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#1511501 --- 12/23/17 04:13 PM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Samsel’s comment from the comment section of the article below...

Anthony Samsel

“While technically the EPA is correct in stating that Glylphosate doesn't cause cancer, they ignore and hide the fact that the five nitrosamines of glyphosate found in their products are carcinogenic. The EPA has prevented access to documents disclosing the nitrosamines by FOIA stating "release of the information would be likely to cause the Company competative harm." (personnal communication) However, that does not negate the fact that nitrosamines are contained in every glyphosate product and created in vivo in the intestinal tract. These are the caracinogens that cause many, many cancers including rare cancers. The nitrosamines of Glyphosate that Monsanto and the EPA are hiding from the cancer conversation include: N-nitrosoglyphosate, N-nitrosoiminodiacetic acid, N-nitrososarcosine, N-nitrosodiethanolamine. Contrary to Monsanto's claims of safety, Glyphosate also inhibits human enzymes and conjugates with bile acids interfering with bilogical pathways of humans and other animals leading to diseases. Glyphosate bioaccumulates in all human tissues without exception and can be found even in semen, milk, eggs and your fingernails.”

Nitrosamine: Any of a class of organic compounds present in various foods and other products and found to be carcinogenic and mutagenic in laboratory animals.


EPA Says Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer, Contradicting IARC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on Monday a human health and ecological draft risk assessment for glyphosate, concluding that the widely used—and highly controversial—pesticide is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans."



"This trove marks a turning point in Monsanto's corporate life," Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an attorney involved with the class action suit, told journalist Carey Gillam, who is also the research director for U.S. Right to Know. "They show Monsanto executives colluding with corrupted EPA officials to manipulate and bury scientific data to kill studies when preliminary data threatened Monsanto's commercial ambitions, bribing scientists and ghostwriting their publications, and purchasing peer review to conceal information about Roundup's carcinogenicity, its toxicity, its rapid absorption by the human body, and its horrendous risks to public health and the environment."

In a press release, the Center for Biological Diversity also called the EPA review "flawed."

"The only way the EPA could conclude that glyphosate poses no significant risks to human health was to analyze industry studies and ignore its own guidelines when estimating cancer risk," said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. "The EPA's biased assessment falls short of the most basic standards of independent research and fails to give Americans an accurate picture of the risks posed by glyphosate use."

The Center for Biological Diversity also pointed out that the EPA's assessment showed that glyphosate posed a risk to plants and wildlife exposed to the chemical, including the imperiled monarch butterfly.

Per the release:

Migratory monarch populations have declined by 80 percent in the past two decades, and their decline has been driven in large part by the surge in glyphosate use resulting from the widespread planting of corn and soybeans crops genetically engineered to tolerate glyphosate. Glyphosate is a potent killer of milkweed. The dramatic surge in the glyphosate use has virtually wiped out milkweed plants in the Midwest's corn and soybean fields.

The EPA has opened a 60-day public comment period for the draft risk assessments.

https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-glyphosate-cancer-2518609280.html

https://www.facebook.com/anthony.samsel.1949




Seneff: “Wild stuff! RNAs in your food can control your tissues' own gene expression!”

The Dark and Light Side of Food As Information (Dietary RNAs Directly Impact Gene Expression)

This, of course, has profound implications, such as validating the concept that an evolutionarily appropriate diet -- e.g. Paleo diet -- would help to assure the optimal expression of the human genome. Conversely, the use of RNA interference technology by biotech corporations, such as Monsanto/Dow’s newly EPA approved RNAi corn, could have biologically devastating consequences to the health and wellbeing of those fed or exposed to its altered miRNA profiles. To learn more about this concerning possibility, read (and please share) my report: The GMO Agenda Takes a Menacing Leap Forward with EPA’s Silent Approval of Monsanto/Dow’s RNAi Corn.

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/dark-an...gene-expression




USDA’s organic enforcement efforts find fraudulent certificates

However, the National Organic Programs (NOP) weak controls over organic imports, again came under scrutiny from USDA’s Office of Inspector General, putting the integrity of the USDA organic label at risk. The OIG found produce shipments of all kinds are fumigated at the border with pesticides to prevent pests from entering the U.S. And, a weak import certificate system imposed by NOP in 2012 has not prevented organics for getting the same treatment.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2017/12/us...s/#.Wjrp2dWnFD9




Very clear short video on the case against #glyphosate. Monsanto has used every trick to hide its dangers.

https://www.facebook.com/monsantotribunal/videos/2015294688713921/




Seneff: “New Podcast interview with me just released by Holistic Health Masterclass.”

#002: UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF GLYPHOSATE WITH DR STEPHANIE SENEFF

FREE! 5-DAY PRACTITIONER EMPOWERMENT BOOT-CAMP

VIDEO TRAINING, DOWNLOADS, WORKSHEETS & TEMPLATES TO START BUILDING YOUR SUCCESSFUL HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTICE

http://www.holistic-health-masterclass.com/podcast/hhm-seneff-glyphosate/




Seneff: “Interesting article! This might apply to autism as well. Together with colleagues, I had linked autism to overproduction of ammonia in the gut long before I knew about glyphosate. My research suggests that glyphosate allows species in the gut that produce excess ammonia, like Bilophila wadsworthia and Desulfovibrio to flourish.”

Major cause of dementia discovered

Their 2016 study revealing that urea is similarly linked to Alzheimer's, shows, according to Professor Cooper, that the discovery could be relevant to all types of age-related dementias.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-12-major-dementia.html




Samsel: “Watch this program ...the future of us and our children are threatened by Trump's appointment of Mike Pruitt as director of the EPA ... Pruitt is a buffoon and corporate paramour.”

War On The EPA

How did Scott Pruitt go from fighting the EPA to running it and rolling back years of environmental protections? With access to key players behind his rise, and former EPA officials, FRONTLINE provides an inside look at the ascent of the anti-regulatory movement in America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diys0b8h9rQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ1P9IcTGVY




Genetically engineered soybeans: EFSA withholding crucial documents - Testbiotech is concerned about risk assessment being ‘doctored’

“There are indications that the genetically engineered soybeans used in feeding studies with rats were sprayed with much less glyphosate than usually applied in agricultural practice. We are concerned that this may be an intentional concealment of the actual risks to health from consumption of these soybeans,” says Christoph Then for Testbiotech.

According to the EU Commission, the health risks associated with genetically engineered soybeans can be assessed separately and independently of any herbicides they are resistant to. Testbiotech has rejected this approach on the grounds that it is inadequate and misleading. Testbiotech has further demanded to stop EU approval for these plants.

“The risks associated with the genetically engineered soybeans cannot be assessed in isolation from the herbicides to which they have been made resistant. In accordance with the guidelines for EU risk assessment, the plants have to be sprayed with the herbicides they are resistant to. But if the herbicides are not tested on the plants in realistic conditions, the risk assessment is flawed,” Christoph Then states.

If the plants are sprayed with less herbicide in the field trials than would be usual in normal farming practice, this will not only influence the amount of herbicide residues from spraying. It can also influence changes in plant composition, which is dependent on the dosage of herbicides sprayed onto the plants. These changes can cause health risks by, for instance, increasing the effects of allergens or phytoestrogens. These risks were neither assessed under pesticide regulation, nor under GMO regulation.

https://www.testbiotech.org/en/node/2120




Seneff: “Baby rice cereal has high levels of the toxic metal arsenic. They recommend choosing oatmeal and barley instead, but they are both routinely sprayed with glyphosate right before harvest. The kids don't stand a chance!”

Infant Rice Cereal Has Worrying Levels of Arsenic, New Study Shows

“For years, rice cereal has been recommended as a baby’s first food,” says Jane Houlihan, research director at HBBF. “But until arsenic levels are significantly reduced across the board, we do not think it’s a safe choice.”

“Even exposure to low levels of 'inorganic' arsenic—the most toxic type of arsenic—in infant rice cereal can have a damaging effect on a baby’s developing IQ and neurodevelopmental system,” adds James Rogers, Ph.D., director of food safety and research at Consumer Reports.

https://www.consumerreports.org/arsenic-...ew-study-shows/




Samsel: “These people have the right idea. Protect the planet and your health. Get rid of pesticides and synthetic chemicals.”

Organic Agriculture Brings Peace in the Philippines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt4QkdSC6zU&feature=youtu.be




Samsel: “Zostavax vaccine contains Monsanto's Glyphosate herbicide which is found in Roundup weedkiller... Shoot up with herbicide ? I don't think so...Its also in the flu vaccines, pneumonia vaccine, DPT, MMR and Hep B contain Glyphosate herbicide from contaminated gelatin, eggs and other animal based proteins. These animals producing these contaminated proteins have been fed a glyphosate contaminated diet.. Glyphosate causes cancer, autoimmune disorder, cataracts, ALZHEIMER's disease, kidney and liver disease, skin disorders....GOT GLYPHOSATE ???”

Zostavax, a Shingles Vaccine.

If you or a loved one developed shingles, chickenpox, or other injuries after receiving the Zostavax vaccine, you may be eligible for a lawsuit against Merck.

http://zostavaxattorneys.com/




Monsanto's Roundup Causes Antibiotic Resistance—a Fact That's Not Considered by Regulators

Antimicrobial resistance could cause up to 10 million deaths every year.

Dr. Heinemann notes, “These products are sold in the local hardware store and may be used without training, and there are no controls that prevent children and pets from being exposed in home gardens or parks. Despite their ubiquitous use… herbicides may be undermining the use of a fundamental medicine-antibiotics.”

https://www.alternet.org/environment/mon...ered-regulators




Samsel: “Zostavax vaccine contains Monsanto's Glyphosate herbicide which is found in Roundup weedkiller... Shoot up with herbicide ? I don't think so...Its also in the flu vaccines, pneumonia vaccine, DPT, MMR and Hep B contain Glyphosate herbicide from contaminated gelatin, eggs and other animal based proteins. These animals producing these contaminated proteins have been fed a glyphosate contaminated diet.. Glyphosate causes cancer, autoimmune disorder, cataracts, ALZHEIMER's disease, kidney and liver disease, skin disorders....GOT GLYPHOSATE ???”

Zostavax, a Shingles Vaccine.

If you or a loved one developed shingles, chickenpox, or other injuries after receiving the Zostavax vaccine, you may be eligible for a lawsuit against Merck.

http://zostavaxattorneys.com/


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#1511577 --- 12/28/17 01:19 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Originally Posted By: MissingArty


Samsel’s comment from the comment section of the article below...

Anthony Samsel

“While technically the EPA is correct in stating that Glylphosate doesn't cause cancer, they ignore and hide the fact that the five nitrosamines of glyphosate found in their products are carcinogenic. The EPA has prevented access to documents disclosing the nitrosamines by FOIA stating "release of the information would be likely to cause the Company competative harm." (personnal communication) However, that does not negate the fact that nitrosamines are contained in every glyphosate product and created in vivo in the intestinal tract. These are the caracinogens that cause many, many cancers including rare cancers. The nitrosamines of Glyphosate that Monsanto and the EPA are hiding from the cancer conversation include: N-nitrosoglyphosate, N-nitrosoiminodiacetic acid, N-nitrososarcosine, N-nitrosodiethanolamine. Contrary to Monsanto's claims of safety, Glyphosate also inhibits human enzymes and conjugates with bile acids interfering with bilogical pathways of humans and other animals leading to diseases. Glyphosate bioaccumulates in all human tissues without exception and can be found even in semen, milk, eggs and your fingernails.”

Nitrosamine: Any of a class of organic compounds present in various foods and other products and found to be carcinogenic and mutagenic in laboratory animals.


EPA Says Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer, Contradicting IARC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on Monday a human health and ecological draft risk assessment for glyphosate, concluding that the widely used—and highly controversial—pesticide is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans."



"This trove marks a turning point in Monsanto's corporate life," Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an attorney involved with the class action suit, told journalist Carey Gillam, who is also the research director for U.S. Right to Know. "They show Monsanto executives colluding with corrupted EPA officials to manipulate and bury scientific data to kill studies when preliminary data threatened Monsanto's commercial ambitions, bribing scientists and ghostwriting their publications, and purchasing peer review to conceal information about Roundup's carcinogenicity, its toxicity, its rapid absorption by the human body, and its horrendous risks to public health and the environment."

In a press release, the Center for Biological Diversity also called the EPA review "flawed."

"The only way the EPA could conclude that glyphosate poses no significant risks to human health was to analyze industry studies and ignore its own guidelines when estimating cancer risk," said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. "The EPA's biased assessment falls short of the most basic standards of independent research and fails to give Americans an accurate picture of the risks posed by glyphosate use."

The Center for Biological Diversity also pointed out that the EPA's assessment showed that glyphosate posed a risk to plants and wildlife exposed to the chemical, including the imperiled monarch butterfly.

Per the release:

Migratory monarch populations have declined by 80 percent in the past two decades, and their decline has been driven in large part by the surge in glyphosate use resulting from the widespread planting of corn and soybeans crops genetically engineered to tolerate glyphosate. Glyphosate is a potent killer of milkweed. The dramatic surge in the glyphosate use has virtually wiped out milkweed plants in the Midwest's corn and soybean fields.

The EPA has opened a 60-day public comment period for the draft risk assessments.

https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-glyphosate-cancer-2518609280.html

https://www.facebook.com/anthony.samsel.1949




Seneff: “Wild stuff! RNAs in your food can control your tissues' own gene expression!”

The Dark and Light Side of Food As Information (Dietary RNAs Directly Impact Gene Expression)

This, of course, has profound implications, such as validating the concept that an evolutionarily appropriate diet -- e.g. Paleo diet -- would help to assure the optimal expression of the human genome. Conversely, the use of RNA interference technology by biotech corporations, such as Monsanto/Dow’s newly EPA approved RNAi corn, could have biologically devastating consequences to the health and wellbeing of those fed or exposed to its altered miRNA profiles. To learn more about this concerning possibility, read (and please share) my report: The GMO Agenda Takes a Menacing Leap Forward with EPA’s Silent Approval of Monsanto/Dow’s RNAi Corn.

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/dark-an...gene-expression




USDA’s organic enforcement efforts find fraudulent certificates

However, the National Organic Programs (NOP) weak controls over organic imports, again came under scrutiny from USDA’s Office of Inspector General, putting the integrity of the USDA organic label at risk. The OIG found produce shipments of all kinds are fumigated at the border with pesticides to prevent pests from entering the U.S. And, a weak import certificate system imposed by NOP in 2012 has not prevented organics for getting the same treatment.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2017/12/us...s/#.Wjrp2dWnFD9




Very clear short video on the case against #glyphosate. Monsanto has used every trick to hide its dangers.

https://www.facebook.com/monsantotribunal/videos/2015294688713921/




Seneff: “New Podcast interview with me just released by Holistic Health Masterclass.”

#002: UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF GLYPHOSATE WITH DR STEPHANIE SENEFF

FREE! 5-DAY PRACTITIONER EMPOWERMENT BOOT-CAMP

VIDEO TRAINING, DOWNLOADS, WORKSHEETS & TEMPLATES TO START BUILDING YOUR SUCCESSFUL HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTICE

http://www.holistic-health-masterclass.com/podcast/hhm-seneff-glyphosate/




Seneff: “Interesting article! This might apply to autism as well. Together with colleagues, I had linked autism to overproduction of ammonia in the gut long before I knew about glyphosate. My research suggests that glyphosate allows species in the gut that produce excess ammonia, like Bilophila wadsworthia and Desulfovibrio to flourish.”

Major cause of dementia discovered

Their 2016 study revealing that urea is similarly linked to Alzheimer's, shows, according to Professor Cooper, that the discovery could be relevant to all types of age-related dementias.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-12-major-dementia.html




Samsel: “Watch this program ...the future of us and our children are threatened by Trump's appointment of Mike Pruitt as director of the EPA ... Pruitt is a buffoon and corporate paramour.”

War On The EPA

How did Scott Pruitt go from fighting the EPA to running it and rolling back years of environmental protections? With access to key players behind his rise, and former EPA officials, FRONTLINE provides an inside look at the ascent of the anti-regulatory movement in America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diys0b8h9rQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ1P9IcTGVY




Genetically engineered soybeans: EFSA withholding crucial documents - Testbiotech is concerned about risk assessment being ‘doctored’

“There are indications that the genetically engineered soybeans used in feeding studies with rats were sprayed with much less glyphosate than usually applied in agricultural practice. We are concerned that this may be an intentional concealment of the actual risks to health from consumption of these soybeans,” says Christoph Then for Testbiotech.

According to the EU Commission, the health risks associated with genetically engineered soybeans can be assessed separately and independently of any herbicides they are resistant to. Testbiotech has rejected this approach on the grounds that it is inadequate and misleading. Testbiotech has further demanded to stop EU approval for these plants.

“The risks associated with the genetically engineered soybeans cannot be assessed in isolation from the herbicides to which they have been made resistant. In accordance with the guidelines for EU risk assessment, the plants have to be sprayed with the herbicides they are resistant to. But if the herbicides are not tested on the plants in realistic conditions, the risk assessment is flawed,” Christoph Then states.

If the plants are sprayed with less herbicide in the field trials than would be usual in normal farming practice, this will not only influence the amount of herbicide residues from spraying. It can also influence changes in plant composition, which is dependent on the dosage of herbicides sprayed onto the plants. These changes can cause health risks by, for instance, increasing the effects of allergens or phytoestrogens. These risks were neither assessed under pesticide regulation, nor under GMO regulation.

https://www.testbiotech.org/en/node/2120




Seneff: “Baby rice cereal has high levels of the toxic metal arsenic. They recommend choosing oatmeal and barley instead, but they are both routinely sprayed with glyphosate right before harvest. The kids don't stand a chance!”

Infant Rice Cereal Has Worrying Levels of Arsenic, New Study Shows

“For years, rice cereal has been recommended as a baby’s first food,” says Jane Houlihan, research director at HBBF. “But until arsenic levels are significantly reduced across the board, we do not think it’s a safe choice.”

“Even exposure to low levels of 'inorganic' arsenic—the most toxic type of arsenic—in infant rice cereal can have a damaging effect on a baby’s developing IQ and neurodevelopmental system,” adds James Rogers, Ph.D., director of food safety and research at Consumer Reports.

https://www.consumerreports.org/arsenic-...ew-study-shows/




Samsel: “These people have the right idea. Protect the planet and your health. Get rid of pesticides and synthetic chemicals.”

Organic Agriculture Brings Peace in the Philippines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt4QkdSC6zU&feature=youtu.be




Samsel: “Zostavax vaccine contains Monsanto's Glyphosate herbicide which is found in Roundup weedkiller... Shoot up with herbicide ? I don't think so...Its also in the flu vaccines, pneumonia vaccine, DPT, MMR and Hep B contain Glyphosate herbicide from contaminated gelatin, eggs and other animal based proteins. These animals producing these contaminated proteins have been fed a glyphosate contaminated diet.. Glyphosate causes cancer, autoimmune disorder, cataracts, ALZHEIMER's disease, kidney and liver disease, skin disorders....GOT GLYPHOSATE ???”

Zostavax, a Shingles Vaccine.

If you or a loved one developed shingles, chickenpox, or other injuries after receiving the Zostavax vaccine, you may be eligible for a lawsuit against Merck.

http://zostavaxattorneys.com/




Monsanto's Roundup Causes Antibiotic Resistance—a Fact That's Not Considered by Regulators

Antimicrobial resistance could cause up to 10 million deaths every year.

Dr. Heinemann notes, “These products are sold in the local hardware store and may be used without training, and there are no controls that prevent children and pets from being exposed in home gardens or parks. Despite their ubiquitous use… herbicides may be undermining the use of a fundamental medicine-antibiotics.”

https://www.alternet.org/environment/mon...ered-regulators




Samsel: “Zostavax vaccine contains Monsanto's Glyphosate herbicide which is found in Roundup weedkiller... Shoot up with herbicide ? I don't think so...Its also in the flu vaccines, pneumonia vaccine, DPT, MMR and Hep B contain Glyphosate herbicide from contaminated gelatin, eggs and other animal based proteins. These animals producing these contaminated proteins have been fed a glyphosate contaminated diet.. Glyphosate causes cancer, autoimmune disorder, cataracts, ALZHEIMER's disease, kidney and liver disease, skin disorders....GOT GLYPHOSATE ???”

Zostavax, a Shingles Vaccine.

If you or a loved one developed shingles, chickenpox, or other injuries after receiving the Zostavax vaccine, you may be eligible for a lawsuit against Merck.

http://zostavaxattorneys.com/

I thought that this thread was bout GMOs, NOT glyphosate, vaccines AND antibiotics. confused
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#1511789 --- 01/02/18 08:22 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
MissingArty Offline
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Registered: 12/18/11
Posts: 2109
Loc: Waterloo, NY


Timbo,

The thread is about genetically modified foods and glyphosate.
(when I come across info on antibiotic resistance, I will post it. Seneff has mentioned it in many of her talks/interviews.) Thank you for asking.


Vaccines and antibiotics are included because glyphosate has been found in vaccines and glyphosate is also a patented antibiotic. When you eat glyphosate daily, you are getting a daily dose of an antibiotic which can lead to antibiotic resistance.

Somewhere in this thread I posted the link to the United States Patent Office that shows glyphosate's patent as an antibiotic. If you'd like to look for it and repost the link, that would be nice. If I recall correctly, there are several patents for glyphosate.

Because weeds become resistant to glyphosate, farmers and wineries have to use more of it to kill the weeds.


Anthony Samsel on Vaccines contaminated with Glyphosate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k33iFXHlOnY&t=30s


Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sUNxX0OxP8


What are Roundup Ready & Bt Pesticide GMO crops? A Silent Forest - Geneticist David Suzuki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hjy-CJlzbM&t=1s
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#1511790 --- 01/02/18 08:25 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Registered: 12/18/11
Posts: 2109
Loc: Waterloo, NY


Really good interview from 2013 - Smith interviewing Seneff on Glyphosate

Autism, Alzheimer’s, Tryptophan/Serotonin (Aggression, school shootings), Parkinson’s, Monsanto’s Roundup, additional ingredients that help get the Glyphosate into the plants cells and human cells, their short term studies, Seralini’s studies, MS/Leaky Gut (myelin sheath), Bowel Inflammation (IBS)/Anorexia, Heart Disease and Diabetes (cholesterol sulphate), Obesity


At 28:00:

“One thing that I find very fascinating is that serotonin, low serotonin is very definitely correlated with violent behavior and I think Glyphosate may be a contributor to all the epidemic we have in school shootings...people have such low serotonin that they become irrationally violent...”


It was "supposed" to be harmless to humans and animals—the perfect weed killer. Now a groundbreaking article just published in the journal Entropy points to Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, and more specifically its active ingredient glyphosate, as devastating—possibly "the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.”

That's right. The herbicide sprayed on most of the world's genetically engineered crops—and which gets soaked into the food portion—is now linked to "autism ... gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis and Crohn's disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, cachexia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS, among others."

Enjoy this videotaped guided tour of Jeffrey Smith interviewing co-author Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_AHLDXF5aw

Monsanto's Glyphosate Found in California Wines, Even Wines Made With Organic Grapes

https://www.ecowatch.com/monsantos-glyph...1882199552.html





Remember, dandelions are the bee’s first food. Let them grow.

Seneff: “Finally people are starting to notice the collapse of the insects. I am one of those who are old enough to remember the messy windshields, and I have been alarmed for a long time at the absence of bugs in the local environment where I live. I suspect glyphosate is a major player in this collapse.”

People Finally Noticing Insect Collapse

Actually, we do. Not only do insects form the base of the food chain for larger, cuter wildlife, they also pollinate plants that feed us, help digest waste matter and turn it back into soil, and perform numerous other ecosystem services. Plunging populations of insect predators mean that isolated outbreaks of destructive insects will be harder to control. An insect collapse is also the canary in our coal mine – an indicator that sooner or later, we’re in for trouble of our own. Further, and this may be the hardest to accept, not everything in nature is about us.

So what can we do about this? One action people can take on their own is to create more insect habitat in their own backyards. The National Wildlife Federation developed a program to help people support insects and wildlife by planting more nectar-bearing flowers, creating shelter, and providing water.


https://www.legalreader.com/people-finally-noticing-insect-collapse/




Chicago Tribune Exposé: EPA Cooked the Books to OK Dow's Dangerous Weed Killer - 2015

That's right: Even though Dow's own study found that higher doses of 2,4-D are hazardous, EPA scientists decided it's OK to expose Americans to 41 times more of the poison than the company's research said is safe.

https://www.ewg.org/agmag/2015/12/did-epa-cook-books#.Wko72dWnFD8




Major journal sounds alarm over global mass poisoning

Almost every human being is now contaminated in a worldwide flood of industrial chemicals and pollutants – most of which have never been tested for safety – a leading scientific journal has warned.

Regulation and legal protection for today’s citizens from chemical poisons can no longer assure our health and safety, according to a hard-hitting report in the journal PLOS Biology, titled “Challenges in Environmental Health: Closing the Gap between Evidence and Regulations”.

The report describes a chemical oversight system corrupted from its outset in the 1970s when 60,000 chemicals were registered for use in the US, mostly without being safety tested. Many of these chemicals were subsequently adopted as ‘safe’ around the world.

Over the years, public health protection has stagnated – despite mounting scientific evidence that many chemicals are damaging whole classes of organisms, say report editors Liza Gross and Linda Birnbaum.

“We still have safety data on just a fraction of the 85,000-plus chemicals now approved for use in commerce. We know from field, wildlife, and epidemiology studies that exposures to environmental chemicals are ubiquitous,” the researchers say. (European estimates put the number of proposed new chemicals worldwide at over 145,000.)

“Hazardous chemicals enter the environment from the factories where they're made and added to a dizzying array of consumer products - including mattresses, computers, cookware, and plastic baby cups to name a few – and from landfills overflowing with our cast-offs,” Gross and Birnbaum say.

“They drift into homes from nearby agricultural fields and taint our drinking water and food. Today, hundreds of industrial chemicals contaminate the blood and urine of nearly every person tested, in the US and beyond.

“Evidence has emerged that chemicals in widespread use can cause cancer and other chronic diseases, damage reproductive systems, and harm developing brains at low levels of exposure once believed to be harmless. Such exposures pose unique risks to children at critical windows of development - risks that existing regulations fail to consider.”

The report underlines a recent finding by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health which concluded nine million deaths (or 16% of the total) every year worldwide are due to diseases caused by the human chemical environment – 15 times the number killed in wars.

The PLOS report explores eight dimensions of the emerging chemical crisis. Key points include:

“Countless chemicals were entered into commercial use without toxicological information. Few chemicals of the many identified as potential public health threats were regulated or banned,” Sheldon Krimsky of Tufts University states in a strong critique of policy failures.

Contrary to what some chemists claim, many substances become more poisonous at low doses than at high ones. For some toxins there is no safe dose level and “we will need to achieve near-zero exposures to protect public health,” says Bruce Lanphear of Canada’s Simon Fraser University.

Children face the highest risks from chemical poisons, while scientists are still working are working to determine the full range of chemicals we carry in our bodies and their effects on our health, say Joseph Braun and Kimberley Grey.
Several articles document the failure of government to keep hazardous chemicals from polluting our food, air, and drinking water. Maricel Maffini and colleagues describe the failure of regulators to account for health risks associated with the thousands of chemicals introduced into the food system by the US Congress and other governments since 1958.

The PLOS report concludes there is a need for more research and a much tougher approach to regulation – but these will not be enough. Citizens themselves will have to force governments to take stronger action to protect human health, it finds.

https://cosmosmagazine.com/chemistry/major-journal-sounds-alarm-over-global-mass-poisoning

http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2004814

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32345-0/abstract




National ban on glyphosate in Austria within reach

The Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) and the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), the two parties that are about to form the new government of Austria, have announced that they want a national ban on glyphosate.

The future Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has said that he wants to phase out glyphosate at a national level. Kurz says Austria now "has to clarify the legal requirements, and wants to orient itself to France and Italy", whose leaders have also both said they want to ban it.


http://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/18035




The Golden Ticket: Farmers Go Organic In Quest To Make Money Again


"Some of (this corn) is sold at $8.80, some of it’s sold at $9," Thalken says. That’s almost triple the current price for conventional corn.

http://kcur.org/post/golden-ticket-farmers-go-organic-quest-make-money-again#stream/0






Playing God: Are we prepared to use gene drive technology?

For Patrick Tranel, a weed scientist at the University of Illinois, the technical reality of gene drive is forcing policy makers to answer a profound question: is it ethical to extinguish a species, even a pest that spreads disease?

“There are very few organisms in the world that we have enough understanding that we would want to (drive it) to extinction,” he said.

“I don’t want to play God, at that level, to decide that this species has absolutely no value to Earth.”

There’s also the secondary impact of that extinction. What would the loss of an insect species mean to bats and birds that feed on that insect?

How does the loss of that insect, or a reduced population, affect the entire ecosystem?

http://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-ne...rive-technology




GM genes are still getting into native Mexican maize

GM genes are still getting into native Mexican maize varieties, a new study has found. This is in spite of the fact that the cultivation of GM maize is banned in Mexico, which is the genetic centre of origin for the crop. The study also identifies the crucial factors that decide whether or not GMO contamination occurs: the social organization and seed management systems of local communities.

http://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-ne...e-mexican-maize




GM Watch

https://www.facebook.com/GMWatch-276951472985/




Hold the plum pudding: US food sampling shows troubling pesticide residues - Known toxics are ending up on our plates

Sometimes the truth about our food is not very appetizing.

As many gather this holiday season for shared family meals, it is likely that they'll be serving up small doses of pesticides with each plate passed, including a prevalent type shown to be harmful to children and reproductive health.

New data released recently by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows a rise in the occurrence of pesticide residues detected in thousands of samples of commonly consumed foods. Documents obtained from the agency through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests also show the government is bracing for more, with the use of at least one controversial weed killing chemical – the herbicide known as 2,4-D - expected to triple in the next year.

And buried deep within the FDA's latest annual pesticide residue report is data showing that a controversial insecticide called chlorpyrifos, which is marketed by Dow Chemical and is banned from household use due to known dangers, was the fourth-most prevalent pesticide found in foods out of 207 pesticides detected.



The Environmental Protection Agency sets legal limits, referred to as "maximum residue limits" (MRLs) for pesticide residues on foods. The FDA and USDA routinely assure consumers that if residues are below the established MRLs, they are both legal and safe. But many scientists and medical professionals disagree, saying regulatory methods are outdated and too dependent on input from the chemical industry players selling the pesticides.

http://www.ehn.org/what-foods-have-the-most-pesticides-on-them-2518891617.html




Herbicides linked to antibiotic resistance

New Zealand researchers have found that the active ingredients in commonly-used weed killers like Round-up and Kamba can cause bacteria to become less susceptible to antibiotics. The study builds upon research published in 2015 that found three common herbicides caused E.coli and Salmonella to become less sensitive to antibiotics. The new research investigated which ingredients were responsible and found it was the active ingredients, not the extra additives, to blame. The researchers suggest regulators should consider these impacts when considering whether such products are safe to use.

https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/herbicides-linked-to-antibiotic-resistance




Updated Ag Health Study of Glyphosate and Cancer by Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist


In any event, epidemiological evidence was never the centerpiece of IARC’s decision regarding glyphosate. Because IARC determined that the epidemiologic evidence was “limited” and largely uninformative, IARC’s conclusion that glyphosate “probably” causes cancer (Group 2A) was based on “sufficient evidence” in experimental animals, and supported by evidence that glyphosate triggered known mechanisms for cancer in laboratory studies and exposed people (see IARC Monograph, p. 78). In fact, the evidence from experimental animals is even stronger now, thanks to recent revelations of additional tumors analyzed by Dr. Christopher Portier and presented publicly in his recent testimony to the European Parliament.

IARC’s assessments are rigorous, lengthy, and systematic. They involve not only looking at the conclusions of a study, but also the study design, methods, and statistical analysis. Each study is reviewed by multiple experts in the appropriate scientific discipline, including epidemiologists, toxicologists, geneticists, and statisticians. Almost 100 scientists from 25 countries have written to support the IARC evaluation of glyphosate. Importantly, those scientists, like IARC, are funded by the public purse—they work for the public interest. They are our scientists, and IARC is our public health institute.



IARC is doing its job of adhering to scientific excellence and public health protection. People who care about protecting public health and the environment should watch out for well-funded attempts by Monsanto to undermine IARC and its findings, and treat with caution reports of new studies that allegedly discredit its findings or purport to render them irrelevant. Chances are those claims are based on a misunderstanding or misrepresentation of the science.

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/jennifer-sass/updated-ag-health-study-glyphosate-and-cancer

Some scientists who had contributed to the Monographs Volume 112 Working Group informed IARC they had been approached by interested parties (including lawyers representing Monsanto; see footnote for further details) and asked to release private emails as well as draft scientific documents related to their work on the Monographs. In light of the interests at stake, including ongoing lawsuits in the USA against Monsanto, the scientists felt uncomfortable releasing these materials, and some felt that they were being intimidated. Knowing that the relevant Monograph had already been published and that the Monographs Preamble indicates the need for experts to be free of pressure of all kinds to perform their work in an impartial way, they asked IARC for advice as to whether they should release preliminary and deliberative drafts and related communications.

https://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/pdf/Reuters_questions_and_answers_Oct2016.pdf




Playground contamination study in South-Tyrol

Moms Across the World: “Children who live near orchards and frequently sprayed fields are vulnerable to pesticides that can travel over distances (are volatile). Sprays don't just fall down to the ground.”


'The relationship between contamination found and distance to the nearest orchard or vineyard shows that the phenomenon of drift not only occurs within the range of a few metres: All contaminated playgrounds were located more than 15 metres from the nearest cultivated land, with 10 of them more than 50 m away, and 4 of these in turn more than 100 m away.'

http://www.pan-europe.info/sites/pan-eur...ber_2017_EN.pdf




Violating the Sacred: GMO Chestnuts for the Holidays?

Is our meddling risking further damage to already fragile ecosystems that have since compensated for the loss of the American chestnut tree?

...Young American chestnuts remain scattered throughout the forests of the east, though few make it to maturity. These are the ones that researchers from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY/ESF) will be cross pollinating (contaminating) with their genetically engineered (GE) version.

Deregulation of the GE American Chestnut

William Powell, lead American chestnut scientist at SUNY/ESF recently announced his team is almost ready to apply for Federal deregulation to allow them to distribute their GE trees, free of charge, in hopes they will be planted in great numbers. Some of these GE trees, modified with a wheat gene, will be planted near surviving disease resistant non-GMO American chestnut trees. The goal is for the GE tree to cross pollinate with the others and create the next generations of disease-resistant offspring.

Powell and his team hope that the government agencies charged with reviewing their research results will modify the process to make it much easier to obtain permission to release novel GMOs like their GE chestnut. And with government agencies now managed by anti-regulation leadership coming directly from industry boardrooms and research facilities, chances are good that requirements for scientific review or public input will greatly diminish- at our peril.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/12/24/violating-sacred-gmo-chestnuts-holidays




New FSSAI labelling norms to make it mandatory to label GMO products - India


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the country’s apex food regulator, has decided to make it mandatory for food business operators (FBOs) to declare whether their food products contain any ingredient that is a genetically-modified organism (GMO).

http://www.fnbnews.com/Top-News/new-fssa...-products-41550




These Are Not Your Father’s GMOs

A new wave of gene-edited crops are dodging regulators, and they’re about to reach stores.

Opponents say they’re ready to fight for rules, regulations, and labels. “Our position has never changed. This is just a form of genetic engineering, so the same things should happen—there should be required safety assessments,” says Michael Hansen, a staff scientist at the Consumers Union, a lobby group attached to Consumer Reports magazine. “I can’t see this being resolved anytime soon.”

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609230/these-are-not-your-fathers-gmos/




Bt Crops and their Ecosystems

All of the recent reports on Bt reflect the fact that like all GMOs, these crops are experimental and we are still learning about their impacts. This is one of the many reasons the Non-GMO Project exists. We believe that all shoppers deserve to know what is in their food so that they can make informed purchasing decisions. When you purchase Non-GMO Project Verified products, you are telling the retailers and brands you support that GMO transparency is important to you. The Non-GMO Project butterfly also tells you that the product you are purchasing has met North America’s most rigorous standard for GMO avoidance. Remember to Look for the Butterfly when you shop!!

https://livingnongmo.org/2017/11/21/bt-crops-and-their-ecosystems/




Effect of canola oil consumption on memory, synapse and neuropathology in the triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease - December 2017

Abstract: In recent years consumption of canola oil has increased due to lower cost compared with olive oil and the perception that it shares its health benefits. However, no data are available on the effect of canola oil intake on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis. Herein, we investigated the effect of chronic daily consumption of canola oil on the phenotype of a mouse model of AD that develops both plaques and tangles (3xTg). To this end mice received either regular chow or a chow diet supplemented with canola oil for 6 months. At this time point we found that chronic exposure to the canola-rich diet resulted in a significant increase in body weight and impairments in their working memory together with decrease levels of post-synaptic density protein-95, a marker of synaptic integrity, and an increase in the ratio of insoluble A&#946; 42/40. No significant changes were observed in tau phosphorylation and neuroinflammation. Taken together, our findings do not support a beneficial effect of chronic canola oil consumption on two important aspects of AD pathophysiology which includes memory impairments as well as synaptic integrity. While more studies are needed, our data do not justify the current trend aimed at replacing olive oil with canola oil.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-17373-3
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From Moms Across America - This is a preview and test results from a farmer testing carrots. More to come.

“Recent testing of carrots for nutrients shared with us by a supporter showed disturbingly low levels of minerals in the produce. "I would be embarrassed to call this food." - said Dr. Don Huber. "The nutrients are almost nonexistent." One sample was organic and one was conventional.

Although the organic sample was 49% higher in nutrition, the levels were still very low. You will notice the zinc is almost nonexistent ( glyphosate chelates zinc) and zinc is essential for healthy sperm ( our sterility rates in the US are climbing).

The fact is that our food in America, due to GMO chemical farming, is depleted of minerals and vitamins.”

https://www.facebook.com/MomsAcrossAmeri...e=3&theater




Arkansas panel stands by proposal to ban disputed herbicide

http://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-ne...puted-herbicide




TAKE ACTION: Ask your member of Congress to help regenerate rural economies by co-sponsoring H.R. 4671, the Organic Farmers Access Act.

https://action.organicconsumers.org/o/50865/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=21359




Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World

Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource—the very ground that feeds us.

Josh Tickell, one of America’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director of Fuel, has dedicated most of his life to saving the environment. Now, in Kiss the Ground, he explains an incredible truth: by changing our diets to a soil-nourishing, regenerative agriculture diet, we can reverse global warming, harvest healthy, abundant food, and eliminate the poisonous substances that are harming our children, pets, bodies, and ultimately our planet.

Through fascinating and accessible interviews with celebrity chefs, ranchers, farmers, and top scientists, this remarkable book, soon to be a full-length documentary film narrated by Woody Harrelson, will teach you how to become an agent in humanity’s single most important and time sensitive mission. Reverse climate change and effectively save the world—all through the choices you make in how and what to eat.

https://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Ground-Reverse-Climate-Ultimately/dp/1501170252
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#1512173 --- 01/08/18 05:26 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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A new study from the Seralini team…


“...remember your health protector is in your gut, add roundup and it will kill the organisms that protect us…”


Roundup Causes Major Changes in Gut Microbiome of Rats

An environmentally relevant concentration of Roundup caused changes in the gut microbiome of rats, according to a new study published by the group of Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini at the University of Caen, France.

The health implications of this experiment for humans are unknown. However, this new study has produced the first in vivo evidence that Roundup can bring about alterations in the gut microbiome, including at an environmentally relevant dose, either directly or indirectly. These are interesting and very important observations and should be repeated using larger groups of animals. This should include a comparison of glyphosate alone and Roundup at equivalent concentrations, to ascertain which component of this herbicide formulation (active ingredient, adjuvants, or a combination of the two) is responsible for the changes in the gut microbiome. Furthermore, a strong link between Roundup exposure and liver damage has already been demonstrated and should be further investigated.

https://www.gmoseralini.org/roundup-causes-major-changes-in-gut-microbiome-of-rats/

Full study...

This is a PDF file of an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. As a service to our customers we are providing this early version of the manuscript. The manuscript will undergo copyediting, typesetting, and review of the resulting proof before it is published in its final form…

Abstract

A growing body of research suggests that dysbiosis of the gut microbiota induced by environmental pollutants, such as pesticides, could have a role in the development of metabolic disorders. We have examined the long-term effects of 3 doses of the Roundup(R) herbicide (made of glyphosate and formulants) on the gut microbiota in male and female Sprague-Dawley rats. A total of 141 bacteria families were identified by a 16S sequencing analysis approach. An OPLS-DA analysis revealed an increased Bacteroidetes family S24-7 and a decreased Lactobacillaceae in 8 out of the 9 females treated with 3 different doses of R (n&#8239;=&#8239;3, for each dose). These effects were confirmed by repetitive sequence-based PCR fingerprinting showing a clustering of treated females. A culture-based method showed that R had a direct effect on rat gut microbiota. Cultivable species showed different sensitivities to R, including the presence of a high tolerant or resistant strain identified as Escherichia coli by 16S rRNA sequencing. The high tolerance of this E. Coli strain was explained by the absence of the EPSPS gene (coding glyphosate target enzyme) as shown by DNA amplification. Overall, these gut microbiome disturbances showed a substantial overlap with those associated with liver dysfunction in other studies. In conclusion, we revealed that an environmental concentration of R (0.1 ppb) and other two concentrations (400&#8239;ppm and 5,000&#8239;ppm) have a sex-dependent impact on rat gut microbiome composition and thus warrants further investigation.


...

Human populations are exposed to an increasing number of different types of xenobiotics through their diets and lifestyles. Being directly in contact with the ingested food, the gut microbiome is sensitive to the nutritional quality of the diet [7] and its content in biologically active compounds acting as prebiotics to favour the development of beneficial intestinal microbes [8]. Some other studies have shown that the presence of food contaminants such as emulsifiers [9], heavy metals [10], mycotoxins [11,12], polysaccharides [13] or even pesticide residues [14] can alter the composition of the gut Microbiome.

https://www.gmoseralini.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Lozano-et-al.-Tox.Rep_.2017.pdf

Link to all the studies from the Seralini team…

https://www.gmoseralini.org/research-papers/




Washington Post Publishes Hit Piece Declaring Non-GMO Movement “Immoral,” Here’s What They Got So Blatantly Wrong

But like so many proponents of GMOs who can’t see past a surface-level infatuation with the “science” buzzword behind Big Agrobusiness’ controversial technologies, Daniels is missing the point, and the evidence is hiding in plain sight.

https://www.march-against-monsanto.com/w...latantly-wrong/




Vaccines Revealed - Glyphosate is in vaccines.

Starting tonight. If you don’t understand why so many people are becoming ex-vaxxers, watch this series. Each episode is about an hour and a half long, start at 9 p.m. and are availa_le for 24 hours.

PARENTS: Before you allow another TOXIC VACCINE to be injected into your child, hear the other side of the debate from 24 vaccine experts. Vaccines are destroying our children at an unprecedented rate, yet this fact is being hid from us. Discover how and why vaccines are dangerous, why they do not provide the benefit as claimed, what you can do as an alternative to vaccination, and most importantly, HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE! Watch VACCINES REVEALED, a riveting 9-part docu-series that will shake you to your core! REGISTER HERE:

http://www.vaccinesrevealed.com/
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#1512451 --- 01/15/18 04:46 AM Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food [Re: MissingArty]
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Seneff: "Prof. Seralini has a new study out that shows that glyphosate-based herbicides contain several different toxic metals, including
arsenic. An earlier Sri Lankan study linked a kidney failure epidemic among agricultural workers in Sri Lanka to synergistic toxicity of
arsenic and glyphosate."

Shocking Study Shows Glyphosate Herbicides Contain Toxic Levels of Arsenic

A shocking new study published in Toxicology Reports has shown that the current regulatory assessments of the world’s most used herbicides are
wrong, with ingredients such as arsenic being regularly found in Glyphosate based herbicides and other pesticides at toxic levels.



The comparative effects of glyphosate alone and 14 of its formulations were studied by Seralini’s team. Glyphosate was clearly shown to
not be the major toxic compound in the herbicide formulations – Petroleum-based compounds in the herbicide formulations were more toxic than glyphosate.



Prof. Séralini stated Sunday: “These results show that the declarations of glyphosate as the active principle for toxicity are scientifically wrong,
and that the toxicity assessment is also erroneous: glyphosate is tested alone for long-term health effects at the regulatory level but the formulants –
which are composed of toxic petroleum residues and arsenic – are not tested over the long term. We call for the immediate, transparent and public
release of the formulations and above all of any health tests conducted on them. The acceptable levels of glyphosate residues in foods should be
divided immediately by a factor of at least 1,000 because of these hidden poisons. Glyphosate-based herbicides should be banned.”

https://sustainablepulse.com/2018/01/08/...els-of-arsenic/




Toxicity of formulants and heavy metals in glyphosate-based herbicides and other pesticides

N. Defarge, J. Spiroux de Vendômois, G.E. Séralini
Highlights

The comparative effects of glyphosate alone and 14 of its formulations were studied.

Glyphosate was not the major toxic compound in the herbicide formulations.

Petroleum-based compounds in herbicides were highly more toxic than glyphosate.

We identified arsenic, chromium, cobalt, lead and nickel in pesticide formulations.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221475001730149X




Seneff: “Peter Good has a new paper out linking glyphosate to autism, along with antibiotics and acetaminophen.”

Evidence the U.S. autism epidemic initiated by acetaminophen (Tylenol) is aggravated by oral antibiotic amoxicillin/clavulanate
(Augmentin) and now exponentially by herbicide glyphosate (Roundup)

...Two toxins most implicated in the U.S. autism epidemic are analgesic/antipyretic acetaminophen (Tylenol) and oral antibiotic amoxicillin/clavulanate
(Augmentin). Recently herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) was exponentially implicated. What do these toxins have in common?...

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S240545771730102X




In memoriam: Dr Shiv Chopra, public servant

Dr. Shiv Chopra was a veterinary scientist with a Ph.D. in microbiology. He was a senior scientist at Health Canada (Canada’s food safety
regulator) where he worked from 1969 until 2004. Dr. Chopra was one of three Health Canada veterinary scientists who spoke out in the 1990s about
pressure to approve animal drugs despite their concerns about animal health and food safety. They questioned carbadox, a drug used in pigs, and
Baytril, which was used to promote growth in cows and chickens. Most prominent were their concerns over Monsanto’s genetically engineered veterinary
drug Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH). Their public criticisms of BGH were met with gag orders from their employers at Health Canada but finally led to
Senate hearings and a 1999 decision not to approve the drug.
Dr. Chopra defied instructions from his employers not to speak publicly about his
concerns, and about the pressure he was under at Health Canada. In 1998, Dr. Chopra and his colleague Dr. Margaret Haydon were interviewed on national
television and asked why they thought they were under pressure to approve drugs quickly. Dr. Chopra replied, “Well, what do you think? Money. For
multinational companies that produce those things.”

http://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/archive/2018/18070-in-memoriam-dr-shiv-chopra-public-servant




Seneff: “Monsanto has ambitious plans for putting more chemicals into our food supply. Glyphosate, dicamba, glufosinate … Might be a good time to
switch to certified organic if you haven't done so already!”

Monsanto's product pipeline features expanding role for controversial weedkiller, dicamba

Despite last year’s widespread reports of dicamba-related crop damage across millions of acres and skepticism from independent weed scientists about
the chemical’s compatibility with nontolerant crops, Monsanto sees the herbicide as a prized asset now and in the foreseeable future, as it develops
new crop varieties engineered to tolerate the chemical.

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/m...e46f68b202.html

EU Commission uses Christmas period to grant authorisation for imports of GM soybeans

“The timing and the circumstances of the decision show just how much the EU Commission fears a response from the public. In fact, the way in which
this has been handled has the potential to damage the credibility of the EU institutions,” Christoph Then says for Testbiotech. “Our response will
be to put these authorisations even more to the forefront of our activities to make this public. The EU Commission must give much higher precedence to
the protection of health and the environment.” According to a Testbiotech analysis, there are clear indications that the developer companies
Dow and Bayer manipulated the data for risk assessment of their genetically engineered soybeans. The claim is based on analysis of the data presented
by the companies for risk assessment in the EU. Analysis showed that Dow used a special sample of the genetically engineered soybeans in their
feeding studies with rats, which was sprayed with much lower amount of herbicides than usual. In their field trials, Bayer only applied a
fraction of the amounts of the herbicides that would normally be used in agricultural practice.

http://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/archive/2...-of-gm-soybeans




Seneff: “Terrific interview between Carey Gillam and Dr. Mercola on glyphosate & Monsanto.”

Improve Your Health by Avoiding Pesticides

Glyphosate — Roundup — is sort of the vehicle for my book. Monsanto and the story of how they pushed this weed killer to become the most
widely used in the world … [was] strategically by design … The point I hope this book makes is that glyphosate and Monsanto are really the poster
children for a much larger problem — a corporate push for pesticide dependence …"

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic...t_rid=177389296

Protect Organic - Consumers: Take Action

Calling all eaters! Use your voice to protect organic! We know that when you choose to buy organic products, you have clear expectations about what
that means. Unfortunately, hoping we are all too busy during the holidays and New Year to notice, the Administration has rolled back organic standards
regarding animal welfare and given the public a scant 30 days to speak our minds.

http://cqrcengage.com/ota/app/act-on-a-regulation?0&engagementId=423773




Seneff: “Pfizers seems to be giving up on drug development for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's. It's clear to me that the solution is not going to be
found in pharmaceutical drugs. The best way to prevent these diseases (and possibly even reverse them to some extent) is through an organic
whole foods diet and abundant sun exposure to the eyes.”

Pfizer ends research for new Alzheimer's, Parkinson's drugs

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pfize...s-idUSKBN1EW0TN




Seneff on sun exposure to the eyes…at 7:14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2Hkunxkzfw




Dicamba is wreaking havoc on US crops – Is Monsanto profiting off the problem?

In early November, Environmental Protection Agency officials warned in a meeting with herbicide-makers that they could lose dicamba approval if
their products continued to damage crops. And Bradley says growers might spray less dicamba in 2018 to avoid trouble with their neighbors. But
on the flip side, more farmers may buy the double-resistant seeds, to protect themselves from dicamba. Indeed, [farmer] Bentlage says, one
seed dealer recently hit him with this pitch: “You might as well buy some dicamba seeds. You know your neighbor’s gonna spray it — you might as well
buy it, too, to keep from getting damaged.” In other words: Nice little soybean crop you have there; be a shame if something bad happened to it.

http://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/archive/2...off-the-problem




Seneff: “Another good reason not to get a flu vaccine. I have to wonder whether glyphosate contamination in the vaccine plays a role in this observed
increase, because glyphosate could be incorporated into the collagen in the joint and cause an autoimmune reaction to misfolded collagen.”




What’s Behind the Rice in Vaccine-Related Increase in Vaccine-Related Shoulder Injuries

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/12/12/vaccine-shoulder-injuries.aspx




Hold the plum pudding: US food sampling shows troubling pesticide residues

Among the domestic food samples, FDA said 97 percent of apples, 83 percent of grapes, 60 percent of tomatoes, 57 percent of mushrooms and
53 percent of plums carried residues. Exactly half of the fruit jams and jellies and similar spreads examined were tainted with pesticides,
according to the FDA data.

http://www.ehn.org/what-foods-have-the-most-pesticides-on-them-2518891617.html




A discussion from Seneff’s page on facebook, fyi…

How to remove Glyphosate toxin from body?

Seneff: “I am now virtually certain that glyphosate is the main cause of the autism epidemic. Eating organic food and loading up on sulfur-containing
foods are also important (sulfur is needed to detoxify many toxic chemicals). Glyphosate thoroughly disrupts sulfur homeostasis. Acetobacter, found
in vinegar, are among the few microbes that can completely metabolize glyphosate. "P. fluorescens and Acetobacter sp. exhibited a high
capacity to efficiently degrade glyphosate under the environmental conditions studied. " google this paper: "Biodegradation of
glyphosate herbicide in vitro using bacterial isolates from four rice fields" AN Moneke et al. 2010.”
Organic apple cider
vinegar with the “mother.” (I buy Bragg’s).

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/11/28/sulfur-benefits.aspx




On Tamiflu…

Seneff: “I have looked into Tamiflu and I believe it is a very dangerous drug. I have never taken it and I never will! I've also never had a
flu shot and I haven't gotten the flu in decades!”

The Myth of Tamiflu: 5 Things You Should Know

The problem is that we actually know little about the effectiveness and safety of Tamiflu – and Roche is not willing to share all the
relevant data they have. Last year the Cochrane group, the world’s most respected organization devoted to synthesizing evidence and
providing assessments on medical interventions, updated their review of the
Tamiflu studies. If you are enamored by the idea of Tamiflu, then here are 5 things you should know from their report…

https://www.forbes.com/sites/harlankrumh...w/#207df1ea5782




Seneff: “Excellent new article on glyphosate's adverse effects on the soil.”

Glyphosate and GM crops are harming no-till soils

Referring to claims that glyphosate is typically neutralized and degraded by soil microbes after a period of time, Dobberstein notes that in
the last 5 years, evidence seems to be mounting through research studies that the herbicide is lingering in the soil environment longer than
anticipated and initiating a host of non-target effects.



Kremer told attendees at the National No-Tillage Conference earlier this year, “This is all supported by research. I’m not just making this
up. With that amount of glyphosate out there, it’s beginning to raise some eyebrows and people are wondering what else might be happening with
this amount of chemical in the environment.”

http://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/archive/2018/18067-glyphosate-and-gm-crops-are-harming-no-till-soils




Carol Garnier Dutra (I’ve posted all this info previously. Here’s a reminder from C.G.D.)

"...Yes all three, vaccines, prescription drugs and GMO foods, are related to each other via BIG Pharmaceutical companies.”
There is something each and every one of us can do to stop 'vaccine fraud'
that will also stop the onward march of both unproven prescription drugs and toxic GMO foods into our marketplace. Yes all three,
vaccines, prescription drugs and GMO foods, are related to each other via BIG Pharmaceutical companies. The solution is to ban direct drug
advertising to the consumer. Ban just the direct to consumer drug adverts on TV, on the Internet and in the printed media. This ban should
take place at both the state and the federal levels.


It is our 'news outlets' that are indirectly responsible for both 'vaccine fraud' and toxic GMO food in our marketplace. It is our news media's
greed for advertising money from BIG Pharma that causes the media to withhold information that would be considered as negative by 'parent' BIG
Pharma and their subsidiary companies which are BIG chemical.


When I first learned about the toxicity of GMO food, I learned from stories posted by activists, concerned individuals posting on the Internet.
This knowledge prompted me to do my own investigation into this subject. Both local and nationwide media did not inform me that our food supply
had been altered to include toxic BT GMO foods.


Remember that BIG Pharma controls BIG chemical through the 'wholly owned subsidiary' rule of company ownership that is practiced today
between the pharmaceutical companies and the chemical companies they control. BIG chemical makes you ill then their 'parent' BIG Pharma offers
you the cure.

The ONLY WAY to eliminate advertising money from BIG Pharma is a complete ban of drug advertisements that are aimed directly to the consumer.
We are the consumers. We are part of this equation. Are you sick and tired of those drug ads that appear with our nightly news programs? I am.
Contact your state and federal legislators and ask them to sponsor legislation that will ban drug advertising that is aimed directly to
the consumer. Those paid ads are pay-offs to our news media to keep them quiet about what is really going on to people in regards to
toxic vaccines, toxic drug prescriptions, and toxic GMO foods in our marketplace.

..." Over the last 11 months, pharmaceutical companies have spent a staggering $3.2 billion on TV ads. In that time, Big Pharma has easily outspent
all other industry advertisers combined. Big Pharma is without advertising peer. It is easily “the news’” biggest customer. Its money buys what
editors call “friendly” or “complementary copy.” Several billion dollars also buys a lot of silence on drug and vaccine safety issues. That
silence it buys, the missing information, the stories squelched, may be the most damaging aspect of all. "...

https://dmlawfirm.com/how-big-pharma-buries-vaccine-problems/

Here is an example of censorship practiced in favor of BIG Pharma, by FOX News.

Roger Ailes was the CEO of FOX News when he said the following statement to the
lawyer, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., in regards to talking on FOX News about vaccine fraud: (I’ve posted the video of this _y RFK, Jr.)

..." He [Ailes] said to me, ‘I can’t allow you on any of them. I’d have to fire any of my hosts that allowed you on my station.’ Because he said,
‘My news division gets up to 70% of advertising revenues during non-election years from the pharmaceutical companies’.” "...

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/big-pharmas-control-over-the-news/

Just say no to drug ads on TV

All this advertising costs big bucks and adds significantly to the cost of prescription drugs, which is one of the reasons that a few in Congress
have proposed eliminating the tax deduction that pharmaceuticals can claim for these TV ads. But they’ve been met with a powerful lobby as well as
waving of the flag of free speech by drug firms.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/8/drug-ads-on-tv-should-be-banned/

Big Pharma’s control over the news

Corporate Relationships Among Monsanto Company, Pharmacia LLC, Pfizer Inc., Solutia Inc., and Eastman Chemical Company
From Monsanto’s
web page:

...Former Monsanto is today known as Pharmacia LLC. Pharmacia is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., which operates the Pharmaceuticals
Business.”

...Today’s Monsanto includes the operations, assets and liabilities that were previously the Ag Business. ...

https://monsanto.com/company/history/sta...emical-company/
From Investopedia:

...A 'wholly owned subsidiary' is a company whose common stock is 100% owned by another company, the parent company. Whereas a company can become
a wholly owned subsidiary through an acquisition by the parent company or having been spun off from the parent company...

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/subsidiary.asp

Syngenta was a 'wholly owned subsidary' of Novartis Drug before it was sold to ChemChina.
.
...In 2000, Novartis and AstraZeneca combined their agrobusiness divisions to create a new company, Syngenta.[34][35]...


(Note the word 'agrobusiness'. Agrobusiness companies controlled, owned by BIG pharma are not unusual in today's world. One makes you ill
(BIG Chemical) and the 'parent' company (BIG Pharma) offers you the cure.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novartis




“Trace Amounts” Free to watch until January 23rd. (Starts at 10:20)

Trace Amounts is the true story of the mercury poisoning of Eric Gladen - and his painful journey.

“The more I researched, the more I couldn’t believe my eyes, and the more I knew there was no way I could just sit back and not do anything about this.

I quit my career, moved into an RV, hired a production crew, and hit the road for years attending Autism conferences, filming Autism rallies,
performing experiments with Scientists, interviewing everyone and anyone who would talk to us, and so much more.

When the tour was over, I spent the next two years sifting through almost 300 hours of video footage, thousands of leaked documents, closed
door meeting transcripts, and countless scientific studies.

It then took me another 3 years working with my post-production team to piece everything together into what has become the feature documentary
film Trace Amounts.”


http://www.vaccinesrevealed.com/free/episode-8-watch-now/?utm_source=email-automated&utm_campaign=vr-evergreen-free-viewing&utm_medium=email&utm_content=daily-episode-ep-8pm-viewing-link&utm_term=existing-list&inf_contact_key=2318f36dd0fd300d74a8fe98ef136f61dddcbef7343c1d317e6efd3c955429ea&em=~Contact.Email~
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Arty turns 8 this summer.

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