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MONSANTO NOW OWNS BLACKWATER XE

1/9/2012

"A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation (Blackwater’s Black Ops, 9/15/2010) revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (now called Xe Services) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it."

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"According to Scahill, business with multinationals, like Monsanto, Chevron, and financial giants such as Barclays and Deutsche Bank, are channeled through two companies owned by Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater: Total Intelligence Solutions and Terrorism Research Center. These officers and directors share Blackwater."

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"One of them, Cofer Black, known for his brutality as one of the directors of the CIA, was the one who made contact with Monsanto in 2008 as director of Total Intelligence, entering into the contract with the company to spy on and infiltrate organizations of animal rights activists, anti-GM and other dirty activities of the biotech giant."

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"No wonder that a company engaged in the “science of death” as Monsanto, which has been dedicated from the outset to produce toxic poisons spilling from Agent Orange to PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), pesticides, hormones and genetically modified seeds, is associated with another company of thugs."

"Almost simultaneously with the publication of this article in The Nation, the Via Campesina reported the purchase of 500,000 shares of Monsanto, for more than $23 million by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which with this action completed the outing of the mask of “philanthropy.” Another association that is not surprising."

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"Like Monsanto, Gates is also engaged in trying to destroy rural farming worldwide, mainly through the “Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa” (AGRA). It works as a Trojan horse to deprive poor African farmers of their traditional seeds, replacing them with the seeds of their companies first, finally by genetically modified (GM). To this end, the Foundation hired Robert Horsch in 2006, the director of Monsanto. Now Gates, airing major profits, went straight to the source.

Blackwater, Monsanto and Gates are three sides of the same figure: the war machine on the planet and most people who inhabit it, are peasants, indigenous communities, people who want to share information and knowledge or any other who does not want to be in the aegis of profit and the destructiveness of capitalism."

http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/monsanto-now-owns-blackwater-xe/

So let's see...they own the USDA, The  courts...the research facilites that try to prove GMO is bad for you...they produce the GMO Seeds.....and now we find they own Blackwater XE too??????

A short Video

GMO RIGGED RESEARCH

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De-Population Conspiracy Involving Monsanto

"A monopoly is exclusive control of a commodity or service that makes it possible to manipulate prices. This is accomplished through governmental regulations used to enforce the monopoly. The way to break a monopoly is to remove those laws. This is simple, but not easy in the case of Monsanto, because the roots extend to international, federal, state, and local government regulations. Monopoly owners corner a market by taking control of the resource AND preventing others from using the resource."

"The famous robber baron JD Rockefeller refined this method of monopolization with Standard Oil; he created a cartel (an agreement between companies to avoid competition) with the companies he could not buy or force out of business through extraordinarily corrupt business practices. Competition creates a free market; JD Rockefeller is famous for saying, “Competition is a sin.” Of course, the Rockefellers have an enormous stake in biotechnology and the Rockefeller Foundation funded the biology centers and research that led to the creation of GMOs; F. William Engdahl’s book, “Seeds of Destruction”, is highly recommended for the complete details."

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This article is intended as a brief sketch to explore the expanse of the roots of Monsanto & understand the machinery of a monopoly, therefore, the science and health issues behind GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) will not be covered in detail. GMOs are created by injecting virus and/ or bacteria into a plant or animal cell, along with the DNA of life forms that would never mate in nature (like spiders and goats). There is extensive proof that GMOs are detrimental to health.(1) Monsanto’s business practices are corrupt- for example, there have been cases where seed sold as non- GMO were actually contaminated. GMOs are not limited to food; industrial chemicals, plastic and drugs can be grown in plants like corn, and there is an overwhelming chance that you have ingested these chemicals and drugs if you live in America.(2) Cross pollination is rampant and is an enormous problem, thereby polluting non-GMO farms and endangering America’s food supply. Most Americans are unaware that up to 75% of their daily diet is comprised of GMO food."

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This is all part of the United Nations Agenda 21 Sustainable Development depopulation program (remember that the Rockefellers have overwhelming influence with the UN). Monsanto promises their seeds are more prolific and can feed more people, but the opposite has often proven to be the truth. The most shocking part of this is that the USDA co-owns a patent, along with Monsanto, on a gene (the Terminator) that can destroy food and be used as a bioweapon.

Monsanto’s monopoly is firmly entrenched within the US government:

1. US Patent Office

2.. FDA

3. President George HW Bush,

4. USDA

5. EPA

6. The US Supreme Court

7. State governments

8. Monsanto

9. US DOJ

"In conclusion, it is undeniable that the our government is deeply complicit in depopulation through food control, especially the USDA’s patent on the Terminator Gene. Frighteningly, amateur garage laboratory scientists and other hobbyists are pursuing new GMO creations on their own, which could have catastrophic results.(16) While this option could break Monsanto’s monopoly, it is certainly not the preferred way to go. The solution is to educate your family, educate friends, and especially the education of farmers is crucial. The US government involvement is particularly disturbing, regarding the sterile Terminator Gene and needs to be exposed far and wide. Please share this information with everyone you know, in order to support the growth of organic and non GMO farming."

http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/de-population-conspiracy-involving-monsanto/

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Monsanto: Planet Killer

"DarkGovernment, Editors Note: I was never much of a tree hugger or environmental crusader, but in the decade or so since passed I have become much more attuned to what is going on around me, especially with much of it being thrown directly in my face."

"Nowadays you hear green this and green that and nobody understands when you mix your paper with your metal and glass items in the trash (I don’t recycle) but when things like this, as described in the below article continue to perpetuate regardless of how clearly damaging it is to the planet and the people who inhabit it I am compelled to act (post this article) and just be completely dismayed at the incredible level and display of stubborn greed and nose snubbing the principals involved in this subject perpetrate and perpetuate."

By Dr. Mercola

"When it comes to products with the potential to devastate the planet, Monsanto takes the cake."

"This company has single-handedly created some of the most destructive products known to man, including polychlorinated biphenyls, known as PCBs, and dioxin (Agent Orange). They are also the world leader in genetically modified (GM) seeds — and if we don’t take action soon, the entire planet could soon become contaminated with these toxic seeds, leading to the complete destruction of the natural food supply."

Following are the titles of interest in this article..

United States Chooses to Ignore the Precautionary Principle, Embrace Monsanto’s GM Foods

Do You Know the Risks of GMOs?

Have You Heard of rBGH

Monsanto’s Environmental Damage Continues

Monsanto Forces Farmers to Buy New Seeds Every Year

Monsanto’s History of Deception and Drive for Power

How Can You Fight Back Against Monsanto’s Corruption?

Your Action Plan

Lots of information in this article...please read..each of the titles above have information

http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/monsanto-planet-killer/

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Monsanto Crops Leading to Obesity, Diabetes

"It seems that the good bacteria found in your gut may actually be destroyed with every bite of certain food that you eat.

While antibiotics typically hold first prize in depleting the body’s gut flora levels, there may be a new culprit looking to take the spotlight which you may know as genetically modified food.

Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crops Leading to Decreased Gut Flora

A formula seems to have been made to not only ruin the agricultural system, but also compromise the health of millions of people worldwide."

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"According to Dr. Don Huber, an expert in certain science fields relating to genetically modified foods, the amount of good bacteria in the gut decreases with the consumption of GMO foods. But this outcome is actually due to the residual glyphosate in animal feed and food.

Dr. Huber states that glyphosate residues in genetically engineered plants are responsible for a significant reduction in mineral content, causing people to be highly susceptible to pathogens."

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Poor Gut Flora Means Poor Health

"As awareness grows, more and more people are realizing that poor gut flora often means poor health. Without the proper ratio of good bacteria to bad bacteria, overall health suffers and you could be left feeling depressed. In fact, poor gut health has been directly tied to mental illness,which may explain the influx of people being diagnosed with a mental illness. Not only that, but obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome have all been tied to poor gut health."

http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/monsanto-crops-leading-to-obesity-diabetes/

Monsanto: Dangers of Genetically Modified Corn

"Germany has now become the sixth country in the European Union to take a stand against GM corn — a wise move that unfortunately the United States has yet to do.

Whereas close to 9,000 acres slated to be planted with MON 810 corn in Germany will now be GM-free (assuming the ban stands up in court if necessary), the acres to be planted with GM corn in the U.S. is in the tens of millions.

German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner announced she was banning not only the cultivation of GM corn but also the sale of its seeds, saying she had “legitimate reasons to believe that MON 810 posed a danger to the environment.”

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"So not only has MON 810 been shown to cause serious damage to animals, but it may also wipe out protected plant and insect species. Of course, adding to the potential devastation is the fact that corn is a wind-pollinated plant, which means it depends on the wind for pollination."

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"Really what can stop wind, tornadoes or other weather from blowing or transporting GM pollen or seeds over onto non-GM crops?

Not a whole lot.

So by planting even a few thousand acres of land with GM crops, there’s a very real possibility that a much greater area could become contaminated with the altered seeds, and subject to the potential health and environmental insults as a result."

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Are GM Crops Threatening the Future of Humankind?

"GM crops routinely create unintended proteins, alter existing protein levels, or even change the components and shape of the protein that is created by the inserted gene.

This results in brand new proteins that have never before existed in food, some of which may be causing severe allergic reactions.

Creating a GM crop can also produce massive changes in the natural functioning of the plant‘s DNA. Native genes can be mutated, deleted, permanently turned on or off, or change their levels of protein expression. No one knows how this will impact human health, but so far Jeffrey Smith has documented at least 65 serious health risks related to GM foods."

http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/monsanto-dangers-of-genetically-modified-corn/

USDA Approves Genetically Modified Crops

By Mike Ludwig, t r u t h o u t

"The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved plantings of three genetically engineered (GE) crops in as many weeks, including Monsanto Co.’s Roundup Ready sugar beets and alfalfa that are engineered to tolerate Roundup Ready weed-killing herbicide."

"The USDA on February 11 also legalized, without restriction, the world’s first GE corn crop meant for biofuel production. Biotech giant Syngenta’s Event 3272 seed corn will simplify ethanol production and is not meant to feed animals or humans"

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"Roundup Ready alfalfa was legalized without any restrictions on January 27 after nearly five years of legal battles that pitted farmers and GE critics against the USDA and Monsanto.

The USDA disappointed GE critics again last week when it fully deregulated Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta’s Event 3272 GE corn. The corn is genetically engineered to produce an enzyme that converts starch to sugar, making it easier to process the corn and turn it into the biofuel ethanol.

The North American Millers Association (NAMA), a normally pro-biotech organization that represents 170 agricultural mills in 38 states, is concerned that Event 3271 kernels could accidentally mix with corn meant for food processing and damage the quality of food products like snacks and breakfast cereals."

“USDA has failed to provide the public with sufficient scientific data on the economic impacts of contamination on food production, or information on how USDA will ensure Syngenta’s compliance with a stewardship plan,” said NAMA President Mary Waters.

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"Bill Freese, GE critic and policy analyst at the Center for Food Safety (CFS),  said that the USDA should to take a closer look at Syngenta’s track record.

A 2004 investigation conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed that Syngenta had illegally distributed GE seed corn engineered to produce an unregistered pesticide on over 1,000 occasions to farmers in the US, South America and Europe.

The EPA fined Syngenta $1.5 million in 2006 for distributing the seed corn, which produced a then unregistered pesticide called Bt 10."

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"Freese said that Event 3272 is supposed to be used for domestic ethanol production, but Syngenta has applied for import approvals for Event 3272 in nations where the US exports corn. Freese said Syngenta is trying to avoid liability in case Event 3272 does contaminate the domestic corn supply."

http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/usda-approves-genetically-modified-crops/

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Great Post.. Breezy

and an absolute correct eval..

Thanks

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Thank you breezy, for the concise posts!

Between nuclear plant issues around the world and the GM food, probably "they" already managed to  hinder the DNA for future generations pretty badly.

I hope the nature repair itself, and we, the living organisms, would win beyond of the difficulties ahead.

I happened to re-listen to the old Titor coverage of Coast to Coast radio just yesterday, and apparently John was very careful of what he was eating here in this reality...not knowing what's in the food and drinks, even in the air.

This may be a side story but I'd just throw this in...If this is any interest to other thread, please copy and paste and throw it in wherever it fits.

I was trying to check on the story in Adelaide, South Australia, re:McDonald here started to use McSPRAY.

It contains synthetic DNA materials that sinks into your skin and garments to identify "you are the one who tried to rob McDonald" in time of robbery when it happens.

Synthetic DNA...?

Would it possibly cause Morgallons disease or Lyme disease???

What about the food and preparation areas after the spray's been blasted??

Are they going to clean the substance properly? What's the implications for the workers there???

...More and more questions I ended up with.

And you think I can track back the story?

Try here...

http://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/

...They don't show the coverage and I don't know how I can track the story back.

Anyway, the story was on 10th Jan 2012 in Adelaide SA, Australia.

If other Aussies who can suss it out better, please do so.

I may even had the program wrong :( but it was shown in Adelaide yesterday about 6:30pm~7pm.

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If it makes anyone feel better, these are extracts from Dolores Cannon's 3 Waves

In page 530, an entity('P') tells DC that the ETs have been bombarding this planet with light so as to stop us from destroying ourselves and the Earth.

In page 533, P says:

This is pure light energy.  And the only effect it will have on the planet is good.......It's like divine energy.....

We cannot interfere with the people here......But we can bring our ships and we can point this energy at the core of the Earth.  We can do things like this.  This is actually on a soul level.  So therefore, we are not interfering with the karmic structure of the people here....

P then talks about why the ETs are doing this on page 534.

It's getting bad.  It's already very, very bad right now [session was in 2006].  If it's allowed to continue, the air will harm very, many people.  And the reason we're involved is, there are people in their physical embodiments breathing this atmosphere with all this pollution and it's changing their genetic heritage.  We cannot let this happen and we will not let that happen!  We gave people of this planet their genetic heritage.  And now they have messed up their drinking water, their food, their planet.  Everything here is polluted.  Man has destroyed his genetic heritage and we're going to repair it because they are not going to mess up our experiment!  This is a divine experiment and they can't mess it up.  We're going to change it.

P then talks about how we are all connected.  If we destroy this planet, we affect others.  That's why we have been closely monitored.  And P is very happy with our development now and expect the experiment to be a success.  This experiment has been ongoing for millions of years and we are reaching its culmination - the creation of the perfect human being with no disease.

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A set of vids on Monsanto, discussed by George Poste (on the board of directors of Monsanto) from the old Bezerk days, that seem relevant to this lot.

It's a cut and paste from a CSpan talk, plus comments from the YTber, Covellz. (has some good stuff)

? Mind Control ? Military ? Monsanto ? Medicine 1/7 [HD]

? Mind Control ? Military ? Monsanto ? Medicine 2/7 [HD]

? Mind Control ? Military ? Monsanto ? Medicine 3/7 [HD]

? Mind Control ? Military ? Monsanto ? Medicine 4/7 [HD]

? Mind Control ? Military ? Monsanto ? Medicine 5/7 [HD]

? Mind Control ? Military ? Monsanto ? Medicine 6/7 [HD]

? Mind Control ? Military ? Monsanto ? Medicine 7/7 [HD] END

Some fascinating info.

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Uncovering Monsanto’s Financial Interest in Government

12th January 2012

By Mike Barrett - Natural Society

Monsanto is not simply a company who sells genetically modified products to those seeking them. This massive corporation is actually very much involved with the passing and proposals of regulations concerning the very GM ingredients they are responsible for. You may think those helping to pass the GMO bills truly believe that genetically engineering the food supply is beneficial to public health, but the scary truth is that many of said individuals couldn’t care less about humankind or the future of the planet. As far as many government regulators are concerned, Monsanto can spread its wings far and wide – so as long as those in power are living large.

Exposing Monsanto’s Financial Interest in Government

During the 3rd quarter of 2011, biotech giant Monsanto spent a whopping $2 million lobbying the federal government. The lobbying focused on issues like regulations for genetically modified crops and patent reforms, a previous report says. The recent lobbying was aimed at the US congress as well as the USDA to weaken regulatory requirements for the production of GM sugarbeets and alfalfa. This kind of lobbying from Monsanto has been going on for years, with over $8 million spent annually over the last few years.

It is this kind of government lobbying that ignites so much backing from government agencies like the USDA. In 2011 the USDA was going to let Monsanto conduct its own environmental studies as part of a two-year USDA experiment. But there is no good that can possibly come of an experiment where the company behind nearly every genetically modified crop in our daily diets is allowed to decide whether its products are causing any environmental harm. Allowing a company with such incredible negative influence to police itself will only result in individual and environmental harm.

More recently, the United States Department of Agriculture has decided to deregulate two of Monsanto’s genetically modified seed varieties, giving the company a further grasp on the already dominated food supply of the nation.

Amazingly, it gets even worse. What may be most shocking is the latest  leaked information regarding Monsanto and its future expansion. The United States is threatening nations who oppose Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) crops with military-style trade wars, according to information obtained and released by the organization WikiLeaks. The WikiLeaks cable reveals that in late 2007, the United States ambassador to France and business partner to George W. Bush, Craig Stapleton, requested that the European Union along with particular nations that did not support GMO crops be penalized. Perhaps the most shocking piece of information exposed by the cables is the fact that these U.S. diplomats are actually working directly for biotech corporations like Monsanto.

Amazingly, this is not the only case of corruption revealed. In similar newly released cables, United States diplomats are found to have pushed GMO crops as a strategic government and commercial imperative. Furthermore, advisers to the pope were specifically targeted by the U.S. This may very well have to do with the fact that many Catholic bishops and figureheads have openly denounced GMO crops.

Given the evidence revealing Monsanto’s ability to ‘legally’ persuade government officials, it seems the company is obviously pulling every move they can possible make in order to push their health-endangering agenda.

http://wakeup-world.com/2012/01/12/uncovering-monsanto%E2%80%99s-financial-interest-in-government/

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How did GMOs alter the seed landscape?

Dillon points to the 1980 Diamond v. Chakrabarty Supreme Court ruling as the beginning of the end of seed purity. In that case, the court ruled that “a live, human-made micro-organism is patentable,” and by the mid-1990s, it was evident that this applied to plants too. Soon a handful of agrichemical companies including DuPont, Syngenta and Monsanto—which previously had showed no interest in seeds—owned more than 65 percent of the world’s proprietary seed.

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Leaked documents reveal US diplomats actually work for Monsanto

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leaked documents now reveal that Monsanto has also deeply infiltrated the United States government. With leaked reports revealing how U.S. diplomats are actually working for Monsanto to push their agenda along with other key government officials, Monsanto's grasp on international politics has never been clearer.

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In 2007 it was requested that specific nations inside the European Union be punished for not supporting the expansion of Monsanto's GMO crops. The request for such measures to be taken was made by Craig Stapleton, the United States ambassador to France and partner to George W. Bush. Despite mounting evidence linking Monsanto's GM corn to organ damage and environmental devastation, the ambassador plainly calls for 'target retaliation' against those not supporting the GM crop. In the leaked documents, Stapleton states:

"Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits. The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory. Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voices."

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http://www.naturalnews.com/034620_Monsanto_diplomats_GMOs.html

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Genetically Modified Plants to Produce Drugs

Nov. 2010

This is an older article, but still informative about GMO plants

"Splicing and dicing natural plant compounds and patenting them for profit may be a thing of the past for drug companies, at least in terms of them having to do it manually in a laboratory. It might seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but a team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has actually developed a way to genetically engineer plants that are programmed to create pharmaceutical drugs instead of their natural healing compounds.

You read that right. Sarah O’Connor and her colleagues from MIT added bacterial genes to periwinkle plants that altered their natural alkaloid production system, causing them to accept external chemical additions. Chemists then added halogens like chlorine and bromine to the plants’ biosynthetic mechanisms, which altered the composition of the final alkaloids. So instead of producing their natural alkaloids, the altered periwinkles literally started producing synthetic pharmaceutical drug versions of those alkaloids instead."

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"Why some scientists feel the need to tamper with natural compounds that already work effectively by adding toxic halogens like chlorine and bromine is beyond all reasonable logic — except that it finally creates a way for Big Pharma to control plants and prevent the growth of natural, competing compounds that cannot be patented."

http://www.naturalnews.com/030394_GMO_plant_pharmas.html

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Dirty GMO Politics Exposed by Wikileaks Cables

JAN 12, 2012

U.S. against Europe Over Monsanto GM Crops (Democracy NOW! report

U.S. against Europe Over Monsanto GM Crops (Democracy NOW! report)

USDA GMO Policy

"Monsanto has a long and sordid history of manipulation and questionable business practices, so this latest development doesn’t really surprise me. It’s quite clear that the US government has been aiding and abetting Monsanto’s quest to control the world’s food crops, and as Jeffrey Smith says in the Democracy Now interview above, these leaked documents “lays bare the mechanics of that effort.”

According to U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, the Bush administration conspired to find ways to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified (GM) seeds, mainly by engaging in aggresive trade wars against reluctant nations."

FOLLOWING ARE INTERESTING TOPICS OF INFO..

Wikileaks Reveals Plan to Retaliate Against Europe for Non-GMO Stance

Genetically Modified Corn High on the Agenda

The Health Hazards of GM Corn

Damaging Research Remains Ignored

Other Examples of Dangerous GM Foods

How You Can Avoid GM Foods, and Help Others Do the Same

For More Information

http://www.darkgovernment.com/news/dirty-gmo-politics-exposed-by-wikileaks-cables/

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Just Label It! So We Know When it's GMO

"I demand organic. It's that simple. I know, you're thinking, "Of course you demand organic. You wrote the Organic Manifesto and grew up on an organic farm." True, but, even if I didn't, I would demand organic and so should you. In lieu of giving you my big speech about how organics can feed the planet and make us safer, I will focus on one very good reason why I demand organic: GMOs. Genetically Modified Organisms, or, as the FDA says, foods that have undergone genetic modification, meaning they've been engineered and altered at the genetic level "using any technique, new or traditional."

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"So far, there's only been one published study on how GMO ingredients affect us when we eat them. It was in the journal Nature Biotechnology, and it found that after we eat GMO soy, some of the GMO genes are transferred to the microflora of our intestines and those GMO genes are still active.

Another study, published in Reproductive Toxicology, found Bt-toxin (used in genetically modified Bt corn) in the blood of 93 percent of the pregnant women studied and their babies. The study authors suggest that aside from eating products made from GMO crops, eating meat from animals fed GMO crops may lead to a "a high risk of exposure."

Finally, an Italian study published in The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that in young and older mice fed Bt corn, there were changes to their immune systems that corresponded with allergic and inflammatory responses. In humans these same inflammatory changes are associated with arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, and autoimmune diseases.

So here are three studies: One reports that GMOs survive in our bodies -- they aren't killed in the stomach, as some have suggested, but travel to the intestine where they remain active in the body. Another study reports that we are exposed to these GMOs, not only from the GMO foods themselves, but also from eating animals that eat GMO foods. And finally, animal studies reveal that these GMOs may be linked to disease."

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So I say, Just Label It!

"Right now there is a grassroots effort underway to mandate the FDA to label GMO foods. In October, The Just Label It: We Have a Right to Know campaign filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require mandatory labeling of GMO foods. It is supported by more than 450 businesses and organizations dedicated to food safety and consumer rights and more than 400,000 people have already raised their voices to tell the FDA we have the right to know what is in our food."

Again I say, just Label it!

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It seems like a simple solution, but manufacturers have decided that, if given the choice, we the consumers might not choose to buy GMO products. So, they've decided not to give us a choice, which doesn't seem very American.

And the FDA says they have "no basis for concluding that bioengineered foods differ from other foods in any meaningful or uniform way, or that, as a class, foods developed by the new techniques present any different or greater safety concern than foods developed by traditional plant breeding." snip

So, until our government and big business catch up, here's what you can do to stay safe:

Demand Organic GMOs are banned in organic farming and in organic food  snip

Sign the Just Label It petition.Having choices in the marketplace is something that Americans take pride in, but that right is stripped of you every time you set foot in a grocery store because GMOs aren't required to be labeled. Ask the FDA tochange that policy.

Know the Usual Suspects Corn, soy, cotton, canola, and sugar snip

Spread the Word The best solution is education snip

THIS IS THE PETITION SITE....        http://justlabelit.org/takeaction

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-rodale/just-label-it-brso-we-kno_b_1193499.html

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For those in the USA who use cornflour (Cornstarch) there are substitutes available.

Cornstarch or Corn flour (for thickening): 1 tablespoon = 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

or

1 tablespoon potato starch or rice starch or flour

1 tablespoon arrowroot

2 tablespoons quick-cooking (instant) tapioca

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Thanks Tricia for the pointers...

This is from a article back in August of 2011...but thought it might be a thing to mention in any case..I recall this at the time, and remember feeling aggravation...with everything that's transpired since then, it angers me..

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

OBAMA APPOINTS MONSANTO'S VICE PRESIDENT AS SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE COMMISSIONER AT THE FDA <<<I just know this doesn't constitute a conflict of interest, does it?????

"Michael Taylor was just appointed senior advisor to the commissioner of the FDA. This is the same man that was in charge of FDA policy when GMO's were allowed into the US food supply without undergoing a single test to determine their safety. He "had been Monsanto's attorney before becoming policy chief at the FDA [and then] he became Monsanto's Vice President and chief lobbyist. This month [he] became the senior advisor to the commissioner of the FDA. He is now America's food safety czar. This is no joke."

"But the biotech industry had rigged the game so that neither science nor scientists would stand in their way. They had placed their own man in charge of FDA policy and he wasn’t going to be swayed by feeble arguments related to food safety. No, he was going to do what corporations had done for decades to get past these types of pesky concerns. He was going to lie."

Dangerous Food Safety Lies

"When the FDA was constructing their GMO policy in 1991-2, their scientists were clear that gene-sliced foods were significantly different and could lead to “different risks” than conventional foods. But official policy declared the opposite, claiming that the FDA knew nothing of significant differences, and declared GMOs substantially equivalent.

This fiction became the rationale for allowing GM foods on the market without any required safety studies whatsoever! The determination of whether GM foods were safe to eat was placed entirely in the hands of the companies that made them—companies like Monsanto, which told us that the PCBs, DDT, and Agent Orange were safe.

GMOs were rushed onto our plates in 1996. Over the next nine years, multiple chronic illnesses in the US nearly doubled—from 7% to 13%. Allergy-related emergency room visits doubled between 1997 and 2002 while food allergies, especially among children, skyrocketed. We also witnessed a dramatic rise in asthma, autism, obesity, diabetes, digestive disorders, and certain cancers.

In January of this year, Dr. P. M. Bhargava, one of the world’s top biologists, told me that after reviewing 600 scientific journals, he concluded that the GM foods in the US are largely responsible for the increase in many serious diseases.

In May, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine concluded that animal studies have demonstrated a causal relationship between GM foods and infertility, accelerated aging, dysfunctional insulin regulation, changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system, and immune problems such as asthma, allergies, and inflammation

In July, a report by eight international experts determined that the flimsy and superficial evaluations of GMOs by both regulators and GM companies “systematically overlook the side effects” and significantly underestimate “the initial signs of diseases like cancer and diseases of the hormonal, immune, nervous and reproductive systems, among others.”

http://networkedblogs.com/lMhWu

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Breaking News: Monsanto To Face Biopiracy Charges In India

FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS!!!

January 14, 2012 at 17:23:32  By Sayer, Ji

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An farm worker assorting eggplants in the Indian state of Gujarat. by Arne Hückelheim/Wikicommons

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In an unprecedented decision, India's National Biodiversity Authority(NBA), a government agency, declared legal action against Monsanto (and their collaborators) for accessing and using local eggplant varieties (known as brinjal) to develop their Bt genetically engineered version1 without prior approval of the competent authorities, which is considered an act of "biopiracy."2

The journal of Nature Biotechnology reported:

"An Indian government agency has agreed to sue the developers of genetically modified (GM) eggplant for violating India's Biological Diversity Act of 2002. India's National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) is alleging that the developers of India's first GM food crop--Jalna-based Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco) partnered with St. Louis--based seed giant Monsanto and several local universities--used local varieties to develop the transgenic crop, but failed to gain the appropriate licenses for field trials. At the same time, activists in Europe are claiming that patents on conventionally bred plants, including a melon found in India, filed by biotech companies violate farmers' rights to use naturally occurring breeds. Both these pending legal cases could set important precedents for biopiracy in India and Europe."

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"A background note besides legal opinion on Bt brinjal [GM egplant] on the alleged violation by the M/s. Mahyco/M/s Monsanto, and their collaborators for accessing and using the local brinjal varieties for development of Bt brinjal with out prior approval of the competent authorities was discussed and it was decided that the NBA may proceed legally against M/s. Mahyco/ M/s Monsanto, and all others concerned to take the issue to its logical conclusion."  [Official copy of these minutes may be accessed here .]

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Breaking-News-Monsanto-To-by-Sayer-Ji-120113-525.html

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/monsanto-face-biopiracy-charges-india

Couldn't happen to a much more deserving bunch, you go India..file them charges, and make them stick....

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[glow=red,2,300]Monsanto: 'There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans' [/glow] Tuesday, January 24, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

NaturalNews) There is a growing body of scientific evidence which proves that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are inherently different from natural organisms, including the way the body processes them, as well as how the immune system responds to them. But Monsanto, the largest purveyor of GMOs in the world, believes that GMOs are no different than natural organisms, and that GMO testing is both needless and valueless.

In the Why aren't you running human clinical trials on GM crops? section of Monsanto's Food Safety page, the biotechnology giant explains its opinion that GMOs are "substantially equivalent" to natural organisms. According to Monsanto, since concentrations of proteins, carbohydrates, and other nutrient factors vary among natural crops, as well as among natural and GM crops, then these differences are automatically unimportant in light of GMO safety.

Furthermore, Monsanto claims that its injection of foreign DNA into its GM crops is also automatically safe because, get this, DNA is present in natural crops as well. Never mind that the injected DNA is foreign and unnatural, and is used to alter the entire genetic structure of GM crops -- according to Monsanto, its unnatural DNA is automatically non-toxic because every other plant also has DNA. Case closed.

more at link  http://www.naturalnews.com/034745_Monsanto_GM_foods_safety_testing.html

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Monsanto Patents and Chemtrails

Farmwars.info

By Barbara H. Peterson

January 23, 2012

While I might assume a particular position on an issue, that position is subject to change when new or more relevant information becomes available. Remember the sorghum aluminum resistance patent that we thought was created by Monsanto to counter the effects of excess aluminum found in the soil after heavy chemtrailing? Well, it turns out that we were partially right.

Here is where we went wrong:

The patent for aluminum resistance mentioned in What in the World are They Spraying? turns out to be owned by the USDA and Brazil’s agricultural department, not Monsanto directly (although a good case can be made for Monsanto actually owning the USDA, but that’s another story) and evidently, made for acidic soil and will not be effective in an alkaline soil caused by chemtrailing. Therefore, it appears that this particular patent most likely is targeted for Africa, which seems to be a major biotech interest.

Here is where we were right:

Monsanto DOES own patents that appear to mitigate the effects of geo-engineering, that can be applied to a whole host of fruits, trees, grains and veggies. A quick patent search brings up 3,981 hits for Monsanto and Stress Tolerance. Mendel Biotechnology is partners with Monsanto in several of these patents. This is taken from one of the joint patents:

The claimed invention, in the field of functional genomics and the characterization of plant genes for the improvement of plants, was made by or on behalf of Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. and Monsanto Corporation as a result of activities undertaken within the scope of a joint research agreement in effect on or before the date the claimed invention was made.

Here is a patent titled “Stress tolerant plants and methods thereof,” that is owned by Monsanto, and seems to address all forms of abiotic stress that weather manipulation and chemtrails can cause:

more at link including list of fruits & vegetables included...  >:(

http://theintelhub.com/2012/01/23/monsanto-patents-and-chemtrails/

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Neotame, New Neurotoxic Sweetener: FDA Says No Label Needed, Not Even in Organics

READ THAT AGAIN...not EVEN IN ORGANICS...!!!!

by Heidi Stevenson

from Jan 2, 2012

A Monsanto-created chemical, Neotame is likely more toxic than Aspartame. The FDA has quietly decided that we don't have the right to know if it's adulterating our food, not even if the food is labeled USDA Organic.

"Aspartame can step aside. There's a new sweetener in town and it isn't saddled with the inconvenience of having to be listed on labels, so it can be sneaked into any prepared food, even USDA so-called Organic. So sayeth the FDA. Neotame is a Monsanto-created chemical similar to Aspartame, including its neurotoxic properties."

"Monsanto developed Neotame as their Aspartame patent was expiring, and had no trouble in gaining FDA approval in 2002. They added 3-dimethylbutyl, a chemical listed as hazardous by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to Aspartame, making it both sweeter and more toxic"

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Both Aspartame and Neotame contain substances that are metabolized into formaldehyde, a highly toxic poison, and an excitotoxic amino acid that agitates, thereby damaging, nerves.

read more at

http://www.gaia-health.com/articles351/000368-neotame-neurotoxic-fda-says-no-lable.shtml

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Monsanto’s Infertility-Linked Roundup Found in All Urine Samples Tested

Mike Barrett

NaturalSociety

January 26, 2012

"A recent study conducted by a German university found very high concentrations of Glyphosate, a carcinogenic chemical found in herbicides like Monsanto’s Roundup, in all urine samples tested. The amount of glyphosate found in the urine was staggering, with each sample containing concentrations at 5 to 20-fold the limit established for drinking water. This is just one more piece of evidence that herbicides are, at the very least being sprayed out of control."

Glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup Impacting Global Health

"This news comes only one month after it was found that glyphosate, contained in Monsanto’s Roundup, is contaminating the groundwater in the areas in which it is used. What does this mean? It means that toxic glyphosate is now polluting the world’s drinking water through the widespread contamination of aquifers, wells and springs. The recent reports of glyphosate showing up in all urine samples only enhances these past findings."

read more at

http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-infertility-linked-roundup-found-in-all-urine-samples-tested/

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Monsanto to Face Biopiracy Charges in India

Posted By Dr. Mercola | January 31 2012 | 1,799 views

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India's National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), a government agency, is suing Monsanto, the world leader in genetically modified (GM) crops and seeds, and their collaborators, the Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company, for stealing local varieties of eggplant to develop a genetically modified version

India requires that any entity attempting to use a native plant for commercial or research purposes must first get approval; Monsanto, however, neglected to do this, opting instead to essentially steal the native plants in order to modify them for their own commercial gain

The case marks the first time a government has accused Monsanto of biopiracy, and the results could set an important precedent for the future of the food supply

By Dr. Mercola

The government of India has made it very clear that they will not tolerate Monsanto's attempts to commercialize on their indigenous knowledge, a practice known as biopiracy.

India's National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), a government agency, is suing Monsanto, the world leader in genetically modified (GM) crops and seeds, and their collaborators, the Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company, for using local varieties of eggplant to develop a genetically modified version.

Quite simply, the biotech giant did not get prior approval to use the naturally occurring breeds for the purposes of genetic modification, and in so doing violated the country's Biological Diversity Act (BDA), enacted in 2002.

India Stands Up Against Corporate Control of Their Food Supply

India's BDA requires that any entity attempting to use a native plant for commercial or research purposes must first get approval from the NBA; the Act is in force specifically to protect the nation's biodiversity.

Monsanto, however, neglected to do this opting instead to essentially steal the native plants in order to modify them for their own commercial gain.

As India Today reported:

"American seed giant Monsanto and its Indian collaborator, Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco) are to be prosecuted for allegedly 'stealing' indigenous plant material for developing genetically modified brinjal variety known as Bt brinjal.

The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), a statutory body set up under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, has decided to initiate legal proceedings against the two companies and their collaborators for using indigenous brinjal germplasm without necessary permission. Taking plant material without any permission and using it for commercial purposes is considered an act of biopiracy."

The Environment Support Group, which filed the initial complaint against Monsanto with the NBA, stated that Monsanto and their collaboraters used six local varieties of brinjal [eggplant] for the development of Bt brinjal. Monsanto has fired back, stating they are not to blame for the development of GM eggplant, other than supplying their Cry1Ac gene, a type of Bt toxin. The Indian media called this a "half truth," noting:

"When contacted Monsanto tried to distance itself from the case by saying that it had not developed Bt brinjal, but it had been 'developed by Mahyco, with the Cry1Ac gene accessed from Monsanto, in collaboration with multiple public sector institutions'. This is a halftruth because Monsanto owns 26 percent of Mahyco, and also has a separate joint venture Mahyco Monsanto Biotech Limited which handles its business related to Bt."

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/31/monsanto-to-face-biopiracy-charges-in-india.aspx

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Banned in Germany, But You're Probably Still Eating It

By Dr. Mercola

Monsanto, the world leader in genetically modified (GM) crops and seeds, has been named the worst company of 2011 by Natural Society -- for "threatening both human health and the environment."

I couldn't agree more. I have long designated Monsanto the most dangerous corporation on the planet, and clearly this is a growing sentiment …

According to Forbes:

"Monsanto is so despised by environmentalists that Google's first suggested search term for the St. Louis company is 'Monsanto evil.'

Readers... voted Monsanto the world's most evil corporation in a January poll, giving the corporation a whopping 51 percent of the vote."

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/31/monsanto-worst-company-of-2011.aspx

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Help stop former Monsanto VP from attaining top position at the FDA - sign the petition

...This petition already has over 60,000 signatures. We need 75,000 signatures. Sign the petition now.It's not too late to prevent this latest atrocity to the future of food!

Here's the link:

http://signon.org/sign/tell-obama-to-cease-fda.fb1?source=s.fb&r_by=2077723

There's no time to waste!

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Huge victory against GMOs as Monsanto driven out of the UK by consumer protests

Friday, February 03, 2012

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Editor of NaturalNews.com

"NaturalNews) A massive victory against Monsanto and genetically engineered seeds has been achieved in the United Kingdom today. Monsanto has announced a total withdrawal from the UK, shuttering its Cambridge-based wheat production operation. UK newspaper Daily Mail was instrumental in promoting opposition against Monsanto through its "Frankenstein Foods" educational campaign (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-199884/GM-giant-quits-Britain...).

The paper is now reporting that Monsanto plans to sell off GMO crop-breeding centers in France, Germany and the Czech Republic. Daily Mail reported, "...the company has given up hopes of introducing GM crops to Europe." (Are you grinning as wide as I am right now?)

The UK government, it turns out, was on the verge of announcing a finding that genetically engineered crops would "pollute the countryside for generations." Gee, ya think? I wonder why the USDA can't seem to come to the same scientific conclusion...

Bayer CropScience has also cancelled its planned GMO crop trials in the UK, signaling a near total collapse of agricultural imperialism in the UK."

http://www.naturalnews.com/034861_GMO_UK_Monsanto.html

If they can stop Monsanto in the UK, we can stop them here in the USA

The defeat of Monsanto and all the other merchants of death who peddle poisonous seeds is, of course, a powerfully positive sign for those who are trying to protect life in the United States. We know that GMOs are death for agriculture, death for bird populations, death for honey bee pollinators, and death for the soils. We know that Monsanto is the most evil corporation on the planet (http://www.naturalnews.com/030967_Monsanto_evil.html), willing to destroy the future of life on our planet in exchange for a quarterly profit.

We also know that the public is joining the fight against GMOs. A massive effort is already underway to mandate the labeling of GMOs on foods sold in California (http://www.naturalnews.com/033763_GMOs_California_ballot_initiative.h...). A similar effort has begun in Washington state. Many other states are considering similar legislation.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034861_GMO_UK_Monsanto.html#ixzz1lJDQAclx

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