(NaturalNews) The world’s biggest biotech and Big Pharma companies have a nearly unlimited supply of cash, so they can essentially purchase whatever they desire – and more than anything, they desire the ability to continue to sell their products to the world.
And nothing perpetuates that endless cycle of sales like manipulation of the media and so-called “official” sources of information, as well as government agencies and academia.
For instance, as noted by the Center for Research on Globalization, the biotech sector loves to scream “peer-review” when anti-GMO factions refer to scientific analyses and research-based findings in order to state their case. But even when such research is published in peer-reviewed journals, the industry unleashes its attack shills (like Jon Entine) to discredit and ruin the individual researchers, the methodology of the research, and anything else related to the study.
Other ‘concerns’ outweigh those of public safety
As the center notes further:
“Peer review or no peer review, it seems to matter little to the biotech sector when research findings have the potential to damage its interests. In any case, peer review is only for the sector’s critics. It doesn’t seem to apply much to it. For instance, in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists had continually warned regulators that GM crops could create unpredictable and hard to detect side effects, including allergies, toxin production, nutritional problems, and new diseases. They recommended that long-term studies were needed to fully assess the effect of GM foods on other crops, the ecosystem, and animal and human health, but these warnings were ignored.”
And why? Because in nearly every instance, financial concerns outweigh any related to public safety. For this industry – and, really, for Big Pharma as well – “Commercial interest, political strategy and lobbying, not science, is what really counts,” the center observed.
Monsanto, Syngenta and other biotech giants collude with government agencies and officials to “educate” the public about GMO products (meaning manipulate the public), while Big Pharma does the same when it comes to getting vaccines and other drugs that have not been properly vetted or tested to the market.
These companies use the media as well as key reporters – Entine being a case in point – to propagandize and misinform about their products. These kinds of tactics are the same ones that are currently being used against the explosive new documentary, VAXXED: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, which exposes the legitimate link between autism and vaccines, and even features Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, who admitted that his agency covered up that link. Powerful pro-vaccine forces have so far managed to censor the film by having it removed from the list of films to be screened at various festivals, including the recent Tribeca Film Festival. The showing at the annual event, which was co-founded by Hollywood mega-star Robert De Niro (that story is here), was cancelled, even though De Niro has an autistic child and was initially very interested, in the interest of fairness and science, in the film’s content.
“A much-awaited and explosive documentary film … was suddenly pulled from Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival following an intense censorship effort waged by the vaccine-pushing mainstream media and pharma-funded media science trolls,” Mike Adams, author of Food Forensics, science lab director of CWCLabs.com, editor of NaturalNews.com and creator of Medicine.news, initially reported.
“The vaccine totalitarians and media science trolls who demand absolute obedience to the fraudulent narrative that vaccines are ‘safe and effective’ have zero tolerance for any intelligent conversations about vaccines,” Adams wrote, noting that after De Niro scheduled the film, he was forced to change his mind and pull the film.
Media people who are honest with readers and the American people in general know all about the tactics used by biotech giants and Big Pharma, and that includes former top CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, author of the book, Stonewalled. In a recent TED talk, she discussed one of the propaganda techniques, “astroturfing,” an artificial, bought-and-paid for “reality” that supplants the truth.
“Astroturf seeks to manipulate you into changing your opinion by making it seem as if you’re an outlier–when you’re not,” she says in her talk.
“Hallmarks of astroturf and propaganda include use of inflammatory language such as quack, crank, nutty, pseudo, paranoid and conspiracy. Beware when an interest addresses an issue by controversializing or attacking the people, personalities and organizations surrounding the issue rather than the facts. That could be astroturf.”
“Is science to fall victim to outside pressures? Claire Robinson and Jonathan Latham argue that unless radical reform is achieved, peer-reviewed publication, which many hold to be the defining characteristic of science, will have undergone a remarkable inversion,” the Center for Research on Globalization noted further. “From its origin as a safeguard of quality and independence, it will have become a tool through which one vision, that of corporate science, came to assert ultimate control.
“As Don Huber, Professor of Plant Pathology at Purdue University, has indicated, getting research findings published that do not coincide with the aims of key commercial interests can be difficult and comes with certain risks,” the center continued. “With some hugely powerful players involved, many of whom have influence over journal content and have successfully infiltrated important government and official bodies, much of the science and the debate is being manipulated and hijacked by vested interests for commercial gain.”