"This isn't the United States of America, this is the United States of Corporations." Michael Baum, Esq.





WATCH: New Film Exposes ‘Monstrous’ Child Deformities Caused by Agrochemicals in Argentina

The shocking film "Genetically Modified Children" unveils the horrors of decades of chemical-intensive agricultural practices in Argentina, where the majority of crops are genetically modified (GM) and routinely doused in dangerous agrochemicals, and the chokehold big tobacco companies such as Philip Morris and chemical and seed giants have on poverty-stricken farmers desperate to earn a living.

The film, produced by Juliette Igier and Stephanie Lebrun, shows the devastating health effects the region's agricultural sector is having on children,1 an increasing number of whom are being born with monstrous physical deformities. Some of the children's cases are so severe that, without a medical intervention, will result in death before the age of five.



Biotech companies’ outrageous attempts to push for their corporate interests extend far beyond the halls of government. In a further effort to hoodwink the public, Monsanto and its cohorts are now zealously spoon-feeding scientists, academics and journalists with questionable studies that depict them in a positive light.

By hiring “third-party experts,” biotech companies are able to take information of dubious validity and present it as independent and authoritative. It’s a shameful practice that is far more common than anyone would like to think. One notorious example of this is Henry Miller, who was thoroughly outed as a Monsanto shill during the 2012 Proposition 37 GMO labeling campaign in California.

Miller, falsely posing as a Stanford professor, promoted GE foods during this campaign. In 2015, he published a paper in Forbes Magazine attacking the findings of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a branch of the World Health Organization, after it classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen. After it was revealed that Miller’s work was in fact ghostwritten by Monsanto, Forbes not only fired him, but also removed all of his work from its site.

Industry front groups also abound. The Genetic Literacy Project and the American Council for Science and Health are both Monsanto-funded. Even WebMD, a website that is often presented as a trustworthy source of "independent and objective" health information, is acting as a lackey for Monsanto by using its influence to promote corporate-backed health strategies and products, displaying advertisements and advertorials on Biotech’s behalf, furthering the biotech industry’s agenda — all for the sake of profit.

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https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/monsanto-philip-morris-gmos-argentina





Bayer May Face Next Roundup Cancer Trial Sooner Than Planned

Among some 8,700 people who blame their cancer on Bayer’s recently acquired Monsanto unit, the couple is asking to go to the front of the line to present their case to a jury in December “before they die.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...er-than-planned





Seneff: “Dr. Oz takes up the issue of glyphosate in oats in the first show of the new season.”

https://www.doctoroz.com/episode/oz-investigates-truth-about-weed-killer-your-cereal





Bio: Dr. Don M. Huber

Dr. Huber is Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Idaho (1957, 1959), a Ph-D from Michigan State University (1963), and is a graduate of the US Army Command & General Staff College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He was Cereal Pathologist at the University of Idaho for 8 years before joining the Department of Botany & Plant Pathology at Purdue University in 1971.

His agricultural research the past 50 years has focused on the epidemiology and control of soilborne plant pathogens with emphasis on microbial ecology, cultural and biological controls, and physiology of hostparasite relationships. Research also includes nitrogen metabolism, micronutrient physiology, inhibition of nitrification, and nutrient-disease interactions.

In addition to his academic positions and research, Dr. Huber has had several concurrent careers including 14 years as a professional labor-relations mediator with 7 years service on the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board as a Mediatory/Fact Finder/Conciliator, and served 12 years on two school boards with recognition as a Master Board Member from the Indiana School Board Association and Honesty in Public Service Award from Taxpayers United For Fairness. He retired in 1995 as Associate Director of the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (Colonel) after 41+ years of active and reserve military service.

He has received various awards for his scientific accomplishments and contributions to government. Dr. Huber is an active scientific reviewer; international research cooperator with projects in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and Russia; and a consultant to academia, industry, and government. He is author or co-author of over 300 journal articles, Experiment Station Bulletins, research presentations, book chapters and review articles; 3 books, and 84 special invited publications. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in the development of nitrification inhibitors to improve the efficiency of N fertilizers, interactions of the form of nitrogen, manganese and other nutrients in disease, herbicide-nutrient-disease interactions, techniques for rapid microbial identification, and cultural control of plant diseases.

His greatest accomplishment has been his marriage to Paula Huber and their 11 children and 35 grandchildren. Dr. Huber currently serves as APS coordinator of the USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System (NPDRS). January 31, 2013





Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Huber about GMO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4swW9OFmf8





Food Integrity Now

Live at the National Heirloom Expo. Expert panel with Dr. Don Huber, Zen Honeycutt and Dr. Michelle Perro: What is Making Our Children Sick?

Huber: ...we have sick soil, we have sick crops, we have sick animals and we have sick people…”

https://www.facebook.com/fintegrity/videos/1341626329304835/





Article by Robyn O’Brien from 2014 about her conversation with Dr. Don Huber, one of the first scientists to speak out about glyphosate.

Dr. Huber’s Brave Crusade Against Biotech


Today, the morning after learning of Dr. Huber’s accident, Monsanto reported earnings. The sale of their herbicide products were up 23.3%. They are a chemical company, and their genetically engineered products have been made to withstand increasing doses of their chemicals. And while Dr. Huber is no longer the only one calling this out, it is becoming increasingly obvious that we need all hands on deck.

https://www.cornucopia.org/2014/10/dr-hubers-brave-crusade-biotech/





Weed Killers With Suspected Link To Cancer Banned In Miami Beach

Miami Beach banned weed killers containing glyphosate on all city-owned property, including public parks.

https://patch.com/florida/miamibeach/miami-beach-bans-weed-killers-linked-cancer





Seneff: “Glyphosate is being sprayed in Lake Okeechobee to control invasive weeds in the water. This is on top of the glyphosate being used on the surrounding sugar cane fields.”

Just say no to glyphosate in Lake O

https://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/rea...e-o/1281012002/






HOW A RAGTAG GROUP OF OREGON LOCALS TOOK ON THE BIGGEST CHEMICAL COMPANIES IN WORLD — AND WON

The Lincoln County aerial spray ban, which passed in May 2017, is just one of 155 local measures that restrict pesticides. Communities around the country — including Dubuque, Iowa; Reno, Nevada; Spokane, Washington; and Santa Fe, New Mexico — have instituted protections that go beyond the basic limits set by federal law. Some are aimed at specific pesticides, such as glyphosate, others list a few; while still others ban the chemicals altogether. In the three decades after the first local pesticide restriction was passed in 1970 in Maine, the bans came in a slow trickle. These days, they are coming in a flood, with towns and counties passing more of these measures in the past six years than they did in the 40 before that, according to data from the advocacy group Beyond Pesticides.

The uptick in local legislation is a testament to public concerns about the chemicals used in gardening, farming, and timber production, and reflect a growing frustration with federal inaction. In recent years, scientific research on pesticides has shown credible links between pesticides and cancer, endocrine disruption, respiratory illnesses and miscarriage, and children’s health problems, including neurobehavioral and motor deficits. As scientists have been documenting these chemicals’ harms, juries have also increasingly been recognizing them.

https://theintercept.com/2018/09/15/oregon-pesticides-aerial-spray-ban/





Miami Beach Passes Ban on Herbicides with Glyphosate

https://communitynewspapers.com/miami-beach/miami-beach-passes-ban-on-herbicides-with-glyphosate/





How to Detoxify Your Body from Glyphosate Exposure

https://biofoundations.org/how-to-detoxify-your-body-from-glyphosate-exposure/





You can still sign this petition...

And, fyi, you have a local farmer who raises grass fed animals - Autumn’s Harvest Farm in Romulus.

U.S. Grassfed Meat Producers Need Your Help—Act By Midnight September 17

According AGA and OCM, “current policy allows foreign meat to be imported into the U.S. and bear the label ‘Product of U.S.A.’ if it simply passes through a USDA-inspected plant, and the abuses of this label are rampant.”

To fix this problem, AGA and OCM filed a “Petition for change to the Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) Standards and Labeling Policy Book on ‘Product of U.S.A.’” FSIS will accept public comments on the petition though August 17, 2018. See update above for new deadline.

Current labeling policy discriminates against U.S. producers

Polls show that 93 percent of consumers want country of origin labeling (COOL) on meat. For more than one-third of the U.S. consumers, the origin of beef is a “deciding factor” when purchasing steaks. Consumers are willing to pay a 19-percent premium for the “U.S.A. Guaranteed” steak.

Given the consumer demand for U.S. meat, U.S. producers should be doing great. However, without accurate labels, imports have flooded the market. As a result, prices for U.S. farmers and ranchers have tanked while factory farm meat producers like Tyson Foods, Cargill and JBS are enjoying windfall profits.

https://advocacy.organicconsumers.org/pa...en_ref=11350842





The Cornucopia Institute: “Although AquaBounty, the makers of engineered fast-growing salmon, have refused to tell the public where their product is being sold, their CEO recently bragged to investors that it is being used in the Canadian buyer’s “high-end sashimi lines, not their frozen prepared foods.” Consumers must continue to be wary of the origin of their food: know your farmer!”

GMO Salmon is Being Sold as Sushi

https://www.cornucopia.org/2018/09/gmo-salmon-is-being-sold-as-sushi/





Occupy Monsanto: “Here comes Corporate America to corporatize cannabis. While people still sit in jail on pot charges.”

Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis market

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/coca-cola-is-eyeing-the-cannabis-market/ar-BBNrPnz?ocid=sf





Non Gmo Month Tote Bags

https://store.nongmoproject.org/collections/frontpage/products/non-gmo-tote-bags





Meet the ‘Fanatic’ Breeding Colored Cotton, Growing Heirloom Wheat, and Building Soil Carbon


Sally Fox is a cotton pioneer, having spent most of her life studying and growing naturally colored cotton, while also raising sheep and evangelizing the benefits of heirloom wheat.

https://civileats.com/2018/08/30/mee-the...ng-soil-carbon/

Her website: http://www.vreseis.com/





CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY CALLS FOR COURT DECISION ON GE LABELING DELAY

https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/pres...-labeling-delay





Subtitled in English

GMO - Russia WARNS About Monsanto Glyphosate - The World is Silent

https://www.real.video/5829164803001





Everly: “This is why you simply cannot trust “science” that clearly benefits the pharmaceutical industry - especially when there is so much research which contradicts that “science”.”

Top Sloan Kettering Cancer Doctor Resigns After Failing to Disclose Industry Ties

All told, ProPublica and The Times found that Dr. Baselga had failed to report any industry ties in 60 percent of the nearly 180 papers he had published since 2013. That figure increased each year — he did not disclose any relationships in 87 percent of the journal articles that he co-wrote last year.

In an interview and later statement, Dr. Baselga said he planned to correct his conflict-of-interest disclosures in 17 journal articles, including in The New England Journal and The Lancet. But he contended that in dozens of other cases, no disclosure was required because the topics of the articles had little financial implication. He also said his failed disclosures were unintentional and should not reflect on the value of the research he conducted.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/health/jose-baselga-cancer-memorial-sloan-kettering.html





No Pesticide Riders in the Farm Bill

Tell Congress: Stand Up for Healthy Farms and People

This farm bill could allow agribusinesses to dump pesticides straight into waterways, prevent cities and counties from taking action on toxic pesticides polluting their communities, and continue to allow millionaire landowners to line their pockets with taxpayer dollars.

https://secure.ewg.org/p/dia/action4/com...tent=1536864139





Short news item on glyphosate contamination in breakfast cereals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHiBu3q5jVc





Extensive List of Politicians Paid Off By Monsanto

http://naturalsociety.com/list-politicians-paid-off-by-monsanto/#ixzz2UhszWbfZ






E. Kirchner: “Monsanto... Bayer's New Headache! LOL”

Bayer replaces Monsanto signs during ‘Day One’ transition

https://fox2now.com/2018/08/21/bayer-replaces-monsanto-signs-during-day-one-transition/







Interview with Michael Baum

Please watch this excellent interview. Baum explains how Monsanto has gotten away with this for so long.

https://www.facebook.com/rfkjr/videos/1849566151746298/?__xts__[0]=33.%7B%22logging_data%22%3A%7B%22page_id%22%3A1411189272541151%2C%22event_type%22%3A%22clicked_all_page_posts%22%2C%22impression_info%22%3A%22eyJmIjp7InBhZ2VfaWQiOiIxNDExMTg5MjcyNTQxMTUxIiwiaXRlbV9jb3VudCI6IjAifX0%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22www_pages_home%22%2C%22interacted_story_type%22%3A%22565413710334575%22%2C%22session_id%22%3A%2268128025d3d9631cb54dcca33bec2d91%22%7D%7D

US lawyers confident to win more Glyphosate-related legal cases against Monsanto

https://www.euractiv.com/section/agricul...obox=1536154152

Greens Complementary Hearing on Pesticides

https://www.greens-efa.eu/en/article/event/greens-complementary-pest-hearing/





How the Farm Bill Could Keep You from Banning Roundup at Your Kid’s Playground

Section 9101 of the House farm bill would allow the federal government to preempt local governments from setting their own standards for pesticides. And Montgomery County is one of 155 such localities across the nation that could see its pesticide laws stripped away, according to an interactive map published today by the nonprofit advocacy groups Beyond Pesticides and Environmental Working Group (EWG).



The farm bill conference committee begins meeting today to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the bill. The Senate bill does not contain the community preemption provision and groups like EWG and Beyond Pesticides are working to keep it out of the final bill.

“This provision has nothing to do with farming or food,” says Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at EWG. “It’s presumably an effort by the pesticide industry to punish those communities that dare to decide for themselves whether their kids should roll around in Roundup.”



The preemption provision in the farm bill would overturn decades of Supreme Court precedent, established by the 1991 case, Wisconsin Pub. Intervenor vs. Mortier, which allowed states to set laws that are stricter than federal law.



“Big agriculture interests have spent millions of dollars over the past few decades fighting against federal protections from toxic pesticides. Now these same interests are trying to use the farm bill to undermine safeguards put in place by state and local governments,” said Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon), one of the signatories to the letter, in an email.

Faber notes that Monsanto (soon to be Bayer), Dow, and CropLife America, the pesticide industry trade association, in particular have all disclosed that they’ve lobbied on pesticide provisions in the farm bill in their lobbying records, though he can’t say whether they’ve had a role in crafting section 9101.

Pesticide companies want to “stymie a growing national grassroots movement that’s encouraging alternatives to their products because these policies don’t just take away a product, they encourage safer management practices and organic systems approaches to landscape management that effectively replace their toxic chemicals with practices that are more sustainable,” says Toher.

https://civileats.com/2018/09/05/how-the...impression=true

https://www.ehn.org/farm-bill-would-preempt-pesticide-bans-2602042695.html





History of Chemical Warfare: Poison Gas during World War I: Bayer Still Refuses to Take Responsibility

https://www.globalresearch.ca/poison-gas...ibility/5445360





New Proposition 65 Regulations Take Effect August 30

Because the thresholds under Proposition 65 are so low, even a very small amount of any Proposition 65 listed chemical will be enough to support a claim against your company. See the list on the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) website, oehha.ca.gov.

https://calchamberalert.com/2018/07/27/new-proposition-65-regulations-take-effect-august-30/




Brazil’s pesticide poisoning problem poses global dilemma, say critics

The Human Rights Watch report, entitled “You don’t want to breathe pesticides anymore,” tells how rural residents live in fear of reporting pesticide poisonings, and stay silent rather than advocate for protective regulations assuring the safe use of these toxic substances. They worry that they will be subjected to reprisals from large landowners who possess significant political and economic clout.

Franciana, for one, did not report her incident for fear of losing the small amount of financial aid the landowner had offered her.

While Franciana’s problem may seem solely Brazil’s own, the fact that this Latin American nation exports vast amounts of sprayed fruit, vegetables and coffee, along with meat fattened on pesticide-laden soy, should give consumers the world over pause.

https://news.mongabay.com/2018/08/brazil...ma-say-critics/





The 'Poison Squad' That Shook America’s Faith in Preservatives

In the U.S., chemicals like borax were common in foods from bacon to margarine, until a shocking series of experiments revealed their toxic effects.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arch...vatives/568753/





Top interior staffer who backed shrinking national monuments to join BP

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/...m=.27569ec0f48f





Vietnam demands Monsanto pays compensation for Agent Orange victims

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world...n-a8508271.html





Court quashes Trudeau’s approval of Trans Mountain pipeline

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/08...867881-99214521





Fracking chemicals dumped in the Allegheny River a decade ago are still showing up in mussels: Study

"This means it's entering the food chain."

https://www.ehn.org/chemicals-from-frack...2602333500.html






Fluoride…

Seneff: “OMG, this information is AMAZING!”

The Biophysics of Fluoride by Neurosurgeon Dr. Jack Kruse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxerfsaEPYs
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