#1514742 --- 05/15/18 11:44 AM
Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food
Loc: Waterloo, NY
“By slipping it into our food without our knowledge, without any indication that there
are genetically modified organisms in our food, we are now unwittingly part of
a massive experiment.”
Geneticist David Suzuki (Humans “are part of a massive experiment.”) http://theorganicdream.com/2018/04/geneticist-david-suzuki-says-humans-part-massive-experiment/
“*Please don’t be a smartypants and say, “Hey, all crops are genetically modified”.
Yes, yes, we have been selectively breeding plants for thousands of years. We all know that.
But the term “GMOs” refers to the recent development of “gene splicing” and the
development of transgenic crops, creating forms of life that nature, or selective
breeding, could never have created.
Jonathan Foley, Ph.D https://globalecoguy.org/zombie-gmo-myths-a59123a403f2
Toxic Truth: New Evidence for Banning Monsanto's Roundup Weedkiller
As reported this week in the Guardian, new tests show that when Roundup’s key active ingredient, glyphosate, is combined with other chemicals to create the final product, the herbicide is more toxic to human cells than glyphosate alone.
“We don’t know what the formulation is,” Devito told the Guardian.” That is confidential business information.” According to the Guardian, for testing purposes, scientists sourced some samples from store shelves, picking up products the EPA told them were the top sellers, he said.
Adjuvants in pesticides are generally declared as inerts, and for this reason they are not tested in long-term regulatory experiments. It is thus very surprising that they amplify up to 1000 times the toxicity of their AP [active ingredient] in 100% of the cases where they are indicated to be present by the manufacturer.”https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/toxic-truth-new-evidence-banning-monsantos-roundup-weedkiller
Judge Rules Non-Profits Can Sue Monsanto for Misleading Labeling of Popular Herbicide Roundup
Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides, the lead plaintiff in the case, said:
“In the face of EPA’s poor regulation of pesticides, misleading pesticide product labeling cannot be left unchecked. The court’s decision to allow our case to move forward, in denying Monsanto’s motion to dismiss, is critical to showing that the company is deceiving the public with a safety claim on its Roundup (glyphosate) label. Its advertising and labeling claim that Roundup ‘targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets’ is false, given the devastating harm that glyphosate has on beneficial bacteria in the gut biome. The disruption of the gut biome is associated with a host of 21st century diseases, including asthma, autism, bacterial vaginosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, Crohn’s disease, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, leaky gut syndrome, multiple sclerosis, obesity, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, and Parkinson’s.
“The science on the hazards of Roundup (glyphosate) are clear and Monsanto officials know it. With this case, we seek to ensure that the public is not misled by false advertising and product labeling in the marketplace. It is a critical step toward ensuring that people are fully informed before purchasing toxic products that can poison them, their families, and the communities where they live.”
OCA International Director, Ronnie Cummins said:
“Monsanto aggressively markets Roundup as ‘safe’ for humans and animals, despite newer studies indicating that glyphosate may be carcinogenic and its use may affect human and animal cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous and reproductive systems. No reasonable consumer seeing the claim on this product that glyphosate targets an enzyme not found ‘in people or pets’ would expect that Roundup actually targets an important bacterial enzyme found in humans and animals, affecting the health of their immune system.
“Survey after survey shows that consumers rely on labels to guide their purchases and keep them and their families safe. When corporations mislead on the issue of a product’s effect on consumers and their families, they put everyone, but especially young children—in this case, playing in yards and parks—at risk, leaving the public no other recourse than to use the legal system to seek the removal of this misleading information.”
U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, ruled that OCA and BP presented enough evidence to support that Monsanto’s labeling of its flagship weedkiller, Roundup, misleads consumers.https://www.organicconsumers.org/press/j...rbicide-roundup
Judge Rules on Misleading Roundup Label Lawsuit
“This is a very important court ruling that brings a crucial issue into focus; We need to know much more about what glyphosate and other ubiquitous chemicals are doing to our gut microbiome, which according to research is the key to our health and happiness. We know far too little about glyphosate and that will only be changed if comprehensive independent science is supported globally,” says Henry Rowlands, director of The Detox Project.https://wholefoodsmagazine.com/news/main-news/judge-rules-misleading-roundup-label-lawsuit/
GMO Free USA: “When you thought it couldn't get worse... Scott Pruitt's EPA is considering Syngenta's proposal to spray their neonicotinoid-class, bee-killing pesticide, thiamethoxam, on the most widely grown crops in the U.S. The application, if approved, would allow the highly toxic pesticide to be sprayed directly on 165 million acres of wheat, barley, corn, sorghum, alfalfa, rice and potato. Syngenta gets richer, our bees die, more neurotoxins in our food and... you can guess the rest.”
EPA Considers Allowing Bee-Killing Pesticide to Be Sprayed on 165 Million Acres of U.S. Farmland
"If the EPA grants Syngenta's wish, it will spur catastrophic declines of aquatic invertebrates and pollinator populations that are already in serious trouble," said Lori Ann Burd, director of the Center for Biological Diversity's environmental health program. "You know the pesticide-approval process is broken when the EPA announces it will consider expanding the use of this dangerous pesticide on the same day its own scientists reveal that the chemical kills birds and aquatic invertebrates."https://www.ecowatch.com/syngenta-neonicotinoids-2518688773.html
The Cornucopia Institute
is a nonprofit organization engaged in research and educational activities supporting the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural and food issues, The Cornucopia Institute provides needed information to family farmers, consumers, stakeholders involved in the good food movement, and the media.
USDA Rejects Organic Checkoff Proposal
“We are delighted that this poorly thought out proposal was rejected by the USDA,” said Will Fantle of The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy organization and organic industry watchdog. “This is a win for organic farmers and their allies,” Fantle added.https://www.cornucopia.org/2018/05/usda-...gn=CheckoffMORE
Expert Advisory Panel Addresses Imports Fraud and Biodiversity Conservation
Prior to the meeting, the Real Organic Project released their provisional standards, planned to be implemented on roughly 50 “pilot” farms this summer. Dixon noted that this particular add-on label is farmer-driven and an attempt to guide consumers to organic products that come from farms using soil- and pasture-based production. The label effort came after the USDA ignored the requirement for soil in the organic regulations by allowing hydroponic production to be certified.https://www.cornucopia.org/2018/05/natio...mpaign=NOSBMORE
Hydroponic Producer Calls Soil “Inert,” Soil Farmers Know Better
Cornucopia’s Take: Hydroponic growers in the interview below claim that soil is just another “inert” medium. Real organic farmers know better. Soil is teeming with microbiological activity, fungus, and other tiny life forms that exist in beautiful symbiosis with plants. Real organic farmers care for the biodiversity around them, grow humus, and build soil fertility to trap carbon and water in the earth. Plants grown in soil receive micronutrients that cannot be replaced by liquid fertilizer in water. Cornucopia’s Mark Kastel explains that the organic certification of hydroponic produce is not just confusing for consumers, it is against the law that created organic certification in the first place.https://www.cornucopia.org/2018/05/hydro...paign=HydroMORE
Unreleased FDA Testing Reveals Glyphosate in Common Household Foods
Cornucopia’s Take: As glyphosate is sprayed on corn, soy, wheat, and oat crops in rising amounts, it is finding its way into cereals, crackers, and many other products on grocery store shelves. Unfortunately, the FDA is under no obligation to share their full findings with public, unless the public files a freedom of information request, as The Guardian has done. The FDA official report will be released in late 2018 or early 2019. Glyphosate is not allowed in organic agriculture, although its ubiquitous use in conventional and GMO agriculture has caused widespread contamination of soil and water.https://www.cornucopia.org/2018/05/unrel...=GlyphosateMORE
GE Salmon Caught, Temporarily, in a Net of Regulation
Cornucopia’s Take: Genetically engineered (GE) salmon by AquaBounty have yet to hit U.S. markets, in part because the FDA has yet to come out with their GE labeling law. Funding behind the GE salmon appears to be nearly infinite, and AquaBounty is determined to wait out legislators and policies. While it is likely that these fish will make it to U.S. markets at some point, many retailers have already stated they will not carry the controversial fish, and modern salmon breeding has already produced fish that mature as quickly as the AqaBounty fish. We will continue to monitor this story as it unfolds.https://www.cornucopia.org/2018/05/ge-sa...aign=SalmonMORE
Moms: “I have mixed feeling about this- CEO of Monsanto stepping down. On one hand, I am totally thrilled- I don't have to see him at Monsanto shareholder meetings anymore, extolling the virtues of GMOs and glyphosate. I feel good about that. On the other hand, he is not going to JAIL and the Bayer/Monsanto company is just getting bigger. The German company will own 60% of the world's food seeds and 70% of cotton seeds. That is not only scary, it is stupid. We gotta keep raising awareness folks, even when it feels we are going upstream, that's the time to be the strongest.”
Monsanto CEO to leave company after Bayer acquisitionhttp://www.stltoday.com/business/local/m...6bf7ca2495.html
Moms: “Congressman Lieu actually cares about toxins in our food and our health crisis. What about your Representative?”
Lieu: “Last year I asked the @TheJusticeDept to investigate allegations the @EPA was covering up the dangers of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer RoundUp manufactured by Monsanto.
New info suggests this toxic chemical is now found in common food items. Unacceptable.”https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/991132448107851776
Tell Congress: Pass the Local FARMS Act!
Either way, consumers are buying more local food, as are restaurants, schools and other institutions. And yet, our $90 billion Farm Bill is written largely to favor the corporations that produce factory farm meat and highly processed GMO junk foods—it does little to help build markets and infrastructure designed to support your local independent farmer.
The Local Food and Regional Market Supply (Local FARMS) Act aims to change that.
The bill, introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb), and Sean Maloney (D-N.Y.), would support the continued expansion of new market opportunities for American family farmers by:
• Helping farmers reach new markets through outreach, cost-share, and technical assistance programs
• Increasing access to fresh, healthy, local food among low-income groups and communities in need
• Developing new and strengthening existing infrastructure that connects producers to consumers
The Agriculture Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has already passed their version of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) and the Local FARMS Act isn’t in it. On the bright side, H.R. 2 may not have the votes to pass the House.https://action.organicconsumers.org/o/50865/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=21709
Citizens Regeneration Lobby (CRL)
is the Organic Consumers Association's sister lobbying organization. CRL is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit education and grassroots lobbying organization that builds local, state, regional and national support, among citizens and government officials, for local and regional organic regenerative agriculture and policies.https://secure.actblue.com/donate/citizensregenrationlobby
This is an excellent video that will bring you up-to-date on what’s been going on with glyphosate and Monsanto in the last year.
Seneff: “20 minute documentary on the dangers of glyphosate and how Monsanto protects it.”
Make some time in your day to watch our mini documentary highlighting all the strategies and toxic tricks used by Monsanto to ensure that they can sell their products, despite the clear dangers for humans and for the enviroment.
Monsanto’s Toxic Trickshttps://www.facebook.com/greensefa/video...TQ4MDY5MzA4MDQ/
Seneff: “New German documentary on the Bayer/Monsanto merger.”
‘Harvest of Greed:’ Provocative New Film Exposes True Dangers of the Monsanto-Bayer Merger For the World to See
Despite the slanted title against the chemical farming industry, the documentary takes both sides of the equation into account, educating viewers on the chemical companies’ viewpoints while also chronicling the widespread troubles, protests and concerns of natural and family farmers worldwide.
It includes interviews with Bayer CEO Werner Baumann and Monsanto CEO Robert Fraley and offers unprecedented access into their facilities, but also tells the complex stories of adversarial farmers, environmental advocates and protesters on the ground through expert storytelling and interview footage.
Many of them face difficult questions as they wrestle with the enormous specter of the two mega-corporations, both of which have been involved not just in the agricultural system but also some of the most egregious wartime horrors of the past century.https://althealthworks.com/15898/harvest...e-never-before/
Here is the USDA’s proposed label for foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. (This is the alternative to the complex and confusing QR codes that many companies will use because they know consumers won’t scan them.) While terms like “GMO,” “GM,” “GE,” are now widely used by everyone, USDA decides to create a new acronym, “BE.” Is it just to confuse people more?
New Federally Required GMO Labels Won't Say 'GMO'
According to Politico, the USDA’s long-awaited106-page proposal for how companies must disclose the presence of genetically modified ingredients in their products includes eliminating the words “genetically modified” or “genetically engineered” and replacing them with “bioengineered.”
That means no more “GMO”—instead consumers will see “BE” on the environmentally friendly looking green and yellow images.
The images are just as insulting to consumers as the law, which the chemical and junk food industry lobbyists spent $400 million to pass—under the specious name of the “Safe and Affordable Food Labeling Act.”https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/new-federally-required-gmo-labels-wont-say-gmo
Seneff: “I will be giving a webinar presentation linking glyphosate to gut dysbiosis and autism on May 8. Jeffrey Smith will be talking about the benefits of an organic diet on May 17. Here's the link where you can register for these events.”
May 8 - Glyphosate, Autism and Gut Dysbiosis: Connecting the Dots - Dr. Stephanie Seneff
May 17 - Three Reasons Why Organic Diets Can Cure You - Jeffrey Smith, IRThttps://terrytalksnutritionevents.webex....nutritionevents
What causes intestinal inflammation? Glyphosate, gmo foods do.
Fecal markers of intestinal inflammation and intestinal permeability are elevated in Parkinson's disease - February 2018
Fecal markers reflecting intestinal inflammation and increased intestinal permeability have been primarily investigated in inflammatory bowel disease so far. Our data indicate that calprotectin, alpha-1-antitrypsin and zonulin could be useful non-invasive markers in PD as well. Even though these markers are not disease-specific, they corroborate the hypothesis of an intestinal inflammation as contributing factor in the pathogenesis of PD. Further investigations are needed to determine whether calprotectin, alpha-1-antitrypsin and zonulin can be used to define PD subgroups and to monitor the effect of interventions in PD.
Toxic Overload From Within… Metabolic Endotoxemia by Jill Carnaham, M.D.
The Leaky Gut Cycle & LPS
When a person has intestinal permeability or leaky gut syndrome, these LPS can leak through the gastrointestinal wall and into the bloodstream causing serious, bodywide inflammation. This can cause a vicious cycle of declining health that looks like this:
Inflammation of the gut lining leading to leaky gut and…
Poor nutrient absorption (especially vitamin B12, magnesium, and iron), which then causes…
A strong immune system response to the offending particles, which causes…
Gastrointestinal issues including food intolerances, celiac disease and eventually leading to various autoimmune diseases.
And autoimmune disease may cause inflammation of the gut lining, which starts this cycle over again. Within this cycle, LPS is pouring from the gut lumen into the bloodstream, causing inflammation, and exacerbating every step along the way.https://www.jillcarnahan.com/2018/04/30/toxic-overload-from-within-metabolic-endotoxemia/
Seneff: “Here's another great blog post by Marty Michener on toxic metals.”
Marty Michener, Ph.D.
Marty Michener has focused on nature and health for over 60 years, earning a BS at Cornell University and a PhD at Harvard University both in biology. Until last year, he taught soils and plants at the Boston Architectural College, School for Landscape Architecture, and recently taught plant and ecology courses at Harvard Arnold Arboretum and at Antioch University of New England. From 1980 until 1996 he was employed as an environmental consultant, working especially on wetland delineation and evaluation. His recent e-publication, Beneath the Fruited Plain, is an example of his ability to relate human ecology observations to include sustainable agriculture, soil science, nutrition, and field studies. He now studies the human ecology of idiopathic diseases, regenerative soil health and sustainable nutrition, serving as part-time Science Coordinator for the Hudson Foundation for Agricultural Integrity, Hudson, NY. This blog contains many original essays on a variety of interests.
Welcome to our oasis of information. Thanks to having so many unique and well informed friends, it has been a lifetime of learning on many fronts. Much of the truth I’ve found to be contrary to “mainstream”, and I am taking this uncensored medium to give, at any one point in time, my best appraisal of the most useful “take” on each topic.
For a devoted scientist, expertise is time-dependent. I have written that a scientist is one who is glad to being shown wrong. We will see how we hold up.
Elemental Impacts - POISON OR MEDICINE? Marty Michener, Ph.D.
(Mercury, aluminum, glyphosate, florine, beryllium, chromium, aresenic, lead)
In our own culture’s twisted logic, many popular medical procedures have been shown over time to be categorically unsafe at all levels, despite doctors having been taught to apply them widely. In fact, today’s physicians are often only advised by the procedure sales representative technicians, motivated by high product acceptance. Thus doctors recite to their patients only the favorable facts, leaving out the side-effects they may not know about. This the news media would have us believe is “science-based medicine.”
The FDA has reduced the use of thimerosal in vaccines, but is publicly still defending the safety of Thimerosal’s use in all vaccines. So much for science-based medicine, replaced by bought-out-politician-based medicine.https://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/VaccineSafety/UCM096228
The good news is that removing amalgam fillings, and ensuring sufficient dietary sulfur and selenium helps prevent mercury accumulations and it slowly eliminates the stored burden.
Dr. Seneff and colleagues report aluminum concentrating in the pineal glands, where it debilitates the process of transferring sulfate from cholesterol sulfate and heparan sulfate to the essential factor in brain maintenance: melatonin sulfate.https://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/2015/SeneffJune2_2015.pdf
Aluminum gains entry to mitochondria as a mimic of calcium. It also gains entry chelated by glyphosate, now commonly found in many foods. High aluminum is found in the pineal gland during autopsies of Alzheimer’s and autistic bodies. Nanoparticle aluminum has been found highly destructive; it causes cells to self-destruct.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22687898
Summary: All the evidence points to glyphosate herbicide making aluminum more destructive. Ecological balance requires as much prevention of ingesting these synergistic xenotoxins as possible.https://martincmichener.wordpress.com/elemental-impacts/
Curb Your Confusion - The Myth of Natural Foods
Through our Myth of Natural Campaign, we directly confront food companies—sometimes using consumer protection laws like those in Washington, D.C. and California as the basis for lawsuits—for labeling or marketing products as “natural” when independent lab testing shows the products to be contaminated with pesticides, antibiotics and other drugs, and “unnatural” ingredients.
Examples include: Nature Valley Granola Bars, which tested positive for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup® weed killer; Post Shredded Wheat, which tested positive for glyphosate (the suit has been settled); Sioux Honey, which tested positive for glyphosate; Sanderson Farms chicken which tested positive for a long list of drugs, hormones, pesticides and other contaminants; and Bigelow Tea, which tested positive for glyphosate.
OCA’s Myth of Natural Campaign also addresses other labeling and marketing claims, many of which imply that products were produced using “natural,” “sustainable” or “socially responsible” methods of production.
The Myth of Natural Campaign also takes on corporations like Ben & Jerry’s and Bigelow that claim to be “socially responsible” and “environmentally friendly” despite the presence of pesticides in their products and the use of toxic chemicals or unfair labor practices in their supply chains.https://www.organicconsumers.org/campaigns/myth-natural
NOT JUST BEES, TREES ARE DYING OFF AT AN ALARMING RATE WITH LITTLE PUBLIC ATTENTION - 2016
Now in 2016, alarm bells are ringing and in California alone, the problem has become incredibly severe:
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This brings the total number of dead trees since 2010 to over 102 million on 7.7 million acres of California’s drought stricken forests. In 2016 alone, 62 million trees have died, representing more than a 100 percent increase in dead trees across the state from 2015. Millions of additional trees are weakened and expected to die in the coming months and years.”http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/11/21/no...blic-attention/
“Life is being killed off, you can see it in the trees.”https://www.facebook.com/100010770822632...e=2&theater
David Suzuki - Silent Foresthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUUYaTz0Brg
I can’t find the actual published paper, but check out the second article on tea and glyphosate...
Tea records highest concentration of Glyphosate: US research
According to the paper, Glyphosate is the most widely applied herbicide in the world to eliminate broadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with crops. The paper said the highest concentration was found in four specific sample sources. They are tea bag, tea leaves, coffee power and honey.
“We observed elevated urinary glyphosate levels in participants who drank tea,” the paper said.http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Tea-re...rch-149430.html
LIFTING OF GLYPHOSATE BAN FOR TEA PLANTATIONS : CTTA HOPEFUL OF REVIVAL OF TEA INDUSTRYhttp://www.sundayobserver.lk/2018/05/06/...al-tea-industry
When Corporations Play 'Monopoly,' Consumers Lose
Robert Reich wants you to know about the biggest economic problem you’ve heard almost nothing about—the Monopolization of America—and how it affects what you pay for food and other consumer products.
In his latest video on Facebook, released Sunday and already seen by more than 500,000 viewers, Reich says America’s monopoly problem stems from the “hidden upward redistribution of money and power from the majority of Americans to corporate executives and wealthy shareholders.”https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/when-corporations-play-monopoly-consumers-lose
The Monopolization of Americahttps://www.facebook.com/RBReich/videos/1947870961892157/
Take Action to Ban Neonics in the U.S.!
The neonicotinoid insecticides now banned in the E.U are sold by Bayer and Syngenta and used by Monsanto to coat its genetically engineered seeds. They are the cause of the massive bee die-offs that commercial beekeepers in the U.S. reported this year—and every year since 2006.https://action.organicconsumers.org/o/50865/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=21410
Carbon dioxide, New York farms, cover crops holding the weeds down, 10 minutes.
Regenerative agriculture -- a solution to climate change | Ben Dobson | TEDxHudson
Dobson has been a farmer his entire life. But it wasn’t until six years ago that he made the connection between agriculture and climate change.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp1i8_JFsao
Judy Hoy - Author of Changing Faces: The Consequences of Exposure to Gene and Thyroid Disrupting Toxins
In the Northwest there’s a saying “Shoot – Shovel -Shut up” describing the prevalence of ranchers killing live stock of all kinds with birth defects.
Judy talks very specifically of some of the issues she’s seen with bison and deer with dysfunctional and missing male genitalia.https://oneradionetwork.com/all-shows/ju...ren-may-1-2018/
RFK, Jr.: “This is huge!”
New York prevails on natural gas pipeline denial
"The court rightfully denied the attempt to use the federal justice system to force New Yorkers into a pipeline we don't want and don't need," said Wes Gillingham, associate director of Catskill Mountainkeeper.https://www.timesunion.com/business/arti...al-12878220.php
Experts Beg Gardeners To Look For Hummingbird Eggs Before They Prune
“Hummingbird eggs are tiny, about the size of jelly beans! Please remember to carefully check for nests before you trim trees and shrubs this spring.”https://www.apost.com/en/blog/experts-be...NklqVXlPQ0o5In0
Studies Link Canine Cancers to Lawn Chemicalshttp://thinkaboutnow.com/2017/06/studies-link-canine-cancers-to-lawn-chemicals/
CBD Oil Benefits: How To Heal Your Dog With Hemp
Arty turns 9 this summer.
#1514989 --- 05/25/18 12:39 AM
Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food
Loc: Waterloo, NY
I have been told that sharing this information is useless because “people don’t care,”
or the concepts are above their understanding. If you were told that individuals who
are selling you things, and/or governments were using (or testing out) chemicals on you,
that will make you ill and disabled, you would be horrified. If I were to tell you that
your family and children are being poisoned, you would react and protect them. This is
exactly what I am telling you. Now, we have 5G technology which has been shown in many
studies to be profoundly harmful and, essentially, a slow suicide/homicide method.
If you honestly “Don’t Care,” do nothing. If you do care about yourself, your children,
and those you love, take action.
Rory Fleming Richardson, Ph.D.https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/revolution-class-action-suit-disability-claim-crime-rory-fleming/
Monsanto in Epic Fail with attempted attack on Global Glyphosate Study
The peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts from the pilot phase of the Global Glyphosate Study were revealed last Wednesday in a Press Conference at the European Parliament.
The results of the short-term pilot study showed that glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) were able to alter certain important biological parameters in rats, mainly relating to sexual development, genotoxicity and the alteration of the intestinal microbiome, at the ‘safe’ level of 1.75 mg/kg/day set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
As is normal practice for Monsanto, their Public Relations department was soon in action to try and crush the scientists involved and the study results, which could cause major damage to the product that supports their whole business model – the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.
However, this time their PR campaign against the Study was only met with contempt and disdain from journalists, politicians, and the public in countries across Europe.
Monsanto’s epic fail began with their comments in The Guardian newspaper:
The truth is that Monsanto has never been faced with an independent study on glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides, in which multiple Institutions and Universities are involved. They are used to attacking one single scientist or a small institution.
The Global Glyphosate Study involves The Ramazzini Institute, the University of Bologna (Faculty of Agriculture, Veterinary Science and Biostatistics) the Genoa Hospital San Martino, the Italian National Institute of Health, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and the George Washington University.https://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-n...lyphosate-study
OFFICIAL TRAILER 2018: Genetically Modified Children, Coming June 5.
Can Monsanto chemicals permanently alter your child’s genes? Low-income tobacco farmers face skyrocketing cancer rates with more devastating repercussions affecting their children: severe physical deformities and mental disabilities. Choosing between poverty or poison, Latin American growers have no choice but to use harmful chemicals such as the herbicide glyphosate (aka Monsanto’s Roundup) and Bayer’s insecticide Confidor if they want to certify and sell their crops to Big Tobacco. As patent and regulatory laws continue to favor the profits of Monsanto and chemical companies, the tobacco makes its way into the hands and mouths of consumers worldwide in Philip Morris products, while the poisons used to harvest the crops contaminate the farmers’ blood and are modifying the human genome, creating genetically modified children.https://www.facebook.com/GMChildren/vide...zR4&fref=nf
Facebook: The film comes out June 5 in the US and English speaking Canada, and will be available on Amazon and Vimeo. Click 'like' on this page to stay updated on the release.https://www.facebook.com/GMChildren/?hc_...zgg&fref=nf
The future of genetically modified crops in India
Intellectual property rights in relation to plant varieties, including transgenic varieties, are the subject matter of protection under the provisions of the Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Rights Acthttp://www.forbesindia.com/blog/economy-policy/the-future-of-genetically-modified-crops-in-india/
FDA hits CDMO Ei for making drugs and pesticides with same equipment
The agency said inspectors found the company “manufactured topical human drugs and several pesticides in the same building, using shared equipment” despite the risk of cross contamination. Inspectors also found two of the drugs meant for human use contained a pesticide produced at the facility.
FDA’s letter: https://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm606805.htm
GMOs, Glyphosate & Gut Health - Zack Bush, M.D. interview
This is a mind-blowing conversation that explores new insights into the mechanisms behind human health and longevity. It's about the massive and misunderstood impact of industrial farming, chemical pesticides, the pharmaceutical industry and even errant Western medical practices have on both human and planetary health.
It's a conversation about the difference between the science of disease and the science of health. It's about the microbiome as a critical predictor of and protector against illness. And it's an exploration of autism, epigenetics and the mechanics of intercellular communication.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWgnkgYtqnw
Latham: “Outrageous: FDA found a corn sample that violated the tolerance--the corn had 6.5 ppm glyphosate and the tolerance is 5 ppm--they decided not to report the violation to EPA under the specious claim that it wasn't an "official sample".”
Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails showhttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018...MP=share_btn_fb
Living Rivers Council submits expert comments on glyphosate and its ‘inert’ substances in formulation to the EPA
U.S. EPA (2017a) found that oral and inter-tracheal administration of glyphosate to rats caused only mild lung hemorrhages and epithelial damage, but rats died immediately or after several days when given POEA (p 96 of 204). Therefore, U.S. EPA knows that POEA is not inert and instead is highly toxic and yet it fails to monitor this substance.
Defarge et al. (2018) found major problems with heavy metal pollution in glyphosate-based herbicide formulations:
“We measured in the formulations other contaminants such as, among others, the heavy metals arsenic (As), cobalt (Co), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni) and lead (Pb), which are known to be toxic and endocrine disruptors. Eleven formulations were assessed, as well as 11 other pesticide formulations as comparators. Formulations from both groups were comparably and heavily contaminated (Fig. 5) with the heavy metal As, present in almost all samples. In total, all except 3 formulations had 5–53 times the permitted level of As in water in European Union or USA; all except 1 had Cr above (up to 40 times) the permitted level; all except 1 contained Ni, with 19 samples being above the permitted level (up to 62 times); 6 contained up to 11 times the permitted level of Pb.”
This is extremely alarming and shows major negligence of the U.S. EPA in regulating Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides, if the findings of Defarge et al. (2018) are representative. If they are, the consequences for human and environmental health are far-reaching. The permitting of Roundup and other similar products should be withdrawn from the market, at least until heavy metal pollution issues are resolved.
Saunders and Pezeshki (2015) had the following findings: “(1) glyphosate often runs off of fields where it is applied; (2) glyphosate can be translocated by plant roots; and (3) glyphosate can affect plant functioning in non-target plants.” Roots of plants killed is another pathway into the soil for glyphosate, AMPA and POEA. Glyphosate may and AMPA may remain for up to 196 days in clay soils with unknown biological impact as noted by Scribner et al. (2003). Scribner et al. (2003) not only found surface water runoff with glyphosate-based herbicides, but also found them in isolated ponds where aerosol drift carried them. Furthermore, Scribner et al. (2003) actually measured glyphosate and AMPA in rainfall in Mid-western states. A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS 2008) found substantial amounts of glyphosate in runoff in a Clackamas River tributary after forest herbicide application.http://winewaterwatch.org/2018/05/living...ion-to-the-epa/
The Impossible Burger: Boon or risk to health and environment?
Impossible Foods is pitching its product on the basis of claims that it is a healthy and environmentally responsible choice. But a look at the facts gives a different picture.
The Impossible Burger is not made from organically sourced or Non-GMO ingredients, so there are other substances present in this product that in all likelihood are also derived from GM organisms (GMOs) – namely soy protein isolate and a number of vitamins – which we shall return to later in this article. So overall, the Impossible Burger is a GMO food.https://www.gmoscience.org/impossible-burger-boon-risk-health-environment/
Africa: Push-Pull technology halts fall armyworm rampage – without GM
Prof Zeyaur Khan, Push-Pull leader at icipe and a co-author of the new study, said, “Over the past several months we received information from Push-Pull farmers that their fields were free of fall armyworm infestation while neighbouring monocrop plots were being ravaged by the pest. Therefore, we evaluated the climate-adapted version of the technology as a potential management tool for fall armyworm in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania."https://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-n...page-without-gm
Latham: “Major Bee breakthrough: Today, Member States have backed the proposal from the European Commission to ban all outdoor uses of 3 bee-killing neonicotinoids.”
Neonicotinoids: a historic day for the European Unionhttps://www.pan-europe.info/press-releases/2018/04/neonicotinoids-historic-day-european-union
Seneff: “Dicamba kills grapes and tomatoes. I doubt it's harmless to humans!”
Dicamba drift deadly for grapes and tomatoes
If you are a commercial grape or tomato grower, take this seriously! Be sure your crop is registered in the DriftWatch database, so that people who are spraying dicamba know your crop is there. You can register for no cost at https://in.driftwatch.org/.http://www.goshennews.com/news/lifestyle...31fea41be0.html
New Study: EPA's 'Safe' Levels of this Chemical in Your Food Aren't So Safe After Allhttps://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/ne...-safe-after-all
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. swings by Atlanta to talk about the Chattahoochee and the importance of enforcing environmental laws by Thomas Wheatleye
Scott Pruitt’s rollbacks on the coal rules are going to allow tremendous amounts of mercury into America’s waters. If you put a molecule of mercury [into our water] and it gets into a fish and into a pregnant mother or a child who eats that fish, and that mercury gets into a baby’s brain, it can cause inflammation, a loss of IQ, or endocrinology disruption like PFOAs [cause]. Mercury can injure sexual development, IQ, and learning capacity, so when that little girl gets to be seven years old and she can’t read a book quite as well as her classmates and can’t solve a math problem, when God gave her the brain to solve that and the coal company took it away from her, that’s a crime. And it’s about as bad as any crime you can commit.
Democracy and the environment are intertwined. Anywhere you see large environmental violations you’re going to see the subversion of democracy. You’ll see the disappearance of transparency, corruption of public officials, capture of agencies by industries, and the erosion of public rights to comment and participate on decisions that dictate the destinies of their communities. We’ve already had losses that we will never recover. We want to preserve as much as we can for our kids. Environmentalism isn’t about protecting the fishes and birds for their own sake. It’s about recognizing that nature is the infrastructure of our communities.http://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-cult...ronmental-laws/
Bayer man wants to abolish animal feeding studies with GMOs
It's also ironic that this man from Bayer, a company that relies on animal feeding studies to get its agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals through regulatory processes worldwide, is arguing on animal welfare grounds for animal studies with GMOs to be abolished. Little rightly argues that "there are few or no alternatives in existence" for evaluating the safety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. But he fails to admit that the same is true of GMOs.https://gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/18277
Seneff: “It is hard to believe that the government has such disregard for protection of life on earth from harm due to agrichemicals.”
The House Farm Bill is Really a Harm Bill
In 1962, it was a lack of environmental policy that poisoned our water, workers, and wildlife. In 2018, it may be these misguided policy choices.https://earthjustice.org/blog/2018-may/the-house-farm-bill-is-really-a-harm-bill
New Farm Bill Increases Pesticides On Organic Food – Take Action
The current draft of the Farm Bill also eliminates all funding for the organic cost share program, which provides assistance to farmers trying to certify their farms as organic. This strikes us as a terrible allocation of resources. Billions are set aside to subsidize corn, wheat, soy, and other commodity crops that are used to make junk food; by contrast, the 2014 Farm Bill allocated $11.5 million per year for the organic cost share program—money that the House Farm Bill is now proposing to cut. Generally speaking, we don’t like the government picking winners and losers—this should be sorted out by the market. Not only is the government incompetent (recall the confused thinking that permeates the federal government’s dietary guidelines), it is also beholden to special interests. Incompetence and cronyism notwithstanding, if subsidies are going to be given out, it doesn’t make sense to send billions towards food that is making us unhealthy and sick, while eliminating funds for the production of sustainable, clean and healthy food.
The Farm Bill does include some of the provisions that were part of a previous bill that ANH supported which sought to address the issue of fake organics coming into the US from overseas. As we stated at the time, these measures wouldn’t fix all the problems with the organics program, but they are a step in the right direction in getting the government to do its job in ensuring the integrity of our domestic organics program.https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/05/new...ake-action.html
Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban
Scientific studies have found that the chemicals can disorientate bees, harming their ability to pollinate and return to hives.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44151728
Intestinal Disease, Immune Disease and GMOs
According to Dr. Andrew Weil, “Leaky gut syndrome is not generally recognized by conventional physicians, but evidence is accumulating that it is a real condition that affects the lining of the intestines. The theory is that leaky gut syndrome (also called increased intestinal permeability), is the result of damage to the intestinal lining, making it less able to protect the internal environment as well as to filter needed nutrients and other biological substances. As a consequence, some bacteria and their toxins, incompletely digested proteins and fats, and waste not normally absorbed may “leak” out of the intestines into the blood stream. This triggers an autoimmune reaction, which can lead to gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal bloating, excessive gas and cramps, fatigue, food sensitivities, joint pain, skin rashes, and autoimmunity.”
According to Dr. Arpad Pusztai, who was involved in the pioneering research on the Bt potato, “There is no [such thing as] absolute selectivity!” Furthermore, he says that the very process of genetic modification causes unknown and uncontrollable mutations in the plant. There is “no means of directing the gene transfer … You are shooting blindfold … genetic insertion causes mutations … You
can’t say where it [the genetic bit] landed … you don’t know how things were reshuffled.” The plant’s own genes are affected and we don’t really know how. Pusztai calls this, “insertional mutagenesis,” mutation of an organism caused by the insertion of DNA into the organism’s pre-existing DNA.
The intestinal lining of livestock in the U.S. is so poor these days that meat processors import sausage casings from New Zealand. According to Dr. Huber, “When you look at the intestine of those pigs fed the GMO feed, the lining is deteriorated and the critical microbial balance is drastically changed.”http://farmwars.info/?p=11741
Seneff: “First results on the Ramazzini Institute's study on glyphosate exposure to rats at a dosage that is considered safe according to the United States Acceptable Daily Intake levels. They found significant changes in the distribution of gut microbes in the rat pups, including a reduction in the level of Lactobacillus.”https://glyphosatestudy.org/about-us/
RFK, Jr.: “Go Switzerland!”
Switzerland to vote on pesticide ban 'in 3 years'
If the vote is passed, Switzerland would become only the second country after Bhutan to implement a full ban.http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44130493
This is how they control what is taught to our children attending University.
What Charles Koch and Other Donors to George Mason University Got for Their Money
Following a period of deep cuts in public funding, the documents and related emails raised broad questions about whether universities that rely heavily on private donors can remain free from the influences of contributors who may be pursuing commercial, political or philosophical agendas.
In academia, such influence is viewed as inappropriate, partly because it may pressure professors to produce biased research, undermining the credibility of their work and spreading incorrect information to students. That may be particularly problematic in the interpretation of data and construction of models in areas of economics that affect federal tax policy or regulation.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/us/koch-donors-george-mason.html
Seneff: “The Guardian summarizes some of the important findings from the new Ramazzini Institute studies on glyphosate.”
Glyphosate shown to disrupt microbiome 'at safe levels', study claims
Prof Philip J Landrigan, of New York’s Icahn School of Medicine, and also one of the research team, said: “These early warnings must be further investigated in a comprehensive long-term study.” He added that serious health effects from the chemical might manifest as long-term cancer risk: “That might affect a huge number of people, given the planet-wide use of the glyphosate-based herbicides.”https://www.theguardian.com/environment/...ls-study-claims
Lakeview Organic Grain, Penn Yan, New York
Seneff: “Farmers are getting sick from the chemicals they're exposed to, and, for some, this becomes the main reason to switch to organic farming.”
These Farmers Switched to Organic After Pesticides Made Their Families Sick
His wife Dolores says the incident led Gus to convert the farm to organic. But other farmers in their area weren’t as fortunate as Gus. “There are a few farmers in our area who have passed on because of chemicals. But that’s not spoken about in farming communities,” she says.
“The concern is the amount of herbicides used in the next five to 10 years is going to constitute the largest increase in U.S. history,” Benbrook says, who also notes that level of herbicide use increase should require action from public health agencies and regulators, but adds there is no effort to study the human health impacts of the chemicals. “This is a public health train wreck that no one has the tools, the motivation, or the ability to turn around. The end game will be very costly.”https://civileats.com/2018/05/11/these-f...-families-sick/
Lakeview Organic Grain: https://www.facebook.com/lakevieworganicgrain/
Why Reducing Pesticide Use and Exposure Matters
I remember several times walking home with a growing, sharp itch, bordering on pain, in my back and on my arms. A few times I had a rash. Often, my asthma flared up in the evening. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out why — some of the 2,4-D sprayed a few days before had moved with rain into the puddles.
And then ponder the exposures that occurred a few days later, when dozens of families, many with young children, visited the farm, and with great expectations, picked the ripe, juicy berries right off the plants, which, by the handful, then went in their mouths.https://hygeia-analytics.com/2018/05/11/why-reducing-pesticide-use-and-exposure-matters/
Seneff: “Prevent Cancer Now has a post on the new glyphosate results coming out of Italy. And they bring awareness to the cadmium problem in Canadian Western soils.”
Subject: Breaking Research: glyphosate harms microbiome at "safe levels"
Prevent Cancer Now has been highlighting for years that glyphosate can also mobilize toxic metals, so to what extent are the high levels of cadmium in western soils and potash turning up in Canadian grains? Canada has no food standard for cadmium, but Canadian grain has been refused by Europe for excessive levels. Cadmium is carcinogenic, harms the developing child, and is highly toxic to the nervous system, kidneys, liver, bones and other organs.http://www.grnewsletters.com/archive/meg...-504056301.html
Twin Oaks Organic Dairy, Truxton, New Yorkhttps://www.facebook.com/Twin-Oaks-Dairy-120921007974179/
Seneff: “Wow! Awesome video! I really like the way you have orchestrated the dynamics of transitions with zooming in, etc. Very effective techniques. Plus, having classical music in the background greatly enhances the experience compared to watching a silent slide show. The content is compelling with plenty of documentation with peer-reviewed papers showing evidence of harm. Timing for transitions was perfect, giving just enough time to absorb the content on a slide. I was mesmerized by the entire experience of watching this. A total indictment of the agrichemical industry and hopefully very convincing to even the most uninformed person as to the dangers we face with our current methods in growing food. Thank you so much for doing this!! I hope it goes viral.”
Managing Weeds for Healthy Kids: Emerging Challenges for Physicians, Families, and Farmershttps://vimeo.com/270175559
Revolution, Class-Action Suit, or Disability Claim: Confronting An Environmental Crime Against Humanity by Rory Fleming Richardson, Ph.D., ABMP, TEP
Our discoveries and inventions have always been a source of pride, but we have assumed that there would not be any harm. Aluminum has been used for utensils, cups, and containers, it’s low cost and low weight. Some studies showed dangers while others did not. But when combined with Aluminum, fluoride and glyphosate, it creates a chemical combination which has been shown to be linked with Autism and Alzheimer’s disease. The synergetic effect of combining these three chemicals brgins to explain the inconsistencies in the studies, and points out the profound dangers, that exist when chemicals in our “creations” are combined.
I have been told that sharing this information is useless because “people don’t care,” or the concepts are above their understanding. If you were told that individuals who are selling you things, and/or governments were using (or testing out) chemicals on you, that will make you ill and disabled, you would be horrified. If I were to tell you that your family and children are being poisoned, you would react and protect them. This is exactly what I am telling you. Now, we have 5G technology which has been shown in many studies to be profoundly harmful and, essentially, a slow suicide/homicide method. If you honestly “Don’t Care,” do nothing. If you do care about yourself, your children, and those you love, take action.https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/revolution-class-action-suit-disability-claim-crime-rory-fleming/
Analysis: 490,000 Pounds of Toxic Pesticides Sprayed on National Wildlife Refuges
Pesticide Use on Crops Grown in Refuges Spikes in California, Oregon, Arkansas, Tennessee, Maryland
WASHINGTON— America’s national wildlife refuges are being doused with hundreds of thousands of pounds of dangerous agricultural pesticides every year, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity.
The Center report, No Refuge, reveals that an estimated 490,000 pounds of pesticides were dumped on commodity crops like corn, soybeans and sorghum grown in national wildlife refuges in 2016, the most recent year for which data are available. The analysis was conducted with records obtained by the Center under the Freedom of Information Act.
“These refuges are supposed to be a safe haven for wildlife, but they’re becoming a dumping ground for poisonous pesticides,” said Hannah Connor, a senior attorney at the Center who authored the analysis. “Americans assume these public lands are protected and I think most people would be appalled that so many pesticides are being used to serve private, intensive agricultural operations.”
The pesticides include the highly toxic herbicides dicamba and 2,4-D, which threaten the endangered species and migrating birds that wildlife refuges were created to protect. Refuge pesticide use in 2016 was consistent with pesticide applications on refuges over the previous two years, the Center analysis showed.http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/...-05-10-2018.php
Moms Across America
LIVE: HOW Glyphosate is Likely Harming You and WHY it Needs to Be Banned with Dr. Stephanie Seneff. (At the end, the comment period to the EPA has ended.) At 31:00 detoxing.
“The MMR has the highest amount of glyphosate.”
“It’s like putting sugar in the gas tank, it messes everything up and you’ll get various types of things showing up that you won’t understand. Doctors don’t even understand why we’re getting all these strange diseases, there’s all these new diseases coming out…” (at 40:00)https://www.facebook.com/MomsAcrossAmerica/videos/998159203683950/
Return to Mount Kennedy - Trailer
In 1965 Jim Whittaker led Senator Robert Kennedy to the first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after the late president, JFK. Fifty years later, the sons of the original climbing team—a raucous band manager, a candidate for governor, and a young mountaineer—embark on an expedition to the mountain to celebrate the special bond that connects them all. Featuring unreleased insturmentals by Eddie Vedder and never before seen footage and photos of Robert Kennedy, the feature-length documentary sits at the intersection of politics, human rights, environmentalism and adventure.https://vimeo.com/268848753
"Why in the World are They Spraying?"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEfJO0-cTis
Greens of the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier
Facebook page discussing glyphosate, gmo foods, vaccines, fracking, etc. for our area of NYS.https://www.facebook.com/groups/38586882...up_r2j_approved
Toxic Weed Killer Found in Most Foods Sold in the US
Between 1974 — the year glyphosate entered the U.S. market — and 2014, glyphosate use in the U.S. increased more than 250fold
Few people had detectable levels of glyphosate in their urine in 1993, but by 2016, 70 percent had detectable levels. Between 1993 and 2016, the glyphosate levels in people’s bodies increased by 1,208 percent
While both the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Data Program and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) measure pesticide residues in foods, neither include glyphosate in their official testing
Internal FDA emails reveal Roundup has been found in virtually all foods tested, including granola, oatmeal products, crackers and honey
Independent testing has found significant amounts of glyphosate in a wide range of foods as well, including grains (especially oats), legumes, beans, orange juice, wine and ice cream
How Is Glyphosate Affecting Human Health?
Glyphosate mimics glycine (hence the “gly” in glyphosate), a very common amino acid your body uses to make proteins. As a result, your body can substitute glyphosate for glycine, which results in damaged proteins being produced. According to research published in the journal Entropy in 2013, the main toxic effects of glyphosate are related to the fact that it:8,9
Inhibits the shikimate pathway, found in gut bacteria in both humans and animals
Interferes with the function of cytochrome P450 enzymes, required for activation of vitamin D in the liver, and the creation of both nitric oxide and cholesterol sulfate, the latter of which is needed for red blood cell integrity
Chelates important minerals, including iron, cobalt and manganese. Manganese deficiency, in turn, impairs mitochondrial function and can lead to glutamate toxicity in the brain
Interferes with the synthesis of aromatic amino acids and methionine, which results in shortages in critical neurotransmitters and folate
Disrupts sulfate synthesis and sulfate transport
Glyphosate also disrupts, destroys, impairs or inhibits:10
The microbiome, thanks to its antibiotic activity
Pituitary release of thyroid stimulating hormone, which can lead to hypothyroidism
The chemical has also been linked to certain cancers. In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research arm of the World Health Organization, reclassified glyphosate as a Class 2A probable carcinogen11 based on "limited evidence" showing the weed killer can cause Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung cancer in humans, along with "convincing evidence" linking it to cancer in animals.https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/05/15/glyphosate-in-food.aspx
Natural Pest Control Linkshttp://www.beyondpesticides.org/http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/TIP02493http://www.gardensalive.com/Default.asphttp://www.nl-amer.com
Homemade Insecticidal Soap Sprayhttp://www.care2.com/gree.../homemade-insecticidal-soap.html
Arty turns 9 this summer.
#1515000 --- 05/25/18 02:39 PM
Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food
Loc: Waterloo, NY
Highwire with Del Bigtree
… to 27:00: Lead in water (70% lead in Chicago’s water), US birth rates lowest in history, James Williams, autistic adult, and author, talks about growing up autistic.
AND don’t miss this...
28:00 54:00 Zack Bush, M.D. talks about cancer, doctors, their tool box, environmental cause, doctors leaving the system, what changed in the food, soil, Glyphosate’s impact on soil and our health plays into health at 44:00, Pharmica owns Monsanto and Bayer, the nine amino acids we need, glyphosate is blocking 3 to 4 of these essential acids, 49:00 what you can do to get the nutrients into your body.
“...and in that journey we can map almost every disease epidemic we have right now...to the food industry…”
“...because cancer is ultimately just the end stage of an inflammatory loss of communication at the cell level…”
“...and so we are putting this chemical directly on our food and damaging it and then we’re also indirectly through the water system, contaminating the soil itself and all of plant life on earth to block that shikimate pathway where we can’t make the essential amino acids...we need them from our food and we are blocking at least three or four of those by the use of Glyphosate…”https://www.facebook.com/HighWireTalk/videos/599824367060226/
Arty turns 9 this summer.
#1515271 --- 06/05/18 08:07 AM
Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food
Loc: Waterloo, NY
“In 1985 the EPA toxicologist had already classified Glyphosate as a probable carcinogen,
but their decision was reversed. The EPA reversed their decision in 1991 and decided it was
not carcinogenic over the objections of the toxicologists of the EPA...and they were horrified
to discover that practically all of them had Glyphosate residues in their breast milk and that
is what they were feeding their babies...and Anthony Samsel...is very, very clear that Glyphosate
becomes part of the proteins of all milk. It doesn’t matter what kind of animal you are, if it’s
in cow’s milk or human milk...will have Glyphosate in their milk. This is confirmed by a study
“So you think of science. Well, today there’s two kinds of science. There’s corporate science
and there is science done in universities and independent science and the two seem to show different
results most of the time, ...I give more weight to the independent studies than to the corporate studies.”
Dr. Thierry Vrain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH_u57IJjKQ&feature=youtu.be
“If we are going to live so intimately with these chemicals--eating and drinking them,
taking them into the very marrow of our bones--we had better know something about their nature
and their power.”
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
Nice article about Moms Across America.
New battalions of Moms rise up to rescue America from an insidious enemy
After WWII, General Dwight Eisenhower said that our nation couldn't have won the global war without the "contribution of the women of America, whether on the farm or in the factory or in uniform." This Memorial Day, it's appropriate to honor a new generation of American women who are counter attacking a global threat that could cripple our nation.
No creature on Earth is as ferocious as a mother defending her young. And we're seeing, in America, this emerging army of women warriors determined to defeat the multiple food-related plagues damaging their children. Moms Across America and other activist groups are showing thousands of mothers and grandmothers how to win against embedded corporate/government powers with the most effective weapon: Truth. In 1770, future American president John Adams famously said, "Facts are stubborn things." Stubborn too are Moms determined to heal their kids from chronic rashes and digestive pain and allergies which lead to endless rounds of medications, which spiral down into unpredictable emotional behavior and more drugs.
The Moms crusade triggered other efforts to measure glyphosate residue in our foods. Although corporate trolls sometimes sneer at these women as "blogger mommys," Moms Across America has launched effective campaigns. When EPA ignored the Moms' request for a meeting, Zen launched an e-mail to Moms. They clogged the EPA's phones until a top official begged, "call them off." The agency offered an open, face-to face meeting with group members. The Moms website constantly alerts millions of mothers of adverse regulatory moves, like USDA's camouflage of GMO food labels.http://www.renewablefarming.com/index.ph...insidious-enemy
RFK, Jr.: “This fact sheet describes the contents of Monsanto’s confidential public relations plan to discredit the World Health Organization’s cancer research unit, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, in order to protect the reputation of Roundup weedkiller.”
Monsanto Relied on These “Partners” to Attack Top Cancer Scientists
This fact sheet describes the contents of Monsanto’s confidential public relations plan to discredit the World Health Organization’s cancer research unit, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in order to protect the reputation of Roundup weedkiller. In March 2015, the international group of experts on the IARC panel judged glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup, to be probably carcinogenic to humans.
The Monsanto plan names more than a dozen “industry partner” groups that company executives planned to “inform / inoculate / engage” in their efforts to protect the reputation of Roundup, prevent the “unfounded” cancer claims from becoming popular opinion, and “provide cover for regulatory agencies.” Partners included academics as well as chemical and food industry front groups, trade groups and lobby groups — follow the links below to fact sheets that provide more information about the partner groups.
Together these fact sheets provide a sense of the depth and breadth of the corporate attack on the IARC cancer experts in defense of Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide.
Page 5 of the Monsanto document identifies four tiers of “industry partners” that Monsanto executives planned to engage in its IARC preparedness plan. These groups together have a broad reach and influence in pushing a narrative about cancer risk that protects corporate profits.
Documents later reported by The New York Times reveal that Sachs emailed Miller a week before the IARC glyphosate report to ask if Miller was interested in writing about the “controversial decision.” Miller responded, “I would if I could start with a high-quality draft.” On March 23, Miller posted an article on Forbes that “largely mirrored” the draft provided by Monsanto, according to the Times. Forbes severed its relationship with Miller in the wake of the ghostwriting scandal and deleted his articles from the site.https://usrtk.org/gmo/monsanto-relied-on-these-partners-to-attack-top-cancer-scientists/
Wal-mart Garden Center
Seneff: “A sad moment in history.”
Are we witnessing the extinction of bees ?
“Listing the rusty patched bumble bee was historic because this is the first bumble bee species, and the first bee found on the continental United States, to ever be listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. This listing is the result of a five-year campaign by environmental groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, and based on input from tens of thousands of citizen scientists and private citizens,” Forbes reports.https://mindfoster.co/1251/bees/
Dr. Thierry Vrain
Engineered Foods, Glyphosate Toxicity and Your Health - April 12, 2018
Dr Vrain is a retired genetic engineer who resides in British Columbia. He had a long career as a soil biologist and genetic scientist, retiring as a research director at the Canadian Department of Agriculture.
Having taken into account the large amount of scientific evidence that shows how synthetic pesticides can be hazardous to human health and the environment, Dr Vrain has decided to sound the warning about the multiple dangers associated with pesticide use in crop production and domestic applications. He refutes the claims of the biotechnology companies that their engineered crops yield more, that they require less pesticide applications, that they have no impact on the environment and, of course, that they are safe to eat.
25:00 Dr. Vrain talks about the studies done in the last five years that have shown that our gut bacteria communicates with the other organs in our bodies. Disturbed gut flora, autoimmune disease.
31:00 Glyphosate kills frogs and salamanders.
At 44:00 Professor Chris Portier of the World Health Organization talks about keys that start the cancer process, the EPA discarding studies as not relevant
48:00 Correlation analysis, Glyphosate and cancer, Alzheimer, Celiac, Diabetes, etc.
49:00 Glyphosate is a SYNTHETIC amino acid, reference to Seneff and Samsel’s 2016 Paper
1:00:00 the farmers are addicted and have been told for 25 years that Glyphosate is safe to use. Bayer comes with it’s own chemical, with a name similar to Glyphosate, Glyphosinate. Enlist Duo, 2-4D which was “part of the mix in Agent Orange”
1:05:00 Q & A: Can we use Glyphosate on grass, how to remove Glyphosate from the body, organic food, fruits and vegetables
“The bacteria in your belly are actually in charge of your mood…If your microbiome is not happy, you get sick…In 1985 the EPA toxicologist had already classified Glyphosate as a probable carcinogen, but their decision was reversed. The EPA reversed their decision in 1991 and decided it was not carcinogenic over the objections of the toxicologists of the EPA...and they were horrified to discover that practically all of them had Glyphosate residues in their breast milk and that is what they were feeding their babies...and Anthony Samsel...is very, very clear that Glyphosate becomes part of the proteins of all milk. It doesn’t matter what kind of animal you are, if it’s in cow’s milk or human milk...will have Glyphosate in their milk. This is confirmed by a study in Germany…”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH_u57IJjKQ&feature=youtu.be
Seneff: “If you don't think our kids are in trouble, check this out!”https://www.lossofbraintrust.com/
Weedkiller products more toxic than their active ingredient, tests show
After more than 40 years of widespread use, new scientific tests show formulated weedkillers have higher rates of toxicity to human cells
It is not clear how much Monsanto itself knows about the toxicity of the full formulations it sells. But internal company emails dating back 16 years, which emerged in a court case last year, offer a glimpse into the company’s view. In one 2003 internal company email, a Monsanto scientist stated: “You cannot say that Roundup is not a carcinogen … we have not done the necessary testing on the formulation to make that statement. The testing on the formulations are not anywhere near the level of the active ingredient.” Another internal email, written in 2010, said: “With regards to the carcinogenicity of our formulations we don’t have such testing on them directly.” And an internal Monsanto email from 2002 stated: “Glyphosate is OK but the formulated product … does the damage.”https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018...tive-ingredient
Seneff: “This is very demoralizing. Let's just mix other toxic chemicals into the glyphosate formulation because two herbicides together are synergistically toxic to the weeds. And, of course, also synergistically toxic to us.”
In a world of glyphosate resistance, K-State grad student shares a few battle secrets
Fast-growing weeds like kochia and palmer amaranth—or pigweed—are defying even multiple douses of top-selling herbicide Roundup whose primary ingredient is glyphosate.
We know it is more effective if you can put two effective herbicides together.http://www.hpj.com/bickel/in-a-world-of-...7b2d3f6474.html
Mechanics of pesticide-Parkinson’s link revealed
Ryan says that the results indicate that current one-level-fits-all advice for chemical exposure needs to be ditched.
“This study shows that everyone is not equal, and these safety standards need to be updated in order to protect those who are more susceptible and may not even know it,” he says.https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/mechanics-of-pesticide-parkinson-s-link-revealed
Seneff: “Finally! All the public schools should switch to serving only organic food in the cafeteria. It would be a wonderful way to spread the word about healthy eating. And they'd also see benefits in terms of behavioral issues and students' capacity to learn.”
Meet the First U.S. School District to Serve 100% Organic, GMO-Free Meals
The organization says meals will be accompanied by nutrition and gardening education. The Conscious Kitchen previously served 156 students at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy, where it first tested the program starting in August 2013. Over the course of two years, the founders said, disciplinary cases decreased and attendance increased.
Moreover, the program will address the controversial issue of GMOs in school food. As environmental news outlet EcoWatch reports:http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/a...tent=26618-LQBV
An organic orchard - Lakeside Organic Grains, Penn Yan, NY
Notice the grass growing naturally around the trees. Dandelions in abundance. That’s a bee hive on the left.
A local Upstate New York apple orchard.
Notice the path with no grass, no weeds, and the truck delivering the poison that will be sprayed on the crop. Dr. Vrain said recently that “apples are sprayed with “insecticides and fungicides almost weekly for the whole season.” This apple orchard is near many businesses and employees and customers are unaware that they are being exposed.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren: “In another example of weak enforcement that will harm our economy, the Department of Justice just approved the Bayer-Monsanto merger, placing enormous power in the hands of one agribusiness giant. This deal is a brutal blow to small and family farmers, as well as our food supply.”
Bayer wins U.S. nod for Monsanto deal to create agriculture giant
Seneff: “Canadian activist Tony Mitra has been hard at work in India spreading the word about the toxicity of glyphosate. Nice to see some media fruits from his labor. This India-based article published by the Hindu Business Line dared to mention the idea of glyphosate substituting for glycine by mistake during protein synthesis!”
Glyphosate — the deadly weedicide
He refers to the observations of Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT, who has said, “It is destructive of human health and it is threatening the extinction of multiple species. I believe it will eventually be proven that glyphosate gets into proteins by mistake in place of glycine.” This has been linked to the epidemic in auto-immune diseases, “most importantly autism and dementia”.
Says Mitra: “People need to force their Governments at all levels to start testing food for glyphosate and to reject foods that have it.”https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/spe...cle23953053.ece
Long before Scott Pruitt, EPA colluded with industry by Jonathan Latham
The EPA has long bent to the desires of industry, persecuted whistleblowers, and buried their own research.
Aimed at Oregon forest weeds, these aerial sprayings instead killed her animals and sickened her children. So, Van Strum and her husband embarked on a decades-long investigation to uncover who knew what about Agent Orange, and when they knew it. Their inquiry eventually broadened beyond Agent Orange and they ultimately amassed two and a half tons of eye-opening internal documents from the Agency and other sources. Collectively, the Poison Papers constitute an alarming portrait. Virtually from its inception in 1970, the EPA has proactively overridden scientific evidence and sacrificed public safety for the benefit of the chemical industry.https://www.salon.com/2018/05/19/long-before-scott-pruitt-epa-colluded-with-industry/
Our ABC agencies said Glyphosate, GMO foods and vaccines were safe. We have to ask whose science are they counting on. Industries?
Latham: “USDA wants your comments on releasing a #GMO bacteriophage in #citrus orchards. As an open release "experiment" Comments by June 25, 2018”
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) and preliminary pest risk assessment (PRA) that evaluate the potential environmental impacts and plant pest risk associated with the proposed environmental release of genetically engineered Citrus tristeza virus. We are making the draft EIS and preliminary PRA available for public review and comment.https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=APHIS-2017-0018-0101
Bacteriophage: a virus that is parasitic in a bacterium and multiplies within its host, which is destroyed when the new viruses are released. Often shortened to: phage.
Bacteriophages are…”viruses which specifically infect bacteria and are completely harmless for humans.”http://www.hyglos.de/en/technology/technological-background/bacteriophage-biology.html
Reposting, you’ve got to hear this...Dow making nerve gas pesticides.
Trump's EPA is allowing a nerve gas pesticide to be sprayed on your food.https://www.facebook.com/NowThisPolitics...lK8&fref=nf
Grab your grocery receipt and take a drive up to Trader Joe’s in Pittsford Plaza. It’s all non-gmo.
Whole Foods Quietly Halts GMO Labeling Requirements
In an email sent by Whole Foods President and Chief Operations Officer A.C. Gallo announced that the company is pausing its GMO Food labeling requirements. The requirements, which were scheduled to take effect on September 1, would have required that suppliers disclose on their packaging whether or not their products contained genetically modified ingredients. The requirements, which were announced five years ago, were three months away from being implemented.https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/05/whole-foods-quietly-halts-gmo-labeling-requirements.html
Global Glyphosate Study Pilot Phase Shows Adverse Health Effects at ‘Safe’ Doses
The results reveal that glyphosate based herbicides (GBHs) were able to alter certain important biological parameters, mainly relating to sexual development, genotoxicity and the alteration of the intestinal microbiome.https://glyphosatestudy.org/press-releas...-at-safe-doses/
In Blow to Monsanto, India's Top Court Upholds Decision That Seeds Cannot Be Patented
In an another legal blow to Monsanto, India's Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the Delhi High Court's ruling that the seed giant cannot claim patents for Bollgard and Bollgard II, its genetically modified cotton seeds, in the country.https://www.ecowatch.com/monsanto-india-cotton-patent-2566752905.html
Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades
In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup
Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades
In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup.
“The internal correspondence noted by Johnson could support a jury finding that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic … but has continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere and to bolster its defenses in products liability actions,” Karnow wrote. “Thus there are triable issues of material fact.”
“We look forward to exposing how Monsanto hid the risk of cancer and polluted the science,” said Michael Miller, Johnson’s attorney. “Monsanto does not want the truth about Roundup and cancer to become public.”https://www.theguardian.com/business/201...dewayne-johnson
Glyphosate Causes Changes to DNA Function Resulting in Chronic Disease, According to Study - 2016
The article cites a number of ways that this affects humans and other organisms. According to the study, the consequences of this action can lead to impaired fatty acid release leading to obesity, impaired insulin receptor response leading to diabetes, impaired one-carbon metabolism leading to neural tube defects and autism, impaired cell cycle control during DNA synthesis, and disregulated phosphorylation cascades leading to cancer, lung disorders, and autoimmune diseases.
Stephen Frantz, Ph.D., a pathobiologist research scientist explains it like this: “When a cell is trying to form proteins, it may grab glyphosate instead of glycine to form a damaged, mis-folded protein. After that it’s medical chaos. Where glyphosate replaces glycine, the cell can no longer conduct business as usual causing unpredicted consequences with many diseases and disorders as a result.”https://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsbl...hronic-disease/
GMO Golden Rice Offers No Nutritional Benefits Says FDA by Allison Wilson, PhD and Jonathan Latham, PhD
The biotech industry and its supporters have promoted GMO Golden Rice for decades as an urgently needed solution to vitamin A deficiency.
But, in a surprising twist, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded its consultation process on Golden Rice by informing its current developers, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), that Golden Rice does not meet the nutritional requirements to make a health claim.
Golden Rice refers to GMO rice plants modified to produce beta-carotene (also called provitamin A) in their grain. This latest version of Golden Rice contains three added genes. Two specify enzymes in the β-carotene biosynthesis pathway, and are taken from bacteria and maize. The third specifies a (non-antibiotic) selectable marker protein used in the modification process (Paine et al. 2005).https://www.independentsciencenews.org/news/gmo-golden-rice-offers-no-nutritional-benefits-says-fda/
Sen. Tom Udall wants EPA to ban neurotoxic chemical: 'Scott Pruitt doesn't listen to science'
“It certainly appears that the administrator was putting the interests of corporate chemical manufacturers ahead of the health and safety of American families when he made this disastrous decision,” Udall said.https://www.yahoo.com/news/sen-tom-udall...-161902036.html
Unstoppable: Transforming Sickness and Struggle into Triumph, Empowerment and a Celebration of Community
Author Zen Honeycutt, Founder of Moms Across America
Seneff: “This book is arguably the best book available today on the topic of toxic foods and their effects on human health. Zen Honeycutt was "just" a young mother trying to bring up her three sons as best she could, in the context of an onslaught of toxic chemicals in their environment causing a long list of health issues for her kids - food allergies, eczema, emergency visits to the hospital, Epi-pens, an autism diagnosis, etc., led her down a path with a quest for understanding why it was so much more difficult for her to raise her kids than it had been in her mother's generation. Once she began to find answers, she knew that she needed to do everything she could to help get the message out to other parents who were struggling in similar ways. She zeroed in on genetically modified foods, and, more specifically, glyphosate, the active ingredient in the pervasive herbicide Roundup, as key factors in her children's health crisis. Switching the family to an organic diet made many of the problems, including the autism diagnosis, magically disappear.
What is truly noble about Zen is her realization that she needed to do much more than just keep her own family healthy. She needed to become an advocate for healthy food and try every way possible to get the message out to a larger audience. She did everything she could to encourage others to get involved and help in disseminating the information about the toxicity of the food to a wider and wider audience. She founded the organization "Moms Across America" to help with advocacy and messaging. She directly confronted the US government and Monsanto corporation, she participated in the Monsanto tribunal in Belgium, and she initiated studies to test for glyphosate contamination in human breast milk, vaccines and California wines, finding it everywhere she looked.
The book is written in highly accessible prose, and it unfolds with a story line of Zen's own journey of personal awakening. It is very entertaining and absorbing, and even gripping at times, the kind of book that you can't put down. Despite the ominous message she delivers, she maintains a sense of optimism throughout, and a belief that the American citizenry can solve the problem through grass roots bottom-up strategies in local communities across the country. Zen is fond of quoting Lily Tomlin who said, "Somebody ought to do something about that. Wait a minute, I am somebody!" Zen is truly an embodiment of that message. We are all "somebody," and Zen's book will inspire anybody who reads it to find a way that their special talents can contribute to helping to solve this enormous crisis that our country currently faces. If we don't all pitch in and do our part, the future of this country is in jeopardy.
Please, buy this book, read it, and pass it on to your friends and family!”
Huber: “Future historians may well look back upon our time and write, not about how many pounds of pesticide we did or did not apply, but about how willing we are to sacrifice our children and jeopardize future generations with this massive experiment we call genetic engineering that is based on flawed science and failed promises just to benefit the bottom line of a commercial enterprise. In her book ‘UNSTOPPABLE,’ Zen Honeycutt has masterfully parlayed the tragedy experienced from our diverted production of healthy food through the corruption of our agricultural system with genetic engineering to show how to rise above its damaging effects. She connects the dots between the modern changes in what we eat, the ubiquitous chemical contamination of our environment, and our well-being. She has initiated an UNSTOPPABLE movement that supports this essential process of restoring health and provides the encouragement and support for each individual to become a vital part of this correction. Her personal reflections and tidbits of encouragement throughout the book show how it can be done at all levels of society from the individual, family, community, nation and world. As a reader you will want to join in to promote health and well-being at all levels.”https://www.amazon.com/dp/1986668266/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_i_a0TbBb61NMYZX
UNSTOPPABLE- Why I wrote this book - Zen Honeycutthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylMZBKL_Xxs
MCDONALD'S? NEVER AGAIN - Michael Polan
Here's why you DON'T want fries with that…https://www.facebook.com/inthenow/videos/1025790800904622/
Antibiotics in Meat Could Be Damaging Our Guts
The F.D.A. banned the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals last year. One organic cattle farmer is sure the ban is being flouted.
Despite the ban, Mr. Lewis is convinced that some ranchers continue to use antibiotics for growth purposes — a claim that is difficult to document. But experts agree that the F.D.A. rules have a “giant loophole” that allows farmers to continue to use antibiotics to prevent diseases even if animals aren’t showing symptoms.
“You don’t even need a sick animal in the herd to use antibiotics in the feed and water as long as the justification is ‘disease prevention’ not ‘growth promotion,’ ” Avinash Kar, a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, told me.
Veterinarians working for certain feedlots — industrial-style farms where chickens, pigs and cattle are fattened — seem more than happy to continue writing prescriptions for antibiotics that end up in livestock feed. “They’ve got their veterinarians on retainer,” Mike Callicrate, a cattle rancher in Kansas and Colorado, told me. “They tell them what they want, and the veterinarian darn well provides what they want.”https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/opinion/sunday/meat-antibiotics-organic-farming.html
Transcript of Podcast, Myers Detox with Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D.
Glyphosate is everywhere. Round up is still the best seller in our North American industrialized agricultural practices. Canada is the biggest user of glyphosate for drying grain and legume crops and there is no way of washing it out of our food. So once it gets into our bodies, what can we do? In this interview, Dr. Stephanie Seneff gives us more information and great guidance.https://myersdetox.com/transcript-166-glyphosate-and-how-to-detox-it-with-dr-stephanie-seneff/
Trees: If it does this to trees, just imagine what it may be doing inside of our bodies
Forest Service to cut hundreds of ponderosa pines near Sisters killed by herbicide
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on a plan to remove the trees, along an approximately 12-mile segment of the highway near Sisters. Forestry officials believe the trees were killed by an unhealthy dose of Perspective, the brand name of a herbicide used in the area for several years.
The herbicide, administered by contractors working for the Oregon Department of Transportation, was intended to kill the broad-leaf weeds and other flammable plants, but also killed more than 1,000 trees — the majority of which are ponderosas — in the surrounding area.https://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/...ed-by-pesticide
Pesticide Created By Bayer Accidentally Kills Off Twelve-Mile Stretch of Trees in Oregon
Most people know the Bayer corporation because of its medications, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter staples like Bayer aspirin.
But Bayer’s agricultural, GMO and pesticide divisions are not nearly as well known, similar to the sordid history of the company itself, which has roots as a chemical and explosive manufacturing arm of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi war machine. It all started in 1925, when Bayer became part of the IG Farben corporation in Germany, and continued throughout World War II.
Once the war ended, toxic pesticides produced by companies like Bayer and Monsanto were adopted for use in the agricultural sector, and since then have found applications in both neighborhoods and the natural world for plant control and management.https://althealthworks.com/16015/pestici...rees-in-oregon/
Natural Pest Control Linkshttp://www.beyondpesticides.org/http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/TIP02493http://www.gardensalive.com/Default.asphttp://www.nl-amer.com
Homemade Insecticidal Soap Sprayhttp://www.care2.com/gree.../homemade-insecticidal-soap.html
Arty turns 9 this summer.
#1515477 --- 06/12/18 04:40 AM
Re: State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food
Loc: Waterloo, NY
Thought Monsanto was bad, read this.
GM Watch: “How a chemical and pharmaceutical giant with an appalling record of corporate crimes became a key player in the development, commercialization, and sale of GM crops​
Today Monsanto merges into Bayer and the Monsanto name will be dropped because of the company's toxic reputation. But if anything, Bayer's corporate record is even worse.”
Bayer: A history
GMWatch, February 1, 2009
How a chemical and pharmaceutical giant with an appalling record of corporate crimes became a key player in the development, commercialization, and sale of GM crops
Bayer AG is a chemical and pharmaceutical giant founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863 by Friedrich Bayer and his partner, Johann Friedrich Weskott. Today it has its headquarters in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It trademarked acetylsalicylic acid as aspirin in 1899. It also trademarked heroin a year earlier, then marketed it world-wide for decades as a cough medicine for children "without side-effects", despite the well known dangers of addiction.
During the First World War, Bayer turned its attention to the manufacture of chemical weapons including chlorine gas, which was used to horrendous effect in the trenches. It also built up a "School for Chemical Warfare". During this time Bayer formed a close relationship with other German chemical firms, including BASF and Hoechst. This relationship was formalised in 1925 when Bayer was one of the chemical companies that merged to form the massive German conglomerate Interessengemeinschaft Farben or IG Farben, for short. It was the largest single company in Germany and it became the single largest donor to Hitler's election campaign. After Hitler came to power, IG Farben worked in close collaboration with the Nazis, becoming the largest profiteer from the Second World War. Amongst much else, IG Farben produced all the explosives for the German military and systematically looted the chemical industries of occupied Europe. It's been described as the Nazis' "industrial jackal" following in the wake of Hitler's armies.
During the Second World War, IG Farben used slave labour in many of its factories and mines and by 1944 more than 83,000 forced labourers and death camp inmates had been put to work in the IG Farben camp at Auschwitz in Nazi-occupied Poland. Auschwitz was a vast labour and death camp where more human beings were put to death than were killed in the whole of World War I. It was comprised by 3 main camps: Auschwitz I, a concentration camp; Auschwitz II (Birkenau), an extermination camp in which by 1944 some 6,000 people a day were being killed; and Auschwitz III, which supplied slave labour for the nearby IG Farben plant (Buna-Werke, also known as IG Auschwitz).
IG Farben's Auschwitz plant was a massive industrial complex. The largest outside of Germany, it consumed as much electricity as the entire city of Berlin. Built and run by slave labour, it is thought - at a conservative estimate - to have cost at least 35,000 lives. In 1941, Otto Armbrust, the IG Farben board member responsible for IG Farben's Auschwitz project, told his colleagues, "our new friendship with the SS is a blessing. We have determined all measures integrating the concentration camps to benefit our company." But not only did thousands of slave labourers die from the conditions in which they worked for IG Farben, those camp inmates who were viewed as too sick or weak to continue to labour in the IG Auschwitz plant were selected for the gas chambers. IG Farben paid 100,000 reichsmarks each year to the SS and in return was assured a continuous supply of fresh slave labour, while being "relieved" of unfit inmates.
Elie Wiesel, the writer, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor, came to Auschwitz in 1944 and was sent with his father to IG Farben's Buna work camp. That same year, the Holocaust survivor and author Primo Levi was among 125 men selected at the railhead for labour at IG's Buna-Werke. One of only 3 survivors from this group, Levi later wrote about his experiences in searing detail, "A fortnight after my arrival there I already had the prescribed hunger, that chronic hunger unknown to free men... On the back of my feet I already have those numb sores that will not heal. I push wagons, I work with a shovel, I turn rotten in the rain, I shiver in the wind, already my own body is no longer mine: my belly is swollen, my limbs emaciated." In "Night", Elie Wiesel's acclaimed memoir of his personal experiences of the Holocaust, he describes how veterans of IG's Buna-Werke told those who had arrived there late in the war that the brutal treatment they were experiencing was as nothing to what had previously been endured by the IG work force: "No water, no blankets, less soup and bread. At night we slept almost naked and the temperature was 30 below. We were collecting corpses by the hundreds every day... Work was very hard... [The gangmasters] had orders to kill a certain number of prisoners every day; and every week selection [for the gas chambers] - a merciless selection."
When it came to "selection", it was an IG Farben subsidiary, with IG Farben managers on its Management Committee, that manufactured and supplied Zyklon B to the SS. This poisonous cyanide-based pesticide, on which IG Farben held the patent, was used during the Holocaust to annihilate more than a million people at both the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek extermination camps. The form of Zyklon B used in the gas chambers was deliberately made without the normal warning odorant. IG Farben also supplied the SS with the Methanol used to burn the corpses.
In 1946 the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal concluded that without IG Farben the Second World War would simply not have been possible. The Chief Prosecutor, Telford Taylor, warned, "These companies, not the lunatic Nazi fanatics, are the main war criminals. If the guilt of these criminals is not brought to daylight and if they are not punished, they will pose a much greater threat to the future peace of the world than Hitler if he were still alive." Their indictment stated that due to the activities of IG Farben "the life and happiness of all peoples in the world were adversely affected".Charges as grave as fomenting war and killing slave labourers were also added. In his opening statement the Nuremberg Chief Prosecutor pointed out that, "The indictment accuses these men of major responsibility for visiting upon mankind the most searing and catastrophic war inhuman history. It accuses them of wholesale enslavement, plunder and murder."
According to the Nuremberg prosecutors, "We have seen Farben integrating itself with the Nazi tyranny, turning its technical genius to the furnishing of... commodities vital to the reconstruction of the German war machine, and emerging in Hermann Goering's entourage at the highest level of economic planning and mobilization for war. We have seen Farben poised for the kill, and subsequently swollen by economic conquest in the helpless occupied countries. Faced with a shortage of workers, we have seen Farben turn to Goering and Himmler, and persuading these worthies to marshal the legions of concentration-camp inmates as tools of the Farben war machine. We have seen these wretched workers dying by the thousands, some on the Farben construction site, many more in the Auschwitz gas chambers after Farben had drained the vitality from their miserable bodies... Literally millions of people were put to death in the very backyard of one of Farben's pet projects - a project in which Farben invested 600 million reichsmarks of its own money."
Although the Nuremberg Tribunal indicted 24 IG Farben board members and executives on the basis of crimes against humanity, only 13 received prison sentences. And the sentences they received were described by the Nuremberg Chief Prosecutors "light enough to please a chicken thief". By the early 1950s a number of those convicted of slavery, looting, and mass murder were back at the helm of the very companies - Bayer, Hoechstand BASF, formed out of the assets of IG Farben in 1952.The owners of these "new" companies were also the shareholders of IG Farben. Thus, although the gravity of the crimes committed by IG Farben meant the company was considered too corrupt to be allowed to continue to exist, it was supplanted by its key constituents - companies like Bayer which were owned, and directed at the highest level, by the very same people as IG Farben. Those who had helped Hitler to power and provided the technical know-how for his wars of aggression and the Holocaust, were back in control of the industry.
The Bayer executive Fritz ter Meer typifies the bounce back. An executive of IG for many years, the most senior scientist on its supervisory board and the chairman of its technical committee, he had become a Nazi Party member in 1937 and was the executive responsible for the construction of the IG Farben factory in Auschwitz, in which tens of thousands of slave labourers met their deaths. Ter Meer's own visits to Auschwitz and the detailed reports he received made it inconceivable that he did not have a clear picture of what was occurring. The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal found him guilty of plunder, slavery, and mass murder. As a result, Ter Meer received the longest sentence of any of the IG Farben board members. But despite being found the most culpable of the men who, in the words of Chief Prosecutor, "made war possible... the magicians who made the fantasies of Mein Kampf come true", ter Meer was already out of prison by 1952. By 1956 he had become the chairman of the supervisory board of Bayer, a post he held until 1964. Even today Bayer continues to honour this convicted mass murderer. On All Saints Day 2006, for instance, the corporation is known to have laid a wreath on ter Meer's grave in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany. Yet for decades Bayer refused to pay compensation to its surviving slave labourers. Only after international protests did it eventually agree to pay damages - more than 50 years after the end of the war.
Bayer continued to grow in the post-war period, eventually becoming bigger than the whole of IG Farben even at its zenith. Even as part of IG Farben, Bayer had maintained its strength in pharmaceuticals. In fact, scientific experiments had been done specifically on behalf of Bayer in Auschwitz and other concentration camps. IG had footed the bill for the research of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz-Birkenau's infamous "Angel of Death", and some of his experiments utilised germs and pharmaceuticals provided by Bayer. Wilhelm Mann, whose father had headed Bayer's pharmaceutical department, wrote as head of IG's powerful pharmaceutical committee to an SS contact at Auschwitz, "I have enclosed the first cheque. Dr Mengele's experiments should, as we both agreed, be pursued. Heil Hitler." IG employee SS major Dr Helmuth Vetter, stationed at Auschwitz, participated in human medical experiments by order of Bayer. Prisoners died as a result of many of these experiments. Vetter was convicted of war crimes in 1947 and was executed in 1949 but Bayer's role only emerged later. In the Auschwitz files correspondence was discovered between the camp commander and Bayer. It dealt with the sale of 150 female prisoners for experimental purposes and involved haggling over the price. One exchange notes, "The experiments were performed. All test persons died. We will contact you shortly about a new shipment at the same price." According to testimony by SS physician Dr Hoven during the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, "It should be generally known, and especially in German scientific circles, that the SS did not have notable scientists at its disposal. It is clear that the experiments in the concentration camps with IG preparations only took place in the interests of the IG, which strived by all means to determine the effectiveness of these preparations. They let the SS deal with the - shall I say - dirty work in the concentration camps. It was not the IG's intention to bring any of this out in the open, but rather to put up a smoke screen around the experiments so that... they could keep any profits to themselves. Not the SS but the IG took the initiative for the concentration camp experiments."
In the post-war years Bayer grew to become the third largest pharmaceutical company in the world. In the mid-1980s Bayer was one of the companies which sold a product called Factor VIII concentrate to treat haemophilia. Factor VIII turned out to be infected with HIV and in the U.S. alone, it infected thousands of haemophiliacs, many of whom died in one of the worst drug-related medical disasters ever. But it was only in 2003 that the "New York Times" revealed that Bayer had continued producing and selling this infected product to Asia and Latin America after February 1984 when a safe product had become available, in order to save money. Dr. Sidney M. Wolfe, who investigated the scandal, commented, "These are the most incriminating internal pharmaceutical industry documents I have ever seen."
In the early 1990's Bayer is said to have placed patients at risk of potentially fatal infections by failing to disclose crucial safety information during a trial of the antibiotic Ciproxin. Up to 650 people underwent surgery using Ciproxin without doctors being informed that studies (as early as 1989) showed Ciproxin reacted badly with other drugs, seriously impairing its ability to kill bacteria.
In 2001 Bayer had to recall its anti-cholesterol drug Baycol/Lipobay, which was subsequently linked to over 100 deaths and 1,600 injuries. Germany's health minister accused Bayer of sitting on research documenting Baycol's lethal side-effects for nearly two months before the government in Berlin was informed.
It is thought to have been partly in response to the impact of the Baycol scandal that Bayer bought the rival crop sciences unit of French company Aventis, which had absorbed part of Hoechst, in October 2001. Bayer CropScience was formed in 2002 when Bayer AG acquired Aventis CropScience and fused it with their own agrochemicals division (Bayer Pflanzenschutz or "Crop Protection"). The Belgian biotech company Plant Genetic Systems, also became part of Bayervia the acquisition of Aventis CropScience.
Today Bayer CropScience is one of Bayer's core business divisions, which include:
* Bayer HealthCare: drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic equipment
* Bayer MaterialScience AG: polymers and plastics
* Bayer CropScience: GM crops and agro-chemicals
Bayer is the world's leading pesticide manufacturer and the world's seventh largest seed company. Bayer CropScience is responsible for the majority of GM field trials in European countries. Bayer's GM crops are mostly "Liberty Link" - designed to be resistant to its "Liberty" herbicide. Liberty is a trade name for Bayer's glufosinate weedkiller. Together with Monsanto's Roundup Ready crops, Bayer's Liberty Link crops are one of the two main types of GM herbicide resistant crops, but glufosinate is a controversial herbicide. In January 2009, the European Parliament voted to ban pesticides classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction. As a result the permit for glufosinate will not be renewed. A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) evaluation states that glufosinate poses a high risk to mammals. It is classified as reprotoxic, because of research evidence that it can cause premature birth, intrauterine death and abortions in rats. Japanese studies show that the substance can also hamper the development and activity of the human brain. Bayer's systemic insecticide Imidacloprid, sold in some countries under the name Gaucho, and Clothianidin, has also proven highly controversial as it is widely believed to have contributed significantly to bee deaths. There have been calls for neonicotinoids to be withdrawn as seed dressings for crops that might affect bees, or even for a complete ban on their use. In May 2008 German authorities blamed Clothianidin for the deaths of millions of honeybees, and the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) suspended the registration for eight pesticide seed treatment products, including Clothianidin and Imidacloprid, on maize and rape.
In 2008, Bayer CropScience was at the centre of a huge controversy in the aftermath of an explosion at one of its U.S. pesticide production facilities. A U.S. Congressional investigation found faulty safety systems, significant shortcomings with the emergency procedures and a lack of employee training had led to the explosion which killed two employees. The region apparently narrowly escaped a catastrophe that could have surpassed the 1984 Bhopal disaster. According to the Congressional investigation, "Evidence obtained by the committee demonstrates that Bayer engaged in a campaign of secrecy by withholding critical information from local, county, and state emergency responders; by restricting the use of information provided to federal investigators; by undermining news outlets and citizen groups concerned about the dangers posed by Bayer's activities; and by providing inaccurate and misleading information to the public." Bayer CropScience were found to have deliberately removed and destroyed evidence after the chemical explosion.
Bayer CropScience has been involved in a large number of controversies related to GM crops, perhaps most notably the contamination in 2006 of much of the US long-grain rice supply by Bayer's unapproved Liberty Link GM rice. This caused the U.S. rice industry's worst ever crisis with:
* over 40% of US rice exports negatively affected
* multiple federal lawsuits filed
* trade with the 25-nation EU at a standstill
* other countries banning US long-grain rice imports
* many other countries requiring testing of all imports of U.S. rice
* some markets for medium- and short-grain rice being affected
* another unapproved Bayer GM rice (LL62) also being detected in U.S. rice supplies
* US rice farmers being warned they would never again be able to validly describe their crop as "GM-free"
Tellingly, a key factor in the sale of Aventis CropScience to Bayer was a similar crisis involving GM maize.The Starlink fiasco started when in October 2000 traces of an Aventis GM maize (corn) called StarLink showed up in the food supply in the U.S. even though it only had approval for animal feeds or industrial use. Starlink was not approved for human consumption because the Environmental Protection Agency couldn't rule out the possibility that humans would be allergic to it. The agency's approval had been conditional on Aventis's agreement to keep Starlink from being eaten by humans.
The Starlink fiasco eventually led to a massive recall of over 300 U.S. food brands due to the enormous scale of the contamination. ABC News reported in late November 2000, "In Iowa, StarLink corn represented 1 percent of the total [maize] crop, only 1 percent. It has tainted 50 percent of the harvest."The 'StarLink' gene also showed up unexpectedly in a second company's maize and in US maize exports. United Press International reported, "Aventis CropScience Wednesday was at a loss to explain why another variety of corn besides its StarLink brand is producing the [StarLink] Cry9C protein." U.S. maize exports to big buyers were badly hurt. Federal officials blamed the unauthorized appearance of genetically engineered maize in the food supply solely on its manufacturer.https://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/18308-bayer-a-history
Fortunately, unlike Monsanto, Bayer sells many products directly to consumers making them easy to boycott. These include: Aleve, Alka Seltzer, Advantix, Claritin, Coppertone, Dr. Scholl's, Levitra. For a complete list see:https://www.bayer.com/en/products-from-a-to-z.aspx
Arty turns 9 this summer.