It seems that Monsanto may be having a rough week. Not only was the company hit by a press release declaring them the worst company of 2011, but a group of Anonymous hackers claim to have actually completely disrupted the operations of a PR firm which manages Monsanto’s own PR. The hackers infiltrated the PR firm, known as The Biving Group, due to “15+years of running marketing campaigns and helping some of the most corrupt corporations on the planet, as well as several governmental agencies, cover up their dirt.”
An article I wrote several months ago with an interesting past entitled Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields has reached, at the time of writing, over 83,000 Facebook shares. Beating out even mainstream publications like CNN and The Huffington Post, the anti-Monsanto article summarizes how the nation of Hugary destroyed 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar.
It is truly a revolutionary time in the fight against GMOs and Monsanto. Following the enormous success of an article entitled Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields receiving over 80,000 shares, we awarded Monsanto with the Worst Company of 2011 award. After releasing the article to over 5,500 mainstream publications nationwide, it wasn’t long before top mainstream media outlets began hosting the article that openly discusses the many ways in which Monsanto is threatening your health as well as the environment.
Biotech giant Monsanto has been declared the Worst Company of 2011 by NaturalSociety for threatening both human health and the environment. The leader in genetically modified seeds and crops, Monsanto is currently responsible for 90 percent of the genetically engineered seed on the United States market. Outside of GM seeds, Monsanto is also the creator of the best-selling herbicide Roundup, which has spawned over 120 million hectacres of herbicide-resistant superweeds while damaging much of the soil.
The Environmental Protection Agency has recently found that Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, which was created to kill insects, may be losing its effectiveness against rootworms. The genetically modified corn has been engineered with Bacillus thuringiensis (BT), an insecticide harnessing an insect-killing protein.
France is the latest nation to voice opposition against genetically modified crops, with GM maize unlikely to hit French fields next year despite the end of a ban Monsanto maize. The news comes as evidence compiles that French legislatures will launch new restrictions regarding the use of Monsanto’s 810 maize on French soil. It all began when France’s State Council overturned the ban on Monsanto’s GMO maize stating that it was not sufficiently justified.
Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup has created a new category of superweeds that are heavily resistant to the herbicide that Roundup contains known as glyphosate. These resistant weeds currently cover over 4.5 hectares in the United States alone, though experts estimate the world-wide land coverage to have reached at least 120 million hectares by 2010. The onset of superweeds is being increasingly documented in Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Europe and South Africa.
Colorado’s Boulder County was the latest health freedom hotspot to stand up against Monsanto and genetically modified produce, with town advisory committees announcing plans to phase out GMO crops on open space in pursuit of sustainable and ethical farming practices.
Soy has been pushed as a popular health food for a very long time. Used by vegetarians and vegans as an alternative to meats, and applied to a score of other health foods, soy foods have been popularized and commercialized as one of the ultimate health foods. However, around 95% of soy can actually be damaging to your health.
Companies Merck and Monsanto may very well be two of the greatest mass health-impacting companies in our world today. Unfortunately for the entire global population, these health-impacts are far less than positive. Although many large corporations are riddled with deception and corruption, these two companies are the two top nominees for the grand prize.
Genetically modified crops are not only devastating to your health, but they are also wreaking havoc on the environment. New research adds to the mountain of evidence that genetically modified crops not only require more pesticides — defeating one primary purpose of their existence.
The month of October has been declared Non-GMO month, and October 16th is being recognized as World Food Day. In celebration of this month, activists and health-conscious individuals will be forming protests around the country.
Nearly 1 year ago Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds were ordered to be removed from the soil. However, this was not the first ruling for Monsanto concerning their genetically modified seedlings. Monsanto was previously ordered to remove their seedlings after they were deemed illegal due to insufficient environmental review from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), but Monsanto took no action.
Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Minstry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar. Unlike many European Union countries, genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned in Hungary.
Following a report that U.S. regulators were completely aware of the fact that the best-selling herbicide product Roundup causes birth defects, the USDA is now announcing that it also damages the soil.
It may sound bizarre to those who are not familiar with the ongoing genetic manipulation of the planet by large biotech corporations, but the creation of human-animal hybrid chimeras has prompted a group of leading British researchers to call for a set of new rules.
The Food and Drug Administration has aimed its sights at smartphone applications created for the purpose of improving the user’s health such as blood sugar monitors and digital stethoscopes. In an attempt to screen medical apps in the same way that medical devices such as ultrasound machines are regulated, the FDA is demanding that health-based smartphone apps meet FDA standards before being approved for use. According to the FDA, some medical apps may pose a risk to human health.