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category national | environment | news report author Wednesday July 30, 2014 22:23author by Mick MacThomais Report this post to the editors

Glyphosphate in Roundup and very disturbing research.

Disturbing discoveries relating to glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup—keep emerging. No less than two shocking discoveries recently went public on the same day...

Earlier this month, groundbreaking research was published detailing a newfound mechanism of harm of the chemical.

Now, testing shows that people in 18 countries across Europe have glyphosate in their bodies1, while yet another study reveals that the chemical has estrogenic properties and drive breast cancer proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range2. As reported by GreenMedinfo.com:

“Does this help explain the massive mammary tumors that the only long term animal feeding study on Roundup and GM corn ever performed recently found?”

Meanwhile, a new EU-US free trade agreement3,4 known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), has again cracked the door open for genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods into Europe.

This may effectively negate the hard work Europeans have done to limit the proliferation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their food supply, and with genetically engineered “Roundup Ready” crops and the food made from it come increased glyphosate exposure...

Despite these shocking scientific reports Teagasc ,the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland, are still advising even instructing food producers in Eire to use the cancer giving agent .

The Teagasc website reads as regards Glyphosates as follows:

Applying pre-harvest glyphosate to a crop will give the most effective long-term control of scutch, thistles, potatoes, etc.

It then also goes further to add :

"A number of adjuvants are available that will improve the spreading and deposition of the glyphosate and also generally improve rain
fastness, where not already included in the formulation."

In fact the Teagasc website brought up 191 results all of them promoting this cancer giving poison to food producers in Eire.

People Across Europe Test Positive for Glyphosate

A 2011 study detected glyphosate in 60-100 percent of all US air and rain samples, and last year another study revealed widespread glyphosate contamination in groundwater. When groundwater is used as a drinking water source, this contamination poses a risk to animals, plants and humans alike.

Now, the first-ever test for weed killer contamination in human bodies was commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe5. Volunteers from 18 different countries provided urine samples.

Of the 182 urine samples tested, an average of 44 percent was found to contain glyphosate, although the proportion of contamination varied from country to country. All volunteers were city dwellers who had not handled or used glyphosate, and only one person per household was tested.

Macedonia and Bulgaria had the least number of positive tests (10 percent), while 90 percent of samples in Malta tested positive. Seventy percent of volunteers in Germany, UK and Poland had the weed killer in their bodies.

Another groundbreaking report, published earlier this month in the journal Entropy9, argues that glyphosate residues, found in most commonly consumed foods in the US, “enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease.” As explained by the authors, Dr. Stephanie Seneff and Anthony Samsel:

“Glyphosate’s claimed mechanism of action in plants is the disruption of the shikimate pathway... The currently accepted dogma is that glyphosate is not harmful to humans or to any mammals because the shikimate pathway is absent in all animals.

However, this pathway is present in gut bacteria, which play an important and heretofore largely overlooked role in human physiology through an integrated biosemiotic relationship with the human host. In addition to aiding digestion, the gut microbiota synthesize vitamins, detoxify xenobiotics, and participitate in immune system homeostasis and gastrointestinal tract permeability. Furthermore, dietary factors modulate the microbial composition of the gut.”

Remember, the bacteria in your body outnumber your cells by 10 to 1. For every cell in your body, you have 10 microbes of various kinds, and all of them have the shikimate pathway, so they will all respond to the presence of glyphosate! It causes extreme disruption of the microbe’s function and lifecycle; worse yet, glyphosate preferentially affects beneficial bacteria, allowing pathogens to overgrow. At that point, your body also has to contend with the toxins produced by the pathogens. Once the chronic inflammation sets in, you’re well on your way toward chronic and potentially debilitating disease. In a nutshell, Dr. Seneff has summarized the two key problems caused by glyphosate in the diet as:

Nutritional deficiencies
Systemic toxicity
She believes glyphosate is possibly the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies, including but not limited to:

Autism Gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis and Crohn's disease Obesity
Allergies Cardiovascular disease Depression
Cancer Infertility Alzheimer’s disease
Parkinson’s disease Multiple sclerosis ALS

Stop this poison been used by food producers in Eire . Contact your local TD .

Related Link: http://www.teagasc.ie/search/index.asp?q=glyphosate
author by Redoakpublication date Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:18Report this post to the editors

This is a very important explanation of why we need to return to organic farming, the acceptable limits which are used in doctored studies used by vested interests are way to high. They do not take into account the variance in metabolism and genetic makeup of people. While person A may be well able to detoxify a certain amount of this crap person B ( usually vulnerable children ) may have the genetic glitch that makes them a poor detoxer and we have the perfect storm for autism and chronic disease.

"However, this pathway is present in gut bacteria, which play an important and heretofore largely overlooked role in human physiology through an integrated biosemiotic relationship with the human host. In addition to aiding digestion, the gut microbiota synthesize vitamins, detoxify xenobiotics, and participitate in immune system homeostasis and gastrointestinal tract permeability. Furthermore, dietary factors modulate the microbial composition of the gut.”

Teagasc will have serious questions to answer in the near future especially in relation to their GMO trials in Co Carlow.

Related Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/autism-risk-higher-near-pe...88178
author by FMpublication date Fri Aug 01, 2014 13:02Report this post to the editors

Thanks for highlighting this.

author by Artpublication date Sun Aug 03, 2014 14:54Report this post to the editors

Teagasc will not have to worry, as nobody representing the industrial farmers is asking questions. Minister Coveney on a visit to the North, when questioned about GMOs, said they were going down the GM route persay.The public are mostly dumbed down and suffer from the madness of crowds syndrome, Ie "people think in herds, it is said they go mad in herds, and only recover their senses slowly and one by one" Great comment and I hope there is an awakening soon.

author by Redoakpublication date Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:18Report this post to the editors

I get what your saying Art, the frustration at people's dumbness can be overwhelming at times but I have noticed signs of light even among more conservative family members. They are witnessing the high levels of cancer and autism amongst family and neighbours and talking with the older generation about it. The consensus would have us believe that the increased rates are due to better detection these days but this is only partially true. The food additives, pesticides, lack of nutrition in the food supply and pollutants are changing our makeup and condemning a lot of people to a sub-standard level of health and vitality that manifests in conditions such as chronic fatigue etc. Imagine if you could eat food that was grown in soil with the same mineral content as say 300 years ago and drink water free of pollution for just one month. The improvement you would notice in energy and mood levels would be huge in comparison to the dead crud that we have to eat now if you can't always afford organic or because of cross contamination near organic food.

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