Monsanto

The Non-GMO Project EXPOSED!!!

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Whether on a box of cereal, carton of eggs, or on the side of a chocolate bar, labels like “organic”, “free-range”, and “gluten free” are everywhere these days. They are, at least according to the manufacturers, there to help consumers make an informed decision when it comes to their purchases. One label that recently has seen a meteoric rise in usage is the “Non-GMO Project ...

Why Does Greenpeace like Butterflies?

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In the past, I have asked what appears to be, at first glance, two very silly sounding questions toward Greenpeace. Why do they like watermelons? And why do they like grapefruits? As nonsensical as these questions sound, they are, in my opinion, the most important ones to be asking the organisation right now. This is because they show Greenpeace’s opposition to GMOs to be based on ideology, ...

No, a New Paper Does Not Show That Glyphosate Is Harming Honey Bees

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New study published in reputable journal finds that Monsanto’s global weedkiller harms #HoneyBees. The paper ‘#Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees’ reports that bees fed glyphosate at concentrations chosen to mimic environmental levels lose beneficial gut bacteria, which then leaves them vulnerable to deadly infections. Glyphosate, arguably the world’s most hated chemical ...

Fact Checking March Against Monsanto Protesters (FULL VIDEO)

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Over the past few years, I have been attending March Against #Monsanto protests in the UK in an attempt to gain an insight into why so many people are against this one company in particular. It became apparent very early on, whilst attending these protests, that the majority of people in attendance were not there to protest against the agriculture company Monsanto, but instead to protest against ...

Glyphosate Is Not Harming Honey Bees Gut Microbiota

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New study published in reputable journal finds that Monsanto’s global weedkiller harms honey bees. The paper ‘Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees’ reports that bees fed glyphosate at concentrations chosen to mimic environmental levels lose beneficial gut bacteria, which then leaves them vulnerable to deadly infections. Glyphosate, arguably the world’s most hated chemical ...

More Nonsense Published on the Young Turks Channel

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Chemophobia on the Young Turks’ YouTube channel is nothing new, but recently they have outdone themselves when they uploaded a video that would not be out of place on Natural News. The video in question is called ‘Deadly Monsanto Weedkiller Discovered In Popular Beer And Wines’ and is the kind of propaganda that would make even Kim Jong-un blush. What’s worse, and should be very ...

More Nonsense Published on the Young Turks Channel

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Last year, Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of the Young Turks published a video reporting on a class action lawsuit filed against Monsanto by people claiming the company failed to warn consumers about the risk of cancer associated with their herbicide, Roundup. As you can imagine, accurately reporting on such a controversial and emotionally charged topic requires a good understanding of the subject, ...

#193 – Let’s Engage some Millennials!

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https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/193.mp3 Vance is back… this time he talks to the nerds about his time at Monsanto. The nerds were the first podcast to interview Vance and his position as the director of millennial engagement for Monsanto. Engaging with millennials is a crucial project, terrifyingly millennials are moving into more and more positions of power. That dumb ...

Agent Orange – The Synthesis of 2,4,5,-Trichlorophenate – #3

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  The tactical herbicide Agent Orange, which was used in South-east Asia by the United States Department of Defence during the Vietnam War, was made from equal parts of the n–butyl esters of 2,4,5-T and 2,4,-D. For almost half a century, controversy has surrounded its use, mainly because it contained a highly toxic dioxin impurity (TCDD). Despite this impurity being thoroughly ...

Kyle Kulinski: Another Lazy YouTuber

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Like the Young Turks, Kyle has found himself an inflammatory blog post, this time by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which tells the story of an ‘escalating legal battle’ between Monsanto and the people who believe that they got cancer from exposure to glyphosate whilst spraying weeds on farms, orchards, and lawns. The blog also reports that the law firm representing these people (Baum, ...

Kyle Kulinski: Another Lazy YouTuber

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At this very moment in time, I am sat at a bar in Dubai Airport enjoying a beer, as I wait for what seems like an eternity for my next flight to finally take me home to England. When I was last here, I received a torrent of tweets and Facebook private messages from people asking for my opinion on a recently published Young Turks video titled, ‘Monsanto Giving People Cancer?’ The video hit a ...

Will GMOs Kill Us All? – Skeptics in the Pub Talk

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For decades now, we have been told by organisations like Greenpeace, GM-Freeze, and Friends of the Earth that genetical modified (GM) food is dangerous and has been shown to be harmful to humans.They have done a great job at convincing the population of their dangers by quoting scientific literature that claims GM-food has been shown, among other things, to cause cancer, leukaemia, and stomach ...

Agent Orange – Introduction – #1

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Over the next few months, I plan to produce a series of blog posts followed by a series of videos documenting the history of Agent Orange by discussing its discovery and synthesis, the first warning signs which were ignored, its use in Vietnam, the aftermath of its use, the people who tried to convince us that it was safe, and the legal case against Monsanto et al and what is happening now to ...

Agent Orange – Part Two – On the Origin of Agent Orange

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The general consensus regarding the inception of Agent Orange, the infamous herbicide used during the Vietnam War, is that its origins lay in a laboratory somewhere back in the mid-twentieth century. However, I would argue that its actual origins lie in the Victorian era. I believe its story starts in 1881 with an English naturalist and the publication of his book ‘The Power of Movement of ...

Agent Orange – Part One – Introduction

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In 1961, as part of America’s escalating war of counterinsurgency in Vietnam, President Kennedy approved a military plan to use defoliants and herbicide in South East Asia. Operation “Ranch Hand” was intended to kill foliage and destroy crops, depriving the Viet Cong of cover and supplies during the conflict. It is estimated that 76,000,000 litres of chemicals were sprayed between 1962 and ...