I have put together a collection of articles that should be extremely concerning to everyone. We all need to spread the word on how this poison will affect every living thing on the planet.
The people whom we have entrusted to protect us have failed to do their duty and should be held accountable for this failure.
Maybe you’ve heard it in the news recently – glyphosate has been in a number of legal cases worldwide and there’s no sign of this trend slowing down. This is good news, since glyphosate (also known as Roundup) is herbicide that has infiltrated every aspect of our water and food systems and is wreaking havoc on human health.
The producer of glyphosate – the corporate giant Monsanto – has been in denial of the harmful effects of their key product on human health for decades. There was even a point in time where marketing taglines used for Roundup included misleading and downright false claims, including that is was:
- Safer than table salt
- Practically non-toxic
- Stayed where you put it
Fortunately, in 1996 the New York attorney general sued Monsanto and forced them to stop using such dangerous claims.
But this isn’t enough.
More and more research is indicating that glyphosate is carcinogenic, an endocrine disruptor, harmful to the gut microbiome, and that it damages DNA in human embryonic, placental, and umbilical cord cells. Glyphosate levels are also associated with autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In animal studies, glyphosate has been linked to birth defects and reproductive issues. This growing body of research is seriously concerning.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Recently, California has been trying to label Roundup as carcinogenic, but has been blocked by a Judge.
Currently, there is an open case where a man from California is suing Monsanto for causing his cancer. Not only will DeWayne Johnson be the first man to take Monsanto to court for causing his cancer, the Judge recently issued an game-changing order to the jurors. This order states that they should not only consider if Monsanto’s Roundup caused Mr. Johnson’s cancer, but if Monsanto has been hiding the risks of its product.
This is a case worth paying attention to because it could shift the winds against Monsanto.
Glyphosate is Now Everywhere
One of the major reasons glyphosate has become such a problem is that it is water soluble. In nature, most toxins are fat soluble – this is arguably nature’s way of protecting us. Fat soluble substances need fat to move, and there is far less fat in the world than water. On the other hand, water soluble substances move through anything with water:
- Drinking water
- Water in your body
Water is everywhere – and with it comes water soluble glyphosate. Glyphosate is now found in all types of water sources. Yes, now you can even breathe in Roundup.
In a recent study, glyphosate was found in tea products and urine of those sampled – levels were especially high those who recently consumed tea. Of the different food and beverage products examined, this study found glyphosate to be highest in tea, coffee powder, and honey.
5 Ways to Reduce Glyphosate Exposure…….
A San Francisco Jury awarded $289-million in damages to a former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, who said Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller gave him terminal cancer. Mr. Johnson applied the pesticide up to 30 times per year, and now suffers from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. As much as 80% of his body is covered with lesions. Monsanto says it will appeal the verdict. Monsanto is a subsidiary of Germany’s Bayer AG, which bought the agrochemical company in June for $66-billion.
Johnson’s case was the first to be heard, with 2,000 similar cases pending in Missouri, Delaware, and California courts. There are hundreds of more cases waiting to be heard in federal court pending a ruling to determine if there is sufficient evidence for a jury to hear the cases.
CBS: Victory! Monsanto verdict upheld, Bayer stock crashes. Analysts Estimate $800B in future losses
Oct 23, 2018
On Monday, more Monsanto dominos fell when San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos denied Big Ag/Pharma giant Monsanto’s request for a new trial and instead upheld the jury’s verdict that found their weed killer caused a groundskeeper’s cancer. (She also slashed the amount of money to be paid from $289 million to $78 million…unless DeWayne Johnson wants to demand a new trial.)
But that isn’t the only good news! Bayer shares dropped as well:
“Shares of chemical giant Bayer, the parent of Monsanto, dropped 11 percent on Tuesday in European trading, as investors had been hoping the judge would order a new trial or reduce the award by an even greater amount, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Everybody loves a good David and Goliath story. Few things provide as much satisfaction as watching the little guy take on a gigantic, evil corporation and win. Of course, watching a little “David” take out not just one but two evil giants with one stone is even more satisfying.
That is exactly what happened when a California jury found that exposure to Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer product had caused groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson to develop an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The jury also found that Monsanto was fully aware of the product’s dangers but did all it could to hide the risks from the public. The judgement demanded that punitive damages in the amount of $289.2 million be paid to Mr. Johnson as compensation.
Of course, Monsanto’s legal team immediately appealed the verdict, but San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos upheld the decision, though she did reduce the amount payable to $78.5 million.
And just like that not one, but two Goliaths were struck down, because just months before the verdict was delivered, German chemical giant Bayer entered into a merger with Monsanto at the eye-watering cost of $66 billion.
Though the $78.5 million settlement might seem like chump change to these gigantic corporations, this court case represents just the tip of the iceberg, because another 8,700 plaintiffs who claim their health was damaged by Roundup are waiting in the wings with a massive class action lawsuit.
Bayer stocks plummet 10 percent after Johnson verdict…….
Monsanto / Bayer hit with another jury decision that confirms Roundup (glyphosate) caused man’s cancer… 9,000 more lawsuits are pending, could bankrupt Bayer
A California jury ruled Monday that Monsanto must pay a record $2 billion in damages to a couple that was diagnosed with cancer after using the company’s weedkiller Roundup.
“We were finally allowed to show a jury the mountain of evidence showing Monsanto’s manipulation of science, the media, and regulatory agencies to forward their own agenda despite Roundup’s severe harm to the animal kingdom and humankind,” said Michael Miller, an attorney for Alva and Alberta Pilliod.
“We’ve been fighting cancer for nine years. It was caused by Roundup. We can’t do the things we used to do and we really resent Monsanto for that,” Alberta Pilliod said at a press conference following the verdict…….
DAMAGING DAMAGES. What started as a $289 million fine just had an even bigger financial effect on pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer. It’s now down $14 billion.
On Friday, a state court in San Francisco, California, ruled that Monsanto — an agritech company Bayer acquired in June — owed California school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson $289 million in damages. The reason: the company’s weedkillers Roundup and Ranger Pro gave him terminal cancer and weren’t adequately labeled to detail those risks.
Monsanto announced plans to appeal the court’s decision, but that couldn’t stop Bayer’s shares from plunging 12 percent on Monday, the equivalent of roughly $14 billion in value.
BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH? For years, health- and environmentally-focused agencies have debated whether or not glyphosate, the key chemical in both Roundup and Ranger Pro, actually causes cancer. In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency within the World Health Organization (WHO), determined it is “probably carcinogenic in humans.”
However, in December 2017, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analysis of numerous studies led to the conclusion that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans — the data suggested the relationship wasn’t there (of course, the $120 million Monsanto and Bayer spent on U.S. government lobbying in the decade prior to that decision could have had some influence on it).
BAD FOR THE BOTTOM LINE. Carcinogenic or not, Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing products are still widely available, and that might not be in Bayer’s best interest if it loses its appeal of the California case. Johnson’s lawsuit is one of about 5,000 like it, and they could just keep coming as long as Monsanto’s glyphosate products are on the market.
If each of those existing lawsuits returns the same verdict as Johnson’s, Bayer could owe a whopping $1.45 trillion in damages — more than enough to bankrupt a company with a market cap around $104 billion.
But if just a single ruling in favor of the plaintiff was enough to cut Bayer’s value by 12 percent, Bayer may not need 5,000 verdicts to see some pretty substantial damage. Similar effects in the stock market from any future verdicts might mean that Bayer seriously regrets acquiring Monsanto — assuming it survives the aftermath.
READ MORE: Roundup Cancer Verdict Sends Bayer Shares Sliding [Reuters]
The media has turned against Monsanto, and Bayer is now facing a “snowball effect” of new lawsuits from victims of Roundup (glyphosate) exposure
With the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer, a German corporation linked to the Third Reich and the chemical murder of Jews during the Holocaust, the U.S. media has now turned against Monsanto.
The $2 billion jury award against Monsanto that was just handed down by a California jury has been widely reported by the very same media that, for years, blacklisted any criticism of Monsanto, GMOs or glyphosate herbicide.
They did that because Monsanto ran a “black ops” division that bribed and threatened journalists across the country while keeping a “hit list” of which journalists to pay off or threaten with violence. Bayer has now become aware of this “black ops” division of Monsanto and has publicly apologized for its operation. In a public apology message posted on its website, Bayer also says it has shut down the operation and cut ties with the black ops service providers, which we know included actual corporate-funded “death squads” that targeted journalists, lawmakers and regulators. (Bayer does not admit the existence of death squads and may not have known about their existence when it acquired Monsanto, as it’s almost certain that Monsanto principals committed due diligence fraud and misrepresentation during Bayer’s acquisition investigations.)
With the black ops division shut down, U.S. journalists are no longer threatened with being killed by Monsanto for running news that’s critical of the corporation. This is one reason why negative news about the Roundup / glyphosate court cases is receiving so much coverage now. (Read MonsantoMafia.com for more news about the criminal activities of Monsanto that were carried out before the Bayer acquisition.)
“Snowball effect” of media coverage will accelerate the wave of lawsuits against Bayer…….
Seems to me the court cases above say it all.
“Money makes the world go round and people/science can be bought”
EPA attacks California decision to require warning label
The EPA’s denial of experimental findings linking glyphosate to cancer is irresponsible in the extreme.
As the science journalist Michael Balter pointed out, “The irony of the EPA’s attack on California’s determination that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen is that many of the agency’s own research scientists and members of its external peer review board on the herbicide also think there is evidence for that conclusion.”
US eliminates cancer warning labels from the controversial glyphosate weed killer
US Environmental Protection Agency has said it will no longer approve warning labels that claim the controversial herbicide glyphosate causes cancer, calling the statement “false and misleading.”
The ruling, is a boost to US agriculture giant Monsanto and its German parent company Bayer, which has been battered by a wave of lawsuits over its flagship weed killer sold under the trade name Roundup.
California decided in 2017 that the pesticides must carry labeling to reflect the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer finding two years earlier that is was “probably carcinogenic.”
But in a letter to businesses, the EPA cited its own evaluation from 2017 that it said contained a more extensive dataset.
“It is irresponsible to require labels on products that are inaccurate when EPA knows the product does not pose a cancer risk. We will not allow California’s flawed program to dictate federal policy,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in a statement…
Monsanto, the agrochemical company that’s attained notoriety for its agricultural pesticides and genetically modified organisms, reportedly worked overtime to discredit investigative journalists criticizing the company — and even paid the search giant Google to suppress the findings.
Carey Gillam, a journalist with Reuters, was reporting on the health effects of Monsanto’s products a few years back. As part of a massive damage-control campaign, the company worked to discredit her work as much as possible, according to an investigation by The Guardian. Perhaps most troubling: the company reportedly paid Google to promote search results that questioned Gillam’s findings — a disturbing look into how readily the flow of online information can be manipulated.
As Gillam prepared to publish her 2017 book, “Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science,” Monsanto went into overdrive, The Guardian reports. The company assembled a spreadsheet of 23 specific steps it would take to downplay Gillam’s key finding while promoting content claiming its chemicals were actually safe.
The spreadsheet shows how Monsanto planned to launch a new website full of their talking points and pay to make sure it popped up when people googled Gillam’s name.
“I’ve always known that Monsanto didn’t like my work… and worked to pressure editors and silence me,” Gillam told the Guardian. “But I never imagined a multi-billion dollar company would actually spend so much time and energy and personnel on me. It’s astonishing.”
READ MORE: Revealed: how Monsanto’s ‘intelligence center’ targeted journalists and activists [The Guardian]
If GMO’s are not bad for you, why are they so opposed to labeling it?
Internal emails from the FDA show that their chemist, Richard Thompson, found glyphosate weed killer, a “probable carcinogen”, in every food sample that he tested, except broccoli. Separately, another FDA chemist, Narong Chamkasem, found that corn contained 6.5 ppm glyphosate, while the legal limit is 5 ppm. Instead of reporting this to the EPA, an FDA supervisor made an excuse that it was not an “official sample.” A trial is set for June 18 in San Francisco pitting more than 300 farmers, landscapers and gardeners against Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, claiming that exposure to glyphosate in the product caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
US government scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in hundreds of widely used herbicide products, for two years, but has not yet released any official results.
But the internal documents obtained by the Guardian show the FDA has had trouble finding any food that does not carry traces of the pesticide.
Glyphosate residues have been found in tap water, orange juice, children’s urine, breast milk, chips, snacks, beer, wine, cereals, eggs, oatmeal, wheat products, and most conventional foods tested. It’s everywhere, in brief.
A new independent study shows that those with highest exposure to glyphosate have a 41% increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) cancer. A meta-analysis of six studies containing nearly 65,000 participants looked at links between glyphosate-based herbicides and immune-suppression, endocrine disruption and genetic alterations. The authors found “the same key finding: exposure to GBHs (glyphosate-based herbicides) are associated with an increased risk of NHL (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma).” Further, they stated that glyphosate “alters the gut microbiome,” and that that could “impact the immune system, promote chronic inflammation, and contribute to the susceptibility of invading pathogens.” Glyphosate also ”may act as an endocrine disrupting chemical because it has been found recently to alter sex hormone production” in both male and female rats.
In a long-term animal study by French scientists under Gilles Eric Seralini, Michael Antoniou and associates, it was demonstrated that even ultra-low levels of glyphosate herbicides cause non-alcoholic liver disease. The levels the rats were exposed to, per kg of body weight, were far lower than what is allowed in our food supply. According to the Mayo Clinic, today, after four decades or more pervasive use of glyphosate pesticides, 100 million, or 1 out of 3 Americans now have liver disease. These diagnoses are in some as young as 8 years old.
But glyphosate is not only having alarming effects on human health. Soil scientists are beginning to realize the residues of glyphosate application are also having a possibly dramatic effect on soil health and nutrition, effects that can take years to restore.
Killing Soils too…….
A global threat? A slight nuisance? Whatever you decide to call it, the U.S. government gave Monsanto a patent for the main ingredient in toxic RoundUp, glyphosate, in 2010. It has been killing a wide range of pathogenic organisms (including the healthy bacteria we need to fight super bugs) even since it first came into use in 1974.
So why would the company seek a patent for an herbicide to be used as an antibiotic? All the more important to ask is, why is this toxic ingredient allowed to be used when it has been proven again and again to allow toxic bacteria like clostridium to flourish?
In 2013, the Chief Medical Officer for England, Dame ally Davies, announced that antibiotic-resistant diseases posed an ‘apocalyptic’ threat to the world. The CDC has even admitted (finally) that the age of antibiotics must come to an end as antibiotic-resistant bacteria begin to reign supreme over conventional treatments. Has Monsanto purposefully created a healthy bacteria killer?
Dr. Don Huber, a preeminent GMO expert, has said:
“Despite what the media and so-called “experts” proclaim, there are NO peer-reviewed scientific papers establishing the safety of GMO crops.”
To be honest, not a single person has been able to establish that genetically engineered proteins (i.e. the foreign proteins produced by the genetically modified plant), or the chemicals we’re consuming in ever-growing quantities as a result of the genetic engineering process are safe. In fact, the facts point quite clearly in the opposite direction.
Dr. Huber also explains that though glyphosate is an herbicide, it was first patented as a mineral chelator. It mobilizes nutrients so that your body cannot absorb them. Since glyphosate was also patented as an antibiotic, it does double damage. He says:
“When you take the good bacteria out, then the bad bacteria fill that void, because there aren’t any voids in nature. We have all of these gut-related problems, whether it’s autism, leaky gut, C. difficile diarrhea, gluten intolerance, or any of the other problems. All of these diseases are an expression of disruption of that intestinal microflora that keeps you healthy.”
So glyphosate, which has been patented as both a mineral chelator and an antibiotic, both of which have tremendous implications, is being used willy nilly all over the world. All the while, the agencies which are supposed to protect public health continue to look the other way.
Nothing incites anger and fear in us quite like the thought that we are being slowly poisoned by toxins in our food and water. From endocrine disrupting chemicals in everyday household products to lead in drinking water, it seems that we are increasingly at risk of developing diseases by things that we often have no control over.
And glyphosate is no exception.
The reports of harmful effects of glyphosate are exploding — within the medical and scientific community as well as the general public. At a time when bee populations are already declining, a recent study reported that glyphosate perturbs gut bacteria of bees, making them susceptible to infection.1
But how exactly does this highly controversial chemical affect humans? Glyphosate toxicity is a topic I’ve written about numerous times. This time we’ll talk specifically about the various ways glyphosate exposure could lead to devastating health consequences, one of which includes pretending to be glycine, an amino acid that is crucial for protein synthesis.
Samsel and Seneff published five commentaries on the potential pathways by which glyphosate could lead to pathology. In their research, Samsel and Seneff report that the main toxic effects of glyphosate are as follows:
- Interference with function of cytochrome (CYP) P450 family of enzymes
- Chelation of important minerals (iron, cobalt, manganese, etc.)
- Interference with synthesis of methionine (which supplies sulfur), leading to shortages of critical neurotransmitters and folate
- Disruption of sulfate synthesis and sulfate transport
- Substitution of glycine for glyphosate during protein synthesis
Let’s take a brief look at a few of these hypotheses. ……..
The truth of the old adage that “you are what you eat” is becoming increasingly clear, the more we learn about the microbiome—the colonies of microbes living in your gut, and indeed all over your body.
It is well established that your gut is your second brain providing more input to your brain than the brain provides to it. This is why your gut health is largely reflected in your gut bacteria, including your mental health and emotional well-being.
Your microbiome is essentially a historical accumulative composition of where you’ve been, who your parents are, who you spend intimate time with, what you eat, how you live, whether or not you’re interacting with the earth (gardening, for example), and much more.
As noted by Pat Schloss (a microbiologist with The Human Microbiome Project) in the video above, your microbiome is much like a fingerprint—it’s unique to you. Researcher Jeroen Raes has also suggested we might belong to one of a few “microflora types,” which are similar to blood types.
Your gut microbiome activity influences your immune responses, nervous system functioning, and plays a role in the development of any number of diseases, including obesity, cancer, and multiple sclerosis, just to name a few that I’ll address in this article.
The bacteria in your body outnumber your cells by 100 to 1, and different bacteria have different nutritional needs.
You’re not only surrounded by bacteria in your environment; in a very real way, you are them. Your body is in fact a complex ecosystem made up of more than 100 trillion microbes that must be properly balanced and cared for if you are to be healthy. Pamela Weintraub skillfully describes the symbiotic relationship between humans and microorganisms in her June 2013 article in Experience Life magazine.17 This system of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa living on your skin and in your mouth, nose, throat, lungs, gut, and urogenital tract, is unique to you.
It varies from person to person based on factors such as diet, lifestyle, health history, geographic location, and even ancestry. Your microbiome is one of the most complex ecosystems on the planet as for every bacteria you have, there are 10 bacteriophages or viruses. So not only do you have 100 trillion bacteria, you have one quadrillion bacteriophages.
All of these organisms perform a multitude of functions in key biological systems, from supplying critical vitamins to fighting pathogens, modulating weight and metabolism, and much more, and when your microbiome falls out of balance, you can become ill. Your microbiome also helps control how your genes express themselves. So by optimizing your native flora, you are actually controlling your genes! All of this is great news, because while your microbiome may control your health, you can control which bacteria have the upper hand—health-promoting ones, or disease-causing ones—through your diet and lifestyle.
- The quality, quantity and composition of the bacteria in your gut have enormous influence on your brain and overall health. Your gut plays a key role in your mental health, stress and neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s
- Nearly 100 trillion bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms compose your gut microbiome, and advancing science has made it clear that these organisms play a major role in your mental and physical health
- The human gut has 200 million neurons — the equivalent of a cat’s or dog’s brain — and produces 95 percent of your body’s serotonin, a brain chemical associated with emotional well-being
- Research suggests Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and travel to the brain via the vagus nerve. Chemicals produced by certain gut bacteria also worsen the accumulation of proteins in the brain associated with the disease
- Your immune system is educated based on the information received from your gut bacteria. Exposure to a wide variety of bacteria helps your immune system stay alert and optimizes its function
Nearly 100 trillion bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms compose your gut microbiome, and advancing science has made it quite clear that these organisms play a major role in your health, both mental and physical. Your body is in fact composed of more bacteria and other microorganisms than actual cells, and you have more bacterial DNA than human DNA.
Glyphosate has been getting a lot of attention for its connection to cancer, but that’s far from the only health concern related to the weed killer. There is a long – and growing – list of dangers, but one of the biggest ones that doesn’t get a lot of attention is the fact that it’s an endocrine disruptor.
In fact, the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup can cause damage to the endocrine system at levels that are legally permitted in water. This is according to a study carried out in Australia by researchers at Flinders University, who found that Roundup killed the cells that produce progesterone in women, causing their levels to drop. This is bad news when you consider that Roundup is the most popular herbicide in the U.S., where 250 million pounds of it are used each year.
Moreover, they found that Roundup is more toxic than glyphosate alone, likely due to the synergistic effect of its other ingredients making glyphosate’s effects worse.
Although the researchers in that study drew attention to the high levels in drinking water, it’s important to keep in mind that water isn’t most people’s only source of exposure. Glyphosate residues have been found in many of the foods sold in grocery stores, especially cereals and oat-based snacks.
It is also found on 90 percent of soybeans and corn. In some cases, it’s making its way into our food because it’s used on oats, lentils, wheat, barley and other crops prior to harvest to help dry them out faster.
What else is glyphosate doing to us?
We’ve already established that glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor, and its connection to cancers like non-Hodgkin lymphoma has been getting a lot of attention lately as sufferers win multi-million-dollar lawsuits against Roundup maker Monsanto. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has declared it a probable carcinogen to humans.
It has also been linked to birth defects, reproductive problems and liver disease, and it has been shown to have the potential to and harm the DNA of human umbilical cord, placental and embryonic cells. In one study, more than 90 percent of the women tested had detectable levels of glyphosate in their urine, and their levels were significantly correlated with having shorter lengths of pregnancy.
Meanwhile, an Argentinean study found……
The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit against 31 brands of wines for high levels of inorganic arsenic. In 2016, beer testing in Germany also revealed residues of glyphosate in every single sample tested, even independent beers.
Moms Across America released test results of 12 California wines that were all found to be positive for glyphosate in 2016. We tested further and released new findings last week of glyphosate in all of the most popular brands of wines in the world, the majority of which are from the U.S. and in batch test results in American beer.
What do these events all have in common? Monsanto‘s Roundup
French molecular biologist Gilles-Éric Séralini released shocking findings in January of 2018 that of all the Roundup products they tested, over a dozen had high levels of arsenic—over five times the allowable limit along with dangerous levels of heavy metals.
Roundup is commonly sprayed in vineyards to keep the rows looking tidy and free of so-called weeds and on grain crops (used in beer) as a drying agent just before harvest. Glyphosate herbicides do not dry, wash or cook off and they have been proven to be neurotoxic, carcinogenic, endocrine disruptors and a cause of liver disease at very low levels……
…….“I haven’t used Roundup since 1977,” said Phil Coturri, the Sonoma vineyard manager who was recognized by the Golden Gate Salmon Association earlier this year for his environmentally sound viticulture. “You can’t constantly use a product and think that it’s not going to have an effect. Glyphosate is something that’s made to kill.”
More than 1,000 plaintiffs, most of them farmers, have filed lawsuits against Monsanto, a leading manufacturer of glyphosate, for Roundup exposure leading to non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
So how does glyphosate contaminate organic wines and beers? Drift, polluted irrigation water, soil and through a new phenomena: pesticide rains. Glyphosate and other toxic chemical particles remain in evaporated water or dust clouds which form into rain and can contaminate vineyards and grain crops thousands of miles away.
Glyphosate and its byproduct AMPA found to heavily contaminate farms, rivers, cities and rural areas across America
Natural News and other members of the independent media have been warning about the dangers of glyphosate – the primary ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most popular weed killer – for many years. Not so the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or any other American governmental authority. In fact, while country after country banned glyphosate or limited its use, the United States government continued to insist that it was safe, as long as certain levels were not exceeded.
Back in 2014, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) funded a study to assess just how widespread glyphosate and its by-product aminomethylphosphonic (AMPA) were in the environment.
Even though the study’s authors went to great lengths to insist that “glyphosate is no more than slightly toxic to birds, fish, and aquatic invertebrates; and exhibits relatively low oral and dermal acute toxicity to humans,” it nonetheless admitted that both glyphosate and AMPA “occur widely in the environment.”
Nothing to see here…..
Data has been released that Monsanto and the EPA knew that glyphosate causes cancer in mammals as early as 1981. In fact, studies conducted as early as the late 1970s documented cancer caused by glyphosate in lab animals, including, dogs, mice and rats. Monsanto, with the EPA’s cooperation and complacency, intentionally and knowingly hid this information from investors, consumers and the public. …
Uncovered EPA memos and internal correspondence from the early 1980s show a very different story. The same studies that Monsanto misrepresented to state that Roundup was a safe product, in fact state that glyphosate causes irreversible damage to the kidneys as well as hyperplasia in rats.
Hyperplasia is the increase of healthy cells in tissue or organs, and typically represents a precancerous condition…….
Although many people tend to worry about pesticides mostly when they’re eating fruit and vegetables, the use of weedkillers like glyphosate is so widespread that it’s popping up everywhere. One place you might not expect to find it is in your breakfast cereal, but tests show that the chemical has even made its way into some of the most popular cereal brands.
Tests carried out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found glyphosate in every sample they tested of popular oat-based cereals and other foods marketed to children – and the levels aren’t insignificant. Nearly all of them had glyphosate residue levels that exceeded the amounts that EWG scientists believe are protective of children’s health, 160 parts per billion.
In fact, some cereals have more glyphosate than vitamins. Childhood staple Honey Nut Cheerios, for example, contains more glyphosate than Vitamins B12 and D, while Quaker Oatmeal Squares contain more glyphosate than Vitamin A…..
Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released its second round of 2018 test results measuring glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, in popular oat-based cereals and foods.
The nonprofit organization released the new results after two companies, Quaker and General Mills, told the public it has no reason to worry about traces of glyphosate in its products.
Seems that’s not the case.
Glyphosate in Cereal
In the latest batch of testing, all but two of the products tested contained levels of the potentially-carcinogenic weedkilling chemical above 160 parts per billion (ppb), the health benchmark set by EWG.
These findings come two months after EWG released its first series of tests measuring glyphosate in popular children’s breakfast products. Still, General Mills and Quaker Oats Company immediately went on the defensive, claiming glyphosate levels found in its foods fell within regulatory limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
That may be true, but many public health experts believe the levels of allowable glyphosate in food are far too high and don’t properly protect human health. Previously, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculations suggest that 1- to 2-year-old children likely experience the highest exposure to glyphosate, the potential cancer-causing chemical used in Monsanto’s Roundup. And according to the agency’s risk assessment, the exposure level is 230 times greater than EWG’s health benchmark of 160 ppb
(NaturalHealth365) We recently reported on the disturbing finding that 100% of breakfast cereal samples tested by the Environmental Working Group tested positive for a known carcinogen. But, today, we’ll focus on the health risk associated with drinking orange juice from the wrong source.
A second round of testing on the most popular orange juice brands reveals a cancer-causing chemical – the herbicide, glyphosate – as the culprit. And one popular brand in particular (Florida Natural) contains the highest amount of this carcinogen compared to all other orange juice brands tested.
Understanding the negative effects of glyphosate on human health and the environment
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (a branch of the World Health Organization), glyphosate is a definite carcinogen in animals and a probable carcinogen in humans.
In addition to increasing the risk for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers, research has revealed other harmful effects of this carcinogenic weed killer. For instance, this chemical has been shown to:
- Reduce soil quality, which ultimately decreases water retention, decreases the nutritional density of produce, and increases water usage
- Contribute to the spread of chemical-resistant weeds
- Build up in the fat cells and other tissues of conventionally-raised animals – leading to a dangerous “bioaccumulation” effect that impacts consumers higher up the food chain (us)
- Promote oxidative stress and DNA damage – a known precursor to cancer
- Promote the growth of invasive and toxic green algae
Bad for the environment, bad for crops, bad for you and your family. Staying away from products known to contain glyphosate and other herbicides is one of the best things we can do for our health.
You’re going to want to sit down for this one. I’ve had some folks burst into tears in horror when I passed along this information before.
Common wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as the practice allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest.
Pre-harvest application of the herbicide Roundup or other herbicides containing the deadly active ingredient glyphosate to wheat and barley as a desiccant was suggested as early as 1980. It has since become routine over the past 15 years and is used as a drying agent 7-10 days before harvest within the conventional farming community.
According to Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT who has studied the issue in depth and who I recently saw present on the subject at a nutritional Conference in Indianapolis, desiccating non-organic wheat crops with glyphosate just before harvest came into vogue late in the 1990’s with the result that most of the non-organic wheat in the United States is now contaminated with it. Seneff explains that when you expose wheat to a toxic chemical like glyphosate, it actually releases more seeds resulting in a slightly greater yield: “It ‘goes to seed’ as it dies. At its last gasp, it releases the seed” says Dr. Seneff.
Study blames Roundup herbicide for gluten intolerance and celiac disease epidemic
“Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of the population now suffers from it,” researchers wrote in a meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies.
“Here, we propose that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide, Roundup®, is the most important causal factor in this epidemic,” they add.
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 in 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.
Is there glyphosate in your diet?
No one knows how much of this pesticide is in the produce we eat
The herbicide glyphosate, known by the commercial name Roundup, is the most commonly used agricultural pesticide in the U.S. on farms. (Home gardeners use it too.) Yet we have no idea how much of it is in our food because the government doesn’t regularly test produce for it.
Glyphosate use has increased tenfold in the past 20 years thanks to the rise in genetically modified corn and soy. Most of those crops are engineered to be resistant to glyphosate, which means Roundup will kill the weeds but not the crops. According to Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., of Washington State University, data shows that U.S. farmers used enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply the equivalent of almost three-quarters of a pound on every acre of farmland used to grow crops. “When a single pesticide is used that widely, people can’t help but be exposed to it,” Benbrook says.
Read our special report, “Pesticides in Produce,” for more information and to download a chart that details the risk of pesticide exposure for dozens of fruits and vegetables.
And now there will be even more glyphosate sprayed thanks to the EPA’s approval in late 2014 of the herbicide Enlist Duo, a combination of glyphosate and another chemical herbicide, called 2,4-D. That latest approval has drawn criticism. “I think if the EPA had followed the mandates of the Food Quality Protection Act, there’s no way that they could have ever approved this very substantial increase in the use of glyphosate,” says Philip Landrigan, M.D., of Mount Sinai Hospital. He says the EPA’s decision that Enlist Duo is safe was based on old studies and that the agency was wrong to approve it without adhering to additional child-safety protections required by the act.
Thanks to Moms Across America supporters; our sponsors and private citizens donating thousands of dollars in three days to pay for testing, glyphosate has been found in feeding tube liquid which is given to babies and children with cancer in hospitals, in the first ever testing of glyphosate herbicides in feeding tube liquid.
Microbe Inotech lab detected 6 out of 20 (30%) of Pediasure samples from the same batch tested postive at levels above 75ppb at 800-1110 X higher than has been shown to destroy gut bacteria in chickens (.1ppb). Only 50ppT ( trillion) was shown to cause liver, kidney and sex hormone changes in rats. These samples were sent by a Moms Across America supporter. This is the exact brand used in the pediatric rehabilitation hospital where she worked and was fed patients needing tube feeding in critical care.
Moms Across America finds it appalling that our health care providers have been led to believe this feeding tube liquid is safe. Our children and loved ones who [sic] are depending on our health institutions to support their immune system and recovery. Instead they are being fed a liquid which scientists and knowledgeable care givers now believe is doing the exact opposite.
The Pediasure Enteral Nutritional Drink tested is loaded with GM corn syrup, soy, and sugar, which have been shown to cause inflammation, and are sprayed with gyphosate during the growing season and at harvest as a drying agent. See EPA allowable levels glyphosate on 160 of our food crops here.
Glyphosate is scientifically accepted to function as a chelator; which draws out the vital nutrients of any living thing it touches.
It is a patented antibiotic; destroying gut bacteria, where 70% of the immune system lies, and the body’s ability to create Tryptophan/Serotonin, and Melatonin, which regulate insulin/diabetes and protect from sleeplessness, depression, bipolar and violent behavior.
It is also a cell disintegrator; breaking down the blood brain barrier and allowing toxins into the brain, (correlating the rise of autism with the increased use of gyphosate as close as 99%.)
The rise of autism is 99% correlated with the increased use of glyphosate. New studies find glyphosate also feeds antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Read the Full Article here.
Moms & Scientists Demand FDA & CDC Test Vaccines for Glyphosate
Glyphosate, a chemical ingredient found in Monsanto’s Roundup and hundreds of other herbicides, has been found in vaccines. Moms Across America received preliminary screening results from Microbe Inotech Laboratories Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri which show the DTap Adacel (Sanofi Pasteur) vaccine had 0.123 ppb, Influenza Fluvirin (Novaris) 0.331 ppb and HepB Energix-B (Glaxo Smith Kline) 0.325 and Pneumonoccal Vax Polyvalent Pneumovax 23, (Merck) had 0.107 ppb of glyphosate.The MMR II (Merck) vaccine, which CDC whistle blower Dr.William Thompson has linked to autism, had levels up to 25 times higher than the other vaccines, at 2.671ppb. Subsequently, multiple rounds of additional independent tests have confirmed these findings at or above the same levels.
Moms Across America’s Zen Honeycutt sent vaccines to an independent lab earlier this year for testing because “vaccines contain many ingredients which could be genetically modified. 80% of GMOs are genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate based herbicides and glyphosate is allowed on 160 non organic food and feed crops by the EPA. We wondered if glyphosate could be contaminating not only our water, urine, breast milk, food, soil, beer and wine, but our vaccines as well.”
Moms Across America has sent a letter on September 1, 2016 to the FDA, CDC, EPA, NIH, California Department of Health, and Senator Boxer requesting that they make it a priority to test vaccines for glyphosate, recall contaminated vaccines and for the EPA to revoke the license of glyphosate to prevent further contamination. “And in the meantime we call upon our lawmakers to rescind the mandate which forces parents to vaccinate their child in order to attend school, in light of extraordinary new evidence.”
Honeycutt states, “We were shocked to find the presence of glyphosate in all five of the vaccines and to find that the contamination of glyphosate has extended into our medical treatments. The fact is that the CDC, vaccine makers and our regulatory agencies should have been testing for herbicide/pesticide contamination 40 years ago before they started spraying these chemicals on our food and feed crops. If anyone questions these results we ask them to test.”
The tests were conducted with the Elisa method, (link to full report here) which is regarded by the scientific community as a screening method only and not as accurate as HPLC mass spectrometry. Honeycutt reports that they asked numerous labs to test additional vaccines for glyphosate over the past few months and they have been unable to test. After learning of MAA’s results, an independent scientist conducted numerous rounds of testing, and has confirmed the presence of glyphosate in vaccines. He sent his data to Senator Sheehan, the FDA, NIH, elected government officials, major media, last week and received no response. One can contact Senator Sheehan for the additional test results.
Honeycutt continues, “The public must know that their vaccines likely contain glyphosate, a toxic weed killer, which is acknowledged by the EPA as a “reproductive effector” ( i.e.: endocrine disruptor) which “can cause liver and kidney damage” and has been shown to be a neurotoxin. The WHO has deemed glyphosate a probable carcinogen. We do not believe any state or government should have the right to mandate vaccines which contain harmful additives including a probable carcinogen such as glyphosate based herbicides, especially to our most vulnerable babies. Certainly, no parent should have to knowingly inject directly into the bloodstream of their newborn, within hours of being born, or growing child, with a probable carcinogen. No pregnant mother should ever be injected with a neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor. We are very concerned that the introduction of glyphosate in our food and feed crops, which correlates with the spike of reports of vaccine damage in the late 1990’s, could be a major contributing factor in the autism epidemic. This must be researched. Testing and reformulation must also be done. We will no longer settle for anything other than safe vaccines.“
The question is how does glyphosate based herbicides get into vaccines?
Today, glyphosate, also known under Monsanto’s brand name Roundup, is the most widely used herbicide on the planet. Used in yards, farms, and playgrounds throughout the world, Roundup has been a top-selling weed killer for many years.
A great deal has been said about the impact glyphosate has on our health and the environment. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently deemed glyphosate as a probable carcinogen and researchers around the world are increasingly coming to the conclusion that glyphosate and glyphosate-based products have no safe place or use in this world.
Not so long ago, Dr. Stephanie Senneff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) predicted that by 2025 half of American children will be born with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). ASDs refer not only to autism but also to a variety of brain development disorders such as Asperger’s syndrome. Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 1 in 68 children has some form of ASD, which seems to affect boys 4.5 times more than girls.
While the toxins in vaccines forced upon innocent infants are a big contributor to the rising number of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, vaccines are not the only culprit. According to Dr. Senneff and her partner Dr. Anthony Samsel, it is the synergic effect of glyphosate from foods combined with the toxic ingredients of vaccines that is accelerating the rise of autism spectrum disorders among our kids.
The link between glyphosate and autism can no longer be ignored……
By Zen Honeycutt
- MMR II (Merk) vaccine had 2.671 parts per billion (ppb) of glyphosate
- DTap Adacel (Sanofi Pasteur) vaccine had 0.123 ppb of glyphosate
- Influenza Fluvirin (Novaris) 0.331 ppb of glyphosate
- HepB Energix-B (Glaxo Smith Kline) 0.325 ppb of glyphosate
- Pneumonoccal Vax Polyvalent Pneumovax 23 (Merk) had 0.107 ppb of glyphosate
The MMR II vaccine had levels up to 25 times higher than the other vaccines. Following our test, additional independent tests have confirmed these findings at or above the same levels. The tests were conducted using the ELISA method.
Vaccines contain many ingredients that could be genetically modified (GMO). More than 80 percent of GMOs are genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate-based herbicides and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows glyphosate on 160 non-organic food and feed crops. These facts made us wonder if glyphosate could be contaminating not only our water, urine, breast milk, food, soil, beer and wine, but also vaccines.
The Slippery Slope: If Facebook bans content that questions vaccine dogma, will it soon ban articles about toxic chemotherapy, fluoride and pesticides, too?
In accordance with the company’s ongoing efforts to censor all truth while promoting only establishment fake news on its platform, social media giant Facebook has decided to launch full-scale war against online free speech about vaccines.
Pandering to the demands by California Democrat Adam Schiff, Mark Zuckerberg and his team recently announced that they are now “exploring additional measures to best combat the problem” of Facebook users discussing and sharing information about how vaccines are harming and killing children via social media.
According to an official statement released by Facebook, the Bay Area-based corporation is planning to implement some changes to the platform in the very near future that may include “reducing or removing this type of content from recommendations, including Groups You Should Join, and demoting it in search results, while also ensuring that higher quality and more authoritative information is available.”
In other words, the only acceptable form of online speech pertaining to vaccines that will be allowed on Facebook is speech that conforms to whatever the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says is “accurate” and “scientific.” Anything else, even if it comes from scientific authorities with a differing viewpoint, will be classified as false by Facebook, and consequently demoted or removed.
Facebook’s censorship tactics are becoming more nefarious by the day. To keep up with the latest news, be sure to check out Censorship.news.
Facebook is quickly becoming the American government’s ministry of propaganda
In the first ever testing on glyphosate herbicide in the breast milk of American women, Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse have found ‘high’ levels in 3 out of the 10 samples tested. The shocking results point to glyphosate levels building up in women’s bodies over a period of time, which has until now been refuted by both global regulatory authorities and the biotech industry.
The levels found in the breast milk testing of 76 ug/l to 166 ug/l are 760 to 1600 times higher than the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides. They are however less than the 700 ug/l maximum contaminant level (MCL) for glyphosate in the U.S., which was decided upon by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) based on the now seemingly false premise that glyphosate was not bio-accumulative.
Glyphosate-containing herbicides are the top-selling herbicides in the world and are sold under trademarks such as Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’. Monsanto’s sales of Roundup jumped 73 percent to $371 million in 2013 because of its increasing use on genetically engineered crops (GE Crops).
Have you ever considered that the majority of cotton (in the U.S. anyway) is genetically modified, and as such, it might be tainted with cancer-causing, endocrine-disrupting, infertility-promoting glyphosate?
Glyphosate, the controversial main ingredient in Monsanto‘s Roundup and other herbicides, is being connected to Lake Erie’s troubling algae blooms, which has fouled drinking water and suffocated and killed marine life in recent years.
Phosphorus—attributed to farm runoff carried by the Maumee River—has long been identified as a leading culprit feeding the excessive blooms in the western Lake Erie basin. Now, according to a new study from chemistry professor Christopher Spiese, a significant correlation has been established between the increased use of glyphosate to the percentage of dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) in the runoff.
As No-Till Farmer observed from the study, DRP loads in Lake Erie increased in the mid-1990s at the same time that farmers began the widespread cultivation of crops genetically engineered to withstand multiple applications of Roundup.
“For every acre of Roundup Ready soybeans and corn that you plant, it works out to be about one-third of a pound of P [phosphorus] coming down the Maumee,” Spiese told the agricultural publication
The herbicide Roundup may be contributing to the growth of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, according to Ohio Sea Grant researchers. Drs. R. Michael McKay and George Bullerjahn of Bowling Green State University are studying the impact of glyphosate, a phosphonate and the main ingredient in the commonly used herbicide, on the strains of blue-green algae found in Lake Erie.
Phosphorus has long been known to act as fuel to blue-green algae, and efforts in the 1970s reduced harmful algal blooms and nuisance algae by limited phosphorus loading in the Lake Erie watershed. However, the last 15 years have seen an increase in the growth of the toxic blooms, contributing to an ever bigger Dead Zone in the lake’s Central Basin and massive fish kills each summer.
Dr. Don Huber is likely the leading GMO expert in the world. He is an award-winning, internationally recognized scientist, and professor of plant pathology at Purdue University for the past 35 years.
There’s a lot of confusion about the basic validity of concerns about genetically engineered (GE) foods. Many have been deceived into thinking that there’s really no difference between GE foods and conventional fare, and all these worries are just paranoid fear-mongering.
According to Dr. Huber, the following three facts are some of the most important that everyone needs to understand about GMOs:
1. Despite what the media and so-called “experts” proclaim, there are NO peer-reviewed scientific papers establishing the safety of GMO crops.
According to Dr. Huber, so far, no one has been able to establish that there’s a safety factor to either the genetically engineered proteins (i.e. the foreign proteins produced by the genetically modified plant) or the chemicals we’re consuming in ever larger quantities as a result of the genetic engineering process.
There are, however, both clinical and peer-reviewed scientific papers showing the hazards of GMO crops, including harmful secondary effects.
“A group of us met with top USDA administrators. They assured us that they based all their decisions on peer-reviewed science. When we asked them if they would share any of that, they were unable to produce any,” he says.
2. Epidemiological patterns show there’s an identical rise in over 30 human diseases correlated with our increased usage of glyphosate and the increased prevalence of genetically engineered proteins in our food.
3. Genetically engineered foods, as well as conventional crops that are heavily sprayed with glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup), have lower nutrient density than organic foods. They also contain high amounts of pesticides with documented harmful health effects, along with novel, highly allergenic, proteins.
Little-Known Facts About Glyphosate
You can’t really discuss genetic engineering without also addressing the chemicals these plants are engineered to tolerate. About 85 percent of all genetically engineered plants are herbicide-tolerant—designed to tolerate very high levels of herbicides, glyphosate in particular. These are the so-called Roundup Ready crops.
It’s important to realize that glyphosate is not “just” an herbicide. As explained by Dr. Huber, it was first patented as a mineral chelator. It immobilizes nutrients, so they’re not physiologically available for your body.
“You may have the mineral [in the plant], but if it’s chelated with glyphosate, it’s not going to be available physiologically for you to use, so you’re just eating a piece of gravel,” Dr. Huber says.
Naturally, health effects are bound to occur if you’re consistently eating foods from which your body cannot extract critical nutrients and minerals. Mineral deficiencies can lead to developmental and mental health issues, for example. Glyphosate is also patented as an antibiotic—and a very effective one at that— against a large number of beneficial organisms. Unfortunately, like all antibiotics, it also kills vitally important beneficial soil bacteria and human gut bacteria.
- The EPA recently doubled the amount of glyphosate allowed in food. Soybean oil is now allowed to contain a whopping 400 times the limit at which it can impact your health
Dissent crushed to protect New Brunswick’s glyphosate addiction
Wildlife biologist Rod Cumberland has been fired from the Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) in New Brunswick, Canada.
A June 20 letter from the college lists several reasons for his dismissal. But the college’s former director, Gerald Redmond, says the real reason is Cumberland‘s critical stance towards the use of glyphosate in forestry. “There is no other explanation,” Redmond told the National Observer.
Glyphosate is killing New Brunswick’s deer
Cumberland, the former chief deer biologist for the province (pictured left in the image above), argues that the heavy use of glyphosate in forestry has had a devastating impact on New Brunswick’s white-tailed deer population, which plummeted by over 70% from 286,000 in the mid-1980s to just 70,000 by 2014.
Redmond, who is also a wildlife biologist, says that when he was the college’s director he experienced “attempts to sanction Rod for speaking up on this important wildlife issue”.
According to Redmond, “The other issues cited in [Cumberland’s] letter of termination that focus on his classroom management and teaching approaches are simply ‘window dressing’ to cover up the real reasons for his dismissal.”
Redmond says Cumberland should definitely be reinstated. “Rod Cumberland is one of the finest, most experienced and professional wildlife biologists that I have had the pleasure to know and work with. On top of that, he is an incredible educator and communicator.”
Within 24 hours of his publicly linking Cumberland’s dismissal to glyphosate, Redmond too was fired by the college he at one time directed and where he was still teaching.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers, which represents 77,000 academics across Canada, has condemned the dismissal of both teachers, saying it appeared to show the college had “violated their academic freedom and their basic right to due process”.
Chief medical officer sacked while investigating glyphosate
But Cumberland and Redmond are not the only experts in New Brunswick whose dismissals have been linked to concerns about glyphosate………
Glyphosate is under fire for the damage it causes to human health, but it’s also hurting the organisms that form the basis of our food chain and the soil in which our food grows. Although GMOs were once touted as the solution to world hunger, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s blockbuster herbicide Roundup, which is used widely on genetically engineered crops, could be putting our planet’s food supply at great risk.
According to a study published in Environmental Sciences Europe, farmers sprayed enough of this toxic chemical throughout 2014 to cover every single acre of the world’s cropland with half a pound of it. One of the main molecules that glyphosate breaks down into, AMPA, has been found to be persistent in soils, where it’s harming earthworms and ruining soil quality.
Researchers studying the effects of AMPA on the earthworm species known as Eisenia Andrei discovered that earthworms whose parents grew in contaminated soil have reduced growth, preventing them from reaching their fullest potential when it comes to enhancing the soil ecosystem.
Earthworms are considered to be a vital component of soil biota, playing a role in both forming soil and maintaining its structure and fertility. In fact, they’re often considered a key indicator of a soil’s quality and contamination. While previous studies had shown that glyphosate can be lethal to earthworms in doses that vary depending on the specific commercial formulation in question, a 2016 study in Scientific Reports showed that even those who aren’t killed by the chemical are seeing serious reproductive damage from typical levels of AMPA in the soil, which can linger for as long as 240 days after application, depending on the conditions in the field.
In addition to earthworms, many fungi and bacteria in the soil environment are sensitive to the chemical. Soil microbes play a big role in processes that are vital to life on Earth, like carbon and nutrient cycling. Anything that prevents soils from carrying out these tasks could lead to very serious consequences.
Other species also suffering at the hands of glyphosate ….Read more
by Caius Rommens
I have now summarized the new conclusions of this past work (without disclosing company secrets—I am bound by confidentiality agreements) in a book, entitled ‘Pandora’s Potatoes.’ This book, which is now available on Amazon, explains why I renounce my work at Simplot and why the GMO varieties should be withdrawn from the market. It is a warning and a call for action: a hope that others will step forward with additional evidence, so that the public, with its limited financial means, has a chance to counter the narrow-mindedness of the biotech industry.
My book describes the many hidden issues of GMO potatoes, but GMO potatoes are not the exception. They are the rule. I could just as well have written (and may write) about the experimental GMO varieties we developed at Monsanto, which contains an antifungal protein that I now recognize as allergenic, about the disease resistance that caused insect sensitivity, or about anything else in genetic engineering.
On May 3rd 2018 the columnist Michael Gerson wrote in the Washington Post: “Anti-GMO is anti-science.” His statement was echoed by Mitch Daniels, his colleague, who added, “[It] isn’t just anti-science. It’s immoral.” But these two columnists are not scientists. They don’t understand the level of bias and self-deception that exists among genetic engineers. Indeed, anyone who is pro-science should understand that science is meant to study nature, not to modify it—and certainly not to predict, in the face of strong evidence, the absence of unintended effects.
The real anti-science movement is not on the streets. It is, as I discovered, in the laboratories of corporate America.
Toxic weedkillers have been banned from gardens across France this month. Households are no longer allowed to stock, never mind use, the chemical compounds, which are deemed a danger to the environment. Industrial use, however, continues. The world’s most popular weedkiller, glyphosate, is still being spread in huge quantities. Some people say it is a safe solution to supplying enough food to feed the world. Others say it is clearly a poison which should be prevented.
Dr Zach Bush explains the health impacts of consuming Glyphosate
I have been searching for environmental causes of autism for over a decdade, and I now believe that I have identified the key toxic environmental factors that are causal in the epidemic. The most significant factor is glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup. What makes glyphosate so dangerous is that it is pervasive, cumulatively insidiously toxic, and widely believed to be nearly harmless to humans. Glyphosate collaborates with toxic components in vaccines to destroy neurons. These include, primarily, aluminum, mercury and glutamate. While glyphosate contamination in the food sets up a leaky gut barrier and leaky brain barrier, glyphosate contamination in many vaccines is ominous and likely catastrophic. In this talk, I will present the hard-core scientific evidence for the complex metabolic cascade these toxic metals and chemicals induce, beginning with disruption of gut microbes, bile acids, and digestive enzymes, and ending with a devastating neurological disability.
Stephanie Seneff, BS, MS, EE, PhD
Check out this brand new paper on glyphosate and chronic kidney disease of unknown origin. Sarath Gunatilake is the first author. He has published multiple papers on CKDu, arguing that glyphosate is a major causal factor. CKDu is killing young agricultural workers in Sri Lanka and in Central America in record numbers. I was an author on the paper, and it explains how glyphosate can substitute for glycine during protein synthesis to cause harm to diverse proteins.
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