Food, Faith & Hope…that is the spin Monsanto gave to stockholders and the general public when plotting to change their image from the creators of life-destroying Agent Orange and PCBs to the humanitarian developers and pushers of Glyphosate weedkiller and GMO seeds. All of Monsanto’s legacy chemical products are now known to be toxic. And in one form or another, are still contaminating our lives. Their history is as convoluted as it has been profitable…
Delaware’s Attorney General (AG) has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto for PCB contamination–and the subsequent costs of clean-up of these toxins. The lawsuit argues that Monsanto manufactured the toxic chemicals for decades, despite knowing the dangers they posed to the environment and public health.
Researchers have discovered toxic industrial chemicals in the organs of fetuses conceived decades after many countries had banned the substances.
New scientific research has linked autism to chemicals commonly found in U.S. household products, personal care products and food: PCBs, Phthalates, Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Pesticides. More specifically, the study found that women who are exposed to these toxic chemicals while pregnant are more likely to have autistic children.
In addition to settlements for PCB and Dicamba, aspirin giant, pharmaceutical-agricultural chemicals company Bayer says it will pay up to $10.9 billion to settle a lawsuit over subsidiary Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup.
The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental contaminants. In this study, scientists reviewed the research linking dozens of chemicals present in our personal care products, home care products, general environment and our food to changes in the gut microbiome and associated health challenges.
New scientific research has demonstrated that exposure to dioxin, a common toxic chemical in industrial pollution, during pregnancy can harm the immune system of offspring and that this injury is passed along to subsequent generations, weakening the body’s defenses against infections such as the influenza virus. Exposure to dioxin in pregnancy occurs primarily in the food humans eat.
They have been banned for years, but they are still in the environment–and in your food–and they have now been linked to premature death. Despite the ban, PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) decompose very slowly and are stored in fatty tissue, so they remain present in animals and humans today.
A new study based on modeling shows that though banned in 1979, PCB industrial chemicals (polychlorinated biphenyls) are lingering in the … More