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Posted by Walt Stoll on May 14, 2003 at 11:26:13:

Friends,

This reminds me of the great quote by Pogo: "We have met the enemy and he is us!"

Walt

Hi everyone,
This is a bit lengthy... But very informative...
Be Well,
Misty
http://www.searching-alternatives.com

POISON FOR PROFIT -- WHAT A BUSINESS PLAN!

Toxic induced illnesses are epidemic in the U.S. and are costing
society billions each year. Chronic illnesses linked to toxic
chemicals are, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Gulf War Illness,
Fibromyalgia, Attention Deficit Disorder, chemically-induced
insulin-dependent (Type 1) diabetes, Cancer, and Autism, to name just
a few. We need to start asking ourselves -- when you have an industry
that makes BOTH the toxic chemicals and the medical drugs and
technology to treat them --do we have a system of "poison for profit"
that is criminal? Americans now spend over a trillion dollars a year
on medical costs.

Over 95% of the toxic chemicals in the market today are inadequately
tested for human health, and none are tested for chronic, low level
exposures -- which are how we are exposed to them. Synthetic
chemicals are impregnated into thousands of products we come in
contact with every day such as clothing, furniture, bedding, paper,
food storage containers, building materials, pillow feathers, pillow
covers, inks, mattresses, food, cosmetics, carbonless paper,
fragrances, and tampons, to name just a few. The industry that
produces the over 80,000 synthetic chemicals currently on the market,
spends millions lobbying in Congress to keep the regulatory system to
protect public health -- flawed and weak. Top officials in the
federal government leave the regulatory system to work in top jobs for
the companies they formerly regulated.

"When we, our children and our animals suffer symptoms or become ill,
have trouble with our reproductive systems -- we spend many thousands
of dollars on medical imaging, tests, treatments, operations,
hospitals and drugs... a circle of profit that has no equal in the
corporate world. Again this year - the chemical/pharmaceutical
industry was declared the most profitable industry in the world."
(2000, 2001 and 2002 business reports for top ten businesses). A.
Hotz
**********************************
http://www.redflagsweekly.com/storm_warnings/poison.html
POISON FOR PROFIT --- CHEM/PHARM HAS NO EQUAL - WHAT A BUSINESS PLAN!

By Ashley Simmons Hotz

May 15, 2002 - The huge transnational companies that produce toxic
chemicals found in pesticides, herbicides and industrial and household
products profit not only from the sale of these products, but also
from the symptoms and chronic illnesses that they can trigger.

The vast majority of chemicals found in pesticides and other products,
undergo little or no testing for chronic, low level exposures and for
chronic health effects.

The same chemical companies that produce toxic chemicals also produce
prescription drugs, veterinary medicines, a wide array of medical
products and imaging technologies, hold cancer treatment and medical
device patents, and a produce a staggering assortment of
over-the-counter palliatives.

Families with toxin induced illnesses often spend large sums for drugs
and medical treatment.

This circle of profit is not conspiracy theory, but an easily provable
fact.

Below are chem/pharm web sites for the largest companies in the world.
There you can see quickly and clearly that these companies profit from
all sides of the picture.

Aventis was launched in December 1999 through the merger of Hoechst AG
of Germany and Rhône-Poulenc SA of France. Main Home Page for
Aventis--go to top right and click on "Aventis Worldwide" to see
medical, agrochemical and pharmaceutical categories of business.
http://www.aventis.com/main/0,1003,EN-XX-100---,FF.html

Aventis "crop sciences" include herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and
genetically engineered food.
http://www.cropscience.aventis.com/products/products.htm

Aventis Pharma is the pharmaceutical division:
http://www.aventis.com/main/0,1003,EN-XX-24770-37160--,FF.html

Monsanto is owned by Pharmacia. The Pharmacia Corporation was created
through the merger of Pharmacia Upjohn with Monsanto Company and its
G.D. Searle unit. Pharmacia employs 59,000 people worldwide and has
research, manufacturing and administrative sales operations in more
than 60 countries.

Monsanto:
http://www.monsanto.com

Pharmacia:
http://www.pharmacia.com/About/Index.asp

BASF-fungicides, herbicides, pesticides:
http://www.basf.de/en/produkte/gesundheit/pflanzen/products/
BASF - pharmaceuticals:
http://www.basf.de/en/produkte/gesundheit/nahrung/

Merck is known widely as a pharmaceutical company
http://www.merck.com/
Merck Research Company; Applications to Register Pesticide:
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/1996/July/Day-10/pr-796.html

Merck produces chemicals and precursors for pesticides and other
neurotoxins.

Merck Chemicals for Industrial Applications - Listed in alphabetical
order:
http://www.merck-ti.de/tabelle/cia_tabelle.htm
"Our broad range of Chemicals for Industrial Applications is widely
used in many fields of production within the chemical and technical
industries."
http://www.merck-ti.de/set_cia.html

Dow Chemical produces both toxic chemicals and pharmaceuticals. (Click
on the drop-down list here):
http://www.dow.com/products_services/index.html
Dow Pharmaceuticals:
http://www.dowpharm.com/

Dow's pesticide products include the organophosphate pesticide Dursban
(a/k/a Chlorpyrifos/a/k/a RAID a/k/a Lorsban and is found in about 800
other pesticide products). Dursban was to be phased out and banned
from indoor, yard and garden use last year because of what it does to
the developing brain.

EPA was going to allow Dursban to "continue to be sold until current
stocks run out" but Dow has been scrambling to get this delayed, and
has been conducting short term clinical trials by feeding Dursban
pills to healthy teenagers in an attempt to get it back on the market:

http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101020422/poisons.html

Dupont Chemical recently sold a pharmaceutical division to Bristol
Myers Squibb. Dupont makes pesticides and drugs:
http://www.dupontpharma.com/
Here is a list of other chemicals and neurotoxins that they produce:
http://www1.dupont.com/NASApp/dupontcom/jsp/products/products/products
Main.jsp

Do you take Bayer aspirin? Did you know that Bayer also makes other
drugs, pesticides, chemicals? When you get to the Bayer site from the
following URL, go to the "application" search engine and scroll down
to pesticides. At the first URL here, go to the right side and click
on the drop-down list to see the spectrum of products -- for
industrial chemicals and "crop protection" products, to
pharmaceuticals.
http://www.bayer.com/en/index_en.php

Bayer pharmaceuticals:
http://www.pharma.bayer.com/

It is interesting to note that the Bayer corporation was originally
the I.G. Farben Company with deep ties to the Nazis during the 1920s
and 30s. I.G. Farben produced Zyklon-B gas which was used in the Nazi
death camps. Other big chem/pharm manufacturers became owners of
pieces of I.G. Farben during the lengthy process of dissolving its
assets after decades of lawsuits and pressures from international
organizations for alleged I.G.Farben Nazi crimes. Here is a quote from
the BBC:

"Most of the company's assets were confiscated after World War II and
were transferred to four big German corporations: Bayer, Hoechst, Agfa
and BASF."

See BBC article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1549000/1549092.stm

Many of these huge transnationals have merged with each other. For
example, CibaGeigy, Sandoz and other multinational
chemical/pharmaceutical companies merged to become Novartis. Then
Novartis Agribusiness merged with Zeneca (Astra-Zeneca) Agrochemicals
to form Syngenta:
http://www.syngenta.com/en/syngenta/facts.asp
Standard and Poor's Stock Exchange profile on Novartis:
http://www.advisorinsight.com/pub/maccess/nyse/nvtsy_66987v_profile.ht
m
Novartis pharmaceuticals, seeds, genetic engineering:
http://www.novartis.com
Novartis owns Syngenta -- produces pesticides, herbicides, etc:
http://www.syngenta-us.com/
Novartis AG -- incredible list of products, relationships and
subsidiaries:
http://www.transnationale.org/fiches/70.htm

Then there is Astra Zeneca that sold off part of its agrochemical
business to Novartis. AstraZeneca. For some listings of its
pharmaceuticals:
http://www.astrazeneca.com/mainnav1/s_products/s_prod_brands/c_prod_li
st/index.html

MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS & SPIN-OFFS IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY 1998 -
2001:
http://www.icem.org/events/BKK/chem/ma.html

AMVAC makes the insecticide NALED a/k/a DIBROM, and nineteen other
products. AMVAC Chemical Company is owned by American Vanguard
Corporation, which makes herbicides, pesticides. A major portion of
its revenues comes from selling its specialty chemicals to the
pharmaceutical industry. It is also in the business of "environmental
remediation" and "toxic waste management." (Like other chem/pharm
companies, American Vanguard profits from pollution that they help
make, and then get paid to clean up).
http://www.thestandard.com/companies/dossier/0,1922,271462,00.html

AMVAC's brother subsidiaries include, GemChem, Inc. and Environmental
Mediation, Inc.

AMVAC's brother GemChem: "... committed to exceeding industry
standards as a national chemical distributor. In addition to
representing AMVAC as its domestic sales force, GemChem also sells
into the cosmetic, nutritional and pharmaceutical markets."

AMVAC's brother Environmental Mediation, Inc. provides clients with:
"complex investigative and remedial activities. With... core expertise
in the areas of hazardous waste, air toxics, and water quality..."

Environmental Mediation, Inc. offers its clients expertise in:

Issue Analysis
Strategic Planning
Government Relations
Regulatory Strategy
Environmental Consulting
Public Affairs

American Home Products pharmaceuticals and veterinary medicines has
subsidiaries galore, including American Cyanimid among others.
American Cyanimid produced many chemical products including pesticides
and pharmaceutical chemicals.
http://www.amvac-chemical.com/investor_page/Subsidiaries/subsidiaries.
htm
AHP later changed its name to WYETH, a major holding company:
http://www.wyeth.com

American Home Products was gobbled up by the chem/pharm giat BASF:
http://www.basf.com/static/OpenMarket/Xcelerate/Preview_cid-9742368551
15_pubid-974236850984_c-Article.html

See paragraph nine:
http://www.rrz.uni-hamburg.de/biologie/b_online/ppigb/company.htm

And this just shows the cycle of profit in all of its glory when you
see the Chemical Business Research website -- Click on: "Code "C4":
Cancer Opportunities in the New Millennium"
http://ecom.sric.sri.com/CBRD/Public/Staff/

Did you know that thousands of toxic chemicals are impregnated into
products that we come in intimate contact with every day that have
woefully inadequate testing? Synthetic chemicals are found in
clothing, furniture, bedding, paper, food storage containers, building
materials, pillow feathers, pillow covers, inks, mattresses, food,
cosmetics, carbonless paper, fragrances, and tampons. A wide variety
of fat soluable pesticides are even impregnated into animal feed (fat
soluable means it stores in fat). One of the reasons this is done is
to cut down on flies in the barnyard. The fecal matter becomes so
toxic that it ends up killing the flies! So the questions is -- does
the animal fat cause us to get dosed with low levels of this stuff?
See EPA web site:
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_99/40cfr186_99.html

Most of the public is completely unaware of how pervasive toxic
chemicals are in our homes and offices. If it were just one or two of
the chemicals--the effects might be tolerable. But that is not the
case at all because the relentless cumulative and synergistic effects
of these chemicals is causing great harm to human, animal and
environmental health.

When we, our children and our animals suffer symptoms or become ill,
have trouble with our reproductive systems -- we spend many thousands
of dollars on medical imaging, tests, treatments, operations,
hospitals and drugs... a circle of profit that has no equal in the
corporate world. Again this year - the chemical/pharmaceutical
industry was declared the most profitable industry in the world.

What a business plan!

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Re: Fouling our nest with a vengence! Archive in ecology.

Posted by peterb on May 14, 2003 at 16:50:34:

In Reply to: Fouling our nest with a vengence! Archive in ecology. posted by Walt Stoll on May 14, 2003 at 11:26:13:

it's a strong case for federal regulation whose oversight is not the ex-CEOs and operations mgrs of large industry, but a consortium representing a variety of interests, something at least approximating balance. By 2020, if memory serves, 1 out of 2 people in the U.S. will have some form of cancer. and now they want to make vitamin C a pharmaceutical they can sell for $20 a bottle via prescription? if this issue were more visible, i don't believe Americans would stand for it. I hope anyone who takes a prescription drug will write a letter to the mftr and express disgust at their support of SB722, unless you look forward to going to a doctor to get some Vitamin E (assuming he will even write such a prescription!) and pay 3-5 times what you do now. If they deny supporting SB722, then ask them to go on record for NOT supporting it. this needs to get just as ugly publicly as it is already behind closed doors. a great disappointment for me was when my mother's supposedly holistic doctor working out of one of the multi-modal facilities here in Atlanta was trying her best to get my mother to stop her fish oil and Kava. I sent her a scathing letter shortly afterward challenging her to disprove the facts on the dangers of synthetic pharamceuticals and the fact that natural supplements have an incredibly safe record of use, over many years. i also reminded her that doctor care is the #3 leading cause of death in the U.S., one notch ABOVE death by prescription medication! I asked her to provide any documentation that would contradict my observations. Do you think I got a response?



Re: Fouling our nest with a vengence! Archive in ecology.

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 15, 2003 at 07:30:31:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest with a vengence! Archive in ecology. posted by peterb on May 14, 2003 at 16:50:34:

Thanks, PeterB.

How would you like to be president :o)? I would vote for you.

Namaste`

Walt



Re: Fouling our nest with a vengence! Archive in ecology.

Posted by pb on May 15, 2003 at 17:59:35:

In Reply to: Re: Fouling our nest with a vengence! Archive in ecology. posted by Walt Stoll on May 15, 2003 at 07:30:31:

LOL, so would i!!

:)

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