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Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Hey there, Monsanto Man! You like to paint those who are against you, your toxic sludge and what it is doing to our health and the planet as conspiracy theorists without a leg to stand on, while you paint your products as safe and beneficial to the environment.

Isn’t that exactly what you did in Anniston, Alabama, which is now a superfund site due to PCB contamination caused by you that you said was perfectly safe, and in Nitro, West Virginia, where people were poisoned with your Dioxin? You were ordered to pay on both of those catastrophes, weren’t you?

Yet, you still insist, even with numerous lawsuits in your checkered past, to flagrantly declare that your products are safe, once again. You have never once admitted blame nor accepted responsibility for your actions unless forced to by a court with a judge that for some insane reason, you have not managed to “influence.”

Let’s just take a little trip in the Wayback machine…

Anniston, Alabama and PCBs

On the west side of Anniston, the poor side of Anniston, the people ate dirt. They called it “Alabama clay” and cooked it for extra flavor. They also grew berries in their gardens, raised hogs in their back yards, caught bass in the murky streams where their children swam and played and were baptized. They didn’t know their dirt and yards and bass and kids — along with the acrid air they breathed — were all contaminated with chemicals. They didn’t know they lived in one of the most polluted patches of America.

Now they know. They also know that for nearly 40 years, while producing the now-banned industrial coolants known as PCBs at a local factory, Monsanto Co. routinely discharged toxic waste into a west Anniston creek and dumped millions of pounds of PCBs into oozing open-pit landfills. And thousands of pages of Monsanto documents — many emblazoned with warnings such as “CONFIDENTIAL: Read and Destroy” — show that for decades, the corporate giant concealed what it did and what it knew.

In 1966, Monsanto managers discovered that fish submerged in that creek turned belly-up within 10 seconds, spurting blood and shedding skin as if dunked into boiling water. They told no one. In 1969, they found fish in another creek with 7,500 times the legal PCB levels. They decided “there is little object in going to expensive extremes in limiting discharges.” In 1975, a company study found that PCBs caused tumors in rats. They ordered its conclusion changed from “slightly tumorigenic” to “does not appear to be carcinogenic.”

Monsanto enjoyed a lucrative four-decade monopoly on PCB production in the United States, and battled to protect that monopoly long after PCBs were confirmed as a global pollutant. “We can’t afford to lose one dollar of business,” one internal memo concluded.


Nitro, West Virginia and Dioxin

For more than 50 years, the Monsanto plant churned out herbicides, rubber products and other chemicals. The plant’s production of Agent Orange, a defoliant deployed widely in the Vietnam War, created dioxin as a toxic chemical byproduct.

Dioxin has been linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities, endometriosis, infertility and suppressed immune functions. The chemical builds up in tissue over time, meaning that even a small exposure can accumulate to dangerous levels.

In February 2012, Monsanto agreed to the settlement on the eve of an expected six-month trial in which residents sought medical monitoring for dioxin-related illnesses and a cleanup of what they argued was a contaminated community.


Moving ahead in time…

The USA and Glyphosate

A huge increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20 years. Similar increases have been seen globally. The herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (GE) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and animals and glyphosate residues have been detected in both. Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of gut bacteria, it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations that lead to cancer.


In a nutshell



Sure, we trust you when you say that THIS latest and greatest, new and improved product, unlike the others, is perfectly safe. I’ll bet that’s what you say to all of your victims. ‘It’s all in your head. Forget about that huge tumor growing out of your neck. That’s nothing. You must have had that before you moved here. We had nothing to do with it.’

Uh huh…

Wait! Is that a pig flying by? It’s a bird, it’s a plane, NO! it must be an anti-GMO conspiracy theorist… Nah, just some kook high on the genetically engineered pharma corn growing in undisclosed locations in Monterey, California, but you had absolutely nothing to do with that, Monsanto Man. You just started the trend. After all, you tell all those naughty genes to stay put, but the birds, bees, insects and wind just refuse to comply. They spread the genes anyway. But how could you possibly know THAT would happen… uh huh… And another pig just flew by with a seed in its mouth. I think it was GMO…

©2014 Barbara H. Peterson

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4 Responses to “Hey, Monsanto! Were Anniston and Nitro just conspiracy theories too?”

  1. George H. says:

    A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER perfectly describes MonSatan (and hopefully it will be their epitaph) and the trail of death that it has left in it’s wake. From the killing fields of Vietnam to the poisoned streams of Anniston, Alabama. From the “suicided” farmers of India to the pesticide laden crops and ruined farmers in the Heartland of America. Wherever MonSatan’s pestilence has appeared, it’s toxic footprint has crushed the life out of the land and poisoned the soil, and left only heartache and despair in it’s ruined path. The monstrous and continuing evil of MonSatan is as palpable as the hideous, cancerous tumors deforming the poor bodies of Dr. Seralini’s lab rats, to the horrifying and ever rising cancer rates occurring worldwide. Wherever MonSatan goes, DEATH AND DESTRUCTION FOLLOW. But not to worry, it was all planned this way from the very beginning, MonSatan was tasked to do the unthinkable, it was tasked by the Oligarchs, to DEPOPULATE THE EARTH. Remember the Georgia Guide Stone’s stern admonition “Maintain Humanity under 500 Million people”. So MonSatan obligingly acquiesced and diligently committed itself to this dark and heinous task, and being the good soldiers that they are, vouchsafed that 7 BILLION PEOPLE MUST DIE, and in the end, after all is said and done, when our prayers are answered and a Nuremberg like trial occurs, MonSatan will say “We Were Only Following Orders” and the World will reply in no uncertain terms TELL THAT TO GOD, YOU BEASTS OF (MON)SATAN.

  2. Wayne says:

    A scorpion, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a suicide bomber, and Monsanto all have ONE THING IN COMMON.

    The Scorpion and the Frog
    One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river.
    The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn’t see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back.
    Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream.
    “Hellooo Mr. Frog!” called the scorpion across the water, “Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?”
    “Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?” asked the frog hesitantly.
    “Because,” the scorpion replied, “If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!”
    Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. “What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!”
    “This is true,” agreed the scorpion, “But then I wouldn’t be able to get to the other side of the river!”
    “Alright then…how do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?” said the frog.
    “Ahh…,” crooned the scorpion, “Because you see, once you’ve taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!”

    So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog’s back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog’s soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.
    Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog’s back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.

    “You fool!” croaked the frog, “Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?”
    The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog’s back.
    “I could not help myself. It is my nature.”
    Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.

    Self destruction – “Its my Nature”, said the Scorpion…

  3. Irene says:


    Every human alive needs to see this. Keven Galalae is taking his hunger strike world wide! Love, especially to this community and Barbara, Love, Irene

  4. Abe says:

    Then there was Times Beach MO. They spray oil on dirt roads to keep the dust down. Not that this is a safe practice, what made Times Beach special was the oil being sprayed also contained dioxin. This is how they got rid of hazzardous material. Lots more to this.

    Great article Barb, or is it Mrs. Peabody? Open up them closets and really rattle them skeletons. These are just a pimple on a blue whale. This is a global problem. Money, power, and pimped scientists!

    The real oxy is that people get sick from chemical exsposure. The solution according to the FDA & CDC is more chemicals! At the same time they add more additives, dyes etc.. Whilst increasing the ppm of chemicals in our foods, vitamins, and supplements. It wont belong now til people grab there pitch forks and torches, and go to DC, Wall Street, St. Louis….

    People should be getting mad as hell. But there are people figuring it out. I got an encouraging email from one of my GMO FREE MN cohorts today.

    Minnesota School Districts Aim to Reduce GMOs in School Food

    Ironically my school district #110 is right by 3 of these towns. When I went to talk to principles about this, I was escorted out of the building by the Carver Co. Sheriffs Dept. After all, I’m a conspiracy kook, and a school terrorist, armed with a notebook of scientific data. Can’t Make This xxxx Up! (CMTSU)
    Hey atleast I tried!