Monsanto’s Latest Contribution – White Phosphorus
Monsanto- the company who started making seeds in a laboratory with built-in fertilizer known as GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)- is far from just a seed and pesticide corporation: it also has a long history of being involved with chemical weapons, as anyone who is familiar with Agent Orange knows.
Monsanto has long sought to deny accusations and disassociate itself with its history of Agent Orange involvement, but the truth is undeniable. Now, redacted U.S. Army documents have surfaced linking Monsanto to another horrific chemical weapon of war: white phosphorus, which has been used against people in the Gaza Strip (most recently), El Salvador, Lebanon, and other countries including Vietnam, during the war.
White phosphorous is a chemical-based weapon that is capable of “sticking” to skin. It can burn through many types of surfaces causing horrific injuries to all who come in contact with it. It is characterized by large clouds of toxic smoke.
It is officially still not recognized as a chemical weapon! But, it is considered an incendiary weapon (means any weapon or munition which is primarily designed to set fire to objects or to cause burn injury to persons through the action of flame, heat, or combination thereof, produced by a chemical reaction of a substance delivered on the target). That makes it internationally banned for use in civilian areas, and yet that’s exactly what has happened in the Gaza Strip, which is currently under an occupation and has suffered terrifying injuries and infrastructure damage.
According to the documents, Monsanto provided both the Israeli and U.S. militaries with white phosphorous as early as 2009. These documents were recently published by the website YourNewsWire.com. They show that Monsanto provided Israel with 180,000 pounds of white phosphorous, which was used in Gaza on Palestinians in 2008, and 2009. The site linked to the U.S. Federal Business Opportunities website, where the documents are hosted.
Israel’s use of white phosphorous in densely populated civilian areas constitutes a war crime according to a 71-page document from the international Human Rights Watch non-profit:
“In Gaza, the Israeli military didn’t just use white phosphorus in open areas as a screen for its troops,” said Fred Abrahams, a HRW senior emergencies researcher.
“It fired white phosphorus repeatedly over densely populated areas, even when its troops weren’t in the area and safer smoke shells were available. As a result, civilians needlessly suffered and died.”
Monsanto, the company that remains prominently responsible and involved in the production of the food you may eat, via GMO’s- through its seed production and farming operations- is the sole provider of this horrific weapon according to these documents.
Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide
According to Dr. Mercola, in March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), determined glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, to be a “probable carcinogen” (Class 2A).
This determination was based on evidence showing the popular weed killer can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung cancer in humans, along with “convincing evidence” it can also cause cancer in animals.
Monsanto has maintained that the classification as a carcinogen is wrong and continues to tout glyphosate (and Roundup) as one of the safest pesticides on the planet.
However, they’ve now been slapped with a growing number of lawsuits (over 700) alleging they long knew that Roundup’s glyphosate could harm human health.
Read more about the growing number of lawsuits against Monsanto HERE.
GMO Class Action Lawsuits
We must learn about these lawsuits through RT (a Russian news source) because the United States is still a large supporter of the deadly bio-tech giant who likes to serve up poison as food to its buyers.
According to RT, American Farmers have launched at least two class action lawsuits against Monsanto following the discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat growing in the Pacific Northwest.
Who’s Worried About Lawsuits?
Monsanto is being sued right and left and sales for GMO’s have declined rapidly for the last 12 months, but they are not too worried about it, as long as they still have a market for WAR and creating deadly gas to spray on people… Oh! And did I mention that Monsanto is now entering the new rapidly climbing demand for organics? Yes, Monsanto did not want to be left out of this market! They are now buying up organic foods and organic farms so they don’t feel left out. Find out more about foods to avoid HERE.