Monsanto may have inadvertently provided access to more of their toxic secrets

Many thanks to KPfoodmanufacturing.com and others that make this information public.
Perhaps I should also thank Monsanto? Who knew “About 90 per cent of all corn grown in the U.S. is genetically engineered and has been developed partially at Hawaii farms.”

Wow, Hawai’i could strike a mortal blow to the destructive industrial conglomerate giant (Monsanto Co. and a Dow Chemical Co. unit) with their effort to ban GMOs! ~Ron

“Monsanto Sues Hawaii County [Maui] Over GMO Ban”

Maui county: Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Kaho'olawe (the smallest island)

This was probably to be expected. Although after you read the first few sentences, you hear the “same old same old blah blah blah blah blah” arguments (marked with a [*]) for keeping Monsanto and Dow on Maui. And please note that “Maui county” includes three major islands, Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.

There are a couple of points (bolded below) in the highlights I was not aware of, and may be new to you as well.

[Mahalo to Farida who FaceBooked this to my attention.]

“Both companies research and develop new varieties of corn in the county…

[*] “The lawsuit said Monsanto would have to substantially downsize its activity in the county, where it employs over 365 people and owns or leases more than 3,000 acres of farmland on Molokai and Maui islands. Mycogen Seeds, a unit of Dow AgroSciences, would shut down critical parts of its development and production operations in the county, and downsize its work force, the complaint said. Mycogen Seeds employs over 100 people and farms about 420 acres on Molokai. [insert tears here; as if other work opportunities would never come along for those people]

“Monsanto, along with other seed companies, researches crops on Oahu. Other seed companies conduct research at farms on Kauai.

About 90 per cent of all corn grown in the U.S. is genetically engineered and has been developed partially at Hawaii farms.

[*] “Thursday’s lawsuit said “a significant percentage of the corn seed planted in the U.S. have originated from Monsanto’s facilities in the county.

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Monsanto Sues Hawaii County Over GMO Ban

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Two leading developers of genetically engineered corn have sued Maui County to stop a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.

The lawsuit filed by Monsanto Co. and a Dow Chemical Co. unit in federal court in Honolulu asks a judge to immediately prevent the law from taking effect. It also seeks to invalidate the new law, which voters narrowly adopted during last week’s election after an intense campaign featuring $8 million in spending by the seed companies against the initiative.
Both companies research and develop new varieties of corn in the county. Hawaii’s warm weather enables the seed companies to grow more crop cycles each year, accelerating their research. Conducting the work in a U.S. state also helps the seed companies protect their intellectual property.

The lawsuit said Monsanto would have to substantially downsize its activity in the county, where it employs over 365 people and owns or leases more than 3,000 acres of farmland on Molokai and Maui islands. Mycogen Seeds, a unit of Dow AgroSciences, would shut down critical parts of its development and production operations in the county, and downsize its work force, the complaint said. Mycogen Seeds employs over 100 people and farms about 420 acres on Molokai.

Local businesses, seed company employees and the farm bureau joined the lawsuit as plaintiffs.

“This local referendum interferes with and conflicts with long-established state and federal laws that support both the safety and lawful cultivation of GMO plants,” John Purcell, Monsanto Hawaii’s business and technology lead, said in a statement.

The Maui law imposes a moratorium on the growing of genetically engineered crops until scientific studies are conducted on their safety and benefits. The moratorium would be lifted only after a vote by the Maui County Council.
The law, which doesn’t apply to crops in mid-growth cycle, goes into effect when officials certify the election results. That’s expected to happen late this month.

The case has been assigned to Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren, who earlier this year declared a Kauai County law regulating genetically modified crops was invalid because it was superseded by state law. The case is currently before a federal appeals court.

The Maui initiative’s authors sued the county in state court Wednesday to ensure the county implements the law.

Michael Carroll, their attorney, said they would request the federal court to hold off from deciding this case until the state court on Maui has ruled.

“A Maui Court is best equipped to decide any issues associated with the enforceability of the new GMO law,” Carroll said in a statement.
Maui County spokesman Rod Antone said the county was unable to comment because of pending litigation.

Monsanto, along with other seed companies, researches crops on Oahu. Other seed companies conduct research at farms on Kauai.
About 90 per cent of all corn grown in the U.S. is genetically engineered and has been developed partially at Hawaii farms.

Thursday’s lawsuit said “a significant percentage of the corn seed planted in the U.S. have originated from Monsanto’s facilities in the county.”

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https://ronmamita.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/how-monsanto-annihilated-a-paradise-turned-it-into-an-island-of-illness/
https://ronmamita.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/most-people-are-unaware-they-are-investors-in-toxic-monsanto/
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4 comments on “Monsanto may have inadvertently provided access to more of their toxic secrets
  1. Damon says:

    Reblogged this on Awakestate.

  2. We have a branch of Dow Agrosciences here in New Plymouth – it appears they used the New Plymouth site to manufacture the Agent Orange the US used in Vietnam. It was too controversial to manufacture it in the US, owing to known toxicities. Instead long time New Plymouth residents payed the price – with sky high rates of birth defects, male sterility, cancer and neurodevelopmental problems.

    • RonMamita says:

      in the 1970s I naively thought Dow chemicals would be permanently shut down as a business, for repeated mass killings (due to toxic pollution & factory accidents). The collection of mega international conglomerates have even more to answer for today with their crimes against humanity and other suspicious activities…

      Hopefully, the court findings will gain access to many corporate documents to reveal more of their dangerous secrets.

  3. RonMamita says:

    THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: FORMER BIOTECH SCIENTIST GMO SUPPORTER DOES ABOUT FACE

    http://gizadeathstar.com/2014/11/gmo-scrapbook-former-biotech-scientist-gmo-supporter-face/

    Yesterday I wrote about the GMO ban in Maui county of Hawaii, and about the GMO “industry’s” entirely predictable response. And at the risk of wearing out this subject, I want to talk about it again, and to reassert some points I’ve made on this website before with respect to this issue, because they bear repeating again.

    Dr. Thierry Vrain, a biotech scientist, and former supporter of GMOs and all their wonders, has now come out and completely repudiated his former support – and the “science” behind that support – of GMOs:

    Former Pro-GMO Biotech Scientist Admits GMOs Aren’t Safe, Refutes Claims by Monsanto

    I first want to draw your attention to this particular passage in the article:

    “Vrain thinks the public is being swindled. He believes we should all demand that government agencies replicate tests showing that GMOs are safe rather than rely on studies paid for by the biotech companies. He continues:

    “The Bt corn and soya plants that are now everywhere in our environment are registered as insecticides. But are these insecticidal plants regulated and have their proteins been tested for safety? Not by the federal departments in charge of food safety, not in Canada and not in the U.S.

    There are no long-term feeding studies performed in these countries to demonstrate the claims that engineered corn and soya are safe. All we have are scientific studies out of Europe and Russia, showing that rats fed engineered food die prematurely.

    These studies show that proteins produced by engineered plants are different than what they should be. Inserting a gene in a genome using this technology can and does result in damaged proteins. The scientific literature is full of studies showing that engineered corn and soya contain toxic or allergenic proteins.”

    “This science is actually only about 40 years old. It is all based on a theory of genetic manipulation hypothesized around 70 years ago – of the ONE GENE – meaning that each gene codes for one single protein. The Human Genome project proved this totally wrong.” (Boldface emphasis added)

    And there’s the rub: in the USA and Canada at least (we might to some extent include Australia here), no real independent government testing has been done at the bought-and-paid-for corrupt federal level; the independent science is not independent at all. If anything, the independent studies have been done at the state level, at places such as the University of Iowa; and that is why, as I blogged yesterday, opposition to GMOs and to companies and corporate “practices” of such morally bankrupt entities as Mon(ster)santo is occurring at a local level, and has begun to shift from “labeling” laws to outright moratoriums on GMO planting and testing.

    But there’s an even more important thing going on here, one suggested by comments at the beginning of the article, and raising the issue I have attempted to raise before, and which I do here again, in hopes that people understand the insane irrationality of any study – pro or con – to have settled the issue:

    “Monsanto openly admits “after 30” whole “years of research” that they are convinced GMOs are safe. Just one type of pine tree lives more than 5000 years, but yea – Monsanto has all of Mother Nature figured out in its 30 years of tinkering with genes.”

    In other words, there has not and never been any real long term intergenerational study of GMO effects on the environment, and on animal and human health. The claim is made that a mere thirty years of study is sufficient; and that, of course, in the face of millennia of agronomical practice and the careful selection of traits in seeds over several generations, is nonsense. At root, the claims of “scientific GMO safety” is a form of hubris, a hubris bought and paid for by corporate money and – calling a spade a spade – bribed government officials. The preponderance of reason would thus seem to have demanded that, whatever the science or its conclusions, a moratorium on wide spread GMO cultivation should have been maintained for at least three generations, if not longer. And there can be no corporate side-stepping of this issue: they knew they were playing with animal and human life itself, and in pursuit of their “bottom line,” simply didn’t, and don’t, care.

    Oh, and that honey bee colony collapse thing? Well,even though bees are essential to the pollination of plants of all types, and hence, essential to food cycles on earth, they don’t care about that either:

    37 Million Bees Found Dead in Canada After Large GMO Crop Planting

    And one more thing: the contamination is now so widespread that it may be unstoppable:

    End of Organic? Report Says GMO Crop Contamination Cannot Be Stopped

    Maybe it’s time for a class action, international lawsuit in every country against these companies, to be brought by the very governments they have tried buy, for damages against nature, crops, and crimes against humanity, because as I stated before, these companies are not for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Maybe it’s time to test the “science” before a jury, because labeling laws are a distraction from the real danger, the danger to life and the environment.

    See you on the flip side…

    (My thanks to all of you who shared these important articles).

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