USA Tried to Bully Europe to Grow GMO Crops

In his website, Dr. Mercola wrote:

Monsanto has a long and sordid history of manipulation and questionable business practices, so this latest development doesn’t really surprise me. It’s quite clear that the US government has been aiding and abetting Monsanto’s quest to control the world’s food crops, and as Jeffrey Smith says in the Democracy Now interview above, these leaked documents “lays bare the mechanics of that effort.”

According to U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, the Bush administration conspired to find ways to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified (GM) seeds, mainly by engaging in aggressive trade wars against reluctant nations.

Democracy Now on 23 December 2010 carried this report:

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Sought to Retaliate Against Europe over Monsanto GM Crops

The Guardian, UK on 3 January 2011 carried this report: The US embassy in Paris wanted to penalise the EU after France moved to ban a Monsanto GM corn variety.

The US embassy in Paris advised Washington to start a military-style trade war against any European Union country which opposed genetically modified (GM) crops, newly released WikiLeaks cables show.

In response to moves by France to ban a Monsanto GM corn variety in late 2007, the ambassador, Craig Stapleton, a friend and business partner of former US president George Bush, asked Washington to penalise the EU and particularly countries which did not support the use of GM crops.


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Side Effects: Death – Confessions of a Pharma Insider

Side Effects: Death is the true story of corruption, bribery and fraud written by Dr. John Virapen, who has been called THE Big Pharma Insider. During his 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry internationally (most notably as general manager of Eli Lilly and Company in Sweden), Virapen was responsible for the marketing of several drugs, all of them with side effects.

Pharmaceutical companies want to keep people sick.
They want to make them think that they are sick.
They increasingly target our children and they are killing them!
And they do this for one reason: Money!

Why do I know this? – I was a culprit myself.

During my 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry internationally, most notably as general manager of Eli Lilly and Company in Sweden, I was responsible for the market of several drugs, all of them with side effects.

My book Side Effects: Death is the true story of corruption, bribery and fraud.

I bribed a Swedish professor to enhance the registration of Prozac in Sweden ~ John Virapen

Pharmaceutical companies want to keep people sick. They want to make others think that they are sick. And they do this for one reason: money.

Did you know:
• Pharmaceutical companies invest more than 35,000 Euro (over $50,000) per physician each year to get them to prescribe their products?
• More than 75 percent of leading scientists in the field of medicine are “paid for” by the pharmaceutical industry?
• Corruption prevailed in the approval and marketing of drugs in some cases?
• Illnesses are made up by the pharmaceutical industry and specifically marketed to enhance sales and market shares for the companies in question?
• Pharmaceutical companies increasingly target children?

Listen to my true story…

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Doctors and Drug Companies

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P. wrote: When a great profession and the forces of capitalism interact, drama is likely to result. This has certainly been the case where the profession of medicine and the pharmaceutical industry are concerned.

In response to Blumenthal’s article, Laura A. Lambert, M.D. of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, wrote:

  • Blumenthal’s article (Oct. 28 issue) about the complex and controversial relationships between doctors and drug companies should provoke soul-searching on the part of all physicians who rationalize accepting gifts from the pharmaceutical industry.
  • The author invokes the social-science literature to illustrate how even the smallest gifts can be influential.
  • Despite the confidence expressed by many physicians that they are not influenced by the marketing efforts of pharmaceutical companies, an obvious indictment of their vulnerability is the annual $12 billion to $15 billion pharmaceutical marketing budget.
  • Doctors and drug companies justify these relationships by insisting that they benefit patients by means of physician education.
  • Blumenthal himself rationalizes that physician education by the pharmaceutical industry may lead to increased dispensing of drugs that are currently under-prescribed, thereby correcting “major adverse consequences for public health.
  • If the honest objective of these relationships is to benefit patients, then why are gifts from pharmaceutical companies necessary for physicians to do the right thing?

 

 

 

Doctors and Drug Companies: Still Cozy after All These Years

In an article: Doctors and Drug Companies: Still Cozy after All These Years, David Henry of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia, said:

The relationships between doctors and drug companies are controversial and have long been scrutinized by researchers, ethicists, professional bodies, and legislators.

In response to widely voiced concerns, drug companies are trying to reduce some of their more egregious activities, such as provision of lavish gifts and entertainment, and overly generous travel support, open-ended activities such as “unrestricted” research grants, “educational” grants, membership in speakers’ bureaus and advisory panels, consultancies, and stock-holding.

There is evidence that these types of ties are common among specialist physicians. Such activities have long been the focus of those who have questioned the relationships between doctors and drug companies.

Underlying all of these concerns is a belief that close ties between doctors and pharmaceutical companies have been shown to create the following negative effects:

1) they lead to inappropriate prescribing that can harm patients;

2) they create divided loyalties for doctors between the health system, their patients, and manufacturing companies, which is a conflict of commitment as well as a conflict of interest;

3) they lead to use of unnecessary and expensive medications with consequent costs falling on health care systems and patients;

4) they may lead to medicalisation of human variation, i.e., “disease-mongering”; and

5) they diminish the professional standing of doctors in the eyes of the public and governments, which leads to a reduced ability to advocate for the health of patients, for the public, and on behalf of the profession.

 

MSG and Aspartame Promote Cancer Growth

Excitotoxins have been found to dramatically promote cancer growth and metastasis. In fact, one aspartame researcher noticed that, when cancer cells were exposed to aspartame, they became more mobile, and you see the same effect with MSG. It also causes a cancer cell to become more mobile, and that enhances metastasis, or spread. These MSG-exposed cancer cells developed all of these pseudopodians and started moving through tissues, which is one of the earlier observations from cancer.

When you increase the glutamate level, cancer just grows like wildfire, and then when you block glutamate, it dramatically slows the growth of the cancer.

Click here to read the Interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock on devastating health effects of MSG, aspartame and excitotoxins.

Avoid These Hidden Sources Of MSG In Foods

As discussed previously, the glutamate (MSG) manufacturers and the processed food industries are always on a quest to disguise the MSG added to food. Below is a partial list of the most common names for disguised MSG. Remember, the powerful excitotoxins, aspartate and L-cystine, are also frequently added to foods. According to FDA rules these require NO LABELING AT ALL.

Food Additives that ALWAYS contain MSG
Monosodium Glutamate
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Hydrolyzed Protein
Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
Plant Protein Extract
Sodium Caseinate
Calcium Caseinate
Yeast Extract
Textured Protein (Including TVP)
Autolyzed Yeast
Hydrolyzed Oat Flour
Corn Oil

Food Additives That FREQUENTLY Contain MSG
Malt Extract
Malt Flavoring
Bouillon
Broth
Stock
Flavoring
Natural Flavors/Flavoring
Natural Beef Or Chicken Flavoring
Seasoning
Spices

Food Additives That MAY Contain MSG Or Excitotoxins
Carrageenan
Enzymes
Soy Protein Concentrate
Soy Protein Isolate
Whey Protein Concentrate
Protease Enzymes of various sources can release excitotoxin amino acids from food proteins.

Aspartame
Aspartame is a sweetener made from two amino acids, phenylalanine and the excitotoxin aspartate. It should be avoided at all costs. It is implicated in everything from blindness to headaches to convulsions. Sold under dozens of brand names such as NutraSweet and Equal, aspartame breaks down within 20 minutes at room temperature into several primary toxic and dangerous ingredients:
1. DKP (diketopiperazine) (When ingested, converts to a near duplicate of
a powerful brain tumor causing agent)
2. Formic Acid (ant venom)
3. Formaldehyde (embalming fluid)
4. Methanol (causes blindness…extremely dangerous substance)

Common Examples
Diet soft drinks, sugar free gums, sugar free Kool Aid, Crystal Light, childrens’ medications, and thousands of other products claiming to be ‘low calorie’, ‘diet’, or ‘sugar free’.

A Final Note…
Dr. Blaylock recounted a meeting with a senior executive in the food additive industry who told him point blank that these excitotoxins are going to be in our food no matter how many name changes are necessary.

Excitotoxins are a terrible threat to our health, yet the government allows these known (proven) toxins to be added to our food.

Excitotoxins – The Taste that Kills

What are excitotoxins? The word excitotoxin is derived from two words, excite and toxin. A ‘toxin’ is a poison. So excitotoxin is a poison that excites any brain cell it encounters until it dies. These substances are usually amino acids – sounds rather natural and harmless but when these react with specialized receptors in the brain in such a way as to lead to destruction of certain types of brain cells. 

Do you really need excitotoxins in foods? No! They are all used to alter the taste of food. MSG or sodium salt of glutamate, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, and natural flavoring are used to enhance the taste of food so that it tastes better. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener –  more popularly recognized by its trade names Nutrasweet and Equal. 

Why are they toxic? This amino acid is a normal neurotransmitter in the brain. In fact, it is the most commonly used neurotransmitter by the brain. Defenders of MSG and aspartame use, usually say: How could a substance that is used normally by the brain cause harm? This is because, glutamate, as a neurotransmitter, exists in the extracellular fluid only in very, very small concentrations – no more than 8 to 12uM. When the concentration of this transmitter rises above this level the neurons begin to fire abnormally. At higher concentrations, the cells undergo a specialized process of delayed cell death known as excitotoxicity, that is, they are excited to death. 

It should also be appreciated that the effects of excitotoxin food additives generally are not dramatic. Some individuals may be especially sensitive and develop severe symptoms and even sudden death from cardiac irritability, but in most instances the effects are subtle and develop over a long period of time. A survey conducted in 1976 found that 25 percent of the public had adverse reactions after having eaten at a Chinese restaurant. This became known as the Chinese Restaurant  Syndrome. 

Why Are Exitotoxins – often called “flavor enhancers” –  Added ton Food? There is only one answer to that question – Money. If you think a food tastes particularly good, you will tend to eat more of it, right? MSG makes food taste shockingly better than it would without it is why it is added to substandard, cheap foods. All processed children’s foods have excitotoxins among the ingredients. 

Hidden Excitotoxins in Foods: Excitotoxins are not present in just a few foods, but rather in almost all processed foods. In many cases they are being added in disguised forms, such as natural flavoring, spices, yeast extract, textured protein, soy protein extract, etc. Also, liquid forms of excitotoxins, as occurs in soups, gravies and diet soft drinks are more toxic than that added to solid foods. This is because they are more rapidly absorbed and reach higher blood levels.

If These are Toxic, Why Are Allowed in Foods?
Dr. George Schwartz in the foreword of the book wrote: “Our watchdogs have become industry pussy cats and the “research” supposedly demonstrating safety is deeply flawed.”