Originally published August 19 2015
Washington Post science for sale: Propaganda rag derides essential nutrients while promoting Monsanto, GMOs and fluoride
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) In typical manipulative form, The Washington Post recently declared fish oil supplements to be ineffective and "unproven" at protecting the heart, despite mounds of scientific evidence suggesting otherwise. Citing a few outlier studies that were poorly constructed and that included the use of pharmaceutical drugs, The Washington Post is now urging the public to avoid "useless" fish oil pills, while at the same time endorsing industry poisons like genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and fluoride.
The Washington Post report claims that earlier studies suggested benefits from taking fish oil, hence why they're now widely used, but that newer ones are "inconclusive." Never mind that Big Pharma has already introduced its own patented omega-3 fish oil "drug" called "Lovaza" (GlaxoSmithKline), which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved on the basis that it reduces triglyceride levels - fish oil in supplemental, non-drug form is somehow not beneficial for this very same purpose, according to the WP.
Here's what The Washington Post writer Peter Whoriskey wrote in his propaganda piece against fish oil:
"People in the United States spend about $1.2 billion annually for fish oil pills and related supplements even though the vast majority of research published recently in major journals provides no evidence of a health benefit."
This is an amazingly audacious claim, considering that Lovaza generates nearly the same amount of sales revenue for GSK every year. Is Lovaza just as useless as supplemental fish oil pills sold at health food stores? Or does rubber-stamping this pharma pill with FDA approval automatically make it effective, and its natural, non-patented counterpart ineffective?
Washington Post attacks Chipotle for going GMO-free; but make sure you don't touch that fish oil!Anyone with an ounce of common sense will immediately recognize this major incongruity in The Washington Post's reporting, and the paper's obvious pandering to drug industry interests by denouncing the "ineffectiveness" of fish oil pills while remaining silent about Lovaza. But such deception is nothing new for The Washington Post, which has devolved into little more than a propaganda rag that promotes Monsanto's GMOs and chemical poisons while calling into question natural healing foods like fish oil.
As you may recall, The Washington Post's editorial board recently went nuts over Chipotle's decision to scrap GMOs from its menu offerings. Callously referring to this very smart move as just another marketing "gimmick," the old media rag exposed its entrenched ignorance by whining about Chipotle's contribution to what it claims is a "global propaganda campaign" against biotechnology.
The irony, of course, is that the entire biotechnology industry is built on a global propaganda campaign that's repeatedly been debunked by independent science. GMOs don't produce higher yields; they haven't reduced chemical dependence (and never will); they're killing the planet; and they're destroying decentralized agriculture systems throughout the world.
But The Washington Post will never tell you any of this, instead obfuscating the issue so its readers won't understand the difference between genetic engineering and cross-breeding, for instance. All throughout its Chipotle hit piece, The Washington Post's editorial board lies about what genetic engineering is; how it's affecting people in other countries; and what it's actually doing to our food supply.
Washington Post dismisses Monsanto's illegal release of unapproved GMO wheatBack in 2013 when a strain of unapproved genetically-modified (GM) wheat was discovered growing in Oregon, The Washington Post went easy on Monsanto, the crop's corporate owner, reiterating empty quotes from Monsanto executives who told the media that the illegal crop was "safe" and had "no food, feed or environmental safety concerns."
So much for holding the world's most evil corporation accountable for this heinous act of environmental terrorism. Even if Monsanto didn't intentionally release the transgenic wheat, the company should still be held responsible for polluting the environment and other wheat crops that, in the aftermath of the discovery, would no longer be permissible for sale on the commercial market.
No, The Washington Post is too busy trying to scare the public against consuming nutritious vitamins (fish oil) and food that hasn't been tampered with by a multinational corporation (Chipotle) to actually put in the legwork necessary to uncover and expose the crimes against humanity being inflicted on the masses by the likes of Monsanto. In fact, The Washington Post is complicit in perpetrating these crimes with its pathetic negligence in reporting the honest facts about GMOs and Monsanto's global agenda.
Washington Post endorses fluoride and glyphosate (Roundup) while warning against consuming beneficial nutrients and clean foodIf this isn't bad enough, consider that The Washington Post has also repeatedly endorsed artificial water fluoridation as "one of the 10 most important public health accomplishments." This line was hijacked directly from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but The Washington Post loves to reprint it alongside snarky comments against anti-fluoride "activists" who it claim are hampering efforts to bring fluoride to every water community in America.
The Washington Post's "Wonkblog Staff" actually listed "Banning fluoride in your water" as one of the 11 "worst policy ideas of 2014." "The science is clear," it claimed about fluoride, likening those who oppose this noxious chemical being laced into their drinking water to the characters played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in the Dumb and Dumber movie series.
And again, when the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that Monsanto's glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide is "probably carcinogenic to humans," The Washington Post was there to denounce this scientifically-validated designation with various canned talking points from Monsanto's lineup of puppet spokespersons about the chemical's supposed "safety."
There isn't a GMO, chemical, or corrupt government agenda that The Washington Post won't endorse, it seems. And yet when it comes to clean food, supplemental nutrients, and other legitimate ways that the average person can gain a better footing in life and improve his or her health naturally, The Washington Post routinely unleashes its attack dogs in total condemnation.
This would suggest that The Washington Post isn't on the side of its readers, or the population in general, for that matter: This propaganda rag works directly for Big Industry, and this fact is apparent based on the gamut of its so-called reporting.
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