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Zika: Mega-power’s best friend: the virus

virusJon Rappoport – Modern medicine has transferred the notions of evil, Satan, and even ‘terrorist’ to The Virus.

Unlike my previous articles about the Zika-virus-hoax, this one takes a larger view of what intelligence agencies call a cover story.

A cover story is a tale that conceals an operation and its true purpose. It’s a diversion, a distraction, as in the old con artist’s shell game.

“Look over here. Don’t look there.”

A cover story is a scenario that convinces an audience it is seeing all there is to see:

A lone deranged assassin, Lee Oswald, murdered John Kennedy. Beginning and end of story. There is nothing else to investigate. There was no coordinated operation.

Regarding the Zika virus, I’ve now established there is no proof it is connected with cases of microcephaly (babies with smaller heads and brain impairment). In fact, the actual number of cases of microcephaly in Brazil, “the center of the crisis,” has been overblown.

But in Brazil, there is certainly a deep and enduring health crisis. Add up grinding poverty, severe malnutrition, the enormous deployment of toxic pesticides, a lack of basic sanitation in areas, vaccine damage, among other factors, and you have a formula for human devastation.

Two long-term operations in Brazil (as well as many other countries) need to protect their secrets. I’m talking about a) modern medicine, and b) corporate giants who manufacture and sell pesticides. The use of pesticides has vastly expanded with the introduction of GMO crops, which require drenching with specific compounds, the most famous of which is Monsanto’s Roundup.

Modern medicine operates on the fallacious principle that treating poverty-stricken, chronically ill populations is life-saving and, indeed, messianic. This is a lie. The lie must be covered up.

These populations need productive work and money to survive. They need nutritious food. They need basic sanitation. They need a clean environment. Otherwise, their immune systems are constantly on the edge of collapse.

They aren’t ill because of viruses. In their condition, any germ coming down the pipeline will cause life-threatening infections, because their immune systems can’t respond. Continue reading

Monsanto is Sinking: 3,600 Job Cuts as Corn, Roundup Sales Plummet

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Christina Sarich – There’s a reason that Monsanto recently made a suicide bid for its competitor Syngenta’s business. The company continues to lose profits, with the latest numbers painting a continued stark financial picture for one of the most hated companies in the world. [1]

Announced just this past week, Monsanto related figures showing that sales in the company’s agricultural productivity segment, which includes its best-selling Roundup herbicide, fell 34% to $820 million for the quarter ended Nov. 30. Shares fell slightly due to the admittance.

Monsanto also revealed that it plans to cut more of their work force – a total of 3600 jobs, which accounts for 16% of its global employee base. The biotech giant will also record $1.1 billion to $1.2 billion in ‘restructuring’ costs.

This news follows recent press releases from Monsanto stating that it would cut 2600 jobs globally to cut costs and consolidate some of its business. It also said it would be getting out of the sugar cane business completely, possibly due to Hershey’s recent vow to remove GM sugar from some of its products. Continue reading

Global consensus weighing against GMOs as majority of EU nations ban GMO cultivation

European Union (E.U.) standards currently allow certain GMOs to be cultivated within the borders of member countries, but a majority of these member countries have chosen to “opt out” of the program altogether, due to concerns about both safety and necessity, according to reports. And if things keep moving in this direction throughout Europe, there’s a good chance it will spill over into U.S. GMO policy as well.

According to GMO-Free Europe, the following countries have banned cultivation of Monsanto’s MON 810 genetically-modified maize (corn), which is among the few GMOs that can legally be grown in Europe:

• Austria
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Italy
• Luxembourg
• Poland
• Romania
• Switzerland

A color-coded map of European countries with national bans or moratoriums on MON810 or other GMOs can be accessed here. Continue reading

Justice Groups to Put Monsanto on Trial for Crimes Against Human Health and the Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 3, 2015

CONTACT:  US: Organic Consumers Association/Regeneration International: Katherine Paul, 207-653-3090, katherine@organicconsumers.org   (US); Via Organica/Regeneration International: Ercilia Sahores, ercilia@viaorganica.org; Stichting Monsanto Tribunal: Arnaud Apoteker, arnaudapoteker@yahoo.fr, +33 (0)6 07 57 31 60 (France)

Global Food, Farming and Environmental Justice Groups to Put Monsanto on Trial for Crimes Against Human Health and the  Environment in the International People’s Court in The Hague

Organic Consumers Association, IFOAM, Navdanya, Regeneration International and others form Monsanto Tribunal Foundation in advance of World Food Day 2016

monsantoPARIS – The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI), and Millions Against Monsanto, joined by dozens of global food, farming and environmental justice groups announced [Dec 3 2015] that they will put Monsanto MON (NYSE), a US-based transnational corporation, on trial for crimes against nature and humanity, and ecocide, in The Hague, Netherlands, next year on World Food Day, October 16, 2016.

The announcement was made at a press conference held in conjunction with the COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, November 30 – December 11, in Paris.

Speaking at the press conference, Ronnie Cummins, international director of the OCA (US) and Via Organica (Mexico), and member of the RI Steering Committee, said: “The time is long overdue for a global citizens’ tribunal to put Monsanto on trial for crimes against humanity and the environment. We are in Paris this month to address the most serious threat that humans have ever faced in our 100-200,000 year evolution—global warming and climate disruption. Why is there so much carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide in the atmosphere and not enough carbon organic matter in the soil? Corporate agribusiness, industrial forestry, the garbage and sewage industry and agricultural biotechnology have literally killed the climate-stabilizing, carbon-sink capacity of the Earth’s living soil.” Continue reading

The GMO Cookie is Crumbling

monsantoDr. Joseph Mercola –  In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), determined glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, to be a “probable carcinogen” (Class 2A).

This determination was based on evidence showing the popular weed killer can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung cancer in humans, along with “convincing evidence” it can also cause cancer in animals.

Monsanto has maintained that the classification as a carcinogen is wrong and continues to tout glyphosate (and Roundup) as one of the safest pesticides on the planet.However, they’ve now been slapped with a growing number of lawsuits alleging they’ve long known that Roundup’s glyphosate could harm human health.

Reuters reported: “ ‘[Monsanto] led a prolonged campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers, and the general population that Roundup was safe… We can prove that Monsanto knew about the dangers of glyphosate,’ said Michael McDivitt, whose Colorado-based law firm is putting together cases for 50 individuals. ‘There are a lot of studies showing glyphosate causes these cancers.’ ”

In fact, internal Monsanto documents reveal they knew over 30 years ago that glyphosate caused adenomas and carcinomas in the rats they studied – and that’s only the beginning of Monsanto’s trouble. As each day goes by, the GMO (genetically modified organism) cookie continues to crumble…

Monsanto Asks California to Withdraw Glyphosate on Its Carcinogen List

California environmental officials intend to add glyphosate to their Proposition 65 list of cancer-causing chemicals. Established in California in 1986, Proposition 65 requires consumer products with potential cancer-causing ingredients to bear warning labels.

Rather than label their products sold in California as likely carcinogenic, most companies reformulated their product ingredients so as to avoid warning labels altogether, and they did this on a national scale, not just in California. Continue reading

Why Anyone Who Questions the Safety of GMOs is Labeled Anti-Science

monsantoChristina Sarich – How do you continue to push GM crops on a population that has overwhelmingly voted against them in poll after poll? You start a campaign similar to the one the tobacco industry began in the 1920’s with the help of Edward Bernays to discredit any naysayers and even put doctors in commercials smoking cigarettes. You also do whatever it takes to buy out ‘real’ scientists and call those into question who inquire about the true safety of GM foods. You label them anti-science and discredit their credentials.

As GMWatch.org states:

“First, there has been a tendency to label anyone who dislikes GMOs as anti-science — and put them in the anti-antibiotics, anti-vaccine, even Luddite category. There is, of course, nothing scientific about the comparison. Nor is the scholastic invocation of a “consensus” a valid scientific argument.

Interestingly, there are similarities between arguments that are pro-GMO and snake oil, the latter having relied on a cosmetic definition of science. The charge of “therapeutic nihilism” was leveled at people who contested snake oil medicine at the turn of the 20th century. (At that time, anything with the appearance of sophistication was considered “progress”.)” Continue reading