“...Using the VAERS database, we have shown that severe adverse reactions to the
MMR vaccine have increased significantly over the past decade in step with the
increased use of glyphosate. Glyphosate in MMR may originate from growth of the
live virus on culture materials derived from glyphosate-exposed animals and/or
from gelatin used as an excipient stabilizer. We have confirmed the presence of glyphosate
contamination in MMR and in many other vaccines where the live virus is cultured
in eggs, bovine protein or gelatin, or where animal products are used as an excipient
component.”
Glyphosate pathways to modern diseases VI: Prions, amyloidoses and autoimmune
neurological diseases - Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff. http://www.amsi.ge/jbpc/11717/25SA16A.pd...kNFv5nQ9JJM2bqk





New study….Parkinson’s…Glyphosate...

Estimated Residential Exposure to Agricultural Chemicals and Premature Mortality by Parkinson’s Disease in Washington State

Received: 14 November 2018 / Accepted: 12 December 2018 / Published: 16 December 2018


Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between estimated residential exposure to agricultural chemical application and premature mortality from Parkinson’s disease (PD) in Washington State. Washington State mortality records for 2011–2015 were geocoded using residential addresses, and classified as having exposure to agricultural land-use within 1000 meters. Generalized linear models were used to explore the association between land-use associated with agricultural chemical application and premature mortality from PD. Individuals exposed to land-use associated with glyphosate had 33% higher odds of premature mortality than those that were not exposed (Odds Ratio (OR) = 1.33, 95% Confidence Intervals (CI) = 1.06–1.67). Exposure to cropland associated with all pesticide application (OR = 1.19, 95% CI = 0.98–1.44) or Paraquat application (OR = 1.22, 95% CI = 0.99–1.51) was not significantly associated with premature mortality from PD, but the effect size was in the hypothesized direction. No significant associations were observed between exposure to Atrazine (OR = 1.21, 95% CI = 0.84–1.74) or Diazinon (OR = 1.07, 95% CI = 0.85–1.34), and premature mortality from PD. The relationship between pesticide exposure and premature mortality aligns with previous biological, toxicological, and epidemiological findings. Glyphosate, the world’s most heavily applied herbicide, and an active ingredient in Roundup® and Paraquat, a toxic herbicide, has shown to be associated with the odds of premature mortality from PD.

https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/12/2885/htm






The High School Where Learning to Farm Is a Graduation Requirement

The nation’s first USDA-certified organic campus integrates farm work and food production into every aspect of student life.

Olney has always had a strong farm identity, but the school’s goal is not necessarily to graduate future farmers. Graduates go on to four-year colleges, and few if any work in agriculture later. “Our goal is well-rounded citizens who are smart consumers with social awareness. The farm is a great place to absorb lessons in the complexity of sustainable systems,” Guindon points out.

https://www.ecowatch.com/ecowatch-organic-farming-high-school-2567876422.html





From Latham...from African Centre for Biodiversity

This is an alert: First time in the world??

New sneaky field trial application by Dupont/Pioneer HiBred advertised during festive season.

Pioneer Hi-Bred RSA (Pty) has today advertised in the Citizen newspaper (21st December 2018) an application for the field trial release of a genetically modified (GM) maize variety, DP-056113-9.

This variety is part of their ’Seed Production Technology for Africa’, where female hybrid parent varieties are made infertile by not producing pollen, thus eliminating the need to manually remove the tassels from female parent lines during hybrid seed production in the private seed sector. The variety includes three transgenes including one that activates the RNAi pathway. Activation of the RNAi pathway in GM crops comes with novel and additional biosafety concerns, and to date, biosafety aspects of RNAi crops are under-characterised for this controversial technology.

Of concern to the ACB, is that Information on this GM variety is completely lacking. It appears that this trial in South Africa may be the first time it has been released into the environment, anywhere in the world. Currently, we have no access to risk assessment data to be able to provide independent analysis of the potential biosafety risks of introducing this untested variety into the environment/ This raises serious concerns over potential adverse effects.

Once again, the GM industry is testing its products on the citizens and environment of South Africa, who are once again being targeted as recipients of an unproven technology that promotes the private seed industry at the cost of our local, small-holder farmers.

We will make application for the dossier and prepare an objection and share this with you. We will also be requesting an extension to file our objection since it is really unbelievable that they would advertise this application during the festive season when most South Africans are on holidays after a long and hard year…”

https://www.facebook.com/AfricanCentreforBiodiversity/





You are not gluten intolerant, you are glyphosate intolerant

Study blames Roundup herbicide for gluten intolerance and celiac disease epidemic.

The study, published in the journal Interdisciplinary Toxicology in 2013, was completely ignored by the media except for Mother Earth News and The Healthy Home Economist.

Now that glyphosate is getting the attention it deserves, being named as the culprit in a $280 million cancer lawsuit and labeled as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization and the state of California, it may be time to look at the chemical’s role in a related disease:

The symptoms of so-called “gluten intolerance” and celiac disease are shockingly similar to the symptoms in lab animals exposed to glyphosate, argue the study’s authors Anthony Samsel, an independent scientist who’s served as a consultant to the EPA on arsenic pollution and to the U.S. Coast Guard on chemical hazard response, and Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at MIT.

They point to a recent study on how glyphosate effects the digestive systems of fish. It decreased digestive enzymes and bacteria, disrupted mucosal folds, destroyed microvilli structure in the intestinal wall, and increased secretion of mucin.

“These features are highly reminiscent of celiac disease,” Samsel and Seneff write.

https://www.getholistichealth.com/78337/...KwwPQ5DBXETCRZ0





Missouri farmer charged in $140M organic grain fraud scheme

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A Missouri farmer and businessman ripped off consumers nationwide by falsely marketing more than $140 million worth of corn, soybeans and wheat as certified organic grains, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

The long-running fraud scheme outlined in court documents by prosecutors in Iowa is one of the largest uncovered in the fast-growing organic farming industry. The victims included food companies and their customers who paid higher prices because they thought they were buying grains that had been grown using environmentally sustainable practices.



To be certified organic, grains must be grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge and other substances that can be harmful to the environment. Organic farmers must go through a roughly three-year process to achieve certified status, which includes reviews by a USDA-accredited agent and on-site inspections.

Constant told customers his grain was certified organic because some of it had been grown on his farms in Missouri and Nebraska. But the charging document alleges that at least 90 percent of the grain being sold was non-organic grain that he either grew himself elsewhere or bought from other farmers.

Constant was aware that farmers he purchased from used unapproved substances, including pesticides and nitrogen, to grow their crops, the document says.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/...m=.442b4101ac88

Missouri Farmer Pleads Guilty To $140 Million Organic Grain Fraud Scheme

Constant’s punishment could be a deterrent for others considering fraudulent organics. He’s agreed to forfeit more than $128 million, and 70 pieces of farm equipment, including tractors, combines and big trucks. Constant’s also looking at as many as 20 years in prison.

http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/post/m...zp0UPPoGi6QsVlQ






Glyphosate Causes Changes to DNA Function Resulting in Chronic Disease, According to Study
(Beyond Pesticides July 18, 2016)

A review of the scientific literature links glyphosate, one of the most popular weed killers in the U.S. and the active ingredient in Roundup, to a wide range of diseases through a mechanism that modifies DNA functioning, adding a new even more troubling dimension to the herbicide’s cancer classification by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. According to the most recent review, Glyphosate pathways to modern disease V: Amino acid analogue of glycine in diverse proteins, conducted by independent scientists Anthony Samsel, Ph.D. and Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., a scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), glyphosate acts as a glycine analogue that incorporates into peptides during protein synthesis. In this process, it alters a number of proteins that depend on conserved glycine for proper function. According to the authors, glyphosate substitution for glycine correlates with several diseases, including diabetes, obesity, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and Parkinson’s disease, among others.



Stephen Frantz, Ph.D., a pathobiologist research scientist explains it like this: “When a cell is trying to form proteins, it may grab glyphosate instead of glycine to form a damaged, mis-folded protein. After that it’s medical chaos. Where glyphosate replaces glycine, the cell can no longer conduct business as usual causing unpredicted consequences with many diseases and disorders as a result.”

https://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsbl...2dX0E_SA0zmUihQ





Reposting…2017

Glyphosate pathways to modern diseases VI: Prions, amyloidoses and autoimmune
neurological diseases - Anthony Samsel1 and Stephanie Seneff 2, *

11. CONCLUSION: In this paper, we have shown that widespread misincorporation of glyphosate for glycine during protein synthesis could explain the aetiology of multiple autoimmune diseases that are currently increasing in incidence in the USA. Misincorporation is plausible by analogy with multiple known toxins produced by organisms in defence against pathogens, including Aze, BMAA, L-canavanine and glufosinate, which work in a similar manner. We have shown that proteins from foods such as milk, wheat and sugar beet, as well as peptides derived from microbes resident in the gut or nasal tract or introduced iatrogenically through vaccination, are all potential causes of autoimmune disease induced through molecular mimicry. It is highly significant that two microbes linked to MS through molecular mimicry are among the very few microbes that can fully metabolize glyphosate. Using the VAERS database, we have shown that severe adverse reactions to the MMR vaccine have increased significantly over the past decade in step with the increased use of glyphosate. Glyphosate in MMR may originate from growth of the live virus on culture materials derived from glyphosate-exposed animals and/or from gelatin used as an excipient stabilizer. We have confirmed the presence of glyphosate contamination in MMR and in many other vaccines where the live virus is
cultured in eggs, bovine protein or gelatin, or where animal products are used as an excipient component. Notably, some vaccines prepared without live culture on gelatin were free of glyphosate contamination. Substitution of glyphosate for glycine during protein synthesis could yield a peptide that resists proteolysis, making it more likely to induce an immune response. Furthermore, enzymes involved in proteolysis are likely to be disrupted due to their confirmed contamination with glyphosate. A non-exhaustive list of possible diseases that can be attributed to this mechanism include autism,
multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and neuromyelitis optica.

http://www.amsi.ge/jbpc/11717/25SA16A.pd...kNFv5nQ9JJM2bqk





The US Military Is Genetically Engineering New Life Forms To Detect Enemy Subs

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/20...vYyQRhVOXxDxhcs





Disturbing!

Legal plastic content in animal feed could harm human health, experts warn


Small bits of plastic packaging from waste food make their way into animal feed as part of the UK’s permitted recycling process

Their comments came after British farmer Andrew Rock contacted the Guardian, having noticed plastic shreds in his animal feed. Rock was told by the suppliers that this was a legal part of the recycling process that turns waste food, still packaged, into animal feed.



“I definitely hope there is more research,” said Dr Stephanie Wright, a Research Associate at King’s College London studying the impact on human health of microplastics. She pointed out that there is a risk of chemicals leaching from plastics, even very small parts. “The chemicals at microscopic level in the network that make up plastic, [that are used] to give flexibility, or flame retardent properties, they can come off very easily, they are susceptible to leaching. This is why BPA [a chemical found in food packaging] was banned from baby bottles, because it leached into the milk from the plastic.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/...6dUgtaetyzid9JQ





Ex-Cabinet secy 'regrets' over introducing GM cotton in India

"In 1990s, I introduced GM cotton in India. Twenty years later, I regret...I am responsible for suicide of thousands of cotton farmers," Subramanian said at an panel discussion at a book launch function.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/ex-cabinet-secy-regrets-over-introducing-gm-cotton-in-india/articleshow/59704515.cms?utm_source%3Dfacebook_web%26utm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_campaign%3Dsocialsharebuttons






Nontoxic Communities

Find Tools for Change, Support and More.

http://www.nontoxiccommunities.com/?fbcl...9NBibhhMZU006Uw





Dairy farming is dying: After 40 years, I'm done

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/...BBRgtlO?ocid=sf





Folic Acid and Glyphosate MAY 4, 2016 BY STEPHANIE SENEFF, PHD

The best way to maintain adequate supplies of folate and cobalamin is to eat a strictly organic diet that is rich in fresh vegetables, seafood, eggs, and grass-fed beef and liver. Particularly good sources of folate include beef liver, spinach, black-eyed peas, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, avocado, broccoli, mustard greens, green peas and kidney beans.

https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topi...LzMtvgxh51EbYxU





Finally, UN General Assembly adopts Peasant Rights declaration! Now focus is on its implementation

”This declaration is an important tool which should guarantee and realize the rights of the peasants and other working people in rural areas. We urge all states to implement the declaration in a conscientiousness and transparent manner, guaranteeing peasants and rural communities the access to and control over land, peasant’s seeds, water and other natural resources. As peasants we need the protection and the respect for our values and our role in society to achieve food sovereignty,” said Elizabeth Mpofu, a peasant farmer from Zimbabwe and La Via Campesina General Coordinator.

https://viacampesina.org/en/finally-un-g...wxeFqonxvoWFzOQ





Latham: “What's in the frack water that's irrigating food crops?”

Is Reuse of Produced Water Safe? First, Let’s Find out What’s in it.

This articles considers the risks associated with reusing produced water from oil and gas production.

Conclusion

In conclusion, while a number of impacts of produced water reuse have been identified, organic compounds used in oil and gas development are not sufficiently disclosed, identified, and quantitated in produced water. As such, there are significant data gaps in information on the physicochemical and
toxicological properties of compounds used downhole and likely present in produced water. Given this, it is clear that conditions do not currently exist to properly evaluate the risks posed by the reuse of produced water or discharge of partially treated produced water to surface water. Policies and research agendas should be promulgated that set a course to systematically assess the risks of produced water reuse to ensure that appropriate monitoring and treatment options exist prior
to a further expansion of this practice.

https://www.psehealthyenergy.org/wp-cont...PjMgkAfKCNWY-n4





It Turns Out Fracking Is A Water Hog That's Stealing Our Futures

A team of Duke University researchers are delivering a truth that’s hard to swallow — fracking is resulting in the disappearance of usable water. Will the people listen and do something in time?

https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/news/i...Sn_zFSlf5QDWOAw





Madrid to eliminate endocrine disrupting pesticides

Madrid is on its way to reduce the use of all toxic pesticides in its parks and other green areas, including those pesticides that harm our hormonal systems.

http://www.edc-free-europe.org/articles/...ting-pesticides





60 Minutes did a segment on these issues years ago. NOTHING HAS CHANGED!

These industrial farmers are growing food that poisons us and our government sends them a big fat check!

The Farm Bill Ignores the Real Troubles of U.S. Agriculture

From 1996 to 2016, the top 10 percent of the companies that received the Farm Bill’s commodity subsidies — the biggest operations in sales — accounted for 77 percent of the total. This year’s bill continues to offer enormous subsidies to large corporations rather than prioritizing the needs of struggling small farmers. Farms in the top 10 percent for crop sales received 68 percent of all crop insurance subsidies in 2014, according to the American Enterprise Institute.

Yet this year's Farm Bill exempts marketing loan gains and loan deficiency payments (generally used by farmers when, because market prices are low, they would rather store than sell their crop) from payment limitations. It also permits farmers’ children and spouses — without ever having set foot on the farm — to count as “actively engaged” in farming, thus qualifying them for $125,000 worth of subsidy payments. It also allows nephews, nieces and cousins to be “daisy chained” in to receive these payments as well.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/opini...PNtrdql4lCOcdlA





Landmark expose of the American Farm Bureau that aired on 60 Minutes on April 9, 2000.

60 Minutes: Farm Bureau (Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4iiV8e0Y6A

Watch at 2:00. A woman who has nothing to do with farming is considered a member of the farm bureau just by getting her insurance through farm bureau car insurance.

60 Minutes: Farm Bureau (Part 2)

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





GMO cotton failure in Burkina Faso: Farmers speak out

Watch what these farmers have to say about GMO cotton:

https://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/ent...l7TY9Q.facebook





Organic Consumers Association...

Demand Your Right to Know About Toxic Sewage Sludge!

. . . whatever goes into the sewer system and emerges as solids from municipal wastewater treatment plants. Sludge can be (its exact composition varies and is not knowable) any of the 80,000 synthetic chemicals used by industry; new chemicals created from combining two or more of those 80,000; bacteria and viruses; hospital waste; runoff from roads; pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter drugs; detergents and chemicals that are put down drains in residences; and, of course, urine and feces flushed down toilets.

This toxic stew is sold to farmers who use it to fertilize food crops—a fact most consumers don’t know, because food producers and retailers aren’t required to tell you.

TAKE ACTION: Ask your Member of Congress to cosponsor the Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act

https://advocacy.organicconsumers.org/page/8463/action/1

Factory Farmed Salmon Full of Disease and Hazardous Chemicals

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/fa...chemicals#close

How France and Germany Are Ousting Glyphosate In A Search For Healthy Soils and Pesticide-Free Crops

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/h...ide-free-crops/

Is That Fish the Fish You Think It Is? Investigation Finds Widespread Mislabeling at the Seafood Counter

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/fi...seafood-counter





GMO FREE USA OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE

https://www.bonfire.com/store/gmo-free-usa/





Toxic herbicide found in many Texans’ drinking water

In their analysis, EWG compared 2017 federal testing data collected at utilities in seven states, including Texas, with atrazine levels reported to state authorities over the same period. For 70 percent of utilities analyzed, the EWG found that tests were conducted outside periods of the atrazine spikes or that reported levels were below what EPA tests found.

Olga Naidenko, an EWG senior science advisor, said many water utilities stay in compliance withdrinking water regulations by avoiding testing during seasonal spikes of atrazine.

“The utility, by playing the dates game, may not pick up the spike,” said Naidenko, one of the report’s authors. “By testing before or after the spike, they are effectively missing the spike or reporting very low levels.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/toxic-h...bDsUoV8_i8aSwtM





Our government slips fake gmo bill in before the holidays…

Please sign the petition.

DEMAND FOOD COMPANIES PROVIDE REAL GMO TRANSPARENCY

To the White House, USDA, and US food companies

We thoroughly reject the USDA’s fake GMO labeling policy as a blatant attempt to help food companies hide the GMO content from concerned consumers.

We demand that the government craft a new policy that provides real transparency.

We also demand that food companies voluntarily provide that transparency, and most certainly not use the fake labeling policy to hide GMO content or make it difficult to verify.

The USDA policy is a travesty.

Most GMO products would not be labeled

Oil made from 100% GMO soy or corn, for example, sugar from 100% GMO sugar beets, and corn syrup from 100% GMO corn would all go unlabeled! Unlike the European labeling standard, the USDA requires that GMO tests can detect GMOs in the final product. This excludes the vast majority of refined derivatives of GMO foods. Consumers have consistently rejected such a loophole.

The rule excludes GMOs made from new methods such as gene editing. This is completely unacceptable.

Milk, meat, and eggs from animals fed GMOs would not be labeled.

http://action.responsibletechnology.org/...QjL1koOwwTwKZ78

https://www.facebook.com/responsibletechnology/videos/2299470403614032/UzpfSTE0MTI3MjgzNTE6Vks6MTA2NDk3NzA2NzAwNzQ5MQ/?multi_permalinks=1067523380086193%2C1067466800091851&notif_id=1545845261693803&notif_t=group_activity







At this time of year many organizations are asking you to donate. Here is my list of organizations, that I’ve followed for over five years that I feel are deserving of our donations. These organizations taught me about how our food was changed and have been instrumental in driving change by food manufacturers and government.



Moms Across America
https://www.momsacrossamerica.com/donate

Institute of Responsible Technology (Jeffrey Smith)
https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6236/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=3143


Anthony Samsel Food Safety Research
https://www.gofundme.com/xrp4h9g

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Children’s Defense Fund (World Mercury Project)

CHD is planning many strategies, including legal, in an effort to defend the health of our children and obtain justice for those already injured. Your support is essential to CHD’s successful mission.

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/about-us/donate/

Organic Consumers Association
https://donate.organicconsumers.org/page/8170/donate/1

GMO Free USA
https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51225/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=8518





Wireless technology - 5G

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UlVOMLU...amp;app=desktop





What is GMO?




Genetic Roulette The Gamble of Our Lives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sUNxX0OxP8&t=1s





Secret Ingredients


The secret ingredients in our food may be a lead driver of our obesity, infertility, cancer, digestive problems, autism, brain fog, skin conditions, gluten sensitivity, allergies, fatigue, anxiety, and many other conditions. Meet more than a dozen people whose turned around serious health conditions after adopting a diet that avoids genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food sprayed with toxic herbicides like Roundup. Learn from leading physicians who say that these are not coincidences. They see illness and recovery like this every day in their practice. And listen to the scientists who explain why.


https://secretingredientsmovie.com/
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