Monsanto & Koch Industries: Partners in Crime

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Monsanto & Koch Industries: Partners in Crime

dArKeR's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 3:01 pm


Chemical Fertilizer is the Largest Industry in Global Agribusiness

Hemp is environmentally friendly crop that doesn't require massive applications of fertizilers and pesticides to thrive. It doesn't deplete the land and grows under adverse conditions. Virtually every other country in the world allows its cultivation and are developing its industrial uses which include the extraction of oils for food to the making of bricks for low cost housing. This is the crop that could save the family farm in America.

High on Hemp

A Seattle Times investigation found that, across the nation, industrial wastes laden with heavy metals and other dangerous materials are being used in fertilizers and spread over farmland. The process, which is legal, saves dirty industries the high costs of disposing of hazardous wastes.
Fear in the Fields (July 3 - 4, 1997)

Fear In The Fields
How Hazardous Wastes Become Fertilizer -- Spreading Heavy Metals On Farmland Is Perfectly Legal, But Little Research Has Been Done To Find Out Whether It's Safe

Part II:
Lack of regulation leaves farmers, consumers guessing

~ Example after example, throughout the country
~ Experts: How to reduce risk

Follow-up stories (July - September 1997)

~ Farmers press state officials for action on fertilizers
~ Even advocate of using waste in fertilizer wants tighter laws
~ Food processors ask state for regulations on toxins in fertilizer
~ A first step toward labeling toxins in fertilizer
~ Locke: Test, label fertilizers

~ McDermott drafting bill to regulate fertilizers
~ EPA to review use of industrial waste in fertilizer
~ State proposes tougher fertilizer rules
~ Fertilizer industry to pay for study of health risks
~ Q & A: The practice of recycling wastes

Pro Life?
Wall street's Spontaneous Abortionists

Environmentally, hemp is a safer crop to grow than cotton. Cotton is a soil-damaging crop and needs a great deal of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
"Frequently Asked Questions about Cannabis Hemp" Brian S. Julin, 1994

-Cotton crops in the USA occupy 1% of the country's farmland but use 50% of all pesticides.
The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer, 1993

Chemical Cotton vs Organic Hemp

-1 acre of hemp will produce as much as 2-3 acres of cotton.
"Marijuana and Hemp: The Untold Story"
Thomas Bouril, 1997

West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion. Got Hemp?
According to NBC News, the facility recently informed a state agency that up to 270 tons of ammonium nitrate was stored at the location - the same type of highly-explosive chemical used in the Oklahoma City bombing. Despite the potential danger, the company did not account for this dangerous substance in the risk management plan it submitted to the EPA.

Cancer risk in relation to radioactivity in tobacco
Some scientific studies suggest that the radioactivity of tobacco, not its tars, may be the primary cause of lung cancer. Where does the radioactivity come from? It comes from the inorganic fertilizers used to grow tobacco. In fact, evidence suggests that cancer from smoking tobacco was unknown prior to the use of inorganic fertilizers.

Toxic Drift: Monsanto, WoD & Colombia

"They had said that by using satellite images they could hit very precisely targets without any chance of danger to surrounding crops" said Jim Farrell, Wellstone's spokesperson, who was also there. However that turned out not to be the case. "On the very first flyover by the cropduster, the U.S. Senator, the U.S. Ambassador to Colombia, the Lieutenant Colonel of the Colombian National Police, and other Embassy and congressional staffers were fully doused -- drenched, in fact -- with the sticky, possibly dangerous (herbicide) Roundup."

Monsanto Hid Decades Of Pollution
They didn't know their dirt and yards and bass and kids -- along with the acrid air they breathed -- were all contaminated with chemicals. They didn't know they lived in one of the most polluted patches of America.

Now they know. They also know that for nearly 40 years, while producing the now-banned industrial coolants known as PCBs at a local factory, Monsanto Co. routinely discharged toxic waste into a west Anniston creek and dumped millions of pounds of PCBs into oozing open-pit landfills. And thousands of pages of Monsanto documents -- many emblazoned with warnings such as "CONFIDENTIAL: Read and Destroy" -- show that for decades, the corporate giant concealed what it did and what it knew.

We have a right to accurate labeling when it comes to genetically engineered foods

Prop 37 CA RIght to Know! Label GMOs
~ WalMartization
~ Which ‘organic’ companies want to keep GMO labeling in the dark?
~ Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Bee Research Firm
~ Walmartian's Fire Strikers
~ Roundup Ready religion: The Vatican and GMOs
~ MalWart Admits It Benefits from Govt Assistance Programs
~ referendum-koch-brothers-effort-buy-our-government
~ Monsanto poisoned a town in West Virginia

Soros Monsanto Connection
~ Monsanto crap
~ Food Insecurity: Monsanto
~ Monsanto's Love Child Cliarance
~ Monsanto 200,000 Indian Farmer Suicides

Millions Against Monsanto


Monsanto Watch

Latest buzz on bee decline: Maybe it's pesticides
~ Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Bee Research Firm
~ Bayer has been killing bees!
~ Bees, Weed and HIV
~ Help Stop the Monsanto Protection Act
~ Worst bee die-off in 40 years
~ Wind turbines
~ Sign The Petition To Protect Monarchs!

Monsanto Protection Act thomhartmann

Kochroach & Aleech...
~ Koch Roaches A.L.E.C. Drug Detention Centers
~ Cutting Band Aids and not Lacerations
~ Koch-Owned Georgia-Pacific Environmental Crimes
~ Koch Brothers eye L.A. Times, other Tribune newspapers
~ Prison Overcrowding Conflict of Interest
~ How Prisons Have Become a Cash Cow For the Rich

ALEC, the Koch Brothers Led CABAL

Today many have had their eyes opened regarding the huge profits made off of what is commonly called the "Prison Industrial Complex." Suddenly awareness has turned from disbelief to anger as taxpayers realize the screwing private prison companies, their lobbyists and elected Legislators have been giving them for more than three decades now.

At the same time, the United States blasts China for the the use of prison slave labor, engaging in the same practice itself. Prison labor is a pot of gold. No strikes, union organizing, health benefits, unemployment insurance or workers' compensation to pay.

Monsanto has been polluting people way before Cliarence Thomas was working for them on cases of dumping dioxin into the river. Never learned from Saccharin? Or their subsidiary Searle Pharmaceuticals fast tracking Aspartame under Rumsfeld. Frankenfud to Terminator seeds Cliarence heard as the deciding vote in scotus allowing Monsanto to patent seeds. No conflict of interest? Now spending more on lawyers intimidating GMO label protesters and companies. You can only lead the sheep to water, but you can't make them speak up if its undrinkable. Profits over People.

Monsanto, Koch and the Bush Cartel

Busht Cheneynagans & Oil

The Enron, Bush, Baker, Rockefeller connection

Cheney's Legacy of Fracking America to Death
~ It Can't Happen Heeere
~ Halliburton Watch: fracturing Americans 1949 - ?

If the roots are poison, so be the fruit.

They justified draconian experiments in Germany. Oh the hypocrisy when Clinton admitted the US is not immune from draconian treatments.

The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

While Clinton was apologizing for the Tuskegee horrors. He was doing whatever he could to stop Cannabis from being used. To the extent of risking the rebirthing of flipper babies. He also bastardized the Higher Education Act and arrested more for what he possessed, inhaling or not. Than Nixon, Bush and Reagan combined. NAFTA/GATT and Hilzy right beside him. Raiding Dispensaries and patients. Lying the same lies to perpetuate the prohibition no different than zeolots like Bennett or Walters. The media is silent or cheer leaders for the Monsanto Koch profits. Bias profiteers propaganda the masses gobble up and wash down with a cold beer. Land of the Free, plus tax, shipping and handling. May be restricted in some areas.

Thalidomide v Cannabis


Thalidomide studied as weight therapy

DdC's picture
Mar. 22, 2012 12:39 am

Are We At "Peak" Citizen's United?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump has corrupted pretty much every federal agency, but the one that is most concerning is his corruption of the Department of Justice. Bill Barr, in 1992, ran the cover up of the Iran/Contra treason scandal on behalf of George HW Bush and Ronald Reagan. Now he's running, according to Lev Parnas, multiple coverups for Donald Trump.
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