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Distinguishing MONSANTO's totalitarian "use of science" from its claims to science

Message Linn Cohen-Cole
2.4.09 Wednesday about 12:22pm

[The article below does not use encrypted links because I believe there is value in reading the links themselves.  The evidence against Monsanto has been carefully collected by many people over a long time and I'd like their personal dedication to exposing this corporation's actions to be more visible than "click here" or a phrase.]
In the anti Gm agitation in India they constantly come across a refrain from American scientisits, the companies and their own Agri university scientists (many of whom are funded by these agri business corporations to develop and sell Gm crops) ...that Americans have been eating Gm foods for more than a decade and there is no adverse effect.....

The question is:  Are there any studies in US about the effects of GM foods?  There is concern there is no data or research as GM food has not been labelled and so Americans have lost 10 yrs of health data in the process.....

As the opposition to genetically engineered food is strengthening in the civil society, this refrain comes up very often and people are wondering how to counter it.

What is clear is that issue should be turned around.  No one should be arguing defensively that there isn't enough data to say anything.
Instead, what should be focused on - coming in from every direction - is the immense amount of data on Monsanto itself and its anti-relationship with science.  The data reveals Monsanto's disregard for, corruption of, purchase of, blocking of, crippling of, hiding of, denial of, attacks on ... science itself.  Rather than asking how can anyone trust Monsnto's products, people can say plainly and factually that Monsanto itself cannot be trusted.  All data indicates they are dangerous and lie about evidence they already possess, and about just how dangerous.
Their health claims are based on: 
non-existence of evidence through intentional non-labeling at the Federal level

prevention of evidence through corrupt legal efforts to push state laws keeping things unlabeled.

elimination of governmental tracking of even basic data:
the USDA stopped tracking even pesticides (Monsanto's product).  Here is a case where it is obvious the product is highly toxic and even deadly yet Monsanto was able to stop all basic data collection. 
control over evidence ever emerging by funding science departments to prevent contradicting independent research
efforts to prevent independent evidence from being published (cover-up):

Russia and potatoes  
France and Bt-corn

Austrian study of Bt-corn

elimination of scientists with concerns over evidence
rBGH and the Clinton's Monsanto run FDA

Ignacio Chapela and Arpad Pusztai
control of evidence through take over of science departments

a history of hiding of and/or criminal destruction of evidence even when deaths were occurring:
Anniston, Alabama  

Monsanto lied about PCB danger while sitting for 4 decades on massive evidence of how carcinogenic it is.  

And they are still denying harm from Agent Orange while settling for a pittance out of court with injured vets.  
www.vanityfair.com/politics/ features/2008/05/monsanto200805

faked evidence
enforced non-labeling GM-food contravenes the most basic science requirement of all - the Nuremburg Code 
requiring informed consent in any human experiments
the public has no way to opt out of exposure to a technology that was never tested on humans except now on them
Even without labeling, even with covering up evidence, preventing it from emerging, buying off university science departments, eliminating basic tracking of data, corrupting government agencies, firing scientists, faking evidence, and the rest, there is some significant suggestive things which have happened to American health since genetic engineering took over here.
Diabetes up 90% in 10 years and huge increase in medical costs (and profits).

Bt-corn associated with diabetes

high fructose corn syrup (which, I believe, is from Bt-corn) associated with causing diabetes

Allergies and Asthma sky-rocket with introduction of Bt-soy 

Clintons' FDA under Monsanto ignored data

The public is being presented with Monsanto's GM-crops as though they were about science.  The opposite is true.  Monsanto's corruption of science (and of democracy to accomplish it) and their past history of hiding evidence of cancers and lying for decades are strong "evidence" of the science they offer.  It is based on "experiments" with Monsanto over decades that we as scientists ourselves can say their data, their words, their promises, cannot be trusted.  Their total disregard of science and all the ways they go around it, pervert it, hide it, block it, buy it, control it, undermine it, invent it, and twist it, are all the evidence the public needs to have.

Science run by thugs using fear, corruption, and secret plans to undo all competing "theories" and obstacles to control, is not science at all.  It must be "labeled" appropriately. It's totalitarianism using "science" as its front in its effort to take control of food around the world.

All GE-crops are linked at the level of DNA to pesticides.  
Now there is strong and new and incontrovertible health evidence on the health risks from them.  
No matter what anyone thinks about GMOs, the pesticide threat to health is extreme and proven.

 And Monsanto IS pesticides.  
It's what genetic engineering is all about - pesticide sales.

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