Roundup KILLS!

Submitted by Green Monkey

Important info for workers in the agricultural sector and hobby farmers/gardeners/landscapers etc. who use Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, especially those who do so on a regular basis. In light of the evidence produced in a recent US lawsuit, anyone using Roundup herbicides would be wise to exercise extreme caution. According to the jury verdict, the warnings and handling instructions issued by the manufacturer are inadequate to protect users from harm. (Note that Monsanto was recently taken over by Bayer who said they will drop the Monsanto name from products but still maintain sales of Monsanto developed agro-chemicals, GM seeds etc..)

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The Media Relations personnel of the law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC emailed me at 6:20 PM Friday, August 10th, the verdict rendered by the jury in the 8-week trial whereby the jury found unanimously that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused Mr. Johnson to develop NHL, and that Monsanto failed to warn of this severe health hazard. Importantly, the jury also found that Monsanto acted with malice, oppression or fraud and should be punished for its conduct.”

Read full artcile – https://www.activistpost.com/2018/08/monsanto-taken-to-the-cleaners-in-jury-verdict-dwayne-johnson-v-monsanto.html

Children with autism have a peculiar digestive system disorder, as was recently eloquently described by Dr. Arthur Krigsman at the AutismOne conference.  How might glyphosate (Roundup) cause this?

In May of 2018 I had the opportunity to attend the AutismOne conference in Chicago, Illinois [1]. As in previous years, it was an exciting event where many experts, mostly alternative medicine practitioners, gave impassioned presentations offering their latest insights into various features of autism or biometrics linked to autism or treatment programs that they found to be beneficial. As in the past, I came away with increased optimism that we might finally solve the autism puzzle, along with many new leads on research topics that I needed to dig into more thoroughly, and renewed hope that autism can in fact be reversed.

Read full article – http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/how-glyphosate-poisoning-explains-peculiarities-autism-gut

 

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  • On appeal, the verdict is going to be overturned. The results of animal studies form the basis for extrapolating to the human situation. Because animal studies show carcinogenic responses, one can’t prove that human responses will be the same as those obtained from animal model systems. In any case there is the factor of dose response. In animal model systems, the test animals are exposed to very high levels of the suspected carcinogen. In fact, the levels are so high, that it would take humans several life times to reach the accumulated levels to which the test animals were exposed to. The USA Food and Drug Cosmetic Act labels any substance carcinogenic if there is any adverse effect to the suspected carcinogen. In risk analysis, there are two levels of note. The lowest observable effect level (LOEL) and the no observable effect level (NOEL). In the case of LOEL, the test chemical is assumed to be carcinogenic whether the response occurred at one part per trillion or at 20 kg. To illustrate what I am talking about. chlorine is used in potable water at 200ppm(parts per million) and there is NOEL. If however chlorine is used at 1000ppm it is carcinogenic. Normally according to the Food and Drug Cosmetic Act, Chlorine should be banned and not used for treating potable water. The social impact when taken into account predicates its use. In any event, cancers are caused by several factors. In toxicology, any substance can be termed a poison if a high enough dose is ingested (for example ingesting too much water).

    Robert D. Lucas, Ph.D and CFS
    Certified Food Scientist.

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  • @Dr. Lucas
    And what are your thoughts on the second article linked above “How Glyphosate Poisoning Explains the Peculiarities of the Autism Gut”.

    Excerpt:
    Does Glyphosate Substitute for Glycine During Protein Synthesis?

    If it can be proven that glyphosate substitutes by mistake for glycine during protein synthesis, it is “game over” for glyphosate. Anthony Samsel suggested to me that this might be happening in December of 2015, and we published our first paper on this idea the following March [15]. I have since published several other papers, together with colleagues, showing how this concept can elegantly explain the disease process in multiple diseases and conditions whose rate is rising alarmingly in the past two decades. These include diabetes and obesity [15], Alzheimer’s disease [15], autism and multiple sclerosis [10], amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) [16], anencephaly (child born with a missing cerebral cortex) [17], and Mesoamerican Nephropathy, the life-threatening kidney disease that is now rampant among sugar cane workers in Nicaragua and El Salvador [18]. In each case, specific proteins whose defective function is linked to the disease are shown to have strong glycine dependencies that would lead to dysfunction if glyphosate substitutes for these critical glycine residues.

    Glyphosate is not unique in its property as an analogue of a coding amino acid. Actually, there are several naturally produced amino acids that are insidiously cumulatively toxic like glyphosate, that work their destruction through substitution by mistake in place of a specific coding amino acid. You can read more about these other toxins in several of the papers mentioned above and the references therein. They cause debilitating diseases like ALS and multiple sclerosis. In fact, glufosinate is a natural non-coding amino acid analogue of glutamate [19], and it is used as an herbicide that is gaining popularity now that so many weeds are becoming resistant to glyphosate. As the use of glufosinate accelerates, we can expect to see a growing incidence of a new list of currently unidentified diseases and conditions that will be due to disruption of critical highly conserved glutamate residues in various proteins.

    It is a straightforward process to search the research literature looking for highly conserved regions of specific proteins where glycines are absolutely required for proper protein function, similar to the situation with myosin as described above. Again and again, you find that displacement of these glycine residues with glyphosate, a bulkier and negatively charged molecule, can explain the pathology of a specific disease or condition that is currently on the rise.

    Most people are inclined to believe that this can’t possibly be true, since glyphosate has been on the market for such a long time and we are repeatedly assured by governmental regulators that it is perfectly safe for human consumption. The highly significant correlations between the rise in glyphosate usage on core crops and the rise in a long list of debilitating neurological and autoimmune disorders [20] are often dismissed with the convenient adage, “correlation does not necessarily mean causation.” Yet there is no other chemical being used in agriculture today that comes anywhere close to matching as well as glyphosate does. The fact is that all these diseases are alarmingly on the rise, and, I would rather ask the question, “If not glyphosate, what?”

    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/how-glyphosate-poisoning-explains-peculiarities-autism-gut

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  • Dentistry Whisperer (M. Pharm. D) LinkedIN

    Then use it on the “green monkeys”. Spray it on a trial patch of young tomatoes and carrots. Good luck.Haynes Darlington.  

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Spray it on politicians and lawyers that will tell us everything we need to know.

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  • mr lucas I agree with your first line but remember the loewen group funeral home case, that bankrupted the company

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  • We agree science must inform health policy. What we cannot agree or so it seems is why we continue to see cancer numbers on the increase in Barbados.

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  • “If not glyphosate, what?” IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION

    WE DO NOT KNOW

    DR LUCAS HAS MADE A USEFUL CONTRIBUTION

    RE Again and again, you find that displacement of these glycine residues with glyphosate, a bulkier and negatively charged molecule, can explain the pathology of a specific disease or condition that is currently on the rise.

    THIS BULL SHIT HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN

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  • GP

    Isn’t it interesting that people will ignore the hard evidence of scientific research when it gets in the way of their political and emotional interests?

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  • @ Ping Pong
    What is the ‘hard evidence of scientific research’ in arguing that the tests used are not sufficiently conclusive to PROVE that roundup causes cancer?
    Dr Lucas can be right about that – and even about the appeal …and roundup can ALSO still be a cause of cancer.

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  • RE Ping Pong August 14, 2018 11:06 AM

    GP

    Isn’t it interesting that people will ignore the hard evidence of scientific research when it gets in the way of their political and emotional interests?

    I HAVE NO POLITICAL OR EMOTIONAL INTERESTS HERE

    WHAT IS CLEAR TO ME IS THAT THE AUTHOR OF THE ARTICLE POSTED BY GREEN MONKEY DOES NOT SEEM TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE STRUCTURE (ESPECIALLY THE SIZE) OR ROLE OF THE AMINO ACID GLYCINE

    I GONE

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  • Bush Tea

    As Dr Lucas said even drinking too much water can kill you!

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  • GP
    I wasn’t referring to you but to the typical jurors of US courtrooms. Your command is chemistry, etc has been established.

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  • Ping Pong August 14, 2018 11:28 AM

    the typical jurors of US courtrooms KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BIOCHEMISTRY, PATHOLOGY EPIDEMIOLOGY ETC. THAT IS FOR SURE

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  • It is a strange system that jurors who may not even be able to state the chemical composition of water are tasked with the responsibility of adjudicating matters of a complex technical nature.

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  • THE LAWYERS AND JUDGES MAY ALSO HAVE A DEFICIT

    IN THE USA THERE ARE A SET OF NASTY LAWYERS WHO GO AROUND ADVERTISING TO FIND CLIENTS WHO MAY HAVE USED A DRUG, A FOOD, ANYTHING AND TRYING TO LINK IT TO SOME DISEASE SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE A LIVING

    WHEREAS WE CAN NOT PROVE OR DISPROVE, WE CAN DEBUNK CERTAIN PAPERS FROM WELL ESTABLISHED KNOWLEDGE. E.G RECENTLY WE TALKED ABOUT TALC AND OVARIAN CANCERS

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  • August 14, 2018 12:02 PM

    “It is a strange system that jurors who may not even be able to state the chemical composition of water are tasked with the responsibility of adjudicating matters ogf a complex technical nature”.

    Hence the verdict. Cases like these are more about the emotion than hard evidence-based outcomes. Add the bias of some jurors about some corporations and that’s what you get.

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  • “Spray it on politicians and lawyers that will tell us everything we need to know.”

    Lol. They’d be the first to run to the hills.

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  • Lol you have wading through sewage water for the last 3 years on the south coast ,eating at restaurants when it is splashed up .know that countries have issued travel warnings because of whats in the water and your worried about a little round up. What about all the petroleum products that have entered the island sponge. Harrison cave had detergent suds coming into it for gods sake. We cant be forced to play golf in weeds we need round up

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  • Say what you want. The expert quoted a statement from Health Canada released in 1991. I went to buy some Round-up this spring to kill grass and weeds at the end of my allotment and behold, it was under lock and key. At every hardware store and garden centre, it is kept locked up. This is not the case for other potential killers like Killex, Diazanon, etc.and other chemicals that are harmful to bees and butterflies that pollinate our crops. I am getting all kinds of pumpkins but they are not being pollinated, turning yellow and falling off. I could do it by hand, but am not there when the flowers on the females open as I only visit every two days.

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  • Lawson…ah saw on facebook where the rivers and lakes in Toronto are loaded with raw sewage, tell me you don’t live next door to one of them.

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  • “One trillion litres of sewage leaked into Canadian lakes and rivers over last five years
    By MIA RABSONThe Canadian Press
    Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
    OTTAWA—Last Wednesday, a team of people from the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper environmental group descended on the Toronto harbourfront looking for any signs the previous night’s massive, flash-flood rainfall had caused the city’s ancient combined sewer system to overflow into the lake.”

    That’s one TRILLION LITRES my man, if there is a flash flood you will drown in raw sewage..lol

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  • That’s Toronto who cares

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Lol…so you say now, it might be closer to your town than you care to admit, do you remember Calgary in 2013 and they did not even have added raw sewage.

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  • whenever there is a big rain the run off from farmers fields pollute the rivers all that cow shit, I live on a big hill so i will be okay thanks for worrying though.

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  • LOL, I bet if this was the 1960S & 70s the same jokers on here who buy into Monsanto’s pro-Roundup propaganda hook, line and sinker would have concluded that there was nothing at all harmful about Dioxins or PCBs, because, after all, MONSANTO SCIENTISTS TOLD THEM SO!

    Note that Monsanto has a well established history prior to the introduction of Roundup and GM seeds of putting out harmful, health damaging/cancerous poisons into the environment, trying to deny the products are harmful (at times using their own falsified “scientific” studies to make their case), and then when the harm couldn’t be covered up any more, doing their best to shirk all responsibility for their egregious wrong doing. (Ask the thousands of Vietnamese families with children suffering from horrific birth defects after the US military sprayed Monsanto supplied, dioxin contaminated Agent Orange defoliant over the Vietnamese countryside how much compensation they got.)

    e.g.:

    Monsanto: A history

    Agent Orange and dioxins

    Following the Second World War, Monsanto championed the use of chemical pesticides in agriculture. Its major agrochemical products have included the herbicides 2,4,5-T, DDT, Lasso and Agent Orange, which was widely used as a defoliant by the U.S. Government during the Vietnam War and which was later shown to be highly carcinogenic. The Agent Orange produced by Monsanto had dioxin levels many times higher than that produced by Dow Chemicals, the other major supplier of Agent Orange to Vietnam. This made Monsanto the key defendant in the lawsuit brought by Vietnam War veterans in the United States, who faced an array of debilitating symptoms attributable to Agent Orange exposure. Internal Monsanto memos show that Monsanto knew of the problems of dioxin contamination of Agent Orange when it sold it to the U.S. government for use in Vietnam.

    Agent Orange contaminated more than 3 million civilians and servicemen, and an estimated 500,000 Vietnamese children have been born with deformities attributed to Agent Orange, leading to calls for Monsanto to be prosecuted for war crimes. No compensation has been paid to Vietnamese civilians and though some compensation was paid to U.S. veterans, according to William Sanjour, who led the Toxic Waste division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “thousands of veterans were disallowed benefits” because “Monsanto studies showed that dioxin [as found in Agent Orange] was not a human carcinogen.” An EPA colleague discovered that Monsanto had apparently falsified the data in their studies. Sanjour says, “If [the studies] were done correctly, they would have reached just the opposite result.” (my emphasis /GM)

    SNIP

    Produced deadly PCBs for over 50 years

    Monsanto produced PCBs for over 50 years and they are now virtually omnipresent in the blood and tissues of humans and wildlife around the globe. These days PCBs are banned from production and some experts say there should be no acceptable level of PCBs allowed in the environment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says, “PCB has been demonstrated to cause cancer, as well as a variety of other adverse health effects on the immune system, reproductive system, nervous system and endocrine system.” But the evidence of widespread contamination from PCBs and related chemicals has been accumulating from 1965 onwards and internal company papers show that Monsanto knew about the PCB dangers from early on. For instance, toxicity tests on the effects of two PCBs in 1953 showed that more than 50% of the rats subjected to them died, and all of them showed damage.

    With experts at the company in no doubt that Monsanto’s PCBs were responsible for contamination, in 1968 the company set up a committee to assess its options. In a paper distributed to only 12 people but which surfaced at the trial in 2002, Monsanto admitted “that the evidence proving the persistence of these compounds and their universal presence as residues in the environment is beyond question … the public and legal pressures to eliminate them to prevent global contamination are inevitable”. Monsanto papers seen by The Guardian newspaper reveal near panic. “The subject is snowballing. Where do we go from here? The alternatives: go out of business sell the hell out of them as long as we can and do nothing else try to stay in business have alternative products”, wrote the recipient of one paper. In 1969 the company wrote a confidential Pollution Abatement Plan which admitted that “the problem involves the entire United States, Canada and sections of Europe, especially the UK and Sweden”.

    The problem was particularly severe in the town of Anniston in Alabama where discharges from the local Monsanto plant meant residents developed PCB levels hundreds or thousands of times the average. As The Washington Post reported, “for nearly 40 years, while producing the now-banned industrial coolants known as PCBs at a local factory, Monsanto Co. routinely discharged toxic waste into a west Anniston creek and dumped millions of pounds of PCBs into oozing open-pit landfills. And thousands of pages of Monsanto documents – many emblazoned with warnings such as ‘CONFIDENTIAL: Read and Destroy’ – show that for decades, the corporate giant concealed what it did and what it knew.” (emphasis added /GM)

    https://gmwatch.org/en/gm-firms/10595-monsanto-a-history

    US Court Documents Show Monsanto Manager Led Cancer Cover Up for Glyphosate and PCBs

    The same Monsanto manager, Dr. George Levinskas, who helped hide the carcinogenic potential of PCBs in the 1970s, has now been shown, in California court documents released Tuesday, to have also influenced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the carcinogenic potential of the World’s most used herbicide – glyphosate – in the 1980s.

    SNIP

    Dr. George Levinskas, who joined Monsanto in 1971 and became Director of Environmental Assessment and Toxicology, was a lead player in the cover up of the carcinogenic potential of the now banned PCBs in the 1970s.

    Monsanto began commissioning animal toxicity studies on PCBs in the early 70s; the results did not look good. “Our interpretation is that the PCBs are exhibiting a greater degree of toxicity in this study than we had anticipated,” an executive wrote.

    In 1975 a lab submitted its findings from a study using rats. An early draft said that in some cases, PCBs had caused tumors. Dr. Levinskas wrote to the lab’s director: “May we request that the report be amended to say ‘does not appear to be carcinogenic’.” The final report dropped all references to tumors.

    sustainablepulse(DOT)com/2017/05/19/us-court-documents-show-monsanto-manager-led-cancer-cover-up-for-glyphosate-and-pcbs/#.W3Nu5bgnY2w

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  • @David August 14, 2018 10:34 AM “we continue to see cancer numbers on the increase in Barbados.”

    Part of the reason the rate of cancer is rising is because the life expectancy has risen. We are more likely to get cancer as we get older. When virtually everybody died before the age of 60 very few people died from cancer, they died from infectious diseases, hunger etc. My own grandmother died of cancer at 90, and very likely I will too if i live to be 90. However if I die this month it won’t be from cancer.

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  • GreenMonkey August 14, 2018 9:09 PM

    PLEASE KINDLY KEEP ON MAKING YOUR POSTS, BUT COULD YOU PLEASE KINDLY ENLIGHTEN US AS TO THE MECHANISM OF ACTION OF THE TOXINS YOU CITE, AND HELP US UNLEARNED FOLK TO UNDERSTAND HOW THESE TOXINS ARE TUMORIGENIC OR/AND CARCINOGENIC

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  • @Simple Simon

    Check this link as it relates to cancer numbers by age distribution.

    http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/country-health-profile/barbados

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  • GP wrote commenting on a hypothesis as to how glyphosate could take the place of glycines put forward by Stefanie Seneff PhD:

    RE Again and again, you find that displacement of these glycine residues with glyphosate, a bulkier and negatively charged molecule, can explain the pathology of a specific disease or condition that is currently on the rise. (Says Seneff)

    THIS BULL SHIT HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN (Says GP)

    But should it be investigated further to either definitively prove or disprove the hypothesis, or should it just be ignored and disregarded as bearing any relevance at all to any investigation seeking to explain the skyrocketing rates of autism in young people which (co-incidentally or not) seems to have risen in tandem with the increased use of glyphosate based herbicides and more specifically Roundup.

    A further quote from the same article (linked at start of thread) by Seneff in which she uses an unpublished Monsanto study for supporting evidence to her hypothesis:

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    Finally, a completely different type of experiment involving radiolabelled glyphosate has provided strong evidence that glyphosate is incorporating into proteins, and such an experiment was carried out by Monsanto researchers in an unpublished report from 1989 [25]. Anthony Samsel gained access to this report through the Freedom of Information Act, and we summarized its findings in our Glyphosate VI paper on amyloidoses and autoimmune neurological diseases [10]. These authors exposed bluegill sunfish to radiolabelled glyphosate and then measured the amount of radiolabel in various tissue samples. They also measured for glyphosate using standard techniques, and they found that the amount of glyphosate detected fell far short of the total radiolabel, accounting for only up to 20% of the radioactive carbon present in the tissue sample. They then got the idea to apply enzymes (proteinase K) to the sample, in order to break down the protein into individual amino acids, and after this the amount of glyphosate detected rose to 70% of the radiolabel. They wrote: “Proteinase K hydrolyses proteins to amino acids and small oligopeptides, suggesting that a significant portion of the 14C activity residing in the bluegill sunfish tissue was tightly associated with or INCORPORATED INTO protein.” [25] (emphasis added). This comes extremely close to admitting that glyphosate incorporates into proteins by mistake in place of glycine during protein synthesis.

    Video: Stefanie Seneff PhD interviewed by Dr David Perlmutter MD, FACN, ABIHM, Board-Certified Neurologist

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  • I notice that these experiments were done with bluegill sunfish.
    So we are back to the contribution by Dr Lucas

    Here is a good case of monkey handling musket.
    Do you understand any thing that he said in his stellar contribution?.
    Do you work for the competitors of roundup on the island?

    Carry on,Sir
    I am enjoying myself here.

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  • If green monkeys post is a before and after picture get rid of that round up quick

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  • Dr. Zack Bush MD explains what he and his research assistants found in his own clinic and research lab regarding glyphosate’s damage to the human gut lining and other important membranes.

    Typed transcript is an excerpt from a video interview linked below:

    “The side effects of glyphosate that are outside of the shikimate pathway is direct injury to the protein structure that holds your gut lining together.

    This would be bad news if that was it, but it turns out that every macro membrane in your body – the blood vessels that fuel your entire body with oxygen and nutrients are held together with the same tight junctions – the blood-brain barrier that protects your peripheral nervous system and your brain, same tight junctions – the kidney tubules that are held together to detox your body, same tight junctions, and so what has happened as we have introduced a chemical that is directly toxic to this velcro like protein is we turn into leaky seives on the front end, gut leak and nasal sinus leak, and so every time we breath and every time we eat we are starting to leak and our immune system gets overwhelmed.

    Then the blood vessels that are supposed to deliver either an immune response from peripheral or get nutrients to some distant space is also leaking, and so we are getting permeability of the blood vessels. Then you get to the blood-brain barrier. This is supposed to be the holy of holies. A peripheral nerve or the brain is supposed to be protected against everything in your blood. Because even glucose which is supposed to be the main fuel for your brain should not get into the brain in an unregulated fashion. It will damage the nerves, and so the holy of holies of the central and peripheral nervous system is being destroyed.

    And so if that is true. If glyphosate was really damaging that then we should see a massive explosion in neurologic injury to children and adults starting in about 1996, and that’s exactly when we see the steep increase happening in autism, alzheimers, parkinsons, neuro-degenerative conditions like MS, autoimmune diseases and all the rest.”

    From the Youtube video description:

    Zach Bush, MD is a triple board certified physician specializing in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, as well as in Hospice and Palliative care. The director of M Clinic in Virginia, Dr. Bush has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of infectious disease, endocrinology, and cancer.

    This is a mind-blowing conversation that explores new insights into the mechanisms behind human health and longevity. It’s about the massive and misunderstood impact of industrial farming, chemical pesticides, the pharmaceutical industry and even errant Western medical practices have on both human and planetary health.

    It’s a conversation about the difference between the science of disease and the science of health. It’s about the microbiome as a critical predictor of and protector against illness. And it’s an exploration of autism, epigenetics and the mechanics of intercellular communication.

    Note the video is over an hour long, so as a time saver I have started it at the 28:44 mark where the interviewer and Dr. Bush starts discussing in depth the damaging effects of glyphosate on human health.

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  • Carry on,Sir
    I am enjoying myself here.
    KEEP GOING MAN
    FIND SOME MORE ARTICLES AND VIDEOS

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  • @bajans

    Why is the Roundup kept under lock and key? Is there a directive from a regulatory agency?

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  • I think, in regards to lock and key, this varies by store. Round-Up and other glyphosate at the Barbados Lumber Company in Speightstown are not under lock and key. The same for Sevin which is banned in some other countries. Things such as NewMectin and Phyton (which are marketed as organic and safe) were under lock and key – maybe due to the small bottle size and the cost. I would not read too much into this.

    I agree that this verdict should be overturned. I have not seen much if any legitimate criticism about about the many studies supporting the safety of glyphosate, such as problems with the methodologies etc. Instead, people against glyphosate usually cherry pick selected studies/websites that show that it is harmful (often out of context such as with concentrations you would never be realistically exposed to). Studies have even been retracted due to questionable science/weak evidence. You should not write off the research out there showing little to no harm without showing in some way the scientific work has been biased, the data are incorrect and/or faulty logic and procedures are used. If this can be done I am sure the consensus on glyphosate would change.

    Zack Bush is questionable as he is trying to market his product “Restore” as an antidote for glyphosate and other things such as leaky gut syndrome. He claims to have research into the damage done by glyphosate and that his product works against this but I have not seen a single proper paper published with this information.

    The one proper research paper I found with him as a author deals with gluten not glyphosate (https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/protection-against-glutenmediated-tight-junction-injury-with-a-novellignite-extract-supplement-2155-9600-1000547.php?aid=78597). He has an website with “peer reviewed journal articles” but none of these are proper research papers. The one paper there closest to one (but does not even have a proper methods/procedures section etc) is about his restore product and he tested glyphosate at 10 mg/ml which is very unrealistic.

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  • IRT Bajans, David

    According to Health Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/reports-publications/pesticides-pest-management/decisions-updates/registration-decision/2017/glyphosate-rvd-2017-01.html)

    Glyphosate is not genotoxic and is unlikely to pose a human cancer risk.
    Dietary (food and drinking water) exposure associated with the use of glyphosate is not expected to pose a risk of concern to human health.
    Occupational and residential risks associated with the use of glyphosate are not of concern, provided that updated label instructions are followed.
    The environmental assessment concluded that spray buffer zones are necessary to mitigate potential risks to non-target species (for example, vegetation near treated areas, aquatic invertebrates and fish) from spray drift.
    When used according to revised label directions, glyphosate products are not expected to pose risks of concern to the environment.
    All registered glyphosate uses have value for weed control in agriculture and non-agricultural land management.

    There is no regulatory measures requiring Round-up to be under lock and key that I have found for Canada.

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  • @JRB

    Thanks for the feedback.

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  • re Glyphosate is not genotoxic and is unlikely to pose a human cancer risk.
    WHY SO?
    WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR SAYING SO? THE BIOCHEMISTRY………THE CELL BIOLOGY….?

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  • @ Georgie Porgie

    You would have to look at the full document to see the whole basis for their conclusions, the online page is a summary. They mention that the assessment was carried out based on available information provided by the manufacturer of the pesticide, as well as a large volume of published scientific literature, monitoring information (for example, ground water and surface water) and reviews conducted by other regulatory authorities.

    The full document can be found below:

    http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2017/sc-hc/H113-28/H113-28-2017-1-eng.pdf

    An relevant portion:

    “The PMRA did not identify any genotoxic potential for the active ingredient glyphosate acid. Negative results for in vitro and in vivo gene mutation and chromosomal effect assays in mammalian cells contributed to the overall conclusion that the active ingredient glyphosate was not genotoxic. In vitro studies are generally conducted to predict a potential effect in animal (in vivo) studies. In vivo studies are weighted more than in vitro studies based on relevancy and integrated metabolism of the whole animal.”

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  • I WORKED THAT OUT BY JUST KNOWING THE STRUCTURES OF GLYCOPHOSPHATE AND GLYCINE

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  • Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University, presentation on crop health and glyphosate

    “Our science and understanding of genetics today is different than the whole basis of genetic engineering which is based on one gene, one function. It is flawed science, therefore more like a flawed theology as it is practiced currently.”

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  • RE “Our science and understanding of genetics today is different than the whole basis of genetic engineering which is based on c

    IT SEEMS THAT THIS GREAT PROFESSOR DOES NOT KNOW THAT OUR understanding of genetics today TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE CONCEPT OF PLEIOTROPY

    SERIOUS SANE SOBER SCIENTISTS KNOW THAT FOLK NO LONGER BELIEVE understanding of genetics today

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  • SERIOUS SANE SOBER SCIENTISTS KNOW THAT FOLK NO LONGER BELIEVE on one gene, one function IN OUR .understanding of genetics today

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  • Cancer: Monsanto knew glyphosate could cause it

    An interview with Carey Gillam author of: Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science. (Available on Amazon)

    None of the revelations in this interview (or in the book Whitewash) would likely be a surprise to anyone familiar with the history of the Monsanto Corporation and its long track record of showing an utter and callous disregard for public safety while using fake science along with obfuscation and lies to the public and to officialdom in order to maintain corporate profits and avoid or delay as long as possible paying compensation to those who were injured by its actions.
    See: gmwatch(DOT)org/en/articles/gm-firms/monsanto-a-history

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  • GP wrote: SERIOUS SANE SOBER SCIENTISTS KNOW THAT FOLK NO LONGER BELIEVE on one gene, one function IN OUR .understanding of genetics today.

    I think you might have missed the point Dr. Huber was making in the video above. He was saying that when GMOs were first being developed that was the belief – one gene, one function. And it was based on this belief (which we now know 25 years later was erroneous) that GMOs were unleashed on the public with little or no regulatory oversight or testing required by the FDA, EPA etc

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  • re I think you might have missed the point Dr. Huber was making in the video above.
    WHY DO YOU THINK THAT I MIGHT HAVE MISSED ANY POINTS?

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  • WHY DO YOU THINK THAT I MIGHT HAVE MISSED ANY POINTS?

    Because implicit in Dr Huber’s original statement is the acknowledgement of the very point you were making in your comment about sane, sober scientist today no longer believing in one gene, one function.

    Maybe I was wrong, but it seemed to me from the way I read your comment that your comment was a note of protest against Dr. Huber’s statement to say in effect: “No Dr Huber, of course sane, serious scientists today know that it is no longer one gene, one function.”

    To me, the response seemed as if you might have thought Dr. Huber was saying that some sane, sober scientist today still do believe in one gene, one function. Whereas Dr. Huber was of course trying to make the point that since scientific understanding on genetics has moved on from the times when gm plants were first being introduced (and of course today sane, sober, modern scientists know that the old one gene, one trait belief is a fallacy), so he is in effect asking rhetorically, if this is the case, why therefore do industry and regulators still continue the business as usual, slack-assed approach to GM (e.g. lack of rigorous, long term testing to find out and take action on the types of problems he touched on in his speech) developed in the old-time days when we now know our understanding of genetics was relatively primitive compared to what we know today.

    Note that I am sure 20 years from now, understanding of genetics will have changed again, so that is why I believe it is important to take the precautionary approach and not release stuff into nature that we don’t properly understand (and don’t understand that we don’t understand) which can come back to severely bite us on the ass some years further down the road when it might prove difficult, if not impossible to recall.

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  • When billions of dollars in sales and profits and millions of dollars in executive bonuses are at stake, to those with a realistic understanding of human nature it is no real surprise that fake science is allowed to take over from real science.

    Most Scientific Research of Western Medicine Untrustable & Fraudulent, Say Insiders and Experts

    Fraudulent scientific research is rife throughout the world due to the power of monetary influence wielded by Big Pharma, the giant cartel of multinational pharmaceutical corporations started over 100 years ago by the Rockefellers. This fraudulent scientific research is now so widespread and pervasive it is become an open secret. There is a long list of medical journal editors, doctors and professors on the “outside”, former Big Pharma employees and executives on the “inside”, as well as government officials somewhere in between, who have stepped forward as whistleblowers and acknowledged the fraud. Money buys favorable research. Period. This is not really surprising, given the history of Rockefeller Western medicine and the fact that Big Pharma’s business model is based on “managing” disease, “treating” symptoms and keeping patients on the hamster wheel, rather than actually healing them completely.

    Everyone Knows How the “Game” Works

    Whistleblower Dr. Peter Rost, former vice president of Pfizer, a giant Big Pharma company, spelled it out. In the video clip embedded above, taken from the documentary One More Girl, he reveals that everyone knows how the “game” works:

    “Universities, health organizations, everybody that I have encountered … are out there …. begging for money. (Big Pharma corporations) use that money to basically buy influence … (Big Pharma provides) grants for various kinds of research … make sure they (scientific researchers) became beholden … Everyone obviously knows this is how things work.”

    “They (scientific researchers) are not going to continue to get money unless they’re saying what you (i.e. Big Pharma) want them to say. They know it, you know it, and it’s only maybe the public that doesn’t know it.”

    In this way, the almost the entire medical scientific community has been compromised and has become thoroughly untrustworthy.

    http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/fraudulent-scientific-research-big-pharma/

    Industry writes its own rules for assessing pesticides, GMOs

    Eleven out of 12 EU pesticide and GMO risk assessment methods studied were developed or promoted by industry, a new report from Pesticide Action Network[1] (PAN) shows. The report says that harmful effects observed in animal safety studies on pesticides can be swept under the carpet by using these methods. For example, tumours seen in test animals can be classified as irrelevant for humans; harmful pesticide residues in groundwater or 50% of non-target insects being killed off by pesticide spraying are deemed acceptable; safe levels can be assumed for carcinogens; standards for protection of aquatic life can be relaxed; and a GM crop that unexpectedly differs markedly in composition from the non-GM parent can be waved through the approvals process with little challenge.

    These methods are designed to prevent a ban on harmful and risky substances and result in weakening the protection of the public and the environment.

    The new report shows that industry, often via the industry lobby group, the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), not only designed the methods but also, in 75% of the cases studied, managed to infiltrate its experts into regulatory panels such as those of EU Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to get these methods adopted. The WHO, EU Commission and EFSA failed to stop the infiltration of industry and maintained an ineffective conflict of interest policy. Not coincidentally, regulators also failed to keep their distance from industry. In 50% of the cases studied, regulators and EFSA had exclusive meetings with industry on the methods, excluding other stakeholders.

    snip

    Pesticide Action Network stated in a press release that it urges WHO, Commission and EFSA to subject all current risk assessment methodologies to a review by independent scientists with a good scientific track record. It adds that an advanced conflict of interest policy is also urgently needed for regulatory panels.

    PAN commented on its findings, “The study shows that the public and the environment do not get the protection they are entitled to. The science behind the methods is biased and manipulated and the decisions on pesticides unscientific. EFSA and WHO still have cosy relations with industry and an attitude that prevents them from being objective and independent.

    https://gmwatch(DOT)org/en/news/latest-news/18107-industry-writes-its-own-rules-for-assessing-pesticides-gmos

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  • Theirry Vrain is a retired scientist who at one time worked for Agriculture Canada to promote GM crops to Canada’s farmers. After retirement from his government job as a GMO promoting scientist, he became concerned that the problems with glysophate based herbicides used on most GMO crops had been vastly under-estimated, and he came to regret his previous role as an official promoter of GMOs. He now speaks out and tries to educate the public as much he can as to the dangers of Roundup and other glysophate based fertilizers which are used hand in hand with most of todays GM crops (and are also being used extensively on other crops as a dessicant just prior to harvest and by householders in gardens and lawns for weed control).

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  • YOU ARE CERTAINLY WORKING VERY HARD AS YOU GOOGLE AWAY TO PROVE THAT ROUNDUP KILLS, BUT YOUR GOOGLING DOES NOT REALLY TELL US HOW.

    YOU HAVE SO FAR NOT EXPLAINED A MECHANISM OF ACTION FOR ANYTHING

    YOU HAVE, HOWEVER, SHOWN THAT YOU THINK THAT OVERSEAS EXPERTS KNOW EVERYTHING, AND THAT I MISS THEIR POINTS. HILARIOUS!

    DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING EXCEPT WHAT THE OVERSEAS EXPERTS THAT YOU GOOGLE UP SAY? DO YOU REALLY EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE SAYING?

    I AM GOOGLING TOO………I.E WATCHING THE MANY GOOGLY BOWLERS IN WORLD CRICKET BOWL THEIR GOOGLES

    NOW GOOGLE ON SIR

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  • When billions of dollars are banging on the front door asking to come in, it sure looks to a lay person like me that real science, basic common sense and integrity all flee right out the back door.

    Monsanto’s Roundup Can Alter Your DNA/Cause Cancer: Glyphosate

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  • @ GreenMonkey
    You are preaching to the converted boss … never mind GP..
    You may recall that he is a Trump supporter.

    Roundup not only kills – it destroys agricultural lands, and is counter-intuitive for long-term agriculture.
    It is however a key tool for Monsanto’s global greed machinery…..

    What do you want to bet that neither of these goodly doctors uses the stuff… ??

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  • Some free advice to GP: First thing Monday morning call your broker and tell him SELL! SELL! SELL! on the Bayer stock while it might still be worth somewhat more than 2 or 3 cents a share. I understand there is another 4,000 or so lawsuits like the recent one already in the pipeline. That is probably just the trickle flowing out from the crack in the dyke, when the dyke blows it will be real rough on the people downstream for sure. Remember these are the only 4 words you need to remember when you call the broker Monday morning: BAYER! SELL! SELL! SELL!

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  • GREEN MONKEY

    I OWN NO STOCK TO SELL, OK
    I REALLY DONT CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO BAYER OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT

    YOU HAVE GOOGLED AND PRESENTED STUFF AND NOWHERE HAVE YOU EXPLAINED BASIC INFO ABOUT HOW GLYCOPHOSPHATE IS ABSORBED, METABOLIZED, DISTRIBUTED OR ELIMINATED

    YOU HAVE NOT EXPLAINED A PROVEN MECHANISM OF ACTION OF HOW THIS SUBSTANCE CAUSES MUTATIONS OR HOW IT AFFECTS THE CELL CYCLE.

    YOU ARE JUST GOOGLING AND REGURGITATING INFO FROM HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE WHICH THE AVERAGE PERSON ON BU DO NOT UNDERSTAND AND PERHAPS DONT REALLY CARE TWO HOOTS ABOUT, AND YOU SEEM UNABLE TO EXPLAIN ANYTHING ABOUT THE ISSUES.

    I WONDER IF YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND YOURSELF WHAT IS BEING SAID IN YOUR GOOGLE-ATES

    THE FACT THAT I LIKE THE WAY THE TRUMPET CARRIES ON AS HE SEEKS TO DRAIN THE SWAMP…………SEEING THAT HE GOT WHERE HE GOT WITHOUT THE MONEY OF THE POWERFUL DONORS, HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF CHEESE HERE.

    BUT YOU MAY GOOGLE ON AND PREACH TO THE CONVERTED AND OTHERS AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE.

    I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ASK QUESTIONS AND TO EXPECT SIMPLE BASIC INFORMATION

    I DONT JUST ACCEPT THE STUFF IN YOUR GOOGLE-ATES, BECAUSE YOU ARE HAPPY TO SEE INFO THAT YOU THINK PROVES YOUR BELIEFS

    I HAVE NOT EXPRESSED AN OPINION FOR OR AGAINST

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  • Hi GP, you being a doctor and all. I was sort of surprised you didn’t leave a comment on the link I posted just upthread about corruption in the medical establishment. Have you been asking questions about the corruption in medical research which appears to take the same lines as the corruption in the biotech and agro-chemical research industry (i.e. money talks, integrity walks) that allowed poisonous, carcinogenic filth like glyphosate to be sprayed with abandon over the crops and fields off a significant part of the world’s prime farmlands for 22 years while making billions in profits for one of the worlds most anti-human, corrupt corporations in history?

    Just to save you having to page back up:

    Dr. Richard Horton is the current editor-in-chief of the British Lancet journal, which is respected as one of the best peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. He came out and stated:

    “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”

    …..look at what Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the esteemed New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), had to say about the pervasive fraudulent scientific research:

    “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines … I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

    Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis, a professor of disease prevention at Stanford University, published a study in a PLoS One paper entitled Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. He found that research conclusions are less likely to be true when study samples sizes are too small, when effect sizes are even smaller, and when there are major variances in study designs, definitions, outcomes and analytical modes. He highlighted the corrupting influence of Big Pharma and concluded that:

    “There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false … it is more likely for a research claim to be false than true.”

    http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/fraudulent-scientific-research-big-pharma/

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  • I AGREE WITH Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis,Marcia Angell, AND Dr. Richard Horton WHOLEHEARTEDLY, AND HAVE FELT THIS WAY FOR MANY YEARS ,

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  • Well then GP, maybe you can agree with an ex- EPA scientist too.

    Dr. Ramon Seidler, a retired senior scientist from the US Environmental Protection Agency, has become a leading spokesperson against genetically modified foods and the increasing use of pesticides with GM crops. He actively supported Oregon’s GMO labeling initiative, Measure 92, which was narrowly defeated last fall.
    Dr. Seidler’s criticism of GMOs is noteworthy because during his career at the EPA he studied the impacts of genetically modified organisms on the environment. He and his fellow researchers developed methods to evaluate and predict the survival, multiplication, gene exchange, effects, and dispersal of GMOs. He published papers on these topics.

    Prior to his work at the EPA, Dr. Seidler was a professor of microbiology at Oregon State University for 16 years.
    Dr. Seidler was elected as Fellow in the American Academy for Microbiology. He was listed by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England as one of the 2,000 Outstanding World Scientists of the 20th Century. He twice received the EPA Bronze Medal for research service to the agency and has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific peer reviewed publications.

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    What are some of the problems you see with genetically engineered crops?
    Dr. Seidler: From the risk assessment, economic, and legal perspectives there are many issues. There is a mixture of unfilled promises, concerns over litigation resulting from cross pollination and seed comingling events, and a disappointment that crop management practices have had significant negative impacts upon environmental biosafety. All of these side effects are happening despite no yield or production advantages of GE crops over traditional crops. There are also major concerns over whether the increased use of pesticides on our food crops have impacts upon the human population.

    Over 90 percent of Americans wish we had labels on our foods to indicate when GE products are present. One-third of the world has this choice because their foods are labeled, but Americans are denied that option.
    Very little sound research has been conducted by independent scientists in American universities. This is because industry essentially restricted such research by requiring professors sign an agreement prior to the research that any published information first be sent to the biotechnology seed industry for review. This de facto censorship discourages scientists and their students from becoming involved in conducting years of research that may never reach the scientific peer reviewed literature.

    So what does he think is the way to go to resolve our food production issues? Hint, it does not involve spewing out more and more improperly tested, poisonous chemicals of increasing potency and doubtful safety across the landscape to enhance the bottom lines of mega-corporations with questionable safety records.

    What would be your recommendations for creating a healthy sustainable food system?
    Dr. Seidler: It is understood widely that a petroleum and chemical-based, corporate agriculture involving GE crops is not a solution for promoting soil health and carbon sequestration to reverse global warming and for promoting sustainable food production. Developing new and applying proven methods that maintain soil sustainability and sequester carbon into soil to reverse global warming will require concerted efforts by world scientists.

    However, we already have an excellent store of information and practice that allows us to immediately restore billions of degraded acres worldwide without relying on “cheap,” and destructive petrochemical-based solutions. The methods currently available today are referred to as agroecology, restoration ecology, and organic farming.

    http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/june-2015/former-epa-scientist-biotech-companies-encouraging-pesticide-treadmill.php

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  • RE Well then GP, maybe you can agree with an ex- EPA scientist too.
    WHY SHOULD I? THIS MAN IS SAID TO BE A MICROBIOLOGIST.
    HE NOR YOU ARE ANSWERING ANY OF MY QUESTIONS

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  • Robert D.Lucas August 14, 2018 2:29 AM

    To illustrate what I am talking about. chlorine is used in potable water at 200ppm(parts per million) and there is NOEL. If however chlorine is used at 1000ppm it is carcinogenic.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………..
    Isn’t it the practice of the two major fast food outlets in Barbados to immerse their raw chickens in Chlorine before frying ? What is the ratio of the solution? And how can they be certain that all residue of the chlorine is removed from the products before baking.
    I know of an employee who was employed at one of these fast food businesses n the section which deals with the washing of the raw chickens in chlorine,and who had lost her vocal cords for almost two years.
    When Roundup was very popular with farmers in Barbados, along with the other dangerous herbicides and pesticides, on popular hardware in Barbados used the shelves in its outlets to store large quantities of these chemicals, and as a customer as you enter the store, you were hit with the very strong smell of these various chemicals.
    We should always remember the ongoing aftermath of TANSITOR (Barbados), the American electronic factory in Newton Industrial Estate.

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  • NOT SEEN YOU FOR A WHILE COLONEL
    NICE TO SEE YOU BACK

    RE I know of an employee who was employed at one of these fast food businesses n the section which deals with the washing of the raw chickens in chlorine,and who had lost her vocal cords for almost two years.
    HOW EXACTLY DID SHE LOSE HER VOCAL CORDS SIR?
    HAVE THEY RETURNED? HOW?

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  • There is that company Monsanto and Roundup again! Agg Quaker Oats this time around.

     

    Roundup ingredient found in Cheerios, Quaker Oats, and other cereals

    By Jade ScipioniPublished August 15, 2018Food and BeverageFOXBusiness

    Bayer shares fall on $289M Monsanto verdict

    FBN’s Ashley Webster on Bayer shares’ falling on news a California jury ordering the company’s newly acquired Monsanto unit to pay $289 million for not warning of cancer risks from the company’s weed-killer Roundup.

    Days after a California jury awarded a school groundskeeper more than $289 million in damages after he claimed Monsanto’s best-selling weedkiller Roundup gave him cancer, the controversial ingredient – glyphosate — has been detected in popular kids’ breakfast cereals, including Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, according to an activist group.

    Lab tests conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit advocacy group that specializes in toxic chemicals and corporate accountability, indicated almost three-fourths of the 45 food products tested detected high levels of glyphosate, which has

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/roundup-ingredient-found-in-cheerios-quaker-oats-other-cereals

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  • Alarming Levels of Glyphosate Contamination Found in Popular American Foods
    Nov 4, 2016

    Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide linked to Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genetically engineered crops, has been found at alarming levels in a wide range of best-selling foods across the U.S., Food Democracy Now! and The Detox Project announced Monday.

    The results published in this report are from the first independent glyphosate residue testing of popular American food products performed using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), the regulatory recognized “gold standard” testing methods at an FDA registered laboratory.

    These newest findings also come as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) postponed hearings last month, which were due to explore glyphosate’s link to cancer in humans. Last year, 17 leading global cancer experts from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) sparked a firestorm when they classified glyphosate as a class 2A “probable human carcinogen”.

    On the heels of the growing controversy surrounding glyphosate’s safety, this unique testing project that started in 2015, has so far found alarming levels of glyphosate in General Mills’ Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran and Frosted Flakes and PepsiCo’s Doritos Cool Ranch, Ritz Crackers and Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips, as well as many more famous products at levels that present significant risks according to the latest independent peer-reviewed science on glyphosate.

    Ask the EPA Office of Inspector General to Take Action HERE

    “Frankly, such a high level of glyphosate contamination found in Cheerios, Doritos, Oreos and Stacy’s Pita Chips are alarming and should be a wake-up call for any parent trying to feed their children safe, healthy and non-toxic food,” said Dave Murphy, Executive Director of Food Democracy Now!, a grassroots advocacy organization based in Iowa with more than 650,000 members, that commissioned the new glyphosate residue food tests.

    More:
    https://detoxproject.org/alarming-levels-of-glyphosate-contamination-found-in-popular-american-foods/

    How much do you suppose is in the Barbados water supply? Would be interesting to find out, considering the way it has been routinely used for the longest time by some of my own neigbours as a weed killer on their properties, I imagine it would have similar widespread use in many other Bajan households. And of course this would be independent of how much might have been used in agricultural production. Bear in mind too, that Monsanto’s lies to a naive public at large that Roundup easily and quickly biodegrades after application and is therefore harmless to humans has been proven to be a blatent lie (but no doubt an effective marketing ploy).

    Dr Young: Roundup Herbicide Is Endocrine Disruptor in Human Cells at Drinking Water Levels

    Roundup is an endocrine disruptor and is toxic to human cells in vitro (tested in culture dishes in the laboratory) at levels permitted in drinking water in Australia, a new study has found.

    This is the first study to examine the effects of glyphosate and Roundup on progesterone production by human female cells in an in vitro system that models key aspects of reproduction in women.

    Glyphosate alone was less toxic to human cells than glyphosate in a Roundup formulation; both glyphosate and Roundup caused cell death which resulted in decreased progesterone levels – a form of hormone/endocrine disruption. Endocrine disruption did not precede the toxicity to cells but occurred after it. The decreases in progesterone concentrations were caused by reduced numbers of viable cells.

    A 24h exposure to a concentration of glyphosate (in Roundup) similar to that recommended as an acceptable level for Australian drinking water caused significant cytotoxicity in vitro, which supports a call for long-term in vivo (in live animals) studies to characterise the toxicity of Roundup.

    The possibility that Roundup has endocrine disrupting activity independent of its ability to kill or disable cells needs further study.

    More at: gmoevidence(DOT)com/dr-young-roundup-herbicide-is-endocrine-disruptor-in-human-cells-at-drinking-water-levels/

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  • Imagine if a country should try to stand up against a corporate giant like Monsanto/Bayer and institute a ban on importation of an agro-chemical like Roundup because of what is claimed to be negative environmental and human health impacts. When you hear the shout, the US would be issuing all sorts of warnings and threats about how this is restraint of trade, a concocted excuse to deny Monsanto legitimate sales; the US will impose their own trade sanctions against the offending country, take it before the WTO for breaching trade agreements etc. etc. And the trump card (no pun intended) would be that they will wave in our faces is that we must know the product has been proven to be safe beyond doubt by the USA’s own regulatary body, the EPA, which has concluded after rigourous investigation that the product is safe when used as advised by the manufacturer.

    Who could doubt the possibility that the EPA was not guided only by the most strict and impartial scientific research when studying whether a chemical concoction like Roundup or any of hundreds of other chemical products should be allowed on the market.

    Is the EPA really an environmental agency? Documents reveal their active agenda to suppress relevant science

    07/09/2018 / By Ethan Huff

    Many on the left are convinced that President Trump couldn’t care less about the environment because he’s spoken about restructuring and even scrapping certain elements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But evidence suggests that the EPA doesn’t really care about the environment, either, and that it actively suppresses relevant scientific information that threatens the status quo.

    Jonathan Latham, co-founder and executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project and editor of the Independent Science News website, is a well-known critic of corporate fascism and its influence on American politics, including at the EPA. He was recently interviewed by Truthout.org‘s Lorna Garano, during which he explained how science is routinely manipulated by corporate interests to push an agenda.

    At the EPA, this includes covering up pertinent data about chemical safety that benefits chemical corporations at the expense of public health. And the situation is so dire that Latham is actually writing a book about what he’s uncovered that focuses on where the problem lies, while offering suggestions on how to correct them.

    Latham is also working on a project known as Poison Papers, which represents a treasure trove of about two-and-a-half tons of now-uncovered regulatory and chemical industry documents, exposing the EPA as little more than a shell regulatory body that’s become completely beholden to chemical industry interests.

    http://glyphosate.news/2018-07-09-epa-really-environmental-agency-documents-reveal-agenda-to-suppress-science.html

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  • Roundup is an endocrine disruptor and is toxic to human cells in vitro (tested in culture dishes in the laboratory) at levels permitted in drinking water in Australia, a new study has found.

    This is the first study to examine the effects of glyphosate and Roundup on progesterone production by human female cells in an in vitro system that models key aspects of reproduction in women.

    Glyphosate alone was less toxic to human cells than glyphosate in a Roundup formulation; both glyphosate and Roundup caused cell death which resulted in decreased progesterone levels – a form of hormone/endocrine disruption. Endocrine disruption did not precede the toxicity to cells but occurred after it. The decreases in progesterone concentrations were caused by reduced numbers of viable cells.

    NOW TELL US WHAT HAPPENS IN VIVO?
    WILL THE POWERFUL METABOLISM SYSTEM IN THE HEPATOCYTES DESTROY THIS MONSTER DRUG DURING THE FIRST BY PASS? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

    RE Many on the left are convinced that President Trump couldn’t care less about the environment because he’s spoken about restructuring and even scrapping certain elements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But evidence suggests that the EPA doesn’t really care about the environment, either, and that it actively suppresses relevant scientific information that threatens the status quo.

    WHAT IS THE PROOF?

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  • GP writes:
    “But evidence suggests that the EPA doesn’t really care about the environment, either, and that it actively suppresses relevant scientific information that threatens the status quo.

    WHAT IS THE PROOF?”

    Below is a two paragraph snip from the article I posted just above (Is the EPA really an environmental agency? Documents reveal their active agenda to suppress relevant science) which states, in so many words, that the EPA is a bogus, industry dominated, fake regulatory agency:

    Latham is also working on a project known as Poison Papers, which represents a treasure trove of about two-and-a-half tons of now-uncovered regulatory and chemical industry documents, exposing the EPA as little more than a shell regulatory body that’s become completely beholden to chemical industry interests.

    “[These documents] were obtained mainly by Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and through court orders, and consists of internal reports and studies, meeting minutes, correspondence, unsealed court documents, and so forth,” Latham explained during the interview. “They primarily cover the 1960s to the 1990s.”
    For more information about Poison Papers and to view the uncovered documents for yourself, visit PoisonPapers.org.

    https//PoisonPapers.org CLICK HERE

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  • Sorry Link did not show up as clickable in my post (it is in the original), here it is again: https://www.poisonpapers.org

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  • At the following link is a video posted of an interview with MIT scientists and researcher Dr. Sefanie Seneff. Dr Seneff claims that one of her fellow researchers investigating autism and working, like her, on the angle that glyphosate can cause autism found that measured doses of Chlorinie Dioxide (not the same as Chlorine bleach) can neutralize glyphosate residues in the body and her interviewer makes the claim that 400+ autism victims have been cured of autism after being treated with the said Chlorine Dioxide. In the video Dr. Steneff explains how she understands the bio-chemistry behind the whole process.

    (Page down to see the video)
    https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-19-the-link-between-glyphosate-exposure-and-autism.html

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  • re In the video Dr. Steneff explains how she understands the bio-chemistry behind the whole process.

    HOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE BIOCHEMISTRY?

    DOES THE BELOW REALLY MAKE SENSE TO YOU? OR DO YOU JUST BELIEVE ANY BULL SHIT THAT SEEMS TO SUPPORT YOUR THESIS

    r. Sefanie Seneff. Dr Seneff claims that one of her fellow researchers investigating autism and working, like her, on the angle that glyphosate can cause autism found that measured doses of Chlorinie Dioxide (not the same as Chlorine bleach) can neutralize glyphosate residues in the body and her interviewer makes the claim that 400+ autism victims have been cured of autism after being treated with the said Chlorine Dioxide.

    Q did they give glyphosate to normal folk who then became autistic?
    Q did they then give these persons Chlorinie Dioxide and see a reversal of the autism?
    Q have you ever heard of, or do you and these jokers understand the scientific method?
    Q do you have any thoughts of your own or do you only rely on the bullshit that you google up?
    man let me go and watch some cricket with real real googles do.

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  • Dr. Georgie Porgie Have you seen this Battle on the Home-front, this Plague that seeks to Engulf our tiny nation?

    https://barbadosunderground.net/2018/08/16/when-will-bajans-purge-ourselves-of-white-supremacy/

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  • YES I HAVE

    BUT I CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY FOLK ARE STILL HARPING ABOUT SLAVERY, AND WHY IN A NATION OF 90% BLACKS, WHY THERE SHOULD BE STILL WHITE SUPREMACY

    NOR CAN I UNDERSTAND HOW SUCH A DISCUSSION GOT AROUND TO TRUMP

    NOR CAN I UNDERSTAND THE CONTINUOUS UNECESSARY HATRED OF TRUMP

    HE HAS NOT YET BROKEN ANY LAWS, OR GONE AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION.
    HE IS NOT A MUGABE OR IDI AMIN

    THE RUBBISH THAT IS BEING SPOUTED IS JUST AMAZING

    SOMETIMES I JUST LET THE JACKASSES BRAY, AND THE DOGS BARK

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  • Check In Please GP.

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  • David, yesterday I visited a hardware store in Christ Church and Roundup is displayed in large quantities on open shelves , no lock and key here. Roundup is under lock and key at other establishments for the same reason that Brandy and other big mout drinks are similarly stored ,they are expensive,attractive and come mainly in handy containers that could easily be secreted.
    Over the last couple of months we have seen many product- recalls, and advisories. Romaine lettuce,one of these recalls is still on the shelves,so is Johnson’s Baby powder.
    Most hardware stores in Barbados still stock items, mainly from the United States ,which carry warnings that they are carcinogenic in nature and banned in some states in the USA. Some copper pipe fittings ,now banned for uses with potable water, are still readily available in Barbados.
    I do hope the the authorities will not treat these recent concerns in the same manner in which they have treated the Corn Beef crisis a year ago,where they caved in after the local agency cried that they were loosing precious dollars.

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  • @Colonel Buggy

    This is the fear, who will protect the no so vigilant consumer. The BNSI does not seem to be delivering on its mandate.

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  • @ GP
    “BUT I CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY FOLK ARE STILL HARPING ABOUT SLAVERY, AND WHY IN A NATION OF 90% BLACKS, WHY THERE SHOULD BE STILL WHITE SUPREMACY”

    What is it you don’t understand?

    Maybe if we ignore it and it will go away, right?!

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  • dummy

    read what i said again
    I clearly said what it is that I dont understand and I did so in perfect English

    re Maybe if we ignore it and it will go away, right?!

    AND HARPING ABOUT IT ONLY WILL CHANGE THE PAST………OR THE FUTURE, right?!

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  • ” I clearly said what it is that I dont understand and I did so in perfect English”

    Cool. So now that has been established can we agree that perhaps you are not as intelligent as you like to pretend?

    “AND HARPING ABOUT IT ONLY WILL CHANGE THE PAST………OR THE FUTURE, right?!”
    Nonsense! It is not a binary scenario. But nice try with the straw man.

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  • How non-scientist U.S. President George H. W. Bush made GMOs safe by executive order.

    At least some of the USA Food and Drug Administration’s own scientists had been proclaiming a need for extensive testing of GMO crops before unleashing them on US consumers. However, after President Bush declared by executive order that GMO crops were substantially equivelant to non-GMO crops then, it was deemed by FDA rules that there was no need for any special testing and the crops could be released and put on the market. That substantial equivalent ruling also enable the USA to arm twist European countries into allowing in GMOs without the testing they thought was necessary. See below:

    From 2006:

    WTO, GMO and Total Spectrum Dominance
    by William Engdahl

    A strategic Washington matter

    The case first came before the World Trade Organization in a filing made by the Bush Administration in May 2003, just as the military occupation of Iraq was entering a new phase. The US President held a rare press conference to tell the world that the US was formally charging the EU, accusing the EU ‘moratorium’ on GMO approval of being a cause of starvation in Africa. Their twisted logic argued that so long as a major industrialized region such as the EU resisted planting GMO crops domestically, it caused sceptical African governments to harden their resistance to US food aid in the form of GMO crops. That, Bush charged, was causing unnecessary ‘starvation’ in Africa because some countries refused USDA food aid in form of GMO crop surpluses.

    The issue of breaking resistance barriers in the European Union to the proliferation of GMO crops has been a matter of the highest strategic priority for those controlling policy in Washington since 1992 when then-President George H.W. Bush, the father of the current President, issued an Executive Order proclaiming GMO plants such as soybeans or GMO corn to be ‘substantially equivalent’ to ordinary corn or soybeans, and, therefore, not needing any special health safety study or testing.

    That ‘substantial equivalence’ ruling by President Bush in 1992 opened the floodgates to the unregulated spread of GMO across the American agriculture landscape. As basis for its 2003 WTO filing against the EU, Washington, on behalf of agribusiness interests including Monsanto, Dow, DuPont and others, charged the EU with violation of the American ‘substantial equivalence’ doctrine!

    SNIP

    Further, there is no rule that the judges of WTO respect any national laws of any country. The three judges meet in secret without revealing the time or location. All court documents are confidential and are not published unless one party releases it. It is a modern version of the Spanish Inquisition, but with far more power.

    The EU banned the import of US beef treated with growth and other hormones, and the US lodged a formal WTO complaint. There was a long report from independent scientists showing that the hormones added to US beef were ‘cancer-causing’. The WTO three judge panel ruled that the EU did not present a ‘valid’ scientific case to refuse import, and the EU was forced to pay $150 million annually for lost US profits. (4).

    The powerful private interests who control WTO agriculture policy prefer to remain in the background as little-publicized NGO’s. One of the most influential in creating the WTO is a little-publicized organization called the IPC– the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council, shortened to International Policy Council.
    The IPC was created in 1987 to lobby for the GATT agriculture rules of WTO at the Uruguay GATT talks. The IPC demanded removal of ‘high tariff’ barriers in developing countries, remaining silent on the massive government subsidy to agribusiness in the USA.

    A look at the IPC membership explains what interests it represents. The IPC Chairman is Robert Thompson, former Assistant Secretary US Department of Agriculture and former Presidential economic adviser. Also included in the IPC are Bernard Auxenfans, Chief Operating Officer, Monsanto Global Agricultural Company and Past Chairman of Monsanto Europe S.A.; Allen Andreas of ADM/Toepfer; Andrew Burke of Bunge (US); Dale Hathaway former USDA official and head IFPRI (US).

    https://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/archive/2006/6600-wto-gmo-and-total-spectrum-dominance-242006

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  • RE So now that has been established can we agree that perhaps you are not as intelligent as you like to pretend?
    I DONT PRETEND TO BE INTELLIGENT OR TO BE ANYTHING
    BUT I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY FOLK ARE STILL HARPING ABOUT SLAVERY, AND WHY IN A NATION OF 90% BLACKS, WHY THERE SHOULD BE STILL WHITE SUPREMACY”

    YOU SO INTELLIGENT WHY CANT YOU FIX IT?
    WHY HAVENT YA FIXED IT?
    TALK TALK TALK DAY IN DAY OUT YEAR IN YEAR OUT
    TALK AINT GONNA FIX IT

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  • Monsanto and the FDA: Two crime families working a trillion-dollar hustle

    When you cut through the verbiage that surrounded the introduction of GMO food into America, you arrive at two key statements. One from Monsanto and one from the FDA, the agency responsible for overseeing, licensing, and certifying new food varieties as safe.

    Quoted in the New York Times Magazine (October 25, 1998, “Playing God in the Garden”), Philip Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications, famously stated: “Monsanto shouldn’t have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.”

    From the Federal Register, Volume 57, No.104, “Statement of [FDA] Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties,” here is what the FDA had to say on this matter: “Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety.”

    The direct and irreconcilable clash of these two statements is no accident. It’s not a sign of incompetence or sloppy work or a mistake or a miscommunication. It’s a clear signal that the fix was in.

    Passing the buck back and forth was the chilling and arrogant strategy through which Pandora’s box was pried opened and GMO food was let into the US food supply.

    In order for this titanic scam to work, the media had to cooperate. Reporters had to be a) idiots and b)sell-outs.

    With few exceptions, reporters and their editors let the story rest there, as a “he said-he said” issue. No sane principled journalist would have cut bait at that point, but who said mainstream reporters are sane or principled?

    Underneath the Monsanto-FDA buck-passing act, there was a conscious deal to give a free pass to GMO crops. This had nothing to do with science or health or “feeding the world.” It was about profits. It was also about establishing a new monopoly on food.

    More: https://www.naturalnews.com/039315_Monsanto_FDA_crime_families.html

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  • I don’t know if it causes cancer or not, yet. I know it causes severe skin conditions. Chemical warfare https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18mtF3_4WB2u3mEe1OoSb2QpwlgvI25ulAS5BheCPq4Q/edit?usp=sharing

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