The Idiot Cycle investigates six major chemical companies not only responsible for decades of cancer causing chemicals, but who also profit from cancer treatments.
* Directed by: Emmanuelle Schick Garcia
* Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
* Release year: 2009
"There is little direct evidence of widespread ill health or ecosystem damage by the use of man-made chemicals."
"It has now been scientifically demonstrated that there is indeed a link between chemical products and the appearance of diseases, such as cancers, infertility, degenerative diseases of the central nervous system and allergies."
The Idiot Cycle follows the world's largest chemical producers:
and how these chemical companies, who manufacture and emit cancer causing chemical substances, also develop, produce and invest in cancer treatments, the most profitable disease on the planet.
"Everyone should know that the 'war on cancer' is largely a fraud."
Dr. Hideaki Chihara, former president of the Japan Association for International Chemical information stated, "a novel substance is either isolated or synthesized every 2.6 seconds on average."
According to the American Chemical Society's CAS registry, as of 2011, there are 43,903,214 commercially available chemicals.
It is thought that of the about 100,000 chemicals in heavy commercial use worldwide, only 2-5% have full toxicologial profiles.
"For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death."
Now these chemical companies are launching biotechnology, an "innovative" frontier, just like synthetic chemicals were half a century ago. These companies are now developing, producing and hyping genetically modified crops, which have never been tested for long term health effects like cancer.
"Commercialization of genetically modified crops seems to have been based on public relations and not on full and truthful scientific reporting. Science has begun to feel the impact of putting commerce ahead of full disclosure and debate."
"Um, so they are, um, in the food arena, probably the most extensively studied and tested scientific arena that we've ever seen. If you look at FAO or WHO or even the European Union, you can go to the European Union's web site, there's a whole exposition on the safety of these technologies, so, um yes they are safe."
Once again, like synthetic chemicals, GMOs have been unleashed onto the consumer market, without full health and toxicological studies, without proper governmental regulations and without public consent. Once again, these companies will test their products on the general population.
And round and round goes the idiot cycle.
"When the same mistakes are repeated over and over again, it's time to consider the possibility that they are not mistakes at all."