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"Roundup/glyphosate needs no carcinogen label and FDA is there to protect Americans?" USA's Self-Preservation Disappears

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With Federal Judge William Shubb in Sacramento back in February 2018 having eviscerated the California Carcinogenic Identification Commission's decision to require mandatory labeling on all Roundup/Glyphosate products, the United States has taken a gigantic step backwards into corporate-manipulated regulatory oblivion.

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Shubb sided with the St. Louis-based chemical giant in its First Amendment lawsuit, ruling that warning labels, which would have been required as of July, could confuse and mislead customers.

"The required warning for glyphosate does not appear to be factually accurate and uncontroversial because it conveys the message that glyphosate's carcinogenicity is an undisputed fact, when almost all other regulators have concluded that there is insufficient evidence that it causes cancer," the ruling issued late Monday states].

Judge Vincent Chhabria found it all hilarious: "Iowa farmers are awash in Roundup weed killer." That was a federal judge's takeaway after seeing slides that "sort of seared into my brain" that the main chemical in Monsanto Co.'s Roundup is ubiquitous in the Hawkeye state's cropland."I got the impression that everybody takes a shower in glyphosate every day in Iowa," U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said in court, with a hint of hyperbole."

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As far as I can determine, no decision has been made by Chhabria in the past 3 months, although what were called "final arguments" have already been heard.

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Generally speaking, the vast lot of American press and our esteemed journalists are sound asleep at the wheel when it comes to not writing about such developments. I have a good friend, Dr. Betty Martini, who has devoted all of her time since 1992 to educating people about the harm done by the carcinogenic artificial sweetener, aspartame, now made by Ajinomoto, but formerly made by Monsanto.

The press occasionally writes little puff pieces about how aspartame has been proven to be "harmless" (yes, by all of those corporate-funded "research" studies). Only occasionally does any journalist ever write outside that corporate box to raise questions or to present new facts. They don't even want to bring up the obvious facts that aspartame is metabolized in the cells as formaldehyde, which does irreparable neurodegenerative and mitochondrial damage, or that the FDA used to compile from consumer complaints a list of 92 symptoms attributed to aspartame consumption but stopped during the Clinton years in 1995.

Why should they, since every President since Ronald Reagan has consumed "diet" products or "diet cokes"? (Aspartame's FDA approval was forced through the FDA in 1981 by Donald Rumsfeld, former CEO of the first aspartame patent holder, G.D. Searle, the pharmaceutical company from Chicago, as a special favor to Rumsfeld by Reagan because Rumsfeld was leaving Searle as its CEO during the Carter years, 1976 to 1980. Remember those sugarless jelly beans Reagan liked so much, and remember how he died of Alzheimer's disease?)

Genocide practiced by the FDA? 15,000 food products and 8000 medical products being metabolized as formaldehyde? This should be the stuff of front page stories in the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today, and yet not one of those papers will even print letters to the editor about this wide spread poison, whether it be Roundup/Glyphosate or aspartame. Lawsuits for product damage and personal injuries get paid off and/or swept under the rug.

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