Great articles on Monsanto’s Glyphosate, a/k/a “Roundup.”

If you are newbie, this is a great article to learn about the history and new science coming out about gmo foods and Glyphosate, how they tried to shoot down Seralini’s study, what are gmo crops, Monsanto’s studies, harm to bees, amphibians, brain overstimulation and cell damage, fertility and birth defects, countries banning Roundup, Samsel, Seneff, Vrain, patents, superbugs and superweeds, labelling and Cuba.

The Last Roundup: How the world's best-selling pesticide is heading for a fall by By Warren Bell in Opinion | July 4th and 25th, 2016

Part 1

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/07/04/opinion/last-roundup

Part 2

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/07/25/opinion/last-roundup-how-monsanto-created-fable-%E2%80%9C-world%E2%80%99s-safest-herbicide%E2%80%9D




Seneff: “I'm happy to see the World Mercury Project talking about vaccines and molecular mimicry. I highly suspect that glyphosate contamination in the proteins in the vaccines is making this problem much worse than it would otherwise be.”

Molecular Mimicry—Understanding the Link between Vaccines and Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune diseases have become increasingly common in the United States and other high-income countries over the past several decades and now affect an estimated 5%-10% of the population in those countries. The broad category of “autoimmune disease” comprises over 100 different rheumatic, endocrinological, gastrointestinal and neurological conditions that ensue when the body’s immune responses get misdirected against itself. Researchers generally agree that environmental factors (including drugs and chemicals) are strongly to blame for the rise in autoimmune disorders, possibly in conjunction with genetic and epigenetic influences—and studies dating back to the mid-1990s indicate that vaccines, with their unique configuration of viral or bacterial antigens and adjuvants, are a biologically plausible trigger.

The pathogenic hallmark of autoimmune disease is the production of proteins called autoantibodies, whereby the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own organs, tissues and cells instead of fighting external pathogens. Vaccines can prompt autoantibody production through a mechanism called “molecular mimicry.” As explained by Israeli researchers in a new review article in Cellular & Molecular Immunology, significant similarities between the pathogenic antigens contained in a vaccine and human proteins in the person receiving the vaccine can lead to immune “cross-reactivity” and “evolve into an autoimmune process targeting the…self-proteins.”



Given the proliferation of over 100 autoimmune disorders since the mid-1940s, it is concerning that the three examples presented by the Israeli researchers are, by the authors’ own admission, still subject to “significant debate.” As they go on to explain, there is an unacceptable lack of high-quality scientific data on vaccine-related adverse events. Some of the many reasons why vaccine safety monitoring is flawed include variable diagnostic classification of cases, manipulation of the post-vaccination risk interval, inability to assess underreporting of adverse events (which the U.S. government acknowledges to be widespread), and “substantial publication bias favoring studies that support vaccine safety.” Instead of trying to bury adverse events as inconvenient to the monolithic vaccine safety narrative, we should be paying attention to the “red flags” that adverse reactions clearly represent.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l63i3BKsWeqYHhD4XVWOCiAMALqbn4mxfX2AoP-U3gg/edit




Poisoned Fields

Zen from Moms Across America appears in this documentary, along with Seralini’s work being confirmed. They knew in 2000 that the other “inert” ingredients in glyphosate was more dangerous. If you can’t watch the the whole film, at least watch 40:00 through 48:00.

“I urge you to ask yourself or our government, why is a mom having to do...this testing, why isn’t our government doing it, why wasn’t the chemical company who manufacturers these chemicals doing it, why weren’t the food companies doing it, why aren’t the baby formula companies doing this?

“The publications of the French group of Professor Seralini confirms our suspicions that we expressed in the year 2000, that the other ingredients are more toxic than glyphosate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDyI10Z8aH0




'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides


Dozens of species have seen their numbers decline, in some cases by two-thirds, because insects they feed on have disappeared

The primary culprit, researchers speculate, is the intensive use of pesticides on vast tracts of monoculture crops, especially wheat and corn.

The problem is not that birds are being poisoned, but that the insects on which they depend for food have disappeared.

“There are hardly any insects left, that’s the number one problem,” said Vincent Bretagnolle, a CNRS ecologist at the Centre for Biological Studies in Chize.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/m...e-to-pesticides

https://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsbl...nt-spring-2018/




Company Town

Featuring the Ouachita Riverkeeper, COMPANY TOWN a new feature-length investigative documentary that the LA Times calls “Powerful.. a vital, eye-opening portrait.” tells the story of an Arkansas community fighting against the Koch Brothers pollution, and exposes an EPA that’s failed them. Company Town represents towns across the country fighting corporate greed and neglected by its government. Available today on iTunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/company-town/id1352176893




Alarm Sounds After EU Regulators Greenlight Bayer-Monsanto #MergerFromHell


Critics of the deal warn the decision will allow the companies, "together with BASF, to become data giants in agriculture—the 'Facebooks of farming'—with all the pitfalls that entails."

"The Commission ignored a million people who called on them to block this deal, and caved in to lobbying to create a mega-corporation which will dominate our food supply," Nick Flynn, legal director of the online campaigns group Avaaz, told Reuters.

"The agriculture industry is already far too concentrated, giving a handful of massive firms a strangle hold on food production," noted Bart Staes, a food safety spokesman for The Greens–European Free Alliance. "Merging two of the biggest players only makes a bad situation worse."

Critics of the merger, including global advocacy group SumOfUs, vowed to continue the fight against it by increasing pressuring on U.S. regulators.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/03/21/alarm-sounds-after-eu-regulators-greenlight-bayer-monsanto-mergerfromhell?utm_term=Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_content=email&utm_source=socialnetwork&utm_medium=facebook&cm_mmc=Act-On+Software-_-email-_-News+%2526+Views+%7C+We+Have+Spent+%2432+Million+Per+Hour+on+War+Since+2001-_-Alarm+Sounds+After+EU+Regulators+Greenlight+Bayer-Monsanto+MergerFromHell





More Gene-Edited Food Could Soon Be Coming to Store Shelves

Genetic engineering has mostly been reserved for large commodity crops because regulatory testing costs so much. But gene-editing, which modifies a plant’s DNA directly without injecting foreign genes, isn’t regulated. Editing methods promise to be faster and cheaper, opening up the technique to foods that haven’t usually been modified, say strawberries or spinach.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...o-store-shelves




How Canadians Bankrolled the World's First Genetically Engineered Food Animal

Less than two years later, the US department of Agriculture gave half a million dollars to AquaBounty Technologies to research methods to sterilize the fish—an important safety measure to ensure GE fish do not reproduce and colonize if they escape captivity. (Despite this, AquaBounty has never been successful in producing 100-percent sterile GE salmon.) The timing of the grant came under intense scrutiny by US environmental campaigners, who accused the US government of “bailing out” AquaBounty’s main investor at the time—billionaire oligarch Kakha Bendukidze from the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/wj78d...red-food-animal




Seneff: “The weeds are winning against glyphosate! Unfortunately, it means more glyphosate exposure plus a ramp up of other herbicides that are supposed to be even more toxic than glyphosate in the short term. But in the long term I'm hoping that we finally wake up and realize that chemical-based agriculture is a dismal failure.”

The War Against Weeds Evolves in 2018

http://www.croplife.com/crop-inputs/the-war-against-weeds-evolves-in-2018/




Dairies East and West See Opportunities with Non-GMO Milk

About 80 percent of FarmFriend farms have transitioned to organic. “We’ve transitioned farmers (to organic) who originally said they would never be certified,” Miller says.



“It stems back to us having a mission to listen to consumers, and there is a desire among our consumers to avoid GMOs,” says Kristel Corson, Clover’s marketing director.

In an online survey, 56 percent of Clover consumers said they thought GMOs presented health risks, and 60 percent said they wanted a non-GMO milk option.

“Milk is a natural product, and consumers thought that having a product not connected with GMOs is important,” Corson said.

Last fall, Clover announced that it would transition all of its conventional dairy milk products to be Non-GMO Project Verified by 2018.

https://livingnongmo.org/2018/03/20/dairies-east-and-west-see-opportunities-with-non-gmo-milk/




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.”

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

So both the dimer formation and the attachment to the membrane depend on glycine. Glyphosate I believe is substituting for that glycine, messing up the molecules, preventing it from going to the membrane, preventing it from making sulphate and causing therefore a crisis with sulphate insufficiency.



We've had exponential growth of glyphosate usage on core crops in the United States over the past two decades in step with the exponential growth in autism and Alzheimer's disease and kidney failure, all these different problems, diabetes, are connected. I think they're directly linked to the glyphosate which is accumulating in our tissues.



Stephanie: Once they added a digestive enzyme that breaks proteins down into individual amino acids they increased the yield up to something like 57%, still missing quite a bit of the radio-label, which means they were able to break the protein down but not completely. So I think glyphosate makes the protein difficult to break down as well as messing up its ability to do its job, it makes it difficult to break it down. So you end up with a slow accumulation of glyphosate-contaminated proteins that your body can't clear.

And of course it also messes up the sulphate which is needed to break down cellular debris. So you've got these busted proteins that you can't get rid of because you don't have enough sulphate to create the acidic environment that you need to digest and to break down those broken proteins.



The glyphosate creates a negative charge. That causes it to bind to aluminum and the aluminum causes these molecules to hook together, the aluminum ties them together because you have the +3 aluminium charge and then the two negatively charged glyphosate molecules in two separate instances of this protein that then stick to the aluminum and stick together so you form this kind of complex of these molecules in the cytoplasm which is not where they're supposed to be and which is the source of trouble for the neuron that causes it to die.




Stephanie: Christopher Exley has been doing a lot of research on aluminum. He has recently found high levels of aluminum in autism brains which is quite exciting to me because I've written about aluminum and autism. I think it is a major player in the autism problem. I've written about the glyphosate making the aluminum much more toxic than it would otherwise because the glyphosate binds to the aluminum and neutralizes its positive charge, which makes it much easier for it to get across the gut barrier. And glyphosate also opens up the gut barrier, it opens up the brain barrier and allows aluminum to gain access to the brain and both Alzheimer's and autism are going up dramatically in step with glyphosate usage and both of those have been found to have high levels of aluminum in the brain in association with them. Post-mortem when they examine the brain they find high levels of aluminum.




FLU...

Stephanie: Yes, that's very interesting. I also looked into the flu virus which is also quite fascinating because the flu virus goes into the muscle cells, infects them and then reprograms them to basically put little coats of extra cellular matrix around each flu virus particle that's being made. It repurposes the muscle cells. So instead of putting that heparin sulphate outside the door where it would normally do it, it redirects its energies towards coating each of those little virus particles with heparin sulphate and then the cell bursts and it sends all those flu particles on their way, they get taken by the macrophages and the macrophages say 'thank you very much for the heparin sulphate that you just gave me.' In other words, the flu virus is a mechanism to supply the immune cells with heparin sulphate by stealing it from the muscles. The immune cells desperately need heparin sulphate in order to be able to support the immune function.

Doug: That is mind blowing!

Stephanie: Severe immune deficiency is what causes you to get the flu and then flu actually helps to improve your immunity if you survive it.



Trypsin has four separate regions that are glycine-rich and each of them has a different role that it plays but the molecule is going to be really disturbed if it's got glyphosate thrown in at various places in place of glycine. Trypsin won't work. Digestive enzymes won't work. Proteins won't get digested. That sets up a leaky gut barrier, those undigested proteins get out into the circulation. The immune cells respond with autoimmune disease. Basically, you get antibodies to these foreign proteins which then become auto-antibodies to your own proteins through a process called molecular mimicry.

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




'Dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico will take decades to recover from farm pollution


A new study says that even in the ‘unrealistic’ event of a total halt to the flow of agricultural chemicals the damage will persist for 30 years

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/22/dead-zone-gulf-of-mexico-decades-recover-study




European authorities violated own rules to conclude glyphosate is not carcinogenic

The new analysis shows that if the European authorities had properly applied their own benchmarks and “weight of evidence” approach, they would have inevitably concluded that glyphosate is carcinogenic. The analysis includes a science-based rebuttal of ECHA's claim that it adequately addressed concerns about how it applied statistical analyses and the weight of evidence approach.[2]

It has been known since 2015 that EFSA dismissed 11 statistically significant increases in tumour incidences associated with glyphosate in seven different animal studies performed by industry to support regulatory authorization of the pesticide.[3]

http://gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/18165




Keep an eye on your property and community. Take pictures of your trees and plants. Watch for damage. Document it.

EPA EASED DICAMBA REGULATIONS FOLLOWING MONSANTO RESEARCH, RECORDS SHOW

Between the two registrations, Monsanto submitted studies conducted in Georgia and Texas, which were states that received zero complaints about dicamba in 2017. Those studies found that drift and volatilization was minimal. Based on those studies, the EPA found “the 110-foot omnidirectional buffer for volatilization is no longer warranted.”



“EPA maintains a transparent, public process for assessing potential risks to human health and the environment when evaluating pesticide products,” he said.

However, research conducted in 2017 at the University of Arkansas found that dicamba drifts up to 220 feet, more than double the EPA buffer zone.

https://www.agriculture.com/crops/soybea...ch-records-show




Latham: “The business model of science is to attract corporate funding by publishing research that conforms to funders' biddings while denying any such influence on attitude or outcome. As this article shows, no one at science magazine is going to critique that. Even when they get 6 pages to do so.”

Was there ever really a “sugar conspiracy”?

Summary: Over the past quarter-century, historical research has revealed how major industries from tobacco to lead to petroleum have meddled in science to conceal the hazards of their products. Drawing on secret industry documents, these studies have shown how special interests have used financial incentives to influence scientists, fabricate doubt, and delay regulation (1). Recently, similar allegations have been made against the sugar industry, with claims that prominent industry-backed researchers in the 1960s downplayed or suppressed evidence linking sugar and heart disease. Building on a newly popular narrative holding that the low-fat campaign of the 1980s was not based on solid science, these allegations have suggested that if not for the machinations of the sugar industry and its cadre of sponsored researchers, the history of U.S. dietary policy might have unfolded very differently. In this article, we argue that the historical evidence does not support these claims. Although we do not defend the sugar industry and cannot address every aspect of this history, we believe recent high-profile claims come from researchers who have overextended the analogy of the tobacco industry playbook and failed to assess historical actors by the norms and standards of their time. Our analysis illustrates how conspiratorial narratives in science can distort the past in the service of contemporary causes and obscure genuine uncertainty that surrounds aspects of research, impairing efforts to formulate good evidence-informed policies. In the absence of very strong evidence, there is a serious danger in interpreting the inevitable twists and turns of research and policy as the product of malevolent playbooks and historical derailments. Like scientists, historians must focus on the evidence and follow the data where they lead.

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/747




Doctored: The Film the AMA Does Not Want You to See

An investigation into the “monopoly” of the medical industrial complex and how Americans are viewed as patients.

“I ordered this film as a couple Chiropractors I am familiar with who are awesome people are in it...but the film is so comprehensive, and (from my perspective) very fair/open and not 'too far' to the left - I was pleasantly surprised! It also gave historical background into the AMA, and the damage and slander the industry did to the first and second generation Chiropractors. Being 3rd generation myself, I am a little removed from the history. This gave a lot of insight! It also goes into depth about other causes of illness - Food quality being one of the highest - and was very insightful about Monsanto and the GMO industry. In addition, it covered Vaccination and Big Pharma, as well as a positive perspective shared of most MDs, the motives they have going into school, and how they are (often unknowingly) manipulated by the pharmaceutical industry and drug reps. It's complicated, but I actually came away from this film feeling not only really good about my profession, but the fairness and honesty being shared in this film to those who watch it. I did not find it extreme at all, and I also felt good at the end! (Sometimes I procrastinate watching these films because I know the content and exposure of truth may be disturbing in nature...but somehow this was presented in a way that felt really good to me. smile Also, real gratitude was shown for the 'miracles' that do exist in modern medicine - when they are needed - as in the case of the Chiropractor's baby who was born with a major heart defect. Modern medicine helped save their child, but following the life-saving operation, they took a more holistic approach to recovery - and had a far greater outcome that was ever projected by their doctors.”

https://smile.amazon.com/Doctored-Film-A...mp;pageNumber=1




Seneff’s book: Cindy & Erica's Obsession to Solve Today’s Health Care Crisis: Autism, Alzheimer’s Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, ALS and More

This is a must read for all concerned with the autism epidemic and the overreach of Big Pharma and the Agrochemical Industry! A review…

“The format, a novel, makes this wonderful book somewhat of an adventure combined with statistics from the scientific medical world. Dr Seneff is a brilliant scientist and I was hesitant to read something that may be way beyond my scope of background. She makes this a fascinating read and combines over 20 pages of studies/references for the knowledge behind this wonderful book.”

https://smile.amazon.com/Ericas-Obsession-Todays-Health-Crisis/dp/0991368894/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521904675&sr=8-1&keywords=Cindy+and+Erica%27s+Obsession





Vrilya: “THE LAST AND FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN OF HUMANITY”

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24623/human-genome-editing-science-ethics-and-governance




Fyi: Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)

BVO is a toxic chemical that is banned in many countries because it competes with iodine for receptor sites in the body, which can lead to hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease, and cancer. The main ingredient, bromine, is a poisonous, corrosive chemical, linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss."

"There’s flame retardant in your Mountain Dew. That soda with the lime-green hue (and other citrus-flavored bubbly pops) won’t keep your insides fireproof, but it does contain brominated vegetable oil, a patented flame retardant for plastics that has been banned in foods throughout Europe and in Japan.

Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, which acts as an emulsifier in citrus-flavored soda drinks, is found in about 10 percent of sodas sold in the U.S. 'After a few extreme soda binges... a few patients have needed medical attention for skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders, all symptoms of overexposure to bromine,' according to an article in Environmental News."

http://energyfanatics.com/2014/04/07/brominated-vegetable-oil-dangers-side-effects/
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