Loc: Waterloo, NY
Did you catch last night’s episode of GMOs Revealed? You can watch it until 9 p.m. tonight.
Dr. Gerry Curatola, DDS, biologic dentist, author and Associate Professor at NYU, talks about fluoride, a waste product, effects on our oral microbiome health, toxins like glyphosate’s effect on our health, poison warnings on toothpaste because it has killed small children consuming it, lowers IQ, leaves teeth prone to more decay, bad for our bones, amplifies lead (Flint, Michigan), causes fluorisis, and it doesn’t prevent cavities. He says that dental students are lied to about the safety of fluoride. Who sells this waste product added to our water? Monsanto.
In the second half of this episode, Dr. Stephanie Seneff talks about sulfate and glyphosate’s role in robbing it from our bodies, rising cases in brain anencephaly, breast cancer, fertility, etc. She also gives her credentials and how she got interested in going back to biology and how her computer expertise fits into the puzzle of figuring things out. Also, her funding source, a Taiwan computer company and why, and she talks about how Monsanto doesn’t give very much money to MIT but gives big bucks to big agricultural schools. She says these ag schools should be doing the research she and Samsel are doing but if they did, they’d lose their funding from Big Ag.
If you missed this episode (8), you can catch it this weekend when they run a free weekend catch up. I highly recommend Episode 1 and Episode 8.
'Industry Friendly' EPA Completes Review of 600 New Chemicals
Trump-appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said, "I am happy to report that the backlog of new chemical reviews is eliminated." Richard Denison, a lead senior scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund, said the move puts the industry's demands for ready market access above public health protection. Denison said the EPA sidestepped the Frank Lautenberg Act, a critical environmental law signed by President Obama in 2016 that overhauled the "badly broken" Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. The Lautenberg Act resulted in a temporary backlog of hundreds of new chemical notices. But in recent months, EPA staff have faced "relentless pressure from the chemical industry—and internally from new industry-friendly senior management (Scott Pruitt and the rest of the Trump team)—not only to speed up reviews, but to return the program to its pre-Lautenberg practices," Denison said.
Trump's Scott Pruitt is making chemical corporations great again, and making the rest of America toxic again.
The rapid emergence of glyphosate-resistant superweeds has led to the development and use of even more toxic herbicides, including dicamba, which has been clearly linked to non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Dicamba is an extremely potent and volatile toxin that is banned during growing season. Monsanto’s new weed killer, XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, designed for use with dicamba-resistant seeds, is supposed to be less prone to vaporization and drift.
Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee are now investigating thousands of dicamba damage reports; an estimated 3.1 million acres have been damaged by dicamba drift this season.
AOTW - Oppose Release of Genetically Engineered Moth in NY
Help stop a dangerous plan hatched in New York to control a caterpillar in cabbage. Under the plan, up to 10,000 genetically engineered (GE) male diamondback moths (DBMs) will be released each week during the cabbage planting cycle (which runs about three to four months). According to USDA, “The males are genetically engineered with a lethal gene that they pass on to females when they mate.”
Because of the widespread release, this plan –a first of its kind in food crops– will contaminate organic farms with genetically engineered material. And, this is all being done based on a cursory environmental assessment without an in-depth environmental impact assessment.
This is an issue that affects all of us –not just New Yorkers–because the moths do not respect state boundaries, and this action would set a precedent for other states
Pesticide disrupts soil and human biology, leading to adverse health and the environmental effects.
This review summarizes recent research on glyphosate’s adverse effect on beneficial bacteria essential to human health. For more information, see “Glyphosate Causes Cancer” in the Summer 2015 issue of Pesticides and You, “Agricultural Uses of Antibiotics Escalate Bacterial Resistance” in the Winter 2016–17 issue, and the Beyond Pesticides factsheet on glyphosate on the website at the Gateway on Pesticide Hazards and Safe Pest Management.
Earthworm Numbers Dwindle, Threatening Soil Health
Fewer than 30 earthworms are found per square meter on intensively farmed fields. But on organic farms, where the fields are rarely ploughed, up to 450 worms live in the same area, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
That's bad news according to agronomists and gardeners. A thriving earthworm population is an indication of healthy soil. And the retreat of the species is so evident the WWF has published an "Earthworm Manifesto" to publicize the faith of these dirt-dwellers.
“No one except AquaBounty knows where the GM salmon are,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN). “The company did not disclose where the GM salmon fillets were sold or for what purpose, and we’re shocked to discover that they’ve entered the market at this time.”
Recovery on Tinker Creek could take years after chemical spill caused massive fish kill
It took just a few hours for a chemical spill to cause what is believed to be one of the worst fish kills ever recorded in Virginia. But it could be several years before aquatic life on Tinker Creek returns to normal.
Court Overturns Montgomery County, MD Pesticide Restrictions, Groups Say Decision Defies Local Authority to Protect Health
(Beyond Pesticides, August 3, 2017) A Circuit Court for the state of Maryland on Thursday struck down key components of the landmark Healthy Lawns Act pesticide ordinance passed in Montgomery County, Maryland in 2015. The court’s decision, issued by Judge Terrence McGann, eliminates pesticide use restrictions on private property, but does not touch provisions limiting toxic pesticides used on public, county owned land.
“Poison Papers” and Major Monsanto Document Release Exposes Toxicity and Collusion
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. noted that with this disclosure, “We can now prove that all Monsanto’s claims about glyphosate’s safety were myths concocted by amoral propaganda and lobbying teams.” Kennedy noted that federal agencies that were supposed to protect public health instead protected Monsanto’s toxic products from public oversight.
If you have to smoke, buy non gmo, organic brands, "Signal," and "American Spirit." Signal is less than half the price of American Spirit and you can find Signal at the local teepee store.
“In addition to being ‘All Natural’ with ‘No Additives,’ our premium tobacco product is produced free of any GMO plants. We are proud to say that our non-GMO tobacco consists of only tobacco and water.”
GMO Insulin Increases Morbidity and Mortality in Type 2 Diabetics
Is Genetically Modified Insulin to Blame?
This double diabetes, or development of autoimmune insulin-deficient type 1 diabetes following treatment of insulin-resistant type 2 diabetes, as well as the host of other adverse sequelae associated with insulin use in type 2 diabetics, may be due in part to the genetic recombinant insulin preparations that are the brainchild of the biotech industry.
ARKANSAS MAY BAR DICAMBA HERBICIDE USE AFTER APRIL 15
The recommendation aims to protect plants vulnerable to the chemical and, if adopted, would prevent most Arkansas farmers from spraying dicamba weed killers on growing soybeans, a key selling point for products manufactured by Monsanto Co, BASF and DuPont.