The money-making trick of the pesticide/biotech industries is this: GE (genetically-modified) seeds demand pesticide use by design, intentionally boosting market share for corporations like Dow DuPont and Bayer which is now merged with Monsanto.
The marketing strategy of stacking seeds with herbicide-resistant traits is deeply flawed. As “superweeds” and “superbugs” evolve resistance to GE crops and their associated pesticides, farmers resort to more chemical use, not less. (source)
Pushing Round up
Eager to sell more of its flagship herbicide, Round up, Monsanto also encourages farmers to use Roundup as a dessicant, to dry out all of their crops so they could harvest them faster. So Roundup is now routinely sprayed directly on a host of non-GMO crops, including wheat, barley, oats, canola, flax, peas, lentils, soybeans, dry beans and sugar cane.
EcoWatch reports, “Monsanto has falsified data on Roundup’s safety, and marketed it to parks departments and consumers as “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable, to encourage its use it on roadsides, playgrounds, golf courses, schoolyards, lawns and home gardens. A French court ruled those marketing claims amounted to false advertising.”
It is in our breakfast cereals (see my list), for crying out loud!
Partial list of debilitating illnesses from exposure to Round up aka glyphosate:
Alzheimer’s disease: In the lab, Round up causes the same type of oxidative stress and neural cell death observed in Alzheimer’s disease. And it affects CaMKII, an enzyme whose dysregulation has also been linked to the disease.
Autism: Glyphosate’s capacity to promote aluminum accumulation in the brain (as seen in high levels after va((ines) may aid the growing numbers of autism in the U.S.
Birth defects: Round up and glyphosate can disrupt the Vitamin A (retinoic acid) signaling pathway, which is crucial for normal fetal development. A study of one farming family in the U.S. documented elevated levels of glyphosate and birth defects in the children.
Breast cancer: Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors. The only long-term animal study of glyphosate exposure produced rats with mammary tumors and shortened life-spans.
Cancer: Glyphosate’s known capacity to induce DNA damage has been demonstrated in numerous lab tests.
Celiac disease and gluten intolerance: Fish exposed to glyphosate develop digestive problems that are reminiscent of celiac disease. These include imbalances in gut bacteria, impairment in enzymes involved with detoxifying environmental toxins, mineral deficiencies and amino acid depletion.
Colitis: The toxicity of glyphosate to beneficial bacteria that suppress clostridia, along with clostridia’s high resistance to glyphosate, could be a significant predisposing factor in the overgrowth of clostridia. Overgrowth of clostridia, specifically C. difficile, is a well-established causal factor in colitis.
Corn Allergies: Corn hides under many names, and can trigger ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) made up of aggressive behaviors including anger, irritable mood, and vindictiveness.
Depression: Glyphosate disrupts chemical processes that impact the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter that regulates mood, appetite and sleep. Serotonin impairment has been linked to depression.
Diabetes: Low levels of testosterone are a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Rats fed environmentally relevant doses of Roundup over a period of 30 days spanning the onset of puberty had reduced testosterone production sufficient to alter testicular cell morphology and to delay the onset of puberty.
Inflammatory Bowl Disease (“Leaky Gut Syndrome”): Glyphosate can induce severe tryptophan deficiency, which can lead to an extreme inflammatory bowel disease that severely impairs the ability to absorb nutrients through the gut, due to inflammation, bleeding and diarrhea.
Liver disease: Very low doses of Round up can disrupt human liver cell function, according to a 2009 study published in Toxicology.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma: A systematic review and a series of meta-analyses of nearly three decades worth of epidemiologic research on the relationship between non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and occupational exposure to agricultural pesticides found that B cell lymphoma was positively associated with glyphosate.
Parkinson’s disease: The brain-damaging effects of herbicides have been recognized as the main environmental factor associated with neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease. The onset of Parkinson’s following exposure to glyphosate has been well-documented and lab studies show that glyphosate induces the cell death characteristic of the disease.
Obesity: An experiment involving the transfer of a strain of endotoxin-producing bacteria from the gut of an obese human to the guts of mice caused the mice to become obese. Since glyphosate induces a shift in gut bacteria towards endotoxin-producers, glyphosate exposure may contribute to obesity in this way.
Reproductive problems: Studies of laboratory animals have found that male rats exposed to high levels of glyphosate, either during prenatal or pubertal development, suffer from reproductive problems, including delayed puberty, decreased sperm production, and decreased testosterone production.
Do not lose heart, dear reader! I held on to Matthew 11: 28-31 when we were in the thick of our son’s failure to thrive/food allergy battles due to mold. It was the proving ground which drove me to the Lord. Believe it or not, I learned more in that 7 year period than I could ever begin to tell and am trying to use that knowledge to help you. I trust the Lord will give you wisdom as you call on Him.
Glyphosate in your body & the companies that promote it need to go!
Consider boycotting Bayer/Monsanto (products A-Z) like Aleve, Coppertone sunscreen, Claritin, Bayer aspirin, Cipro and Avelox antibiotics, Alka-Seltzer, Afrin, and MiraLax.
Because Roundup/Glyphosate contains crazy levels of heavy metals, consider TRS, (Zeolite Clinoptilolite) a safe Heavy Metals detox – to start removing toxins in your own body! You can read more about it here.
- Very Extensive Corn-FREE Foods & Products List here
- Where’s the Corn in Foods?
- The Surprising Food That May Cause Anger & Aggression
- Avoiding Corn
- Corn Allergy Girl
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
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