Bullshit Artists in Agricultural Science: A Raging Sri Lankan Email Debating Circuit

Chandre Dharmawardana

[Several personnel in this vibrant Sri Lankan EMAIL DISCUSSION CHAIN] have presented a conspiracy claim (that companies like Monsanto practically buys scientists by providing them scholarships and research grants). [This type of assertion] is easy to make, and was started in the mid 1990s when whole-foods supermarket chains began to clamour for a larger share of the market, and a well calculated disinformation campaign was launched.
Can we say that all the Nobel Laureates who believe that glyphosate is a very safe herbicide are all paid agents of Monsanto?
[alleged] Glyphosate injury on raspberries. Photo credit: OMAFRA.

On 31st July 2016 100 Nobel Laureates made a press release in Washington Post, condemning these attacks, and asking “environmental” organizations  like Green Peace to desist from funding bogus research designed to prove that glyphosate is dangerous. Example, giving glyphosate to species of rabbits that are known to easily get cancer, and then claiming that such research proves that glyphosate causes cancer.

Glyphosate was banned claiming that it caused kidney disease in the Rajarata. But there is ot even a single piece of clinical or experimental evidence to support it, so people like Dilrook Kannagngara are forced to talk of aphids dying of glyphosate – a good thing for farmers who want to get rid of aphids.

Can we say that anyone who gets a Shell scholarship is going to support fossil fuel? Can we say that someone who gets his/her medical degree in Public Health from Bristol University will become a spokesman for cigarettes because Bristol U was (and still is) funded by a multinational cigarette company? Even nin Sri Lanka, Ceylon Tobacco (which should be made to close its tobacco plantations) gives scholarships and funds charities etc., and so are all those scholars supporters of Tobacco?
The dis-infromation campaign of the whole foods supermarket chains is more successful because it is based on frightening the consumer.

But it cannot ultimately succeed because organic food is 4-5 times as expensive as conventional supermarket food, and it is also environmentally more damaging..

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 9:44:41 PM GMT-5, Ravindra Jayananda <2ravijayananda@gmail.com> wrote:
Even at the very moment there is a huge discussion on the use of Glyphosate. There it was revealed that companies like Monsanto practically buys scientists by providing them scholarships and research grants.
These scientists naturally come forward to save their masters
On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 7:07 AM Chandre dharma-wardana <chandre.dharma@yahoo.ca> wrote
I took some in detail and expalined that the amounts (to kill aphids) was way beyond anything used by farmers. If you put enough of anything you can kill aphids.
On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 7:49:32 PM GMT-5, Dilrook Kannangara <dilrookk@yahoo.com> wrote:
I have given at least 5 credible research into it. Chandre has been unable to refute any of them scientifically. Isn’t that the case?
On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 4:20:28 AM GMT+10, Chandre dharma-wardana <chandre.dharma@yahoo.ca> wrote:
Dilrook Kannagara’s all out condemnation of Glyphosate fails as he  now admits that glyphosate is not only good to control weeds, abut it also controls aphid invasions. Killing two birds with one stone! No wonder it is the worlds most popular herbicide, sold in 190 countries, with China today its largest producer. US Agriculture has not banned it and its periodic review has approved for another 5 years. UK does a period review every 10 years. EU in two years. It is certain to approve it for another 5 years.
On Monday, May 17, 2021, 8:22:34 PM GMT-5, Dilrook Kannangara <dilrookk@yahoo.com> wrote:
Chandare’s all out defence of glyphosate with irrelevant comparisons defies his “scientific” and “research” sham.
Stick to research on the matter. Do not make unrelated comparisons.
(Alternatives for diesel are being tested and smoke tests were a regular check until recently.)
On Monday, May 17, 2021, 11:03:19 AM GMT+10, Chandre dharma-wardana <chandre.dharma@yahoo.ca> wrote:
Let us take one of the papers that

Dilrook Kannangara (DK) pulls out of the internet. Of course the paper must may be very respectable. But it is what you do with its contents that matters. Let us take one of his papers, e.g.,

he refers to a paper saying glyphosate kills aphids (while also killing weeds). So, farmers should be very happy, because they WANT TO eliminate aphids which suck dry young rice garins and young buds of  many leaves.

But DK is complaining, as if it is not a good thing if it were only true!

If DK had looked at the amounts of glyphosate involved, he will also see that farmers don’t use such amounts of glyphosate, but only a tiny minuscule of it. So, unfortunately, the farmers have to use some other approach to get rid of aphids.

That aphids die at “sublethal doses of glyphosate” is of little use to anybody except for those who want so say “See, glyphosate kills”. But, Diesel exhaust kills insects (and people) even more efficiently, and at much lower doses, and no one is trying to take the belching trucks and buses of the roads before they take glyphosate off the market.
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 7:04:36 PM GMT-5, Dilrook Kannangara <dilrookk@yahoo.com> wrote:
They are not just things picked from the internet. They are references to credible research published in scientific media!
Too bad they don’t help your agenda so you disregard them and keep asking the same thing.
Let alone CKD, there are many other reasons to ban it.
(However, do not lose sight of the woods for the trees. Chemical fertilizer is essential and a blanket support for or opposition to all chemical matter is unwise.)
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 10:53:38 PM GMT+10, Chandre dharma-wardana <chandre.dharma@yahoo.ca> wrote:
So we see the danger of just picking up articles from the Internet and not evaluating them in the context of the available data.
These studies talk of “sublethal” doses, and NOT doses at the level used by farmers.
These are orders of magnitude higher than what is used in the field by farmers, or
left on crops after application.
In fact, these experiments don’t even establish that, e.g., the aphids died due to the
glyphosate, or due to the adjuvant ( a soapy material), or due to some other effect.
A press release by 100 Nobel laureates commented on the anti-GMO lobby who
claim that this type of results have relevance to actual agricultural practice. They
have no relevance.
A 23 year long study on some 90,000 people in farmer families was carried out
under normal usage conditions, with normal glyphosate with adjuvants as used by
farmers, and the results were released in November 2018, by the US Department of
Public health which funded the study that cost billions (it had NO industry funding and
NO industry scientists).
G. Andreotti et al., JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute,
     Volume 110, Issue 5, 1  2018, Pages 509-516
Prof. Spiegelhalter, University of Cambridge, who was not part of the study stated that this:
“large and careful study”  showed “no significant relationship between glyphosate use and
any cancer.”
Now, NO ONE, not even Dr. Dilrook kannangara, has given us ANY publication showing an experimental link between glyphosate and kidney disease!
WE CHALLENGE YOU TO GIVE US even ONE REFERENCE to  experimental/clinical evidence.
And yet, the government banned glyphosate saying it caused CKDu in the Rajarata in Sri Lanka.
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 8:20:14 a.m. EDT, Dilrook Kannangara <dilrookk@yahoo.com> wrote:
Reference 1

Inhibition of a nutritional endosymbiont by glyphosate abolishes mutuali…

Kiefer et al. sequence the metagenome of the sawtoothed grain beetle and demonstrate how its symbiont mechanisti…

Reference 2
Reference 3
Reference 4

Effects of a commercially formulated glyphosate solutions at recommended…

Glyphosate, the active ingredient of the most widely used commercial herbicide formulation, is extensively used …

Reference 5

Treatment by glyphosate-based herbicide alters life history parameters of the rose-grain aphid Metopolophium dirhodum

Treatment by glyphosate-based herbicide alters life history parameters o…

Glyphosate is the number one herbicide in the world. We investigated the sub-lethal effects of this herbicide on…

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 9:52:17 PM GMT+10, Chandre dharma-wardana <chandre.dharma@yahoo.ca> wrote:
I am well aware of the research.
But I like to see the source and basis of your incorrect beliefs.
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 6:46:21 a.m. EDT, Dilrook Kannangara <dilrookk@yahoo.com> wrote:
Please do some search. It is a recent research. You can get those details.
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 12:35:08 AM GMT+10, Chandre dharma-wardana <chandre.dharma@yahoo.ca> wrote:
“Impact is not restricted to over use”

So give the threshold where the impact of glyphosate on insects started. How many parts per billion, or parts per million, or parts per thousand, or parts per hundred, or what ever. And what are these insects or organisms? Fireflies, buble bees, earthworms?


We in this email line, and also the public too, should like to know.
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 3:29:05 AM GMT-5, Dilrook Kannangara <dilrookk@yahoo.com> wrote:
Not so. The research into glyphosate impact on insects and bees is not restricted to instances of overuse.
WHO affiliated International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic in humans” (category 2A).
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 12:24:08 PM GMT+10, Chandre dharma-wardana <chandre.dharma@yahoo.ca> wrote:
Every substance, taken at a suitable value with have an “adverse effect” not only on insects, but even on elephants.
Also, are we talking of acute toxicity, chronic toxicity, absorption by the  gut, through airborne delivery, or from the skin? All these are different and work at different dosages.

So, that glyphosate becomes toxic at some appropriate high dose, to some insects or animals, is not surprising and even in early manuals on its usage this was discussed. The court cases succeeded because those manuals had failed to explicitly say that it will also be toxic to humans (at least in sufficiently large doses. See WHO/FAO press release, Geneva 16 May 2016).
The US juries and even judges are not able to figure all this out when faced with clever lawyers confusing the issue.

Don’t forget that since the 1925 Scoops trial, many teachers and professors have been jailed in the US for teaching the theory of Evolution, deemed a blasphemous lie by US courts.

So, court judgments are irrelevant to what is true or not.

There is NOT ONE proven case of Kidney disease caused by

glyphosate in the Rajarata, or it affecting the livestock and household pets that drink this water claimed to be “poisoned” by glyphosate and other agrochemicals.


Every one who has got the kidney disease are people who drank from their own wells in high ground where there is NO agrochemical contamination.


The wells are found to have fluoride and magnesium from geological sources. Such water, when fed to laboratory rats, get kidney dsiease. But laboratory vrats fed water with glyphosate do not get kidney disease.

98% of the patients who have died of kidney did not show any glyphosate under autopsy. The 2% who showed some signs of glyphosate were at such low levels that they were well within the uncertainty of the tests.

On Friday, May 14, 2021, 5:49:18 PM GMT-5, Dilrook Kannangara <dilrookk@yahoo.com> wrote
No Chandre, my doctorate is not in that area. There are plenty of credible global research papers and court cases involving glyphosate. Latest research also points to a link between glyphosate and adverse effects on insects including some bees.
(But your other matters are accurate.)
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:34:06 AM GMT+10, Chandre dharma-wardana <chandre.dharma@yahoo.ca> wrote:
Dr. Dilrook Kannangara, foremost chemist and immunologist who has written an unknown number of research papers on kidney disease, cancer etc., and led an unknown number of field trials on glyphosate has spoken.
So he can authoritatively say “except for glypostae, of course”!
On Friday, May 14, 2021, 5:27:32 PM GMT-5, Dilrook Kannangara <dilrookk@yahoo.com> wrote:
Mohn, those are sources with no credibility or outdated. It is scientifically proven that face masks used correctly can prevent the spread of most respiratory diseases. These claims unknowingly contributes to the global disinformation campaign which is a deliberate and targeted campaign done with some states’ support to disrupt the world order.
(Chandre is correct here except for Glyphosate of course. Why drag it here?)
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 6:48:29 AM GMT+10, Chandre dharma-wardana <chandre.dharma@yahoo.ca> wrote:
There is a saying “මහ දෑන මුත්තාට ඒදන්ඩෙ යන්න බැහැ.”
This writer Telecom Mohn says masks get wet so they are ineffective and tries to bring a lot of maha-denamuththas to prove it. But every one knows that a wet mask is useless. In fact, 30% is enough to reach what is known as the “percolation threshold”.
So, what do you do? Remove the wet mask and wear a fresh mask.
When people are told to wear a face mask, no one demanded that the SAME mask must be worn for ever, weather wet or not.
The mahadaenamuttas are unable to do use common sense.
Masks have been used for decades in clean rooms of semi-conductor/transistor
fabrication rooms, and in medical operating rooms.
People know how to use them. But it seems to be news to some
individuals who do not even believe in viruses or in the Covid pandemic.
These same people wanted to ban glyphosate even if not found in the
Rajarata, purely as a “precautionary principle”.
These same people are ready to believe that using cell-phones
or being near Wi-Fi sources (e.g., their computer connected to the internet)
will give them brain cancer.
But it shouldn’t matter if they don’t have brains in the first place.
On Friday, May 14, 2021, 7:49:09 a.m. EDT, Mohn Senaratne <telecommohn@yahoo.com> wrote:
Addendum to previous contribution. Series completion in next installment.

Attached hereto is yet another short 0.58sec clip[attached] gleaned off a lecture by Dr. Lee Merritt concluding presentation with the foll quip: “Face Masks Don’t work. You’re either being Played or Paid“!
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Presentation referred to by her in that clip appear to have not been censored by thought police.. yet! mirrored elsewhere by the many..

Rise of Medical Technocracy Lee Merritt, M.D.


Article published 18 years ago during SARS-1 event;
Farce mask: it’s safe for only 20 minutes
April 27, 2003

 .. masks are only effective so long as they are dry.. As soon as they become saturated with the moisture in your breath they stop doing their job and pass on the droplets..that could take as little as 15 or 20 minutes..” -Prof Yvonne Cossart Dept Infectious Diseases University of Sydney.

Excerpts seen in most recent analysis[March 10, 2021] on mask deployment, associated with numerous citations:[a]

Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging
Paul E. Alexander McMaster University

 Summary: Children do not readily acquire SARS-CoV-2 (very low risk), spread it to other children or teachers, or endanger parents or others at home. This is the settled science. Masking can do positive harm to children – as it can to some adults. But the cost benefit analysis is entirely different for adults and children – particularly younger children. Whatever arguments there may be for consenting adults – children should not be required to wear masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19…

..Additionally, data now suggests (even though still nascent) that children not only have extremely low risk as mentioned above but also that they naturally have the capability of evading the SARS-CoV-2 virus due to the lack of the ACE-2 receptors in their nostrils. It escapes us as to why this deceit continues to be served to the public and has not been stopped forthwith… “

..But how dangerous is this virus? Based on studies done by Professor John PA Ioannidis of Stanford University, we know that we are dealing with a virus that has an infection fatality rate (IFR) of 0.05 in persons 70 years old and under (range: 0.00% to 0.57% with a median of 0.05% across the different global locations; with a corrected median of 0.04%). This compares quite well to the IFR of most influenza viruses (and even lower), and yet the draconian and massive reactions to SARS- CoV-2 have never been employed during influenza season…

“..Given this knowledge it is more than perplexing as to why our governments, at the behest of their public health advisors, have been accepted as a fait accompli what we refer to as a ‘great deception’ or lie, convincing us of inevitable and severe consequences if anyone is infected with SARS-CoV-2. ..

... If you wouldn’t put a child in the front seat of your Prius without disabling the airbag – think twice before requiring an otherwise healthy child to wear a mask – or even forcing them to social distance in school..

Even though good professor entrusted with educational matters for our children appear to have become somewhat stooped due to advanced age, one hopes that ‘backbone’ demonstrated among other matters, to kick Prof Nalin de Silva out of his job continues to function. And that, he would have courage, foresight & the conviction to stand firm against treacherous destruction caused by masking our school children. Their development irrevocably destroyed for more than an year thus far. Such a monumental disaster for our children never was allowed to occur even during a murderous terrorist infection spanning close to three decades.

We may have opted to act in compliance with sheep maneuver for certain reasons for the time being. Which began with a mask mandate, shut down for ‘few weeks to flatten the curve’, then off/on extensions for months until the arrival of Godot(mRNA serum aka vaccine!) & now, following vaccine deployment, there is no guarantee of re-infection, mutations of virus arriving at n’th degree, more successive booster shots needed, continue with mask mandates, social distancing, lock-downs etc.? Grand deception on humanity appear to have gone full circle inculcating assumption that the idea known as innate immunity within ourselves serving humanity for over unknown millennia had ceased to exist!  

That said, first salvo appear to have been fired in the glare of public eye during WWII Victory Day event presumably among other things, to opt out fm on going grand deception[b]

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Observe not only Ruskie leader but also WWII veterans around him in age group allegedly at most risk to damn virus w/o face masks?

Around 12 thousand soldiers participated in parade neither practicing social distancing nor sporting face masks.

They showcased fly past of SU-57 fighters during event for those interested. Perhaps we should assume that Ruskies were grandstanding propaganda to boost Sputnik-V deployment or perhaps an attempt show middle finger to an ongoing global agenda to impose medical tyranny?


[a] Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging
Paul E. Alexander McMaster University -Reading Time: 9 minutes
– March 10, 2021

[b]Russia celebrates WWII Victory Day with traditional grand military parade in Moscow (FULL VIDEO) — RT

Moscow hosts Victory Day parade on Red Square

Attached video clips;
1./ Dr. Merrit-‘face Masks’_[May 07]
2./ Suffocating their own children under government order
3./ “I can’t breathe in this mask”! End the child abuse! Masks Don’t Work!_Max Igan[May 7]

4./ Earth Day virtual climate summit_’Elephant in the room’_JF K Jr..
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Preview YouTube video Moscow hosts Victory Day parade on Red Square

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