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New Onslaught of Pesticides Being Approved by the Corrupted EPA and FDA

Christina Sarich
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July 23rd, 2014
Updated 07/23/2014 at 2:27 am
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pesticides field mask crops 263x164 New Onslaught of Pesticides Being Approved by the Corrupted EPA and FDABarring some kind of advanced alien technology, there will soon be nothing that can clean up the toxic mess we are making of our planting fields. Even as we speak, the FDA and EPA are about to approve the use of 2,4-D chemicals on American fields, even though it has been linked to developmental and neurological health problems, among other environmental damage.

We also know that the very reason for this consideration is because RoundUp Ready chemicals failed, and glyphosate-drenched fields everywhere are giving birth to superweeds bigger than farmers have ever seen. But do we stop the madness and desist from putting more toxic drivel on our crops? No – in this country, we let regulators go even further. A whole new type of pesticides and herbicides is about to be unleashed on the public. What will it take for this to stop?

Approval is also now being sought for genetically modified crops that will withstand the use of dicamba, HPPD and glufosinate - all weed-killing chemicals that had largely been eschewed in favor of the pesticide industry’s superstar: glyphosate. The biotech industry bet the farm on glyphosate and it failed – killing our crops, harming our ground water, and causing human infertility and DNA aberrance, but let’s give the good ole’ boys another go at it – shall we?

“We thought that biotechnology was going to be a solution and a long-term solution that would replace chemistry, so as a result people stopped investing in chemistry,” Paul Schickler, president of DuPont Pioneer, told POLITICO Pro in a recent interview.

Instead of looking at aged practices – those which have been tested and tried for millennia, of organic and sustainable farming which is still proving to be viable even today – the agricultural industry looks for ‘new and better’ chemicals. Since these often take decades to develop, and billions of dollars, I might add, the near-term solution of these crazy-makers seems to be to bring older pesticides back into the spotlight.

The EPA had an open forum for comments on the possible approval of 2,4-D chemicals that closed on June 30, but we all know this was a total waste of time. The EPA doesn’t listen to public opinion about herbicide use, pesticide contamination, or GMOs anymore than the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association listens to Vermont’s desire to have GMOs labeled. Its all a rigged game. Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow Chemical – they all know they are running a racket, and we are just small people who must bow to their bloated corporate budgets.

Biotech and Politicians – Massive Conflict of Interest

If you don’t believe it, consider this:

Former Monsanto Appointees to the FDA, USDA, and EPA

Monsanto PositionIndividualFederal Position
Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs at G.D. Searle and Co. (merged with Monsanto)Michael A. FriedmanActing Commissioner of the FDA
Consultant to Searle’s Public Relation Firm (merged with Monsanto)Arthur Hull HayesPreviously FDA Commissioner
Top Monsanto Scientist, oversaw approval of rBGHMargaret MillerAppointed Deputy Director of FDA, 1991
Worked on Monsanto-funded rBGH in connection with Cornell UniversitySuzanne SechenFDA Reviewer on Scientific Data
Attorney for Monsanto for 7 years, previous Head of Monsanto Washington D.C. OfficeMichael TaylorFormer FDA Deputy Commision for Policy. In 2010 appointed Senior Advisor to FDA Commissioner
Former Monsanto LawyerClarence ThomasAppointed to U.S. Supreme Court in 1991
Served on Board of Directors at Calgene, a Monsanto Biotech SubsidiaryAnne VenemanAppointed head of USDA in 2001
Retired Senior Vice President for Public Policy at MonsantoDr. Virginia WeldonPreviously, member of FDA’s Metabolism and Endocrine Advisory Committee
Vice President, Public and Government AffairsLinda FisherDeputy Administration EPA
Manager, New TechnologiesLinda WatrudUSDA, EPA
Director, Monsanto Danforth CenterRoger BeachyDirector USDA, NIFA

We Need MORE Toxic Pesticides…Apparently

Nothing will change until these people are fired, and Monsanto and biotech corporations are brought up on criminal charges for purposely endangering public health. Nothing. It doesn’t matter if 2,4-D has been used for more than 60 years in 70 countries. It is toxic. It has been approved so vastly because it is one of the pesticide industry’s biggest sellers – just like RoundUp.

When will people wake up? Vietnam Vets know what happens when they are exposed to 2,4-D – they get cancer, nerve damage, and other serious health issues – yet Monsanto’s latest RoundUp commercial shows a buffoon spraying RoundUp on dandelion weeds like he is defeating the Wild West.

And if you think 2,4-D is bad – just wait, there’s more. Toxic 2,4-D was just one ingredient used in Agent Orange; there were other ingredients like 2,4,5-T that were used as pesticides until they were banned by the EPA in 1979, yet pesticides like these are up for approval again. Dow’s new ENLIST products have been dubbed by some as the ‘new Agent Orange crops.’ Roughly 100,000 signatures from Americans pleaded with the USDA to reject biotech’s latest Mad-science project. And – how fun – they want to spray these chemicals near schools.

“When it comes to dousing crops with noxious chemicals, EPA focused on buffer zones for plants, not people.” EWG said in a statement announcing a new risk analysis. “In its assessment, the EPA called for a 200-foot buffer zone to protect non-weed plants from the product but glosses over the health risks to children.”

But 2,4-D is just the first of several back-benched herbicide chemicals that soon could get more playing time. Monsanto and Syngenta are also seeking regulatory approval from USDA and EPA for crops that are resistant to proprietary blends of such chemicals as dicamba, glufosinate and HPPD – all of which have drawn the scrutiny of environmental and public health advocates. What’s the matter America? Stories of chronic kidney failure, increased autism, and birth defects aren’t enough? We need another big heaping dose of cancer-causing chemicals to round out that serving of RoundUp? Mmmm-Mmmm good.

I suggest a nationwide class-action suit within every country that has been poisoned by biotech’s science experiments. You can start by telling the United States Department of Justice that you want an immediate, independent investigation into the biotech industry’s use of pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs. Then, throw out everything in your pantry that wasn’t grown organically. You deserve more than to be poisoned alive. We all do.

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  • susan

    Don’t just throw out the bad food you have, RETURN IT FOR A REFUND! Hurt their pockets more and make a point at your store!

  • Cindy Koch
  • nuujumn

    Correction: NO… “WE” (the awake & aware ones on Mother Earth) do
    NOT approve the use of these toxins and never have! Such devious
    genocidal actions are done by the Archon virus working through their
    shill in Governments, etc (soul-less ones, clones, hybrids etc). So
    PLEASE…this is NOT the time to be either politically or grammatically
    correct in your articles and using the ‘we’ reference any longer; this
    is exactly what the Dark ones want you to do! Call them out and expose
    them for the psychopaths that they are so that the non-sheeples in the
    world can unite and finally get rid of them!

  • Ann

    This has got to be STOPPED, but how??
    We need some ideas.
    When petitioning doesn’t work, what is next?

  • Cindy Koch

    I just started a petition on moveon.org to the DOJ to investigate the biotech industries. Pls. sign and share. “We the people” have to stop this atrocity on our lives! Thanks….

  • roundthings

    Obama-the most anti consumer President in history. A complete corporate sock puppet

  • JayTe

    I think that we need to constantly emphasize the utter uselessness of these chemical solutions. This has been known for more than 100 years since Dr. Julius Hensel proved that by using crushed granite on the soil, you could provide plants with full spectrum nutrients that would slowly be taken into the soil enabling the plants to receive all the vitamins and nutrients that it needs to be able to effectively resist disease or insects. Further proof of how plants are resistant to disease when they have all the vitamins and nutrients that it needs is provided by the work of Dr. Maynard Murray who achieved the same full nutrient spectrum effect using sea solids. That’s the message that needs to be drummed into the heads of farmers world wide.

    • Patrick Grimes

      I hear you JayTe, I have read and reread Julius Hensel’s “Bread From Stones” and I have read Dr. Maynard Murray’s book as well. If only farmers would follow the advice and practices of men like these and other greats like Louis Bromfield, J Russell Smith and Joel Salatin. Unfortunately, the majority of mankind always follows the destructive advice of slick talking false prophets.