Glyphosate Causes Serious Multi-Generational Health Damage to Rats – New WSU Research

Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most used weed killer. In the first study of its kind, the researchers saw descendants of exposed rats developing prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities.

But writing in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers say they saw “dramatic increases” in several pathologies affecting the second and third generations. The second generation had “significant increases” in testis, ovary and mammary gland diseases, as well as obesity. In third-generation males, the researchers saw a 30 percent increase in prostate disease – three times that of a control population. The third generation of females had a 40 percent increase in kidney disease, or four times that of the controls.

More than one-third of the second-generation mothers had unsuccessful pregnancies, with most of those affected dying. Two out of five males and females in the third generation were obese.

Skinner and his colleagues call this phenomenon “generational toxicology” and they’ve seen it over the years in fungicides, pesticides, jet fuel, the plastics compound bisphenol A, the insect repellent DEET and the herbicide atrazine. At work are epigenetic changes that turn genes on and off, often because of environmental influences.

“The ability of glyphosate and other environmental toxicants to impact our future generations needs to be considered,” they write, “and is potentially as important as the direct exposure toxicology done today for risk assessment.”

Tulsi Gabbard - Democratic Presidential Candidate

GMO Free NY: “Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has doubled down on her calls for popular Bayer-Monsanto herbicide Roundup to be banned after a federal jury dealt a major blow to the agrichemical giant, asserting that Roundup played a substantial role in causing a California man's cancer. "I’ve said it before, I’ll keep saying it: Ban Roundup!" Gabbard said in a tweet on Friday. "It’s long past time we stopped relying on corrupt corporations with a profit incentive to fund science telling us their chemicals are 'safe.' Victims shouldn’t have to go to trial to get the truth."

Every presidential candidate should make a pledge to ban Roundup and glyphosate-based herbicides, as well as all other toxic synthetic pesticides, and pledge to put the People's health and well-being over the profits of polluting corporations such as Bayer-Monsanto.”


Los Angeles County Bans Use of Roundup Weed Killer

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week ordered a moratorium on Monstano’s Roundup weed killer, citing a need for more research into its health effects.

Seneff: “Another good read on Glyphosate Girl's web site detailing the latest in the third trial on glyphosate and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.”

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY by Glyphosate Girl (AOJ today)

Mike puts up pictures of her wedding and family events and then transitions to asking about how and where Alberta sprayed Roundup around their home in Livermore, as well as at three other properties. He asks how many gallons she sprayed per week at each property, taking notes on a marker board for the jury to see how it adds up to hundreds of gallons. Alberta did this spraying in shorts, a tee shirt and flip flops – no gloves or dust mask.

Mike asks Alberta if she saw these ads and relied on them as demonstrations of how to safely apply Roundup to weeds. She did. We are shown a 2002 Monsanto document in which the company was apparently weighing whether or not to recommend personal protective equipment (PPE) on the RU label, which it never did, of course.

Meanwhile a juror is trying to get the clerk’s attention—he has written a question on a slip of paper. Brent asks Alva if the label warns that RU could be carcinogenic. No. Without missing a beat, Brent asks if he ever saw a warning that safety data was based on fraudulent studies. Did I hear that right? This is classic Brent Wisner. And then, as if Monsanto counsel was not already about to blow their head gaskets, Brent brings out a new improved model RU wand sprayer that has a little cup on the end. Is the cup to contain the spray for safety reasons???

Alva’s penultimate story is about his search for the common denominator between him and Alberta. “Why did we both get the same disease?” After testing for radioactivity and lead paint in the house, he eventually discovers information on the internet about RU being linked to NHL. And finally, he tells us that his dog died “a year after spraying the stuff,” and apologizes for crying in court. You get a pass on that Alva, you must feel like Monsanto nearly killed your wife, and they did kill your dog.

Smith evenhandedly placates the Big Guy by instructing our jurors to ignore the 2019 model wand, and that they have no reason to be concerned about the RU bottle, it contains only water. Let’s break that last one down: Monsanto has managed to get the judge her-honorable-self to imply that a bottle that did contain RU would be of concern. Nice shooting boys, you shot yourselves in all of your feet! (Or maybe should I say: Well done Brent!)

The cross reveals that Dr. Rubenstein has an opinion about blood cancers and pesticides. He is asked how he became interested in this topic and explains that it was “obvious” from his experience treating cancer “on the wards.” Well, if Monsanto counsel had any bullets left, I would say they just shot themselves in the foot yet again. It’s been that kind of day.

Court orders EPA to make final decision on banning controversial pesticide

Chlorpyrifos is an agricultural chemical commonly used on apple, orange, strawberry, corn and wheat crops. It was first developed in World War II for use in chemical warfare. The chemical’s use on foods has had a long, embattled history in the U.S. Many scientific studies have shown that the insecticide is linked to alterations in brain structure and cognition, and that children are especially susceptible.

Last year, the appellate court ordered the EPA to remove chlorpyrifos from use within 60 days of an August ruling, ending what would have been a decade long fight by health advocates to ban the substance.

However, the Trump administration promptly appealed that ruling, and the court agreed to rehear the case.

Today’s ruling will force EPA to make a final decision on the chemical. Critics have accused the agency of dragging its heels.

In 2001, EPA barred the use of the chemical for residential use, but the Trump administration has resisted outright banning it. Under former President Obama, the agency proposed a formal ban on the wide use of chlorpyrifos, but the Trump EPA in 2017, lead by then-Administrator Scott Pruitt, reversed the order.

“We are reviewing the court’s order and will be taking final action on the administrative objections before the agency within 90 days," EPA spokesman James Hewitt told The Hill.

“While we are moving forward, the tragedy is that children are being exposed to chlorpyrifos, a pesticide science has long shown is unsafe," Goldman added. "We hope Trump’s EPA finally decides to protect the future of countless children and the health of millions of farmworkers.”

The court’s ruling comes a day after presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill to restrict schools from purchasing or serving any food that contains any amount of detectable chlorpyrifos.

“As a mother of two young sons, it’s alarming that the food in school meals could contain even a trace of a chemical that could harm students’ development and ability to learn,” Gillibrand, who sits on the Senate Agriculture Committee, said in a statement.

Latham: “"It is becoming increasingly apparent that C. auris’s resistance, and that of many other fungi species, is traceable to industrial agriculture’s mass application of fungicides. These chemicals approximate the molecular structures of antifungal drugs."

A Lethal Industrial Farm Fungus Is Spreading Among Us

Cornucopia’s Investigative Findings on Import Fraud Confirmed

Last year, Cornucopia publicized the identity of multi-billion dollar agribusinesses and their affiliates, located in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, which have been connected to grain imports of questionable organic status.

The article from Organic-Market, below, credits Cornucopia with uncovering organic grain fraud and chronicles the ongoing problems related to imports originating from high-risk regions.

Cornucopia has contended that imports from these countries cannot be trusted without verification. We have again called for the USDA to enhance oversight of imports presented for entry at U.S. ports and border crossings.


EU commission withdraws licence of international organic certifier

The EU commissions has withdrawn the organic certification licence for five countries from the international certification body Control Union, as its bad performance facilitated organic fraud.

When organic food produce is imported in the EU from third party countries, a control body or authority must control and confirm the conformity of the product with the EU-Organic-Regulation. The control authorities have to be recognised by the EU commission; currently there are 57 certification bodies approved by the commission, including several that are operating in over 100 countries worldwide. The EU commission has now withdrawn the approval for Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Control Union Certification (CUC), one of the largest of these international control authorities.

State public records laws help uncover wrongdoing at public universities

At California’s public universities, the California Public Records Act is central to efforts to unearthing research misconduct and fraud, sexual harassment, financial improprieties and misallocation of funds, government waste, corporate influence in research process, the commercialization of the university, the influence of wealthy donors, and administrative cover-ups of all of the above. If enacted, AB700 will shield such scandals from exposure and accountability, and invite more.

Since 2015, an investigation by U.S. Right to Know has uncovered many more examples of how the food and chemical industries rely on publicly-funded academics and universities for their lobby operations and PR campaigns. Documents we obtained from publicly funded academics, using state public records laws, provided the basis for, or the trail to, all of the following stories:

The public deserves the right to know what our public universities and their researchers are doing with our tax dollars, and that right properly extends to inspecting the work of our taxpayer-paid employees, including those who work at public universities.

“Organic” Hydroponic Operations Allowed to Spray Glyphosate on the Soil

With No Soil to Certify, They Can Contaminate the Earth and Sell Faux-ganic Produce to Unsuspecting Consumers

Read the emails, texts that show EPA efforts to slow ATSDR glyphosate review

Portland’s ban on synthetic pesticides goes into effect

Private property owners can use only organic treatments for gardens and lawns.

40 Different Studies that Confirm GMO Foods are Destroying Your Health

Seralini’s study showed how the previously 90 day studies are misleading as 90 days is not long enough to test for long term effects like organ damage, cancer, and premature death. The first tumors appeared in the rats after four months.

This study was able to distinguish the effects of GM food from GM food grown with allotted pesticides.

The results provide strong evidence supporting the claim that genetically modified food, especially genetically modified food grown with Roundup, is highly toxic and unfit for animal or human consumption.

The Overwhelming Evidence

The following studies were compiled by GMO Free USA and proves the detrimental effects of GMOs.;utm_term=ahw

Organic Farming Curbs the Spread of Foodborne Pathogens, According to Study

Beyond Pesticides holds the position that these patterns carry a lesson. Insects and microbes that act to control crop pests and fertilize the soil reduce the need for pesticide and chemical fertilizer use. Reliance on chemical controls creates a vicious treadmill: pesticide use kills natural agents of pest control, thus creating a demand for more pesticide use, which kills more of the beneficial organisms, and so on.


New York Bees Need Your Help to Survive

Honey bees are the canary in the coalmine — and they’re dying in droves across the globe.

Beekeepers have reported losing over 40% of their honeybee colonies between April 2017 and April 2018. And study after study connects these deaths to a dangerous class of pesticides — neonics, the most heavily used insecticides in the U.S.

Send a message to New York lawmakers telling them to take action on neonics to protect our pollinators and the food systems they sustain.


What is GMO?

Genetic Roulette The Gamble of Our Lives

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.

Moms Across America - Communities Rising

Across the country, citizens are taking action to protect their families from GMOs and toxic chemicals. Watch and share this moving and inspiring story.

Pollinator-Friendly Plants for Northeast United States
Arty turns 11 this summer.