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Fyi, Encore presentation of "Vaccines Revealed." Starts tomorrow, August 17th. Go to link to register.
If you have children or grandchildren, you deserve the FACTS to make your own informed choices…
What does vaccines have to do with Glyphosate/Gmo? Glyphosate has been found in vaccines. Testing results came out in March 2017 by independent scientist, Dr. Anthony Samsel and testing done by Moms Across America.
The biggest environmental disaster in the history of mankind. It’s silently poisoning our land, food and us.
GMOs Revealed is finally exposing the disturbing truth about the serious risks both GMOs and Glyphosate pose to your health and to the environment. Delivered by researchers, scientists, and world renowned experts from around the world, this high quality, beautifully produced documentary series will change the way you think about the food on your plate. How did a chemical originally developed to de-scale pipes and boilers (and then KILL everything green in your yard) make its way into 75% of the processed foods you eat? Global Leaders in the fields of medicine, law, agriculture and politics share their unique expertise as they describe the complex relationship between bacteria, soil, and your body. Learn about how Big Agriculture and companies like Monsanto have drastically changed the face of our agriculture in America, leading to corrupt and inhumane farming practices and the depletion of our soil.
GMOs Revealed exposes new studies that show a disturbing relationship between genetically engineered foods and the inflammation-based diseases that we are enduring and suffering from that have become an epidemic in our time.
If you are interested in learning about gmo now, you can watch the documentary, “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives.” It’s free to watch on you tube.
Monsanto sold banned chemicals for years despite known health risks, archives reveal
Bill Sherman, the assistant attorney general for the US state of Washington – which is suing Monsanto for PCB clean-up costs potentially worth billions of dollars – said the archive contained damning evidence the state had previously been unaware of.
He told the Guardian: “If authentic, these records confirm that Monsanto knew that their PCBs were harmful and pervasive in the environment, and kept selling them in spite of that fact. They knew the dangers, but hid them from the public in order to profit.”
A must watch ten minute video with the former editor of the N.E. Medical Journal.
FULL MEASURE: May 7, 2017 - Fake Science
Award winning (former CBS) journalist Sharyl Attkisson airs her interview with the former New England Journal Of Medicine editor and Harvard Professor names Dr. Marsha Angel about FAKE SCIENCE. You might want to listen to these BRAVE and BRILLIANT ladies.
Executive and Senior producers caving to corporate interests.
At 7:30: “In general there was a pattern of many more stories in recent years being embraced if they were seen as positive to the government administration and even certain corporations, than if there were stories that were pitched that could be perceived as negative to government administration and certain corporations...I think the change now is there are managers in New York who want to know how the story is going to come out and if it doesn’t come out the way they like, for many different reasons, it will as I’ve said, they’ll die the death of a thousand cuts.”
Former 25-year employee of EPA Office of Pesticide Programs and author Evaggelos Valliantos explains the politics of pesticides, antibiotics and EPA in two recent Huffington Post articles, Phasing Out Pesticides and Breeding Superbugs.
Phasing Out Pesticides
...He used to tell me, in great regret, that the government laboratories dedicated to protecting human health and the environment from pesticides were getting fewer and fewer.
Preston was probably the only government manager I remember with affection and respect. He calmly described the forces at work within and without EPA. Politics, he often said, was satisfying the industry. Bureaucrats had science on their side. With his assistance and encouragement, I learned the basic science and policy that govern pesticides.
I also learned pesticides are dangerous and useless for family farming. Why call them pesticides when they are biocides? In fact, these biocides are also chemical and biological weapons.
To some degree, I kept my private thoughts to myself – for twenty-five years. Yet, I could not suppress the truth. My memos to senior officials were full of facts and warnings about the failure and dangers of industrialized farming hooked on neurotoxins and other poisons.
Once retirement arrived in 2004, I spent the next several years in writing “Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA” (2014).
The book is a great relief for me. Now, I said to all thinking men and women and, in particular, environmentalists, you have my story: neatly arranged between two covers. No more excuses of what is going on behind the closed doors of the industry and EPA. At great and measurable economic cost, disruption of my career, and risk to myself, I tell you what you need to know to get rid of pesticides and reform agriculture to a democratic and life-supporting civilization…
...I met Metcalf in the mid-1980s at a meeting at the US Environmental Protection Agency. He was angry. Perhaps he had second thoughts about inventing neurotoxins. He could see the farmers and the industry were misusing them. He told me he could not stand the audacious and ludicrous advertisements of the chemical industry on the supposed “safety” of its pesticide products. He said it only took a few free drinks to corrupt government officials. He kept urging EPA to get rid of dangerous pesticides and to be more sensitive to public health and the environment.
But the superbugs already in force in 1987 were proof that neither the EPA nor the US Food and Drug Administration (the two federal agencies responsible for the wholesomeness of the Nation’s food and the integrity of the natural world) had the guts to reign in the excesses of the industry, including the livestock farmers dumping antibiotics into the feed of farm animals.
Aspartame: Decades of Science Point to Serious Health Risks
In 1987, UPI published a series of investigative articles by Gregory Gordon reporting on these concerns, including early studies linking aspartame to health problems, the poor quality of industry-funded research that led to its approval, and the revolving-door relationships between FDA officials and the food industry. Gordon’s series is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to understand the history of aspartame/NutraSweet:
Coming Soon – Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science
“Journalist Gillam exposes a plethora of scientific research, legal materials, and documentary evidence recovered from corporate and government resources to paint a damning picture of the peddling of glyphosate by Monsanto and other agribusinesses … Gillam expertly covers a contentious front where corporate malfeasance intersects with issues of public health and ecology.” Publishers Weekly
“Whitewash reads like a mystery novel, as Gillam skillfully uncovers Monsanto’s secretive strategies to convince countries around the world that its Roundup products were safe. The book unravels a tapestry of pesticide industry tricks to manipulate the scientific truths about their products while placing profits above human health and the environment. As someone who has experienced similar actions by corporations firsthand in my work far too often, I am hopeful that Carey’s book will be a wake-up call for more transparency about the dangers surrounding many chemicals in the marketplace.” Erin Brockovich
U.S. Right to Know is investigating the food and agrichemical industries, and the secrets they hide about our food. We employ litigation as a tool for transparency, to protect consumers and public health.
The documents we have obtained thus far have generated media coverage about hidden industry payments and secret collaborations that undermine scientific, academic, political and regulatory institutions.
Scant oversight, corporate secrecy preceded U.S. weed killer crisis
As the crisis intensifies, new details provided to Reuters by independent researchers and regulators, and previously unreported testimony by a company employee, demonstrate the unusual way Monsanto introduced its product. The approach, in which Monsanto prevented key independent testing of its product, went unchallenged by the Environmental Protection Agency and nearly every state regulator.
Typically, when a company develops a new agricultural product, it commissions its own tests and shares the results and data with regulators. It also provides product samples to universities for additional scrutiny. Regulators and university researchers then work together to determine the safety of the product.
In this case, Monsanto denied requests by university researchers to study its XtendiMax with VaporGrip for volatility - a measure of its tendency to vaporize and drift across fields.
The researchers interviewed by Reuters - Jason Norsworthy at the University of Arkansas, Kevin Bradley at the University of Missouri and Aaron Hager at the University of Illinois - said Monsanto provided samples of XtendiMax before it was approved by the EPA. However, the samples came with contracts that explicitly forbade volatility testing.
"This is the first time I’m aware of any herbicide ever brought to market for which there were strict guidelines on what you could and could not do," Norsworthy said.
The researchers declined to provide Reuters a copy of the Monsanto contracts, saying they were not authorized to do so.
Reuters vs. UN Cancer Agency: Are Corporate Ties Influencing Science Coverage?
But in writing about the IARC decision, Kelland has ignored much of the published research backing the classification, and focused on industry talking points and criticisms of the scientists in seeking to diminish their analysis. Her reporting has relied heavily on pro-industry sources, while failing to disclose their industry connections; contained errors that Reuters has refused to correct; and presented cherry-picked information out of context from documents she did not provide to her readers.
Raising further questions about her objectivity as a science reporter are Kelland’s ties to the Science Media Centre (SMC), a controversial nonprofit PR agency in the UK that connects scientists with reporters, and gets its largest block of funding from industry groups and companies, including chemical industry interests.
Campbell Soup Co. will leave the Grocery Manufacturers Association by the end of the year over concerns that the trade association no longer represents its views. The move stems from GMA’s hardline stance on GMO labeling. Campbell Chief Executive Denise Morrison told investors earlier this week that the move was not for financial reasons but instead was “driven by purpose and principles.”
Campbell has long been vocal about increasing transparency of its ingredients. The company, which owns the Pepperidge Farm, Prego and V8 brands, split from the rest of the food industry in January 2016 with a commitment to label all of its products containing genetically modified ingredients. It also supported efforts to make such labeling mandatory. GMA at the time was still pushing for a prohibition on GMO disclosures on food products. "We have always believed that consumers have the right to know what’s in their food,” CEO Denise Morrison said in a memo to employees at the time on the company’s decision.
The public has known for some time that Keith Kloor loves GMOs. What they haven’t known, until now, is how hard he’s worked with industry-funded “experts” to present corporate talking points as journalism and then try to cover his tracks. An avalanche of documents released through court proceedings and freedom of information requests point to a coordinated effort by corporate front groups, scientists secretly funded by agrichemical industry giants, and allied reporters attempting to portray themselves as arbiters of scientific expertise while condemning critics of GMO technology as “antiscience.” While some of this story has been told, Kloor’s level of involvement has so far gone unremarked – and there have been no corrections or retractions of his work.
...“This feels like the same tactics that the tobacco industry and sugar industry used to discredit critics,” Bartolotto said after reviewing the emails the three exchanged....
Flacking for GMOs: How the Biotech Industry Cultivates Positive Media—and Discourages Criticism
“I’ve worked as a professional journalist in Chicago for more than three decades,” Eng says. “I’ve uncovered questionable activity in government groups, nonprofits, and private companies. But I don’t think I have ever seen a group so intent on trying to personally attack the journalist covering the issue.”
Eng’s experience is just one example of a strategy first invented by Big Tobacco to smear critics, spin reporters, and tamp down information that could damage the industry’s image.
Monsanto Spin Doctors Target Cancer Scientist In Flawed Reuters Story
So yes, it was a big story that scored big points for Monsanto in the debate over glyphosate safety. But. drilling deeply into the sourcing and selective nature of the Reuters piece makes it clear the story is not only seriously flawed, but that it is part of an ongoing and carefully crafted effort by Monsanto and the pesticide industry to discredit IARC’s work.
Is Probing Whether An Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto
The inspector general’s move comes in response to a request from Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) for an investigation into whether the EPA staffer colluded with the agricultural giant to bias research on glyphosate, a key component of the product Roundup. His request was based on media reports of documents released in the course of a lawsuit against Monsanto alleging glyphosate causes cancer, and that the company may have spun research and hired scientists to cover this up.
“As you are aware, there is considerable public interest regarding allegations of such collusion,” wrote Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins Jr. in his response to Lieu, dated May 31. “As a result, I have asked the EPA OIG Office of Investigations to conduct an inquiry into several agency review-related matters.”
The Trump administration will attack overseas regulations that restrict the export of GMO crops and other products resulting from American technological innovation, said U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at the first meeting of a newly created interdepartmental task force on rural America. “We are going to bring cases at the WTO and other venues, we’re going to insist that any barrier be science-based, and the United States will increase exports,” he said.