Monsanto Launches War On Scientists, Says Science Will Ruin Their Business

monsanto scienceBrandon Turbeville

A new battle is now raging over glyphosate (Roundup weed killer) on the heels of the California decision to require a cancer warning on the pesticide at the state level.Faced with having to defend a proven danger to public health in a court of law, as well as having to face tighter scrutiny in the EU, the chemical industry is lashing out at some members of the scientific community who dare to say what is. Namely, that glyphosate is detrimental to human health and the environment.

The spearhead of the new battle strategy, is the Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research (CAPHR). While CAPHR has such a nice sounding name to it, it was actually formed in February 2017 by the American Chemistry Council, an umbrella group representing the chemical industry whose membership includes Monsanto as well as other major, industrial chemical companies.

The purpose of the CAPHR is essentially to combat and discredit the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which is a unit of the World Health Organization. Back in March 2015, an IARC scientific team declared glyphosate to be a “probable human carcinogen.” The declaration came after an extensive review of the research published on the subject.

Ever since, Monsanto and other multi-national chemical giants have gone after the IARC. Monsanto and friends have made demands, engaged in its typical bullying and threats and has even attempted legal maneuvers to get its way.

One of these methods included lobbying the U.S. House of Representatives to cut funding to the IARC. While one can scarcely argue with the need to reduce the United States’ unwieldy and disproportionate funding of the United Nations and related UN organizations, Monsanto is lobbying to destroy the IARC simply because the IARC represents a threat to a portion of its profits.

Essentially, we are seeing a battle within the scientific community, which is being waged by corporations and industry scientists against scientists which are more independent. The CAPHR has even gone on Twitter rants accusing IARC scientists of “making sensational claims,” making conclusions “that can’t be trusted” and using “questionable methodologies.”

In court, Monsanto is quite openly arguing that California should not be allowed to require a warning on Roundup (glyphosate) because the decision would hurt the company’s finances. In other words, profits over people.

Because of the IARC classification, court records are beginning to show that attorneys are now building cases around the IARC statements. Already, Monsanto has turned over 6 million pages of documents through the court system as a result of being sued by cancer victims’ families.

Monsanto is counting on the EPA, whose position on glyphosate has been quite liberal. Of course, activists have, for a long time, criticized the EPA, for being influenced by Monsanto.

As environmental lawyer Charlie Tebbut says, “the pesticide industry recognizes it’s on the defensive. It’s doing everything it can to transform reality.”

Image: CC BY 2.0 Mike Mozart

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Brandon Turbevillearticle archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at)

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  • WillDippel

    As shown in this article, Monsanto has a long history of covering up issues that arise from its product line:

    This is one company that has a heritage that should not be forgotten.

    • Lynn Walker

      Considering the fact that Monsanto is a US corporation, and that corporations exist as a privilege that can be revoked at any time for any reason, and that Monsanto operates as though it was an enemy of the American people, is there any reason why WE THE PEOPLE should not just DEMAND the revocation of the corporate status if this dangerous organization? Put ’em out of business and be done with all of this nonsense.

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    This article touches on a subject that after full investigation through multiple sources demonstrates that what we regard as “science” is nothing other than corporate-managed propaganda, or “lies” as we refer to it in plain english.

    In fact, science is not science at all, but a practice to delude the public through the assertion that certain knowledge is “fact”. This is not to say that all scientists are corrupt, but the general body of scientific knowledge, as a whole, is absolutely corrupted and therefore completely unreliable and useless.

    This is not coming from the mouth of a born again, but from a former scientist who recognizes the fraud in the system that renders it a complete lie.

    If you learned from science, for instance:
    that the universe began with an explosion
    that the universe sprang from nothing
    that species evolve into higher forms
    that men visited the moon
    that life originated from a combination of chemicals triggered by electrical charge
    that consciousness, intelligence, mind and ego are produced by matter

    then you have been lied to by corporate-sponsored social managers who deliberately misinform you so as to render you powerless.

    The practice of premise, experimentation, conclusion and peer review has been replaced by the the practice of money buys whatever statements of fact it wants from anyone it identifies as an “expert” on the topic.

    Absorb the lies of science at your own peril.

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    No doubt about it — Monsanto and the agrochemical industry will use any dirty trick they can find to spread and defend their corporate, pseudoscience and attack any independent science that disagrees or interferes with its profits. These irresponsible, greedy corporations need to be held accountable.


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