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Originally published October 24 2015

Bill Burr destroys Monsanto in profanity-laced video

by Daniel Barker

(NaturalNews) If you don't mind hearing the "F-word" and other expletives used very liberally, you might want to watch comedian and podcaster Bill Burr's profanity-laced, but undoubtedly humourous, diatribe against Monsanto on YouTube . (Warning: Strong Language!)

Burr echoes the sentiments of many of us who also consider Monsanto to be as close to being a truly "evil" corporation as possible.

In the podcast (starting at 24:40), Burr talks about the GM eggplant fiasco that occurred in India under Monsanto's supervision. The genetically modified eggplants — or "brinjals," as they are called in that part of the world — that Monsanto tried to introduce in India and Pakistan turned out to be a dismal failure.

The Monsanto Frankenfood version of the eggplant was supposed to be resistant to pests, but by all accounts, it didn't work.

From Global

"The [egg]plants engineered to contain Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, a naturally occurring pesticide, failed to mature and were attacked by other borers and insects that seemed unscathed by Bt."

According to last known reports, none of the countries outside the U.S. (including India, Bangladesh and the Philippines) where the company was trying to establish the Bt-modified eggplants have approved them. In fact, Monsanto has even tried to appeal a Philippine ruling which concluded that the GM eggplants have not been proven safe for consumption.

The tide is turning against Monsanto

Anti-Monsanto and anti-GMO advocates have had a lot to celebrate lately.

In March of 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the results of a study conducted by the organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which determined that glyphosate — the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller — "probably causes cancer."

Another bad news for the company in 2015 has been the banning of GMOs in Scotland under the EU's new "opt-out" rules regarding GM agriculture. Germany quickly followed with a request to also opt-out. Now, Greece and Latvia are also doing the same.

France is also looking at a possible opt-out solution to keep itself GMO-free. In September, a French appeals court upheld a 2012 ruling that found Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning in the case of a farmer who developed neurological problems from using the company's Lasso herbicide.

Meanwhile, in Asia, thousands of Indian farmers are mounting demonstrations against Monsanto and its deadly agenda.

U.S. also rising up against Monsanto's chemical violence

In the United States, where Monsanto has long had nearly "free rein" to do as it pleases, attitudes have also begun to change dramatically regarding the company and its chemical violence tactics.

California is currently seeking to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, but it remains to be seen how far-reaching the effects will be on GM agriculture in that state.

And in April, a group of American citizens filed a class-action suit against Monsanto for false advertising. From

"[T]he company is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or animals. The plaintiffs argue that the targeted enzyme, EPSP synthase, is found in the microbiota that reside in human and non-human animal intestines. In addition to its potential cancer-causing properties, Roundup has been linked to a host of other health issues, environmental problems and the record decline of monarch butterflies."

Monsanto stock plummets, company forced to lay off thousands

All these setbacks have had a serious effect on Monsanto.

Monsanto stock share prices have dropped this year from $125.46 to $87.61 and just recently, the company has announced the retrenchment of 2600 workers over the next two years, reducing the company's workforce by around 12 percent.

This is all very encouraging news, but the battle has not yet been won. Roundup is still one of the most commonly-used weedkillers throughout the world as Monsanto continues to wage a chemical war against the world's population.

We must continue the fight until GM agriculture is completely banned globally.


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