SEEDS OF SUICIDE
Monsanto company is a publicly traded American multinational agro chemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, it’s head quarters are in Creve Cocur greater St. Louis, Missouri.
STOCK PRICE US————116.05
HEAD QUARTERS———– ST. LOUIS MISSOURI
REVENUE US—————–15 BILLION
FOUNDER———————JOHN FRANCIS QUEENY
FOUNDED———————1901 ST. LOUIS MISSOURI
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES-25,500
SUBSIDIARIES—————SEMINIS, CLIMATE CORPORATION
PRESIDENT——————-BRETT D. BEGEMANN
VICE PRESIDENT————ROBERT FRALEY
CHAIR PERSON————–HUGH GRANT
SVP CHIEF STAFF———– JANET M. HOLLOWAY
Monsanto dominates the food chain and the genetically modified seeds, now they are after the milk production, they have a long history of toxic contamination . Monsanto planted genetically modified seeds, off the company’s patent this large company keeps making threats towards the small country stores, threats to the effect of Monsanto is big you can’t win we will get you. Monsanto goes after anyone who they think is a threat to them, farmers,co-op’s, seed dealers, they try and pressure farmers into signing papers to give Monsanto access to their private records, farmers call them Seed Police, and also call them Gestapo, or Mafia.
Monsanto spends 2 million a day in research to identify tests, to develop new technologies that benefit farmers. Some compare Monsanto’s approach to Micro-soft’s zealous efforts to protect it’s software from pirates, at least with Micro-soft the buyer of a program can use it over and over again, not so with Monsanto seeds good for one time.
Farmers use to save seeds for a season or two, however Monsanto changed that, they claim you can spray your fields with herbicide without harm to the seeds, at the time they patented the seeds. In 1980 the US Supreme Court voted five to four in favor to turn seeds into widgets this allowed Monsanto to take control of the worlds food supply. Farmers who buy from Monsanto’s round-up ready seeds are required to sign an agreement promising not to save or to sell seeds to other farmers.
Monsanto is buying up conventional seed companies, in 2005 they paid 1.4 billion for Seminis which controlled 40% of the US market for lettuce, tomatoes, and other vegetables and fruit seeds. The company has also extending it’s reach into milk production by marketing an artificial growth hormone for cows to increase milk production.
GLYPHOSATE TOXICITY IN ROUND UP
Glyphosate is a moderately toxic herbicide and carries the single word WARNING on the label, even though the LD-50 values show the compound to be relatively non-toxic it can cause significant eye irritation. The toxicity of the technical product glyphosate and the formulated product ( round-up ) is nearly the same. CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Glyphosate is an isopropylamine salt, while it can be described as an organophosphorus compound however it does not inhibit cholinesterase activity.
Acute Toxicity the acute oral LD-50 in the rat is 5,600 mg/kg, other oral LD-50 values for glyphosate are 1,538 to greater than 10,000 mg/kg for mice, rabbits. In a number of human tests, it produced no visible skin change.
GLYPHOSATE PROVES DEADLY TO HUMAN CELLS
Round up has been a top selling weed killer, but now researchers have found that one of round up’s inert ingredients can kill human cells particularly embryonic placental and umbilical cord cells. Nearly 4,000 substances that are harmful to humans are approved for use by the US EPA, glyphosate round up’s active ingredients is widely used in the US and Canada about 100 million pounds every year in the US according to the EPA.
Until now health studies focused on the safety of the product, but now new studies show that the mixture of ingredients amplified the toxic effect on humans. Studies from France’s university of Caen found that mixtures found on the market shelves causes cell damage and even death at residual levels. The researchers found that round up causes pregnancy problems by interfering with hormone production leading to abnormal fetal development, low birth weights and also miscarriages.
STUDIES SHOW THAT GLYPHOSATE IS GROSSLY UNDERESTIMATED
These findings throw serious doubt on glyphosate safety, previous research has shown that glyphosate in round-up is toxic to human DNA even when diluted to concentrations of 450-fold lower than used in agricultural applications. Liver, embryonic and placentat cell lines are adversely affected by glyphosate at doses as low as 1 PPM, corn can contain as much as 13 PPM of glyphosate , Americans eat an average of 193 pounds of corn annually.
It is clear that we can not get away from the poisons in our food, water, and the air, all we can do is pick and choose what we buy for food the organic also has glyphosate, however at lower levels. The other thing is to keep our body flushed to wash out the toxic chemicals from our body.
THERE IS THE FULL STORY DR. MERCOLA –GLYPHOSATE-ROUND UP
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