Chlorpyrifos—described by some as “the most dangerous pesticide you’ve never heard of”—is an insect-killing organophosphate. Organophosphates trace their roots back to Nazi-era IG Farben nerve gases; contemporary scientists still describe the compounds as “junior-strength nerve agents” that have a mechanism of action comparable to sarin. Dow Chemical—the company that helped bring the world mustard gas during World War I and napalm and Agent Orange during the Vietnam war—is the manufacturer of chlorpyrifos-containing insecticides.
By Ty Bollinger – March 1, 2019
About 6 months ago, we reported on a landmark ruling against Monsanto in a case claiming that their pesticides cause cancer. Bayer AG, who acquired Monsanto in June of 2018, is now facing lawsuits from over 11,000 plaintiffs, all of whom are claiming that the products Roundup and Ranger Pro are harmful to our health.
The focus of these claims is glyphosate, the primary ingredient in both products. Lawyers representing these plaintiffs have claimed that the pesticides cause cancer and attack healthy gut bacteria. According to Reuters, they’ve also made allegations that the company attempted to influence regulators and manipulate public opinion regarding the safety of their products.
Today, we’re going to look at the dangers of glyphosate, the current legal battles faced by Bayer, and the extent to which these pesticides have permeated our food and water supplies.
What is Glyphosate?…Read more
Cancer — always believed to be caused by genetic cell mutations — can in reality be caused by infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
“I believe that, conservatively, 15 to 20% of all cancer is caused by infections; however, the number could be larger — maybe double,” said Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, director of the Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Dannenberg made the remarks in a speech in December 2007 at the annual international conference of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Whether caused by infections or not, once cancerous conditions are well underway the weakening of the immune system and the battle that ensues between the good guys and the bad is cheered on by hordes of infectious agents that increase in density, power and form as a patient’s cancers get worse.
Cancer also involves inflammation, acid pH, low oxygen conditions accompanied by low CO2 levels, lower core body temperatures as well as nutritional deficiencies and high levels of tissue and cellular toxicity with heavy metals, chemicals and radiological exposure…Read more
Ken Roseboro, Eco Watch Waking Times Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto‘s Roundup herbicide, is recognized as the world’s most widely used weed killer. What is not so well known is that farmers also use glyphosate on crops such as wheat, oats, edible beans and other crops right before harvest, raising concerns that the herbicide could get into…..Read more
Dr. Henry Kissinger, who wrote: “Depopulation should be the highest priority of U.S. foreign policy towards the Third World.”Research on population control, preventing future births, is now being carried out secretly by biotech companies. Dr. Ignacio Chapela, a University of California microbiologist, discovered that wild corn in remote parts of Mexico is contaminated with lab…Read more
There’s a lot more to the Monsanto Company than meets the eye: aside from its line of toxic herbicides and genetically engineered seeds, they’ve also been involved in everything from the production of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War to cancer-causing PCBs.
While the company continually states that its purpose is to “feed the world” by creating GMOs and chemicals (an assertion the United Nations has repeatedly disagreed with), it is still heavily involved in our food supply from seed to harvest.
And now, thanks to a new partnership with a “cutting edge” startup out of California, Monsanto could soon be flooding the market with more GMOs (including one of the world’s favorite fruits) than ever before.
And as usual, absolutely nothing will be labeled, meaning it will be up to the consumer to figure out which foods are GMO and which aren’t on their own time.
Monsanto to Flood the Market with “Longer-Lasting” New GMOs
Monsanto’s new project will focus specifically on “longer-lasting” new GMO foods in an effort to combat food waste.
According to its press release, Monsanto is investing $125 million in gene editing technology through a new partnership with Pairwise Plants, a California agricultural startup that will help Monsanto to create gene edited corn, soybeans, cotton and canola crops.
This new technology is said to be the next big thing in the GMO industry.
It allows scientists to play God with our food supply by altering foods even quicker in a laboratory setting, bestowing upon them new traits like the inability to show signs of rotting or wasting.
Among new varieties of GMO crops, Pairwise is also expected to work with Monsanto on a new GMO wheat, as well as GMO fruits including the potential to create GMO strawberries.
“My co-founders and I believe the technologies we have each been developing can have a profound impact in plant agriculture and will speed innovation that is badly needed to feed a growing population amid challenging conditions created by a changing climate,” said Pairwise founder J. Keith Joung about the new arrangement.
What This Means for the Future of Monsanto
With the recent European approval of its merger with Bayer set, Monsanto is now upping the ante like never before.
It’s becoming more clear than ever that their vision for the Future of Food is exactly what we thought it was — one filled with Frankenfood experiments, crops doused in cancer-linked chemicals and an increasingly dominant level of control over the food system.
The alleged goal of this new pairing is to create foods that will “last longer” on store shelves, but what good is longer-lasting food if the health consequences are unknown due to a lack of long-term testing, and the creation of new foods that are inherently foreign to the body?
Already one Columbia University study has shown that this type of gene editing can create “hundreds of unintended mutations” within the target organism. It’s not known whether this extends to gene edited foods, but now the question is, “Do you want to be the guinea pig?”
Monsanto is hoping that the answer to that question is a resounding “Yes,” as it has been for so much of the unsuspecting general public over these past few decades.
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By TaylorAHumphrey at minds.com Looking for some mind-expanding entertainment? Check out Scientists Under Attack: Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money, a film by german director Bertram Verhaag. “Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. They are distinguished scientists, and their careers lie in ruins. Both chose to investigate the phenomenon of genetic engineering. Both made…