FACT: Our current agricultural system uses taxpayer money to subsidize the planting of GMOs, while organic farmers are required to pay fees for “certification.”


"Eat organic like your life depends on it, because it does." MIT Scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff


Jeffrey Smith, IRT: “The scientists working at the FDA said GMOs might create allergens, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems, urged their superiors to require testing, complained about the daft (foolishness) of the policy and their concerns were ignored and even denied.”





CONFIRMED: DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Can Be Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them

In a new study published in the peer reviewed Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers emphasize that there is sufficient evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments carry complete genes that can enter into the human circulation system through an unknown mechanism. (0) I wonder if the scientists at these biotech corporations have already identified this method?

In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA. The study was based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies. PLOS is an open access, well respected peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers primary research from disciplines within science and medicine. It’s great to see this study published in it, confirming what many have been suspecting for years.

When it comes to genetically modified crops and foods, we really have no idea of what the long term effects will be on the public. The very first commercial sale of genetically modified foods was only twenty years ago in the year 1994.

There is no possible way that our health authorities can test all possible combinations on a large enough population, over a long enough period of time to be able to say with certainty that they are harmless.

Geneticist David Suzuki recently expressed his concern, saying that human beings are part of a “massive genetic experiment” over many years, as thousands of people continue to consume GMO’s, and it makes sense.

Advances in genome science over the past few years have revealed that organisms can share their genes. Prior to this, it had been thought that genes were shared only between individual members of a species through reproduction.

Geneticists usually followed the inheritance of genes in what they would call a ‘vertical’ fashion, such as breeding a male and female -you follow their offspring and continue down the road from there. Today, scientists recognize that genes are shared not only among the individual members of a species, but also among members of different species.

“Our bloodstream is considered to be an environment well separated from the outside world and the digestive tract. According to the standard paradigm large macromolecules consumed with food cannot pass directly to the circulatory system.

During digestion proteins and DNA are thought to be degraded into small constituents, amino acids and nucleic acids, respectively, and then absorbed by a complex active process and distributed to various parts of the body through the circulation system.

Here, based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies, we report evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments which are large enough to carry complete genes can avoid degradation and through an unknown mechanism enter the human circulation system.

In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA. The plant DNA concentration shows a surprisingly precise log-normal distribution in the plasma samples while non-plasma (cord blood) control sample was found to be free of plant DNA.” (0)

It’s not like a human being mates with an apple, banana or a carrot plant and exchanges genes. What biotechnology and biotech corporations like Monsanto have done, is they have allowed for the transfer of genes from one to the other without any regard for the biological limitations, or constraints. The problem with this is that it is based on very bad science.

The conditions and biological ‘rules’ that apply to vertical gene transfer, at least those that we are aware of, do not necessarily apply to horizontal gene transfer. Biotech science today is based on the assumption that the principles governing the inheritance of genes are the same when we move genes horizontally as they are when they are moved vertically. It just goes to show that GMO’s should be subjected to much more experimentation and rigorous research before we continue to consume them.

How can our governing health authorities approve these as safe? It’s almost as if they told us they were safe, and we just believed them without questioning it. We seem to be a very gullible race, but things are changing and more are starting to question the world around them.

“One small mutation in a human being can determine so much, the point is when you move a gene, one gene, one tiny gene out of an organism into a different one you completely change its context. There is no way to predict how it’s going to behave and what the outcome will be. We think that we design these life forms, but it’s like taking the Toronto orchestra prepared to play a Beethoven symphony and then you take some random drummers from “here” and flip them in with the Toronto symphony and you say play music. What comes out is going to be something very very different. Publicists say that there is good intention behind GMOs, but the fact of the matter is it’s driven by money.” – David Suzuki

I personally believe the intentions go beyond money, but that’s another story.

It’s also pretty clear that DNA from food can and does end up in animal tissues and the milk products that people eat. (4)(5)

There are studies that show when humans or animals digest genetically modified foods, the artificially created genes transfer into and alter the character of the beneficial bacteria in the intestine. Researchers report that microbes found in the small bowel of people with ilestomy are capable of acquiring and harboring DNA sequences from GM plants.
(1) Genetically modified crops have infiltrated animal feed since 1996, and it’s normal for them to have a complete GM diet. Studies have linked GMO animal feed to severe stomach inflammation and enlarged uteri in pigs.

It’s also important to note that gene transfer among genetically engineered agricultural crops and surrounding native species has given rise to a highly resistant species called super weeds. According to the world health organization, gene transfer and the movement of genes from GM plants into conventional crops or related species may have an effect on food safety and food security.

“This risk is real, as was shown when traces of maize type which was only approved for feed use appeared in maize products from human consumption in the United States.” (3)

The truth is, genetic engineers have never taken the reality of gene transfer into consideration when they produce these things and introduce them into the environment. As a result, we are now starting to see the consequences of genes that are engineered, particularly how they spread and alter other organisms in various environments.

Watrud et al (2004) found that the herbicide-resistance transgene spread via pollen to an area up to 21 km beyond the control area perimeter and had pollinated wild creeping bentgrass.(2)

Prior to this year, governments concluded that transfer of DNA from GM crops/foods is unlikely to occur. Now we can see that they are wrong, or perhaps they had knowledge of this already? Regardless of the fact that DNA from GM foods can be transferred to humans and animals, very little is still known today and what is known does not look good. There are studies linking GMO’s and pesticides to various ailments.
We’ve presented and written about them on our website numerous times, this is another article to add to the growing amount of evidence to suggest we need to halt the production of GMO’s until we conclusively know that they are safe for human consumption.

It’s not a mystery why most countries around the world have completely banned GMO’s.

https://dailyinformator.com/confirmed-dn...s-who-eat-them/

Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood. 2013

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0069805

Assessing the survival of transgenic plant DNA in the human gastrointestinal tract. 2004

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14730317




Farmers vs. Monsanto: Glyphosate Showdown Comes to U.S. Court in San Francisco

Get ready for a huge week in federal court in San Francisco where expert witnesses will face off on the science surrounding glyphosate, the world’s most widely used pesticide.

The outcome of the hearing, determined by U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria, will establish whether farmers and their families can proceed with legal action against Monsanto Co. over cancer concerns.

March 5-9 is being dubbed “science week” as the only evidence the plaintiff and defense legal teams will present is evidence that will be provided by experts in cancer science (see list below). According to the law firm Baum, Hedlund, Aristei and Golman, “the plaintiffs must demonstrate that they have scientific evidence to back their claims that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).”


https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/fa...t-san-francisco

https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/3-18-daubert-monsanto-science-week/





Claire Robinson

is editor of GMWatch.org and the co-author with two genetic engineers of GMO Myths and Truths: A Citizen’s Guide to the Evidence on the Safety and Efficacy of Genetically Modified Crops and Foods, which is available from Amazon.

EU’s GMO Regulator Ignored Human Health Warnings Over a Monsanto Insecticidal Corn by Claire Robinson

A Monsanto genetically modified (GMO) maize, called MON89034, caused kidney disease and bladder stones in rats in industry tests performed in 2007. Several EU member states, including Germany, Belgium, Austria, and France, independently raised concerns about these results during the EU’s standard three-month regulatory consultation process. But the central GMO regulator of the EU, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), issued a favourable opinion on MON89034 regardless.[1] With the usual lack of agreement from EU member states on whether to authorize the maize, the EU Commission subsequently approved MON89034 for human consumption in 2011.[2]

MON89034 has since been crossed with other GM maize varieties to form “stacked” GM crops containing multiple GM traits. As each newly stacked GMO trait involving MON89034 has come up for approval, member states have continued to draw attention to the original adverse health impacts in the rats fed MON89034.



The German experts, from the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), recommended that Monsanto be required to carry out an additional two-generation study with the maize to test for long-term health effects. But EFSA responded that it saw “no reason to request additional feeding studies”.[5]

Austria also voiced concerns about the kidney and bladder findings, as did the experts from Belgium’s Biosafety Advisory Council. The Belgian experts focused on an additional worrying finding: a low thyroid/parathyroid weight relative to final body weight was found in this same group of female rats fed a 33% GM maize diet. Referring to the whole roster of effects in the GM-fed rats, Belgium recommended having “a closer look” to see “whether these findings are solely due to chance. In case any doubt remains, further testing is recommended.”[5]

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/h...ecticidal-corn/




Seneff: “Oh dear! Russia is heavy handed in trying to get us to believe that GMO foods are toxic. A couple of gems in this report.

"The results showed that Russia Today, recently rebranded as RT.com and considered a propaganda site, accounted for 34 percent of GMO-related articles."


"Nearly half of Americans still believe the science behind genetic engineering remains unsettled despite decades of safety studies showing no concern."


"We just need to recognize what they are and penalize the groups that collaborate with them."

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/03/05/alm...nda-sites-12628




Tap water in Illinois is polluted with high levels of nitrate from the GMO corn belt

The problem is mainly due to agricultural runoff that ends up polluting the communities’ water supplies. According to Soren Rundquist, the director of spatial analysis at EWG and author of the report, nitrate from fertilizers and manure typically run off of farm fields and wind up into groundwater aquifers that are connected to many northwest Illinois communities. “Families in northwest Illinois and throughout the Corn Belt are potentially at risk from agricultural runoff contaminating drinking water supplies,” he explained. “Small communities that depend on groundwater may face crippling costs to build new systems that remove nitrate.”

https://www.food.news/2018-03-04-tap-wat...-corn-belt.html




Seneff: “I talked about some of my most recent research on glyphosate's mechanisms of toxicity and the consequences to our health in this newly posted podcast.”

The Health & Wellness Show: Interview with Brilliant Researcher Dr. Stephanie Seneff

https://www.sott.net/article/379514-The-...tephanie-Seneff




Film showcasing dangers of GM crops and associated pesticides wins two international awards

http://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-ne...national-awards

Available to watch on Amazon…

This documentary explores the truth behind some of today's most widely-accepted medical practices, and seeks to expose how the focus on corporate profits influences traditional medical treatment in the United States.

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Secret-Alex-V...ds=indie+rights




Check out the corporate maps in this video. All these people coming from industry/corporate jobs, getting jobs in our regulatory agencies, passing laws for their former employers, then going back to those corporate jobs after they’ve got the job done. It’s called the “Revolving Door.”

Seneff: “LeRoy Dunning has produced a very entertaining one hour talk on a wide range of topics, but emphasizing the dangers of glyphosate to our microbiome. Well worth your time to watch this!”

Glyphosate and the Human Microbiome

“If you’re not furious, you’re not paying attention.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5n85IzBT1I&feature=youtu.be




Seneff: “New study! Pregnant women in Indiana - over 90% had detectable urinary glyphosate. Higher levels statistically significantly correlated with shortened gestation period.”

New Study Links Glyphosate to Shortened Pregnancy Lengths in American Women

Conclusions

This is the first study of GLY exposure in US pregnant women using urine specimens as a direct measure of exposure. We found that > 90% of pregnant women had detectable GLY levels and that these levels correlated significantly with shortened pregnancy lengths. Although our study cohort was small and regional and had limited racial/ethnic diversity, it provides direct evidence of maternal GLY exposure and a significant correlation with shortened pregnancy. Further investigations in a more geographically and racially diverse cohort would be necessary before these findings could be generalized.

https://sustainablepulse.com/2018/03/11/...10#.WqTIG2inFD-

Glyphosate exposure in pregnancy and shortened gestational length: a prospective Indiana birth cohort study

Published: 9 March 2018

https://ehjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12940-018-0367-0




Thank you, Tucker and remember Tyrone Hayes’ Atrazine studies, Desexing the frogs.

Men in America - Tucker Carlson

“Nothing like this has ever happened. You’d think we’d want to know what exactly is going on and how to fix it. But the media ignore the story. It’s considered a fringe topic.

Nor is it a priority in the scientific research establishment. We checked and couldn’t find a single NIH-funded study on why testosterone levels are falling. We did find a study on, quote, “Pubic Hair Grooming Prevalence and Motivation Among Women in the United States.”

Those are the numbers. They paint a very clear picture: American men are failing, in body, mind and spirit. This is a crisis. Yet our leaders pretend it’s not happening…”

https://www.facebook.com/TuckerCarlsonTo...mhDV4Tdog3HTAeQ

Endocrine disruptor

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems at certain doses. These disruptions can cause...sexual development problems such as feminizing of males or masculinizing effects on females, etc.[2]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocrine_disruptor




Seneff: “Nice to see someone else talking about a link between glyphosate and autism. Peter Good is an expert on autism.”

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

Summary
Because certain hereditary diseases show autistic behavior, and autism often runs in families, researchers seek genes underlying the pathophysiology of autism, thus core behaviors. Other researchers argue environmental factors are decisive, citing compelling evidence of an autism epidemic in the United States beginning about 1980. Recognition that environmental factors influence gene expression led to synthesis of these views – an ‘epigenetic epidemic’ provoked by pervasive environmental agents altering expression of vulnerable genes, inducing characteristic autistic biochemistries in many mothers and infants. Two toxins most implicated in the U.S. autism epidemic are analgesic/antipyretic acetaminophen (Tylenol) and oral antibiotic amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin). Recently herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) was exponentially implicated.

What do these toxins have in common? Acetaminophen depletes sulfate and glutathione required to detoxify it. Oral antibiotics kill and glyphosate inhibits intestinal bacteria that synthesize methionine (precursor of sulfate and glutathione, and required to methylate DNA), bacteria that synthesize tryptophan (sole precursor of neuroinhibitor serotonin), and bacteria that restrain ammonia-generating anaerobes. Sulfate plus glutathione normally sulfate fetal adrenal androgen dehydroepiandrosterone to DHEAS – major precursor of placental/postnatal estrogens. Glyphosate (and heavy metals) also inhibit aromatase that turns androgens to estrogens. Placental/postnatal estrogens dehydrate/mature brain myelin sheaths, mature corpus callosum and left hemisphere preferentially, dilate brain blood vessels, and elevate brain serotonin and oxytocin. Stress-induced weak androgens and estrogen depletion coherently explain white matter asymmetry and dysconnection in autism, extreme male brain, low brain blood flow, hyperexcitability, social anxiety, and insufficient maternal oxytocin at birth to limit fetal brain chloride/water and mature GABA.

http://clinicalnutritionespen.com/article/S2405-4577(17)30102-X/abstract




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?xrs=RebelMouse_fb&ts=1517240343




ADD YOUR NAME TO STAND AGAINST MONSANTO’S TOXIC PESTICIDES!

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, was declared a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization. But as other countries are moving to ban this toxic pesticide, Scott Pruitt and the Environmental Protection Agency are bowing to Monsanto and refusing to take action.

It’s time to get glyphosate off our crops: Add your name to stand against Monsanto’s toxic pesticides!

https://secure.ewg.org/p/dia/action4/com...osate1217_d2d_p




A GMO Corn and Its Non-GMO Parent Are Not Substantially Equivalent

The findings of this study disprove industry and regulatory agency claims that NK603 is “substantially equivalent” to its non-GMO counterpart. They suggest that a more thorough evaluation of the safety of consuming products derived from this GMO corn on a long-term basis should be undertaken.

https://www.gmoscience.org/gmo-corn-non-gmo-parent-not-substantially-equivalent-part1/




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