In the NPR article I just read, the writer says glyphosate causes little harm..., then provides you with a link to some specs for glyphosate where it states
"Questionnaires filled out by farm operators and eligible couples collected during the Ontario Farm Family Health Study suggested that there was an association between preconception exposure to pesticide products containing glyphosate and elevated risks of late spontaneous abortion."
Well, spontaneous abortion, that sounds pretty serious to me, but that's the kind of double talk and stupidity you routinely get from the zeros that support Monsanto. This company is a curse and should go out of business.
Study suggested that poor government and corruption caused systemic dis-regulation of the marketing and administration of antibiotics, thereby causing higher levels of anti-biotic resistance.
"The team found resistance levels were higher when healthcare was performed by the private sector."
I don't think its a far stretch of the imagination to make an analogy to the problems we are having with chemical companies and the proliferation of toxic chemicals in our environment, which are even now found in infants' blood. What a shameful performance. Forbes and Atlantic Magazines found US ranked last compared to 10 other countries in one study and 17 other countries in another study. Unchecked chemical contamination is killing us so some corporations can show big quarterly returns.
Hate to tell you this. Roundup is supposed to kill weeds, not animals. Humans have many metabolic pathways in common with insects, frogs and little animals that provide all sorts of benefits for the soil, so if your insects are negatively impacted by Roundup or don't like it, then it's not good for humans either.
Stem Cell Engineering will enable quantum leaps in human capabilities un-modified by bio-mechanics. independent of mechanics. All humans will love working and using innate physical and mental capabilities. War and manufacturing will be largely unnecessary because everyone will be happy and content to sit in the lotus position, have tantric sex, meditate, and eat organic food grown in local fields. No necessity to go to Mars. No more neurosis. We will clean up and enjoy earth and be perfectly fulfilled. There will be no need to speak, because everyone will know what everybody else is thinking.
Things don't have to be perceived in order to exist. The universe existed before the evolution of humans from sea creatures. the world didn't exist differently, it was just perceived differently. And when human ancestors were microbes swimming around in the ocean, yes the universe still existed as it was perceived to a lesser degree by our eyeless and earless and mindless aquatic progenitors. So take a step back to a pre-life earth and the universe still exists, the physics are the same, the structure and interaction of energy and matter is the same. Our perception is limited because intelligence is a hierarchy and the quality of human perception of the universe we sense that we live in is only slightly superior to the appreciation of fine art possessed by a bug crawling around on the surface of a Picasso in an art museum. The best stem cell mission for Ocata is to develop a mind science division that is applied to increase human intelligence and wisdom. That is intellectual leverage, as Archimedes said, "Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I will move the earth", because the highest priority of humans, now that we are here, is survival and to sustain the conditions which support intelligent and evolving human life.
Search "San Diego sues Monsanto over PCB pollution"
Monsanto has a long history of putting profits before quality of life. New leadership needed here.
The key to the 10-K is on Page 1, "An Overview of Regenerative Medicine". "Cell therapies such as those we are developing, have the potential to offer a complete solution for complex physiologic processes, in ways, or through mechanisms which are not expected to be attainable using traditional small-molecule or protein therapeutics."
Big money will get behind this as continuous testing confirms its value, if big pharma doesn't like it they will lose out. It happens.
Good article mentions CCR5 editing being possible functional cure for AIDS and mentions Calimmune's clinical trial:
" The trial is not the first gene-editing technology to reach human clinical trials — Calimmune in July 2013 treated its first patient in a Phase I/II study using a different gene-editing method, for example — but it is significant because it potentially could lead to a cure, rather than chronic treatment, for HIV.
Reference to this article was found on message board for OCAT and ICELL. Mentions Calimmune. Good positive article talking about possible functional cure for AIDS:
"The trial is not the first gene-editing technology to reach human clinical trials — Calimmune in July 2013 treated its first patient in a Phase I/II study using a different gene-editing method, for example — but it is significant because it potentially could lead to a cure, rather than chronic treatment, for HIV.
Check out March 2015 AARP Bulletin story by Peter Jaret "An End to Blindness" Last paragraph on first page mentions OCATA and contains the following quote "The holy grail of research to treat macular degeneration, though, is finding ways to regenerate healthy cells to replace those damaged by disease." Check it out. Stem cells are the holy grail. That's not a bad comparison and AARP Bulletin has a rather large subscribership.
Market conditions are changing fast for this new industry and for this company, there is a lot of volatility now with various things being tested and approved for a new paradigm in regenerative medicine, so the company is just reacting to those conditions so to optimize its position in the market. They certainly didn't withdraw the shares anticipating they were going to do worse so they probably are planning to do better. This is an experienced management team so they know what they are doing. I saw a lot of negative comments in the days leading up to the up-listing and the announcement of new patent approvals. Maybe it's just human nature to be apprehensive when you're not getting good news every day.