By TLB Contributor: Paul Fassa
In November 2014, Maui citizens and activists managed to push through a moratorium on herbicide and pesticide testing until full disclosure of the chemicals environmental impact on humans, animals, soil, and water is known.
Currently, Dow Chemical and Monsanto are “testing” by spraying indiscriminately throughout the second largest island of Hawaii. Maui County Council also demanded full third party examination of the chemicals long term effects on the soil and water.
The Hawaiian island of Maui is a destination for true nature lovers, and the people there know it and want to preserve their land while not being poisoned by the biotech industry’s open field experiments. Maui citizens want to determine the environmental toxicity of those chemicals being used by Monsanto and Dow Chemical on over the thousand acres of land they own or lease on Maui.
Maui’s residents got their local legal wish for a moratorium on testing until their demands can be satisfactorily met. But Monsanto immediately initiated an appeal. The first federal judge assigned for the case, Judge Barry Kurren, had too many obvious conflicts of interest. So he was replaced by Federal Judge, Susan Oki Mollway, who may have certain compromising issues as well. But they aren’t in view.
The possibility of her position being compromised comes with that fact that the declaration to repeal the moratorium issued by Monsanto’s Sam Eathington has many lines redacted, completely blacked out. Judge Susie has the original unredacted copy, but the defendant, the Maui county council, does not and will not by Monsanto’s request.
The Maui county moratorium is meant to ban biotech testing until the chemicals being tested could be isolated and examined by independent third party toxicologists.
What kind of court hearing will that offer? Totally unfair is obvious. It completely throws a damper on the defendant’s (Maui county) ability to engage in pretrial discovery, a common legal practice of determining what information the other side has.
The redacted lines appear in areas of the text that may expose exact locations among Monsanto’s several hundred acres of testing grounds in Maui and disclose the chemicals being used in their testing. Secrets perhaps worthy of chemical warfare production.
That’s the crux of the issue, the main reason the citizens of Maui had managed to pass the moratorium on GMO testing was to protect themselves from chemicals that were being sprayed in their area until an independent third party environmental impact study was performed.
But the heavily redacted document that Monsanto and its current GMO allies goes on and on with how valuable the testing is to produce seeds that will save the planet’s crops and how many are currently employed that will be affected by a moratorium. Great PR material for ignorant or corrupt judges. But there are no visible statements on the document that refer to chemicals. See for yourself here.
The Essential Motivation of GMO Activity is Not to Feed the World
Few realize that Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Syngenta, and others are not and have never been agricultural enterprises. They have always produced toxic chemicals that kill and destroy. Among them is Monsanto-Dow Chemical’s collaboration on Agent Orange, the defoliant used on Vietnamese jungles to expose Vietcong positions that affected many civilians and American soldiers with permanent illnesses and deaths.
The whole point of creating GMOs is to create plants and crops that can resist chemicals toxic to weeds and pests. That’s so they can forcibly sell more chemicals, including those with glyphosate as their active ingredients. And that’s how they intend to control the food chain completely.
I think you may know about the WHO’s recent multinational scientific finding that glyphosate is a “possible carcinogenic”. And the fact is, according to independent research, that as bad as glyphosate is, the “inactive” chemicals that are used to boost glyphosate efficacy are worse individually or create a worse synergy all together.
And the industry’s counsels use “Trade Secret” laws to keep those ” inactive” ingredients from being disclosed. That’s part of what the Maui citizens want to investigate further during the moratorium.
Now the latest turn of events with the Monsanto suit to withdraw the Maui moratorium is going to be be heard in a Federal Court and not a State Court. This keeps the state of Hawaii from sympathizing with their Maui citizens and turns it over to the GMO friendly Federal Government wolves.
The current head of the USDA, Tom Vilsack, was voted biotech industry’s governor of the year while he was governor of Iowa. The Obama Executive Branch has former attorney, VP, and lobbyist Michael Taylor as it’s “Food Czar” and chief FDA consultant. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Clarence are both pro GMO with industry affiliations.
For more details on how the deck is stacked for the Federal Government to usurp control over local decisions to curb GMOs, go here.
Credit goes to veteran investigative journalist Jon Rappoport of nomorefakenews.com whose constant following of the Maui GMO moratorium efforts I have summarized. A government that overrules local decisions to manage their affairs and rules in favor of corporate interests is fascist – that’s not hyperbole. That’s what it is exactly.
Paul Fassa is a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com and a contributor to The Liberty Beacon project. His pet peeves are the Medical Mafia’s control over health and the food industry and government regulatory agencies’ corruption. Paul’s valiant contributions to the health movement and global paradigm shift are world renowned. Visit his blog by following this link and follow him on Twitter here.
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