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Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company?

Green Lifestyle  (tags: CO2emissions, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, humans, Monsanto, protection, Roundup, Sustainabililty, world )

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For years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of a chronic kidney disease epidemic that has hit Central America, India and Sri Lanka. The disease occurs in poor peasant farmers who do hard physical work in hot climes. In each instance, the

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Rose Becke (141)
Monday July 14, 2014, 8:57 pm
I would hope that Monsanto does topple over

Sian L (117)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 1:04 am
"Cables released by WikiLeaks show that US diplomats around the world are pushing GMO crops as a strategic government and commercial imperative. The cables also reveal instructions to punish any foreign countries trying to ban GMO crops."

Athena F (131)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 1:43 am
Monsanto = Evil

Frances Darcy (143)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 3:08 am
Of course there must be side-effects.

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 6:25 am
A chemical that is sprayed to kill certain plants or animals is unlikely to be completely harmless to those who use it, unless they wear protective clothing. It might only result in a bit of a rash, runny nose or a slightly upset stomach or headache. And if they are harmful to one thing, they will be harmful to others.

These chemical should be properly tested and appropriate advice given on the packaging.

penny C (85)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 6:36 am
Thanks Kathy.

Marianne R (95)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 7:10 am
Not all all surprising

Katherine May Williams (0)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 10:57 am

Kate K (215)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 3:17 pm
Whatever tit would take to topple Monsanto I am all for it.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 3:55 pm
I agree with A. F. Thanks.

Debra G (0)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 4:09 pm
So very sad - once again, profit over people. Can't wait for the class action lawsuit against Monsanto that must surely come.

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 4:40 pm
Monsanto is evil. If the US is pushing their products on other countries, we have sunk even lower than I had expected.

marie C (163)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 4:43 pm
I actually have an unopened bottle of Roundup in my garden shed
Thanks Kathy

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 6:00 pm
Noted. Thanks, Kathy. We can only hope that Monsatan has the destruction it has reaped come back to destroy them.

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 6:16 pm
I certainly hope not.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 7:40 pm
Monsanto has deep pockets, money talks and politicians listen. I believe chemicals are causing a lot of health problems for both humans and animals world wide.

Theresa Robinson (79)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 8:46 pm

rita uljee (1)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 10:51 pm
chemicals are by defenition never harmless so stop.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 1:23 am
Not surprising. Thank you for posting.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 4:29 am

Panchali Yapa (26)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 11:43 am
Thank you

Hugo L (255)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 1:18 pm
Noted, thanks Kathy

Nancy C (806)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 2:03 pm
"The glyphosate-heavy metal complex can enter the human body in a variety of ways. The complex can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin." And tragically the US not only condones usage, but punishes countries that don't accept the poisons and gmo seeds whose crops are also dangerous. There's another WHY. Until Monsanto and friends find their next big $$$ maker, a blind eye will be turned by all in collusion.

Monsanto was founded in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1901, by John Francis Queeny, a 30‑year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry. He funded the start-up with his own money and capital from a soft drink distributor and gave the company his wife's maiden name. His father-in-law was Emmanuel Mendes de Monsanto, a wealthy financier of a sugar company active in Vieques, Puerto Rico, and based in St. Thomas in the Danish West Indies. The company's first products were commodity food additives, like the artificial sweetener saccharin, caffeine, and vanillin.

In 1936 Monsanto acquired Thomas & Hochwalt Laboratories in Dayton, Ohio, in order to acquire the expertise of Charles Allen Thomas and Dr. Carroll A. ("Ted") Hochwalt and made it into Monsanto's Central Research Department.[20]:340341 Thomas spent the rest of his career at Monsanto until his retirement in 1970, during which time he served as President (195160) and Chairman of the Board (196065).[21] In 1943, Thomas was called to a meeting in Washington DC with Brig. Gen. Leslie Groves, commander of the Manhattan Project, and with James Conant, president of Harvard University and chairman of the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC).[22] They urged Thomas to become co-director of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos with Robert Oppenheimer, but Thomas was reluctant to leave Dayton and Monsanto.[22] Thomas joined the NDRC, and Monsanto's Central Research Department began to conduct research for the Manhattan Project under contract from the US government.[23]:vii To that end, Monsanto operated the Dayton Project, and later Mound Laboratories, and assisted in the development of the first nuclear weapons

From All detergent to polyurethanes to DDT and Agent Orange, from meds to astro turf, Monsanto looks for the market. WHY are we allowing this worldwide absurdity???


Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 2:11 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Theresa Robinson (79)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 5:36 pm

Ben O (171)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 12:00 pm
Monsanto is pure EVIL - that's all I have to say...

Gloria H (88)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 1:50 pm
hopefully these people did not die in vain if it brings down Monsanto and stop the GMO/Fracking megacorporations

Panchali Yapa (26)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 7:20 am
Thank you
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