- Something Very Bad Has Happened and we may never learn
the truth from FDA.
- I often see the clues, hear the rumors, and examine the
facts long before newspapers get the first inkling of a story. My advice
for you today is sell Monsanto stock short.
- Good news for consumers is bad news for Monsanto.
- Very shortly, perhaps in just a few weeks, cows sent
to slaughter will have to be separated into two lines--those treated with
the genetically engineered bovine growth hormone and those not receiving
injections of Posilac. USDA will mandate this because of some very serious
- The first rumors came out of the state of Kentucky on
Monday. Representatives of dairy co-ops have been telling dairy farmers
that cows treated with Posilac have been developing bone cancers. I have
received this news from a very good authority, although I am not at liberty
to reveal my source. Let's call him Mr. W.M.
- What could be worse? I have a copy of a letter that Monsanto
mailed to its dairy farmer customers on December 19, 2003. On that date,
Monsanto shocked farmers by alerting them to the fact that Posilac would
be in limited supply until:
- "Conditions and improvements in manufacturing are
- Monsanto is accepting no new customers, and anticipated
their "shortfall" to last for "several months."
- I have just learned (another rumor) that Florida farmers
are being warned that Monsanto will cut back Posilac distribution to 50%
or less on or about March 1, 2004.
- All of genetic engineering and biotechnology was based
upon the safety of Posilac. We naive Americans have been part of an experiment,
and are learning that Posilac may have compromised the safety of rbST-treated
cows and humans who consume hormone-rich body fluids from these cows.
- Ex-Surgeon General C. Everett Koop was hired by Monsanto
to tell Americans on February 6, 1994:
- "Milk from cows given supplemental bovine somatotropin
is the same as any other milk...Unfortunately, a few fringe groups are
using misleading statements and blatant falsehoods as part of a long-running
campaign to scare consumers about a perfectly safe food."
- The following day, Monsanto scientist Bernard Violand
submitted a paper to the Journal of Protein Science admitting that Posilac
contained many different "freak amino acids." That paper was
stamped "received" by the journal on Thursday, February 10, 1994,
and published on July 6, 1994.
- Monsanto fixed the errors. FDA now knows of those mistakes
because my whistle broke windows. During the process of developing a new
technology to filter out those freak amino acids, Monsanto never alerted
FDA as to the nature of their error. Had they done so, such honesty would
have cost Monsanto over $500 million. Monsanto should have repeated the
research because every scientific paper submitted to FDA was performed
on animals with a different formula than the one currently on the market.
- Monsanto's actions are criminal. So are FDA's. We know
the perps. Look at your kids. Look at your friends and relatives. They
are the victims.
- Robert Cohen http://www.notmilk.com > >