GMO war in Hawaii: EPA liars on parade

GMO war in Hawaii: EPA liars on parade

EPA testimony on Monsanto pesticides

by Jon Rappoport

April 27, 2015

NoMoreFakeNews.com

“There is a great big elephant in the room for regulatory agencies. It’s the combined effect of many different chemicals acting together on the human body. For example, five different pesticides arriving in your food at once. The agencies don’t want to think about that. They don’t want to run those tests. They want to pretend there is no elephant at all.” (Notes for AIDS Inc., Jon Rappoport)

The date was July 1, 2014. The County government of Maui held a hearing.

It was labeled “POLICY AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, Council of the County of Maui, MINUTES, July 1, 2014” (via County of Maui: Council – Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee (2013-2014))

The purpose? Gain knowledge about the upcoming ballot measure that, if passed, would put a temporary block on all Monsanto/Dow secret GMO experiments in Maui County, pending a complete investigation.

Four months later, the ballot measure did pass—and then Monsanto sued, the vote was suspended, and the case has dragged on in federal court.

But on July 1, 2014, key testimony by the EPA [US Environmental Protection Agency] revealed a massive hole in their regulatory oversight and their “science.”

Put simply, it’s this: the EPA evaluates the toxic impact of pesticides by examining each chemical compound separately—but completely ignores the potential harm that results from these compounds acting together.

No outsider knows exactly how many pesticides Monsanto and Dow have been testing in Maui County. No outsider knows their precise composition. No outsider knows how many of these pesticides are labeled “restricted use,” meaning they are highly toxic.

So naturally, any sane scientist would demand to know all these details; and then he would develop and run tests to discover what harm to health the various chemical combinations would create.

But this is not the EPA’s position.

The EPA has a “divide and conquer” strategy: ignore the obvious fact that dozens of chemicals, entering the body, will have effects beyond what each chemical, separately, will cause.

This is purposeful EPA “see no evil.”

Here are key statements EPA representatives put on the record at the 2014 Maui hearing:

COUNCILMEMBER COCHRAN: …So do you folks test combinations of pesticides in determining, you know, your reasonable, unreasonable impacts?

MR. [BILL] JORDAN [EPA]: We do in some areas and in other areas, we don’t. Where pesticides have what’s called a common mechanism of toxicity, we will take into account the fact that exposure to chemical A and chemical B is likely to add up. When chemicals do not have a common mechanism of toxicity, then our regulatory approach is to treat them as not being additive. This is consistent with advice that the National Academy of Sciences gave in a report they released in April of 2013 on assessing risks to, of pesticides to wildlife. So generally speaking, we try to look at situations where there are common mechanisms but we don’t anticipate any synergistic interactions in the absence of that.”

Later on in the hearing, Dr. Lorrin Pang testifies that the EPA is completely misinterpreting the “advice of the National Academy of Sciences.”

Jordan’s chilling remark about the EPA not anticipating any synergistic interactions is, surely, willful ignorance. It’s on the level of saying, “If you ingest 20 or 30 toxic chemicals, there’s no reason to suspect they’ll produce problems together, beyond their individual ability to cause harm. We don’t need to consider that possibility.”

Patently absurd. And insane.


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The EPA’s Jordan, later in his testimony, also defends glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, which the World Health Organization has just labeled “a probably carcinogen.” Jordan states that, “as far as herbicides go, this is one of the safer products and as authorized for use by EPA, it does not cause any unreasonable risks to people or to the environment.”

Finally, Jordan doubles down on his pronouncement that there is no need to test pesticides for their combined harm to health. Claiming that the National Academy of Sciences is the champion of good sense, Jordan states:

“They advised us that it’s really not practical to obtain test data on mixtures [of different pesticides acting together to cause harm]…[and] if the exposure to the [individual pesticide] components are gonna be kept at a level that does not have any adverse effect on its own, then you should not expect any kind of combined effect to occur.”

This is on the level of asserting that, since a few familiar chemical compounds don’t, individually, cause explosions, then combining them in a barrel and connecting them to a fuse and lighting the fuse should be no problem.

It would take a sixth-grader, with a reasonably good science course under his belt, about 30 seconds to refute Mr. Jordan and the EPA.

But that Agency isn’t worried about criticism. It has other issues on its collective mind. For example, providing cover for Monsanto and Dow and their pesticides.

Last November, the citizens of Maui made their voices heard. They voted to place a temporary stop on all local Monsanto/Dow GMO experimentation, pending a complete investigation into its details. Monsanto and their allies immediately sued, the case went to federal court, and the vote has remained unenforced ever since.

That’s called justice.

And now you see the EPA has absolutely no interest in ever doing inspections in Maui, to see what the combined effects of Monsanto/Dow pesticides are on the population.

More of the same kind of justice.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

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16 comments on “GMO war in Hawaii: EPA liars on parade

  1. onlyonemaui says:

    “SLEEPY MAUI COUNTY”…..”MORE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS”….

    No outsider knows exactly how many pesticides Monsanto and Dow have been testing in Maui County. (NO-ONE BUT MONSANTO)

    No outsider knows their precise composition. No outsider knows how many of these pesticides are labeled “restricted use,” meaning they are highly toxic. (WERE TALKING ABOUT XX-POISON)

    AND THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION NEVER ANSWERED (WHICH IS WHY THEY ARE “FIGHTING US”…..WITH MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS…)…!!

    NOBODY KNOWS…..
    “EXACTLY” HOW MANY OF THESE “HIGHLY TOXIC RESTRICTED EXPERIMENTAL CHEMICALS”…. ARE BEING USED/TESTED IN-CONJUNCTION WITH EACH OTHER HERE ON MAUI & MOLOKAI..

    THEY OWN…(BECAUSE OF THE REVOLVING DOOR POLICY)…THE REGULATORY AGENCY’S THAT ARE SUPPOSE TO BE IN CHARGE…..

    THE ONLY WAY TO WIN IS TO JOIN “MAUI MAJORITY RULES” ON FACEBOOK…(START A LIST OF ALL OF US WHO CARE ABOUT THE REAL TRUTH..)…

    BECAUSE…WE CAN “NEVER EVER”….TRUST A “MONSANTO”…..???

    • Michael says:

      LISTEN EVERYONE!!! MONSANTO SEEDS ,ONCE GROWN CAN POLLINATE AND CONTAMINATE NON GMO CROPS….THEY HAVE PATENTS ON THOSE SEEDS, THEY CAN FORCE YOU INTO GROWING THEIR POISONOUS CROPS….THEY HAVE POLITICAL MAFIA LIARS THAT ARE PROFITING AND BACKING MONSANTO…BILL GATES HAS OVER 500,000 SHARES OF MONSANTO STOCK, THE GATES FOUNDATION IS FUNDING THE VACCINATION PROGRAM ….THEY ARE ALL IN BED WITH EACH OTHER….PLAYING WITH OUR LIVES ON OUR DOLLARS

  2. Jon Olsen says:

    Well done, with good analogies to make the points unmistakable. Jon

  3. From Québec says:

    This would be like saying, that if you mix two primary colors like yellow and blue, there would be no possibility whatsoever that you would get a secondary color like green. Or that if you mix all of the colors together, you wouldn’t get a brownish grayish black color.

    These peoples think we are so stupid. They are convinced that all their fluoride, Chemtrails, vaccines and GMO’s, irremediably dumbed us down.
    But Humans are very resilient. A lot of us can still think.

  4. theodorewesson says:

    regarding the Maui ballet initiaitve (pg 21 of 111)….

    CHAIR HOKAMA: Okay, yeah, thank you for that. I know you made comments earlier, Mr. Jordon, so thank you for that. I am hoping you had a chance or members of your team had a chance to review the summary statement that is on Page 1 of the proposal. And in the summary statement, regarding paragraphs two, three and four, where the petitioners highlight part of their concerns, I was wondering if you had any comments, particularly with paragraph no. 2, wherein the last sentence, it states, I’ll just read it so there’s no paraphrasing, in Maui County, GE Operations and Practices include the cultivation of GE seed crops, experimental GE test crops, and extensive pesticide use including the testing of experimental Pesticides and their combinations in what is effectively an outdoor laboratory. Do you folks have any comments you wish to share with us regarding that statement?

  5. KIMO KALA says:

    THANKS JON! GETTING MANY IN “THE HAWAIIAN COMMUNITY” BEHIND THIS MOVEMENT.
    SURPRISINGLY, MOST ARE BEHIND THE TELESCOPE–MAUNA KEA; HOWEVER, VERY FEW UNDERSTAND THE CONSEQUENCES OF GMO… SHOCKED ME! AMAZING! THEY ARE SO DECENSITIZED FROM BEING SCREWED BY “THE MISSIONARIES,” THEY HAVE BECOME COMPLICIT.. BESIDES THE ONLY NEWS WE/THEY GET IS “MAINSTREAM MEDIA” AND “A RAG” KNOWN AS THE HNL STARADVERTISER–WROUGHT WITH YELLOW-JOURNALISM AND MEMBER OF THE MONSANTO, ET AL CABAL… AWE!
    MAHALO/ALOHA FOR ALL YOU DO–KEEPING THE BALL ROLLING AND KEEPING MANY INFORMED!

  6. “NOBODY KNOWS…..
    “EXACTLY” HOW MANY OF THESE “HIGHLY TOXIC RESTRICTED EXPERIMENTAL CHEMICALS”…. ARE BEING USED/TESTED IN-CONJUNCTION WITH EACH OTHER HERE ON MAUI & MOLOKAI..”

    Monsanto knows…and they’ve known for over 35 years.

    What I won’t assume Monsanato knows are the invisible changes that take place when genes are shot into an organism.

    The best example I can cite is from Dr. Oz’s show from last week in regards to the Arctic Apple. The apple has been modified to turn off the gene that turns an apple brown once exposed to air.

    They were wrong about the pesticides not affecting our gut flora – what else are they utterly wrong about?

  7. Matthew Crawford says:

    The key to inhibiting Monsanto and getting cowardly politicians to step up to the plate with appropriate legislation to curtail insecticide development is frightening tourists. It’s as simple as that. Monsanto has ‘bought’ the establishment through bribery and job development. It all comes down to economic competition. If tourists feel they are threatened by Monsanto’s ‘farms’, the resulting loss of tourist revenue would instantly turn the local establishment against them. Arguments of scientific plausibility as to the degree of pollution poisoning tourists would advertise the very fact of the pollution itself IF the good-hearted people of Maui would simply learn the basis technique of politics: LIE! LIE, LIE, LIE! Get out there to every tourist venue with broadsheets with horrific tales of still-born and retarded babies, Grandma’s losing their hair, kids losing their teeth. Blanket the island with this nonsense. Make it go viral through ignorant tourists twittering tall tales to friends back on the mainland. Get it on the major networks. Like a good marxist, remember that the result is what counts, not the truth. Make Monsanto counter with facts and figures, and call them liars. Not a stretch that, after all. Monsanto is EVIL. Fight fire with fire!

    • KIMO KALA says:

      IMUA! EDUCATE THE PEOPLE! LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND A VENUE TO GET THIS NEWS PUBLIC–WE ONLY HAVE A FEW MORE WEEKS BEFORE THE LEGISLATORS AND MOLLWAY PUT THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN! SHAKKAMOVEMENT.ORG IS NOT FOLLOWING THROUGH.. WE NEED MORE ACTION FROM THE LOCAL HAWAIIAN POPULATION! I HAVE WRITTEN MAKANA, SMITH, SHAKKA, RITTIE, BUT NO KOKUA…AWE!
      MAHALO/ALOHA KE KUA

  8. Fred Faller says:

    MONSANTO MUST GO, WE MUST PUT THEM OUT OF BUSSINESS BEFORE THEY DESTROY BEAUTIFUL HAWAII. EVERY ONE PLEASE HELP.

  9. Michael Burns says:

    A new study links round-up, glyphosate to a global epedemic of fatal kidney disease…

    http://www.naturalblaze.com/2014/02/polio-like-illness-in-five-vaccinated.html?m=1

    http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/2/2125

    • KIMO KALA says:

      THANK YOU! PLEASE KEEP RESEARCHING! WE ONLY HAVE ABOUT 2 WEEKS, AT THE MOST–TO GET AS MUCH ATTENTION AND PUBLIC SUPPORT… HAWAII RESIDENTS HAVE UNFORTUNATELY BECOME COMPLICIT AND DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW TO STAND-UP TO THIS ISSUE. WE NEED AS MUCH ENLIGHTMENT AS POSSIBLE. IMUA!
      MAHALO/ALOHA NUI LOA!

  10. KIMO KALA says:

    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

    Mahatma Gandhi

    ALOHA!!

  11. KIMO KALA says:

    EWG Logo

    Oppose the DARK Act!
    James,

    Did you know Quaker Oats’ parent company, PepsiCo, is spending millions to keep you and your family in the dark about what’s in your food?

    Quaker is one of the many Big Food companies using their deep pockets to lobby against GMO labeling. They’re supporting a bill in Congress we call the DARK Act – because it would deny Americans the right to know whether our food has been genetically engineered.

    You’ve stood up for GMO labeling before – thank you so much. Can we count on you to act again today?

    Click here right now to urge Quaker to join us and support mandatory FDA labeling of GMOs!
    http://action.ewg.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=2146

    GMO crops have led to huge increases in herbicide use, which contributes to an array of threats to the health of people and the environment. And in case you missed it, the World Health Organization recently labeled the main herbicide used on GMO crops as a probable cause of cancer.

    People all across the country are fed up with being kept in the dark. That’s why we’re gearing up for one of our biggest battles yet – to urge Big Food companies like Quaker to support our right to know what’s in our food.

    We’re teaming up with parents, chefs and food experts nationwide, plus organizations like Just Label It to bring the fight to Quaker’s doorstep. But we need you to speak up again, too.

    Sign the petition: Ask Quaker to support mandatory FDA labeling of GMOs, stop funding anti-labeling efforts, and stand up against the DARK Act!

    Thank you for taking action, KIMO

    – EWG Action Alert

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