How Widespread Is the Use of Glyphosate in Our Food Supply? As the active ingredient in Monsanto’s branded Roundup weed killer, along with hundreds of other weed-killing products, the chemical called glyphosate spells billions of dollars in sales for Monsanto and other companies each year as farmers around the world use it in their fields and orchards. Ubiquitous in food production, glyphosate is used not just with row crops like corn, soybeans and wheat but also a range of fruits, nuts and veggies. Even spinach growers use glyphosate. Though considered for years as among the safest of agrichemicals, concerns about glyphosate have been growing after the World Health Organization’s cancer experts last year classified it as a probable human carcinogen, based on a series of scientific studies. There are other concerns as well—mounting weed resistance to glyphosate, negative impacts on soil health and a demise in the monarch butterfly population tied to glyphosate use on forage that young monarchs feed on.
Here’s a snapshot: Scientist who linked GMOs and glyphosate to rat tumors wins SECOND court case against criminal biotech shills who forged signatures to discredit his research. The Parisian High Court has ruled that French Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini, a scientist known for his controversial research linking GM feed with cancerous tumor growth in rats, was right when he concluded that GMOs are unsafe for human consumption.
Marc Fellous, former chairman of France’s Biomolecular Engineering Commission (BEC), has been indicted for “forgery” and “the use of forgery,” in a libel trial that he lost to Prof Gilles-Eric Seralini. The BEC authorized multiple GM crops as safe for human consumption, while lying to the public and hiding scientific data suggesting GM food may be carcinogenic and health-damaging. Details of the case are not available to the public, but according to an article on Seralini’s website, Fellous had used or copied the signature of a scientist, without his agreement, to argue that Seralini and his co-researchers were wrong in their reassessment of Monsanto’s own rat feeding studies.
Second court victory reached The fight isn’t over GMOSeralini.org. Coffee Farmers Sue Monsanto for Hiding Cancer-Causing Impact of Glyphosate. Monsanto Co. is facing another lawsuit alleging that exposure to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the company’s flagship product Roundup, causes cancer. Christine and Kenneth Sheppard, the former owners of Dragon’s Lair Kona Coffee Farm in Honaunau, Hawaii, have accused the multinational agribusiness of falsely masking the carcinogenic risks of glyphosate and is responsible for causing the woman’s cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported. The civil suit, Sheppard et al v.
Monsanto Company, was filed Feb. 2 in U.S. District Court in Honolulu by the Miller Firm of Orange, Virgina and Honolulu attorney Brian K. The plaintiffs seek unspecified monetary damages, including compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees and court costs. According to the complaint, Christine Sheppard had used Roundup on her commercial coffee farm in Hawaii in or around 1995 and continued to use the herbicide until 2004.
Pages: 1 • 2. Glyphosate-based herbicides are toxic and endocrine disruptors in human cell lines. Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors. Highlights Glyphosate at 10−12 to 10−6 M promoted growth of T47D cells via estrogen receptors. Glyphosate produced the activation of ERE which can be blocked by ICI 182780. Glyphosate altered estrogen receptors by increasing expression ratio of ERα and ERβ. Glyphosate had an additive effect with genistein on ERE activation and cell growth. Abstract Glyphosate is an active ingredient of the most widely used herbicide and it is believed to be less toxic than other pesticides. However, several recent studies showed its potential adverse health effects to humans as it may be an endocrine disruptor.
Keywords Glyphosate; Estrogenic effect; Genistein; Human breast cancer; T47D; T47D-KBluc 1. Glyphosate, N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine, is widely used as an active ingredient of herbicide products to control weeds in cropped and non-cropped fields around the world. 2. 2.1. Glyphosate (>98%) was purchased from AccuStandard (New Haven, CT, USA). 17β-estradiol (E2) was obtained from Sigma–Aldrich (St. 2.2. Pre- and postnatal toxicity of the commercial glyphosate formulation in Wistar rats. Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs. Independent Science News by Jonathan R. Latham, PhD By training, I am a plant biologist.
In the early 1990s I was busy making genetically modified plants (often called GMOs for Genetically Modified Organisms) as part of the research that led to my PhD. Into these plants we were putting DNA from various foreign organisms, such as viruses and bacteria. I was not, at the outset, concerned about the possible effects of GM plants on human health or the environment. One reason for this lack of concern was that I was still a very young scientist, feeling my way in the complex world of biology and of scientific research. Another reason was that we hardly imagined that GMOs like ours would be grown or eaten. Gradually, however, it became clear that certain companies thought differently. Depending on which country you live in, GMOs may be unlabeled and therefore unknowingly abundant in your diet. For meat eaters the nature of GMO consumption is different. The Dangers of GMOs And: Adelaida M. Hawaii Sees 10 Fold Increase in Birth Defects After Becoming GM Corn Testing Grounds.
Waimea, HI – Doctors are sounding the alarm after noticing a disturbing trend happening in Waimea, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Over the past five years, the number of severe heart malformations has risen to more than ten times the national rate, according to an analysis by local physicians. Pediatrician Carla Nelson, after seeing four of these defects in three years, is extremely concerned with the severe health anomalies manifesting in the local population. Nelson, as well as a number of other local doctors, find themselves at the center of a growing controversy about whether the substantial increase in severe illness and birth defects in Waimea stem from the main cash crop on four of the six islands, genetically modified corn, which has been altered to resist pesticide. Hawaii has historically been used as a testing ground for almost all GMO corn grown in the United States. According to a report in The Guardian: “Your eyes and lungs hurt, you feel dizzy and nauseous.
Monsanto Class Action. Can Glyphosate Really Be Present in Human Breast Milk? Catherine J. Frompovich, GuestWaking Times Realistically, something is being done at ‘grassroots’ level to determine IF glyphosate—a chemical in Roundup® that is being implicated in negative health effects—is present in mothers’ breast milk. For example, one Pennsylvania citizens group, GMO Free Lancaster County, has been testing mothers’ breast milk with some startling results, which have not been subjected to the peer-review process that would give more credibility to those findings. Maybe, future tests can go that route. According to their Press Release dated August 2015, GMO Free Lancaster County, with sponsorship from Tree of Life Health Ministries, commissioned the first ever testing of the breast milk of Lancaster mothers for the presence of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s flagship herbicide, Roundup.  Twelve Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, nursing mothers’ breast milk was assayed by Microbe Inotech Laboratories of St.
Glyphosate Residues In Glyphosate in U.S. Monsanto Has Known Since 1981 That Glyphosate Promotes Cancer. Dr. MercolaWaking Times Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup, is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the world. An estimated one billion pounds a year is sprayed on our food crops,1,2 resulting in the average American eating several hundred pounds of glyphosate-contaminated food every year. How might that affect your health? Dr. Armed with this understanding, you’ll likely be far more motivated to eliminate this pernicious toxin from your diet—and to take action to get it out of our food supply so that everyone can be protected.
Dr. “I was with the ‘think tank,’ Arthur D. He’s also done contract work for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and as a hazardous materials expert, he’s worked for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the United States Navy (USN), and the United States Coast Guard (USCG). For example, Dr. Human Urine Turning into Herbicide… 90 Percent of Soybeans Found to Contain Glyphosate Residues Dr. Dr. Dr. Bombshell Secret Documents Show Monsanto Knew About Glyphosate Link To Cancer Over 35 Years Ago | EU. + How You Can Have Yourself Tested For Glyphosate Contamination June 20 2015 | From: AllHealthWorks / FeedTheWorld Research Scientist Dr.
Anthony Samsel has a long history of studying the damaging effects of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, on the human body. He’s previously worked with Dr. Stephanie Seneff, who released the dire warning that as many as half of all U.S. children could be autistic by 2025 (in large part due to glyphosate exposure), and has linked the chemical to serious health problems originating in the gut bacteria.
Recently, Samsel’s work led him to a place few have ever gone before: inside the pages of files containing safety tests on glyphosate that had been sealed away since 1981 as a “Trade Secret” by the request of the Monsanto Company. Dr. Samsel sat down for an interview with journalist Tony Mitra; you can hear the bombshell interview in the video below. A Disturbing Pattern of Cancer, Long Before the WHO Knew. The Monsanto - Autism - Parasite Connection. Dr. Matthew Buckley, PSc.D., GuestWaking Times If you were to do research into alternative therapies that appear to be providing clear results to the autistic community, you’d be hard pressed to find anything as impressive as the results that people are finding in using a protocol that Kerri Rivera has put together.
Kerri Rivera is the author of “Healing the Symptoms Known As Autism”, and the mother of an autistic son. A core component to her protocol, which has reportedly documented over 160 outright cures of autism in the last 3 years, is an extensive protocol for dealing with parasites. In a previous blog post, I discussed the problem that parasites represent to those of us dealing with the conventional health model. How does Monsanto play into this? Common factors of consideration within Autism: 1) Altered Gut Ecology (8) 2) Increased intestinal permeability.(9)(10) 3) Food sensitivities.(11) 4) Altered organic acid profiles.(12) 5) Microglial activation.(13)(14)(15) About the Author Dr.
Sri Lanka’s Newly Elected President Bans Monsanto's Glyphosate. Christina Sarich, Natural SocietyWaking Times As glyphosate spikes deadly chronic kidney disease 5-fold As the US government comes up with ever more creative stall tactics, Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Maithripala Sirisena, has announced that the import of Monsanto’s favorite killing-tool, glyphosate, will no longer be allowed in the country. Sirisena is a farmer and ex health minister, and blames glyphosate for rising rates of chronic kidney disease (CKD) throughout the Sri Lankan farming community.
Not only has the Sri Lankan president banned glyphosate herbicide, but stocks of already-imported Roundup will be stopped. CKD has already affected 15% of people working in the northern part of Sri Lanka which amounts to around 400,000 patients and a death count, directly related to Monsanto’s chemicals, of 20,000. The decision by Sri Lanka’s new president to ban glyphosate this time around is expected to stand.
Its More Than Monsanto. - Advertisement - I am an organic farmer in Ecuador. My wife and I moved here almost five years ago from Chicago to retire. I knew almost nothing about agriculture and even less about nutrition. The process of working on the land to make a living has changed me from ignorant to informed, when I learned how money and profits dictate what we eat, our health, and our environment. Monsanto is clearly the right target for its production of GMO seeds and glyphosate but it is not just that one company - it is many industries, and the system that we need to take into account.
They are keeping us alive long enough to work and make money for them. The agriculture and food industries make up almost 50% of the global employment and 20% of global GDP. Roundup(image by JeepersMedia) License DMCA The synthetic chemicals do not directly give us cancer; they inhibit our immune system which leads to the diseases mentioned above. The only food that humans should ever eat is organic, naturally grown food. Former Pro-GMO Scientist Reveals Secrets of Years of Research. Former GMO Engineer Drops Biotech and Goes Organic | OC Digital. Guest post by Ken Roseboro The “conversion” of former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas to GMO promoter has garnered huge media attention, but Thierry Vrain, Ph.D., a former genetic engineer who speaks out against the risks of genetically engineered foods, has far more credibility—and a far more important story to tell the public.
Thierry Vrain’s career has spanned the full range of agriculture—from being a proponent of “chemical” agriculture and genetic engineering to being an advocate for organic farming and an opponent of GMOs. A native of France, Vrain earned an undergraduate degree in plant physiology from the Université de Caen and a doctoral degree from North Carolina State University. After moving to Canada he taught plant physiology at Université du Québec in Montréal. After 35 years of research and teaching of soil and molecular biology, Vrain retired to a small farm in Courtenay, BC called Innisfree.
Ken Roseboro: Tell me a little more about your background. Colombia Bans Glyphosate From Being Sprayed On Coca Plants. Glyphosate may be rampantly sprayed on US crops, but Colombia isn’t taking any changes with their coca plants… Credit: Efrain Patino It’s true. Colombia is removing glyphosate chemicals from their coca crops – the raw materials used to make cocaine. Don’t the irony be lost on you. According to BBC, glyphosate has been used in US-sponsored crop-spraying anti-narcotics programs in South America. The president told reporters: “I am going to ask the government officials in the National Drug Council at their next meeting to suspend glyphosate spraying of illicit cultivations . . .
Credit: NDTV.com President Santos was referencing the WHO’s recent declaration of glyphosate being ‘probably carcinogenic’. Following a list of communities, nations, and retail stores banning the carcinogenic compound, Colombia is just one more nation introducing change which is bound to hit Monsanto hard. Now we wonder, when will the US catch on? Share your comments below. Maybe You Aren't Gluten Intolerant. Maybe You’re Just Poison Intolerant. - Expand your Consciousness. Over the past couple of years, I had the unpleasant experience of having bloodwork done to confirm that I am gluten intolerant, only to have it come back and say, “Nope, you’re just crazy.”
The same thing happened to my good friend Melissa Melton, who was terribly ill before she cut wheat out of her life. It’s happened to scores of other people, who pass the test for the anti-gliadin antibodies but still know that their health issues directly correlate with what they eat. Now we may know why. The tests were right. I read a mind-blowing article last night that put it all together for me. “Standard 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 withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest.”
According to Dr. Modern farming practices are killing us . It’s time to say no to Big Food. Daisy Luther Resources. The World’s Most Credible Medical Journal Outlines Bad News For Monsanto. Widely used herbicide linked to cancer. Report Finds Gerber Baby Food Filled with GMOs. New Study Links Pesticide Exposure in Pregnant Women to Autism. WHO admits Monsanto's glyphosate 'probably' causes cancer. Why You Are Insane If You Think GMOs Are Safe.