM foods in a wide variety of health problems, including accelerated aging, immune dysfunction, insulin disorders, organ damage and reproductive disruption.


Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals


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Re: Monsanto - They are NOT your friends
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 01:28:01 PM »
Monsanto and Agent Orange

This is a clip from the French documentary "The World According to Monsanto." It summarizes the history of Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide produced by Monsanto, Dow Chemical, and other companies. It was sprayed extensively during the Vietnam War, leading to a horrific variety of adverse health effects. Monsanto conducted deliberately flawed and coercive studies to "prove" that Agent Orange was safe, causing many Vietnam veterans to be denied sufficient health benefits.

In the late 1990's, Monsanto changed its focus from chemicals like Agent Orange to biotechnology. It now indirectly controls approximately 60% of the world food supply. Monsanto insists that its genetically modified crops are safe


The History of Agent Orange

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tznQ2Bko5X4[/youtube]

Funny how the Agent Orange is suddenly in the news again 

Monsanto Manufactured Agent Orange Afflicts Subsequent Generations

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g9CMVZP5YE[/youtube]

In the 1960s, at the request of the United States military, Agents Orange and Purple— very toxic and lethal herbicides used in the Vietnam War—were tested on a wooded area in CFB Gagetown, a Canadian military base located in the province of New Brunswick.


Canada probes 1960s Agent Orange tests on military base
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U.S. military tested Agent Orange in Panama



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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 01:29:47 PM »
Obama appoints Monsanto shill Tom Vilsack to USDA chief

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMWAzH9P728[/youtube]

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Re: Monsanto - They are NOT your friends
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 01:50:14 PM »
The following Links and Data are provided by Dove from Open Minds Forum

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Danger of Genetically Modified Foods with Dr. OZ

USDA downplays own scientist’s research on ill effects of Monsanto herbicide

Everything You HAVE TO KNOW about Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods

Monsanto GMOs Linked To Organ Failure


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpq6C4VND0A[/youtube]

Obama USDA Poised to Take Away Our Right to GMO-Free Food

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Don’t believe Monsanto’s green-washing. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), aren’t meant to feed the world or survive the evermore frequent droughts and floods brought on by global warming – they’re designed to sell Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and the patented “Roundup Ready” genes now spliced into millions of acres of corn, cotton, soy, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa. A 2009 study showed that, in 13 years, Roundup Ready crops increased herbicide use by 383 million pounds. During the Bush administration, the movement to stop GMOs was making progress.

Reflecting public concern over GMOs, in 2007, a Federal court ruled that the Bush USDA’s approval of Roundup Ready alfalfa violated the law because it failed to analyze risks such as the contamination of conventional and organic alfalfa and the development of “super-weeds.” The court banned the planting of GM alfalfa until USDA completed a rigorous analysis of these impacts. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals twice affirmed the national ban on Roundup Ready alfalfa planting, but Monsanto is appealing. They’re taking organic alfalfa farmers all the way to the Supreme Court!

Barack Obama, despite promising us “change we can believe in,” is unfortunately turning out to be just as pro-GMO as the preceding Bush and Clinton administrations, packing the USDA and other government bureaucracies with Monsanto men and biotech cheerleaders such as former Iowa Governor, Tom Vilsack, named “Biotech Governor of the Year” in 2001, now serving as USDA Secretary.

Vilsack, notorious for flying around in a Monsanto company jet during one of his previous election campaigns, is now busy trying to get the court-ordered ban on Roundup Ready alfalfa lifted by issuing a new draft environmental impact statement (EIS) that denies or downplays the obvious environmental and human health hazards of GM alfalfa.

Alfalfa is the fourth most widely grown crop in the U.S. and a key source of dairy forage and hay. The first perennial crop to be genetically engineered, GM alfalfa can regenerate itself from its root-stock. It is open-pollinated by bees, which can cross-pollinate at distances of several miles, spreading Monsanto’s patented, foreign DNA to non-GMO and organic crops. Widespread GMO-contamination of organic alfalfa is inevitable if the Obama Administration successfully distorts science and ignores public opinion and allows Monsanto’s GM Roundup Ready alfalfa to be planted across the U.S.

Mounting evidence shows damage to animals and humans from unlabeled and untested Frankenfoods. Consumers who ingest GM alfalfa are likely risking their health; since even the USDA’s EIS admits that, “acute toxicity in mice was observed.”

According to the EIS, consumers who ingest foods with residues of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide may experience “general and non-specific signs of toxicity from subchronic and chronic exposure to glyphosate includ[ing] changes in liver weight, blood chemistry (may suggest mild liver toxicity), liver pathology, and weight of the pituitary gland.”

The EIS warns that, “Based on upper estimates of exposure … infants consuming fruit and all age groups consuming vegetables may be at risk of adverse effects associated with acute exposure to glyphosate [the active ingredient in Roundup] residues.”

Consuming milk and meat from animals fed crops that are genetically engineered is also risky. In Europe, where farmer and consumer rejection has kept GMO crop acreage to a bare minimum, massive quantities of GMO-tainted animal feed is imported from the U.S. and a survey of 60 samples of 12 different milk brands sold in stores in Italy demonstrated the presence of GM maize sequences in 15 (25%) and of GM soybean sequences in 7 samples (11.7%).

Most consumers, especially organic consumers, are determined to avoid Roundup Ready alfalfa, and meat and dairy products derived from animals ingesting Roundup Ready alfalfa, but according to the EIS, we don’t have that right because, “At the present time, there is no policy regarding the unintended presence of GE (genetically engineered) material in organic products or food, consistent with the fact that the NOP (National Organic Program) is a process-based program for certifying a farm or production system as organic, and not a product-based program that tests or certifies individual products as organic.”

We must stop the Obama administration from taking away our right to grow and consume organic and GMO-free food. The “change we believe in” is a healthy and sustainable future based upon organic food and farming and a green economy.

Obama USDA Poised to Take Away Our Right to GMO-Free Food


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Re: Monsanto - They are NOT your friends
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2011, 04:06:34 PM »
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Feds to limit gardening? (Monsanto, seeds, Ron Paul) 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwEib4FcD24[/youtube]

The Genetic Conspiracy

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joweZ6uM5iY[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHobGDHtq4E[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SBH88lvlos[/youtube]





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Re: Monsanto - They are NOT your friends
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2011, 04:07:20 PM »
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Monsanto Plant Shut Down by Activists in Europe

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Millions Against Monsanto

Genetically Engineered Soybeans May Cause Allergies


The World According to Monsanto

Part 1

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3OedIuaZto[/youtube]

Part 2 of 10



Fox News Kills Monsanto Milk Story

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axU9ngbTxKw[/youtube]

Monsanto's Toxic Milk - Banned in Europe

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SXVpvgXo9Q[/youtube]
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Re: Monsanto - They are NOT your friends
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2011, 04:07:44 PM »
  Dove

In one of the video sets I've posted, there was a comprehensive list of people with hugely conflicting interests; those who work (or have worked) for both the government AND the biotech industry.  It went by pretty quickly, though, so I took the liberty of typing it all out.

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Name:
Government position:
Corporate position:


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David W. Beier
-Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Al Gore
-Head of Government Affairs, Genentech, Inc.

Linda J. Fisher
-Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Pollution Prevention
-VP of Government and Public Affairs for Monsanto

Michael A. Friedman, MD
-Commisioner, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
-Senior VP for Clinical Affairs, G.D. Searle and Co.

L. Val Giddings
-Biotechnology Regulator, US Dept. of Agriculture
-VP for Food and Agriculture, Biotechnology Industry Organization

Marcia Hale
-Assistant to the President Director for Intergovernmental Affairs
-Director of International Government Affairs, Monsanto Corp.

Mickey Kantor
-Secretary, US Dept. of Commerce
-Member, Board of Directors, Monsanto Corp.

Josh King
-Director of Production, White House Events
-Director of Global Communications, Monsanto Corp.

Terry Medley
-Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, US Dept. of Agriculture
-Director of Regulatory and External Affairs, Dupont Corp.

Margaret Miller
-Deputy Director of Human Food Safety, FDA
-Chem Lab Supervisor, Monsanto Corp.

Michael Phillips
-Agriculture Board Member, National Academy of Science
-Head of Regulatory Affairs, Biotechnology Industry Organization

William D. Ruckelshaus
-Chief Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
-Director, Monsanto Corp.

Michael Taylor
-Legal Advisor, FDA
-Head of Wasington DC Office, Monsanto Corp.

Lidia Watrud
-Ecology Division, EPA
-Biotechnology Researcher, Monsanto Corp.

Jack Watson
-Chief of Staff to President Jimmy Carter
-Attorney, Monsanto Corp.

Clayton K. Yeutter
-Secretary, US Dept. of Agriculture
-Board member, Mycogen Corp.

Larry Zeph
-Biologist, Office of Prevention, EPA
-Regulatory Science Manager, Pioneer Hi-Bred International

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You think the people in those government offices have the welfare of humanity in mind?  THINK AGAIN.  It's all about the money.  Oh and power/control, too.  Let's not forget about that.   ;D

SOURCE: Dove's Post at Open Minds Forum

Monsanto Indian Farmer Suicide

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av6dx9yNiCA[/youtube]

Monsanto's Evil

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSdnOKrq6Ko[/youtube]
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Re: Monsanto - They are NOT your friends
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2011, 08:42:55 PM »
1999 Investigation Finds Aspartame is Made with Genetically Modified Bacteria



Anthony Gucciardi
NaturalSociety
October 11, 2010


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As early as 1999, aspartame was exposed as a toxic sweetener that was made through a process that involves genetically modified bacteria. An article by The Independent entitled “World’s top sweetener is made with GM bacteria” revealed that two of the largest health threats –artificial sweeteners and genetically modified organisms — were joining forces.

According to The Independent, both a Monsanto source and a Monsanto spokesperson revealed that aspartame creation process did in fact involve genetically modified bacteria.

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“We have two strains of bacteria – one is traditionally modified and one is genetically modified,” said the source. “It’s got a modified enzyme. It has one amino acid different.”

The process of genetic modification is one that leads to unpredictable consequences. When manipulating the very genetic coding of an organism, of which we do not even fully understand, it is foolish to think that there will be no adverse reactions. Genetically modified food has already been linked to sterility, infant mortality, and allergies.

“Increasingly, chemical companies are using genetically engineered bacteria in their manufacturing process without telling the public,” said Dr Erik Millstone, of Sussex University and the National Food Alliance.

Today we see that companies that companies are hiding the fact that their products are genetically modified more than ever before. With the FDA allowing genetically modified salmon to go unlabeled, and new genetically modified potatoes creeping in, the people are under heavy health assault.

It is truly astounding that genetically modified ingredients have found their way into such a wide variety of products over the last few years, despite research highlighting its negative effects. The ultimate way to take a stand against genetically modified food is to simply not purchase it. Non-GMO is the fastest growing retail brand, which is a clear message to food manufacturers. Big brands will have to change their ingredient list if they want to maintain sales.

Aspartame is Made with Genetically Modified Bacteria

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2011, 08:58:27 PM »
Blind Health: Forbes Magazine Declares Monsanto Company of the Year



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Forbes magazine has named Monsanto, the company responsible for introducing genetically modified food into the food supply, “company of the year”. It sounds like satire, but it sadly is not. The company responsible for crushing family owned farms and bioengineering the food that we eat has received an honorary award. Perhaps this is an early April fools joke.

Genetically modified foods been proven not only to be unhealthy, but deadly. The bioengineering process itself is quite ridiculous. Billions are spent each year to genetically modify the food supply, tainting it with genetically modified frankenfood. Genetically modifying foods requires one to tamper with the very genetic coding of the crop and/or seed. The process entails the transfer of genes from one organism to another, such as taking particular genes from a pig and transferring them to a tomato. Not only does this defile nature, but it leads to a host of health problems.

Forbes Magazine Declares Monsanto Company of the Year

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Besides Monsanto’s crusade to alter the very genetic coding of the food, they have been charged with discharging toxic waste that included PCBs into a west Anniston creek, and dumping millions of pounds of PCBs into open-pit landfills. The people in that area had no idea, and continued to swim and play in the creek. PCBs have been classified as a persistent organic pollutant, meaning they are resistant to environmental degradation. While they heavily pollute the environment, PCBs are also extremely toxic. PCB production was banned in 1976 by the U.S. Congress, and ultimately by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in 2001.

Even if the frankenfood produced by Monsanto actually posed no threat to health, they still do not deserve the award given to them by Forbes magazine. They have sued many small-time family farms and monopolized the farming industry using genetically modified crops. The dishonorable practices of Monsanto continue to make headlines around the world, despite how hard the company tries to suppress them.

Forbes Magazine Declares Monsanto Company of the Year

Related Links:

1. Genetically Modified Food Labeling
2. ToxFAQs™ for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
3. The Planet Versus Monsanto Forbes
4. A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health. Int J Biol Sci 2009; 5:706-726
5. Flashback: Forbes Magazine Declared Monsanto Company of the Year
6. Merck vs Monsanto | Fighting for the Worst Company Award
7. Monsanto Declared Worst Company of 2011
8. Monsanto Worst Company of 2011 Declaration Posted on Reuters, Yahoo, and More
9. GMO Giant Monsanto Will Soon Be Allowed To Police Itself
10. Study Proves Three Monsanto GM Corn Varieties Pose Health Hazard


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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2011, 09:14:23 PM »
Study Proves Three Monsanto GM Corn Varieties Pose Health Hazard



Anthony Gucciardi
NaturalSociety
December 19, 2009


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A new study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences ends the debate regarding the health effects of genetically modified food (GMO). With their findings almost as shocking as the fact that genetically modified food was ever allowed on the shelf, the study is gaining some intense coverage even in the mainstream media.

“There is a world-wide debate concerning the safety and regulatory approval process of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods. In order to scientifically address this issue, it is necessary to have access to toxicological tests, preferably on mammals, performed over the longest time-scales involving detailed blood and organ system analyses. Furthermore, these tests should, if possible, be in accordance with OECD guidelines.” states the introduction.

“For the first time in the world, we’ve proven that GMO are neither sufficiently healthy nor proper to be commercialized. [...] Each time, for all three GMOs, the kidneys and liver, which are the main organs that react to a chemical food poisoning, had problems,” indicated Gilles-Eric Séralini, an expert member of the Commission for Biotechnology Reevaluation, created by the EU in 2008.

Study Proves Three Monsanto GM Corn Varieties Pose Health Hazard

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de Vendmois JS, Roullier F, Cellier D, S’éralini GE. A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health. Int J Biol Sci 2009; 5:706-726

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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2012, 02:38:46 AM »
GM foods not served in Monsanto cafeteria
August 22, 2011




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The fight to ban genetically modified foods has won more converts — some employees of Monsanto the company that is doing the most to promote GM products.

The Independent newspaper reports that there is a notice in the cafeteria of the Monsanto pharmaceutical factory is High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, advising customers “as far as practicable, GM soya and maize (has been removed) from all food products served in our restaurant. We have taken the steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve.”

The notice was posted by the Sutcliffe Catering Group.

Monsanto confirms the authenticity of the notice, but company spokesman Tony Coombes says the only reason for the GM-free foods is because the company “believes in choice.” Coombes says in other Monsanto locations employees are happy to eat GM foods because they are “sprayed with fewer chemicals.”

Adrian Bebb with Friends of the Earth says the notice in the Buckinghamshire plant is hard to misinterpret. “The public has made its concerns about GM ingredients very clear – now it appears that even Monsanto’s own catering firm has no confidence in this new technology.”

GM foods not served in Monsanto cafeteria

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