Loc: Waterloo, NY
Cornell student Robert Schooler is on a mission to expose the corporate, pro-GMO influence he has seen on campus. It won't be easy. This conversation usually attracts a lot of criticism and accusations, but is one that we agree is worth exploring.
Check out the trailer on his site to learn more about his documentary project.
Dr. Don Huber: What We Know So Far About Glyphosate and GMOs (At 5:00)
Dr. Don Huber, Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology, Purdue University, is one of the leading experts in the world on Glyphosate and GMOs and how they effect the environment and human health. I spoke with Dr. Huber this week, and he shared some of the latest information regarding Glyphosate and GMOs and their ill effects on the immune system and the environment. He explained how glyphosate bioaccumulates in the brain, bone marrow and other organs and how this chronic toxin reeks havoc on human health. Dr. Huber explained why genetic engineering is a “fossil science” that may have consequences that we may not know about for years. This interview is packed full of critical information that you need to know about genetic engineering and glyphosate.
Seneff: “This is a new podcast interview with Dana Laake where I discussed the novel I wrote while I was discovering just how bad things are today in terms of food and medicine. We covered a broad spectrum of topics in this conversation and I hope you might find it interesting and useful.”
Congressmen take USDA to task for delaying organic industry animal welfare rule, 22-Jan-2018 By Elizabeth Crawford
Members of Congress chastise the US Department of Agriculture in a Jan. 17 letter for threatening to withdraw a widely popular final rule passed in the 11th hour of the Obama Administration that would heighten animal welfare standards for organic producers.
Seneff: “Cozy relationship between Newsweek and Monsanto led to Newsweek publishing an article encouraging you to distrust organic food. I hope most readers don't fall for it!”
Monsanto’s Fingerprints All Over Newsweek’s Hit on Organic Food
The concept of the front group – explained in the emails I reported here – was to create a credible-sounding platform from which academics could attack critics of the agrichemical industry while claiming to be independent, yet secretly receiving funds from industry groups. Wink, wink, ha, ha.
“The key will be keeping Monsanto in the background so as not to harm the credibility of the information,” wrote a Monsanto executive involved in the plan.
Award-winning film “Modified” premieres at Santa Barbara International Film Festival — a review
Giroux is a gifted investigative journalist and filmmaker. She leaves no stone unturned in her determination to find out why GMOs are neither labelled nor adequately regulated in North America, when they are banned in 38 countries and clearly labelled in 64. She takes us to France, to hear from anti-GMO farmers and protesters, across the United States to meet with scientists and farmers concerned about the lack of transparency surrounding the research of GMOs, particularly the long-term effects of genetically modified crops on food sovereignty and of herbicides used on fields of GMOs.
For anyone who cares about what they put in their mouth, where it comes from and how it is produced — and I would like to think that is all of us — this film is a must-see. It is also beautiful beyond words.
Most people do not understand what a gmo farmer has to agree to...
What does a technology agreement for seed mean to you?
A technology use agreement — or TUG — is entered into by any farmer who plants a GMO commodity. These agreements, also simply known as "technology agreements," contain the terms under which a farmer may plant the seed of the company selling the seed.
But the agreement also contains the limitations for which the grown seed — the crop produced by the seed — may be used and how and where the crop may be sold. And the agreement also contains several other conditions that most farmers wouldn't agree to if they were on a level playing field with the seed company.
You see, it all started several years ago with the lawyers…
Seneff: “Sue Downs was my college roommate many moons ago at MIT. She's now spending much of her time getting the message out about toxic chemicals in our environment. She has a podcast and this is an iupcoming interview with Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams, authors of the excellent book: What's making our children sick? I have read the entire book and I feel it shares an important message we all should be aware of. Sue Downs will be posting interviews with other experts in this space, including myself, in the coming months.”
What’s Making Our Children Sick? is a radical rethinking of the relationships between our children’s food, medicine, and health in the twenty-first century. Michelle Perro, MD, a veteran pediatrician with over 35 years experience successfully treating children, and Vincanne Adams, PhD, from the University of California, provide a clinical and scientifically sound explanation of the pediatric health crisis the agrochemical industry has helped to create, and present a food-focused, go-to resource for parents, practitioners, and health educators to follow. This book explores the links between GM foods, pesticides like glyphosate, and the emerging science around our gut health and offers a path forward to help heal our kids and reverse the compromised health of our food supply. Also discussed are other toxins such as EMF, aspartane, and the need for a medical model that looks for underling causes of medical conditions.
Seneff: “Wow! I am impressed with the German people! This brings me a lot of hope for the future.”
At Berlin March, Tens of Thousands Demand End to Industrial Agriculture
"Farmers and consumers from all over Europe have made it clear that they are fed up with current policies that benefit huge food and agriculture corporations, at the expense of the environment, peasant farming, and public safety," said Adrian Bebb, Friends of the Earth Europe
Ignoring adjuvant toxicity falsifies the safety profile of commercial pesticides by Robin Mesnage and Michael N. Antoniou
The added ingredients (adjuvants) in pesticide formulations currently escape close regulatory scrutiny and are often claimed to be "inert". However, studies have revealed that these supposedly “inert” diluents can be more toxic than the regulated active pesticide ingredient.
A new peer-reviewed article describes how the unregulated chemicals present in commercial formulations of pesticides could provide a missing link between negative health effects and pesticide exposure.
Seneff: “Pfizer's is giving up on drug development for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. What we should be working on instead of "treatment" is "prevention" and the easy way to prevent these diseases is to avoid toxic chemical exposures, especially glyphosate.”
PFIZER ENDS FUNDING FOR ALZHEIMER'S, PARKINSON'S RESEARCH
Cholesterol Sulfate’s Critical Role in Optimal Health and How Glyphosate Disrupts It
While the synthetic production of sulfate helps protect the body from the negative consequences of sun exposure, the application of popular sunscreen lotions to the skin can have a reverse effect. Many sunscreen products contain aluminum nanoparticles that interfere with how eNOS functions by displacing the iron in the heme group. Dr. Seneff speculates that a person’s risk of skin cancer increases when the body is exposed to both glyphosate (from food sources) and aluminum (from sunscreen).
Sulfur Deficiency: A Possible Contributing Factor in Obesity, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Fatigue
IN CONCLUSION: Modern lifestyle practices conspire to induce major deficiencies in cholesterol sulfate and vitamin D3 sulfate. We are encouraged to actively avoid sun exposure and to minimize dietary intake of cholesterol-containing foods. We are encouraged to consume a high-carbohydrate, lowfat diet which, as I have argued previously,34 leads to impaired cholesterol uptake in cells. Fortunately, correcting these deficiencies at the individual level is easy and straightforward. If you just throw away the sunscreen and eat more eggs, those two steps alone may greatly increase your chances of living a long and healthy life.
Roundup weed killer in LA River: Lawmaker concerned over public health, cancer risk, birth defects
A Southland congressman Monday urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop using Roundup weed killer and its active ingredient glyphosate in the Los Angeles River over concerns that it could be harmful to people’s health.
Seneff: New! 1 1/2 hour lecture by me with slides on autism and glyphosate and vaccines. Presented at the Autism Global Conference. I present some of my newest insights linking autism to channelopathies and bile acid disruption by glyphosate for the first time. Some of the science is a bit dense and I apologize for that, but I tried to simplify it as much as possible.”
At 35:00: ..Most disturbing is the presence of glyphosate in many popular vaccines...
In memoriam: Shiv Chopra, former Health Canada scientist and whistleblower
But Chopra and fellow scientists Margaret Haydon and Gérard Lambert refused, pointing to gaps in Monsanto’s safety data. The in-house controversy hit the fan at Senate hearings at the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry in 1998, where Chopra delivered unflinching – many say heroic – testimony that blew the lid off government and industry complicity in Health Canada's drug approval process. His insistence on “my duty to speak out" made Chopra a darling of the non-GMO movement, but he refused to wear the hero’s mantle.
In early January, the City Council of Portland, Maine unanimously passed a tough ban on synthetic pesticide use in the city, leading many Portland residents to applaud their city’s new “organic” status. The ordinance comes in as one of the strongest pesticide use reduction policies in the country.
Seneff: “This article links chronic illness (diabetes, asthma, juvenile arthritis, etc.) to increased risk to mental health issues in children. I bet there's an indirect link in that the same poisons that are causing the chronic illness are also causing the mental health problems. Glyphosate, anyone?”
For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues
Monsanto's Roundup Destroys Healthy Microbes in Humans and in Soils
A new study shows that Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller, which we already know damages healthy soil microbial activity, also damages the gut microbiome of rats.
According to Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini, one of the authors of the study:
These results show that the declarations of glyphosate as the active principle for toxicity are scientifically wrong, and that the toxicity assessment is also erroneous: glyphosate is tested alone for long-term health effects at regulatory level but the formulants—which are composed of toxic petroleum residues and arsenic—are not tested over the long term. We call for the immediate transparent and public release of the formulations and above all of any health tests conducted on them. The acceptable levels of glyphosate residues in food and drinks should be divided immediately by a factor of at least 1,000 because of these hidden poisons. Glyphosate-based herbicides should be banned.
Will the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agree? And follow the lead of countries like France and Germany that have proposed countrywide bans on glyphosate?