Monday, July 17, 2017 by Robert Jonathan
California’s far-left government is running the once prosperous Golden State into the ground, but it showed some semblance of reason by declaring that glyphosate — the toxic chemical found in Monsanto’s prize weed killer, Roundup — is a chemical known to be cancer causing. Under the state’s Office of Environmental Hazard Assessment ruling, California retailers must include cancer warning labels on all glyphosate products.
Effective July 7, 2017, the herbicide was added to the “Proposition 65” list pursuant to the California Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
As Natural News founder Mike Adams observed about this development, this is a good start, but it only goes so far:
Unfortunately, cancer warnings will not be required on foods sprayed with glyphosate or grocery products saturated with the cancer-causing herbicide. Many non-GMO crops such as wheat and barley are currently sprayed with glyphosate to speed their drying in the fields before harvest. This means that glyphosate contamination is now commonly found even on crops that are not genetically engineered, and it’s now a common contaminant in non-organic wheat products such as cereals, breads and muffins
It remains to be seen how celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson will square his Big GMO, Big Pharma boosterism with the California glyphosate decision, which Monsanto is challenging in court.
Perhaps best known for lecturing the world about a purported man-made climate change consensus, Dr. Tyson is the authoritative narrator of a new pro-Monsanto film called Food Evolution that premiered on June 23 in just a handful of theaters, and which has been described as rank corporate propaganda by many clean food advocates. The movie apparently insists that GMO foods are safe for human consumption and that everyone should rest easy about the increased use of glyphosate for GMO crops. (RELATED: Read more about corporate GMO advocacy at FoodEvolution.news.)
Partially funded by a biotech industry trade group called the Institute for Food Technologists (IFT), which, in turn, receives some of its funding from large food corporations, Food Evolution apparently goes full Monsanto in its presentation.
Not exactly a date-night movie, the 92-minute film has only generated a paltry $8,359 in revenue as of July 9, 2017, according to Box Office Mojo, but presumably, the producers expect a significant uptick from streaming s and DVD sales.
Stacy Malkan, writing for the U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) website, suggests that the bias in the movie is hardly subtle:
The film’s credibility suffers from their choice to embrace only the science and scientists who side with the chemical industry players who profit from GMOs and the chemicals used on them, while ignoring science and data that doesn’t fit that agenda.
Food Evolution also seems to contain the seal of approval of an organization with the lofty moniker American Council on Science and Health (ACSH). ASCH’s donors have reportedly included Monsanto and Dow Chemical.
The cohort pushing glyphosate and GMOs have become derisively known as the Monsanto Mafia. That said, some have wondered if Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is functioning like a consigliere for the Monsanto Mafia.