⏯ The Toxic & Weaponized Politics of Monsanto
Remember the care free days of being able to enjoy a bowl or two of your favorite cereal, never giving a thought to what cancer causing ingredients were silently lurking within your Oatmeal, Cheerios or Shredded Wheat.
Today we witness the all out weaponization of Monsanto’s contaminated products and the repercussions inflicted upon Americans who are suffering from mysterious ailments, inflammation, allergies, stomach and gut problems, and other adverse health issues due to the negligence of these contaminated politics of doing business with Bayer-Monsanto period, costing them billions of dollars in lawsuits.
These latest findings come forward as courts levy more than two billion dollars in judgements against Bayer-Monsanto over the cancer causing glyphosate.
Recently, Monsanto the agrochemical and seed giant is receiving global whiplash and found guilty of malice for the coverup of its use and abuse of the weed-killer glyphosate.
With the new tests confirming the EWG’s report from July and Oct 2018 reports tested for the cancer causing glyphosate. Among the highest levels of glyphosates found were in the products of Cheerios, with 729 ppb and Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch, with 833 parts per billon, or ppb. 100 percent of Oat products tested positive for the weed-killer glyphosate.
Olga Naidenko, Ph,D., senior science advisor and Alexis Temkin, Ph.D., Toxicologist state the Major food companies like General Mills continue to this day to sell the popular children’s breakfast cereals and other contaminated foods containing troubling levels of glyphosates.
The weed-killer produced by the nefarious Bayer-Monsanto has detected 21 oat based cereals and snack products in the latest new round of testing commissioned by the EWG, Environmental Working Group.
Aside from food products, did you know that Glyphosate is also prevalent in our environment and trace amounts of consumer personal hygiene products, in the human body and in water supplies, although some scientists and related officials will debate the toxicity levels it places upon our bodies, Glyphosates are known to accumulate in our bones and major organs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been conducting its required 15-year re-registration review of glyphosate since 2009. The agency was supposed to re-approve or ban the chemical by the end of 2015. But after the IARC panel of 17 scientists unanimously agreed glyphosate was a probable human carcinogen, the EPA was forced to take its review of the chemical more seriously.
The EPA is seeking public input until April 30 on the health impacts of glyphosate.
As we wait for the federal government to act, at least the state of California has taken a bold step against the weedkiller. In July 2017, the state added glyphosate to its Proposition 65 list. Monsanto filed a lawsuit after the state announced its plan to list the chemical, but the agrochemical giant lost its appeal earlier this month after a California appellate court sided with the State of California and the Center for Food Safety saying glyphosate can be listed as a probable carcinogen under Proposition 65.
Several towns and cities in many states—including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon and Virginia—have also stood their ground against the toxic chemical.”
“For decades now, the public has been exposed, unknowingly and against their will, to glyphosate, despite mounting evidence that this key active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is harmful to human health and the environment,” International Director of Organic Consumers Association Ronnie Cummins explained. “Now, is the time to increase pressure around the world and encourage more states, cities and countries to ban this toxic chemical.”
The following is a disturbing and alarming list of additional Glyphosate contamination :
Wheat, Breakfast Cereals & Snack foods tested by Detox Project (2016) Original Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Wheaties, Trix, Annie’s Gluten Free Bunny Cookies Cocoa & Vanilla, Kellog’s Corn Flakes, Kellog’s Raisin Bran, Kashi Organic Promise, Kellog’s Special K, Kellog’s Frosted Flakes, Cheez-It Original, Cheez It Whole Grain, Kashi Soft Bake Cookies, Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate, Ritz Crackers, Triscuit Crackers, Oreo Original, Oreo Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Oreo Double Stuf Golden Sandwich Cookies, Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chis (Frito-Lay) Lay’s Kettle Cooked Original, Doritos, Cool Ranch, Fritos (Original) (100% Whole Grain) Goldfish crackers original (Pepperidge Farm) Goldfish crackers colors, Goldfish crackers Whole Grain, Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies, Oatmeal Cookies Gluten Free, 365 Organic Golden Round Crackers, Back to Nature Crispy Cheddar Crackers.
Breakfast Cereals as Tested by the Environmental Working Group (2018) Granola, Nature’s Path Organic Honey Almond granola, Back to Nature Classic Granola, Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds, Back to Nature Banana Walnut Granola Clusters, Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats n Honey, KIND Vanilla, Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds, Instant Oats, Giant Instant Oatmeal, Original Flavor, Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal, Original, Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal, Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal, Umpqua Oats, Maple Pecan, Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries & Cream, Oat Breakfast Cereal, Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted cereal, Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, Lucky Charms, Barbara’s Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal, Kelogg’s Cracklin Oat Bran oat cereal, Snack Bar, Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry, granola bar, KIND Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut, Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats n Honey, Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bar, Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry, Whole Oats, 365 Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, Quaker Steel Cut Oats, Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats.
Orange Juice Brands as Tested by Moms Across America (2017) Tropicana, Minute Maid, Stater Bros. Signature Farms, Kirkland, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Creams.
Staple Crops as Reported by Friends of the Earth Europe (2013) Soybeans, Soybean fodder, Cotton seed, Maize grain, Sorghum, Cotton seed, Maize grain, Barley straw and fodder Grass hay, Lentils, Sweetcorn, Sugar beet, Women’s Feminine Hygiene Products.
Human Breast Milk as Reported by Mercola (2014), Certain Vaccines, Cotton Clothing, Rainwater Samples (2014) Human Urine samples
Reflecting back to August of 2018, to the Organic Consumers Association, Germany and 13 other countries say no to glyphosates.
“According to Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, a U.S. law firm representing hundreds of plaintiffs suing Monsanto for allegedly causing their cancer, the following countries have banned or placed restrictions on the use of glyphosate:
• Belgium: In 2017, the Flemish government banned individual use of glyphosate and voted against reliciensing glyphosate in the EU. The country was one of six EU member states to sign a letter to the EU Commission calling for “an exit plan for glyphosate.”
• Bermuda: The island outlawed the private and commercial sale of all glyphosate-based herbicides.
• Colombia: In 2015, the country forbid the use of glyphosate to eliminate illegal plantations of coca, often used to make cocaine, due to concern that the herbicide causes cancer. However in 2017, the country reinstituted its controversial fumigation program. But instead of using aerial fumigation, glyphosate is now sprayed manually, from the ground.
• Netherlands: Dutch officials have banned all non-commercial use of glyphosate.
• Sri Lanka: In 2014, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa mandated an all-out ban on glyphosate, following a study linking Roundup to Fatal Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the second-leading cause of death among males in the country. Sri Lanka was the first country to issue a nationwide ban on glyphosate.
• El Salvador: Passed a law banning glyphosate, citing the same study linking fatal chronic kidney disease to Roundup.
• Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, have stopped glyphosate use.
• France: President Emmanuel Macron announced in Novemenber 2017, an outright ban on glyphosate, to take effect “within three years.”
So why hasn’t the U.S. banned glyphosate?
A possible solution would be if Americans collectively file class action law suits against these food giants who do business with the Bayer-Monsanto Corporation importing and impregnating cancerous toxins into our food and personal care items.
Americans have applied 1.8 million tons of glyphosate since it’s introduction in 1974. Worldwide, 9.4 million tons of the chemical have been sprayed onto fields. for Comparison, that’s equivalent to the weight of water in more than 2,300 Olympic size swimming pools. It’s also enough to spray nearly half a pound of Roundup on every cultivated acre of land in the world.” ~ Newsweek
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