Corporate giants Merck and Monsanto may very well be two of the greatest health-impacting companies in our world today. Unfortunately for the entire global population, the way in which these two mega corporations impact your health is considerably less than benevolent. Although many large corporations are riddled with deception and corruption, these two companies are the two top nominees for the grand prize of worst company award. Even though their messages appear helpful and promising, do they actually benefit humankind in any way? It may be time to reevaluate their place in our society and our world.
Let us take a look at the mission statements of both companies, as well as their commitments to “improving health” and aiding the world.
Vaccines Brought to You by Merck
From developing new therapies that treat and prevent disease to helping people in need, we’re committed to improving health and well-being around the world.
Our vision is to make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, consumer health and animal products. We aspire to be the best healthcare company in the world and are dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for tomorrow.
We have made it our mission to provide innovative, distinctive products and services that save and improve lives and satisfy customer needs, to be recognized as a great place to work, and to provide investors with a superior rate of return.
Merck has been under the spotlight recently thanks to their controversial HPV vaccine Gardasil. The Gardasil vaccine has a very questionable timeline, riddled with corruption and devastating side effects. Shockingly, the HPV shot led to 3,589 harmful reactions and 16 deaths between May 2009 and September 2010 alone. Of the 3,589 adverse reactions, many were debilitating. Permanent disability was the result of 213 cases; 25 resulted in the diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome; there were 789 other “serious” reports according to FDA documents. To add icing on the cake, a California bill was passed that would mandate Gardasil and hepatitis B vaccinations for children as young as 12 — without parental consent.
Even more shocking is the fact that Merck has been pinned for bribery in order to pass the California Gardasil bill, giving financial incentives to key legislators in order to push the bill through.
But it looks like this information isn’t stopping consumers from buying into the shot. Merck is reporting a major increase in third-quarter profits due in part to the skyrocketing sales of death-linked HPV shot Gardasil – up 41 percent to $445 million thanks to government backing and a hugely successful yet deceptive ad campaign targeted at unsuspecting parents and children.
Of course Merck manufactures many other vaccines other than Gardasil. The danger behind these vaccines do not dampen, however, as nearly all vaccines contain toxic chemicals like aluminum, formaldehyde, triton X-100, thimerosal, and lead, to name a few. With vaccines leading to convulsions, killer nerve diseases, immune system disorders, and paralysis, you have to ask yourself: Is this profit-driven company responsible for so many vaccine-induced deaths really focused on bettering our society and our world?
Genetically Modified Food Brought to you by Monsanto
We will share knowledge and technology to advance scientific understanding, to improve agriculture and the environment, to improve crops, and to help farmers in developing countries.
We will use sound and innovative science and thoughtful and effective stewardship to deliver high-quality products that are beneficial to our customers and to the environment.
We will respect the religious, cultural, and ethical concerns of people throughout the world. The safety of our employees, the communities where we operate, our customers, consumers, and the environment will be our highest priority.
Monsanto’s phony mission is built around one main concept: Monsanto contributes to farming and agriculture in such a large way that everyone else benefits. The company seems to think that through planting genetically modified seeds and spraying crops with their number one selling pesticide, Roundup, society as well as the environment are better off. But are they truly contributing to our society and the world as a whole?
Well, Forbes magazine seemed to think so. In 2009, the popular magazine honored the company by declaring Monsanto company of the year. It seems that despite the genetic manipulation of our food found to be detrimental to our health, Forbes still remains a huge fan of biotech giant Monsanto. But while Forbes continues to honor the company, nations such as Hungary and Peru are taking a stand against the monopolizing, health-destroying company Monsanto by destroying 1000 acres of maize grown with genetically modified seeds and instituting a 10 year ban on all genetically modified foods.
Monsanto’s genetically modified crops have not only been shown to lead to liver and kidney problems as well as negatively impact fertility (~4:00), but they are also increasingly interfering with organic farmers’ ability to grow 100% organic crops. Genetically modified seeds are carried through the air and land on organic farms, making the already un-labeled GM foods even more difficult to pinpoint.
These GM seeds are often created to withstand Monsanto’s ever so popular pesticide, Roundup, which not only damages farmers’ soil, but also leads to super resistant weeds. Despite these facts, Monsanto may soon be able to conduct their own experiments on their genetically modified products as part of a two-year USDA experiment. Nothing positive could come out of a mega-corporation deciding if their own products cause environmental harm, especially when decades more are needed to see the true impact genetically modified foods have on the world.