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Joe Martino ~ Boycott Monsanto – A Simple List Of Companies To Avoid

CerealsKixGMOAs the public debate over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) continues, many are already wondering how they can choose products that aren’t using GMO’s. This could be made quite simple if some sort of governing authority forced companies to label their products if they contain GMOs so people know what they are buying, but there seems to be a lack of cooperation in having this motion move forward.

Perhaps it’s corporate lobbying or a protection of corporate interest. Or maybe it’s a legitimate fear of casting a negative stigma over a product for no real reason. Either way, people have the right to know what they are eating and given we don’t have any clear signs that GMOs are safe, people deserve to have the choice.

Opting Out Of GMOs

Those who are passionate about the GMO issue and who have worked hard to raise awareness about it are often looking for the best ways to boycott GMOs. One of the most effective ways to put an end to any product you don’t want to see out there is to simply not support it. Opt out of it! Vote with your dollars. Continue reading

Mark DeNicola ~ Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen: The 12 Most Awful Products Made By Monsanto

MonsantoHQWhen it comes to pretty well every health-related alternative media platform, the agricultural mega-giant Monsanto is more than a recurring subject. On Collective Evolution alone you’ll find over 9 pages worth of articles at least loosely addressing the company by simply typing “monsanto” into our embedded search.

The reasoning as to why this multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation is such a hot topic is more than well-documented by this point. It’s so well-documented that an entire global march has been founded in protest to the stance and actions taken by this company, the March Against Monsanto. However the focus of this article is to shed some light on some of the most harmful products that Monsanto has had at least a part in bringing to market, some of which they still stand by to this day.

Originally put together by GMO Awareness, here are the 12 most awful products made by Monsanto:

1. Saccharin

What is it? – Plain and simple saccharin is an artificial sweetener. Around since the 1800′s, saccharin did not become widely popular as an alternative to sugar until the 20th century -thanks in large part to the efforts of Monsanto whose initial intention as a corporation was to produce saccharin for Coca-Cola. (1)(2)

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Ethan A. Huff ~ CDC Owns Patent On Ebola Virus; Agency To Collect Royalties On All Future Ebola Vaccines

“This fight, of course, is more of a commercial endeavor rather than a humanitarian one, as evidenced by the various partnerships involved. Gates, Monsanto and others quietly invest “seed” money to initiate product development; the government and media play along by hyping whatever crisis is needed to generate demand for the product; and at just the right time, the vaccine is launched and millions are subjected to it.”  – E Huff

As the Ebola crisis rages on, details about who the stakeholders are in this global disease operation have emerged — and yes, the U.S. government is one of them. Dave Hodges from The Common Sense Show reports that none other than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Monsanto all stand to gain from this manufactured Ebola crisis and the vaccines that were already being developed for it nearly 10 years ago.

In the second part of a three-part series on Ebola, Hodges warns that mandatory vaccinations are definitely on the agenda, with the CDC expected to generate large returns on investment for each one administered. The agency apparently owns the patent not only on the original Ebola strain, as it was supposedly “discovered” back in the 1970s, but also on all future Ebola strains that might emerge in the future.

Vaccine company has $140 million contract with Department of Defense to develop Ebola jab

This patent, which Hodges recently posted on his website, reveals that the CDC claims ownership over Ebola, meaning it can also claim royalties on the distribution and sale of Ebola vaccines. The DoD is also in on the scam, having contracted with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a leading RNA interference therapeutics developer, to develop a vaccine for Ebola.

But this is hardly a recent development — the government has been working with multinational corporations like Tekmira to develop vaccines for Ebola since prior to 2006, long before the current outbreak. Bill Gates has also invested heavily in the development of such vaccines, footing $50 million in “aid” to the United Nations to “fight Ebola.”

This fight, of course, is more of a commercial endeavor rather than a humanitarian one, as evidenced by the various partnerships involved. Gates, Monsanto and others quietly invest “seed” money to initiate product development; the government and media play along by hyping whatever crisis is needed to generate demand for the product; and at just the right time, the vaccine is launched and millions are subjected to it.

NIH holds all patents on Ebola vaccines

In this case, both the CDC and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are among the key players in promoting the Ebola vaccine. While the CDC owns the patent on Ebola itself, the NIH owns the patent on Ebola vaccines. As it turns out, the NIH has collaborated with the Vaccine Research Center (VRC), a division of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Crucell, another vaccine developer, to commercialize an Ebola vaccine in the very near future.

This agreement dates back more than a decade, with Crucell entering Phase I clinical trials for said vaccine back in 2006. Several years later, the NIH and NIAID awarded Crucell with further funding to advance the development of a multivalent filovirus vaccine to treat not only Ebola but other similar viral infections that cause severe hemorrhagic fever in both humans and nonhuman primates.

“The work on an Ebola virus [vaccine], sanctioned by the holder of the patent for the vaccine, the NIH… has been ongoing since 2004 with clinical trials in 2006,” wrote Hodges. “This explains why the CDC and the NIH are bringing Ebola patients into the country to treat. The moment that an Ebola patient crosses the U.S. border, they become the intellectual property of the CDC, NIH and Bill and Melinda Gates!”

You can read Part I of Hodges’ report on Ebola, the CDC and the plan to vaccinate the entire world against Ebola here: TheCommonSenseShow.com.

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Sources for this article include:

SF Source NaturalNews  Sept 19 2014

RT News ~ World News Links (August 30 2014)

​Monsanto in Ukraine: IMF loan for Ukraine may give GMO giant a backdoor into EU

Reuters / Bogdan Cristel

Reuters / Bogdan Cristel

Ukraine’s bid for closer ties with the west could come at a cost. With the IMF set to loan the country $17 billion, the deal could also see GMO crops grown in some of the most fertile lands on the continent, warns Frederic Mousseau.

Very few, not least the Ukrainian population are aware of these details, but according to Mousseau, who is a Policy Director at The Oakland Institute, in return for the cash, Ukraine could very well become a test ground for GMO crops in Europe, something the rest of the European Union has been looking to prevent. RT caught up with the Frenchman, who voiced his concerns at what may lay ahead.

RT: When this $17 billion deal is approved by the IMF and the Ukrainian ban on GM crops is lifted, does that mean it is just a matter of time before Ukrainian farmers grow modified crops?

Frederic Mousseau: This is very likely because there is a lot of pressure from the bio-technological industry, such as Monsanto, to have these approved in Ukraine. It is also part of the EU Association Agreement, which has a particular article which calls for the expansion of bio-technology and GMOs in Ukraine.

RT: If it was one of the pre-conditions of the multi-billion dollar loan, do you think it is fair to say that Monsanto has considerable influence over the IMF and the World Bank and even dictates terms to them?  Continue reading . . .

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Christina Sarich ~ Study: New Yorkers Face Cancer Spike From Monsanto’s Roundup In City Parks

“Experts are now concerned that this spraying may account for findings in a study just published in April by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that found RoundUp’s active ingredient, glyphosate, is associated with lymphoma. Dr. Philip Landrigan, a professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai, called the study “very authoritative” and believes the city should halt its use of RoundUp.” C Sarich

Monsanto_PesticidesThe Parks Department in New York, which was responsible for spraying pesticides on green spaces more than 1,300 times last year, is likely leading to more prevalent cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and breast cancer, according to the findings of recent studies. The pesticide they use most often (even where children are at play) in order to eliminate weeds that house rats in New York is Monsanto’s Roundup – full of glyphosate carcinogens.

Even though the city posts warning signs 24-hours prior to spraying, the toxic chemicals in RoundUp linger, and no one really knows for how long. They say they spray in ‘little-used’ areas in the park – but we all know that with a little rain, pesticide runoff travels into the park’s lakes and soil, contaminating larger areas.

“In order to keep rats out of the playgrounds and meadow areas, we must use Roundup,” Parks Department spokesman Phil Abramson said. “It is not used inside playgrounds but is often used on little-used slopes outside playgrounds precisely because overgrown weeds near playgrounds harbor rats.”

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Christina Sarich ~ Societal Shift: Schools Begin Teaching Kids How to Grow Organic, Sustainable Food

“As more young people realize the truth about monopolizing corporations like Monsanto, Dow, and Bayer, they are impassioned to make a difference.” C Sarich

SchoolKidsGrowOrganicGardens1Some schools leave an open door for the likes of Monsanto to creep in, infesting young minds with propaganda lies like ‘GM is needed to feed the world.’ Other schools take their classrooms outdoors, learning about vermiculture, organic growing techniques, the importance of soil health, and the damage that pesticides and herbicides do to humans and animals.

As Americans face epidemic-level obesity and diabetes rates among school-aged children, it is clear that biotech has failed not only to feed the world, but to nourish it. The re-education of our youth about the importance of sustainable food is paramount, and some schools are taking on that challenge. Local food movements often begin with the youth in an urban city or a suburban town. These schools are helping to make that happen:

Take Edible Schoolyard, founded by Alice Waters, for example. She takes her organic experience from Berkeley, CA farms and restaurants and brings it to schools where children learn about all aspects of growing organic food – from planting seeds to cooking it and serving it to their families. If this sounds delectable, you can search for one of her programs, here. They are all over the world. Continue reading

Jonathan Benson ~ GMOs Won’t Save Us From Climate Change Regardless Of What Monsanto Says, According To New Study

“. . . it appears as though Monsanto and the rest have greatly exaggerated the alleged benefits of no-till farming in order to aggressively promote GMOs as the saviors of the planet. In the process, the industry has willfully ignored copious evidence showing that carbon sequestration is minimal under the no-till model.” J Benson


NaturalNews ~ A major tenet of the biotechnology model of agriculture is that genetically modified (GM) crops help mitigate climate change by sequestering more carbon into the soil. But a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change has determined this to be patently false, showing that no-till farming methods perform similarly to conventional plowing methods in terms of actual carbon sequestration.

Chemical companies like Monsanto have long claimed that no-till farming, which eliminates the need for soil to be plowed under in order to eradicate weeds, is preferable because it doesn’t disrupt the soil and thus release carbon into the atmosphere. Climate change apologists have long claimed that soil carbon release is responsible for global warming and that no-till farming methods prevent this phenomenon from occurring.

But as it turns out, no-till farming only sequesters carbon near the surface of the soil, with far lower accumulations than previously assumed at deeper levels. What this suggests is that the net accumulation of organic carbon in no-till soil is small, at best, and most likely negligible. In other words, GM crop technologies do not actually address climate change any better than conventional growing technologies.

“Over-stating the climate change benefits of no-till is serious as it gives a falsely optimistic message of the potential to mitigate climate change through altered agricultural practices,” stated Prof. David Powlson, a co-author of the study from Rothamsted Research in the UK. Continue reading

Sayer Ji ~ Why Monsanto’s ‘Cure’ For World Hunger Is Cursing The Global Food Supply

“. . . Monsanto creates a problem – a systemic herbicide intended to ‘save the world’ from hunger as part of its GMO Roundup-ready proprietary production system that actually destroys the pollinators required to maintain our global food supply.” S Ji

FROM WISE OWL BLY WHILE ENJOYING THE BROOKLYN BOTANICAL GARDENWhat if the very GM agricultural system that Monsanto claims will help to solve the problem of world hunger depends on a chemical that kills the very pollinator upon which approximately 70% of world’s food supply now depends?

A new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology titled, “Effects of field-realistic doses of glyphosate on honeybee appetitive behavior,” establishes a link between the world’s most popular herbicide – aka Roundup – and the dramatic decline in honeybee (Apis mellifera) populations in North American and Europe that lead to the coining of the term ‘colony collapse disorder‘ (CCD) in late 2006 to describe the phenomena.[1]

The researchers found that concentrations of glyphosate (GLY) consistent with the type of exposures associated with standard spraying practices in GM agricultural- and neighboring eco- systems reduced the honeybee’s sensitivity to nectar reward and impaired their learning abilities – two behavioral consequences likely to adversely affect their survival abilities. Moreover, while sub-lethal doses were not found to overtly affect their foraging behavior, they hypothesized that because of their resilience, “..forager bees could become a source of constant inflow of nectar with GLY traces that could then be distributed among nest mates, stored in the hive and have long- term negative consequences on colony performance.”

A Deeper Look at the New Study: Roundup Interferes with Bee Appetite and Learning

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Chautauqua ~ Monsanto’s Legacy Of Death

“If you google Monsanto falsified scientific studies, you will get 174,000 hits, which together tell quite a story. If Monsanto products are safe for humans and the environment then why all the effort to falsify scientific studies and doctor their reports?” Chautauqua

Monsanto_GMO1Fresh out of high school in 1968, and rated 1A in the draft; I enlisted in the navy, figuring if I was going to see Vietnam it might as well be from offshore! Before I could say “this might have been a mistake” I found myself aboard the logistical support ship USS Platte, off the coast of south Vietnam; pumping fuel and hauling ammunition. We carried all manner of explosive and dangerous ordinance, but none with more respect than we gave those 55 gallon drums of Agent Orange, the notorious defoliant used to deprive the enemy cover. Whenever those drums with the orange stripe around the middle came aboard everyone was extra jittery; we were never told anything about the drums contents officially mind you; yet the scuttlebuttin the fleet said the stuff had a nasty reputation &not to go near it if we could avoid doing so.

Five years after my enlistment ended I was living in Ketchikan Alaska; and was one of the founding members of a Vietnamvet outreach center. In another hasty decision, I became the groups advocate for filing Agent Orange claims with the VA. Over the next five years I assisted several dozen fellow veterans with their Agent Orange claims. Part of my job description was to absorb everything available on the subject. I only mention these things because we’re gonna talk about Monsanto again, and maybe it’s important to know I have some skin in the game as they say.

Every story needs a beginning; and for Agent Orange that would be in a Monsanto factory explosion ironically located in Nitro West Virginia back in 1949, (the year of my beginning as well.) Monsanto was manufacturing a compound called 245T which when combined created the highly toxic by-product Dioxin. Following the explosion 228 workers developed acute cases of chloracne, an extremely disfiguring illness directly linked to dioxin exposure.

Agent Orange is what you get when you mix 235T with another toxic compound, 24D. Continue reading