Americas-largest-pension-fund-has-dumped-fortune-monsanto-stock?akid=15583.1217547. March Against Monsanto in Akron, Ohio (April 8, 2011).Photo Credit: Bill Baker/Flickr I was recently informed by a former California public health employee, that CalPERS, the state's pension and health care fund, the largest in the nation, has invested $136 million in Monsanto.
As a California activist committed to healthy communities, I see this investment as a huge conflict of interest. For its health plan subscribers, the CalPERS mission to “advance the financial and health security” of the participants does not align with the detrimental effects of the toxic herbicide Roundup, Monsanto’s number-one product. The day after finding out about this ill-advised investment, I sent a letter to CalPERS urging it to divest from Monsanto.
It hasn't responded. Concerned Californians should be outraged by this investment by CalPERS in Monsanto and the harm that inevitably impacts the very retirees CalPERS is responsible to protect. Monsanto's products have also been shown to kill bees. EPA corruption, Monsanto and RoundUp Litigation: Full text of Motion to Compel Deposition of Jess Rowland. FDN Glyphosate FoodTesting Report p2016. Food Testing Results - The Detox Project. Alarming Levels of Glyphosate Contamination Found in Popular American Foods. Alarming Levels of Glyphosate Contamination Found in Popular American Foods: Cheerios, Doritos, Oreos, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Ritz Crackers among Affected Products (Washington DC) Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide linked to Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genetically engineered crops, has been found at alarming levels in a wide range of best-selling foods across the U.S., Food Democracy Now!
And The Detox Project announced today. The results published in this report are from the first independent glyphosate residue testing of popular American food products performed using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), the regulatory recognized “gold standard” testing methods at an FDA registered laboratory. These newest findings also come as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) postponed hearings last month, which were due to explore glyphosate’s link to cancer in humans. Food Democracy Now! Anresco Laboratories was founded by Dr. Dr. Dr. Food Democracy Now! FDN Glyphosate FoodTesting Report p2016. New Risks of GMO Food, Glyphosate Uncovered: Scientist’s Ground-Breaking Research. 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, Head of the Gene Expression and Therapy Group at King’s College London in the United Kingdom, led the ground-breaking research. The main focus of research within Dr. More recently, Dr. Dr. I recently interviewed Dr. Stephanie Seneff's Home Page. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
She received the B.S. degree in Biophysics in 1968, the M.S. and E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1980, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1985, all from MIT. For over three decades, her research interests have always been at the intersection of biology and computation: developing a computational model for the human auditory system, understanding human language so as to develop algorithms and systems for human computer interactions, as well as applying natural language processing (NLP) techniques to gene predictions. She has published over 170 refereed articles on these subjects, and has been invited to give keynote speeches at several international conferences.
She has also supervised numerous Master's and PhD theses at MIT. Glyphosate Disrupts DNA Function, Causing Alzheimer's & Parkinson's. By Julie Wilson, contributor for NaturalNews.com Nearly half a century has passed since Monsanto scientist John Franz first discovered glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, which today is sprayed heavily all over the globe, including on our food and water, and in recreational areas where people go for leisure.
However, it is only now that scientists are beginning to truly understand the way this insidious chemical affects not only wildlife and the environment, but also the human body and its intricate biological functions. A recent review of the scientific literature conducted by independent researchers Anthony Samsel, Ph.D. and Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D. – a scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – uncovered some disturbing information about the way glyphosate interferes with the structure and functionality of important proteins in the human body.
Glyphosate found to adversely impact structure and function of important proteins Sources: Ijerph 13 00264. Why Is Glyphosate Sprayed on Crops Right Before Harvest? Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is recognized as the world’s most widely used weed killer.
What is not so well known is that farmers also use glyphosate on crops such as wheat, oats, edible beans and other crops right before harvest, raising concerns that the herbicide could get into food products. What is the Zika Virus Epidemic Covering Up? Jagannath Chatterjee, Green Med InfoWaking Times Correlation does not mean causation.
Is the Zika virus being used as a scapegoat for Pharma’s dangerous adverse effects? Coffee Farmers Sue Monsanto for Hiding Cancer-Causing Impact of Glyphosate. Monsanto Co. is facing another lawsuit alleging that exposure to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the company’s flagship product Roundup, causes cancer.
Christine and Kenneth Sheppard, the former owners of Dragon’s Lair Kona Coffee Farm in Honaunau, Hawaii, have accused the multinational agribusiness of falsely masking the carcinogenic risks of glyphosate and is responsible for causing the woman’s cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported. The civil suit, Sheppard et al v. Monsanto Company, was filed Feb. 2 in U.S. District Court in Honolulu by the Miller Firm of Orange, Virgina and Honolulu attorney Brian K.
Carrasco research paper. Zika? Monsanto’s Roundup associated with smaller heads. Zika?
Monsanto’s Roundup associated with smaller heads. Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors. Highlights Glyphosate at 10−12 to 10−6 M promoted growth of T47D cells via estrogen receptors.
Glyphosate produced the activation of ERE which can be blocked by ICI 182780. Glyphosate altered estrogen receptors by increasing expression ratio of ERα and ERβ. Glyphosate had an additive effect with genistein on ERE activation and cell growth. Pre- and postnatal toxicity of the commercial glyphosate formulation in Wistar rats. Most Honey, Including Organic, Contains Monsanto Roundup Herbicide’s Toxic Glyphosates. Global Research by Kali Sinclair A recent study by researchers from Boston University and Abraxis LLC found significant amounts of glyphosates in a food that you wouldn’t necessarily expect: honey. Five categories of food items were tested from Philadelphia grocery stores: honey, corn and pancake syrup, soy milk, tofu, and soy sauce.
Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors. Sri Lanka Bans Monsanto Herbicide Citing Deadly Link To Kidney Disease. Sri Lanka has decided to completely ban glyphosate from their country, it’s the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. In doing so they join a growing list of countries that have/are doing the same. The ban comes out of concern that the chemical may be linked to a fatal kidney disease that could kill agricultural workers.
Is Roundup Weedkiller A Brain-Damaging Neurotoxin? Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfoWaking Times A new study reveals a hitherto unknown mechanism behind how the world’s most popular GMO herbicide harms the brain. Remarkably, despite Roundup® herbicide’s widespread approval around the world, the most basic mechanisms through which it exerts toxicity towards non-target animal species (including humans) have yet to be adequately characterized.
Concerned about Brazil’s status as the largest global consumer of pesticides since 2008, researchers sought to elucidate toxicologic effects of these agrochemicals in humans. Glyphosate: #takethetest - Feed The World. Why has this validated glyphosate testing been developed? Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the U.S. and in the world and one of the most widely used chemicals in our environment. So Feed The World believes that validated glyphosate testing for the general public is important. There have only been a very few small-scale studies done to measure the levels of glyphosate in human fluids like breast milk and urine. Monsanto's Glyphosate Doubles Risk of Lymphoma.
Scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer have found what many have already suspected: a link between pesticide exposure and a blood cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The researchers wrote in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that people exposed to the weed killer glyphosate, marked by Monsanto under the brand name of Roundup, had double the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The scientists analyzed over 44 individual research protects published since 1980 to form this conclusion. Those exposed to 2, 4-D, another potent weed killer marketed by Dow Chemical, were 40 percent more likely to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Credit: FoodRevolution It was theorized by the authors, scientists who work in the IARC Section of Environment and Radiation in Lyon, France, that these pesticides are causing genetic mutations in white blood cells, thereby weakening the body’s immune system and its ability to fight off disease.
Source: How Monsanto is Destroying the Brains and Health of Everyone. Why You Are Insane If You Think GMOs Are Safe. 15 Health Problems Linked to Monsanto's Roundup.