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THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: NEW STUDY ON ROUNDUP SUGGESTS LINK TO KIDNEY AND ...

There's a new study out on the effects of the consumption of Mon(ster)santo's "roundup" pesticide, and damage to kidney and livers, and, not surprisingly, it's RT that's reporting it (I'll bet you didn't see in on Faux News, SeeBS, CNoNews, or the New York Grimes):

Long exposure to tiny amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup may damage liver, kidneys – study

In case you didn't really latch on to what the study showed, here it is again:

The research, conducted by an international group of scientists from the UK, Italy and France, studied the effects of prolonged exposure to small amounts of the Roundup herbicide and one of its main components – glyphosate.

In their study, published in Environmental Health on August 25, the scientists particularly focused on the influence of Monsanto’s Roundup on gene expression in the kidneys and liver.

In the new two-year study, which extended the findings from one conducted in 2012, the team added tiny amounts of Roundup to water that was given to rats in doses much smaller than allowed in US drinking water.

Scientists say that some of the rats experienced “25 percent body weight loss, presence of tumors over 25 percent bodyweight, hemorrhagic bleeding, or prostration.”

The study’s conclusions indicate that there is an association between wide-scale alterations in liver and kidney gene expression and the consumption of small quantities of Roundup, even at admissible glyphosate-equivalent concentrations. As the dose used is “environmentally relevant in terms of human, domesticated animals and wildlife levels of exposure,” the results potentially have significant health implications for animal and human populations, the study warned. (Boldface emphasis added)

The article also notes that besides being done by an international group of scientists and researchers, Mon(ster)santo of course had no comment.

And indeed, how could they? What can one say to the fact that one's company has been poisoning people, and doing so via contaminated corporate-sponsored "science" and a bought-off "government" which votes it special status and privilieges (hmmm...seems I recall something to that effect in the Constitution).

The real news here, however, is not the contents of the article. After all, I suspect that all of us here - regular readers and/or contributers of articles to this website - more or less expected all along that the science in favor of GMOs was badly tainted, and hardly objective. At the minimum, it was never sufficiently intergenerational nor was a wide enough net cast on its long term environmental and health impacts. For the big agribusiness giants like IG Farbensanto, Syncrudda, and BASF (a real-life component of the old Farben cartel, let us always remember), the problem was never about the science. The bottom line was never science. Or for that matter, people. All of that was simply being mouthed. The bottom lines were twofold: (1) profits and (2) control of the human food supply via the application of patent law. If you don't believe me, then compare what I wrote about patent law in Genes, Giants, Monsters and Men and more recently in The THird Way: The Nazi International, the European Union, and Corporate Fascism.   There is, after all, no affirmation of any basic human right as recognized in the Bill of RIghts, and maybe it's high time that they be included in corporate charters, retroactively, with a "dissolution" and "forfeiture of assets" clause if they are found in violation of any right or law. After all, if they want to be legal persons with all the rights thereof, they also should be subject to the same laws, recognize the same rights, and carry the same responsibilities, including that of not committing manslaughter or wilfully or negligently inducing disease. Such legal adjustments is not something I am advocating, but rather, something I think needs to be seriously examined and discussed, both pro and con (and don't look for any real academic, religious, corporate, or government forums to do it in any genuine fashion). In a way, the process may have already begun, at least in the USA, where the Supremes recently decided corporations have the same rights of free speech as persons. Do they therefore have the right to keep and bear arms? Are they subject to the requirement that they recognize the individual's rights? and so on.

Thus far, Mon(ster)santo and IG Farbensanto's - our term and symbol for the whole miserable GMO "industry - track record is abysmal. Increased productivity (and even that is now in dispute) is not a good thing if what one is increasing is poison.

But there's more real news here. I've been argued for many years that the GMO issue is set to become a viral and global geopolitical issue, and it certainly looks like that prophecy is being fulfilled, as more and more nations - in and outside of Europe - question their utility. Russia, as we know, has put into place some sharp regulatory measures, and also intends to conduct the type of long-term intergenerational studies that were never done when the GMO bill of goods was being sold to the US government under the aegis of "substantial equivalency", a doctrine which allowed GMOs to skirt regulatory requirements for testing (after all, it was just specially modified corn, right?) while being able at the same time to patent the product, and haul farmers off to court if their fields were found to contain it, ever if there was no intention to plant them on the part of the farmer. These cases were what earned IG Farbensanto its well-deserved reputation for sharp and duplicitous pratice from Canada to Australia.

The real news here is that RT keeps hammering on the issue. Expect, sooner or later, that the issue will be raised in those summit meetings and trade agreements, and when they are, the geopolitical game over humanity's food supply is afoot.

See you on the flip side...

 

11 thoughts on “ THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: NEW STUDY ON ROUNDUP SUGGESTS LINK TO KIDNEY AND ...”

  1. Good to see the law being mentioned as a tool for combating the assault on america and her people. Never before in modern times have we see the timelessness of the truths put forward in our constitution and the importance of enforcing them. Congress is the largest body of collaborators in america and should be the first target of litigation.

  2. isn’t pattern recognition one of the first signs of intelligence?

    first hit on google search “radiation standards change”
    even the transhumanist corporati aren’t bothering to hide the doublethink.

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/04/government-reacts-to-fukushima-radiation-crisis-by-raising-acceptable-radiation-standards-instead-of-fixing-anything.html

    some arguments put forward by the independent nuke scientists include people must not be robbed of the possible good that small doses of radiation can do for us in protecting us against future larger doses.

    anyone want to live closer to fort calhoun? and raise soy and corn?

  3. Joseph: “After all, if they want to be legal persons with all the rights thereof, they also should be subject to the same laws, recognize the same rights, and carry the same responsibilities…”

    I am not at all in favor of ‘corporate personhood’. I believe it to be of the same obsfucation-of-primaries as other agendas.

    That said, until ‘corporate personhood’ is abolished, we should hold them to ALL human responsibilities:

    Throw them* in jail if they mistreat animals.

    Throw them in jail if they mistreat humans.

    Throw them in jail if they mistreat Mother Earth.

    Throw them in jail if they bribe, steal, or commit similar transgressions.

    Throw them in jail if they commit treason against nations where they do business.

    Etc., etc…

    * ‘Them’ is middle-management on up, as far as you can reach – including into influential stockholders.

    1. As Max Keiser’s fond of saying, “I’ll believe a corporation is a person when one in Hanged in Texas for murder”…
      And corporations do – kill, maim, starve, and torture; amongst various other crimes.

  4. Obama has called for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United, I just wish it had a prayer of happening. As for corporations as persons having the right to bear arms, how do we know they aren’t doing that already? And I wouldn’t be thinking of guns here, but something much more deadly; after all, aren’t they involved on the Ukraine, are they involved with any of the Chinese explosions, weren’t they involved in the Iraq war?

    1. The right to bear arms; tentacles with the mandatory vampire life-suction apparatuses; heads; with numerous eyes[including in-the-sky-stalks], ears[in all frequencies & undisclosed locations], tongues[in all dialects including off-world versions]; fingers[into every conceivable public-pie not eaten & spit out by privatization; lipsticks; botox; and rows upon rows of financialized razor-sharp shark-teeth [no limit on numbers]. This is a typical picture of the good corporate heads, that run around screaming “I’M A PERSON!!!”. So, where are the bad & ugly of that good, bad & ugly crowd? Well, those pictures are protected proprietary secrets[the bad corporate heads]. And where are the ugly corporate heads? They’re protected under National Security, of course; for our protection, of course.

  5. Welcome to Labrat World where our elites treat the rest of us as toys they can play with and destroy at will. Since these companies emerge around the time of mechanize warfare these fools are into killing than saving lives or helping humanity at all.

  6. But not a discouraging word from “The Home On The Plains” news across the U.S. Of course, Monsanto’s cafeterias won’t serve these poisons. Nope, these realities and others are continuously served-up on ubiquitous management perception news programs for the U.S. political prisoners consumption; known domestically as citizens. And they are even rumored to be waking-up to their rounded-up, branded, and served on a platter dumbed-down asses – to the various elite’s ravenous rabid appetites. These medieval asses are used, abused, and discarded at the whims of the super-rich.

  7. If I were Monsanto, I would emphasize the homeopathic benefits of Roundup, especially as a liver tonic and as a defense against germs from outer space and invading third world immigrants. I think it is high time Monsanto got back on the offensive.

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