Sunday, May 6, 2012
The People vs. Monsanto: How the lying giant prevailed
May 6, 2012
By: Hesh Goldstein
(NaturalNews) On Wednesday, April 25th, the hearing was held to label GMOs on Oahu. I had the rare privilege to be the first testifier. My points were simple and to the point.
1. The Monsanto people will blatantly lie about no testing ever being done or any reports showing adverse health effects of GMOs being sprayed with Monsanto's Roundup.
2. That we are a government of, for and by the people. Not the Corporation.
3. That all the members of the County Council had in their possession the 52 page, 356 referenced report compiled by Antoniou et al, in 2011, indicating that Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, with glyphosate as its active ingredient, caused birth defects, embryonic deaths, lung, kidney, heart and skeletal malformations, endocrine disruptions, human cell death, DNA damage, cancer, and Parkinson-related brain damage.
4. That the council members were elected by the people and had a fiduciary responsibility to serve and protect the people at all costs.
5. That since we elected them we can also de-elect them.
6. That we have 65 Legislators that were genetically modified, having taking campaign funds from Monsanto, and that did not count our Governor, our state Dept. of Agriculture employees, the Attorney General employees, and members of the Council.
Six Monsanto employees that did exactly what I said they would do immediately followed me. Not only did they lie about any testing being done that proved adverse health effects due to Roundup glyphosate spraying, but said that GMOs were no different from any other food and as such did not have to be labeled.
I stood up and shouted that they were lying. I had the report in my hand and told them that each council member had a copy of the report. The Council Chairman freaked out and told me if I had another outburst I would be physically removed from the hearing.
All in all there were at least 40 people that testified in favor of the labeling bill with only six against - the Monsanto employees.
When it came time for the vote it was four for and four against. The bill got killed.
The next day I emailed the four that voted against the bill and explained to that they were an insult to the people that elected them and a few more scathing words. One of the four, Nestor Garcia, has never voted in favor of the people. In fact, he was one of two that voted to fluoridate our water supply.
The four that voted against the people and voted in favor of the pimp were:
It may or may not have an effect but if they could be buried with negative emails indicating how disgraceful their behavior was to the people that elected them it could have a positive future effect. In any case, it will let them know that their actions did not go unnoticed. Those that are arrogant need to be humbled. So, I humbly ask you to bury them with chastising comments.
What I learned from all of this is that the politicians in Hawaii have sold their souls to the devil, Monsanto. I guess it's hard for people to bite the hand that feeds them.
For us, the fight is not over. We have to become more organized, attract more people from a grassroots level, become more outspoken and strong, and not give up.
The fight will go on!
P.S. Martin and Anderson took money from Monsanto and Garcia, as head of the Monsanto area Chamber of Commerce having many GMO companies on its membership list gets paid $60,000.
Let them know that we know.
About the author:
I have been doing a weekly radio show in Honolulu since 1981 called "Health Talk". In 2007 I was "forced" to get a Masters degree in Nutrition because of all the doctors that would call in asking for my credentials. They do not call in anymore. Going to www.healthtalkhawaii.com enables you, among other things, to listen to the shows. I am an activist. In addition to espousing an organic vegan diet for optimum health, I am strongly opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation and everything else that the pimps (Big Pharma, Monsanto and the large food companies) and the hookers (the doctors, the government agencies, the public health officials, and the mainstream media) thrust upon us, the tricks.
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