by Taetske | 3:42 pm
(Last Updated On: October 1, 2019)

 

Monsanto and its tricks. Do not fall for them

 

USA Court

USA Court

 

Monsanto and its court cases

It is time again to write a post on Monsanto as their tactics are getting worse. Having thousands of court cases against them and having lost the first 3, which has cost them 2 billion, you can see their attacks are becoming more virulent. I bet that Bayer, who bought Monsanto on June 7, 2018, will be ever so sorry they did this. From that moment on Bayer must have had sleepless nights but done is done. It looks that it might cost them their neck, but till that happens Monsanto is kicking up a shindy.

 

Bayer and Monsanto, 2 companies who found each other

Bayer paid $63 billion for Monsanto and in an article of Sep.4, 2018, Bayer CEO said he had no regrets that this fusion between the 2 companies had taken place. I wonder what this CEO would say today, he probably has changed his mind. We should not forget though that these 2 companies “found” each other. These two companies, Bayer and Monsanto, have a dirty past, so whatever happens in the future I hope it will be their downfall.

A recent article says that shareholders are getting worried and are not happy with Bayer having bought Monsanto without a previous deep investigation. Some ugly things are sticking up their heads and Bayer’s share price has plunged 40 percent since the acquisition. As more than 13.000 cases are waiting in line in the U.S. you can imagine where this may lead.

 

Watching crop being sprayed

Watching crop being sprayed

 

The newsletter from EWG

I am writing this post as I received some newsletters from EWG with the following news. On ABC News, it was reported that Monsanto has used a Soviet-style watch list of journalists and activists. That does not come as a real surprise, as they have shown to be ruthless in the past, pushing their awful product Roundup. Now, as the pressure mounts on Monsanto they are getting more aggressive still. It seems EWG is on Monsanto’s target list and have called EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” list, propaganda.

It is a good idea to look at the list and keep it as a reference. There are more things on this list that you might have imagined. Keep your family safe and healthy and do not believe the lies of Monsanto. I do not believe that EWG is spreading false news, rather the contrary, and that makes Monsanto so angry.

In the latest EWG laboratory tests, glyphosate was detected in every sample tested. During these recent court cases, internal documents were released. The manipulation of science became more than evident as these documents showed.

 

 

Monsanto knew it all this time

Monsanto first learned of glyphosates cancer risk in 1983, and the EPA knew about it.

The EPA used research funded by Monsanto – not independent scientific studies – to determine whether glyphosate was safe.

Monsanto paid a chemical industry front group, the American Council on Science and Health, to push back on scientific findings of glyphosate’s links to cancer. And, of course, the ACSH repeatedly attacks EWG.

Well, there you have it, the picture is not pretty. If you wish you can take this quick survey on glyphosate. It only takes 2 minutes.

The fact is that we do not need this stuff in our food. It does not improve our food, but rather the contrary.  We have a right to know what we are eating. The labels on food should clearly list if it is GMO, if it contains glyphosate, or any of the other chemicals, additives, and preservatives which are used nowadays. When you separate all this bad stuff from the real food part there is little left.

 

We are spoiled

How come we got into this mess? There are many factors which played a role in this. I would say first in line is money. For a company to survive they have to come up with new products on a regular basis. The consumer, that is us, demands this. Why can we not be happy with 5 different types of bread to choose from, do we really need 50 different types?  Does that make our life nicer in the end, to not know what to buy as the selection is large?

Cereal are one of those other contaminated products which you will find in row after row, on your supermarket shelves. Do we need this to be happier? I think it makes shopping more stressful. Either you stick to your own brand or you will get lost in the sea of plenty.

 

Super market

Super Market

 

An eye-opening visit to Holland

I think it must have been in 2006 when I visited Holland after 17 years. I was astonished at the changes I saw. There was more of everything. Especially in the food sector. Amazing to visit a supermarket with so many new brands of cookies, chocolate, soups in tins, etc.

A visit to the butcher was also eyeopening. From the huge selection, about 3 meters were dedicated to grilling. Grilling? I had no idea that Holland was suddenly into grilling. Most often the weather is not that brilliant but grilling seemed to have become a trend.

Then I discovered something else, a bread boutique. I thought that a boutique had to do with fashion. All the new varieties of bread that had been created are unbelievable. The question is, are we happier now as we can choose between 50 different types of bread? I do not think so. One should also ask oneself with what ingredients these new pieces of bread and other foods stuff are made. I think it is getting far too artificial.

Our food has not become any better even if there are so many more products to choose from. Instant food, I do not like it and refuse to make an instant puree. A good, homemade potato puree with an egg, a little butter, salt, pepper, and some nutmeg. Blend with the mixer and then pour it into a form. In the oven, it will need about 30 minutes and will come out with a slightly brown light crust. Come on, who wants to eat potato puree out of a pack?

 

Fruit-stand

Fruit-Stand

 

As an Afterthought

We should not accept that our food is harmful to our health. We should demand GMO and pesticide-free crops. Anything which comes wrapped up should have an easy to understand label. EWG is doing a great job making us aware of the dangers in our food.

We should demand from the official entities, who actually should take care of our health and safety, to do a better job. EPA and the USDA should be called to rectify and stand by its citizens instead of helping Monsanto and co to hide the dangers they expose us to.

Modern times has brought us many good things, helpful gadgets in the kitchen so we are able to make great meals. But let us stick to whole foods, not some chemical mixture which is sold as food and harms our health.

 

Source: EWG.org

Photo Source: Pixabay

 

I have gone organic because of my personal experience with Roundup. You might like to read the story.

Alert, What Monsanto Will Not Tell You

Comments

Adyns68

I think what many people do not want is to eat according to the season. We want everything all the time. But I am very sure that if we inform the people why we do not need 50 different types of bread, that in the end, it is our health which is in danger. No one will refuse eating or choosing between less than 5 types of bread.

Monsanto knows that information is everything that is why they are blacklisting media that are against their practices, products, and politics. Monsanto makes sure that they do not access any of their data. And with no proof to support their information journalists are powerless.

We need to keep talking about this and hopefully, more people will understand.

Thanks

Jul 02.2019 | 06:37 am

    Taetske

    Good Morning Adyns,

    Thank you for your comment. Nice to see you again.

    There you made a point. People do not eat according to the season and want to have everything available the whole year.good

    It is good that now finally these court cases happen as now it will get more public attention that what Monsanto has claimed is not true. Too many years this dangerous product Roundup has been used worldwide. 

    The more people talk about it the better, I, for sure, will continue doing so.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jul 03.2019 | 06:26 am

Harry

I really don’t believe that Bayer and Monsanto will lose sleep over losing 2 billion dollars if they haven’t yet lost sleep over genetically modifying all those foods which damage the health of the entire population LOL.

And I totally agree with you! We are spoiled indeed. After all, don’t forget that for a company to exist, they have to have an audience. If Monsanto didn’t have one, then it wouldn’t exist! 

Jul 07.2019 | 02:00 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Harry,

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    You are probably right, it might be too soon yet to hope they are having sleepless nights. But in the future, it might well happen, the more money they lose the better. That will probably will be the trigger.

    We should speak up as too many bad things are happening in our world. Just recently I have found out about how one can do that. Please have a look at the green widget under my photo. I think that is a brilliant idea, help the planet and people.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jul 08.2019 | 01:58 pm

water life

Hello ,

I read absorbingly your article. A very good friend of mine is postgraduate student of agronomy and his work has theme about bread and its different types. I heard him reading about Monsanto and its chemical components, such as the use of the Roundup herbicide, which is very harmful for the health. 

I do believe that your thoughts are so right. We all have to reconsider the way we  buy , eat and feed our children. 

 Keep the good job. Thanks , Thodoris.

Jul 07.2019 | 02:13 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Thodoris,

    The more I investigate for my websites the more I realize too many bad things are happening behind our backs. We, the people have to speak up. Please have a look at the green widget below my photo. This is something new and I must say I like the concept. United we can make a change.

    Thank you for leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jul 08.2019 | 02:01 pm

shirian

A responsible citizen and independent media,are hold hand on hand allways keep an eye on these companies and paying close attention to their activities which has result in making dangerous product and play with human being’s health.

You know, You are talking about advanced countries such as USA or HOLAND right?, guess what’s happening in Third World countries!
As long as there are anywhere eye opener people’s awareness same as you,these company are not able to produce ridiculous product easily and giggle us behind the curtain.
I love grilling, but I’d rather cook it by myself not over cooked by weird person, LoL. I like potato puree made by reliable one as well. I am not going to have instant food, junk food, funny drinks what soever.  all in all ,this was my thoughts
Thanks for your post and keep up
~Shirian

Jul 07.2019 | 03:17 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Shirian,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Good for you to not eat, junk or fast food. It is bad for your health. I firmly believe we have to eat close to nature. I am very aware of the awful things that are happening to our environment and the food we eat. It is time to unite and speak up. Have a look at the green widget under my photo. If we unite our voice will be heard.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jul 08.2019 | 02:08 pm

Chris

Funnily enough, I remember reading an article of yours on Montsanto a couple of months back, learning a lot as I did so. the very nextday here in the UK there were a couple on TV who were taking on the company due to them both developing cancer – I’ve kept my eye on the subject of this ‘company’ ever since. 

I find it quite mad that there are so many real facts backing up these pesticides/sprays etc and the company is still able to walk about with it’s head held high (not Bayer of course). How long has this been going on for now? How long have these doubts been linked to Monsanto?

Jul 11.2019 | 02:34 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Chris,

    Thank you for again a visit and leaving a comment. Nice to see you again.

    The world is waking up, slowly but surely. I would suggest you read the page on Wikipedia-Glyphosate. Very worrying to say the least. This product has been and still is heavily used since the 1970s without knowing at that time the long term side effects. Now they are showing their ugly head.

    We have to speak up, our health is at risk. Just recently I came across bUnited. I love this innovative concept of helping the planet and people. More information thru the widget below my photo on the sidebar.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jul 12.2019 | 11:09 am

Carmen

Hello Taetske

thanks for posting; I heard on the radio one day, a doctor saying we should eat what and how our grandparents were eating. I’m wodering why? Because our grandparents did not use additives, chemicals in food, and there were not so many diseases. They did not eat meat daily and held fast. I say right that I do not trust different bread types on the market and do it home. Very good posting.

best regards

Carmen

Jul 11.2019 | 02:38 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Carmen,

    I agree, back to the old ways of eating healthy foods. The closer to nature the better. I have just discovered something which will be of big help. Have a look at the widget below my photo on the sidebar. United our voice will be heard.

    Thank you for leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jul 12.2019 | 11:13 am

Samm

Hey Taetske
Wow! I bookmarked this page for future reference. Thanks a lot for taking your time and put all these together.

This was quite interesting to read, and surely a very interesting post!

I agree with you. Nowadays, we can’t trust any food we buy outside.

Take the label ‘natural’ for instance. Nowadays, ‘natural’ doesn’t mean that food is fully organic as it was before.

The label can be placed on foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) and we might not know it.

I think you did a good job by sharing this since not many people are aware of the danger behind this.

All the Best,
Samm

Jul 11.2019 | 03:02 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Samm,

    Thank you for your visit and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Up till now, our opinion did not matter very much and on a personal level, it was difficult to make a change. Recently I have come across bUnited which changes this. Please have a look at the widget below my photo on the sidebar. 

    It should not be that we are forced to eat unhealthy man-made foods. Nature does a much better job, that is my opinion.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jul 12.2019 | 11:20 am

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