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    by Naomi Fisher

    Bayer is trying to convince the public that their acquisition of Monsanto is for the public good and sending out propaganda to boost Monsanto’s reputation and avoid any connection to 296,466 farmer suicides in India between 1995-2013.

    Reports state that in 1988 the World Bank required the Government of India to deregulate the seed sector allowing Monsanto to lock Indian companies into a “joint venture whereby seed became the intellectual property of Monsanto”. Monsanto then started collecting royalties which raised the cost of seed and replaced open pollinated cotton seeds with their GMO’s.

    Unfortunately the farmers in India through no fault of their own, are locked into buying only the higher priced seeds from Monsanto, and buying the dangerous Roundup to spray on their crops. The Indian farmers are not only working at a loss they are falling deeper and deeper in debt to Monsanto. Bankruptcy is common and many farmers actually committed suicide by drinking the toxic pesticide.

    Yet, until their Government steps in and frees them, Monsanto and Bayer will continue their unholy reign.

    But see, it’s not only India that Monsanto and Bayer are terrorizing:

    It’s important you understand Monsanto did not create seed it only altered seed by adding viruses, bacteria, and whatever else deemed necessary to seed DNA to make faster growing and “healthier” seed that is pest resistant – thus GMO’s – thus their “intellectual property”. That is an actual fact. They proudly proclaim they alter the DNA of their seeds! That is what makes it a GMO. I don’t know about you but that worries me. Altering DNA? Monsanto’s video explaining the DNA corruption  failed to convince me they knew enough about what they were doing to make GMO’s safe to consume. It has not yet been proven safe. Who knows what will result after 50 years or so? 

    After all, Monsanto proudly states that their GMO seeds will only grow when sprayed with Roundup. Yet, the years have proven that their Roundup product is unsafe. Roundup’s active  ingredient is Glyphosate, known to be “linked to various cancers specifically lymphoma. Glyphosates are endocrine disruptors, neurotoxic, and a cause of liver disease.

    One study found that one of the inert ingredients in Roundup was up to 2,000 times more toxic to cells than glyphosate.

    It is common knowledge Roundup contaminates the ground and can leach into the groundwater if the soil is wet thereby poisoning the water – drinking water, irrigation water and affecting  any living thing that drinks the water including any type of food source – except possibly GMO seeds. Bear in mind we are talking cattle feed, chicken feed, wheat, I could go on and on.

    I have to quote this regarding Roundup: “…Testing shows a variety of foods contain glyphosate. It has been detected in the urine of the majority of people who have submitted samples for testing. Glyphosate has been found in breast milk, it damages the placenta and it crosses the placenta, which may result in birth defects.

    “Studies by independent scientists show that at the levels commonly found in the environment, on our food and in our bodies—levels that are lower than those allowed by regulatory agencies on our food—glyphosate causes a wide range of diseases and birth defects…. caused severe malformations in the embryos of chickens and frogs…. Link:https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/glyphosate-fact-sheet

    “… A 2014 study on US water systems across 38 states found glyphosate and its principle metabolite AMPA (aminomethylphosphonic acid) not only in rivers, lakes and streams, but also rain, soil and sediment, ditches and drains and groundwater….” Link:


    But the most freighting report: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide May Be Most Important Factor in Development of Autism and Other Chronic Disease. …Two key problems in autism unrelated to the brain yet clearly associated with the condition are both linked with glyphosate exposure: gut dysbiosis, and disrupted sulfur metabolism/impaired sulfate transport….


    I also have to quote this: “Monsanto has become the “Life Lord” of our planet, collecting rents for life’s renewal from farmers, the original breeders.” Link:


    Now, newer reports state that GMOs are failing to control pests and weeds, and have instead led to the emergence of superpests and superweeds.

    Yet Bayer is denying any responsibility and is still promoting Monsanto and their products.

    So, why is the EU and our EPA and FDA allowing this poison to continue to be sold?

    Talk was of the EU banning Roundup and most of the U.S. States being petitioned for banning, but so far Roundup, thus Monsanto and Bayer have escaped all banning. 

    One can only wonder to whom and at what expense pockets have been lined to avoid the ban? 

    At the cost of world health. 

    One can also hope/wonder if those with lined pockets are drinking the same water and eating the same food as the rest of our contaminated world?

    I went into a local Home Depot a few days ago and stopped and stared. The very first thing to greet me was a huge display of containers of several types of Roundup.

    Make some noise and convince our leaders to stop this insanity.

    Other Links:


    According to a report by Daily Mail, every 30 minutes an Indian farmer commits suicide as a result of Monsanto’s GMO crops.


    Debt & Suicide: Testimonies Presented from India’s GMO Farmers.


    Through their subsidiaries and joint ventures in India, the two firms will garner a major share in paddy, maize, vegetables and cotton and agrochemicals.


    Glyphosate herbicides have also been found to be linked to various cancers 


    A Dangerous Chemical Cocktail 




    Naomi Fisher is a resident of Ventura County

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