Monsanto Paid Google to Bury Unfavorable News (Investgation)

by Sara Burrows

Internal documents reveal Monsanto paid Google to suppress news stories about the Roundup-cancer link

Two groundbreaking trials that have found Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup responsible for causing cancer have brought to light some disturbing news about how the company has manipulated media coverage of the product.

Internal documents obtained by Freedom of Information Act requests revealed that Monsanto paid Google to push stories critical of the company far down on the search results list, while promoting stories that supported the company.

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Internal Documents Reveal How Monsanto Targeted and Discredited Journalists and Activists

By John Vibes, Truth Theory

Monsanto waged a propaganda war against the activist and journalists who spoke out against them, according to documents recently disclosed as a part of the company’s ongoing court battle over the dangers posed by their top-selling weedkiller, “Roundup.”

It has come to light that the company operated a “fusion center,” where employees were given the task of spying on journalists and activists while targeting them with smear campaigns.

Even high profile figures like Neil Young were targeted for their anti-Monsanto activism. Neil Young became such a thorn in the company’s side that they actually considered legal action against him at one point.

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Monsanto Paid Google to Censor Results – Operated Fusion Center to Discredit Journalists and Activists

(Aaron Kesel) Monsanto (Bayer) operated an intelligence-gathering “fusion center,” to discredit journalists and activists, including singer Neil Young, and paid Google to bury results in its search engine, The Guardian, reported.

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“They Were Saying Horrible Things” – How Monsanto Tried To Discredit Journalists, Rockstars And Other ‘Roundup’ Critics

(Zero Hedge) Discrediting adversarial journalists and even a legendary rock star who had criticized the health hazards of roundup weedkiller. Silencing activists and alleged victims of the company’s roundup weedkiller. These Harvey Weinsten-esque tactics were employed by Monsanto owner Bayer as part of a multipronged effort to discredit its critics.

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Scientist Says 1 in 2 Children Born in 2025 Will Be Autistic – Something is Clearly Causing this Health Crisis of Historic Proportions

by Marco Cáceres

On June 5, 2014, senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory made the following statement at an event sponsored by the Groton Wellness organization in Groton, Massachusetts:

"At today’s rate, by 2025, 1 in 2 children will be autistic."1 

Dr. Seneff repeated the prediction at a conference on Dec. 18, 2014.2

In December 2014, Dr. Seneff was interviewed about the prediction by journalist Thom Hartmann on the Thom Hartmann radio program.3

She was interviewed again about the prediction by Hartmann in January 2015 for RT television.4 In that interview, Dr. Seneff noted that she had been misquoted and that what she actually said was that “half of all children born in 2025” will be autistic.

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Roundup Gave Us Cancer

More than 800 people with cancer are suing Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, over claims the glyphosate-based herbicide made them ill — and Monsanto did little to warn the public, despite knowing cancer risks existed.1

In 2015, glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, was determined to be a "probable carcinogen" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), rather than taking immediate steps to protect Americans from this probable cancer-causing agent, decided to reassess its position on the chemical and, after doing so, released a paper in October 2015 stating that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.2

Monsanto protests

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Bayer Says Monsanto Kept Dossiers On Influential People — Hoped to Influence their Position on Pesticide Safety

(NaturalHealth365) Ahhhh – there’s nothing like the smell of propaganda early in the morning. At least this must be what the higher-ups at the Bayer company think as they start their days trying to figure out how to spin pesticide data and influence the public.

Now, in breaking news, this Big Agra conglomerate – who in 2016 bought Monsanto for a cool $63 billion – is being forced to address some shady behavior exhibited by its newest acquisition. Turns out that Monsanto’s recently-revealed actions indicate a highly plausible attempt to inaccurately change the conversation about pesticide “safety.”

Pesticide secrets: A big company with nothing to hide wouldn’t do this – right?

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Monsanto Faces More Than 13,000 Plaintiffs Amid Calls In Europe They Kept Dossiers On Influential People Both Pro And Anti Pesticide, Rigged Studies

(Aaron Kesel) Last week Activist Post reported that Monsanto had kept dossiers on influential people throughout France and other European countries. This week, it was revealed that the German chemical and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer disclosed that Monsanto, the controversial U.S. pesticide producer behind genetically modified organisms (GMOs) involved in more than 13,000 plaintiffs lawsuits alleging illness had kept “watch lists” of its opponents including journalists in key EU member states and in EU institutions.

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Bayer Stock Has Now Lost Almost 50% of Its Value Since Merger With Monsanto

Bayer’s purchase of Monsanto was originally seen as a smart one for the German company because of their similar business models based on GMO seeds and pesticides.

But now, after the company was just ordered to pay over $2 billion dollars to two cancer victims over the use of Roundup, the controversial Monsanto herbicide, Bayer is reeling, and stockholders are not happy to say the least.

The trial is the third such decision against Bayer and Monsanto since groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson won a similar case in August 2018, and it could open the floodgates for billions of dollars in more judgments against the company, as over 1,000 similar lawsuits are still pending.

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