Loc: Waterloo, NY
(Beyond Pesticides, September 15, 2015) A study released this week in the journal Pediatrics finds that children’s exposure to pesticides in and around the home results in an increased risk of developing certain childhood cancers.
Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Stephanie Seneff have a new paper coming out very soon. Here is a little bit from The Gary Null Show at 25:00:
Samsel: "When Monsanto originally applied to get Glyphosate ingredient in RoundUp registered for use as an agricultural herbicide, they hired a number of contractors, and they also did some in-house testing, submitted reports to the EPA in order to secure their approval and greenlight the herbicide to market. At the same time, they asked that all of the studies that were done on animals, they asked that they would be sealed and marked as trade secret property of Monsanto corporation. So all of the studies saw the EPA's eyes and the people who sat on the committee...but no one else could see it. The public review process was actually violated in my opinion as no members of the scientific community or the public could see the documents that Monsanto submitted to get Glyphosate registered. All they could see were the summaries the EPA wrote, their opinions and what caught their eye in the Monsanto studies...Monsanto did conducted numerous studies... What I discovered reading all of those documents is I believe that Monsanto misrepresented the data, deliberately covered the data and so that they could bring the product to market. They found statistically significant compound related damage to the kidneys, to the eyes, to the lungs, to the testes of male animals, to the pancreas, to the liver, the adrenal gland, to the pituitary gland, the thymus gland, virtually every gland and organ was affected by glyphosate and there were numerous adinomas and carcinomas, and they even detailed what those carcinomas were of the particular types...and in that paper we diclose some choice data from multiple Monsanto studies...
“The GUE/NGL considers it disgraceful that several groups failed to take their responsibility towards citizens during yesterday’s ENVI vote, and preferred to prioritise economic and political reasons and the industrial lobby over the protection of the environment and the health of European citizens.”
Health Impact News Exclusive - 9/17/15 - Dr. Don Huber – Expert Analysis
Dr. Huber: “Well some of the weeds have become genetically modified, because the genetically engineered genes in Roundup ready plants are very promiscuous. They are not stable. They can move in pollen and move by soil microorganism. Soil organisms can pick up the genes from plant decomposition and then if they infect other plants [such as weeds] the genes can be transferred. [In other cases] some of the super weeds developed from pure selection. If a certain type of weed is repeatedly exposed to something such as glyphosate, eventually an individual weed will survive and produce several hundred thousand seeds that have a competitive advantage over weaker weeds. Eventually the weaker weeds are dominated by the stronger and they begin to dominate the crop. This process of natural selection would have been nullified with some of our older techniques such as crop rotation. The older farming techniques wouldn’t have given the super weeds a chance to get established. If they did develop, it might take 30 or 40 years or even a hundred years for a stronger weed to move across the production area.” - See more at: http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/glyphos...h.l4JLl2Uk.dpuf
During its years investigating glyphosate’s bioactivity, Monsanto conducted hundreds of trials on mice, rats, beagle dogs, rabbits and other life. Among the many cancers and diseases Monsanto’s own research found associated with glyphosate are:
• Adenoma cancer in the pituitary gland • Glioma tumors in the brain • Reticular cell sarcomas in the heart • Malignant tumors in the lungs • Salivary mandibular reticular cell carcinoma • Metastatic sarcomas of the lymph gland • Prostate carcinoma • Cancer of the bladder • Thyroid carcinoma • Adrenal reticulum cell sarcomas • Cortical adenomas • Basal cell squamous skin tumors
In female mammals there were cancers of the lung, liver, thymus, stomach, bladder adrenal glands, ovaries, colon, uterus, parathyroid and mammary glands.
Erin Brockovich: Many of you have written to me about tackling Bill Nye the Science Guy about his flip flop on GMOs. Bill Nye used to think genetically modified organisms weren’t a great idea. Let's just say... I think he is still quite confused and will certainly struggle with the information I present below.
His concern, as he outlined in a chapter of his 2014 book, “Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation," was that scientists didn’t have a clear picture of what they could do to the ecosystem.
But starting in February, his tune began to change. Late that month, Nye visited Monsanto, a corporation known for genetically modifying agricultural products. Around that time, Nye told Real Time's Miles Leicher that he had “revised [his] outlook.”
I don't want to really start up an argument about the safety of consumption or eating of GMOs... because that would be for another day.
I want to talk about how Monsanto has hooked farmers, like addicts on drugs, to a Viscous Cycle with the mandatory use of Monsanto seeds and the application of Monsanto chemicals; herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers and micro-nutrients.
I just want to impart a simple concept... seeds are genetically altered so as not to be subject to chelation of the soils (clumping up of micro-nutrients to starve the weeds) with the herbicide Roundup (which is what glyphosate was originally patented as). So the now the glyphosate-resistant crops are sprayed with Roundup... (more and more every season as we have created "super weeds"). The soils chealate... again, more and more each year. Farmers then apply more fertilizers and micro-nutrients to counter the effect... and the Viscous Cycle continues.
It's been over ten years in most areas of the country this Vicious Cycle has played out... and what are the results.
Well let's use Ohio as an example... we see increasing levels of the micro-nutrient manganese if surface water used for Drinking Water supplies (black water folks)... It's a real problem...with real data.
We see the growing and reoccurring "Super" algae blooms on Lake Erie (a massive Drinking Water supply)... and a direct result of the over application of fertilizers and micro-nutrients caused by this Vicious Cycle.
I posted this to get you thinking... to encourage you to do your own reading and to answer those many requests to call out Bill Nye."
Microbial Biologist Says Biotech is Like a Religion, and is Failing
Chapela also points out that genetic engineering is based on an obsolete paradigm and is largely being pushed by a political agenda. He said instead of promoting this dogma, scientists should be challenging the erroneously-erected paradigm, instead of selling out to it.
Conversations w/Great Minds - Dr. Mitchell Gaynor - Protect Yourself Against Cancer Part 1 & 2 - 12 & 13 Minutes
"Here I had the best medical training available in the Western World and no one ever talked about the role of nutrition in preventing cancer, or really any other disease for that matter and I was fancinated to see at the most fundamental level, at the level of our dna literally we could control the gene expression for thousands of different genes that related to every aspect of our health and so I really pursued that after I finished my fellowship and research has really born out the fact that we are what we eat, that there is a field called epigenetics which is the field of gene expression and a lot of people think that gene therapy is something that maybe in 50 or a 100 years is going to have some use. The fact of the matter is everybody is doing gene therapy on themselves every time they're putting food in their body either for good or for harm."
Really excellent 8 min. video presentation by Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director of The Xerces Society about the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on the environment.
"We believe because they're so toxic, they're so long-lived, they're found inside plants but readily move into water, that we could really see big ecosystem changes because of these chemicals," he says. He says that neonicotinoids, now found in stream and well samples across the United States, are not only affecting pollinators like bees and butterflies but killing insects -- the underpinning of the food chain. And that affects birds, fish, and other wildlife. "The chemical companies are really running the show here," Black says. He questions whether a chemical closely related to nicotine - a known carcinogen - should be so widely used on food crops until further safety studies are done. "It's not just about the environment. It's that we are not taking care of humans."