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THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: A VICTORY IN PARIS

This article was shared by Ms. M.W., and it is a significant milestone in the ongoing debate about the health-worthiness of GMOS.

Victory in Paris vs Monsanto GMO Cabal First appeared

As the article details, the work of French scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini sent shock waves through the pro-GMO advocacy community and its corporate sponsers:

In September 2012 Food and Chemical Toxicology, in those days a respected scientific trade journal, released a study by the team of scientists at France’s Caen University led by Gilles-Eric Seralini. The results of the study sent shockwaves around the world.

Seralini’s group had just completed the world’s first feeding study of the effect on more than 200 rats of a diet of GMO corn over a period of a full two years at a cost of €3 million. The study found alarming instances of cancer tumors, severe organ damage and premature death in rats fed GMO corn treated with Monsanto Roundup with Glyphosate. It was Monsanto NK603 Roundup Ready corn. The patented term Roundup Ready meant the GMO corn was “ready” to resist one of the most toxic weed-killers in the world, Monsanto’s Roundup with a cocktail of highly toxic glyphosate and other trade secret chemicals.

The Seralini study was published after a four-month peer-review process by scientifically qualified colleagues and two years of research in absolute secrecy to avoid industry pressure. Within hours of the public release of the Seralini study, a coordinated global media campaign to discredit the conclusions was launched. No facts were presented, merely typical allegations that the study was “unscientific,” or that the wrong rats were used.

World media coverage forced the corrupt pro-GMO EU Commission to cover its tracks. The official EU food safety advisory body of “independent” experts, EFSA, denounced the Seralini study even before making an independent comparable long-term study to verify or refute it. Unknown to most EU citizens was the fact that the EFSA scientific board members had been exposed by investigative organizations for direct and indirect ties to the same GMO industry it was responsible to monitor, including Monsanto front organizations.

Seralini, as the article details, was stymied at every turn by shills for the corporate "science" of GMOs and its large corporate backers, "I.G. Farbensanto," until finally his research and papers demonstrating clear associative links between the rise of cancers and tumors in rats and the presence of glyphosphate - one of the chief ingredients in Mon(ster)santo's "Roundup" weedkiller - was finally published:

In June, 2014, the Springer online journal, Environmental Sciences Europe, saw fit to republish the retracted Seralini paper. Has the new editor of the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology had the moral backbone to attempt to undo the severe damage to Seralini’s scientific reputation and to the truth about the deadly consequences of GMO patented seeds and their paired weed-killers by printing a public apology? Perhaps that will have to await a new Paris court verdict. In the meantime Professor Seralini and his group are making further rat studies and uncovering more proof that ALL GMO is toxic to humans and animals. In true science as in life, persistent honesty eventually trumps fraud, defceit and corruption.

Now, however, a French court has vindicated Dr. Seralini and his research team in a libel case lost by yet another bought-and-paid for apologist for GMOs:

There is a very positive news coming out of Paris, a city with more than her share of bad news lately. It’s a major legal victory for the voices of science and reason against the GMO Monsanto-led cabal. Its implications will be felt worldwide. If our world ever gets the will to rid the 21st Century Black Death plague masquerading under the name of Genetic Manipulation of Organisms or GMO, it will owe a huge debt of gratitude to the courageous work of Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini and his extraordry team of dedicated scientists at CRIIGEN, the Committee for Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering, in France.

In a world where industry’s corruption of scientists has almost become ordinary, the existence of a non-industry-funded team of scientists dedicated to producing research and independent information on genetic engineering and its impacts in biology, environment, agriculture, food, medicine, and public health, including the short, medium and long-term effects on human health and on the health of the entire living ecosystem, is, so far as I am aware, unique. Few are aware of their tireless and largely thankless work.

For this reason it’s doubly good news that the Paris High Court has just announced a verdict in favor of Seralini in a libel trial. On 6 November 2015, the High Court of Paris indicted Professor Marc Fellous, former chairman of the French Biomolecular Engineering Commission, for “forgery” and “the use of forgery,” in a libel trial he lost to Prof Séralini. The penalty will be decided sometime in 2016.

The French Biomolecular Engineering Commission (CGB in French) was created within the Ministry of Agriculture and is well-known for its advocacy of GMO. The body is responsible for approving as safe a number of GMO plant varieties in France.

Fellous himself is no small fish. A fellow at the renowned Pasteur Institute, he is President of the Association Française des Biotechnologies Végétales, and he is responsible for assessment of risks of GMO at the French Ministry of Agriculture, as well as Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Paris. The case was brought by Seralini in January 2011.

According to a source close to the case, Fellous had used or copied the signature of a scientist without his agreement in order to argue that Séralini and his co-researchers were wrong in their re-assessment of Monsanto studies.

The Séralini re-assessment reported finding signs of toxicity in the raw data from Monsanto’s own rat feeding studies with GMO maize, Monsanto’s MON 863.

This is good news, and news like this is what is helping propel Mon(ster)santo's profits down, to such an extent that job cuts are being cut at the "agribusiness" giant. There's a deeper issue here, however, and it's not just GMOs, but rather, the coming collapse of all such "corporatized science"; it is an epistemological victory against a form of science and "sharp business practice," epitomized by I.G. Farbensanto. As the article indicates, GMOs were foisted on the populations of the west via the careful placement of corporate shills in government positions, by the promotion of bad science, and of course by the now notorious principle of "substantial equivalence," i;e., by the unfounded idea that GMO plants of any sort, were "substantially equivalent" to their natural counterparts, ahd hence, the normal regulatory processes of government could be shortchanged to bring the products to market, which at the same time, the agribusiness giants also pursued their patent rights on their organisms, and relentlessely and ruthlessly pursued and prosecuted farmers whose fields were found to contain the crops, even if the farmers had not planted them, but had had their fields seeded by natural processes. At the heart of this epistemological corruption of science, in other words, lurks the corporate welfare and corruption that are suffusing other, seemingly unrelated, issues in western culture and society. As Mr. Engdahl notes in his article on Seralini's libel case, the GMO advocacy party even resorted to the use of outright forgery to achieve its goals.

Seralini's team raises the issue of whether or not corporate science, and its gatekeeping "journals of science" are indeed science as we've been taught to understand it.

What Mr. Seralini has really done, is to challenge the entire idea that legitimate science can be done in the context of such corruption. And of course, the answer is no. This is thus more than just a victory against GMOs, or even the galloping rotting corruption at the heart of the GMO 'industry." It's an epistemological victory against the idea that "authority" and "experts" can trump truth.

See you on the flip side...

16 thoughts on “THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: A VICTORY IN PARIS”

  1. What most angers me most in all of the above is the demonization of legitimate science. It took a thousand years for scientists and engineers to finally break out of the chains of religion and autocracy. Countless good folk gave their lives to help humanity. Now, big money threatens all the goodwill that these folks have built up. Grrr.

    (And no, I don’t think that S&T was ever an ivory tower. But these days, the corruption is beyond the pale…)

    1. Come on now. Science did itself no favours. You cannot deny it married for the money and now comes the messy divorce.
      as a child of the union I look around at all this crap they made and wonder, where’s my f$&@ing hover board ?!!
      They told me the future would have hover boards !!

  2. This is great news! Hopefully the masses start to question so called “science” that is presented to them through corporate scientists, not only in the gmo issue but others as well. I agree with you whole heartedly Aridzonan, this is why I grow a lot of food during the growing season here in MI, all organic all grown by me then preserved, spending time with Mother Earth is a priceless thing

  3. Nice work dr j.
    I keep getting this feeling that the good guys are on the move.
    Monster inc is getting kicked out of everywhere. No doubt the rats will soon make off with cheese and jump ship.
    This positive vibe sneaking around the place just keeps getting louder. creeping revolution.

  4. Way back when in Mesopotamia there was a group of people who just simply appeared out of nowhere. But, they knew how to grow vegetables, domesticate animals for consumption and generally knew how to survive.
    Fast forward to today and a band of thugs are trying to take apart all that those guys in Mesopotamia did, and all because a few billionaires think they own the joint and want to get rid of a few billion useless eaters. There is good and bad on this planet, but it seems the “masses” could be gaining on the thugs. Again those guys in Mesopotamia had it all worked out, and frankly, why fix something that isn’t broke (sorry about the pun).

  5. Robert Barricklow

    Frankenstein Exposed.
    May these monsters burn in the fires of a press – also bought back to life – as it appears real science is on a fresh track towards serving humanity; rather than enslaving it.

  6. This war profiteering taken to it’s reductio ad absurdum murder and torture as a way of living. All these over schooled wiseguys prove is they’re the useless eaters who should be dispose of as soon a possible. Official Science is not science or magic it’s the make believe dreamed up by over grown and retarded children since corporations are legal fictions why are not the ideas that emerge from these institutions treated as such.

  7. This is critical subject. If the general public cannot discern that if they are willing to do this and risk destruction of humanity’s food supply. Then what other crimes are they capable? The answer is obvious “any and all”. Everyone has a stake in this issue / problem. The fact that there are not riots in the streets in the U.S. tells you how deep the chip of mis-dis-info is inserted into the collective U.S. mind set. That being said, a growing number of people are quietly voting with their money (the Fittsian solution). More and more food producers are having to go the Non GMO route. But, then again, you are at the mercy of the label on the package.

    Now more than ever, there should be a return to the Victory Garden. Turning our back on the System is the only way to go.

    1. Scooter-Fishwick

      Monsanto is in the business of killing period. If the general public was only made aware of the MILLIONS of vietnamese, cambodians, laosians, thai and US service men and women (including my Father) who’s lives were ruined or ended by Agent Orange not to mention the GENERATIONS of people born into this horror and that MONSANTO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IT’S CREATION! And these monsters are messing with our food. It’s time a campaign is started against this collection of Criminals, they must be destroyed before they pretty much literally destroy the planet.

      1. Your broader view is well taken. It’s unbelievable that these crimes have gone unpunished and worse yet, that they continue. The only thing I can do is set an example. I go out of my way to make sure the “TapeWorm” doesn’t get dime from me, or as little as possible is important. Every little bit counts. If enough of us follow suit. We can hurt them.

  8. Clif High’s January 2016 ALTA report is a zinger. It’s going to be a wild ride this year, on many fronts.

    But this article caught my eye and reminded me of one passage from the report (from USAPop entity): “The ‘legal system’ is going to be ‘reeling’ from the ‘bringing of corruption charges’ against ‘prominent individuals. (…skipping…) In at least one instance, the data is showing that ‘GMO foods’ will be ‘forced upon’ the ‘prisoners’ as their ‘only food choices’ and that further the ‘very people’ who were ‘forcing GMOs on the population’ will be ‘complaining’ to the presstitute media about being ‘forced to eat GMO diet.'”

    * * * * *
    Karma is a bitch. Looking forward to seeing if his predictions come true in this regard.

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