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)
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."
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)
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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!
The comment was on Glyphosate killing the oceans. Search for it on:
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.
Goshawks, It’s the CIA having fun with you, from the recent WikileaKs; List of fun things to do – send you to dead links, blue screens, crash your computer, broken applications, inject codes that fill the pages with garbage “to make the user experience especially horrific, hopefully causing data loss and gnashing of teeth”.
My sentiments exactly!
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.
As Catherine Austin Fitts puts it succinctly:
Crime That Pays
Is Crime That Stays!
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!
Australia does this too and the grain farmers really don’t care much about the health claims. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/health/herbicide-cancer-claim-cops-a-spray/news-story/e6b6e149ff44b26a2842378e227c71e3 They’re waiting for more evidence than just ‘probably causes cancer’ … sheesh. Maybe their exposure to the stuff has impaired their thinking faculties!