MON(STER)SANTO AND THE EPA: YOUR TAX DOLLARS (NOT) AT WORK

MON(STER)SANTO AND THE EPA: YOUR TAX DOLLARS (NOT) AT WORK

Well, now it's official, or rather, even more official than it was before, for new documents are revealing what appears to be massive collusion between agribusiness giant Mon(ster)santo and the goobernment, in this case, the Environmental Protection Agency,  according to this article shared by Mr. B:

Monsanto Colluded With EPA, Was Unable To Prove Roundup Does Not Cause Cancer, Unsealed Court Docs Reveal

Predictably, documents have been "unsealed" that reveal that the government agency charged with protecting the environment from ... er... for greedy megacorporations did little independent scientific investigation of its own into the safety of said greedy megacorporation's Roundup pesticide, but (surprise surprise) relied on said greedy megacorporation's own science to clear approval for its use:

That said, newly unsealed court documents released earlier today seemingly reveal a startling effort on the part of both Monsanto and the EPA to work in concert to kill and/or discredit independent, albeit inconvenient, cancer research conducted by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)....more on this later.

But, before we get into the competing studies, here is a brief look at the 'extensive' work that Monsanto and the EPA did prior to originally declaring Roundup safe for use (hint: not much).  As the excerpt below reveals, the EPA effectively declared Roundup safe for use without even conducting tests on the actual formulation, but instead relying on industry research on just one of the product's active ingredients.

"EPA's minimal standards do not require human health data submissions related to the formulated product - here, Roundup.  Instead, EPA regulations require only studies and data that relate to the active ingredient, which in the case of Roundup is glyphosate.  As a result, the body of scientific literature EPA has reviewed is not only primarily provided by the industry, but it also only considers one part of the chemical ingredients that make up Roundup." (All emphases in the original)
The whopper immediately follows:
Meanwhile, if that's not enough for you, Donna Farmer, Monsanto's lead toxicologist, even admitted in her deposition that she "cannot say that Roundup does not cause cancer" because "[w]e [Monsanto] have not done the carcinogenicity studies with Roundup."
Following this little revelation, the article goes on to give an actual screen capture of an internal memo, in which  a process of "doctoring" the independent World Health Organization study is clearly outlined:

That said, Monsanto, the $60 billion behemoth, couldn't possibly afford the $250,000 bill that would come with conducting a legitimate scientific study led by accredited scientists.  Instead, they decided to "ghost-write" key sections of their report themselves and plotted to then have the independent scientists just "sign their names so to speak."

"A less expensive/more palatable approach might be to involve experts only for the areas of contention, epidemiology and possibly MOA (depending on what comes out of the IARC meeting), and we ghost-write the Exposure Tox & Genetox sections...but we would be keeping the cost down by us doing the writing and they would just edit & sign their names so to speak."
(Emphases in the original)
Of course, such tactics only ultimately serve corporations like Mon(ster)santo, which like to wallow in the muck of immorality, poorly. All the sneaking around, buying off this scientist or that scientist, padding the wallets of a politician or two, fighting this GMO or that GMO labeling law, hauling farmers into court, does not do anything positive for what little image they have left.
To this end, we have a modest proposal for Mon(ster)santo, I.G. Farbensanto, DuPontsanto, and all the other agribusiness giants: why not take a page out of Big Pharma's playbook, and simply throw aside all pretense? Why not buy off enough politicians to pass laws mandating that people eat nothing but GMOs: people would have to save their labels and grocery receipts, and present them to the public schools in order for their children to be allowed to attend. Getting together with Big Pharma on this could do you a lot of good, for you could combine your GMO crud with vaccine crud, and have the "food-like substances" you purvey become the vaccine, and that way, you could never be sued by anyone under current laws. Or, you could just buy off enough politicians and pass laws making it impossible for anyone to sue you who comes down with something due to eating GMOs, no matter what independent science studies say.
Our advice is: Start in the one-party socialist republic of Nuttyfornia, buy off a few very corrupt and kookoo politicians in the San Franfreakshow-Bay area (they have lots of them there) and the Hell-A area (they have lots there too), send some donations to Senator McInsane's and Senator Graham Cracker's next campaigns by way of Saudi Arabia, and that will get the job done. It would be a bi-partisan effort. And don't forget to blame Vladimir Putin for all the anti-GMO hysteria and for hacking the contradictory science.
See you on the flip side...

 

9 thoughts on “MON(STER)SANTO AND THE EPA: YOUR TAX DOLLARS (NOT) AT WORK”

  1. Interesting! I just submitted a comment, had the screen ‘hesitate’ for a second, and then end-up at the top of the page rather than showing the comment. When I scrolled down to where the comment should be (modded or not), there was no comment!

    Troll guys, your actions are getting much too blatant!

      1. you beat me to it.
        The Hollies sang “All I need is the air that I breathe and to love you” which will be hard if there is no air to breath. though there are reports that the 40% figure of phytoplankton Wipeout(TM) are exaggerated.
        I still think it is more likely that ocean die off is fukushima, unless Dana Durnford and Kevin Blanch are not correct, and my own very limited observations on the east coast of (“We Love Our Rounded Up Country”) Australia where it aint so bad… yet would mean it is not uniform – yet).
        If it all goes, you can see through the ocean like a fresh water dam (Durnford in BC). Either way, it is no accident and we are not being informed.

  2. Just another weapon to use against us subhuman trash that are cluttering the Earth. Who’s disposal is called for and a way to make a bundle doing it getting us useless eaters sick curing (poisoning) off making a killing off our misery.

  3. Oh it’s insane what they do with this poison. (Of course it’s carcinogenic, that’s why it hasn’t been “officially” tested as such. ) It is ostensibly a weedkiller but its action is as a desiccant. Wheat farmers spray it on their fields a week or so before they want to harvest, never mind when nature shows the wheat is ripe, and the Round up dries out the wheat so that it can be harvested “on schedule.” Almost all the farmers in the northern tier of the US and most of Canada now do this, due to unpredictable weather threatening their harvests.

    One insightful health researcher pointed out that the rise in IBS, leaky gut, so-called gluten intolerance and related gastrointestinal disorders parallels the rise in the use of Round Up, because the wheat found in all you’re eating is drenched in this poison before harvest. Yum!

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