Bathed in Pesticides: The Narrative of Deception

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 — Global Research

The volume of pesticide use and exposure is occurring on a scale that is without precedent and world-historical in nature. Agrichemicals are now pervasive as they cycle through bodies and environments. The herbicide glyphosate has been a major factor in driving this increase in use.

These statements appear in a 2021 paper ‘Growing Agrichemical Ubiquity: New Questions for Environments and Health’ (Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity).

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“The World’s Most Evil Company” May Lose a Few Court Fights—But Will Keep On Poisoning and Killing Millions of People with Its Carcinogenic Pesticide ‘Roundup’

Thursday, 20 January 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

[Source: chappette.com]

Monsanto (now part of Bayer AB) had to pay $78 million in 2018 and $10 billion more in 2020 to settle 100,000 cancer lawsuits. But that won’t stop a company whose 2021 revenues will top $49.991 billion…which is why Roundup is still being profitably sprayed in 160 countries around the world. 

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Glyphosate: EU assessment report excludes most of the scientific literature from its analysis

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 — GMWatch

Roundup bottle

92% of toxicity studies judged irrelevant or unreliable by preliminary European report.

By Claire Robinson

The preliminary EU report on glyphosate prepared by the Dutch, Hungarian, French and Swedish regulatory agencies fails to take account of the vast majority of recent studies published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, according to a report by the association Générations Futures.

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A Message to the EU: Address the Real Public Health Crisis by Banning Glyphosate (Part One)

30 August, 2021 — The New Dark Age

by Colin Todhunter

The herbicide glyphosate – the most widely used herbicide on the planet – is authorised for use in the EU until December 2022. The EU is currently assessing whether its licence should be renewed.

Environmentalist and campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to the head of the Pesticides Unit at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Jose Tarazona.

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Proven: Glyphosate herbicides change gene function and cause DNA damage

27 April 2021 — GMWatch

Damaged DNA and crop spraying with pesticide

Bombshell finding could end EU authorization of glyphosate. Report: Claire Robinson

Glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup activate mechanisms involved in cancer development, including DNA damage – and these effects occur at doses assumed by regulators to have no adverse effects, a new study shows. The DNA damage was caused by oxidative stress, a destructive imbalance in the body that can cause a long list of diseases.

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The Destructive Human Health and Environmental Impacts of Glyphosate Based Herbicide

28 April 2021 — Global Research

UK government is currently pushing for the deregulation of genetically engineered crops. Reject Industry PR, Ban Glyphosate, Protect Public Health!

By Colin Todhunter

On 9 April 2021, retired physician and health and environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason wrote to the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA). She wanted to draw the agency’s attention to the findings that indicate the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup causes high levels of mortality following contact exposure in bumble bees (glyphosate-formulated herbicides are the most widely used weedicides in agriculture across the globe).

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Trial lawyers accuse Monsanto, Bayer of “pay-to-appeal scheme”

26 April2021 — US Right to Know

The lawyers who led the nationwide U.S. Roundup litigation through three trial victories and forced Monsanto owner Bayer AG into an $11 billion settlement have notified a federal court that they have uncovered evidence of fraud in a secret deal between Monsanto and a lone plaintiff’s lawyer who has not been active in the litigation until recently.

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Glyphosate Hacks Hormones of Baby Girls after Exposure in the Womb – New Groundbreaking Pilot Study

8 April 2021 — Origin: Sustainable Pulse

A group of international scientists from the U.S. and EU have released a peer-reviewed pilot study that suggests the anogenital distance of baby girls is becoming more male-typical, due to their mothers being exposed to glyphosate when they are in the womb.

The Study, which was published on Monday, in the well-respected Elsevier peer-reviewed Journal ‘Environmental Pollution’, is a major breakthrough in our understanding of glyphosate as a hormone hacker (endocrine disruptor).

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Roundup surfactants measured in urine, paving the way for biomonitoring in people

8 April 2021 — GMWatch

Urine Sample and magnifying glass

First step taken towards determining intake and body burden of overlooked toxic compounds

An important new step has been taken towards measuring glyphosate herbicide surfactants in the urine of people exposed to Roundup, with the publication of a new study in rats. Surfactants are a type of added ingredient, or adjuvant, that are added to herbicide formulations along with the so-called active ingredient – in the case of Roundup, the active ingredient is glyphosate. The role of surfactants is to enable the active ingredient to penetrate the waxy surface of plant leaves.

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Connecting the Dots: Glyphosate and COVID-19

10 July 2020 — JenniferMargulis.net

Is there a connection between glyphosate and COVID-19?

Are glyphosate and COVID-19 connected? Glyphosate, one of the most toxic chemicals in the world, may be the key to why some people get severely ill from COVID-19. An MIT senior research scientist reports:

By Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D.
Special to JenniferMargulis.net

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The Monsanto Papers – Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice

1 March 2021 — USRTK

USRTK Research Director Carey Gillam’s new book is out now from Island Press and garnering glowing reviews. 

The St. Louis Post Dispatch calls Carey’s book “a fast-paced, engaging account of how Monsanto and Bayer’s fortunes changed dramatically in such a short span of time.” Read more reviews here

The Monsanto Papers is the inside story of Lee Johnson’s landmark lawsuit against Monsanto. For Lee, the case was a race against the clock, with doctors predicting he wouldn’t survive long enough to take the witness stand. For the eclectic band of young, ambitious lawyers representing him, it was a matter of professional pride and personal risk, with millions of their own dollars and hard-earned reputations on the line.

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Crisis, What Crisis? Hypocrisy and Public Health in the UK

17 November 2020 — Dissident Voice

by Colin Todhunter and Rosemary Mason

On 12 March 2020, British PM Boris Johnson, referring to COVID-19, informed the public:

We’ve all got to be clear; this is the worst public health crisis for a generation.

Since that time, we have seen lockdowns, an ongoing government-backed fear campaign, fundamental rights being stripped away, dissent censored, inflated COVID-19 death numbers and the use of a flawed PCR test to label perfectly healthy individuals as COVID-19 ‘cases’ in order to fit the narrative of a ‘second wave’.

But, just for a moment, consider an alternative scenario.

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EPA Finds Glyphosate Is Likely to Injure or Kill 93% of Endangered Species

25 November 2020 — Center for Biological Diversity

For Immediate Release, November 25, 2020

Lori Ann Burd, (971) 717-6405, laburd@biologicaldiversity.org

WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency released a draft biological evaluation today finding that glyphosate is likely to injure or kill 93% of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Glyphosate: Hypocrisy and Public Health in the UK

18 November 2020 — Global Research

By Rosemary Mason and Colin Todhunter

On 12 March 2020, British PM Boris Johnson, referring to COVID-19, informed the public:

“We’ve all got to be clear; this is the worst public health crisis for a generation.”

Since that time, we have seen lockdowns, on ongoing government-backed fear campaign, fundamental rights being stripped away, dissent censored, inflated COVID-19 death numbers and the use of a flawed PCR test to label perfectly healthy individuals as COVID-19 ‘cases’ in order to fit the narrative of a ‘second wave’.

But, just for a moment, consider an alternative scenario.

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Bayer seeks to profit both from weedkiller linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and drug to treat it

21 October 2020 — GMWatch

Attorney Ben Crump denounces Bayer’s cynicism

Personal injury and civil rights attorney Ben Crump has denounced Bayer Corporation for seeking to profit both from the sale of its weedkiller Roundup, which has been linked to non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and a new Bayer drug to treat the disease. Continue reading

Toxic Levels of Heavy Metals and PAHs Discovered in Some Alternatives to Glyphosate-Based Weedkillers

23 October 2020 — Sustainable Pulse

This new research follows a study by the same group of researchers in 2018, which identified petroleum residues and heavy metals in glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup. According to the researchers their undeclared presence can explain carcinogenic effects in humans but also mammalian tumours and lethal liver and kidney diseases.

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Post-Brexit Agrochemical Apocalypse for the UK?

28 July 2020 — Off-Guardian

Colin Todhunter

The British government, regulators and global agrochemical corporations are colluding with each other and are thus engaging in criminal behaviour. That’s the message put forward in a new report written by environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason and sent to the UK Environment Agency. It follows her January 2019 open letter to Werner Baumann, CEO of Bayer CropScience, where she made it clear to him that she considers Bayer CropScience and Monsanto criminal corporations.

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Challenge eyed to class action plan for Bayer Roundup settlement

26 June 2020 — US Right to Know

by Carey Gillam

A plan to delay any new Roundup cancer claims for years and shift the key question of whether or not the weed killer causes cancer from a jury to a hand-picked panel of scientists faces potential opposition from some of the plaintiffs’ attorneys who initiated and led the mass tort claims against Roundup maker Monsanto, sources close to the litigation said.

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