Mom Speaks at Monsanto
Press Release from Moms Across America
Monsanto Shareholder meeting presentation January 31, 2015 (UPDATED July 1, 2022)
Organic Consumer's Association, SumOfUs, and Moms Across America held a rally at the Monsanto Headquarters on Jan 30, 2015. Supporters came from St.Louis, CA, Arizona, Illinois, Washington DC, Chicago, and beyond.
Inside the meeting:
Zen Honeycutt represented John Harrington of Harrington Investments at yesterday’s meeting to ask for shareholder support for Item No. 5, Shareowner Proxy Access—an essential mechanism for accountability supported by institutional investors and the SEC.
As the founder of Moms Across America, she spoke on behalf of millions of mothers, a significant group of long-term stakeholders of Monsanto. Her presentation contained the following:
1 out of 2 children in America today has chronic illnesses such as asthma, allergies, autism, autoimmune disease, Crohn’s, diabetes, and obesity. (1) All of these conditions and more can be directly linked to GMOs and Glyphosate--to Monsanto’s products.
Zen said to Monsanto, on behalf of struggling parents, STOP POISONING our children! Glyphosate—a patented antibiotic—has been detected in the air, water, food, Fruit Loops (see GMOFreeUSA.com) , our children’s urine, our breast milk, (2) and in feeding tube liquid (3) fed to children with cancer, at levels thousands of times ABOVE what has been shown to destroy GUT BACTERIA—where 70% of the immune system lies. (4)
The Monsanto shareholders MUST know, she said that without proper gut bacteria the body cannot make Tryptophan, Melatonin, or Serotonin which regulates insulin—leading to numerous illnesses including diabetes, a disease which is on course to bankrupt US Healthcare in 13 years. (5)
When the gut bacteria are destroyed, food particles and pathogens escape through the intestines, causing allergies and auto-immune diseases. Allergy ER Visits have increased 265% since GMOs and glyphosate were introduced. (6)
Without healthy gut bacteria and the ability to make serotonin and melatonin, our bodies cannot prevent insomnia, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. 57.7 million Americans have mental illness today. (7)
Glyphosate is a DNA mutagen and cell disintegrator, allowing toxins into the brain. (8)
Glyphosate is a chelator, causing vitamin and mineral deficiency. Without certain minerals, our bodies cannot fight cancer. (9)
Glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor, causing infertility, sterility, miscarriages, and birth defects. (10)
She stated that she was submitting hundreds of testimonials from mothers describing what Monsanto products are doing to their children and showing how their children get better when they avoid GMOs and eat organic.
Zen also submitted hundreds of pages of studies and papers today showing how glyphosate impacts the gut-brain connection (11), leading to birth defects (12), liver and kidney disease (13), Parkinson’s (14), Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (15), Alzheimer's, Celiac’s, Autism (15) and Cancer (16). According to the current rate of diagnosis we can expect, that in 20 years, 50% of our children born will get autism. (17)
Zen said that understands that no one wants to believe this is true, however, she asked, has anyone on the Board read the newest studies and research??
She asked :
"What if the very investments Monsanto’s shareholders are making to BUILD a foundation of security for our children and grandchildren are the same investments that are DESTROYING their future? What if instead of creating health and prosperity, they are causing ECONOMIC RUIN?
What if instead of feeding millions of people with GMOs, Monsanto is in fact hurting generations to come?
We mothers say, STOP IT. STOP IT NOW.
You have an opportunity to make a difference for your families and our country. We ask shareholders to support the Shareholder Access Proxy and vote a pediatrician onto this board. We ask Monsanto to have the courage to create a new future for Monsanto and America.
The proxy passed by 53%.
Honeycutt was thankful to Harrington Investments who gave her the opportunity to speak on behalf of mothers everywhere. She said, “I hope the shareholders were able to understand that I represent, not just angry moms, but moms who are informed, citizens. We have the experiences with our children and the science to back us up.” She promises that “Moms will not stop. We will not give up, because the love for our children will never end.”
Moms Across America plans a Moms MeetUp on May 2, 2015, where Moms will meet in their communities and cause a billion-dollar shift to organic food. Go to www.momsacrossamerica.com for more information.
Contact regarding proxy
Tracy Geraghty Research Analyst Harrington Investments, Inc T 800.788.0154 F 707.257.7923
Zen Honeycutt Moms Across America (949) 307-6695 [email protected]
(1) http://www.mariarickerthong.com, http://www.kidshealth.org
(2) Honeycutt, Z., Rowlands, H. Glyphosate Testing Report: Findings in American Mothers’ Breast Milk, Urine and Water. Conducted by Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse, April 7, 2014
(3) Glyphosate Found in Feeding Tube Liquid Report and details at http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/glyphosate_found_in_feeding_tube_liquid
(4) Curr Microbiol DOI 10.1007/s00284-012-0277-2 The Effect of Glyphosate on Potential Pathogens and Beneficial Members of Poultry Microbiota In Vitro Awad A. Shehata • Wieland Schro ̈dl •Alaa. A. Aldin • Hafez M. Hafez • Monika Kru ̈ger
(5) “The Secrets of Sugar” The Fifth Estate Canadian Broadcasting Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDaYa0AB8TQ
(6) Robert Wood “ Food Allergies for Dummies” http://drrobertwood/food-allergy-epidemic.shtml and Robyn O’Brien, author “The UnHealthy Truth”
(8) Entropy, April 2013, Samsel A, Seneff S, Glyphosate's suppression of cytochrome P450 enzymes and amino acid biosynthesis by the gut microbiome: Pathways to modern diseases
(9) Glyphosate The Destructor of Human Health Rosemary Mason http://www.gmoevidence.com/dr-mason-glyphosate-is-destructor-of-human-health-and-biodiversity/
(10)Roundup and Birth Defects; Is the public being kept in the dark? Earth Open Source June 2011, Antoniou, Habib, Howard, Jennings, Leifery, Nodari, Robinson, Fagan
And Glyphosate-based herbicides are toxic and endocrine disruptors in human cell lines. Toxicology 262 (2009) 184–191; Carla L. Barberis , Cecilia S. Carranza , Stella M. Chiacchiera & Carina E. Magnoli (2013)
(11)Time and Dose-Dependent Effects of Roundup on Human Embryonic and Placental Cells; Benchour, Sipahutar, Moslemi, Gasnier, Travert, Seralini. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
(12) Roundup disrupts male reproductive functions by triggering calcium-mediated cell death in rat testis and Sertoli cells. Vera Lúcia de Liz Oliveira Cavallia et al. Elsevier Journal
(13) International Journal of Environmental Research and ISSN 1660-4601 www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph Glyphosate, Hard Water and Nephrotoxic Metals: Are They the
Culprits Behind the Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Liver?
(14) Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Occupational Exposure to Agricultural Pesticide Chemical Groups and Active Ingredients: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisSource: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/4/4449/htm Leah Schinasi and Maria E. Leon http://www.gmoevidence.com/dr-schinasi-glyphosate-herbicides-linked-to-non-hodgkins-lymphoma/
(15) Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intoleranceAnthony SAMSEL and Stephanie SENEFF Versita.com
(16) Journal of Food & Chemical Toxicology, June 2013, Thongprakaisang S, Thiantanawat A, Rangkadilok N, Surivo T, Satavavivad J, Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors, (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170);
(17) Entropy, April 2013, Samsel A, Seneff S, Glyphosate's suppression of cytochrome P450 enzymes and amino acid biosynthesis by the gut microbiome: Pathways to modern diseases