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Don't forget that "The Truth About Vaccines" will start on April 12th. The episodes start at 9 p.m. and are available to watch for 24 hours. They usually have a catch up weekend but, catch as many episodes as you can. Glyphosate in vaccines will be discussed in this series. The broadcasting schedule and link is in the above post.
ChemChina, Syngenta win U.S. antitrust approval for deal
To win approval from U.S. antitrust enforcers, the companies agreed to divest ChemChina's generic production of the herbicide paraquat, the insecticide abamectin used for citrus and tree nuts and the fungicide chlorothalonil, used for peanut and potato crops.
First evidence found of popular farm pesticides in drinking water
The Environmental Protection Agency has not defined safe levels of neonicotinoids in drinking water, in part because the chemicals are relative newcomers to the pesticide pantheon. “There is no EPA standard for drinking water,” LeFevre said.
But while new emails raise serious questions about the safety of consuming food contaminated with Roundup, historical documents reveal troubling issues further upstream. I obtained files from the EPA via a Freedom of Information Act request that tell the story of Roundup’s origins at a Superfund hazardous waste site. These documents show that there are disturbing environmental and human health concerns at the beginning, not just at the end, of Roundup’s lifecycle.
Environmental Groups Turn Back to the Courts to Ban Chlorpyrifos
(Beyond Pesticides, April 7, 2017) On Wednesday, Earthjustice, representing the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) turned to the courts to order the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban chlorpyrifos. Their action comes on the heels of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision last week to reject the conclusions of EPA scientists and reverse a proposed agency decision to revoke food residue tolerances of chlorpyrifos. In the new petition, the environmental groups assert that, “Because EPA has sidestepped this Court’s orders and failed to act on the substance of the petition, PAN/NRDC respectfully ask the Court to [give] EPA 30 days to act on its findings that chlorpyrifos exposures are unsafe and to establish deadlines for the next steps in the revocation and cancellation process.”
Farm consultant concerned over GMOs, use of glyphosate
Harle's suspicion, on which he relies in part on confirmation from Germany, is that the combination of genetically-modified organisms and the use of glyphosate for growing the major portion of the feed for dairy cattle today is greatly responsible for their death and culling rates. “There's a lot of suspicion but we have a one-sided information track.”
"One thing very interesting is that acetobacter, a live bacterium contained in multiple fermented foods, is among the very few microbes that can fully metabolize (break down) glyphosate. I think this is one of the reasons why fermented foods are so good for you. Sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, kimbucha, kimchi, and kefir. Also fulvic acid and humic acid to bind glyphosate and carry it out through the feces,. These are organic matter found in the soil."
Tell Your Senators: Protect Consumers’ Right to Hold Corporations Accountable
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a suite of bills that would make it harder for ordinary people to take corporations like Monsanto to court—even if a company’s product is proven to cause serious injury or illness. The bills—three of them—will soon head to the Senate.
Trump's EPA undoes effort to ban pesticide linked to nervous system damage in kids
Newly installed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt signed an order that would allow farmers to continue using chlorpyrifos, which is sprayed on more than a dozen crops, including tree nuts, soybeans, corn, wheat, apples and citrus.
"One thing very interesting is that acetobacter, a live bacteria contained in multiple fermented foods, is among the very few microbes that can fully metabolize (break down) glyphosate. I think this is one of the reasons why fermented foods are so good for you. Sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, kimbucha, kimchi, and kefir. Also fulvic acid and humic acid to bind glyphosate and carry it out through the feces,. These are organic matter found in the soil."
Seneff: “This is practically proof that the glyphosate they're spraying on the wheat crop is causing the huge problem they're having with fusarium. Fusarium is very resistant to glyphosate because it can metabolize it. Organic wheat growers have very little problem with fusarium in Canada.”
Organic wheat dodges mycotoxin
Prairie organic producers defied conventional wisdom last year by escaping fusarium scourge
This document is what made it possible for Judge Chhabria in the Monsanto Federal cancer trial in San Francisco, to unseal the emails between Monsanto Company and Jess Rowland former EPA Deputy Director. . In the 'Roundup Products Liability Litigation' presently in Federal U.S. court in San Francisco, also tied to the cancer litigation proceedings in St. Louis, Missouri, brought by Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman and environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr the following document was filed, back on January 16, 2017. This important document, that Federal Judge Vince Chhabria agreed with, 'Plaintiffs' Opposition To Sealing Documents' is what made it possible for us and for the court to read the emails between officials at Monsanto Company and Jess Rowland the then Deputy Director of the EPA. This is how we know that Monsanto employees wrote all or part of so called 'scientific papers' and had academics and scientists, presumably on Monsanto's payroll, sign these 'scientific papers' claiming that they had written them. When all along it was Monsanto Company employees that had done the deed. To read the document, click on the photo.
“The four documents at issue all concern communications with and regulation by EPA; they do not constitute “trade secrets,” rather they illuminate that one of Monsanto’s chief business strategies is its secret and untoward influence on EPA.
The collusion between certain EPA employees and Monsanto to violate these very clear requirements is disturbing, and should not be hidden from the public record.”
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New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers
The New York State attorney general’s office accused four major retailers on Monday of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements and demanded that they remove the products from their shelves.
“A Blatant Display of Unscientific Propaganda:” Cornell Student Exposes GMO Propaganda in Scathing New Letter - 2016
It gets better. During the semester, emails were released following a Freedom of Information Act request, showing that all four of the professors in the class, as well as several guest speakers, the head of Cornell’s pro-GMO group “Alliance for Science,” and the Dean of the College of Arts and Life Sciences were all copied in on emails with Monsanto. This was part of a much larger circle of academics promoting GMO crops on behalf of the biotech industry. Jonathan Latham PhD, virologist and editor of independentsciencenews.org, documented this in an article titled “The Puppetmasters of Academia.” I highly recommend giving it a read, for further context.
Perhaps saddest of all was the inclusion of several visiting African agriculture-academics in the course. They were brought here by the “Cornell Alliance for Science. ” This organization was completely funded by a $5.6 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and appears to espouse only pro-GMO rhetoric. For those of you who are unaware, Bill Gates is a proponent of using agricultural biotechnology in Africa, India, and other developing regions. So in essence, a group of African representatives got indoctrinated into the industrial and GMO agriculture framework, and were sent home to disseminate this information … after all, who could question the expertise of an Ivy League powerhouse such as Cornell?
Bayer Monsanto Buyout, GMO Marijuana, Corporate Takeover of the Marijuana Industry
Straumieitis suspects that the corporate plan is to genetically modify marijuana, establish patented GMO marijuana seeds and strains in the marketplace, and then use patent and trademark enforcement to attack marijuana seed breeders and rob us of our seeds.
This is the exact model Monsanto has used to attack farmers worldwide, Straumietis says.