Monsanto's Name Will Disappear But Not Be Forgotten -
International Monsanto Tribunal News and related.
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December 4, 2020 - "Dark times for Bayer-Monsanto & Co" -
In this newsletter: Bayer to pay billions to glyphosate victims, Justice for the French farmer Paul François, European Citizens' Initiative "Save the bees and the farmers", Tribute to Percy Schmeiser, and more!*
October 15, 2019 - Monsanto's Trolling Strategy Exposed -
"... The ‘Monsanto Papers’ confirm what all journalists, scientists and NGOs working around Monsanto already knew: the company works hard to keep its opponents under surveillance and to take up as much space as possible on social media.
First, Monsanto closely monitored activists and journalists through its own ‘intelligence fusion center’, ‘a term that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies use for operations focused on surveillance and terrorism’, according to The Guardian. Then, Monsanto deployed an army of trolls to discredit and mock opponents through third parties. Shortly after the release of Carey Gillam’s book Whitewash, negative reviews appeared on Amazon, repeating the same talking points; this was orchestrated by Monsanto, as its ‘Carey Gillam Book spreadsheet’ shows. ..."
April 10, 2019 - Especially On The Golf Courses! -
Jon Rappoport reports:
“…the New York State Attorney General’s office published a report entitled Toxic Fairways, a widely cited study of pesticide use on 52 Long Island, New York golf courses. The report, which was particularly concerned with the potential for groundwater contamination, concluded that these golf courses applied about 50,000 pounds of pesticides in one year, or four to seven times the average amount of pesticides used in agriculture, on a pound per acre basis.” (beyondpesticides.org)
A variety of products are employed on golf courses. They create virtual lakes of chemical poison.
Or should I say rivers instead of lakes? Underground toxic rivers that affect bordering communities surrounding 34,000 golf courses across the world. If a groundskeeper with cancer can win $78 million in a lawsuit (identified in the following post), how many billions of dollars should be awarded in a comprehensive legal action that correctly assigns criminal responsibility to giant chemical corporations? .........
How many "pounds of pesticides in one year" are being added to your most local golf course? .........
I know a beautiful young man who took up golf a few years ago (although I don't know how active he may be now) and I'd like to send the whole of Jon's article to his mother. I have no idea whether the mother would be open at all to considering this information and I don't have a direct line of communication with the young man. However I do know that the young man has sensitive skin and therefore I suspect that his skin would be the "organ" that could show symptomatic impact from pesticide exposure.
October 8, 2018 - "In August, Monsanto was condemned to pay $289m to DeWayne Johnson, an American gardener who routinely used Roundup at work and is now terminally ill from a rare form of cancer. You probably heard the news since many media sources covered that case (at least in Europe)! ...
Glyphosate court victory: DeWayne Johnson ruling -
You have probably heard the great news. A US court sentenced Monsanto to pay $289m to a man who suffers from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare condition that can be linked to glyphosate-containing Roundup. Victims of this terrible disease and their lawyer testified in the Monsanto Tribunal. Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, has spent decades working hard on concealing scientific evidence to protect its business. The company’s internal documents known as the ‘Monsanto Papers’ played a big role in convincing the jury that Monsanto’s officials acted with ‘malice or oppression’ in failing to adequately warn of the risks.
Bayer Monsanto has appealed, of course, but this cannot hide the huge crisis the company is in. Bayer shares dropped almost 20%, wiping out 11 billion in stock value. The value won back some ground but dropped again another 14% early September. And the worst is yet to come.
The Johnson case is one in 8,000 cases on glyphosate related Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Next similar court case is planned in February in the US and you can find more info and links on Justice Pesticides. Many more glyphosate claims are yet to come, like the 40,000 kidney failure cases in Sri Lanka and the innumerable illnesses and birth defects in the killing soy fields in Latin America. But glyphosate is not the only problem for Bayer Monsanto.
Their new herbicide-resistant GMOs rely on the herbicide dicamba, that poses serious problems .... The same accounts for the failing Bt technology, another cash cow for cotton and corn seeds until now. In addition, PCB and Agent Orange court cases are haunting Monsanto and now Bayer. Their answer? Trying to lure the public into the story that their technology is the way forward to sustainably feed 10 billion people on this planet by 2050. Don’t let them succeed in this lie. Help us tell the truth and counteract their misleading information. ..."
August 29, 2018 - Monsanto - one of the components of actual socialism -
"... The US Constitution was a document that established extremely limited central government. Regardless of the motives of the authors and the state legislatures that ratified it, the ideas contained in the Constitution were, and are, extremely oppressive toward large centralized structures controlling the people.
But there was another factor present at the beginning of the American Republic.
At the dawn of the United States, corporations were chartered and thus allowed to operate by the individual states. If a corporation, in the eyes of a state legislature, violated a basic trust by harming the people, committing offenses against the citizenry, the legislature could summarily cancel their charter and literally exile them from the state.
This power followed, in part, from the fact that corporations were not and are not individuals. They do not have the rights and freedoms of individuals. Corporations were not granted the rights of citizens in the Constitution.
Richard Grossman, an activist and scholar of US corporate history, unearthed and made lucid these facts.
At the birth of the American Republic, therefore, there was a double limitation on power. Central government and corporations were both strapped and shackled.
Of course, just as the federal government has been allowed to expand like an unchecked fungus, so has corporate power.
Under socialism (aka Globalism), mega-corporate power is the prow of a ship that sails on and on and conquers the economies of the world.
Corporate crimes go unpunished.
Contrary to popular belief, the real agenda of socialism has nothing to do with prosecuting those crimes.
The idea, for example, that greater socialism in America would defeat Monsanto is ludicrous in the extreme.
Monsanto is one of the components of actual socialism—the real, not the fake, version."
June 20, 2018 - The International Monsanto Tribunal Newsletter -
In this newsletter: Monsanto's name will disappear but not be forgotten, Marie-Monique Robin's new documentary film behind the scenes of the Tribunal, European Civic Forum's brochure and a new lawsuit against Monsanto in France.
‘Bayer-Monsanto’ forever -
Bayer swallowed Monsanto. Though current products will keep their brand, Monsanto’s name will disappear. In the meantime, Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant is retiring with a LOT of money. During Bayer’s annual shareholders’ meeting on May 25th, we asked CEO Werner Baumann what would happen with the thousands of lawsuits taking place against Monsanto in the United States. He simply answered that these issues would be dealt with according to Bayer’s ethical rules, but no further information could be given because the two companies were still independent from each other. This is not the case any more since June 7th. We will not give up, M. Baumann.
Marie-Monique Robin's second film on the Monsanto Tribunal -
In addition to the documentary film ‘Roundup facing its Judges’, French journalist and author Marie-Monique Robin has directed a second documentary film. ‘The International Monsanto Tribunal – the Making of’ goes behind the scenes and tells the story and background of this extraordinary project. It shows how citizens from different social backgrounds and countries came together to make the tribunal a reality. The film is available with English, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles, and can be viewed as a whole or downloaded from Vimeo. You can also watch individual chapters, such as ‘Why The Hague?’ or ‘Who are the judges?’
The International Monsanto Tribunal – the Making of’ aims at being a tool for information and awareness-raising for a large audience, and can be freely shared.
May 25, 2018 - Chris Kresser writes about glyphosate and "the conflicts of interest that plague medical research and public health policy. ...
The story of glyphosate is perhaps one of the best examples of this.
Monsanto continues to insist that it's safe, despite accumulating evidence to the contrary. The latest study, published in the journal Environmental Health, found that more than 90 percent of pregnant women had detectable glyphosate levels in their urine and that these levels were directly associated with shortened pregnancy length.
This was an observational study, so it didn't prove that the higher glyphosate levels caused the shortened pregnancy duration. However, as the authors point out, in utero exposure to glyphosate has been linked to birth defects and miscarriage in frogs, chickens, and numerous mammals.
Glyphosate has also been shown to "disrupt enzymatic pathways, such as the cytochrome P450, and to damage DNA structure in human breast epithelial and placental cells."
This is only the latest entry to a growing body of evidence linking exposure to a wide variety of pesticides—not just glyphosate—to birth defects, pregnancy loss, and pregnancy length.
Unfortunately, public awareness of these connections remains low.
Why? There are several reasons:
The current head of the EPA has a long history of siding with chemical manufacturers rather than protecting the health of citizens. (WTF?)
Chemicals are "innocent until proven guilty." A company can introduce a new chemical into the environment without proving that it's safe, which leaves it up to underfunded scientists and gutted regulatory agencies to investigate.
Even without the two issues above, there is historically a large gap in time—sometimes lasting decades rather than years—between when discoveries are published in the scientific literature and when they show up in public policy and general clinical practice. ...
August 13, 2018 - Monsanto loses lawsuit and $289 million - by Jon Rappoport -
A lot of people were waiting for this day. It finally arrived.
Reuters: “…a California jury ordered [Monsanto]…to pay $289 million for not warning of cancer risks posed by its main weed killer [Roundup].”
“The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, filed in 2016, was fast-tracked for trial due to the severity of his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system that he alleges was caused by Roundup and Ranger Pro, another Monsanto glyphosate herbicide.”
More than 5000 lawsuits against Monsanto and Roundup are waiting in the wings, and this verdict, in favor of Johnson, is a strong signal to future juries.
Of course, Monsanto, and its new parent company, Bayer, claim last week’s court ruling was deeply flawed and Roundup is not a health threat; an appeal is in the works.
And that is where the danger lies.
As you go higher in the court system, judges, not juries, are making the decisions, the judges tend to be appointed on the basis of their politics.
Official science IS politics, with mega-corporations the favored clients.
Monsanto’s lawyers will be able to restate the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] assessment that Roundup is not a proven or likely carcinogen.
The judges of an appeals court could decide, for example, that the scientific evidence presented by both sides “cancels itself out” and leaves a definitive opinion on Roundup in maybe-limbo “at the present time.” Therefore, the accuser, Dewayne Johnson, has not proved his case. Therefore, there is no judgment in his favor, and no $$ penalty against Monsanto.
I would say Monsanto (and its new owner Bayer) are counting on this scenario.
Could we also be talking about secret payoffs (or blackmail) to assure a favorable outcome? I’m absolutely shocked that anyone would suggest the possibility. As we all know, these corporations are models of propriety and good citizenship. Their reputations are above reproach. They arise each day seeking only to do good in the far flung communities they serve. They search their souls for any sign of moral turpitude and eradicate such problems in short order.
August 23, 2018 - "Roundup: The 'Nontoxic' Chemical that May Be Destroying our Health
An article at the Weston A. Price Foundation with supportive comments.
December 20, 2017 - Towards a new era -
In this newsletter: the failure of Bt cotton in India and dicamba in the US, the glyphosate battle in the UE, news from the witnesses, the new NGO Justice Pesticides and the Monsanto Tribunal "Making of" documentary.
2017 has been the year of a great and ever growing opposition to Monsanto and the poison companies that try to control our food system. The legal opinion of the Monsanto Tribunal was a highlight. For the very first time, Monsanto victims from all over the world came together and convinced a panel of international judges that the company is violating basic human rights. We did not manage to stop the re-authorization of glyphosate in the EU, but instead of green light for a 15-year period, Monsanto got a 5-year permit. France and Italy are discussing a 3-year phase out of the herbicide. An impressive 1.3 million people signed the citizens' initiative and discussions on the behavior of Monsanto were all over the news in many countries. A court case of glyphosate victims in the US led to the release of the 'Monsanto Papers', that show Monsanto is manipulating science, press and politics. More documents and evidence of Monsanto's misbehavior will follow in spring.
In the meantime, Monsanto’s cash machines are grounding to a halt. The introduction of their new dicamba resistant GMO crops turned into a disaster as 3.6 million acres op crops (1,5 million hectares) are damaged by pesticide drift. Already over a 1000 farmers in the US are suing the company for the damage. The new generation of BT crops is supposed to fight insects has failed in India. Weed and insect resistance are nature's answer to those crops.
Monsanto is trying to hide these failures by stepping into other fields of destruction. They try to tighten their grip on agricultural data, to get even more control on the food system. They will probably merge with Bayer to increase control and try to hide the bad name of the company, but Bayer is buying a Trojan horse. The share value of Monsanto is massively overrated, because both techniques on which the GMO revenue model depends are failing. More and more people, farmers, and consumers see that we have to change the food system to stop the ecocide.
A German study shows us that the insect populations in nature reserves have decreased by 75% in the last 27 years. This sent shock waves through the world. Humans cannot survive if we kill all life around us, and we have to work with nature instead of against it. The era of highly toxic, fossil fuel dependent and soil and resources depleting chemical agriculture must come to an end, and leave space for agroecology to thrive. The sooner the change of agriculture paradigm, the better: help wherever and whenever you can, for ourselves and especially our children and grandchildren.
May 23, 2018 - "Breakthrough In Explosive Lawsuit Against Monsanto" - By Jon Rappoport -
A San Francisco lawsuit against Monsanto and its weedkiller, Roundup, is moving forward. And it’s just received a new green light from the judge in the case.
Monsanto’s lawyers are bracing for a deep level of attack, which they were hoping to avoid. The judge has ruled the jury can hear testimony on this issue: Monsanto suppressed evidence that Roundup causes cancer.
Reporter Carey Gillam has the story (The Guardian, 5/22): “At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate.”
“On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take the global seed and chemical company to trial on allegations that it has spent decades hiding the cancer-causing dangers of its popular Roundup herbicide products – and his case has just received a major boost.”
“Last week Judge Curtis Karnow issued an order clearing the way for jurors to consider not just scientific evidence related to what caused Johnson’s cancer, but allegations that Monsanto suppressed evidence of the risks of its weed killing products. Karnow ruled that the trial will proceed and a jury would be allowed to consider possible punitive damages.”
“’The internal correspondence noted by Johnson could support a jury finding that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic … but has continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere and to bolster its defenses in products liability actions’, [Judge] Karnow wrote.” [Yes, the Judge in the case wrote that statement.]
“Johnson’s case, filed in San Francisco county superior court in California, is at the forefront of a legal fight against Monsanto. Some 4,000 plaintiffs have sued Monsanto alleging exposure to Roundup caused them, or their loved ones, to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Another case is scheduled for trial in October, in Monsanto’s home town of St Louis, Missouri.”
“How the Johnson lawsuit plays out could be a bellwether for how other plaintiffs proceed. If Johnson prevails, there could be many more years of costly litigation and hefty damage claims. If Monsanto successfully turns back the challenge, it could derail other cases and lift pressure on the firm.”
“According to the court record, Johnson had a job as a groundskeeper for the Benicia unified school district where he applied numerous treatments of Monsanto’s herbicides to school properties from 2012 until at least late 2015. He was healthy and active before he got the cancer diagnosis in August 2014. In a January deposition, Johnson’s treating physician testified that more than 80% of his body was covered by lesions, and that he probably had but a few months to live.”
How will Monsanto proceed? First, they’ll argue that Johnson’s cancer could have been caused by other factors. They’ll throw the kitchen sink at the jury. It could have been genetics. It could have been lifestyle. It could have been causes that are still unknown to researchers. It could have been starlight from a galaxy far, far away. Monsanto’s lawyers will try to bury the jury in reams of supposition.
Second, they’ll show the jury an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) finding that Roundup does not cause cancer. Like the FDA, the EPA has sided with major corporations in efforts to protect them. Monsanto will claim: “The federal government has asserted Roundup is safe, and that’s the end of our responsibility. The federal government is the final arbiter.” Which is to say: the truth isn’t the final arbiter.
Third, Monsanto will execute a series of acrobatic moves to prove they never suppressed evidence that Roundup causes cancer. They were simply “considering all relevant safety issues.” They were “posing various scenarios.” Their internal memos were “temporary work product” on the way to making a final judgment about Roundup’s safety. They were raising valid concerns about flawed studies that claimed Roundup was dangerous.
If all else fails, Monsanto might try to settle with Johnson—and then claim the $$ payout was simply a way to show compassion for his unfortunate condition—and move on—continuing to offer the public a fine and safe product (Roundup). No guilt admitted.
In the extreme—and I need to raise this question—might Monsanto, behind the scenes, secretly and illegally offer Johnson’s lawyer and his client a very large sum to present a weak case in court and let Monsanto win the case?
If Monsanto has intentionally hidden the dire effects of Roundup for decades, while people have gotten sick and died, what wouldn’t they do?
Among the myriad scandals and crimes of Monsanto, here is one that sheds light on the mindset of the company. Axisoflogic.com reports (3/22/12): “In 2001, 3,600 inhabitants of the city of Anniston, Alabama, attacked Monsanto for PCB [a chlorine chemical] contamination. According to a report, declassified by the U.S. Agency of Environmental Protection (EPA), Monsanto for almost forty years dumped thousands of tons of contaminated waste in a stream and an open garbage dump in the heart of a black neighborhood in the city.”
“The way The Washington Post reported the story is instructive: ‘Monsanto documents — many emblazoned with warnings such as ‘CONFIDENTIAL: Read and Destroy’ — show that for decades, the corporate giant concealed what it did and what it knew. In 1966, Monsanto managers discovered that fish submerged in that creek turned belly-up within 10 seconds, spurting blood and shedding skin as if dunked into boiling water. They told no one.”
“Monsanto was finally convicted in 2002 of having polluted ‘the territory of Anniston and the blood of its people with the PCB’. The firm was ordered to pay $ 700 million in damages and to guarantee the cleaning-up of the city. No legal action was brought against the company officials.”
October 1, 2017 -
"Monsanto is launching a super poison that kills plants in its path -- except for Monsanto GMOs. It even flies through the air onto neighbouring land!
But in days we can shut it down.
After a massive outcry from 1,000 affected farmers, a key US state could now ban this poison. This will set a precedent to influence regulation around the world.
Monsanto is mounting an intense pressure campaign, and hoping to keep it to a local fight. But if one million of us sign this petition now, we’ll submit it to the official process and show that the whole world wants this toxic chemical out of our fields and off our food! Add your name!":
September 26, 2017 -
In this newsletter: expiration of the glyphosate's licence in Europe, Monsanto Papers scandal, glyphosate residues discovered in foodproducts and thorough investigations about Monsanto's work...
In a recent YouTube video [about the "real Morpheus" (i.e."The Matrix")] a reference was made to Monsanto and like business models that corrupt a system (whether of nature's technology or Man's) in order to provide products to fill the gaps created by their corruption.
April 20, 2017 -
Monsanto’s activities have negative impact on basic human rights -
Legal opinion: Better regulation needed to protect victims of multinational corporations. On Tuesday April 18th the five international judges of the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion. They have come to important conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on necessary developments in international law.
The judges conclude that Monsanto has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to a healthy environment, the right to food and the right to health. On top of that Monsanto's conduct is negatively affecting the right to freedom indispensable for scientific research.
Also: "In the third part of the advisory opinion, the Tribunal focusses on the widening gap between international human rights law and corporate accountability. It calls for the need to assert the primacy of international human and environmental rights law. A set of legal rules is in place to protect investors rights in the frame of the World Trade Organization and in bilateral investment treaties and in clauses in free-trade agreements. These provisions tend to undermine the capacity of nations to maintain policies, laws and practices protecting human and environmental rights."
This "opinion" underscores the urgent need to revoke the legal status of so called "citizenship" for corporations as well as their presumed "personhood" that had previously come about in part through fraudulent action under color of law. Simultaneously to the revocation would be a return to a very limited corporate charter issued by the state as the basis for the existence of the corporation (just as it was up till the legal fraud that occurred in the late 1800s).
See the summary and full reports.
August 2, 2016 -
"The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A parallel People's Assembly provides the opportunity for social movements to rally and plan for the future we want.
The Monsanto Tribunal, which will be held in The Hague from 14 to 16 October 2016, aims to assess these allegations made against Monsanto, and to evaluate the damages caused by this transnational company. The Tribunal will rely on the 'Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights' adopted at the UN in 2011. It will also assess potential criminal liability on the basis of the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2002. The Tribunal shall also assess the conduct of Monsanto as regards the crime of ecocide, which it has been proposed to include in international criminal law. It shall examine whether the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court in force since 2002 should be reformed, in order to include the crime of ecocide and to allow for the prosecution of individual and legal entities suspected of having committed this crime."
Oct. 15th -
Veterinarian Art Dunham spoke this morning and that inspired me to research carbon sequestering and as a result I offer a page of videos
The chairwoman of the Tribunal, Judge Tulkens, expressed the importance of the Tribunal in an interview with the French newspaper, Le Monde: "The questions of the access to water and to healthy food are old. Those are not new issues coming out of the mind of angry activists. ... It is our duty to set legal tools to face those issues. The Monsanto Tribunal is a step and a tool within this dynamic."
Judge Tulkens was also asked: What is the purpose of this Tribunal Monsanto that you agreed to chair?
(Following from Google translate)
Françoise Tulkens: "We will deliberate among us, the five judges to issue an "advisory opinion" .... Six questions are we on the rights recognized by international law, such as the right to food, the right to a better state of health or the right to freedom indispensable for scientific research."
Does that mean you have the legal tools to condemn Monsanto?
"We will not pronounce judgment. We will give an advisory opinion. Specifically, we will check if Monsanto's activities are in compliance with the laws as they exist in the UN legal instruments essentially I mentioned. We are therefore not a court that condemned the criminal nor civil judge at fault."
What do you mean by "ecocide"?
"This offense does not yet exist and for this we must first define it precisely. Genocide is a crime against humanity aimed at the partial or total destruction of a group of persons because of their nationality, ethnicity, race or religion. The ecocide would be a 'genocide' committed to the environment, environmental damage that would alter serious and sustainable ecosystems upon which human life. The International Criminal Court here in The Hague, decided on 15 September to include environmental concerns in its field of investigation, it is evolving."
Nnimmo Bassey at the opening said: "Being an ambassador to this Tribunal is like being an ambassador to mother Earth. If mother Earth could speak, Monsanto ought to be in jail long before now. Food is a celebration, it is culture, it is life. This is a struggle not against one multinational corporation, it is a struggle for life, it is a struggle for liberty. A struggle to stop big companies from colonizing our food systems, colonizing our agriculture, holding mother Earth as a slave for their profits."
November 8, 2016 -
"Both the hearings of the Monsanto Tribunal and the parallel People’s Assembly were a great success. ... it was clear that Monsanto is guilty of the violation of basic human rights. Now it is up to the five independent judges to give their legal opinion on this matter. They have indicated that they will need and take their time to come with a thoroughly founded advice that can be useful in other cases and in the discussion on the development of international law. The legal opinion will follow in spring (the beginning of 2017)."
March 6, 2017 -
Just received an update from the Tribunal team with additional information on the following:
"Within just a few weeks, two studies were published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports that cast new doubts on the safety of genetically modified foods and glyphosate herbicide. The first found that a genetically modified corn, NK 603, was not substantially equivalent to a non-GMO counterpart, which is contrary to claims of GMO proponents. The second study found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, can cause a serious liver disease at doses thousands of times lower than that allowed by law."
"Dr. Michael Antoniou: We used a modern in-depth compositional analysis to test the claim that a genetically engineered corn variety, NK603, was substantially equivalent to an isogenic non-GMO counterpart.
The establishment of substantial equivalence is a foundation for safety evaluation of GMO crops. In the United States and in other countries, the crops that have been commercialized are claimed to be substantially equivalent to non-GMO equivalents, and therefore safe.
But the kind of compositional analyses done thus far to see if a GMO crop is substantially equivalent is a crude nutritional analysis of total protein, fats, and vitamins.
If you use cutting-edge molecular profiling methods as we did, they will provide a spectrum of different types of proteins and small molecule metabolites. It’s a very in-depth analysis.
Does the claim of substantial equivalence stand up to this fine compositional analysis? No, it doesn’t. Our analysis found over 150 different proteins whose levels were different between the GMO NK603 and its non-GMO counterpart. More than 50 small molecule metabolites were also significantly different in their amounts.
They indicate that there were changes in the protein profile that were reflective of an imbalance in energy metabolism and oxidative stress. In terms of metabolite changes, the most pronounced were increased levels of two polyamines. These polyamines, putrescine and especially cadaverine, can be toxic in certain contexts when consumed in large amounts.
The bottom line of the paper is that once you do a compositional analysis properly, the GMO corn doesn’t stand up to claims of substantial equivalence. This questions the validity of a key step in the GM corn’s approval process.
A more detailed safety evaluation should have been conducted for this corn."
This report underscores the saying: "The devil is in the details"!
 the French newspaper, Le Monde:
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 "Is glyphosate as safe as Monsanto says it is?" By: Chris Kresser
 For this statement to be true it can only apply to the "Constitution of September 17, 1787" and up to the first 12 Amendments plus the original 13th Amendment (restricting lawyers from serving in government). From the 14th Amendment on "the ideas" were abandoned in favor of the corporate elite.
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