Barbara H. Peterson
On February 3, 2016, Monsanto announced the following:
LOUIS (February 3, 2016) – Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced its commercial launch plans for its Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans after it received import approval in China. This technology has been highly anticipated by farmers and is now available in the United States and Canada in time for the 2016 season.
The problem is, this is not true.
The testing, production, and marketing of GMOs in China are subject to government approval. Foreign companies that export GMOs to the PRC [People’s Republic of China], including GMOs as raw materials, must apply to the Ministry of Agriculture and obtain GMO Safety Certificates. (Library of Congress)
The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has not approved the import of Monsanto RR2 Xtend soybeans. And to top it all off, has found that previous toxicology reports for RR soybeans submitted to it were falsified, “resulting in China importing over 81 million tons of RR soybeans from USA, Brazil and Argentina.” “China does not allow cultivation of any GM varieties of corn or other staple food crops although it does permit the import of some GMO crops for use in animal feed.”
May 3, 2016:
China’s Ag [Agricultural] Ministry has not issued “safety certificate” to import Monsanto RR2 Xtend soybeans tolerant to both Glyphosate + Dicamba herbicides.
China’s Ag [Agricultural] Ministry “never accepted Monsanto’s safety evaluation application material for ‘Glyphosate- tolerance + Dicamba-tolerance” GM soybeans (MON87708×MON89788)”; 
China’s Ag [Agricultural] Ministry also did not receive the “Agricultural GM Safety Evaluation Application Report” for Monsanto’s ‘Glyphosate- tolerance + Dicamba-tolerance” GM soybeans (MON87708×MON89788) accordingly does not exist.”
We must also inform you:
A falsified toxicology animal test report submitted to China’s Ag [Agricultural] Ministry by Monsanto for Roundup “Pesticide Registration” in 1988 of which Monsanto claims “issued by Younger Laboratories on Dec. 23, 1985,” and the fake toxicology test study submitted to China’s Ag [Agricultural] Ministry by Monsanto for RR soybeans 40-3-2 safety evaluation in 2004, i.e. carried out with “fake samples” of RR soybeans 40-3-2 prepared by Monsanto purposely not sprayed with Roundup and accordingly contained no Roundup residuals, are the root resulting in China importing over 81 million tons of RR soybeans from USA, Brazil and Argentine.
Evidently, Monsanto executives feel that import approvals and valid toxicology reports are not necessary before announcing the company’s intentions to flood other countries as well as the U.S. with new and ‘improved’ laboratory concoctions that its media department likes to refer to as “solutions for protecting biodiversity.” And this time it is for a Glyphosate/Dicamba-resistant soybean. A double whammy designed to increase pesticide usage worldwide for both Roundup (Glyphosate) and Dicamba. But as long as people don’t ask too many questions or actually look at the safety data, profits keep rising and sales keep adding up.
And this is not the first time that such deception has occurred. Original chronic long-term safety tests for Glyphosate submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were also falsified.
Research Scientist Anthony Samsel has discovered that the chronic long-term safety studies on Glyphosate that Monsanto submitted to regulators across the globe to show that the product is safe are for a different form of Glyphosate than is used in the products that the company sells.
The substance used for testing purposes is called Technical Glyphosate Acid, or N-Phophonomethyl glycine. Yet, the salts and esters of Glyphosate i.e. Potassium Glyphosate, Ammonium Glyphosate and Isopropylamine Glyphosate are the three substances currently used in all Monsanto Glyphosate-based products.
How can this be?
Chemical regulation occurs primarily within a relatively small number of governmental or “independent” regulatory institutions.
Of these, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the most prominent and widely imitated example. The EPA has a variety of institutional and procedural defects that prevent it being an effective regulator. Perhaps the best known of these is to allow self-interested chemical corporations to conduct the experiments and provide the data for risk assessment. This lets them summarise (or even lie about) the results. As was once pointed out by Melvin Reuber, former EPA consultant, it is extraordinarily easy for an independent commercial testing operation to bias or fix the result of a typical toxicology study for the benefit of a client. (Independent Science News)
It appears that Monsanto, with the support of corrupt government agencies, will do just about anything to advance corporate control over the world’s food supply via GMOs (genetically modified/engineered organisms) and the proprietary chemicals that are used with them. No real safety testing required. Regulations? We don’t need no stinkin’ regulations. We are Monsanto, and we own what’s on your plate and in your feed troughs. Just ask us. And don’t bother questioning anyone about it either. The game is rigged, the fix is in, so just shut up and eat what we sell you.
Kudos to the people of China for exposing yet another of a multitude of lies perpetrated on the world by arguably, one of the most vile corporations on the planet; Monsanto.
©2016 Barbara H. Peterson