In the old days they did eat the poisons!They at least truly believed it when the manufacturers claimed the toxic poisons were perfectly safe enough to eat! This is clipped from the record of the 1946 campaign to check an epidemic of malaria in the Kipsigis tribal reserve in the Kisumu district of north-west Kenya by spraying village huts with DDT. A team of public health workers are sent into the rural areas to convince villagers that spraying their huts with DDT will help stop the disease. When the skeptical tribal headman, Arap Kipkoi, resists DDT as poisonous, the British officer has DDT sprayed on a bowl of porridge and then eats a mouthful to prove DDT is not dangerous.Unfortunately that guy is now dead.
Can we trust Monsanto’s GMO seeds and Glyphosate?
Nowadays, it’s common knowledge that DDT causes cancer. But a long time ago, Monsanto told us it was safe.They also said Agent Orange was safe.
Monsanto began manufacturing DDT in 1944. Then we found out how toxic DDT was and it was finally banned in the the United States in 1972.
“…Girls who had levels of the chemical in their blood during that crucial developmental period were five times more likely to get breast cancer years later than were girls who had the lowest levels. That fivefold increase is a bigger boost in risk than is now attributed to hormone replacement therapy or having a close relative with breast cancer.” (Source: Washington Post)
The chemical industry's stronghold over many of the world's largest and most influential regulatory trendsetters appears to be waning after the World Health Organization (WHO), defying the propaganda endorsements of U.S. regulatory agencies, found that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, which contains the weed-killing chemical glyphosate, "probably" causes cancer in animals and humans.
Wow with these metals prices Revett Mining Company share owners and workers got a great deal! The share owners would have got a lot less with bankruptcy and the workers would be looking for new jobs.
I am a Hecla share owner and can tell you that you should keep your Hecla shares and even buy more if you can.The metals price will not stay below production costs for long and if they swing to the other extreme your HL shares may be way North of a hundred dollars each!
Wow actual is usually way more than inferred.So really about 25 Billion Pounds?
I checked the price of copper on APMEX and EBAY and the cheapest was:
10 POUND LB COPPER BAR *RUSTIC* COPPER ELEMENT BAR* MASSIVE INGOT 160 OZ 1-5-10
8 available / 30 sold
So doing the math we can sing "Good times are here again! Were in the money"
Huge Hedge Funds are starting to dump Monsanto completely!
Blue Ridge Capital Exits entire Position in Monsanto
By Adam Rogers • Mar 26, 2015 12:52 pm EDT
Blue Ridge Capital and Monsanto
Blue Ridge Capital has exited its position in Monsanto (MON). The investment represented 4.06% of the hedge fund’s overall portfolio. The fund sold all 3,050,000 shares.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
“We believe consumers have a right to know what they are eating and we will fight to give consumers the right to choose whether or not to buy genetically engineered foods.” — Jean Halloran, Director of Food Policy Initiatives at Consumers Union
Demand your right to know!
GMO-NO If ever there was a time to stand up for your right to know what’s in your food, it’s now. State lawmakers and voters all across the country are considering bills and measure to label genetically engineered foods sold in the state. Click here to learn more about what is happening in your state.
Labeling gives your family more information about the foods you buy, with little impact on grocery costs. But Monsanto and the rest of the biotech industry doesn’t want you to know what’s in your food, and is pulling out the stops to kill it.
For more than two decades, Consumers Union has supported labeling genetically engineered food, so consumers can make informed choices for both health and the environment.
Sounds like another Bhopal India type toxic release!
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of dangerous chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the agreement involving the biotechnology company's Soda Springs facilities.
Federal officials say the chemicals released are hazardous and can pose serious health risks.
Sentiment: Strong Sell