Sugar Beets: Monsanto Wins Again

See Also: (ActivistPost) – Federal Judge Revokes USDA Approval Of Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Sugar BeetsRead More Here

(Infowars) – Last Friday a federal judge imposed a nationwide ban on GMO sugar beets and it was overturned the next business day.  Sugar beets comprise 50% of the sugar used in US food, and 95% of the sugar beets grown in the US are GMO.  It is the jurisdiction of the US Department of Agriculture to determine whether plants are environmentally safe; this case is about whether the plants can cross pollinate (by wind, insects, etc) and contaminate other plants.  This could have cost Monsanto billions of dollars. Continue reading

Dust Regulations, No Till, and Monsanto’s Food Monopoly

(FarmWars) – Farmers in Oklahoma are being targeted with new dust regulations. Normal farming methods include tilling the ground, which produces dust. What type of farming method doesn’t produce dust? No till. What company endorses no till farming methods for crop production? Monsanto. Don’t till to get rid of weeds, just apply Roundup. Read Entire Article

The Power of Community

By Katherine Smith

In September 2006, the world experienced a paradigm shift when a strong lobbying effort by grassroots organizations effectively derailed an initiative: A move that was tantamount to a declaration of war on Iran.

U.S.: Iran Resolution Shelved in Rare Defeat for Israel Lobby

In a significant and highly unusual defeat for the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives has decided to shelve a long-pending, albeit non-binding, resolution that called for President George W. Bush to launch what critics called a blockade against Iran.

But an unexpectedly strong lobbying effort by a number of grassroots Iranian-American, Jewish-American, peace, and church groups effectively derailed the initiative.

The decision by the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Howard Berman, to shelve HR 362 marked an unusual defeat for AIPAC, according to its critics who charged that the resolution was designed to lay the groundwork for the Bush administration or any successor administration to take military action against Iran.

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Monsanto: The evil corporation in your refrigerator

When we consider the rogue’s gallery of devilish, over-sized, greedy and disproportionately powerful corporations, we generally come up with outfits like Microsoft, Bechtel, AIG, Halliburton, Goldman-Sachs, Exxon-Mobil and the United States Senate. Yet somehow, Monsanto, arguably (WalletPop) – The most devilish, over-sized, greedy and disproportionately powerful corporation in the world has been able to more or less skulk between the raindrops — only a household name in households where documentaries like Food Inc. are regarded as light Friday evening entertainment. My house, for example. But for the most part, if you were to ask an average American for their list of sinister corporations, Monsanto probably wouldn’t make the cut.

It should. Read More Here

See Also: (NaturalNews) – Monsanto: The world’s poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100 percent of all commercial seeds genetically modified and patented. Anderson consultants then worked backwards from that goal, and developed the strategy and tactics to achieve it. They presented Monsanto with the steps and procedures needed to obtain a place of industry dominance in a world in which natural seeds were virtually extinct. Read More Here

Also: (GardenState) – Cannabinoids Kill Cancer and Our Government Has Known for 36 YearsRead More Here

Also: (NYTimes) – What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin DRead More Here

7 Secret Ways We Are Being Poisoned

(ActivistPost) – The objectivism of the scientific method seems to have been hijacked by corporations who often pay for scientists to support their products, as well as politicians who move through the revolving door between the private and public sector.  Even worse is that sometimes the consumer protection agencies themselves are complicit.

The trust placed by consumers in scientific studies and Federal oversight committees has been violated in service to profit so that products are allowed to enter the marketplace with reduced safety standards.   The synthetic chemicals we encounter on a daily basis in our food, water, and environment are increasingly shown to be disastrous to our physical and mental well-being.  Volumes can be written — indeed have been written — by experts in both mainstream and alternative medicine who have documented the sleight of hand used to hoodwink consumers and threaten our health.  The categories below are worth deeper investigation as prime examples of what we might face as a species if this chemical bombardment continues. Continue reading

Monsanto’s Roundup – Be Warned

(EnvironmentalHealthNews) – Weed killer kills human cells. Study intensifies debate over ‘inert’ ingredients.

Used in yards, farms and parks throughout the world, Roundup has long been a top-selling weed killer. But now researchers have found that one of Roundup’s inert ingredients can kill human cells, particularly embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells. The new findings intensify a debate about so-called “inerts” the solvents, preservatives, surfactants and other substances that manufacturers add to pesticides. Nearly 4,000 inert ingredients are approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading

Video: Food & Depopulation – Scams and Solutions

(Infowars) – The Food & Depopulation series of articles has been written for people who think that conspiracies are mere theories, that the American government is working in our best interest and that the United Nations is benevolent. Nothing could be further from the truth; irrefutable proof of this is explained in the previous three articles. Sharing the truth about food is an exceptionally effective way to wake people up because all people have a personal relationship with food every day. Here are the important points to remember: Continue reading

Bill Gates now pushing genetically modified seeds in Africa

(NaturalNews) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation continues to throw its support behind risky genetically modified (GM) seeds as a means for feeding hungry Africans, ignoring safer and more reliable technologies that already exist. Continue reading

MSM: Monsanto GM seed ban is overturned by US Supreme Court

(BBC) – The bio-tech company Monsanto can sell genetically modified seeds before safety tests on them are completed, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

A lower court had barred the sale of the modified alfalfa seeds until an environmental impact study could be carried out.

But seven of the nine Supreme Court Justices decided that ruling was unconstitutional. Continue reading

Food and Depopulation: Monsanto’s Monopoly

(Part 2 of 4)

(Infowars) – A monopoly is exclusive control of a commodity or service that makes it possible to manipulate prices.  This is accomplished through governmental regulations used to enforce the monopoly.  The way to break a monopoly is to remove those laws.  This is simple, but not easy in the case of Monsanto, because the roots extend to international, federal, state, and local government regulations.  Monopoly owners corner a market by taking control of the resource AND preventing others from using the resource. Continue reading

Meat claimed as invention by multinational company of Monsanto

(GMWatch) – Multinational seed corporations are following a consequent strategy to gain control over basic resources for food production. As recent research shows not only genetically engineered plants, but more and more the conventional breeding of plants gets into the focus of patent monopolies: International patent applications in this sector are skyrocking, having doubled since 2007 till end of 2009. Further on the multinationals expand their claims over the whole chain of food production from feed to animals and food products such as meat. Continue reading

Health News

(Bloomberg) – J&J Unit Pleads Guilty to Improper Topamax Marketing (Update2)

A Johnson & Johnson unit admitted it illegally marketing its Topamax epilepsy drug for other ailments, fulfilling part of an $81 million settlement reached in April with the government. Read More Here

(USAWeekend) – Most babies need a vitamin D supplement

New research suggests that almost all babies need a vitamin D supplement. According to a study in March published online in Pediatrics, only 5% to 37% of U.S. infants under age 1 meet the standard for vitamin D set by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2008: 400 international units a day. Only 1% to 13% of infants under age 1 get a vitamin D supplement today, the study says. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Dupont complains that Monsanto is running a seed market monopoly

Chemical and agricultural giant DuPont has accused rival Monsanto of maintaining a seed monopoly, in a complaint filed with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Agriculture. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – If ultrasound destroys sperm, why is it safe for a fetus? – Mike Adams

Ultrasound is extremely damaging to the health of any unborn child (fetus). The natural health community has been warning about ultrasound for years, but mainstream medicine, which consistently fails to recognize the harm it causes, insists ultrasound is perfectly safe and can’t possibly harm the health of a fetus. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Hemp History Week, a look back at America’s hemp heritage

Let U.S. farmers grow hemp! This is the battle cry of those who recognize the value and history of hemp and lament the fact that domestic farmers have been unable to legally grow it for over 50 years. In an effort to change this, Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association have announced May 17-23, 2010, as Hemp History Week, a time when patriotic Americans are encouraged to anchor and organize events in their hometown as part of a national grassroots, media and public education campaign about hemp. Read More Here

Video: Satan is going on vacation and needs a replacement

WARNING – Explicit Content

Satan is going on vacation and needs a replacement. Candidates for the job include Scott Silverman from Positive ID, Verichip , Raytheon , Monsanto and Goldman Sachs.

Health News

(NYTimes) – Researchers Ponder a Hurricane Hitting the Oil-Slicked Gulf of Mexico

The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season begins June 1, and scientists tracking the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are beginning to think about what would happen if a storm hit the growing slick. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Now independent thinkers are considered diseased by psychiatry

Psychiatrists have been working on the fourth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and, in it, they hope to add a whole slew of new psychiatric disorders. Unfortunately, many of these disorders are merely differences in personality and behavior among people. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Landmark study set to show potential dangers of heavy mobile phone use

Prolonged mobile phone use could be linked to a type of cancer, the largest investigation of its kind will show next week. Read More Here

(CNN) – Video: Jenny McCarthy how she cured her sons Autism caused by VACCINATIONS! – Video Link Here

(DiscoveryNews) – Gulf Wildlife ‘Dead Zone’ Keeps Growing

Experts who assessed the Exxon Valdez disaster describe how the Gulf oil spill could affect birds, reptiles, shrimp, fish and other wildlife. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Dispersants Might Be INCREASING Damage From Gulf Oil Spill – Read More Here

(GodLikeProductions) – Genetically modified crops failing worldwide

The Green Revolution — a misleading name applied by PR firms to the onset of globalized, chemical-intensive, industrial agriculture that is anything but friendly to the environment — is coming unraveled around the world, bringing devastation to farmers from the plains of China to the plains of America. Read More Here

(DailyKos) – Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds

“A new earthquake” is what peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the news that Monsanto will be donating 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds, some of them treated with highly toxic pesticides. The MPP has committed to burning Monsanto’s seeds, and has called for a march to protest the corporation’s presence in Haiti on June 4, for World Environment Day. Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (Rense) – Hidden Sources Of MSG In Foods – Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD

What if someone were to tell you that a chemical (MSG) added to food could cause brain damage in your children, and that this chemical could effect how your children’s nervous systems formed during development so that in later years they may have learning or emotional difficulties?

What if there was scientific evidence that these chemicals could permanently damage a critical part of the brain known to control hormones so that later in life your child might have endocrine problems? How would you feel? Read More Here

(Reuters) – Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Diet soda now promoted as medicine to stop kidney stones (opinion) – Mike Adams

The “most retarded science journal of the year” award goes to the Journal of Urology which has published an article suggesting that diet soda is actually an effective type of medicine for preventing kidney stones (April 19, 2010 issue). The research was led by Dr Brian H. Eisner, a urologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, who is apparently completely clueless about human nutrition and the toxicity of aspartame. Read More Here

(MiamiHerald) – Prescription drugs bust nets 135 arrests

A pharmacy might sell a single dose of oxycodone at $1 per pill, will on the streets it’s up to $30 a pill. Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Can Pesticides Cause ADHD?

Study Says Pesticide May Contribute to ADHD, But More Research Needed Read More Here

Obama’s latest Monsanto pick, Elena Kagan

First, we spit out our coffee over President Obama’s appointments of former Monsanto goon Michael Taylor as Food Safety [sic] Czar and ‘biotech governor of the year’ Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. Then we choked on our grits when he made Monsanto lobbyist, Islam Siddiqui, the US Ag Trade Representative. Now, the real food movement has completely lost its appetite with Obama’s nomination of Monsanto defender, Elena Kagan, to the US Supreme Court. Continue reading

Health News

(NaturalNews) – Do healing foods work better than Big Pharma’s drugs? The results speak for themselves – Mike Adams

The drug industry is constantly trying to convince you that drugs are good for your health while nutritional supplements and healthy foods are somehow bad for you. This same line of nonsense is also repeated by the FDA, which goes out of its way to censor the truth about the healing properties of natural foods like walnuts, cherries and berries. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Low vitamin D tied to depression in older people

Older men and women with lower levels of vitamin D in their blood are more prone to become depressed over time, new research shows. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Scientists call for GM review after surge in pests around cotton farms in China

Farmland struck by infestations of bugs following widespread adoption of Bt cotton made by biotech giant Monsanto Read More Here

(Reuters) – FDA: Glaxo, Merck vaccines OK despite pig virus

Rotavirus vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Merck & Co Inc are safe to use despite being contaminated with a pig virus, U.S. health regulators ruled on Friday. Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Long conversations on mobile phones can increase risk of cancer, suggests 10-year study

Prolonged use of mobile phones over many years could increase the risk of cancer, scientists have found. Read More Here

(CNN) – ‘Shocking’ conditions at Tylenol plant

The quality and safety violations that led to the shutdown of a Tylenol plant were extremely serious, and could lead to tough action by regulators on drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.
“This inspection report is pretty close to being the worst I’ve seen. It suggests that basically the FDA found an issue with almost every system at the plant,” said Lebo, who had previously worked for Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical sourcing group in 2002. Lebo said he left that job after nine months because the work required too much travel. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – U.S. Clears a Test of Bioengineered Trees

Federal regulators gave clearance Wednesday for a large and controversial field test of genetically engineered trees planned for seven states stretching from Florida to Texas. Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Revealed: The very unappetising truth about McDonald’s chicken meals

One of tens of thousands, each bird is allowed the floor space equivalent to a sheet of A4 paper and will live for just 40 days before it hits its genetically-engineered slaughter weight. That’s if it doesn’t perish along the way. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Homeopathy is witchcraft, say doctors

Hundreds of members of the BMA have passed a motion denouncing the use of the alternative medicine, saying taxpayers should not foot the bill for remedies with no scientific basis to support them. Read More Here

A New Earthquake Hits Haiti – Monsanto’s deadly gift of 475 tonnes of genetically-modified seeds to Haitian farmers

(CUPE) – Haiti’s earthquake on 12 January this year has been a lucky business break for some. The transnational firm Monsanto is offering the country’s farmers a deadly gift of 475 tonnes of genetically-modified (GM) seeds, along with associated fertiliser and pesticides, which will be handed out free by the WINNER project, with the backing of the US embassy in Haiti. Do Haitians know Monsanto made the “Agent Orange” defoliant sprayed over Vietnam by US planes during the war there, poisoning both US soldiers and Vietnamese civilians? Continue reading

Killing The Food Supply: The Dangers of Genetically Modified Food

(Infowars) – Genetically modified food has entered the food supply through secrecy and deception. Some claimed that genetically modifying the food supply could even put an end to world hunger. At first glance, genetic modification really does look like a great idea. It allows for larger crops, enhanced growing seasons, and even bigger animals. The truth of the matter is that genetically modified food has been shown to sterilize the population, lead to infant mortality, and exacerbate the usage of pesticides on a global scale. Continue reading

Feds on GMO Labeling: Don’t Tell, Don’t Ask

(TheAtlantic) – If you were hoping there might be some change in the U.S. government’s official position on genetically modified and genetically engineered (GM/GE) foods under the Obama administration, tough luck. Continue reading

US Supreme Court eyes bar on Monsanto GM alfalfa

(RawStory) – Supreme Court justices sounded critical Tuesday about the federal court decision blocking US biotech giant Monsanto’s sale of genetically modified alfalfa because some farmers fear their crops will be contaminated.

A federal judge in California in May 2007 ruled in a finding upheld on appeal in 2009 to block the sale of Monsanto’s GM alfalfa seeds. Continue reading

GMO Case Before Supreme Court

(InterPressService) – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in its first-ever case involving genetically modified crops. The decision in this case may have a significant impact on both the future of genetically modified foods and government oversight of that and other environmental issues.

The case, Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, revolves around an herbicide-resistant alfalfa, the planting of which has been banned in the U.S. since a federal court prohibited the multinational Monsanto from selling the seeds in 2007. Continue reading

Monsanto named in 50 cancer lawsuits

(WVRecord) – Fifty recently filed lawsuits allege Monsanto and related companies are responsible for causing cancer.

Each of the complaints, filed Aug. 3 in Putnam Circuit Court, say Monsanto and its successor companies caused cancer by exposing the plaintiffs to dioxins/furans contamination of the air and property in and around Nitro. The cases mention the “negligent and otherwise unlawful release of dioxin from defendants’ waste disposal practices on properties … located in and about Nitro, West Virginia.” Continue reading

Video: The Chemistry of Monsanto – 100% Safe. Unless… – Shelly Roche

(ByteStyle.TV) – In honor of Earth Day, I thought I’d do a little research on my favorite company… Monsanto. Specifically, the “safety” protocol they used to bring their flagship product, RoundUp weed-killer, to market. Disgusting, really: Continue reading

Monsanto Under Investigation by Seven US States

(OrganicConsumers) – At least seven US state attorneys general are investigating whether Monsanto Company has abused its market power to lock out competitors and raise prices on seed. Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and two other unidentified states are in a working group to investigate the biotech giant. Continue reading

The multiple ways Monsanto is putting normal seeds out of reach

(OpEdNews) – People say if farmers don’t want problems from Monsanto, just don’t buy their GMO seeds.

Not so simple. Where are farmers supposed to get normal seed these days? How are they supposed to avoid contamination of their fields from GM-crops? How are they supposed to stop Monsanto detectives from trespassing or Monsanto from using helicopters to fly over spying on them?

Monsanto contaminates the fields, trespasses onto the land taking samples and if they find any GMO plants growing there (or say they have), they then sue, saying they own the crop. It’s a way to make money since farmers can’t fight back and court and they settle because they have no choice. Read More Here

Monsanto admits their technology doesn’t work!

(Datensatz) – This was my Saturday’s lyrics to breakfast in sunny Bangalore: Monsanto has decided to tell the truth about something: its technology doesn’t work!, reports The Hindu. I’m going to need a second cup of chai to digest this, Monsanto speaking honest!? Indian farmers and scientist have been seeing this in their Bt cotton fields for a few years: pests become resistant to Monsanto’s genetically engineered toxins and thus farmers apply huge amounts of pesticides. Monsanto has always denied this, has the recent massive rejection of its Bt brinjal in India woken up its senses? Continue reading

Say No to GMO Corporatism

(C4L) – This week I heard a disturbing commercial on the radio which was produced by Monsanto. If you aren’t familiar with Monsanto already, they are the corporation who created Roundup weed killer and Agent Orange, the chemical which caused over 400,000 deaths and disabilities during the Vietnam War. Some of Monsanto’s most recent controversies are engineering rBST (recombinant Bovine Somatotropin) or rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone) and Genetically Modified Organisms or GMO’s. These industrialized forms of food have saturated the diet of Americans for years now without consumers even noticing. Continue reading

Stop Monsanto’s GMO Contamination

(CredoAction) – During the Bush administration, Monsanto illegally won USDA approval for its genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa by convincing regulators to bypass a mandatory environmental review. In response to a lawsuit by consumer groups, the courts then stepped in and banned GE alfalfa until the USDA followed the law. Read More Here

Monstanto – Public Enemy Number One

A Monsanto official told the New York Times that the corporation should not have to take responsibility for the safety of its food products.
“Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food,” said Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications. “Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.”

The ‘war on terror’ has become nameless since our administration changed. But it is the same war, it has the same goals and it is as unwinnable as it always was. But certainly there are other ways of conquering the planet, says Washington. Read More Here

Film: Global Eugenics – Using Medicine To Kill (2010)

This movie covers topics such as the swine flu, vaccines and vaccinations, H1N1, H5N1, bio weaponized viruses, origins of AIDs, martial law, medical news, water. depopulation, eugenics, Monsanto, gm seeds, H.R. 875, agenda 21, and codex Alimentarius.
Film Link Here

Monsanto Named ‘Company of the Year’ by Forbes Magazine

St. Louis-based Monsanto has been named “2009 Company of the Year” by Forbes Magazine. The publication cites Monsanto‘s on-going work in the field of bio-engineering to improve crop yields and feed an ever-growing world population. Spokesman Darren Wallis says while chief executive Hugh Grant and everybody else at Monsanto are pleased with the honor, they remain focused on keeping their customers satisfied. “Mr. Grant has a great saying that we earn farmers’ business every spring at the kitchen table,” Wallis tells KMOX News. Forbes noted that Monsanto has been able to avoid the brunt of the Recession, earning more than $2 billion on revenue of $11.7 billion in fiscal ’09, with sales increasing at an annualized 18% clip over the last five years… read the full article on Forbes’ choice of Monsanto as the “2009 Company of the Year

The Effects of Genetically Modified Foods on Animal Health

In what is being described as the first ever and most comprehensive study of the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers have linked organ damage with consumption of Monsanto’s GM maize. Continue reading

MSM: Monsanto’s patented genes in 95% of soy, 80% of corn in US

(TimesOnline) – Confidential contracts detailing Monsanto Co.’s business practices reveal how the world’s biggest seed developer is squeezing competitors, controlling smaller seed companies and protecting its dominance over the multibillion-dollar market for genetically altered crops, an Associated Press investigation has found. Continue reading

Video: Vandana Shiva – The Future of Food

This 3-part series of interviews with Dr. Vandana Shiva about the future of food is one of the most contentious, revolutionary, profound, and important discussions of any, we have had to date on Food News. This is more than about the safety of biotechnology; its about the ability of all of us to have a choice of the foods that we eat, and for our farmers to be able to freely use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they choose. Continue reading

France Finds Monsanto Guilty of Lying

(Mercola) – France’s highest court has ruled that U.S. agrochemical giant Monsanto had not told the truth about the safety of its best-selling weed-killer, Roundup. The court confirmed an earlier judgment that Monsanto had falsely advertised its herbicide as “biodegradable” and claimed it “left the soil clean.” Roundup is the world’s best-selling herbicide. Continue reading

Former Monsanto Lawyer Hired by FDA as Key Advisor

(NaturalNews) – A former lobbyist and Monsanto employee who is credited with playing an instrumental role in introducing genetically modified milk and known carcinogens into the U.S. Food supply has been hired as a key advisor for the FDA. Continue reading

MSM: Monsanto guilty in ‘false ad’ row

(BBC) – France’s highest court has ruled that US agrochemical giant Monsanto had not told the truth about the safety of its best-selling weed-killer, Roundup. Continue reading

Why are Monsanto Insiders Now Appointed to Protect Your Food Safety?

(DrMercola) – As I write this I am in Washington DC for the International Vaccine Conference and I just did a 12 hour amazing tour of the Capitol that I will describe later, along with pictures that I will post on Facebook. So politics and patriotism is fresh in my mind. Continue reading