Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Vicki Batts
When it comes to the list of Monsanto’s dirty deeds, there is no end in sight. News on the biotech industry’s most scandalous company and their unscrupulous efforts at keeping the truth about their toxic products from reaching the masses just keeps cropping up. With so many investigations and lawsuits going on, its no wonder that new stories of misconduct and other questionable actions continue to make headlines.
One of the latest revelations is that Monsanto ran a covert “Let Nothing Go” campaign to overrun the internet with pro-Monsanto propaganda. During the pretrials of over 50 lawsuits, the dirty plan to spread pro-Monsanto Kool-aid came to light. Just how far will Monsanto go to obscure the truth about glyphosate, GMOs and hide their toxic reputation as a whole? At this point, it seems like there is no limit to what they’ll do to keep the profits rolling in.
Under the Let Nothing Go scheme, Monsanto paid internet trolls to defend the company and its products and post positive comments on articles, Facebook posts and more. This sham was revealed during the on-going lawsuits against Monsanto for glyphosate cancer-causing effects. Sources say the lawyers declared:
“Monsanto even started the aptly-named “Let Nothing Go” program to leave nothing, not even Facebook comments, unanswered; through a series of third parties, it employs individuals who appear to have no connection to the industry, who in turn post positive comments on news articles and Facebook posts, defending Monsanto, its chemicals, and GMOs.”
Virtually all online materials, including social media posts and comments, were targeted — truly letting “nothing go.”
But Monsanto’s army isn’t just made of trolls — paid-off shills in more powerful positions were employed, as well. The legal documents show that “Monsanto quietly funnels money to ‘think tanks’ such as the ‘Genetic Literacy Project’ and the ‘American Council on Science and Health.”
Monsanto actually has four tiers of industry partners who were enlisted to decry the International Agency for Cancer Research’s finding that glyphosate was a “probable carcinogen.” The details of Monsanto’s five-point plan to obfuscate the reality that glyphosate causes cancer were recently revealed — and it just goes to show, they will stop at nothing to keep spreading their toxic garbage around the planet.
Monsanto has truly thought of just about everything when it comes to their massive propaganda campaign. And like all evil-doers, it seems like the company never thought the day would come when they’d be caught. In addition to the army of trolls and a cohort of paid academic shills and industry partners, Monsanto has even ghost-written fake “independent” studies on the safety of glyphosate.
As one email exchange between Monsanto exec William Heydens and his colleagues revealed:
A less expensive/more palatable approach might be to involve experts only for the areas of contention, epidemiology and possibly MOA (depending on what comes out of the IARC meeting), and we ghost-write the Exposure Tox & Genetox sections. An option would be to add Greim and Kier or Kirkland to have their names on the publication, but we would be keeping the cost down by us doing the writing and they would just edit & sign their names so to speak. Recall that is how we handled Williams Kroes & Munro, 2000.
Monsanto has truly left no stone unturned when it comes to their disinformation campaign. Activists like Mike Adams, founder of Natural News and director CWC Labs, have been prime targets for Monsanto’s minions, but their efforts can only keep the truth at bay for so long. As we’ve seen with the recent uprising of court cases against Monsanto, their wrongdoings will continue to catch up to them.
Read about Monsanto’s latest deeds at Monsanto.news.
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