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Evil Corporation: Monsanto Inc. (#1 Collector’s Edition!)

This article is a first in many that will focus on evil corporations in the world.  For people that may not already know it, many large global corporations are in fact pure evil.  They run their business with no responsibility because there is no one to take the responsibility once something goes wrong.  It’s a corporation, not a person.  These types of corporations do not care for the people they hurt or the overall impact they have on the environment around them.  Don’t worry, I’m not talking about hugging trees.  The enviroment around us is more then trees, plants, and fish. It’s our food, kids, and frankly our way of life.

If it was up to me, I’d take all these corporations and their top executives and slam their heads against a wall until there was mush.  It’s the Colfari way, though not the cleanist way of handling garbage.  Hey, is taking out the trash always clean?

Let’s start with our first major EVIL, JACKASS, ANTICHRIST, MALICIOUS, LIBERAL (kidding! seriously kidding!), FREAKY corporation: MONSANTO INC.

Before we get into the dirty details on Monsanto, let’s list out what makes a corporation EVIL.

  1. They grow too big and begin to swallow up competition by force.
  2. They’re power impacts political decisions.
  3. They stop caring about customers and focus 99% attention on profit.
  4. They rob from the people who make and buy their products.
  5. They enforce their own laws on anyone who stands in their way.
  6. They grow by buying out the competition and not by innovation.

There are certainly more reasons that make a company evil, but that is at least a start.

Here is a quick description on Monsanto from Wikipedia

The Monsanto Company is a controversial U.S.-based multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. It is the world’s leading producer of the herbicide glyphosate, marketed as “Roundup”. Monsanto is also the leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed; it provides the technology in 90% of the world’s genetically engineered seeds.[2] It is headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Agracetus, owned by Monsanto, exclusively produces Roundup Ready soybean seed for the commercial market. In 2005, it finalized purchase of Seminis Inc, making it the world’s largest conventional seed company.

So what is really bad about Monsanto?  Let’s look at in in layman’s terms.  Monsanto produces posion. 

Roundup

 Roundup poisons are not meant for humans, but for weeds.  Their largest product  Roundup is the famous weed killer we all see in commercials and at the stores.  However, Roundup kills more than weeds, it kills crops.  So, Monsanto then created genenitically engineered seeds that resist the Roundup and allows farmers to spray their fields with this weed killing agent that surely gets into the crops and eventually the food you eat.  Of course, most paid off scientists with large labs and heavy grants from Monsanto will say it’s perfectly safe.  Of course, we all know that it not only isn’t safe, but it could have far reaching biological effects on humans and the environment they are sprayed on. 

Genetically Modified Seeds

Here are some quick facts from our friends at www.greenpeace.com

Quick facts about agriculture:

  • Ten corporations control nearly 70 percent of the world’s seed market. This corporate control of agriculture means farmers have less choice.
  • Genetic Engineering does not feed the world. 99.5 percent of farmers around the world do not grow Genetically Engineered crops.
  • Industrial polluting agriculture uses synthetic fertilizers and toxic chemicals which pollute our water and soils – the very things we need in order to provide healthy food now and in the future.
  • Excessive use of synthetic fertilizers in industrial polluting agriculture contributes to climate change.

Monsanto controls 90% of GMO seed production and because most of the seeds no being produced for farmers are gentically modified, farmers are forced to purchase them.  It is unproven they produce higher yields, but one thing for sure, they are the seeds our forefathers used and they have plenty of poision sprayed on them.  So our poor farmers are made more poor by being forced to purchase evil Monsanto seeds.  Of course, if you are a organic  farmer, Monsanto will takew aim at you in many ways through legal channels.  One way is to buy a farm near yours, and plant GMO seeds.  Of course, wind will blow their seeds into the organic farm, which will then allow Monsanto to sue the non-GMO seed farmer for growing their seeds without permission fro Monsanto.  That is for real folks.

Terminator Seed Technology – read here

Here is a fun fact for the kids.  Did you know that Monsanto has used millions of dollars, maybe billions to produce a seed that cannot be stored.  Yea, I know know, you are asking WHY?  The Monsanto answer would be that they are producing sterile seeds that when they grow to crops that the seeds that spread into the enviroment are sterile.

WAIT?  Itsn’t that a natural thing?  Shouldn’t that be a good thing? 

So, in fact a farmer would grow say corn.  In the past say 10,000 years that farmer would save seeds from that crop for the next season.  Not with corporations involved.  Now that same farmer, now 10,001 years old will have to purchase new seeds from Monsanto every year keeping corporate profits up. SWEET!

Aspartame

Certainly by now most of you have heard of the worlds greatest Monsanto invention/poison, Aspartame.  Right?  No, maybe? Aspartame is a artifical sweetener used in nearly every diet soda, and well here’s a short list:

  • Breath Mints
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Cereals
  • Chewing Gum
  • Flavored Syrups for Coffee
  • Flavored Water Products
  • Frozen Ice
  • Frozen Ice Cream Novelties
  • Fruit Spreads
  • Gelatin, Sugar Free
  • Hard Candies
  • Ice cream Toppings
  • Ice Creams, No Sugar Added or Sugar Free
  • Iced Tea, Powder
  • Iced Tea, Ready to Drink
  • Instant Cocoa Mix
  • Jams & Jellies
  • Juice Blends
  • Juice Drinks
  • Maple Syrups
  • Meal Replacements
  • Mousse
  • No Sugar Added Pies
  • Non-Carbonated Diet Soft drinks
  • Nutritional Bars
  • Powdered Soft Drinks
  • Protein Nutritional Drinks
  • Pudding
  • Soft Candy Chews
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
  • Sugar Free Cookies
  • Sugar Free Ketchup
  • Table Top Sweeteners
  • Vegetable Drinks
  • Yogurt, Drinkable
  • Yogurt, Fat Free
  • Yogurt, Sugar Free

Of course our paided-off FDA apporves the use of Aspertame, so I guess it’s safe right?  Here’s some science on it for you rfolks who require genius to belive anything, http://aspartame.mercola.com/.

Aspertame is a dangerous poision and if used in larger amounts can be quite toxic to humans.  Here is a list of side effects caused by the use of Aspertame in large quantities (from Mercola):

Ailments Resulting From Aspartame

The components of aspartame can lead to a wide variety of ailments. Some of these problems occur gradually while others are immediate, acute reactions.

A few of the many disorders associated with aspartame include the following:

  • Birth Defects

A study funded by Monsanto to study possible birth defects caused by consuming aspartame was cut off after preliminary data showed damaging information about aspartame. Additionally, in the book, While Waiting: A Prenatal Guidebook, it is stated that aspartame is suspected of causing brain damage in sensitive individuals. A fetus may be at risk for these effects. Some researchers have suggested that high doses of aspartame may be associated with problems ranging from dizziness and subtle brain changes to mental retardation.

  • Cancer (Brain Cancer)

In 1981, an FDA statistician stated that the brain tumor data on aspartame was so “worrisome” that he could not recommend approval of NutraSweet.(14)

In a two-year study conducted by the manufacturer of aspartame, twelve of 320 rats fed a normal diet and aspartame developed brain tumors while none of the control rats developed tumors, and five of the twelve tumors were in rats given a low dose of aspartame.(15)

The approval of aspartame was a violation of the Delaney Amendment, which was supposed to prevent cancer-causing substances such as methanol (formaldehye) and DKP from entering our food supply. A late FDA toxicologist testified before the U.S. Congress that aspartame was capable of producing brain tumors. This made it illegal for the FDA to set an allowable daily intake at any level. He stated in his testimony that Searle’s studies were “to a large extent unreliable” and that “at least one of those studies has established beyond any reasonable doubt that aspartame is capable of inducing brain tumors in experimental animals … ” He concluded his testimony by asking, “What is the reason for the apparent refusal by the FDA to invoke for this food additive the so-called Delaney Amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act? … And if the FDA itself elects to violate the law, who is left to protect the health of the public?”(16)

In the mid-1970s it was discovered that the manufacturer of aspartame falsified studies in several ways. One of the techniques used was to cut tumors out of test animals and put them back in the study. Another technique used to falsify the studies was to list animals that had actually died as surviving the study. Thus, the data on brain tumors was likely worse than discussed above. In addition, a former employee of the manufacturer of aspartame told the FDA on July 13, 1977 that the particles of DKP were so large that the rats could discriminate between the DKP and their normal diet.(12)

  • Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is actually recommending this chemical poison to persons with diabetes, but according to research conducted by a diabetes specialist, aspartame: 1) Leads to the precipitation of clinical diabetes. 2) Causes poorer diabetic control in diabetics on insulin or oral drugs. 3) Leads to the aggravation of diabetic complications such as retinopathy, cataracts, neuropathy and gastroparesis. 4) Causes convulsions.

In a statement concerning the use of products containing aspartame by persons with diabetes and hypoglycemia, the researchers says:

“Unfortunately, many patients in my practice, and others seen in consultation, developed serious metabolic, neurologic and other complications that could be specifically attributed to using aspartame products. This was evidenced by the loss of diabetic control, the intensification of hypoglycemia, the occurrence of presumed ‘insulin reactions’ (including convulsions) that proved to be aspartame reactions, and the precipitation, aggravation or simulation of diabetic complications (especially impaired vision and neuropathy) while using these products … Dramatic improvement of such features after avoiding aspartame, and the prompt predictable recurrence of these problems when the patient resumed aspartame products, knowingly or inadvertently.”

Another researcher stated that excitotoxins such as those found in aspartame can precipitate diabetes in persons who are genetically susceptible to the disease.(5)

  • Emotional Disorders

In a double blind study of the effects of aspartame on persons with mood disorders, findings showed a large increase in serious symptoms for persons taking aspartame. Since some of the symptoms were so serious, the Institutional Review Board had to stop the study. Three of the participants had said that they had been “poisoned” by aspartame. Researchers concluded that “individuals with mood disorders are particularly sensitive to this artificial sweetener; its use in this population should be discouraged.”(18) One researcher stated about aspartame, “I know it causes seizures. I’m convinced also that it definitely causes behavioral changes. I’m very angry that this substance is on the market. I personally question the reliability and validity of any studies funded by the NutraSweet Company.”(19)

Additionally, there are numerous reported cases of low brain serotonin levels, depression and other emotional disorders that have been linked to aspartame and often are relieved by stopping the intake of aspartame.

  • Epilepsy/Seizures

With the large and growing number of seizures caused by aspartame, it is sad to see that the Epilepsy Foundation is promoting the “safety” of aspartame. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 80 people who had suffered seizures after ingesting aspartame were surveyed. Community Nutrition Institute concluded the following about the survey:

“These 80 cases meet the FDA’s own definition of an imminent hazard to the public health, which requires the FDA to expeditiously remove a product from the market.”

Both the Air Force’s magazine, Flying Safety, and the Navy’s magazine, Navy Physiology, published articles warning about the many dangers of aspartame including the cumulative delirious effects of methanol and the greater likelihood of birth defects. The articles note that the ingestion of aspartame can make pilots more susceptible to seizures and vertigo. Twenty articles sounding warnings about ingesting aspartame while flying have also appeared in the National Business Aircraft Association Digest (NBAA Digest 1993), Aviation Medical Bulletin (1988), The Aviation Consumer (1988), Canadian General Aviation News (1990), Pacific Flyer (1988), General Aviation News (1989), Aviation Safety Digest (1989), and Plane & Pilot (1990) and a paper warning about aspartame was presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association (Gaffney 1986).

A hotline was even set up for pilots suffering from acute reactions to aspartame ingestion. Over 600 pilots have reported symptoms including some who have reported suffering grand mal seizures in the cockpit due to aspartame.

So the answer is, simply don’t use Aspartame in large quantities.  Good luck on that.  Let’s not even get inot the fact that Monsanto also produces 70% of the sugar beets used in US crops. 

Bovine Growth Hormone

So, besides your cows and pigs already digesting poisoned foods, now they  get growth hormones injected into them that will make them bigger and produce more milk.  Yea, mutant milk! Here is more science on Bovine Growth Hormone:

Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone is a genetically engineered copy of a naturally occurring hormone produced by cows. Manufactured by Monsanto Company, the drug is sold to dairy farmers under the name POSILAC, though you’ll also find it called BGH, rBGH, BST and rBST. When rBGH gets injected into dairy cows, milk production increases by as much as 10-15%. The use of rBGH on dairy cows was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in late 1993 and has been in use since 1994. 

Both the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) and the Consumer’s Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, have warned of the potential hazards to human health caused by consuming products derived from rBGH-treated cows.

While rBGH is banned in Europe and Canada, and has been boycotted by 95 percent of US dairy farmers, the FDA, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture continue to license the drug (and other new genetically engineered foods) without pre-market safety tests. Thanks to industry pressure, genetically engineered foods are NOT required to carry identifying labels. According to the US Federal Office of Management and Budget the projected increase in milk production caused by rBGH introduction will cost American taxpayers an additional $116 million of dollars for further price supports in 1995 alone. And what about the cows? rBGH use will cause suffering to millions of animals: rBGH is like “crack” for cows. It “revs” their system and forces them to produce a lot more milk – but it also makes them sick. Even the FDA admits that cows injected with rBGH could suffer from increased udder infections (mastitis), severe reproductive problems, digestive disorders, foot and leg ailments, and persistent sores and lacerations.

Again, the FDA has approved this wonderful growth hormone that in fact in unnecessary and not good for humans. As are as I’m concerned, Monsanto is evil.  They don’t care about the general welfare and health of their consumers, only that they make profits.  Thy easily buy off politicians, scientists, and even the media.  In the first quarter of 2009 Monsanto spent 2 million to lobby politicians and even the Secratary of Agriculture (head of the USDA) Tom Vilsack, who President Obama appointed is a Monsanto man.

If you want to help stop this evil corporation, trying this site first for ways and methods.

http://helpstopmonsanto.org/

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