While I would normally be opposed to such regulations where the state is imposing onerous and tyrannical red tape or laws against businesses or the people, I have to applaud the efforts of the “greenies” in California-dreamin’ that finally marked Mon-Satan’s (Monsanto Co., St. Louis, MO.) glyphosate–more commonly known as Round-Up–as a carcinogenic agent.
In a significant victory for consumer safety — and a devastating blow to Monsanto — California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has declared that glyphosate weed killer is a known, cancer-causing carcinogen that will be added to the scope of Proposition 65. – Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com
This has been a long time coming, however, for anyone who has followed the GMO (genetically modified organism) debate. Monsanto’s deadly chemical glyphosate has been known for its adverse health effects for nearly two decades–but here in the United States people have been duped by Monsanto and their minions in government (state and federal) who have covered this fact up.
Tom Vilsack, [former] U.S. Agricultural Secretary previously worked as a lobbyist for the biotechnology industry in Iowa which one of the main contributors to lobbies was Monsanto. Deputy FDA Director Michael R. Taylor recently worked at the law firm which represents Monsanto Company. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas worked for Monsanto as a lawyer in the 1970’s and has continued interest and support in court for GMO technology. – jcmerak2.webs.com
The European Union (however disagreeable they are) have banned glyphosate for many years, rendering European agriculture, even in nations not a part of the EU zone and others in Africa and Asia,much cleaner than U.S. agriculture because they have strict regulation or outright bans on GMO’s and the chemicals, like glyphosate, associated with them.
For reference, the European Union and most other European countries, Russia, China, Japan, countries in continental Africa and in the Middle East and most South American countries have outright bans, or severe restrictions on the growth, implementation and study of genetically modified organisms used for commercial purposes and in the food supply. No such restrictions or any type of regulation in the federal government (USDA, FDA, EPA etc.) exist in the United States, with the exception of certified organic programs which are entirely voluntary. – jcmerak2.webs.com
Unfortunately, Monsanto has vowed to fight California’s diagnosis and addition of glyphosate to Prop 65, the averarching law that strictly regualate chemical and hazardous materials in products or how products, like food, are created.
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Monsanto has already sued the OEHHA in an effort to block the Prop 65 listing, and a court appeal is currently pending (case number F075362 in the Fifth District Court of Appeal). California’s OEHHA website states:
Monsanto’s challenge was unsuccessful in the trial court. Although the case has been appealed, no stay of the listing has been granted. Therefore, glyphosate is being added to the Proposition 65 list on July 7, 2017.
During Monsanto’s related lawsuits in California, documents were released that showed Monsanto spent millions of dollars to attack and defame anti-GMO activists including the Food Babe and the Health Ranger, both advocates of clean food and opponents of glyphosate herbicides. The Food Babe has even submitted a FOIA request to gather more evidence of collusion and unscrupulous “negative P.R.” activities pursued by Monsanto. The California-based group U.S. Right to Know was instrumental in unearthing the leaked email documents that revealed the sinister tactics of what has now become known as the “Monsanto Mafia.” According to USRTK, there are currently 91 lawsuits pending against Monsanto in San Francisco alone, “filed by people alleging that exposure to Roundup herbicide caused them or their loved ones to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and that Monsanto covered up the risks. The cases have been combined as multidistrict litigation under Judge Vince Chhabria. The lead case is 3:16-md-02741-VC. Additionally, at least 1,100 plaintiffs have made similar claims against Monsanto in state courts.”
Monsanto’s science shills include Neil deGrasse Tyson who narrated a 2017 pro-Monsanto film called Food Evolution which spread the false claim that glyphosate-saturated genetically engineered foods are safe to consume in unlimited quantities. In that effort, Neil deGrasse Tyson joined the propaganda messaging of Jon Entine, a discredited psychopath and violent wife abuser best known as a biotech industry “character assassin” who was fired by Forbes.com after being exposed as a psychopath by a Natural News investigation. Alongside Jon Entine, Keith Kloor is also a known shill for the sleazy biotech industry, and fake science TV actor Bill Nye has even joined the propaganda parade.
Even CNN has published investigative articles documenting the toxicity of glyphosate herbicide. A recent CNN report reveals that glyphosate herbicide likely gave thousands of people cancer.
The mounting number of lawsuits against Monsanto for its cancer-causing Roundup herbicide is increasingly looking very similar to the lawsuits against Big Tobacco that coalesced in the 1990s. In fact, many of today’s Monsanto propagandists and industry shills were also bought-and-paid-for P.R. operatives for the tobacco industry, which spent decades in total denial over the link between cigarette smoke and cancer.
Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com