Anthony Samsel on Glyphosate, a preview on his next paper with Seneff - Jan 3, 2016 - 6 Minutes

"This is why it takes such a long time to see the damage, it is happening at the molecular level, with each and every molecule incorporated. As you destroy the tissues of the glands and organs, their function is affected and impeded leading to cascades of diseases..."

"The entire US food supply is contaminated probably better than ninety percent even fresh vegetables grown on fields sprayed with glyphosate as a pre-emergent herbicide before planting. All of those fruits and vegetables are contaminated with residues. Wheat and cereal grains are also contaminated, over 160 food groups and counting. Milk, cheese, cream, beef, pork, poultry and eggs are also contaminated. In the US, if it's not organic, you are almost assured of getting your dose of glyphosate at every meal."

"Then there are those in the supply chain which includes farmers and brokers, who are dishonest and sell tainted crops into the organic system...that's a problem and it needs to be corrected. Those guys need to be prosecuted for selling these contaminated products into what should be a clean system."

More GMO potatoes on the way. J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate® potatoes, the 'Russet Burbank Generation 2' has been cleared for consumption by the FDA.

Major Supermarket Bans Bee-Toxic Pesticides in Produce Production (Beyond Pesticides, January 20, 2016)

Aldi Süd, the German supermarket chain with stores in the U.S., has become the first major European retailer to ban pesticides toxic to bees, including the neonicotinoids imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, from fruits and vegetables produced for their stores. Aldi has requested suppliers comply at the earliest possible time. In light of the growing pollinator crisis and due to public pressure, retailers in Europe and the U.S. are slowly beginning to make the switch away from bee-toxic pesticides.

Oregon, Colorado Move Forward in Regulating Pesticides on Marijuana (Beyond Pesticides January 22, 2016)

State Department of Transportation on Maui Have Stopped all Purchase and Use of Roundup!

Health Impact News Exclusive - John P. Thomas reporting = Brian Shilhavy, Editor - Dr. Don Huber – Expert Analysis - January 22, 2016

Glyphosate Herbicide Causes Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, Kidney Disease, and Infertility

Dr. Huber tells us more about how Roundup is being used in modern agriculture, and describes more of the life threatening consequences of glyphosate, which is now considered to be the most toxic agricultural chemical ever used. He explains some of the unintended consequences and points out various ways that we are unknowingly being exposed to this toxic herbicide.

Dem senators 'troubled' by GMO labeling system

In a letter to the GMA Thursday, Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jon Tester (D-Mt.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said the group’s voluntary SmartLabel program discriminates against a large segment of the population by relying on smartphone technology to give consumers the information they’re seeking online.

Because consumers would have to use their smartphones to scan a barcode or QR code on products while shopping, the senators want to know how GMA will ensure that consumers who don't have smartphones — typically elderly, low-income or less-educated individuals — would be able to obtain the information.

PepsiCo Launching Organic Gatorade

Forbes says it appears that PepsiCo is trying to tap into the healthy drinks trend, which is grabbing big sales and will continue to do so, as consumers in developed economies also choose healthy beverages.

The following is a stunning editorial by Dr. Anthony Samsel regarding the heinous glyphosate “approval process”. Jan 16, 2016

Hi Tony, This is for immediate release ..I sent this in an email to friends across the pond who are hammering European regulators most of which won’t show their faces….

Subject: GLYPHOSATE approval process a sham

“I find it most interesting that so many involved in the regulatory process for the re-evaluation of Glyphosate will not to show their face or disclose their identity. I believe all persons involved in these decisions should be held accountable and their names made known for the sake of open and honest scientific debate. I would be happy to debate anyone of them.

I do not mean to be insulting, but the entire Glyphosate safety study process that led to the approval and marketing of Glyphosate-based herbicides, was a sham. Why do I say this ??? Because if you look closely, you will see that all of the long-term studies were directed with intention of investigating Glyphosate the parent acid. However, all Glyphosate products are formulated with salts and or esters of Glyphosate.

These Glyphosate products behave far differently in biology than the parent acid Glyphosate, which has low solubility, although still AMPHIPHILIC.

The EPA is complicit in this charade and misrepresentation which is tantamount to a cheap magic parlor trick, a bait and switch if you will. In all of the over 15,000 pages of Monsanto trade secret documents, in my possession I do not find any long-term studies devoted to the salts and esters of Glyphosate. These multiple, two-year studies in mice and rats, as well as rabbits, dogs and others were all conducted with the Technical form of Glyphosate, N-Phosponomethyl glycine. These were the studies that led to the approval of Glyphosate and its registration. These studies were not conducted with the actual principle ingredients which include salts and esters which behave differently.

Seralini was on the right track with his long-term rat studies, but missed the mark. What he found actually has a different meaning in light of what we know about glyphosate. Its not the surfactants, its the salts and esters. This is just one of many points where Seralini and Samsel differ on what is responsible for the causal effects of Glyphosate. While it is necessarily true that surfactants as well as fungicides and many other chemicals increase the penetration, delivery and synergy of the herbicide with respect to the plant and other living things, it is actually the salts and esters of Glyphosate that are responsible for the damage to biology stemming from its behavior in the universal solvent, water. Here, It is also a solubility issue as the parent acid Glyphosate is far less soluble than the salts and esters which are used in agriculture which directly affect public health and the environment. Hence this is the major reason why these Glyphosate products behave more aggressively in biology.Seralini-rats-study

It is resolved and well understood that the salts and esters are by far more effective than the chemical parent acid Glyphosate, even John Franz noted this in his text on the subject Glyphosate. These salts and esters are far more available due to their solubility, which is determined by the attached cations to the Glyphosate molecule. In the case of the actual marketed products, these are the salts and esters expressed as the potassium, ammonium and isopropyl Glyphosates.

This is just one of the reasons why, I disclosed my opinion publicly, that these products must be pulled from the shelves and all use of these products must stop forthwith. I am certain that such deception by industry will not be taken lightly around the planet. The world has been scammed and Monsanto’s so-called science is a sham. Shame on the US EPA and all other regulatory authorities who have been deluded senseless for the sake of corporate monetary gain.”


Anthony Samsel
Research Scientist / Consultant
P.O. Box 131
Deerfield, NH 03037

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Interview with Dr. Anthony Samsel - Streamed live on June 26, 2015

Dr. Anthony Samsel talks about his research on glyphosate in lab chow. (Purina)

'Organic' from China exposed: The shocking truth about 'organic' foods grown in the world's worst environmental cesspool

No! "Organic" certifies a process of how food is grown or produced. It certifies that the farmer doesn't add pesticides, herbicides, petroleum-based fertilizer, metals or synthetic chemicals to the crop (among other things), and it certifies that the soil must be free from such things for a certain number of years before organic certification is approved.

But organic certification does nothing to address environmental sources of pollution such as chemtrails, contaminated irrigation water, and fallout from industrial or chemical factories that might be nearby. A certified organic farmer can use polluted water on their crops and still have the crops labeled "organic."

For this reason: the environment in which organic foods are produced is critical to the cleanliness of the final product.

Outraged Senator to Block FDA Commissioner Over Questionable GM Salmon

“She said she would put a hold on Dr. Califf’s candidacy because the FDA approved a genetically engineered salmon for consumption days after she questioned him on the topic at his confirmation hearing in November.”

“I will not stand back and just watch these genetically engineered creatures be placed in our kitchens and on our tables without a fight,” she said in a statement following the after FDA’s approval of GMO salmon. “I am furious about this decision, but now I must do everything I can to make sure it is labeled—consumers have a right to know what it is they are eating.”

Zambia’s ‘No GMO’ stance envy of nations on the globe

Zambia is in a unique and strategic position to take advantage of this growing market.
Zambia has been applauded for upholding its ‘No GMO’ position, by both the international community and Zambia’s citizens – consumers, farmers, religious and political leadership alike.

WebMD — The Latest Shill for Monsanto

Monsanto is one of the latest multinational corporate giants to use WebMD's influence to serve its own biased agenda.

Almost every article now flaunts a Monsanto sponsored ad saying, "It's time for a bigger discussion about food," with links4 to Monsanto's biased take on soil, water, and honey bee issues, with no other contributors to the discussion in sight.

2016 Non-GMO and Organic Grain Production Contracts

Zen Honeycutt Interviews Kaua'i Councilman, Gary Hooser - 12 Minutes

Zen Honeycutt Interviews Dr. Bonnie Marsh on Maui

The Next Big Short

When Monsanto submitted their reports on the chemical to obtain market approval, they asked that all the "studies that were done on animals be sealed [at the EPA] and marked as trade secrets, property of Monsanto corporation," said Samsel. "The public review process was actually violated, in my opinion, as no members of the scientific community or the public could see the documents that Monsanto submitted to get glyphosate registered." The industry's own research provided "multiple studies where they showed deleterious effects, multiple adenomas and carcinomas," according to Samsel.

Excellent powerpoint presentation on the toxicity of Glyphosate/Roundup by Dr. Stephanie Seneff

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Survey of Glyphosate Residues in Honey, Corn and Soy Products

Monsanto sues to keep herbicide off California list of carcinogens

Monsanto Co stepped up its defense of a widely used weed killer on Thursday by filing a lawsuit in California seeking to prevent glyphosate, the main ingredient in its Roundup herbicide, from being added to the state's list of known carcinogens.

Monsanto sues California environmental regulators to block glyphosate listing as carcinogen

Another aspect of EPA's safety registration is that there's no requirement to document long-term effects of its use on microbial creatures in the soil. Those studies were gradually done outside of EPA auspices when concerns arose about soil ecology changes. Researchers like Dr. Robert Kremer at the University of Missouri found that glyphosate applications over several years substantially changed the bacterial and fungal populations in soils. The result has been a much more complex challenge with fungal diseases.

The World Health Organization included several glyphosate safety studies which EPA and the European Union discarded as irrelevant. An excellent glimpse into that approach shows up in Volker Barth's documentary film, Poisoned Fields, which we reported in an earlier article on this site.

Monsanto's 2-year studies on rats fed "pure" glyphosate showed little health consequences, and that's the study given to EPA. When a French research team headed by Prof. Giles Sérilini ran a similar study, feeding the same type of rats with actual Roundup as sold to the public , many tumors and other damage showed up.

There's a wide array of research results on the Séralini website at this link.

A state agency such as California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment would be free to take the Séralini team's clinical trials into consideration. They may also feel free to look at public health responses to glyphosate use around the world, such as Sri Lanka and Argentina where the statistical evidence of health impacts are emerging.

And, it's possible that California regulators would ask glyphosate manufacturers to defend bold, broad safety statements like this one, made in a Monsanto document "Agronomic Benefits of Glyphosate in Europe." It says on page 4 that glyphosate is:

“Highly safe to operators, public and environment: glyphosate is only active in plants, acting by blocking the production of aromatic amino acids, a process that does not occur in animals. Modern glyphosate formulations contain adjuvants chosen for safety as well as performance reducing human or environmental impact and enabling use of lower use rates.”

The statement that glyphosate is only active in plants somehow slipped past the Monsanto scientists who know that glyphosate formulations are effective bactericides, which have major impacts on bacterial populations in the soil and in our digestive systems.

Monsanto - Patent For a Pig (2006)

Gates Foundation accused of 'dangerously skewing' aid priorities by promoting 'corporate globalisation'

Controversial new report calls for Bill Gates' philanthropic Foundation to undergo an international investigation

“The world is being sold a myth that private philanthropy holds many of the solutions to the world’s problems, when in fact it is pushing the world in many wrong directions,” the report claims. The Gates Foundation is “being allowed to speak too loudly, and too many actors in international development are falling into line with the foundation’s misguided priorities.”

Watch the panel presentation from the 2015 Real Truth About Health Conference. Panel includes Jeffrey Smith, Steven Druker and Claire Hope Cummings. Free. No sign ups. No passwords. Site includes interactive transcript. Fabulous resource for education.

Claire Hope Cummings - Steven Druker - Jeffrey M. Smith


What’s a GMO?

The food writer Nathanael Johnson recently published an article called “It’s virtually impossible to define ‘GMOs’”, while an article in Embo Reports argued that GMO is a “meaningless pseudo-category”. Dr Janet Cotter (pictured above) of Logos Environmental cuts through the confusion and explains what a GMO is – and isn’t

In a corner of the Himalayas, India now has its first organic state

Sikkim, the northeastern Indian state snuggled between Bhutan and Nepal, has now rid its agricultural land of pesticides and fertilizers making it the country’s first organic state.

Experts weigh in on ‘food justice’ at 6 day international conference

Why Seed Company Mergers Matter in a Warming World

Consolidation in the seed industry would further reduce agriculture’s ability to respond to climate change. Instead, we need to support the original “crowdsourcing”—the genetic diversity of crops developed on millions of small farms.

Interview: Scientist, Author, Activist Vandana Shiva Leads Movement to Restore Sovereignty to Farmers - January 1, 2016

"I love my land, I love my people, and I’m proud of India’s ancient traditions, which have sustainability built into their core. These are not stagnant traditions; they’re evolving all the
time. Part of what we do in Navdanya, the movement I started in 1987 when I realized that these poison corporations now wanted to own our seeds, is to save thousands of seed varieties. We’ve trained nearly a million farmers over the years in organic farming, in awareness of seeds and why they should be
using their own seed. We’ve built the largest domestic network of Fair Trade organic products and biodiverse organic products. These farmers are saving their seeds, doing organic farming and participating in fair trade which means they shift the market. They’re sovereign in seed, they’re sovereign in food, and they’re sovereign in the economy."


Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Roundup Ready Alfalfa Has Gone Wild - January 21, 2016

Greene and colleagues found 404 feral alfalfa populations on roadsides. Testing revealed that over one-quarter (27 percent) of them contained transgenic alfalfa—that is, plants that tested positive for the Roundup Ready gene. They believe that most of these feral populations likely grew from seeds spilled during alfalfa production or transport.

Why is Cornell University hosting a GMO propaganda campaign? - 22nd January 2016

Cornell, one of the world's leading academic institutions, has abandoned scientific objectivity, writes Stacy Malkan - and instead made itself a global hub for the promotion of GM crops and food. Working with selected journalists and industry-supported academics, Cornell's so-called 'Alliance for Science' is an aggressive propaganda tool for corporate biotech and agribusiness.

59 Indigenous Corn Varieties at Risk as Monsanto Eyes Mexico

Mexico imports its yellow corn from the U.S., and since 90 percent of U.S. corn is grown from Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds, this mean Monsanto is inadvertently dominating Mexico’s yellow corn market.


Argentine Social Movements Strike Back Against Monsanto

The biotechnology giant continues attempts to build its GMO seeds plant in Argentina, despite three years of unflinching popular opposition.

NSF Authorized to Verify Vermont GMO Claims

Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell has authorized NSF International (Ann Arbor, MI) to verify GMO product claims in Vermont under its new food labeling law, which is set to go into effect in July. Passed in May 2015, Vermont’s mandatory GMO-labeling law will require manufacturers to label products that contain GMOs. As an authorized organization, NSF can now provide manufacturers and retailers with verification services to ensure they are in compliance with the new law. - See more at:

Fluoride, like RoundUp is an endocrine disruptor and adjuvant. Fluoride is also an inflammatory drug; it inflames the immune sensors of the gut called Peyer's patches. Inflamed Peyer's patches cause the symptoms of Celiac and Crohn's diseases.

Fluoride makes allergies worse, rats (1990):
Fluoride makes allergies worse, in vitro (1999):
Peyer’s Patches, Celiac disease (2006)::
Peyer’s Patches, Celiac & Crohn’s (2010):
Fluoride physicochemical and biologic effects on cells and tissues, genetic (2012):
Fluoridated drinking water causes inflammations (2015):
Gene predicts which children are most susceptible (2015):
Central nervous system immune response (2015):

10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat

Antibiotics Are STILL in Your Milk!

It appears some dairy farmers are slipping their cows antibiotics that are not on the government’s testing list, nor on the list of acceptable drugs to give to lactating cows. The presence of these antibiotics was revealed in a recently released FDA report entitled “Milk Drug Residue Sampling Survey.” This means that unless you choose organic milk and milk products, you could be exposing yourself and your family to these drugs.

California Just Announced It Will Label Monsanto’s Roundup as Cancer Causing

Published on Oct 9, 2015 - A clip from our 1+ hour panel discussion with Alexis Bayden Mayer, political director for Organic Consumers Association (OCA). 4 Minutes.

Full interview:

Why Doesn’t the USDA Test for Residues on Food From Monsanto’s ‘Cancer Causing’ Glyphosate?

“It is a scandal that USDA tests for hundreds of pesticide residues but not glyphosate, which is among the most widely used chemicals on our food crops,” Gary Ruskin, co-director of U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit consumer group, said. “Consumers want to know how much glyphosate is in our food. Why won’t the USDA tell us? “

Tell WebMD CEO David Schlanger to Stop Promoting Monsanto!

Glyphosate (Roundup) Linked To Cancer of the Lymph Tissue In New Study - 2014

US Right to Know examines the links of journalists that have written articles praising GMOs

Some journalists have criticized journalists for “buckraking” on speakers’ circuits. For example, former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee said, “I wish it would go away. I don’t like it. I think it’s corrupting. If the Insurance Institute of America, if there is such a thing, pays you $10,000 to make a speech, don’t tell me you haven’t been corrupted. You can say you haven’t and you can say you will attack insurance issues in the same way, but you won’t. You can’t.”

Life running out of control - Gene food and designer babies TRAILER

Genetic genocide: Genetically altered mosquito warriors could wipe out humanity's biggest killer - 2011

So it seems it's happening. And whether it's for better or for worse depends entirely on your viewpoint.
It's difficult to know exactly what the result might be when you release something like this into the wild. Will there be knock-on effects on the food chain? What will the birds and fish that feed on mosquitoes eat instead? Will the demise of A. aegypti make way for an even nastier pest? Will their removal take away the means of pollination for certain plants? And will the genetic modification itself have unforeseen repercussions down the track?

Are GMO's Safe? Interview with Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhD - Dec 4, 2015 - 10 Minutes

Full interview:

Monsanto’s Spy Software to Control the Entire Agriculture Market

As part of the deal, information on crops contained in Monsanto’s FieldView software app, used with the equipment, will send continuous information back to Monsanto. Monsanto will know which farmers have planted which crops, and where.
Arty turns 11 this summer.