Scotts Miracle-Gro (gmo grass seed) named as a defendant…

Seneff: “New angle in lawsuits against Monsanto for glyphosate toxicity.”

RFK, Jr.: “Monsanto has been sued by thousands of farmers and others who blame their cancers on its massively popular #Roundup weedkiller. Now Germany’s #Bayer AG, which bought the agriculture giant last year, faces a claim that it deceived home gardeners about Roundup’s impact on their gut bacteria and their health.”

Seralini: “The lawsuits are building up - Bayer is under pressure more and more over day - was Monsanto a good buy?”

Monsanto Roundup Attacks Healthy Gut Bacteria, Lawsuit Says

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Kansas City, Missouri, claims that labels on products such as Roundup’s Weed & Grass Killer falsely assured consumers that they target an enzyme not found “in people or pets.”

According to the suit -- which names three consumers as plaintiffs seeking unspecified monetary damages and class action status -- Roundup’s active ingredient glyphosate attacks an enzyme also found in the beneficial intestinal bacteria of humans and some animals.

“Monsanto has misled consumers about glyphosate’s risks for decades,” plaintiffs’ attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said in an email. “Despite the company’s efforts to suppress and skew research on glyphosate, the science is in.”

The Roundup products at issue are distributed by Scotts Miracle-Gro, which is also named as a defendant…

Seneff: “Excellent article on the global insect apocalypse. Are you worried?”

We have a new global tally of the insect apocalypse. It’s alarming.

When insects go extinct, other species follow.

Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%'

Study says evidence ‘supports link’ between exposure to glyphosate and increased risk

“This paper makes a stronger case than previous meta-analyses that there is evidence of an increased risk of NHL due to glyphosate exposure,” said co-author Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences department at the University of Washington. “From a population health point of view there are some real concerns.”

Sheppard was one of the scientific advisers to the EPA on glyphosate and was among a group of those advisers who told the EPA that it failed to follow proper scientific protocols in determining that glyphosate was not likely to cause cancer. “It was wrong,” Sheppard said of the EPA glyphosate assessment. “It was pretty obvious they didn’t follow their own rules. “Is there evidence that it is carcinogenic? The answer is yes.”

Glyphosate Found in Childhood Vaccines By Zen Honeycutt, Moms Across America - 2016

Vaccines contain many ingredients that could be genetically modified (GMO). More than 80 percent of GMOs are genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate-based herbicides and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows glyphosate on 160 non-organic food and feed crops. These facts made us wonder if glyphosate could be contaminating not only our water, urine, breast milk, food, soil, beer and wine, but also vaccines.

Gates owns 500,000 shares in Monsanto/Bayer stock.

Is it about feeding the world or selling gmo seeds and the chemicals needed to grown them?

Bill Gates Donates $15 Million to Campaign Pushing GMOs on Small Farmers Around the World

Both campaigns are headquartered at Cornell University.

The Alliance for Science has received $12 million from the Gates Foundation so far, while Ceres2030 was founded with a $3 million grant last October.

The funds for the Alliance for Science will be used “to ensure broad access to agricultural innovation, especially among small farmers in developing nations,” says a Cornell University press release.

The Alliance for Science has hired nearly 400 “science advocates” to “champion evidence-based agricultural policies” (aka share the gospel of GMOs) in 35 countries.

“Based on internal emails obtained from Cornell via the Freedom Of Information Act, the nonprofit US Right To Know concluded that “The Cornell Alliance for Science is a PR Campaign for the Agrichemical Industry” which uses Cornell’s name as cover,” Latham writes.

Global Small Farmers Denounce Gates Foundation Purchase of 500,000 Monsanto Stock Shares - 2010

...In August the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, which manages the $33.5 billion asset trust endowment that funds the Foundation's philanthropic projects (and to which Bill & Melinda are trustees) disclosed that it purchased 500,000 shares of Monsanto shares for just over $23 million.

Since 2006, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has collaborated with the Rockefeller Foundation, an ardent promoter of GE crops for the world's poor, to implement the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which is opening up the continent to GE seed and chemicals sold by Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta. The Foundation has given $456 million to AGRA, and in 2006 hired Robert Horsch, a Monsanto executive for 25 years, to work on the project. In Kenya about 70 percent of AGRA grantees work directly with Monsanto (2) , nearly 80 percent of Gates' funding in the country involves biotech, and over $100 million in grants has been made to Kenyan organizations connected to Monsanto. In 2008, some 30 percent of the Foundation's agricultural development funds went to promoting or developing GE seed varieties (3).

Seneff: “More information from the Health Ranger Mike Adams on glyphosate degradation. Turns out microwaving is of no help.”

PRoem6: “...The BOTTOM LINE THOUGH is that microwaving does not destroy the glyphosate, and we all know that microwaving food is not good anyway!”

Can you microwave away glyphosate? Health Ranger releases surprising results from glyphosate experiment at CWC Labs

To conduct the experiment, we diluted industrial-strength glyphosate into water to create a concentration solution of 2 ppm (2 ug / ml). This “mother” solution was then poured into 50 ml vials, then microwaved using a 700-watt consumer-grade microwave appliance for various durations of time with the vial lids off. The microwave durations were:

t turns out that microwaving glyphosate-contaminated foods or beverages actually increases the concentration of glyphosate.

Consumer-grade microwave appliances do not destroy glyphosate.

This result is not surprising, knowing the chemistry of glyphosate:

Natural News, CWC Labs and the Health Ranger are carrying out 15 more experiments on glyphosate, publishing all results for free to the public.

Seneff: “A brand new paper is out showing a link between glyphosate and non-Hodkin's lymphoma. Here's an article by Carey Gillam summarizing the paper. Already 11,000 shares on Facebook!”

Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%'

The findings by five US scientists contradict the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assurances of safety over the weed killer and come as regulators in several countries consider limiting the use of glyphosate-based products in farming.


Use of glyphosate to enhance sugar production in Louisiana - 2008

Artificial ripening of sugarcane as a complement to natural maturity is possible because of the development of glyphosate, a plant growth regulator, for use as a chemical ripener that hastens sugarcane maturation and increases sugar yield per ton of cane and per acre. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in a number of herbicides, including several formulations of Roundup, a broad-spectrum burndown herbicide from Monsanto Company, and Touchdown from Syngenta Crop Protection. Roundup is used with Roundup Ready crops, in fallow-field weed control programs and in residential areas.

Glyphosate is also one of the most effective chemical ripeners used in the world. It apparently influences the way dry matter is partitioned in a plant, increasing the ratio of sugar to fiber and enhancing the level of sugar in the juice and cane. Glyphosate treatment, however, usually decreases cane yield after treatment by slowing cane growth and reducing stalk weight. In Louisiana, the effectiveness of glyphosate for ripening sugarcane is highly dependent upon the sugarcane variety, the rate of glyphosate applied, the treatment-to-harvest interval and the growing season.

Glyphosate was first approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to be labeled and marketed as the chemical ripener Polado in 1980 and later as Polado L for use as a management tool to increase sugar yield. Polado (or Polado L) was the only glyphosate formulation labeled for commercial use until 2003, when Touchdown IQ from Syngenta Crop Protection was approved by EPA. These formulations were also labeled for sugar enhancement in Florida, Hawaii, Texas and Puerto Rico, although sugarcane is no longer grown commercially in Puerto Rico.

Court grants EPA new hearing on pesticide ban

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider outlawing chlorpyrifos, a pesticide banned by a three-judge panel in August, but that farm groups say is vital to food production.

A new hearing is a victory for the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as farm groups. A majority of the court's judges has voted to set aside the August ruling and rehear the case in late March in San Francisco.

A time and date has not been set. The case will be heard by 11 judges drawn by lot from the court's roster of judges.

The Trump EPA asked for rehearing after it was ordered in a 2-1 decision to cancel all uses of chlorpyrifos.

The American Farm Bureau Federation and more than two dozen other farm groups filed a court brief supporting the EPA's motion.

Seneff: “Some good news from NaturalNews on glyphosate filters for water. Some filters are very good at removing glyphosate, except you should be aware that the glyphosate sticks in the filter mesh and does not actually get destroyed - only trapped.”

Water filter glyphosate removal lab test results released by Natural News

Scientists Warn Crashing Insect Population Puts 'Planet's Ecosystems and Survival of Mankind' at Risk

Isn't this a bit alarmist? Anticipating that concern, Sánchez-Bayo said the language of the report was intended "to really wake people up," but that's because the findings are so worrying.

Not involved with the study, Professor Dave Goulson at the University of Sussex in the UK, agreed. "It should be of huge concern to all of us," Goulson told the Guardian, "for insects are at the heart of every food web, they pollinate the large majority of plant species, keep the soil healthy, recycle nutrients, control pests, and much more. Love them or loathe them, we humans cannot survive without insects."

Now in stock at Wal-mart and Wegmans…

Super Bowl ad for Michelob Ultra's organic beer will bring a moment of calm to the Big Game

Seneff: “Canadian organic farmers are having problems with meeting the strict no-glyphosate requirements of Europe.”

Glyphosate residues snare organics

“The main opportunities for Asian and European markets are for (organic) farmers who have lower risk of glyphosate contamination.”

Folks in Canada’s organic sector aren’t sure how glyphosate is getting into organic crops. A possible culprit is pre-harvest spraying of glyphosate on conventional crops.

“Your neighbour on the Prairies is a mainstream farmer and they’re using glyphosate as a desiccant,” Telford said.

Stuart McMillan, an organic inspector and farm manager of Legend Organic Farms in eastern Saskatchewan, said there are other possible sources.

One is dust and the other is rain.


Biosludged - Full Documentary

Check out the test at 21:00: “Every color is a different potential chemical was found in the analysis...there are thousands of different chemicals...Warfarine, Atrazine...”

What is GMO?

Genetic Roulette The Gamble of Our Lives

Secret Ingredients

The secret ingredients in our food may be a lead driver of our obesity, infertility, cancer, digestive problems, autism, brain fog, skin conditions, gluten sensitivity, allergies, fatigue, anxiety, and many other conditions. Meet more than a dozen people whose turned around serious health conditions after adopting a diet that avoids genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food sprayed with toxic herbicides like Roundup. Learn from leading physicians who say that these are not coincidences. They see illness and recovery like this every day in their practice. And listen to the scientists who explain why.

Moms Across America - Communities Rising

Across the country, citizens are taking action to protect their families from GMOs and toxic chemicals. Watch and share this moving and inspiring story.

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