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Corporate Meteors Strike US Gulf
(They Got the Whole World In Their Hands)

By Mary Sparrowdancer
Copyright 2010 - All Rights Reserved
Perhaps the British Petroleum/Nalco event was the wakeup call we needed in order to look more closely at untouchable corporations that began running the whole  world 100 years ago.  This is a paper about corporate communism, which is otherwise known as "monopolies" that are now rampant in the US.  Monopolies always engage in conspiracy, and their first goal is to conspire to eliminate their competition and choices, establish control over prices and the masses by an elite few.  The April 20, 2010, BP oil catastrophe in America's Gulf can be described as a monumental corporate conspiracy.  BP was permitted by cronies to dig a hole to China off Louisiana's shores without safety measures or concern for the Gulf's marine ecosystem.  Rather than immediately corking its gusher, BP quickly tapped a relatively unheard of company named Nalco on the shoulder for millions of gallons of its toxic Corexit dispersant.  BP began adding Corexit to the oil-ravaged Gulf on April 23, and thumbed its nose at the US government when it suggested that something less toxic and more effective than Corexit be used.
"Corexit" does not "correct" anything as its corporately cute name implies.  It makes the oil less visible on the surface, but making something less visible has never been a way to "correct" anything or change what needs to be changed.  In addition, the containers holding Corexit carry a substantial warning about coming in contact with it or inhaling its vapors.  Many of those who came in contact with the oil and the version of Corexit used while trying to "clean up" the Exxon-Valdez catastrophe remained sickened for years.  Similarly, a number of newly unemployed US fishermen in the Gulf who began taking jobs to help clean up BP's mess have reported illnesses.  Low oxygen levels are being reported, and when the water is low in oxygen, it means our air is also low.
According to numerous reports, these fishermen, who are the "first responders" in this most recent manmade disaster, state they have been told the air is safe to breathe, the water is safe to come in contact with despite being filled with chemicals, and that respirators will not be permitted. Numerous journalists and photographers, as well as scientists have been ordered to stay away from the disaster site or face arrest.  We have an arrogant British company running things here in the US so sloppily they have shrugged-off having recently killed eleven men whose bodies were never found, and now they are ordering Americans around as though we are presumed British subjects.
Nalco is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, with corporate headquarters in Illinois.  Although we "little people" might not have been familiar with Nalco until now, it appears that directors and former directors from notable corporate giants have been quite familiar with Nalco for years.  The question of why BP selected Nalco's more toxic, less efficient Corexit instead of other less toxic dispersants has remained basically unanswered by BP. Not even congressmen have been able to extract this answer from BP's reps.  All that has been truly known was that BP immediately felt their oil volcano was going to need a mother load of dispersants, and there was only one dispersant manufacturer prepared to step into this windfall opportunity for a dispersant manufacturer:  Nalco.
Corexit suspends the oil in a subsurface manner, where oil-eating microbes flock to it, and it is this activity that scientists say leads to depleted oxygen levels in the seas.  In addition, the use of subsurface Corexit one mile down was reportedly not based upon any science at all.  It was another experiment being conducted by the chemical companies.  Despite the "toxic stew" that BP/Nalco have created in the Gulf, news reports continue with conflicting statements in that "it is not known" what caused the subsequent, massive fish kills after the Gulf was filled with oil and dispersant chemicals. Conflicting reports certainly do not end with the fish kills.  Nalco, on their website, states, "All of the ingredients contained in Nalco's dispersants are safe and found in common household products" However, the Safety Data Sheet for Corexit 9527A, which was the first dispersant reportedly used in the Gulf, has the following warnings:
Can cause moderate irritation.  Harmful if absorbed through skin.
May be harmful if swallowed. May cause liver and kidney effects and/or damage. There may be irritation to the gastro-intestinal tract.
Harmful by inhalation. Repeated or prolonged exposure may irritate the respiratory tract.
Acute : Excessive exposure may cause central nervous system effects, nausea, vomiting, anesthetic or narcotic effects.
Chronic : Repeated or excessive exposure to butoxyethanol may cause injury to red blood cells (hemolysis), kidney or the liver.
Skin contact may aggravate an existing dermatitis condition.
Contains ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (butoxyethanol). Prolonged and/or repeated exposure through inhalation or extensive skin contact with EGBE may result in damage to the blood and kidneys."
It is possible that while no trace of Corexit might be found in the dead marine life, the marine life is dying from the effects of depleted oxygen levels caused by the oil and dispersants, or dying from organ damage caused by chemicals that have already passed through their systems, damaging organs on their way out.  However, according to Nalco's Corexit EC9500A (the version of Corexit that was primarily used in the Gulf) on the Safety Data Sheet, the Toxicological Information states, "No toxicity studies have been conducted on this product."   This means another chemical experiment is in progress.
In a report dated June 1, 2010 from Mobile, Pensacola News, WKRG, a massive fish kill took place sometime the night before June 1.  "Josh Edwards, an employee of River Shack Restaurant, said, 'Literally, it looked like the whole river back there behind the restaurant had frozen up. It looked like snow and ice on top of the water,'" he said, describing the millions of small, young, silvery fish called menhaden that were now floating dead on the water's surface.  Menhaden reach a length of about one foot as adults if they have the good fortune to live that long, but it appears that nearly all of the menhaden killed recently were juveniles, representing the ocean's future stock of menhaden.  While many news stories are dismissing the menhaden as "a baitfish," the truth is that the menhaden are the most important fish in the sea.  "Menhaden" comes from a Narragansett word meaning fertilizer, after the Narragansett Indians discovered hundreds of years ago that adding dead, nutrient-rich menhaden to mounds that were to be planted with corn, would produce robust, healthy corn.
According to NASA, the all-important phytoplankton are the very beginning of the marine food chain, providing not only rich nutrients but approximately half of the earth's supply of oxygen.  The menhaden swim with their mouths open, absorbing the smallest delicacies of the sea, cleaning the seas of sunlight-blocking detritus and eating the phytoplankton that are high in omega-3 fatty acids.  They help bring sunlight in for the photosynthesis process of vegetation, thereby increasing the oxygen levels.  Then, the menhaden become the next in line in the marine food chain, providing a highly nutritious and highly sought after source of food for nearly every other type of marine life, including the larger fish whose names we are more familiar with because they are on our menus.  Menhaden also provide food for turtles, birds, and marine mammals, including whales. Menhaden are extremity sensitive to oxygen levels, and will die when deprived of sufficient oxygen, thus their lives depend upon their task at hand. Ours might, as well.
In the wake of this Gulf disaster, Barack Obama ordered a six-month ban on dangerous offshore drilling, only to have the ban initially overruled by a federal court.  The judge ruled instead for the posturing presidents, directors and CEOs of corporate monopolies rather than favoring the discretion of the person some feel might be the President of the United States.  This indicates that a handful of corporate presidents, CEOs and directors have finally formed monstrous monopolies and transmonopolies that are so large they have clearly become a form of controlling government that cannot be addressed by the government of the United States.  We are their victims.
If they wish to experiment on us and around us, they have, they can, and they continue doing so at this moment.  They reap the benefits of their experiments with profits, and we pay the price either by submitting to their unending price gouging or we pay with our national condition of deteriorating health due in part to the massive chemical contaminations we are forced to endure.  Poisoned by our food, our water, and the air we breathe, we are then forced to rely upon our deteriorating, abysmal healthcare industry that stands ready to treat our growing list of symptoms with more chemicals. The healthcare system is being run by insurance and pharmaceutical monopolies.
According to a Consumer Affairs article, a study conducted by the American Medical Association (another monopoly that has eliminated competitors and removed people's choices for medical treatments) found that between 1995 and 2005 there were more than 400 mergers between health insurance companies, resulting in only a handful of insurance monopolies that now provide most of the coverage in the US, thus controlling and driving prices ever higher and fleecing Americans out of billions of dollars.  From their offices, insurance personnel make medical decisions affecting patients they have never laid eyes on.  In order to help this unnecessary middleman to prosper even more, our government now wants to force Americans to pay the wages of our labor to the insurance industry ­ for protection ­ or face the frightening consequences.  This type of activity is otherwise known as extortion when it is carried out by organized crime groups.  In forcing us to pay our wages to health insurance monopolies, we will be agreeing to spend part of our work hours each month as slaves, then giving the wages for those hours to corporate monopolies for a "service" that is criminally overpriced, not needed, out of control and has nothing whatsoever to do with actual healthcare.
The US laws, including antitrust laws, were meant to keep cutthroat monopolies from driving and fixing prices, killing their competition, poisoning people, poisoning and killing wildlife, poisoning and destroying the environment, forcing consumers to have unfair enslavement or reliance upon poor quality monopoly products, hiding their activities from view, and engaging in outrageous conspiracies and behaviors.  One large monopoly that has its hands firmly gripped on our food supply, and also has a propensity for dragging itself repeatedly through the mud, is Monsanto.  Among other unsavory activities it has engaged in, Monsanto dumped millions of pounds of deadly PCBs throughout an Alabama community and then covered it up for 40 years.
An article in the Washington Post states:  "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. 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."
When Monsanto's managers saw that they had already contaminated everything to such a degree that there would be no easy fix for this mess, their stunning decision, according to internal memos, was that "there is little object in going to expensive extremes in limiting discharges."  In other words, they would continue to dump their toxic wastes into the environment and the local community of unsuspecting people.
According to another article in the Washington Post, when Monsanto was finally "caught," a 2002 Alabama jury found it guilty of all charges, including:  "negligence, wantonness, suppression of the truth, nuisance, trespass and outrage."  The Post goes on to explain, "Under Alabama law, the rare claim of outrage typically requires conduct 'so outrageous in character and extreme in degree as to go beyond all possible bounds of decency so as to be regarded as atrocious and utterly intolerable in civilized society.'"
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), as the truth began to emerge about the Monsanto's PCB deception, Monsanto underwent a "self-induced identity crisis," eventually claiming that it no longer existed.  In September, 1997, Solutia, Inc. was spun off from Monsanto Co. and assumed chemical operations as well as liability.  In 2000, Monsanto merged with Pharmacia and Upjohn, becoming Pharmacia, its new name. Later that year, Pharmacia created an agricultural subsidiary, naming it Monsanto Co.  Incredibly, "ICIS, the world's largest information provider for the chemical and oil industry," states in its company structure information, "Solutia was founded in St Louis in 1901 as Monsanto Company."
Changing or hiding one's name will do little to alter the real problem if the real problem is accountability.  Accountability costs money.  There is no accountability when companies and corporations merge into monopolies and overlapping transmonopolies that are so large, not even the government can demand accountability from them.  The solution is to break corporations down into smaller, accountable firms and encourage competition rather than allowing competition to be destroyed.
The US government, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), appears to have some pressing work to do, because matters continue to spiral out of hand.  The untouchable transmonopolies being quietly formed in boardrooms have borders, boundaries and goals that are not easily understood or demarcated, and as they form and merge they bring in vast riches that for far too long have meant they can buy their way out of true accountability by paying victims off with frequently paltry sums followed by "silence" clauses that prevent the victims from talking about their personal tragedies.
The BP/Nalco affair offers us a glimpse of how a potentially untouchable transmonopoly might be formed.
According to the Guardian, UK, and BP, Peter Sutherland was the chairman of BP from 1997 until he stepped down and was replaced by another person effective January, 2010.  According to the UN.org, Mr. Sutherland has also been the chairman of Goldman Sachs International since 1995, as well as associated with the Trilateral Commission.  According to InvestorsMorningstar, Goldman Sachs sold almost 400,000 shares of BP at the end of January, 2010.
According to the Telegraph.co.uk, Tony Hayward, the disgraced CEO of BP at the time of the deadly explosion (who seems to have been held singularly to blame for this disaster while all other players have remained hidden from view), also cashed in a portion of his holdings of BP one month before the BP Gulf explosion, disposing of 223,288 shares on March 17, 2010.  The Telegraph states, "There is no suggestion that he acted improperly or had prior knowledge" of what was about to happen ­ that the company for which he was then somewhat responsible was about to take down the Gulf ecosystem, and then "finish the job" by adding unprecedented millions of gallons of toxic dispersants into the waters, in another chemical experiment.  Mr. Hayward told members of Congress that he was "out of the loop" regarding decisions about the blown well.  They were not happy to hear this, but when corporations are allowed to become so large that there can be no reasonable supervision of their affairs and practices, disasters and corruption appear to be inevitable.
The BP/Nalco toxic event happened just as heightened awareness of the health benefits from omega-3 fish oil was creating a very profitable market for the fish oil industry.  The rich corporation that corners the market and provides nearly all of the omega-3 fish oil for the United States is Omega Protein, Inc. According to their website, their omega-3 fish oil comes solely from menhaden.
The Omega Protein corporation depends upon their fleets' use of spotter planes to search for the silvery clouds of menhaden glittering and flickering like raindrops on the surface of the sea, and when the planes spot the schools the fishing fleets are alerted and dispatched with large nets to the exact area, sometimes capturing and removing forever entire schools at a time.  The omega-3 oil is then extracted from the menhaden to be placed into capsules for human use.  The rest of the dead menhaden that are so critically vital to the existence of nearly all marine life, are used as fertilizer and fishmeal that is fed to land animals, including chickens, pigs, cows, dogs, cats, used in the production of lipstick and linoleum, and also fed to large fish farming operations, thus leaving the wild marine life without their most critical source of nutritious food.
According to Greenpeace, the population of menhaden is now at an all-time low.  The direness of this critical situation has been brought forth by one of the world's foremost experts on menhaden, H. Bruce Franklin, a Rutgers professor and author of at least 18 books, including "The Most Important Fish In The Sea.  Menhaden In America."
In a brilliant article in Mother Jones by Bruce Franklin, Professor Franklin writes of the menhaden:  "They are filter feeders that live on phytoplankton, which most other aquatic animals are unable to eat.  Dense schools of menhaden, sometimes numbering in the hundreds of thousands, pour through these waters, toothless mouths agape, slurping up plankton and detritus like a colossal submarine vacuum cleaner as wide as a city block and as deep as a train tunnel.  Each adult fish can filter about four gallons of water a minute.  Purging suspended particles that cause turbidity, this filter feeding clarifies the water, allowing sunlight to penetrate and encourage the growth of aquatic plants that release dissolved oxygen and harbor a host of fish and shellfish.
"Much of the phytoplankton consumed by menhaden consists of algae.  Excess nitrogen can make algae grow out of control, and that's what happens when vast quantities of nitrogen flood into our inshore waters from runoff fed by paved surfaces, roofs, wastewater, overfertilized golf courses and suburban lawns, and industrial poultry and pig farms.  This can generate devastating blooms of algae, such as red tide and brown tide, which cause massive fish kills, then sink in thick carpets to the bottom, where they smother plants and shellfish, suck dissolved oxygen from the water, and leave dead zones that expand year by year.
"In the natural ecosystem, menhaden cleaned the upper layers while another great filter feeder, the oyster, cleaned the bottom. But as oysters have been driven to near extinction in many Atlantic bays and estuaries by overfishing and pollution, menhaden are left as the only remaining check on deadly phytoplankton explosions."
According to observations made by James Price of the Chesapeake Bay Ecological Foundation, striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay have been now found diseased, thin and covered with red sores.  In examining their stomach contents, he states that the stomachs that were once filled with menhaden can now be found empty.  The dwindling numbers of over-fished menhaden have now been further decimated by the recent fish kills that occurred after the Gulf was filled with BP's oil, and Nalco's Corexit.
In looking at who is on Nalco's boards of directors, and at current or former affiliations with other large corporations, one director of Nalco is Douglas A. Pertz.  Mr. Pertz was also the CEO of IMC Global, which later merged with part of Cargill forming The Mosaic Company, for which he also served on the board of directors.  Mosaic is another extremely large company that many have not heard of because it keeps a highly profitable portion of its business, for the most part, just under the radar.
The Mosaic Company is one of the largest phosphate fertilizer mining operations on earth.  From its phosphate fertilizer, Mosaic then "scrubs," removes and captures toxic fluorides along with other pollutants and radioactive wastes found in phosphate rock that has no use by the fertilizer industry.  This gaseous slurry that contains fluoride is then distributed and sold throughout North America, largely by the Lucier Company.  It is sold to our municipal waterworks companies to be used as "water fluoridation," which is another chemical experiment.
The production of "water fluoridation" from phosphate fertilizer waste materials is a highly profitable, very dependable, but relatively unknown branch of the phosphate fertilizer industry.  Common sense will lead one to understand why this profitable and ever-expanding operation throughout theUS is not openly and proudly advertised: Many people are now aware of and opposed to the "fluoridation" lie, but have no voice.  Further investigation of why Mosaic is keeping quiet reveals another chemical experiment now conducted on 70% of the US, who have no choice but to submit to their tap water.
An article written by George Glasser, who is a respected investigative environmental journalist, further explains.  Although this slurry used in water fluoridation is referred to as "fluoride," it is actually much more.  "The product is not 'fluorine' or 'fluoride' as proponents state," Mr. Glasser writes. "It is a pollution concentrate. Fluorine is only one captured pollutant comprising [about 19% to] 23% of the total product," Mr. Glasser writes.  Included in the concentrate making up the remaining percentage is whatever else that is not desired by the fertilizer industry, including polonium and other deadly agents.
The municipal waterworks folks have been led to believe that fluorides became something suddenly needed by the human body after the Atomic Bomb Era when fluoride wastes became ubiquitous in the US.  The municipalities then add this slurry into our drinking water.  Various officials claim that we all need to drink this chemical to prevent cavities in our teeth whether we want it or not, or whether we even have teeth or are as edentulous (i.e., toothless) as the many "optimally fluoridated" people of Kentucky now are.  The people of Kentucky have been "optimally fluoridated" at almost 100% for a long time.  They have won government awards for being "optimally fluoridated," but those award-winning folks now have one of the highest rates of dental cavities and toothlessness in the US, perhaps because fluoride is known to cause and exacerbate periodontal disease.  It has never been found to prevent cavities.  Boiling fluoridated water increases the concentration of the fluoride; freezing it does nothing to remove the fluoride.  Bathing in fluoridated water it results in dermal absorption.
It is unknown whether the municipal waterworks "officials" perform their own assays on each new shipment of pollutants they purchase from the phosphate fertilizer industry and distributors.  Assays would be the only way of determining what else in addition to fluoride, including polonium, is in the tank before disposing of it on behalf of the fertilizer industry into our drinking water.  Each shipment contains a unique percentage of pollutants and levels of radioactivity.  Concerned lawyers reading this should note that if the municipal "authorities" are not performing individual assays on each shipment of "fluorides," then they can and should be held liable for breaking standing laws by deliberately contaminating public drinking water with unknown pollutants.  This is now classified as an act of terrorism.  It should also be known that testing should not be done by common Ion Specific Electrodes that only detect the presence of fluoride but cannot accurately report elevated levels.  The far more sophisticated test is forensic Ion Chromatography, which gives accurate reading levels of fluoride.  At this time, therefore, it is doubtful that most know what level of fluoride waste is being placed in our drinking water or how much is coming out of our taps.
Unlike other chemical pharmaceuticals, no physician will ever check the public citizen who is drinking deliberately contaminated water to see whether he or she is having any detrimental, allergic reactions to their "fluoride" treatment, because professional follow-up services were never a part of the national fluoride treatment plan.  The individual and entire household never really received a prescription for their lifelong, daily dosing of fluoride in the first place.  No physician would prescribe a life-long chemical pharmaceutical medication and then have no medical follow-up plans to make sure that the patient was doing well on their "medication."
We are being medicated by politicians, corporate presidents, directors, and CEOs whose main concern is making money.  The CDC, which is a pharmaceutical propaganda mouthpiece, has pronounced water fluoridation as one of the "Ten Great Public Health Achievements" during the 1900s, which is true in a sinister sort of way.  Those who are being forced to drink the fluoride wastes are not the ones benefiting from this "great achievement."  Fluoridation is a "great achievement" for the corporations selling it, and then fluoridation becomes a "great achievement" for the pharmaceutical industry, which is the largest, most profitable industry in the US.  The pharmaceutical industry reaps benefits from fluoridation by treating the resulting national symptoms.
Most physicians have no training regarding fluoride's systemic effects and symptoms.  This is despite the fact that virtually all patients now are contaminated with fluoride toxins from water, air, processed foods, fluorinated drugs, dental retardation activities, teas, beverages, wine, grapes, raisins, household cleansers, floor wax, Scotchguard, Stainmaster, insecticides, pesticides, Teflon-coated pans, food packaging, plastics and toothpastes.
Fluoride has been known since the 1930s in Germany to block thyroid function.  Some of the symptoms of fluoride poisoning include depression, behavioral problems, aggression, weight gain, aches, pains, tendon/muscle rupture, severe kidney problems, skeletal problems, erectile dysfunction, visual problems, muscle spasms and twitches, connective tissue damage, cancer, heart problems, lung problems, premature aging because of collagen breakdown, declining IQ, severe GERD, mental confusion, gum disease, tooth rot, and Barrett's esophagus, etc.  It has been known for years that fluoride forms concretions in the pineal gland, located within the brain.  It affects every part of the body because it is a systemic poison, not a nutrient as the propaganda mouthpieces continue to claim. The effect of fluoride on kidney patients is so severe that the use of water containing elevated fluoride levels during dialysis has resulted in patient deaths.
Despite the fact that the Mosaic company keeps a rather low profile, they have shown their own unconscionable activities carried out for money.  According to the Miami Herald, St. Petersburg crabber Howard Curd's crab fishing grounds in Tampa Bay were "killed off when HurricaneFrances blew out a retaining wall at a phosphate pit that spewed acidic water into the bay.  The fertilizer company, Mosaic, persuaded a trial court and an appeals court that Curd and other fishermen couldn't sue because they didn't own the seafood that was potentially killed, so they weren't technically damaged."
Curd said, "'Crabbing in the bay is bouncing back, but the BP spill is depressing seafood sales even though the oil is nowhere near the western coast of Florida.'   He's prepared to sue BP, but harbors no illusions about facing a big corporation in court."
Curd further said, "They've got all the money, and all the attorneys and all the experts on retainer. It really doesn't cost them anything.  It's like it's cheaper to pay their attorneys and fight in court than paying the money to people they hurt and doing the right thing."
Another director Nalco is J. Erik Fyrwald, Nalco's CEO, and President.   According to Nalco, Mr. Fyrwald is also on the Board of Directors of Eli Lilly and Co., and was Group Vice President of DuPont's "Agriculture and Nutrition" division, a division name that might qualify as an oxymoron to anyone who knows anything about nutrition and the current state of the US petrochemical, agricultural industry.
Also among Nalco's board members is Richard Friedman.  According to Bloomberg, Mr. Friedman is the head of Goldman Sachs, as well as on the board of trustees of New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, to which he recently gave $20 million for the creation of the Friedman Brain Institute, according to the Wall Street Journal.  It should be noted that if one has acute fluoride poisoning in NYC, you cannot have your urine tested for fluoride anywhere in New York or surrounding areas.  Your urine will have to be FedExed out of New York to a remote forensic lab for ion chromatography fluoride testing.  (Perhaps the Friedman Brain Institute can look into those somewhat troubling pineal gland concretions.)
Also on the board of Nalco is Daniel Sanders.  According to Forbes, Mr. Sanders is the former President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company.
Also onboard Nalco is Rodney Frank Chase.  According to Bloomberg's BusinessWeek.com, Mr. Chase has been a senior advisor of Lehman Brothers, as well as former Deputy Group Chief Executive of BP, Managing Director, and CEO of BP Finance International.
Also among the list of directors on Nalco is Mary Margaret VanDeWeghe.  According to various sources, Ms. VanDeWeghe has been a high-ranking executive with the Lockheed Martin Corporation.  Lockheed Martin emerged after a fusion between Lockheed and Martin Marietta.  According to the Lockheed website the corporation is the world's "leading provider of safety-critical nuclear instrumentation & control (I&C) systems for commercial and DoD customers for over 50 years."   It now owns several Superfund sites that were at some point contaminated with chemicals.  One is near Columbine, where a massacre happened.  Another is in Paducah, near another school massacre. We do not know what the chemicals are doing to us.
Also on Nalco's board is Carl M. Casale.  Most of us have probably never heard of Carl Casale, but a closer look at corporate affiliations and a comparison of photos indicates that Mr. Carl M. Casale is also the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Monsanto.
In 2005, the EPA and DuPont settled a lawsuit in which the EPA charged DuPont with knowing about the dangers of C8 (perfluorooctanoic acid, another form of fluoride used in the production of Teflon), contaminating a town's drinking water with it and keeping quiet for approximately 20 years. According to the EWG, this hiding allowed "DuPont more than two decades of multi-hundred million dollar annual profits, while guaranteeing contamination of the entire planet with Teflon [fluoride] chemicals, now recognized as persistent global pollutants that nearly universally pollute human blood."
In 2006, BP announced that it was forming a partnership with DuPont in order to create new biofuels.  In 2006, Monsanto announced it was going to create a genetically modified (GM) soybean that would have high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.  Health markets were newly and increasingly profitable for omega-3 products.  The primary source of the omega-3 fatty acids had been the menhaden, but Monsanto warned that fish populations were being depleted, and that a more renewable, land-based source of omega-3 fatty acid was needed for our good health.  Monsanto said their new GM omega-3 soybeans should be ready by about 2010 or 2011.  Monsanto then partnered with Solae, which is primarily owned by DuPont, to bring about new GM soybeans.
"Soy beans represent a renewable, land-based source of omega-3s," said Jerry Steiner, Executive Vice President of Monsanto (Sustainability & Corporate Affairs).
According to a 2007 article in Food Navigator-USA.com, "Consumer awareness of the health benefits of omega-3 has sky-rocketed in recent years as the scientific evidence stacks up.  Industry experts predict that the market for omega-3 products could be worth as much as $7bn by 2011. But concerns over the sustainability of fish sources, as well as the amount of fish oil available to the nutrition industry as demand for crude fish oil from the aquaculture industry increases."   Indeed, this same article goes on to state, "The problem with plant sources like flax, however, is that they yield upALA, a shorter chain fatty acid which is less bioavailable for humans than DHA and EPA, of which fish is the best source.  This was the spur for Monsanto and Solae/Dupont to embark on their respective R&D [Research and Development] projects."
At the end of May, 2010, an article in the Chemical and Engineering News carried the following headline:  "Gulf Oil Spill Boosts Nalco Sales," and then stated, "Water treatment firm Nalco has told investors that it expects sales of dispersants used in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will have reached $40 million by May 21."
In June, 2010, NutraIngredients-USA.com announced, "Omega-3 is 'among the most successful functional ingredients ever, with sales of omega-3 ingredients destined for processed foods undented by the global economic turndown,' according to Euromonitor."  According to a Monsanto press release dated July 10, 2010, food companies are now testing a new product:  "Soymega, the world's first SDA (stearidonic acid) soybean oil, is making it easier for food companies to incorporate more omega-3s into a variety of products."  The press release also states, "SDA soybean oil is the result of a collaboration project between Solae and Monsanto Company."  The downside of this is that many people feel that the consumption of GM foods, as well as r-BGH/r-BST dairy are more chemical experiments with end-results unknown. The "r" in rBST stands for "recombinant."  Monsanto sold its bovine growth hormone to Eli Lilly in 2008, indicating perhaps that Monsanto was giving up on its long battle trying to convince the consumer that engineered dairy was "identical" to non-rBST dairy.  The public literally was not buying it.
This tells us how powerful we, as consumers, actually are.  We are more powerful than monopolies.  Our first line of business at this moment is to call for a moratorium on all "menhaden reduction" fishing activities so that the menhaden can be allowed to replenish their population and act as the oceans' natural filters, and thus increase the world's declining oxygen levels.  The earth, in fact, might depend on this act.  If the government will not step up and realize it must regulate and protect this important fish, then we consumers can stand up and avoid all menhaden products until the little fish makes a powerful comeback. Then we can all breathe a sigh of relief.  Choose another type of fatty fish for omega-3s.  .
Our second line of business will require the help of lawyers.  We need to sue the hell out of the municipal waterworks companies until they stop putting fluoride wastes and other unknown toxic pollutants into our drinking water.  Those responsible for doing this should know they are going to be held criminally accountable for deliberately adding pollutants into drinking water.  According to the Nuremberg Code, Directives for Human Experimentation, the first code states:  "The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential."  This has never happened.  Number 10 states:  "During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probable cause to believe . . . the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject."  We now have probable cause.
Mary Sparrowdancer is an investigative journalist and author of two best-selling books, English versions of which are currently sold-out.  German and Japanese versions remain available.  She is of Narragansett/Five Nations, Irish and Italian descent, and was born near Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island.  She and her children live in Tallahassee, the capital of Florida.  Her training was in laboratory sciences including bacteriology, microscopic analysis, veterinary sciences and ornithology.  She is the mother of John Shaw, who recently ran unopposed in the Florida Primary Election for Senator.  He is a Constitutional Republican, protecting the Constitution rather than corporations.  His platform is the reintroduction of industrial hemp as a sustainable, renewable, national fuel and source of new industries and revenue for our economy.  John also owns John Shaw Computers.  Mary is the mother of Emily Shaw, who is a Deputy Sheriff and a bank fraud specialist.  Emily and John are former professional Irish Step Dancers, trained by experts from Riverdance.  Mary is the former caretaker of wild animals, having cared for over 20,000 of them, including endangered species and many brown pelicans that were sent to Louisiana to replenish the dwindling number of endangered pelicans in Louisiana.  "We do not know how many of our brown pelicans and offspring are now covered in toxic oil and chemicals."  Mary wishes to commend all of those who are trying to help clean this mess up.  "Please be careful."  She extends her sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the eleven men who lost their lives during the BP explosion.
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Menhaden die-off
Mosaic ­ leading producer of Fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation.
Peter Sutherland, chairman since 1997
Gulf Fish Good Source of Omega 3
Casale purchases 8,026 shares Nalco.
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Rodney Frank Chase
Richard Friedman
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Peter Sutherland
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Daniel Sanders
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Monsanto:  Land-based omega-3, not fish
Monsanto:  non-marine sources of omega 3
The Packaged Facts report indicates however that consumers still associate omega-3 with fish oil. Which may be an indication that ingredients manufacturers trying to sell their non-fish versions of DHA will have to take marketing efforts up a notch.
The report highlights the issue of potential contaminants as a factor that could nudge consumers away from fish-derived omega-3 ingredients.
"Worries about environmental pollutants and contaminants like heavy metals, however, may prompt some consumers to shy away from marine sources of omega-3s," says the report.
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