The US Goverment and Monsanto have a real history with cancer causing products connecting the two repeatedly for over a century.
In 1902, Monsanto's first product was none other than saccharin. Between the years of 1903 and 1905 their entire saccharin production was shipped to a growing soft drink company based in Georgia called Coca-Cola. In 1904 Monsanto introduced caffeine and vanillin to the growing soft drink industry.
In 1985, G.D. Searle & Company bought Monsanto. At this point Monsanto became even more involved in pharmaceuticals and the sweetener industry. In addition, NutraSweet was acquired by Monsanto.
Here are a few interesting facts on how Aspartame a carcinogenic product got past the FDA;
- In 1985 Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle, the chemical company that held the patent to aspartame, the active ingredient in NutraSweet. Monsanto was apparently untroubled by aspartame's clouded past, including a 1980 FDA Board of Inquiry, comprised of three independent scientists, which confirmed that it "might induce brain tumors."
- The FDA had actually banned aspartame based on this finding, only to have Searle Chairman Donald Rumsfeld (currently the Secretary of Defense) vow to "call in his markers," to get it approved.
- On January 21, 1981, the day after Ronald Reagan's inauguration, Searle re-applied to the FDA for approval to use aspartame in food sweetener, and Reagan's new FDA commissioner, Arthur Hayes Hull, Jr., appointed a 5-person Scientific Commission to review the board of inquiry's decision.
- It soon became clear that the panel would uphold the ban by a 3-2 decision, but Hull then installed a sixth member on the commission, and the vote became deadlocked. He then personally broke the tie in aspartame's favor. Hull later left the FDA under allegations of impropriety, served briefly as Provost at New York Medical College, and then took a position with Burston-Marsteller, the chief public relations firm for both Monsanto and GD Searle. Since that time he has never spoken publicly about aspartame.
As many of you have read Marijuana is known to cure cancer yet the FDA has avoided changing its status as Schedule 1 Cotrolled Substance. Just moments ago I went to the FDA website and searched for marijuana and this was the first hit;
Marijuana is listed in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the most restrictive schedule. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which administers the CSA, continues to support that placement and FDA concurred because marijuana met the three criteria for placement in Schedule I under 21 U.S.C. 812(b)(1) (e.g., marijuana has a high potential for abuse, has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and has a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision). Furthermore, there is currently sound evidence that smoked marijuana is harmful. A past evaluation by several Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), concluded that no sound scientific studies supported medical use of marijuana for treatment in the United States, and no animal or human data supported the safety or efficacy of marijuana for general medical use. There are alternative FDA-approved medications in existence for treatment of many of the proposed uses of smoked marijuana.
Here is a study of marijuana and 17 FDA approved drugs and death statistics, please take time to look at the charts on the link below the quote;
Much of the medical marijuana discussion has focused on the safety of marijuana compared to the safety of FDA-approved drugs. On June 24, 2005 ProCon.org sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to find the number of deaths caused by marijuana compared to the number of deaths caused by 17 FDA-approved drugs. Twelve of these FDA-approved drugs were chosen because they are commonly prescribed in place of medical marijuana, while the remaining five FDA-approved drugs were randomly selected because they are widely used and recognized by the general public.
If you followed the link you have seen the 17 FDA approved drugs have been the primary cause of over 10,000 deaths, marijuana has been the primary cause of 0 deaths. Strange that the FDA is denying Americans the safest of the 18 drugs charted in the study. Then again Marijuana is not a drug rather it is a very safe medicinal herb that can cure and prevent cancer as well as many other diseases.
At this point we have barley scratched the surface of Monsanto and their known cancer causing products, but we see that the FDA approved Aspartame because of the influence of Donald Rumsfeld. The safe Medicinal Herb Marijuana which is known to cure and prevent cancer is still a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, so the medical community in the USA can not test its medicinal benefits!
Recent reports say that 60% to 80% of the corn in the US is GMO, so I encourage everyone to boycott corn products while buying your groceries. Lets send a message to Wall Street "No GMO's for dinner" Boycott Corn!