Scientists who have studied the undersea horrors unleashed by Monsanto’s poisoning of the worlds’ oceans have determined that Roundup runoff into the oceans is killing them.
Roundup Pollution Kills Great Barrier Reef
Dr. Kathi Forti has seen firsthand how Roundup pollution is killing Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. While snorkeling off Port Douglas in 2013, she found few coral areas that weren’t completely dead. Most were entirely bleached of life. Her boat captain blamed pollution. Neither of them knew then what they know now, that glyphosate runoff into the oceans was the “pollution” that was killing ocean life.
Look at these pictures of the Great Barrier Reef, before and after glyphosate poisoning.
Global Warming caused by Monsanto?
Dr. Forti says that today we have a much clearer picture of what is killing the oceans and also warming Mother Earth. We have been programmed to believe that fossil fuels, CO2 emissions, are the main culprit in global warming, she says. We may need to reconsider that hypothesis. Dr. Forti writes: “According to research by the Marine Pollution Bulletin and others, we can add glyphosate, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready herbicide, to the top of the list.”
Killing Plankton Kills Oceans
All ocean life depends on phytoplankton for its sole food source. That life includes whales, reefs, sponges, coral, and everything else in the great waters. Some fishes have their phytoplankton needs met by eating other fish. Those other fish feed off the plankton. Phytoplankton is as at the very top of the ocean food chain. ALL life is connected to it, dependent upon it. If all the phytoplankton dies, then so does everything else. The Pacific Ocean, for one, is suffering huge fish die offs: whales, dolphins, seals, and many thousands of fish are now washing up dead almost daily somewhere in the world, at ever increasing rates. One man who recently sailed thousands of miles across it was unable to catch a single fish to eat. Everything was dead.
Phytoplankton, a photosynthetic plant, is essentially ocean algae. Its biological processes parallel those of land-based plants. Dr. Forti points out that, “Ocean and coral reef death can be traced to phytoplankton die-off, which has accelerated by 40 percent since the 1950’s. It wasn’t long before some researchers started asking: What new substance was introduced in the last 40 years that kills virtually all land-based plants? The answer: Glyphosate.”
Glyphosate kills EVERYTHING
Coral reefs are primarily plant life. Glyphosate is made to kill plants. It is designed to kill all life, except that which has been genetically altered to withstand it. Run-off from agricultural spraying of glyphosate runs into our rivers, which run into the ocean, in less than 40 days. Dr. Forti says glyphosate maintains about 80% of its killing capacity, more than enough to kill phytoplankton.
Glyphosate kills Phytoplankton
According to research by the Marine Pollution Bulletin and others, the most notable phytoplankton declines are seen in waters near both poles, in the tropics, and in the open ocean. In short, everywhere. Conventional science says phytoplankton die-off is due to warmer waters from climate change. So why is the die-off also happening in the colder waters of the Arctic poles? The answer is that temperature is not the decisive factor. This kills the global warming explanation for phytoplankton die-off.
Phytoplankton die-off triggers ocean acidification. Recent studies show ocean acidification may have a climate effect of its own. (Everything is always connected.) While climate change and ocean acidification are parallel phenomena, they also interact. Rising temperatures and changing seawater chemistry are known to impact marine life. Some of those impacts can, in turn, cause rising air and sea temperatures. It’s all one system. Affecting one thing change everything else.
Massive Fish Die-Offs
As phytoplankton is dying, so is the Earth’s once-rich marine life. Pacific salmon are disappearing at a staggering rate. Scientists believe they are starving to death. Plankton pastures that once flourished have morphed into lifeless deserts. This will continue to contribute to our already tragic increases in large-scale whale beachings and fish deaths.
Glyphosate – the Gift that Keeps on Killing
Dr. Forti explains that glyphosate’s half-life – the rate at which it breaks down – lasts much longer in the ocean than in fresh water. Glyphosate is a salt, and in the presence of ocean salts it acts as a preservative. Worse still, it gathers strength over time. This leads to massive plankton and aquatic die-off. Sadly, criminally, this news is not being reported in the mainstream “news.”
Is Monsanto Killing Oceans, Too?
The real fake news the mainstream “news” outlets carp about is delivered by them every day. The continued, wretched failure of mainstream news outlets to report important stories such as this one is as fake as fake news can get. The mainstream newsfakers fail to report on mass ocean die-offs and the probable causes of those die-offs. Instead we get 24-hour reports on the latest sports event or “movie star” scandal. Those distractions are the real fake news, while Monsanto continues to poison the world with criminal backing from the U.S. Government.