I have been told that sharing this information is useless because “people don’t care,”
or the concepts are above their understanding. If you were told that individuals who
are selling you things, and/or governments were using (or testing out) chemicals on you,
that will make you ill and disabled, you would be horrified. If I were to tell you that
your family and children are being poisoned, you would react and protect them. This is
exactly what I am telling you. Now, we have 5G technology which has been shown in many
studies to be profoundly harmful and, essentially, a slow suicide/homicide method.
If you honestly “Don’t Care,” do nothing. If you do care about yourself, your children,
and those you love, take action.

Rory Fleming Richardson, Ph.D.


Monsanto in Epic Fail with attempted attack on Global Glyphosate Study

The peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts from the pilot phase of the Global Glyphosate Study were revealed last Wednesday in a Press Conference at the European Parliament.

The results of the short-term pilot study showed that glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) were able to alter certain important biological parameters in rats, mainly relating to sexual development, genotoxicity and the alteration of the intestinal microbiome, at the ‘safe’ level of 1.75 mg/kg/day set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

As is normal practice for Monsanto, their Public Relations department was soon in action to try and crush the scientists involved and the study results, which could cause major damage to the product that supports their whole business model – the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.

However, this time their PR campaign against the Study was only met with contempt and disdain from journalists, politicians, and the public in countries across Europe.

Monsanto’s epic fail began with their comments in The Guardian newspaper:

The truth is that Monsanto has never been faced with an independent study on glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides, in which multiple Institutions and Universities are involved. They are used to attacking one single scientist or a small institution.

The Global Glyphosate Study involves The Ramazzini Institute, the University of Bologna (Faculty of Agriculture, Veterinary Science and Biostatistics) the Genoa Hospital San Martino, the Italian National Institute of Health, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and the George Washington University.


OFFICIAL TRAILER 2018: Genetically Modified Children, Coming June 5.

Can Monsanto chemicals permanently alter your child’s genes? Low-income tobacco farmers face skyrocketing cancer rates with more devastating repercussions affecting their children: severe physical deformities and mental disabilities. Choosing between poverty or poison, Latin American growers have no choice but to use harmful chemicals such as the herbicide glyphosate (aka Monsanto’s Roundup) and Bayer’s insecticide Confidor if they want to certify and sell their crops to Big Tobacco. As patent and regulatory laws continue to favor the profits of Monsanto and chemical companies, the tobacco makes its way into the hands and mouths of consumers worldwide in Philip Morris products, while the poisons used to harvest the crops contaminate the farmers’ blood and are modifying the human genome, creating genetically modified children.


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The future of genetically modified crops in India

Intellectual property rights in relation to plant varieties, including transgenic varieties, are the subject matter of protection under the provisions of the Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Rights Act


FDA hits CDMO Ei for making drugs and pesticides with same equipment

The agency said inspectors found the company “manufactured topical human drugs and several pesticides in the same building, using shared equipment” despite the risk of cross contamination. Inspectors also found two of the drugs meant for human use contained a pesticide produced at the facility.


FDA’s letter: https://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm606805.htm

GMOs, Glyphosate & Gut Health - Zack Bush, M.D. interview

This is a mind-blowing conversation that explores new insights into the mechanisms behind human health and longevity. It's about the massive and misunderstood impact of industrial farming, chemical pesticides, the pharmaceutical industry and even errant Western medical practices have on both human and planetary health.

It's a conversation about the difference between the science of disease and the science of health. It's about the microbiome as a critical predictor of and protector against illness. And it's an exploration of autism, epigenetics and the mechanics of intercellular communication.


Latham: “Outrageous: FDA found a corn sample that violated the tolerance--the corn had 6.5 ppm glyphosate and the tolerance is 5 ppm--they decided not to report the violation to EPA under the specious claim that it wasn't an "official sample".”

Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show


Living Rivers Council submits expert comments on glyphosate and its ‘inert’ substances in formulation to the EPA

U.S. EPA (2017a) found that oral and inter-tracheal administration of glyphosate to rats caused only mild lung hemorrhages and epithelial damage, but rats died immediately or after several days when given POEA (p 96 of 204). Therefore, U.S. EPA knows that POEA is not inert and instead is highly toxic and yet it fails to monitor this substance.

Defarge et al. (2018) found major problems with heavy metal pollution in glyphosate-based herbicide formulations:

“We measured in the formulations other contaminants such as, among others, the heavy metals arsenic (As), cobalt (Co), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni) and lead (Pb), which are known to be toxic and endocrine disruptors. Eleven formulations were assessed, as well as 11 other pesticide formulations as comparators. Formulations from both groups were comparably and heavily contaminated (Fig. 5) with the heavy metal As, present in almost all samples. In total, all except 3 formulations had 5–53 times the permitted level of As in water in European Union or USA; all except 1 had Cr above (up to 40 times) the permitted level; all except 1 contained Ni, with 19 samples being above the permitted level (up to 62 times); 6 contained up to 11 times the permitted level of Pb.”

This is extremely alarming and shows major negligence of the U.S. EPA in regulating Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides, if the findings of Defarge et al. (2018) are representative. If they are, the consequences for human and environmental health are far-reaching. The permitting of Roundup and other similar products should be withdrawn from the market, at least until heavy metal pollution issues are resolved.

Saunders and Pezeshki (2015) had the following findings: “(1) glyphosate often runs off of fields where it is applied; (2) glyphosate can be translocated by plant roots; and (3) glyphosate can affect plant functioning in non-target plants.” Roots of plants killed is another pathway into the soil for glyphosate, AMPA and POEA. Glyphosate may and AMPA may remain for up to 196 days in clay soils with unknown biological impact as noted by Scribner et al. (2003). Scribner et al. (2003) not only found surface water runoff with glyphosate-based herbicides, but also found them in isolated ponds where aerosol drift carried them. Furthermore, Scribner et al. (2003) actually measured glyphosate and AMPA in rainfall in Mid-western states. A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS 2008) found substantial amounts of glyphosate in runoff in a Clackamas River tributary after forest herbicide application.


The Impossible Burger: Boon or risk to health and environment?

Impossible Foods is pitching its product on the basis of claims that it is a healthy and environmentally responsible choice. But a look at the facts gives a different picture.

The Impossible Burger is not made from organically sourced or Non-GMO ingredients, so there are other substances present in this product that in all likelihood are also derived from GM organisms (GMOs) – namely soy protein isolate and a number of vitamins – which we shall return to later in this article. So overall, the Impossible Burger is a GMO food.


Africa: Push-Pull technology halts fall armyworm rampage – without GM

Prof Zeyaur Khan, Push-Pull leader at icipe and a co-author of the new study, said, “Over the past several months we received information from Push-Pull farmers that their fields were free of fall armyworm infestation while neighbouring monocrop plots were being ravaged by the pest. Therefore, we evaluated the climate-adapted version of the technology as a potential management tool for fall armyworm in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania."


Latham: “Major Bee breakthrough: Today, Member States have backed the proposal from the European Commission to ban all outdoor uses of 3 bee-killing neonicotinoids.”

Neonicotinoids: a historic day for the European Union


Seneff: “Dicamba kills grapes and tomatoes. I doubt it's harmless to humans!”

Dicamba drift deadly for grapes and tomatoes

If you are a commercial grape or tomato grower, take this seriously! Be sure your crop is registered in the DriftWatch database, so that people who are spraying dicamba know your crop is there. You can register for no cost at https://in.driftwatch.org/.


New Study: EPA's 'Safe' Levels of this Chemical in Your Food Aren't So Safe After All


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. swings by Atlanta to talk about the Chattahoochee and the importance of enforcing environmental laws by Thomas Wheatleye

Scott Pruitt’s rollbacks on the coal rules are going to allow tremendous amounts of mercury into America’s waters. If you put a molecule of mercury [into our water] and it gets into a fish and into a pregnant mother or a child who eats that fish, and that mercury gets into a baby’s brain, it can cause inflammation, a loss of IQ, or endocrinology disruption like PFOAs [cause]. Mercury can injure sexual development, IQ, and learning capacity, so when that little girl gets to be seven years old and she can’t read a book quite as well as her classmates and can’t solve a math problem, when God gave her the brain to solve that and the coal company took it away from her, that’s a crime. And it’s about as bad as any crime you can commit.

Democracy and the environment are intertwined. Anywhere you see large environmental violations you’re going to see the subversion of democracy. You’ll see the disappearance of transparency, corruption of public officials, capture of agencies by industries, and the erosion of public rights to comment and participate on decisions that dictate the destinies of their communities. We’ve already had losses that we will never recover. We want to preserve as much as we can for our kids. Environmentalism isn’t about protecting the fishes and birds for their own sake. It’s about recognizing that nature is the infrastructure of our communities.


Bayer man wants to abolish animal feeding studies with GMOs

It's also ironic that this man from Bayer, a company that relies on animal feeding studies to get its agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals through regulatory processes worldwide, is arguing on animal welfare grounds for animal studies with GMOs to be abolished. Little rightly argues that "there are few or no alternatives in existence" for evaluating the safety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. But he fails to admit that the same is true of GMOs.


Seneff: “It is hard to believe that the government has such disregard for protection of life on earth from harm due to agrichemicals.”

The House Farm Bill is Really a Harm Bill

In 1962, it was a lack of environmental policy that poisoned our water, workers, and wildlife. In 2018, it may be these misguided policy choices.


New Farm Bill Increases Pesticides On Organic Food – Take Action

The current draft of the Farm Bill also eliminates all funding for the organic cost share program, which provides assistance to farmers trying to certify their farms as organic. This strikes us as a terrible allocation of resources. Billions are set aside to subsidize corn, wheat, soy, and other commodity crops that are used to make junk food; by contrast, the 2014 Farm Bill allocated $11.5 million per year for the organic cost share program—money that the House Farm Bill is now proposing to cut. Generally speaking, we don’t like the government picking winners and losers—this should be sorted out by the market. Not only is the government incompetent (recall the confused thinking that permeates the federal government’s dietary guidelines), it is also beholden to special interests. Incompetence and cronyism notwithstanding, if subsidies are going to be given out, it doesn’t make sense to send billions towards food that is making us unhealthy and sick, while eliminating funds for the production of sustainable, clean and healthy food.

The Farm Bill does include some of the provisions that were part of a previous bill that ANH supported which sought to address the issue of fake organics coming into the US from overseas. As we stated at the time, these measures wouldn’t fix all the problems with the organics program, but they are a step in the right direction in getting the government to do its job in ensuring the integrity of our domestic organics program.


Bee crisis: EU court backs near-total neonicotinoids ban

Scientific studies have found that the chemicals can disorientate bees, harming their ability to pollinate and return to hives.


Intestinal Disease, Immune Disease and GMOs

According to Dr. Andrew Weil, “Leaky gut syndrome is not generally recognized by conventional physicians, but evidence is accumulating that it is a real condition that affects the lining of the intestines. The theory is that leaky gut syndrome (also called increased intestinal permeability), is the result of damage to the intestinal lining, making it less able to protect the internal environment as well as to filter needed nutrients and other biological substances. As a consequence, some bacteria and their toxins, incompletely digested proteins and fats, and waste not normally absorbed may “leak” out of the intestines into the blood stream. This triggers an autoimmune reaction, which can lead to gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal bloating, excessive gas and cramps, fatigue, food sensitivities, joint pain, skin rashes, and autoimmunity.”

According to Dr. Arpad Pusztai, who was involved in the pioneering research on the Bt potato, “There is no [such thing as] absolute selectivity!” Furthermore, he says that the very process of genetic modification causes unknown and uncontrollable mutations in the plant. There is “no means of directing the gene transfer … You are shooting blindfold … genetic insertion causes mutations … You

can’t say where it [the genetic bit] landed … you don’t know how things were reshuffled.” The plant’s own genes are affected and we don’t really know how. Pusztai calls this, “insertional mutagenesis,” mutation of an organism caused by the insertion of DNA into the organism’s pre-existing DNA.

The intestinal lining of livestock in the U.S. is so poor these days that meat processors import sausage casings from New Zealand. According to Dr. Huber, “When you look at the intestine of those pigs fed the GMO feed, the lining is deteriorated and the critical microbial balance is drastically changed.”


Seneff: “First results on the Ramazzini Institute's study on glyphosate exposure to rats at a dosage that is considered safe according to the United States Acceptable Daily Intake levels. They found significant changes in the distribution of gut microbes in the rat pups, including a reduction in the level of Lactobacillus.”


RFK, Jr.: “Go Switzerland!”

Switzerland to vote on pesticide ban 'in 3 years'

If the vote is passed, Switzerland would become only the second country after Bhutan to implement a full ban.


This is how they control what is taught to our children attending University.

What Charles Koch and Other Donors to George Mason University Got for Their Money

Following a period of deep cuts in public funding, the documents and related emails raised broad questions about whether universities that rely heavily on private donors can remain free from the influences of contributors who may be pursuing commercial, political or philosophical agendas.

In academia, such influence is viewed as inappropriate, partly because it may pressure professors to produce biased research, undermining the credibility of their work and spreading incorrect information to students. That may be particularly problematic in the interpretation of data and construction of models in areas of economics that affect federal tax policy or regulation.


Seneff: “The Guardian summarizes some of the important findings from the new Ramazzini Institute studies on glyphosate.”

Glyphosate shown to disrupt microbiome 'at safe levels', study claims

Prof Philip J Landrigan, of New York’s Icahn School of Medicine, and also one of the research team, said: “These early warnings must be further investigated in a comprehensive long-term study.” He added that serious health effects from the chemical might manifest as long-term cancer risk: “That might affect a huge number of people, given the planet-wide use of the glyphosate-based herbicides.”


Lakeview Organic Grain, Penn Yan, New York

Seneff: “Farmers are getting sick from the chemicals they're exposed to, and, for some, this becomes the main reason to switch to organic farming.”

These Farmers Switched to Organic After Pesticides Made Their Families Sick

His wife Dolores says the incident led Gus to convert the farm to organic. But other farmers in their area weren’t as fortunate as Gus. “There are a few farmers in our area who have passed on because of chemicals. But that’s not spoken about in farming communities,” she says.

“The concern is the amount of herbicides used in the next five to 10 years is going to constitute the largest increase in U.S. history,” Benbrook says, who also notes that level of herbicide use increase should require action from public health agencies and regulators, but adds there is no effort to study the human health impacts of the chemicals. “This is a public health train wreck that no one has the tools, the motivation, or the ability to turn around. The end game will be very costly.”


Lakeview Organic Grain: https://www.facebook.com/lakevieworganicgrain/

Why Reducing Pesticide Use and Exposure Matters

I remember several times walking home with a growing, sharp itch, bordering on pain, in my back and on my arms. A few times I had a rash. Often, my asthma flared up in the evening. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out why — some of the 2,4-D sprayed a few days before had moved with rain into the puddles.

And then ponder the exposures that occurred a few days later, when dozens of families, many with young children, visited the farm, and with great expectations, picked the ripe, juicy berries right off the plants, which, by the handful, then went in their mouths.


Seneff: “Prevent Cancer Now has a post on the new glyphosate results coming out of Italy. And they bring awareness to the cadmium problem in Canadian Western soils.”

Subject: Breaking Research: glyphosate harms microbiome at "safe levels"

Prevent Cancer Now has been highlighting for years that glyphosate can also mobilize toxic metals, so to what extent are the high levels of cadmium in western soils and potash turning up in Canadian grains? Canada has no food standard for cadmium, but Canadian grain has been refused by Europe for excessive levels. Cadmium is carcinogenic, harms the developing child, and is highly toxic to the nervous system, kidneys, liver, bones and other organs.


Twin Oaks Organic Dairy, Truxton, New York


Seneff: “Wow! Awesome video! I really like the way you have orchestrated the dynamics of transitions with zooming in, etc. Very effective techniques. Plus, having classical music in the background greatly enhances the experience compared to watching a silent slide show. The content is compelling with plenty of documentation with peer-reviewed papers showing evidence of harm. Timing for transitions was perfect, giving just enough time to absorb the content on a slide. I was mesmerized by the entire experience of watching this. A total indictment of the agrichemical industry and hopefully very convincing to even the most uninformed person as to the dangers we face with our current methods in growing food. Thank you so much for doing this!! I hope it goes viral.”

Managing Weeds for Healthy Kids: Emerging Challenges for Physicians, Families, and Farmers


Revolution, Class-Action Suit, or Disability Claim: Confronting An Environmental Crime Against Humanity by Rory Fleming Richardson, Ph.D., ABMP, TEP

Our discoveries and inventions have always been a source of pride, but we have assumed that there would not be any harm. Aluminum has been used for utensils, cups, and containers, it’s low cost and low weight. Some studies showed dangers while others did not. But when combined with Aluminum, fluoride and glyphosate, it creates a chemical combination which has been shown to be linked with Autism and Alzheimer’s disease. The synergetic effect of combining these three chemicals brgins to explain the inconsistencies in the studies, and points out the profound dangers, that exist when chemicals in our “creations” are combined.

I have been told that sharing this information is useless because “people don’t care,” or the concepts are above their understanding. If you were told that individuals who are selling you things, and/or governments were using (or testing out) chemicals on you, that will make you ill and disabled, you would be horrified. If I were to tell you that your family and children are being poisoned, you would react and protect them. This is exactly what I am telling you. Now, we have 5G technology which has been shown in many studies to be profoundly harmful and, essentially, a slow suicide/homicide method. If you honestly “Don’t Care,” do nothing. If you do care about yourself, your children, and those you love, take action.


Analysis: 490,000 Pounds of Toxic Pesticides Sprayed on National Wildlife Refuges

Pesticide Use on Crops Grown in Refuges Spikes in California, Oregon, Arkansas, Tennessee, Maryland

WASHINGTON— America’s national wildlife refuges are being doused with hundreds of thousands of pounds of dangerous agricultural pesticides every year, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity.

The Center report, No Refuge, reveals that an estimated 490,000 pounds of pesticides were dumped on commodity crops like corn, soybeans and sorghum grown in national wildlife refuges in 2016, the most recent year for which data are available. The analysis was conducted with records obtained by the Center under the Freedom of Information Act.

“These refuges are supposed to be a safe haven for wildlife, but they’re becoming a dumping ground for poisonous pesticides,” said Hannah Connor, a senior attorney at the Center who authored the analysis. “Americans assume these public lands are protected and I think most people would be appalled that so many pesticides are being used to serve private, intensive agricultural operations.”

The pesticides include the highly toxic herbicides dicamba and 2,4-D, which threaten the endangered species and migrating birds that wildlife refuges were created to protect. Refuge pesticide use in 2016 was consistent with pesticide applications on refuges over the previous two years, the Center analysis showed.


Moms Across America

LIVE: HOW Glyphosate is Likely Harming You and WHY it Needs to Be Banned with Dr. Stephanie Seneff. (At the end, the comment period to the EPA has ended.) At 31:00 detoxing.

“The MMR has the highest amount of glyphosate.”

“It’s like putting sugar in the gas tank, it messes everything up and you’ll get various types of things showing up that you won’t understand. Doctors don’t even understand why we’re getting all these strange diseases, there’s all these new diseases coming out…” (at 40:00)


Return to Mount Kennedy - Trailer

In 1965 Jim Whittaker led Senator Robert Kennedy to the first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after the late president, JFK. Fifty years later, the sons of the original climbing team—a raucous band manager, a candidate for governor, and a young mountaineer—embark on an expedition to the mountain to celebrate the special bond that connects them all. Featuring unreleased insturmentals by Eddie Vedder and never before seen footage and photos of Robert Kennedy, the feature-length documentary sits at the intersection of politics, human rights, environmentalism and adventure.


Chem trails...

"Why in the World are They Spraying?"


Greens of the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier

Facebook page discussing glyphosate, gmo foods, vaccines, fracking, etc. for our area of NYS.


Toxic Weed Killer Found in Most Foods Sold in the US

Between 1974 — the year glyphosate entered the U.S. market — and 2014, glyphosate use in the U.S. increased more than 250fold

Few people had detectable levels of glyphosate in their urine in 1993, but by 2016, 70 percent had detectable levels. Between 1993 and 2016, the glyphosate levels in people’s bodies increased by 1,208 percent

While both the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Data Program and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) measure pesticide residues in foods, neither include glyphosate in their official testing

Internal FDA emails reveal Roundup has been found in virtually all foods tested, including granola, oatmeal products, crackers and honey
Independent testing has found significant amounts of glyphosate in a wide range of foods as well, including grains (especially oats), legumes, beans, orange juice, wine and ice cream

How Is Glyphosate Affecting Human Health?
Glyphosate mimics glycine (hence the “gly” in glyphosate), a very common amino acid your body uses to make proteins. As a result, your body can substitute glyphosate for glycine, which results in damaged proteins being produced. According to research published in the journal Entropy in 2013, the main toxic effects of glyphosate are related to the fact that it:8,9

Inhibits the shikimate pathway, found in gut bacteria in both humans and animals
Interferes with the function of cytochrome P450 enzymes, required for activation of vitamin D in the liver, and the creation of both nitric oxide and cholesterol sulfate, the latter of which is needed for red blood cell integrity
Chelates important minerals, including iron, cobalt and manganese. Manganese deficiency, in turn, impairs mitochondrial function and can lead to glutamate toxicity in the brain
Interferes with the synthesis of aromatic amino acids and methionine, which results in shortages in critical neurotransmitters and folate
Disrupts sulfate synthesis and sulfate transport
Glyphosate also disrupts, destroys, impairs or inhibits:10

The microbiome, thanks to its antibiotic activity
Sulfur metabolism
Methylation pathways
Pituitary release of thyroid stimulating hormone, which can lead to hypothyroidism
The chemical has also been linked to certain cancers. In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research arm of the World Health Organization, reclassified glyphosate as a Class 2A probable carcinogen11 based on "limited evidence" showing the weed killer can cause Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung cancer in humans, along with "convincing evidence" linking it to cancer in animals.


Natural Pest Control Links


Homemade Insecticidal Soap Spray
Arty turns 11 this summer.