Since the beginning of the twentieth century, Monsanto has developed a steady stream of highly toxic products which have permanently damaged the environment and caused illness or death for thousands of people. These products include:
• PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl), one of the 12 Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) that affect human and animal fertility;
• 2,4,5 T (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid), a dioxin-containing component of the defoliant, Agent Orange, which was used by the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and continues to cause birth defects and cancer;
• Lasso, an herbicide that is now banned in Europe; and
• Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world and the source of the greatest health and environmental scandal in modern history. This toxic herbicide, designated a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization, is used in combination with genetically modified RoundUp Ready seeds in large-scale monocultures, primarily to produce soybeans, maize and rapeseed for animal feed and biofuels.
Steve Allen wrote “This could be the start of something big”…Let’s hope that is the prophecy of the headlines.
Monsanto. It owns the politicians. It owns the courts. If you go to an American appellate court, expect to see corruption in black gowns. (see Trips for Judges for one explanation of this). Most state appellate courts are money corrupted..
The Conflict of Interest between Justice Thomas and Monsanto Should Concern Us All
In his latest album, “The Monsanto Years,” the longtime champion of farmers’ rights offers a sharp criticism of the agrochemical giant.