Liberal professors urge Obama to target climate change skeptics with RICO act while ignoring mafia tactics of Monsanto, Big Pharma



(NaturalNews) You can always tell a liberal from a constitutionalist: the latter believes in the nation’s founding principles and the rule of law as is; the former wants to use laws, statutes, courts or presidential authority to force others to accept their point of view.

That is the only way to explain why left-leaning university professors are pressing President Obama to use his executive authority to punish anyone who does not accept at face value so-called “climate change science” that has been manipulated, changed, and intentionally skewed in the past, all to support a specific de-growth, anti-capitalist agenda.

Climate Change Dispatch, a website dedicated to spreading the word about climate hoaxes and faulty climate data, reports that although there has been no real rise in global temperatures for nearly two decades, about two dozen scientists from major universities are pressing Obama to punish climate skeptics using RICO laws – the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act statutes passed in 1970 to combat organized crime (such as the old Mafia).

In a letter addressed to the president, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren, the group of scientists wrote that they “appreciate that you are making aggressive and imaginative use of the limited tools available to you in the face of a recalcitrant Congress.”

Tobacco-like cover-up?

However, “one additional tool” – which has been proposed by liberal Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island – is to conduct a RICO investigation of corporations and other organizations they charge have knowingly deceived the American public about the so-called risks of climate change “as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change,” they wrote.

The scientists charged that critics’ actions have already been documented in other publications.

“The methods of these organizations are quite similar to those used earlier by the tobacco industry. A RICO investigation (1999 to 2006) played an important role in stopping the tobacco industry from continuing to deceive the American people about the dangers of smoking,” the scientists said.

“If corporations in the fossil fuel industry and their supporters are guilty of the misdeeds that have been documented in books and journal articles, it is imperative that these misdeeds be stopped as soon as possible so that America and the world can get on with the critically important business of finding effective ways to restabilize the Earth’s climate, before even more lasting damage is done,” they wrote.

No smoke

In a Washington Post commentary piece last year, Whitehouse charged that the fossil fuel industry was out to deceive the American public, and as such, he argued that such activity amounted to “a racketeering enterprise.”

He alleged the “parallels between what the tobacco industry did and what the fossil fuel industry is doing now are striking,” adding that the tobacco industry – which indeed hid the ill health effects of smoking – “joined together in a common enterprise and coordinated strategy.”

“The fossil fuel industry, its trade associations and the conservative policy institutes that often do the industry’s dirty work met at the Washington office of the American Petroleum Institute,” the senator wrote.

“A memo from that meeting that was leaked to the New York Times documented their plans for a multimillion-dollar public relations campaign to undermine climate science and to raise ‘questions among those (e.g. Congress) who chart the future U.S. course on global climate change.'”

Whitehouse was finally forced to admit that he was doing nothing but slinging allegations because he had no real evidence to offer.

“To be clear: I don’t know whether the fossil fuel industry and its allies engaged in the same kind of racketeering activity as the tobacco industry. We don’t have enough information to make that conclusion. … But there’s an awful lot of smoke,” he wrote.

Using the law to punish political opponents

Meanwhile, despite the dearth of scientific evidence that global warming/climate change/climate disruption even exists as the Left claims it does, there is real evidence to suggest that climate scientists have indeed manipulated their climate data in order to “prove” that global warming was real and that human activities were causing it.

NASA scientists have also been caught manipulating data by climate skeptic Paul Homewood.

Then, there is the fact that no one on the Left – or in Congress in general – is recommending using RICO to punish bio-ag giant Monsanto and Big Pharma for using Mafioso tactics to strong-arm critics and whistleblowers, as Natural News has reported.

There are definitely cases where U.S. racketeering laws are appropriate, but not in cases where those who call for them are only trying to silence and/or punish political opponents.

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Monsanto’s Cancer Causing Herbicide Doesn’t Even Work, Actually Makes Weeds Stronger

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As we have covered extensively in recent months, Monsanto’s herbicide Glysophate, the primary ingredient in their top-selling product “RoundUp” has been proven to cause cancer. Now, according to new reports, the chemical doesn’t even work and is creating a new resistance in weeds that make them more resiliant and more difficult to get rid of.

Nebraska farmer Mike Pietzyk recently discussed how the weeds are becoming resistant to RoundUp in a recent interview with Chemicals And Engineers News.

“The days of going out and spraying RoundUp twice a year—those are long gone,” he said, adding that he was forced to use a cocktail of different chemicals, some of which are even more dangerous than RoundUp. Pietzyk and other farmers are now seeking new solutions to avoid the harsh pesticides used in conventional farming.

“People in urban areas and towns need to understand—we live here, we drink the water under the ground out here,” he says. “We want to be good stewards of what we’ve been entrusted with,” he said.

According to U.S. weed scientist Dallas Peterson, one type of weed, in particular, called Palmer amaranth, has become especially resistant to pesticides and is overgrowing farms across the country.

Complaints of herbicide-resistant weeds have become so common that the House Agriculture Committee has scheduled a meeting on December 4th to specifically address the situation.

Roundup, formulated to be used on GMO or “Roundup Ready” crops engineered to be resistant to it, is the most widely used herbicide in the world. It was originally introduced in the 1970s to control weeds and then took off when the planting of GMO crops skyrocketed in the past 15 years.

According to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), glyphosate use in the U.S. increased from about 20 million pounds in 1992 to 110 million pounds in 2002 to more than 280 million pounds in 2012.

In a statement released earlier this year, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that glyphosate, the main ingredient in RoundUp, is “probably carcinogenic.”


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Naturally occurring ‘GM’ butterflies have wasp genes

Mother Nature, not Monsanto, appears to be behind this striking twist.

Things are getting freaky in the critter world. Researchers from Spain and France have discovered genes from parasitic wasps present in the genomes of many butterflies. The results of their study reveal that even the iconic monarch contains naturally produced GMOs.

Say what?!

It all seems to have started with the particular habits of parasitic braconid wasps. These guys (well, females actually) lay their eggs inside caterpillars and inject a “giant virus” named bracovirus to trip up the caterpillars’ immune response. Proving once and for all that truth really is stranger than fiction, this nifty trick allows the virus to integrate into the DNA of the caterpillars and control caterpillar development, allowing the wasp larvae overlords to colonize their host.

The bracovirus genes were found in the genomes of several species of butterfly and moth in addition to monarchs, including silkworms and pests such as the Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) and the Beet Armyworm (Spodoptera exigua).

And the genes found within are not just remnants, it appears that in fact, they play a protective role against other viruses known as baculoviruses. In addition, remarkably, the genes weren’t exclusive to the wasp virus, some of them originated from the actual wasp. In the armyworm species of moths, the researchers found genes that are closely related to genes from hymenoptera, including the honey bee.

Proponents of producing GM insects might latch on to this as an argument in favor of their work – that GM insects already exist in nature, so it’s a natural thing to do. But in showing fluidity of genes between species, the study really provides more ammunition for those opposed. For example, if insecticide resistance genes were to be artificially introduced into wasp species for biological control of other pests, it could lead to accidental transmission of this resistance to the target pests. And then what? I know, let’s not try it and see what happens.

On MNN: 8 of the cutest toxic caterpillars

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Flashback: Monsanto Profits Fell 15% on Weak Sales of GM Seed

Monsanto’s stock did even more poorly than analysts expected last quarter, with its stock taking another 15 percent nose-dive due to ‘a stronger dollar, and weak seed sales.’ The company is warning its investors that profits will not maintain previously suggested levels. Is it time to ditch Monsanto stock?

The company is adjusting its forecasts based on the impact of falling GM corn seed sales, and chemicals that are becoming increasingly expensive for farmers to use. The company is likely to continue to lose money considering that 96 percent of consumers want their food labeled so they know if they are eating health-damaging GM seed.

Here are some poll figures on the desire for GMOs to be labeled:

  • ABC News: 93% want federal GM labeling mandate

Furthermore, the Internet has allowed a democratic disbursement of information that may suggest that GM seed like Bt toxic corn are bad for human health. Adding to that the fact that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup, is now being called ‘carcinogenic’ by everyone from the EPA in the state of California to the World Health Organization. Surely this will impact sales for the biotech behemoth as well.

The cost of multiple pending lawsuits are also likely to affect Monsanto’s bottom line. They were just found guilty of chemical poisoning in France, and a PCB lawsuit is pending in St Louis County. Add to these lawsuits, two more, including a false advertising lawsuit in California and one from way back in 1996, also for false advertising.

It seems that the end of Monsanto just might finally be in sight.


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New science paper exposes how corporations censor GMO research they don’t like



(NaturalNews) Setting the record straight on a controversial toxicity study that links Monsanto’s transgenic corn and glyphosate herbicide (Roundup) to liver and kidney toxicity in mice, a new paper published in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe exposes the criminal science cartel that actively censors research into genetically-modified organisms and biotechnology that goes against the status quo.

Doctors John Fagan, Terje Traavik, and Thomas Bohn want the world to know that Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini’s famous study on GM maize NK603 and Roundup is a toxicity study that just so happened to uncover carcinogenic effects from NK603 and Roundup, both in combination and individually. The findings of this important study are indeed valid, they reiterate, and serve as a legitimate baseline for further research into this controversial segment of industrial agriculture.

Their peer-reviewed paper entitled “The Seralini affair: degeneration of Science to Re-Science?” warns that retracting studies simply because they don’t fit the official narrative for a particular subject is the antithesis of what true science is supposed to entail. They emphasize that the normal scientific process involves investigating new ideas and publishing the results, which then encourages others to do the same in either support or rejection of the earlier findings.

Prof. Seralini’s study, in case you missed it, was retracted from the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology after a swarm of “skeptics” and other anti-science fanatics demanded that it be pulled for primarily political reasons. It basically boils down to the fact that these control freaks didn’t like what Prof. Seralini discovered concerning the carcinogenic nature of Monsanto GMO corn and Roundup, so they pressured and bullied the editors of the journal who published his paper to retract it.

Their reasoning and criticisms were quickly exposed as invalid, as revealed in this comprehensive rebuttal, but little was done to vindicate Prof. Seralini and his study and make things right. That’s where this latest paper comes into play, challenging the corruption within scientific circles that stifles honest inquiry into controversial subjects, including GMO safety.

Dr. Fagan and his colleagues say the growing trend towards pulling papers from journals simply because some people don’t like their findings — Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his famous Lancet paper represent another textbook example of this — overshadows the normal scientific process “in which peer-reviewed publication stimulates new research, generating new empirical evidence that drives the evolution of scientific understanding.”

After thoroughly examining Prof. Seralini’s original findings and research methods, Dr. Fagan, Dr. Traavick, and Dr. Bohn determined that NK603 and Roundup are not only toxic to the kidneys and liver below current regulatory thresholds, but they might also cause cancer in mammals. They say that these preliminary discoveries warrant further inquiry by regulatory authorities and the scientific community at large rather than animosity towards those who made these discoveries.

“Follow-up long-term carcinogenicity studies, using test animal strains and numbers of animals that assure robust conclusions, are required to confirm/refute this preliminary evidence,” they write. “The inherent tension between the scientific process and commercial interests of product developers necessitates implementation of safeguards that protect the scientific process and prevent degeneration of Science to Re-Science (typified by retraction and republication disputes).”

For more on Prof. Seralini’s study, what it revealed, and where critics went wrong in condemning it as “invalid,” visit GMOSeralini.org.

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The Atlantic exposed for colluding with Monsanto-funded scientists after failing to retract fraudulent story defaming Food Babe



(NaturalNews) An unflattering media storm continues to engulf University of Florida professor Kevin Folta after he was exposed for colluding with the biotech industry, namely Monsanto, despite his repeated denials of any financial ties to the GM seed conglomerate.

The revelations, blown open by The New York Times (NYT) and made possible via FOIA requests filed by U.S. Right to Know, exposed Folta and dozens of other university scientists for posing as “independent researchers” while traveling the world on Monsanto’s dime to promote GMOs and their associated pesticides.

However, the university scientists aren’t the only ones suffering from embarrassment – the news publications that either blindly or deliberately pushed pro-GMO statements from industry-corrupted professionals disguised as “independent scientists” now have to deal with the aftermath of promoting Monsanto-funded disinfo campaigns.


The American magazine The Atlantic bought Folta’s charade as an “independent scientist” hook, line and sinker when they ran a report rejecting Vani Hari’s (the Food Babe) accusations that Folta had financial ties to Monsanto, particularly due to his involvement with a project called GMO Answers, to which Folta published nearly verbatim pro-GMO propaganda provided to him by Monsanto.

Despite Folta being outed as a lying Monsanto puppet, The Atlantic is refusing to retract or correct their story by failing to respond to Natural News‘ phone calls and emails requesting for such.

As illustrated below, The Atlantic has refused to respond to attempts to contact the publication.

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The Food Babe: Enemy of Chemicals,” authored by The Atlantic‘s Senior Editor James Hamblin, essentially gave Folta the floor to attack the Food Babe when he said:

Vani is very good at marketing herself and telling people what they want to hear. She is very good at playing into the current popularity of vilifying farmers and large-scale agriculture. But really, she’s her own company, and she’s the spokesperson.

In response to Hari’s accusation about Folta having financial ties to Monsanto, he stated:

I didn’t work for 30 years in this business as a public scientist, at half the salary of what I could earn working for industry, so that I could sell out for some company. She has called me a professor who works for Monsanto, which is the most insane thing I’ve ever heard. I work for the state of Florida. But she had to play that card to discredit me, because I’m hitting a little too close to home with her whole scam. [emphases added]

Folta also complained about the regulatory system being “too stringent,” preventing him and his biotech buddies from rolling out products they think will “help the planet,” a.k.a. will generate money, big money. After all, dominating the global GM seed market is no small investment.

To have someone like Hari go out and make up nonsense that only digs into public opinion against these technologies is really frustrating for us.

Now that the Monsanto-funded scientists have been exposed, it’s The Atlantic’s (and other publications who pushed similar disinfo) journalistic duty to retract, or at the very least make it clear that Food Babe was right and Folta was in fact bribed by the biotech industry. Click here to view Monsanto’s letter offering Folta $25K in unrestricted grant money, which he happily accepted, later telling corporate representatives that he was “glad to sign on to whatever you like, or write whatever you like.”

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The media’s willingness to protect Big Food and other poison-pushing corrupt corporations is completely detrimental to the clean food movement and directly places Americans in danger of risky foods, including GMOs and their associated pesticides such as glyphosate, which has been linked to a slew of serious health problems.

The more widespread GMO agriculture becomes, the more unsustainable our food system grows. Zero long-term safety studies have been conducted on GMOs; however, on the other hand, countless horror stories[PDF] have emerged regarding the devastating effects of GMO agriculture.

It’s incredibly important that the general public, as well as clean food advocates, call on The Atlantic to retract and/or correct their story which has now been exposed as being fraudulent following the NYT’s groundbreaking report: “Food Industry Enlisted Academics in G.M.O Lobbying War, Emails Show.”

Demand a retraction by tweeting @TheAtlantic with a link to this story and do the same on their Facebook page. The magazine will surely cave into retracting if enough people voice their disdain.

The public deserves clean, non-toxic food and they deserve transparency. In order to achieve transparency, the media absolutely needs to be held accountable for publishing disinfo, especially if they wish to be viewed as “independent” media – free of corporate sponsorship.

Contact The Atlantic today!

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How The Atlantic got scammed by Monsanto shill Kevin Folta: Hit piece on the Food Babe used an exposed liar as its primary source… Will the publisher issue a retraction and apology?



(NaturalNews) Before Univ. of Florida professor Kevin Folta was exposed as a Monsanto puppet and academic prostitute, he was widely quoted in mainstream media’s attack stories on clean food activists like the Food Babe.

The Atlantic, in particular, bought into the Kevin Folta cover story hook, line and sinker. In this hit piece by James Hamblin, published in February of this year, The Atlantic gave Folta full rein to accuse the Food Babe of all sorts of dishonesty and hucksterism, all while Folta himself proclaimed he had absolutely no financial ties to Monsanto.

As we now know, Kevin Folta was lying. But The Atlantic didn’t question his lies, and they printed them as fact. Even more, The Atlantic still doesn’t question his lies and has so far refused to retract their stories citing Kevin Folta as their primary source.

From an article entitled The Food Babe: Enemy of Chemicals: (emphasis added)

[The Food Babe], likewise, accuses Folta of conflicts of interest through ties to Monsanto, specifically due to his involvement with a project called GMO Answers. He admits to having industry friends and open lines of communication with biotechnology companies, and he has spoken at Monsanto. He understands the job of the academic scientist to include helping farmers optimize whatever seeds they have “whether they come from Monsanto or Johnny’s Organic Seeds in Vermont” — where he’d also gladly speak. But he denies financial ties.

“I didn’t work for 30 years in this business as a public scientist, at half the salary of what I could earn working for industry, so that I could sell out for some company,” he explained. “She has called me a professor who works for Monsanto, which is the most insane thing I’ve ever heard. I work for the state of Florida. But she had to play that card to discredit me, because I’m hitting a little too close to home with her whole scam.”

Got all that? Folta accuses the Food Babe of running a “scam” while insisting he’s no scammer at all. He has no financial ties to Monsanto whatsoever, he claims. It’s even “the most insane thing I’ve ever heard,” he insists.

Fast forward to last week. The U.S. Right to Know campaign acquires Kevin Folta’s university emails via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Those emails reveal Kevin Folta to be a paid-off academic prostitute for Monsanto, complete with him telling the Monsanto operatives, “I’m glad to sign on to whatever you like, or write whatever you like.” (From Kevin Folta’s emails, Oct. 23, 2014.)

Hilariously, this is not long after he personally sent an email to Vani Hari (the Food Babe), insisting, “I work as an independent, public scientist. Companies have no control of my research, my results or my opinions.”

Among his many “benefits” from Monsanto, Folta even gets trips to Hawaii where all the hotel rooms are “prepaid by Monsanto.” Wow. Must be nice.

In the same document dump, another university-related Monsanto shill declares, “It’s a pleasure shilling with you.” That was written by Camille (Cami) D. Ryan, B.Comm., Ph.D., Independent Research Consultant and Public Speaker, Professional Affiliate, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business & Economics College of Agriculture University of Saskatchewan Canada.

As Natural News reported last week, “Folta’s email correspondence revealed that he accepted a $25,000 grant from Monsanto last year and was told that the money ‘may be used at your discretion in support of your research and outreach projects.'”

Even The New York Times couldn’t ignore the blatant academic fraud of Kevin Folta and his repeated lies to the media. As published last week in the NYT:

Dr. Folta is among the most aggressive and prolific biotech proponents, although until his emails were released last month, he had not publicly acknowledged the extent of his ties to Monsanto.

…A few weeks later, the Council for Biotechnology Information — controlled by BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont and Monsanto — asked Dr. Folta and other prominent academics if they would participate in a new website, GMO Answers, which was established to combat perceived misinformation about their products. The plan was to provide the academics with questions from the public, such as, “Do GMOs cause cancer?”

“This is a new way to build trust, dialogue and support for biotech in agriculture that will help explain in an independent voice what GMOs are,” an executive at Ketchum wrote to Dr. Folta.

But Ketchum did more than provide questions. On several occasions, it also gave Dr. Folta draft answers, which he then used nearly verbatim, a step that he now says was a mistake.

In other words, Kevin Folta lied to The Atlantic while flinging false accusations that James Hamblin worked into a hit piece on the Food Babe. The whole time, Folta was a Monsanto puppet, a fact that The Atlantic failed to ever mention.

Now maybe Hamblin, the author of the story, made an honest mistake. I’m not accusing him of being a Monsanto operative. It’s reasonable to suspect that he’s just a little too inexperienced in this realm to know when he’s being exploited by a trained Monsanto operative. But if it was an honest mistake, then shouldn’t the publisher apologize for it and correct the record?

Sadly, when Folta is now exposed as a total liar via his own recorded emails that he desperately hoped no one would uncover, The Atlantic does nothing. No retraction, no apology to the Food Babe, no updating of their article, nothing. Journalistic malpractice, anyone?

I ask all of you this simple question: How can The Atlantic even pretend to be engaged in journalism when they are so easily hoodwinked by a Monsanto operative, and then after the truth comes out, The Atlantic refuses to correct their own published stories based almost entirely on a proven academic liar!

Much like Kevin Folta himself, The Atlantic has some serious explaining to do if they hope to retain any semblance of journalistic credibility. How were they so easily scammed by a Monsanto operative? And why didn’t they correct their story when the truth came out?

In the world of science, when a scientist is found to have lied about his research, the academic journals retract the published studies. Now that Kevin Folta has been exposed as a Monsanto operative who falsely denied having ties to Monsanto, Natural News is publicly calling for The Atlantic to issue a retraction of all their stories quoting Kevin Folta — stories in which The Atlantic utterly failed to ferret out the truth that Folta was secretly serving as a Monsanto attack dog while exploiting the trust (and perhaps gullibility) of The Atlantic editors to accomplish that task.

The Atlantic got hoodwinked. They got suckered. They got conned by the very guy accusing the Food Babe of running a con. Yet the Food Babe is running no con at all; she’s an advocate for something we should all agree on: CLEAN FOOD. You know, the kind of food that doesn’t contain cancer-causing glyphosate, an herbicide frequently used alongside GM crops.

So The Atlantic owes the Food Babe a serious apology. In fact, if they had listened to the Food Babe and believed her, their story would have printed the truth instead of Monsanto’s lies and propaganda disguised as statements from an “independent academic professor” who has now been exposed as a fraud.

Join me in tweeting The Atlantic at @TheAtlantic

Or visit their Facebook page and join thousands of others who will soon be posting demands for The Atlantic to retract their Monsanto propaganda stories and issue an official apology to Vani Hari (the Food Babe).

Click here for The Atlantic’s Facebook page.

After all, The Atlantic made a huge mistake. A monumental error in judgment. They wrongfully accused a woman who is tirelessly working for clean food, and in doing so, The Atlantic allowed its magazine to be hijacked by Monsanto via a corrupted academic prostitute. If that’s not something they feel they need to correct and apologize for, then they aren’t journalists in the first place.

If The Atlantic doesn’t retract the articles and apologize to the Food Babe, then it’s pretty clear that they are designating themselves as yet another Monsanto front group in the world of fake media, where printing lies that appease the corporate masters is far more important than printing the truth.






















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Democrats and Republicans are both in bed with Monsanto



(NaturalNews) In the 1990s, during the administration of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, agribusiness giant and GMO king Monsanto had good friends in the White House.

As noted in the September 2015 issue of Harper’s Magazine, the love shown to Monsanto by the Clinton Administration was consistent with the White House’s corporate-friendly approach to issues concerning the environment.

For example, the magazine noted, when the French government hesitated in permitting genetically modified corn into the country over concerns of consumer safety and threats to non-GMO crops, President Clinton, along with his Secretary of State, National Security Advisor and assorted U.S. senators, all took up Monsanto’s cause. Eventually, the French government agreed when Gore himself telephoned the French prime minister in a bid to lobby on Monsanto’s behalf.

Also, the magazine noted:

Washington’s revolving door whirled many Clinton Administration officials onto the Monsanto payroll, while the president’s committee of science and technology advisers included Virginia Weldon, the corporation’s senior vice president for public policy.

In those days, the magazine reported, glyphosate – the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide – was the company’s primary moneymaker. And though it was opposed from the outset by a number of environmental organizations, the Clinton Administration doubled down on Monsanto.

This included Gore, of course, whose book, Earth in the Balance, published in 1992 – the year he and Clinton were first elected – seemed to position him as the new administration’s biggest environmental champion.

But it was not to be. Though Gore and, to a lesser extent, Clinton, continued to champion such causes on the surface, their legislative and executive efforts told a much different story, namely, that corporations like Monsanto, which kept up steady streams of “campaign contributions,” were where their allegiances really were.

This included the formation, in 1997, of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Panel, which was established by Clinton’s circle of scientific advisors. The primary issue at the time of formation was the study of invasive species of weeds; the panel was chaired by a man named Peter Raven.

Raven, a botanist, was listed by the White House as director of the Missouri Botanical Garden, based in St. Louis and not far from the HQ of Monsanto. Under his directorship, the garden’s growth exploded, owed in large part to the beneficence of none other than Monsanto which, at the time, was in the process of a major PR campaign to change its reputation as a chemical company and maker of Agent Orange into a more eco-friendly entity.

Enter invasive species: Raven’s panel recommended aggressive action, and that got immediate traction within the Clinton Administration.

“The invasion of noxious weeds has created a level of destruction to America’s environment and economy that is matched only by the damage caused by floods, earthquakes, wildfire, hurricanes, and mudslides,” cried Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt when the report was released.

Within the year, Clinton signed Executive Order 13112, creating the National Invasive Species Council “to prevent the introduction of invasive species and provide for their control and to minimize the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause.”

One of the founding members of the council’s advisory committee was Nelroy E. Jackson, who just happened to be the product-development manager and weed scientist for Monsanto, and who had helped to develop Roundup formulations specifically for “habitat-restoration markets” — that is, for exterminating invasive species.

The incestuous relationship between the Democrats and Monsanto stretches into the Obama Administration as well, to include Hillary Clinton and other government officials, as noted by Blacklisted News.

But Republicans are just as compromised, the site notes.

That would include U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, who introduced legislation in Congress to block all state-sponsored efforts to require GMO labeling of foods.

And, as you can see from the list of bill sponsors, both Democrats and Republicans support it.

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BREAKING: French Court Rules Monsanto Guilty Of Chemical Poisoning

Monsanto was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer by a French court earlier this week.

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When a court in southeast France found Monsanto guilty of chemically poisoning farmers in 2012, the biotech company fought tooth and nail for the conviction to be reversed. One can understand why: the court declared in that ruling that Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller was responsible for devastating neurological problems, including memory loss.

But after an appeal process by Monsanto which lasted for years, a French appeal court recently upheld the ruling in full. 

This news is monumental for a number of reasons: First, never before in French history has ‘chemical poisoning’ by Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller been confirmed. While it was banned in France in 2007 (after already being pulled off the market by other nations), this matter centered around a French farmer who had been exposed to the deadly concoction.

Grain grower Paul Francois took Monsanto to court back in 2012, stating that he developed neurological problems such as memory loss and headaches after being exposed to the weedkiller in 2004. He was – rightly – upset that Monsanto failed to provide proper warnings on the product label and was left to suffer from the consequences of the poison.

The French court ordered an expert opinion to determine the sum of the damages, as well as to verify the link between Lasso and the reported illnesses. The case could not be more important, for previous legal action taken against Monsanto by farmers failed due to the inability to properly link pesticide exposure with the degenerative side effects.

Francois said to Reuters: 

“I am alive today, but part of the farming population is going to be sacrificed and is going to die because of this.” 

The farmer’s persistent efforts have paid off, thankfully. As IB Times reports, Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer by a French court this week. “The decision Thursday by an appeal court in Lyon in southeast France upheld a 2012 ruling in which the farmer claimed he suffered neurological problems after working with the U.S. company’s Lasso weedkiller.

The world is waking up to the dangers posed by Monsanto, and it won’t be long before the biotech company is forced to pay for its greedy ambitions.

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French Court: Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning

In 2012, I told you about the court in southeast France that found Monsanto guilty of chemically-poisoning farmers. The court declared that Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller was responsible for devastating neurological problems, including memory loss. Now, after an appeal process by Monsanto that lasted years, a French appeal court has upheld the ruling in full.

This case is monumental for a number of reasons, including the fact that it is the first in French history to confirm the ‘chemical poisoning’ of Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller, which was banned in France back in 2007 (after already being pulled off the market by other nations). But this case wasn’t a matter of government policy change — it centered around a French farmer who had been exposed to Lasso.

A grain grower, Paul Francois, was the one responsible for originally taking Monsanto to court back in 2012, stating that he developed neurological problems such as memory loss and headaches after being exposed to Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller back in 2004. Francois said that Monsanto failed to provide proper warnings on the product label.

The court ordered an expert opinion to determine the sum of the damages, and to verify the link between Lasso and the reported illnesses. The case was extremely important, as previous legal action taken against Monsanto by farmers has failed due to the challenge of properly linking pesticide exposure with the experienced side effects.

“I am alive today, but part of the farming population is going to be sacrificed and is going to die because of this,” Francois, 47, told Reuters 

As IB Times reports:

“Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer by a French court this week. The decision Thursday by an appeal court in Lyon in southeast France upheld a 2012 ruling in which the farmer claimed he suffered neurological problems after working with the U.S. company’s Lasso weedkiller, Reuters reported.”


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