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Spring Forward

Spring Forward

Winter hibernation will be over before we know it and with Spring’s bloom comes widespread use of weed killer on lawns across the globe with effects that are insidiously deadly for people and pets. Often NO notice is given or even warning signs (like the one above) are posted by maintenance staff on public or private multi-family properties notifying people that these toxic products will be, or have been, sprayed, jeopardizing the health of kids and pets that unknowingly play on toxic lawns!

Weed Killer Dog and Boy Outside

Frustratingly, we may not be able to end use of toxic products, but we can help protect our kids and pets by openly questioning lawn care workers about what products are being used and making them aware of the serious health hazards associated with unabated use of weed killer and inform them that there are safer alternatives. Also make sure that at the very least, they should post a notice of intent to spray along with caution signs (like the one at the top) on treated areas. If they are not following this basic protocol (sadly, most do not), remind them that they can be held liable since using those products improperly, in other words not following label directions such as keeping people and pets off treated areas for 48 hours, is unlawful as well as morally irresponsible.

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See excerpt below about the devastating effects of weed killer for pets (click orange link for full article):

LAWN AND GARDEN PRODUCTS CAN CAUSE CANINE (and feline) CANCER! (Source – AnimalFair.com)

Weed Killer Dog Woman
Author Wendy Diamond

Your pet’s chances of acquiring both bladder cancer and lymphoma dramatically increase if your pet is exposed to certain lawn and garden products. The lawn and garden care chemical most notorious for being toxic is called 2, 4-D, and is almost surely in your weed killer product among others.  Aside from 2, 4-D, you’ll want to avoid products with Carbary, Pronamide, Chlorothalonil, or Maneb, common pesticide components which seem to correlate closely with increased cancer risk.

Let’s put this hazard in perspective: lawns treated a handful of times per year with 2, 4-D (a common practice for many homeowners) can make frolicking dogs twice as likely to contract lymphoma.  In 2001, more than half the cases reported to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals poison control center were the result of pesticide exposure. Scottish Terriers in particular, have the risk of bladder cancer increased by four to seven fold in the presence of lawn and garden treatments with heribicidal chemicals, an unacceptably dangerous high percentage. It’s crucial to watch your own exposure to chemicals when considering lawn and garden care, but be especially mindful when protecting your oblivious pets.

Unfortunately, the companies behind these products are not obliged to detail all their specific ingredients; only the active ingredients.  This is unsatisfactory for the concerned pet parent and health conscious person, because even the inactive ingredients possess carcinogenic chemicals.  A leading veterinary researcher, Lawrence T. Glickman, VMD, Dr. PH, explains that, “These other ingredients are thought to be inert and, therefore, are not tested or even listed on the product label… But four billion pounds of these other untested chemicals reach our lawns and gardens every year, and we theorize they are triggering cancer in [dogs]…”

The products many people cast upon their grass, flowers and weeds are thus clearly harmful to humans and even more hazardous to our pets, considering how often your animals run through the lawn, face in the grass, and its paws inevitably stained with chemicals.  Pets then lick their paws, and directly ingest the chemicals.  Even when your pet just sets foot in the grass, the chemicals that rub off on its fur can be absorbed easily into its skin. And we know how irresistible it is for dogs to stop, drop and roll in the lawn.  It happens every time!

Use all-natural lawn and garden care products.  For instance, rather than using a standard name-brand product which might likely contain harmful toxins, try deploying things like corn gluten meal, a natural weed killer which doubles as a fertilizer.  For pest control, try diatomaceous earth and boric acid.  Taking these steps alleviates concern, and increasing confidence when your dog runs around outside.  Until you find these alternative products, be sure to give your dog a quick wash after being on the grass.  Scrub his paws and give his coat a solid clean with a towel.

The most reliable method; eliminate herbicides, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and all other unnatural treatments from your life altogether. Not only will this build the firewall between your dog and despairing fates (like cancer), but will keep you healthy as well … win-win!

NOTE:  If your dog has been exposed to any of these harmful chemical products, be sure to contact the Animal Poison Control Center (ASPCA) at 888-426-4435.  Also, let your veterinarian know, as incidents involving pesticides can and should be documented.

For the Best the Pet Lifestyle and animal welfare has to offer follow Wendy Diamond on Facebook, Twitter, and right here at AnimalFair.com!

Weed Killer Dog on Grass
A special thank you to Wendy for her informative article!

So, why help perpetuate toxic warfare chemical corporations profiting from poisoning life on this planet when there are safe, natural, cost effective alternatives? It’s not just 2,4D based products or glyphosate, its ALL toxic chemical based weed killers and pesticides that pose a threat, regardless of what brand or how they are marketed as “safe” or “EPA approved” (which we have learned means nothing more than a propagandized pay-off by the profiting corporation). Below is an eloquently worded letter effectively shattering the myth of “safety”:


Why Alternatives To Herbicides Should Be Used, On Earth Day
and Everyday A Response To A Weed Manager

By: Jay Feldman - Executive Director, Beyond Pesticides

It is often the case that those who use pesticides use them with 
the belief that they are safe because they are registered by the 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state in which these 
toxic chemicals are used. However, when public officials who 
coordinate weed management programs profess this safety myth about 
pesticides they strike a blow to public trust and understanding of 
the real risks, known and unknown, of chemicals that happen to be 
in wide use and result in widespread human and environmental 
exposure.

The Boulder County, Colorado Weed Manager committed this violation
of public trust when she wrote in the summer issue of the Boulder
County Parks and Open Space publication Images, "Why I Sprayed 
Herbicides on Earth Day," and seriously misled the public on 
critical questions of public and environmental safety. Here Cindy 
Owsley, in defense of pesticide use, is misinformed, and, as a 
result misinforms. 

In fact, investigation after investigation, which should be known
to a public official of Ms. Owsley stature, say quite the opposite.
Of the 18 most commonly used herbicides (herbicides are weed killers,
a large and growing part of the family of pesticides), seven are 
cancer causing, six cause birth defects, six cause reproductive 
effects, eight are neurotoxic, 9 damaging to the kidney and liver, 
and 14 are irritants, according to EPA and National Institutes for
Health data. And that's just health effects. When considering 
environmental effects, such as ability to contaminate groundwater
and toxicity to fish, bees and birds, the majority are culprits.  

Even worse, we do not know what we should about the pesticides to
be taking the kind of cavalier attitude espoused by Ms. Owsley.
The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) found in its 1990 report, 
Lawn Care Pesticides: Risks Remain Uncertain While Prohibited Safety 
Claims Continue, that the public is mislead on questions of 
pesticide safety. While nine years have passed since this finding, 
not much has changed. The majority of weed killers used by the 
Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department have not been fully
tested in accordance with modern safety standards. Moreover, the
EPA has stated clearly that numerous tests have are not even 
performed as part of the pesticide registration that should be --
tests for endocrine disrupting effects (impacts of these chemicals
on fetal development, sexual traits and cancer later in life) 
and impacts on children generally. In addition, pesticides are not
currently tested in mixtures with other chemicals for their additive,
cumulative or synergistic effects. 

The majority of pesticide formulations, whose uses are advocated
by Ms. Owsley, are comprised of so-called "inert" ingredients that
are often more toxic than the parent compound and not disclosed 
on the product label. They have been protected as trade secret
information. Neither Ms. Owsley nor the public generally can fully
identify what solvents, mixing agents, or adjuvants are contained
in the products used. 

In its report, GAO said, "The lawn care pesticides industry [which
uses the chemicals we are talking about here] is making claims 
that its products are safe or nontoxic. GAO's review found nine
instances of safety claims, such as "completely safe for humans," 
made by manufacturers, distributors, and professional applicators. 
EPA, using its standards for pesticide labels, considers that these
claims, when made by manufacturers and distributors, are false and
misleading." More recently, New York State last year reached a
settlement with Monsanto requiring the company to cease its 
misleading advertising campaign. In that case, New York Attorney 
General Dennis Vacco, called Monsanto's ad campaign "particularly
troubling," and forced the company to remove certain "health and
environmental claims, similar to Ms. Owsley. Monsanto claimed that
Roundup, which contains the active ingredient glyphosate, is 
"safer than table salt," and that Roundup "can be used where
kids and pets play, and breaks down into natural material," 
despite the warning label which clearly states environmental hazards. 
Sound familiar?

Ms. Owsley is making a value judgement, devoid of scientific fact,
when she so glibly advocates pesticide use. Her value is that it
is O.K. to spray poisons knowing that there are risks and incomplete
information on the full range of hazards to people, including 
children, and the environment, now and in the future.  In describing
the federal law, a former pesticide registration division director
at EPA said in an affidavit that an EPA pesticide registration 
"does not constitute a finding of a pesticide's safety. To the 
contrary, the fact of registration only means that EPA has found
the risks of use of a pesticide to be outweighed by the benefits
of the pesticide's use." With incomplete information, and like most
pest managers who ignore the fact that EPA has not evaluated the
benefits of pesticides in light of less toxic alternatives or 
approaches for which we have full safety information, Ms. Owsley
is playing with our health and environmental safety.

Let's get the truth out and have an informed community debate 
about the health of families, children and the environment, rather
than belittle the meaning, importance and legacy of Earth Day. Maybe
then, as a community and as pest managers, we would decide to adopt
the non-chemical option that has worked successfully time and time
again.

*************************************************************************

Beyond Pesticides
National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides
701 E Street, SE #200
Washington, DC 20003
Phone 202-543-5450
Fax 202-543-4791

Below are some tips for environmentally friendly organic weed killer that’s SAFE!

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ORGANIC WEED KILLER SOLUTION

1 gallon vinegar

1 cup table salt

2 tablespoons eco-friendly dish soap (Ecover, Biokleen, Bronner’s, etc.)

Mix well, transfer to sprayer and douse weeds. Repeat as needed.

Click orange link above for source.

Not only is homemade vinegar based weed killer safer for humans, pets and the planet, but it saves money too! It’s even more safe to substitute earth friendly biodegradable dish soap in place of brands like Dawn or Ajax.

Some recipes call for only vinegar and dish soap, others add salt (table or epsom) to be more effective. Pouring boiling hot water directly on weeds is also a safe and effective way to get rid of unwanted vegetation in your yard. Also, good old fashioned by hand weed pulling never fails, and working in the garden is therapeutic for those that have the time.

See video and article excerpt below to learn more about the serious health risks of RoundUp from research scientist Dr. Anthony Samsel who has extensively studied glyphosate. Click orange link for full article.

Researcher Reveals Monsanto Has Known Since 1981 That Glyphosate (RoundUp) Promotes Cancer  (Source – Dr. Mercola):

Dr. Samsel is a research scientist who is passionate about farming, gardening, and agriculture, making him particularly suitable for investigating glyphosate.

“I was with the ‘think tank,’ Arthur D. Little (ADL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts for many years working as a research scientist on many types of projects, from product development to environmental sciences to later switching to health sciences,” he says.

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. Samsel was one of the authors of the Chemical Hazard Response Information System (CHRIS) manual for the US Coast Guard.  He is also a valuable contributor to our article comments section (Vital Votes).

Besides his career in science, he also owned and operated several farms in New England, and it was this first-hand experience that led him to begin investigating the effects of glyphosate in the first place.

Monsanto Has Known for Nearly 35 Years That GMOs Promote Cancer

Dr. Samsel eventually asked the EPA for Monsanto’s trade secret documentation, as most of the approval process for glyphosate was based on studies Monsanto had done by outside contractors. That process began in the late 1970s and concluded around 1983 with the registration of the chemical. Since then, it’s gone through a couple of re-reviews. But Dr. Samsel wanted access to those documents to investigate what the EPA and Monsanto really knew about glyphosate from the very beginning.

“I asked EPA, as a research scientist, to be able to access those documents in my research. I was denied by the Environmental Protection Agency, initially,” he says. “It finally took Senator Shaheen’s office, here in New Hampshire, to move the EPA… They sent [the documents] to me on a disc. I had to sign for them. I was also told that I could not share them with foreign nationals under a penalty of law…

However, I’ve been going through 12 to 14 of these documents in the file. They represent thousands and thousands of pages of data on studies that were done on laboratory animals. What amazed me was that Monsanto knew in 1981 that glyphosate caused adenomas and carcinomas in the rats that they’ve studiedThe highest incidence of tumorigenic growth occurred in the pituitary glandthe second highest levels were in the breasts of the female rats, in the mammary glands… Thirdly, the next highest tumorigenic growth was found in the testicles of male rats..”

GMO Fed Rats Developed TUMORS
Photo Source: Dr. Gilles-Éric Séralini

In essence, Monsanto’s research of glyphosate showed similar findings as Dr. Gilles-Éric Séralini, whose damning lifetime GMO feeding study11 was wrongfully retracted12,13,14,15largely due to Monsanto’s influence. (Séralini’s paper was later re-published with open access in the Springer Group journal Environmental Sciences Europe.16)

Monsanto’s own research also supports the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determination that glyphosate is a Class 2 A “probable human carcinogen.”17,18,19 –a determination Monsanto is now trying to get retracted. What’s more, the research shows that lower doses of glyphosate tend to have a greater effect than higher doses, and the doses at which damage was found to occur are comparable to the glyphosate levels found in wheat, sugar, corn and soy in the American diet.

Monsanto Never Published These Negative Findings

So how did Monsanto and Biodynamics—the company doing the research—hide these inconvenient facts? According to Dr. Samsel, they cancelled out the controls and the damning findings by using historical control data from unrelated studies. It’s also worth noting that these negative findings were never published in the peer-reviewed literature or submitted to the EPA or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Cancer was clearly shown in their 26-month long feeding study, but the only studies Monsanto has published are studies done in less than three months, which hides the consequences of eating glyphosate and genetically engineered foods over the course of a lifetime.

“I’m looking at a Biodynamics report here as Project number 77-2062, ‘A Lifetime Feeding Study of Glyphosate in Rats,’ and every page of this document says, ‘Contains trade secret or otherwise confidential information of Monsanto Company.’ I have a letter here from Monsanto’s health and safety officer. He was the head guy at Monsanto at the time, back in 1981. In his letter, he asked the US EPA to seal the documents and to treat them as trade secret. I personally feel that this is a violation of the public review process…

Now that I’ve looked at Monsanto’s trade secret documents that the public doesn’t have access to, I’m in the process of writing the Environmental Protection Agency and I’m asking them to release those. They have no right to withhold that information from the public. Because what I’ve seen in those documents, it clearly shows that Monsanto knew in 1981 that glyphosate caused tumorigenic growth and carcinomas in multiple organs and tissues… At the rate we’re going, we’re going to kill billions of people,” Dr. Samsel says.

Removing Glyphosate Is Imperative to Protect Human Health and Future Generations

According to Dr. Samsel, we’re seeing the effects of glyphosate in human disease statistics now. His work with Dr. Stephanie Seneff and Dr. Nancy Swanson show that chronic disease rates are at an all-time high, including the specific tumors found in Monsanto’s 26-month feeding study, as well as the Séralini study and others—specifically pituitary, kidney, breast, testicular, thyroid tumors, and thymic hyperplasia.

“There was some work that was recently done where they looked at the CT scans of patients who had thyroid disease and also found that they had thymic hyperplasia. Well, guess what? In the rat study, they found high incidence of thymic hyperplasia as well as thyroid adenomas and carcinomas,” Dr. Samsel says. “If we don’t take this chemical out of the food supply, everybody will be affected. Everybody that is eating the Western diet. Everybody.

Now, for some diseases, the incidence rate among rats were slightly less than 50 percent—some were as high as 80 percent of the treated group. Obviously, we’re not seeing 80 percent of people in Western populations coming down with tumors. But we might eventually… Rats have an average lifespan of two to two and a half years, whereas the human lifespan is around 80. We’ve only been eating GMOs for about 15 years, but already disease statistics are clearly rising, and rising dramatically. Dr. Samsel believes there’s no doubt genetically engineered (GE) foods will shorten the human lifespan.

“In the 20th month, the rats had an 80 to 90 percent survival rate. But when we got to around 24 months, more than 50 percent of the rats had died. When we got to month 26, I think they only had 30 percent left.”

While correlation is not causation, were we to extrapolate, it would suggest that unless we stop eating glyphosate and genetically engineered foods, the vast majority of us will contract a life-threatening disease in our late senior years, and few will die from plain old age. Other non-life threatening diseases are also cropping up at a furious rate—neurological disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a wide variety of behavioral problems.

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Photo Credit GMO Free USA <<<click link

Good health starts in our own back yard. For everyone that lives in an apartment complex, or has school aged children or pets that play outside on those lawns and at schools & parks, always ask lawn care workers what they are spraying on your lawn and share this information far & wide… together we can create a healthier world for all!

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Peace & Love…

~Rebel Siren

Unity ALL Life

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES

EU Gives Monsanto Mixed Message on Roundup’s Cancer-Causing Potential – AlterNet

Research shows that glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup, can damage DNA, disrupt development and cause morbidity, even at normal levels of use.

World Health Organization (WHO) – announces findings that Roundup ingredients ‘probably’ causes cancer in humans

World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer announced findings that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp line of pesticides, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The research, published in The Lancet Oncology, relies on studies conducted on the chemical over the last few decades.

SEED – The Untold Story

“Inspiring film that unearths the dramatic story of seeds. From the creators of QUEEN OF THE SUN & REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN“.

UPDATE:  This film is due to be released in 2016. Click this link for more information or to help support its production: Seed The Movie

For future updates be sure to like SEED: The Untold Story’s FACEBOOK PAGE

Cheers to our good health!!!

GMO Myths and Truths

GMO Myths and Truths

GMOs Myths and Truths  <— Click this orange link for a detailed and comprehensive scientific journal by the following authors:

Michael Antoniou, PhD, reader in molecular genetics and department head at Gene Expression and Therapy Group, King’s College London – School of Medicine, London, UK.  With 28 years’ experience in the use of genetic engineering technology investigating gene organization and control, has over 40 peer reviewed publications of original work, and holds inventor status on a number of gene expression biotechnology patents. Dr. Antoniou has a large network of collaborators in industry and academia who are making use of his discoveries in gene control mechanisms for the production of research, diagnostic and therapeutic products and safe and efficacious human somatic gene therapy for inherited and acquired genetic disorders.

John Fagan, PhD, is a leading authority on sustainability in the food system, biosafety, and GMO testing. He is founder and chief scientific officer of one of the world’s first GMO testing and certification companies, through which he has pioneered the development of innovative tools to verify and advance food purity, safety and sustainability. He co-founded Earth Open Source which uses open source collaboration to advance sustainable food production. Earlier, he conducted cancer research at the US National Institutes of Health. He holds a PhD in biochemistry and molecular and cell biology from Cornell University.

Claire Robinson, M.Phil., Research Director at Earth Open Source. She has a background in investigative reporting and the communication of topics relating to public health, science and policy, and the environment. She is an editor at GMWatch, a public information service on issues relating to genetic modification, and was formerly managing editor at SpinProfiles now www.powerbase.info.

 

SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL BY THE ABOVE AUTHORS: GMOs Myths and Truths

 

The information contained in this journal effectively dispels big biotech’s ridiculous accusation that it is “anti-science” to question the safety of GMOs and advocate for honesty in labeling!  The concerns over GMOs should be taken seriously, and at the very least, they should be labeled properly.  The fact that big biotech/agribusiness/global food manufacturers are unwilling to properly label and are spending big money to fight it, exposes their deceit and the fact that they care more about profiting than our health!  Agriculture giants and biotech companies spend big to defeat Prop. 37 

More: Farmer Debunks Corporate Propaganda Against Proposed Law to Label Genetically Modified Food

 

It’s time we take control of our food system away from big biotech/agribusiness and put it in the hands of REAL organic farmers that care more about life, health, and sustainability, than just turning a profit!  It’s that simple.  Please support labeling laws in your State… don’t we have the right to know what is in our food?  If you care about your family, choose NON-GMO, organically grown food. In good health!

~Rebel Siren

 

The Science Of Patents, Profits, and Propaganda!  Crisis Position, Richard Strohman, PhD

The Science Of Patents, Profits, and Propaganda! Crisis Position, Richard Strohman, PhD

Richard Strohman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley  — 

The reason why Monsanto can claim scientific soundness is that they are only answering the technical question, `Can I move this gene and this characteristic from A to B?’ They are not asking the questions that the current understanding of cell biology demands. You can ask the technical question and get the answer you are looking for. You can take a gene from A and put it into B. We know that. But that’s the only question we can answer with certainty. We now realize that there are a whole host of other questions.

Genes exist in networks, interactive networks which have a logic of their own. The technology point of view does not deal with these networks. It simply addresses genes in isolation. But genes do not exist in isolation. And the fact that the industry folks don’t deal with these networks is what makes their science incomplete and dangerous. If you send these new genetic structures out into the world, into hundreds of thousands of acres, you’re going into the world with a premature application of a scientific principle.

We’re in a crisis position where we know the weakness of the genetic concept, but we don’t know how to incorporate it into a new, more complete understanding. Monsanto knows this. DuPont knows this. Novartis knows this. They all know what I know. But they don’t want to look at it because it’s too complicated and it’s going to cost too much to figure out. The number of questions, the number of possibilities for what happens to a cell, to the whole organism when you insert a foreign gene, are almost incalculable. And the time it would take to assess the infinite possibilities that arise is beyond the capabilities of computers. But that’s what you get when you’re dealing with living systems.” —

Richard Strohman, PhD

Recognizing the many hazards of GMOs doesn’t make people that support labeling law bills “anti-science”, and raises the question, how exactly is it “anti-science” to advocate for honesty in labeling?   Big biotech and associates, in their dirty approach to defeat labeling laws, are claiming that those of us who advocate for proper labeling laws are a bunch of ignorant “anti-science nuts”, a dirty tactic to discredit us.

The above quote from scientist, Dr. Richard Strohman, PhD, from Safe Food News 2000, proves that credible scientists, not on big biotech’s payroll, are concerned about the unknown long term effects of GMOs.  So, unless scientists are “anti-science”, big biotech’s accusations have no basis whatsoever, except to prove that they will resort to name calling and lies to try to stop our right to know what is in our food!  Learn more about what this scientist and others have to say:  Say No To GMOs! – Scientists Speak

Weighing the GMO arguments: Weighing the GMO arguments

Scientists concerned about the hazards of GMOs: World Scientists Statement

The plain and simple truth is that Monsanto and the other biotech corporations exploit the science of gene technology in order to make a profit by patenting their mutated seeds that have been genetically engineered for the sole purpose of withstanding saturation of their poisonous warfare chemicals, and monopolizing the farming industry with their mono-crops that are rendering the soil infertile and destroying our pollinators, all at the expense of our health and future sustainability!  If that isn’t a crime against humanity, what is?!

Thank you to all Californians who supported Prop 37. Millions of dollars were spent by purveyors of GMOs to defeat it and it lost, however, it opened the door for other States to propose similar bills to LABEL GMOS. Don’t we have a right to know what’s in our food?  The backers of the campaign against Prop 37 spent big bucks to fight honest labeling, what exactly are they hiding?  Agriculture giants and biotech companies spend big to defeat Prop. 37

SEEDS OF DEATH – A Gary Null Production

Know what you’re eating, do research, become educated and stay informed in order to make the best choices when buying food, and stick with organic!  Support local organic farmers!  Let’s take back control of our food supplies and stop letting toxic chemical companies genetically manipulate, taint, and poison, our food for profit!

Thank you for your support, because the person you’re really supporting is YOU!

 

Vietnam War Weapon To Be Sprayed On US Corn Crops

Vietnam War Weapon To Be Sprayed On US Corn Crops

 

Collectively speaking, we must be insane to let toxic chemical companies, and greedy corporate food manufacturers, dominate and control our food supply!  There are still some people out there that deny there is a problem and not only accept, but advocate for, “conventional” farming with crops that are doused with poison!  These deniers might as well say that moths don’t eat sweaters since they don’t have teeth.

Buy a wool sweater and hang it in the closet with a moth then see what happens.  While it may not be the adult moths that eat sweaters, their larvae do a fine job of turning your cashmere and wool into Swiss cheese; by the same token, Big Ag is poisoning us with their toxic genetically modified organisms (GMOs) designed to withstand enormous amounts of toxic herbicides and pesticides, contributing to Colony Collapse Disorder (bee decline),  jeopardizing the future.

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Denying anything is wrong with the food system because Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, Bayer, BASF, and DuPont, whose only interest is to PROFIT, (not “feed the world” as they claim), have the big dollars it takes to protect “big ag”, might as well go ahead and deny that moths eat sweaters, that grass is green and that the earth revolves around the sun, while our collective health deteriorates and our pollinators continue to die off in large numbers.

Maybe when these deniers (most of which are paid corporate trolls), learn that they are suffering from diabetes, autoimmune disorders, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies, and a host of other illnesses, and they’re knocking on death’s door, they’ll finally realize something is amiss with the foods they’ve been consuming all these years and will regret not doing something about it sooner.  Who decided to let toxic chemical companies control our food anyway?!  Did someone answer yes to, “would you like a side of Agent Orange with that”?…

2,4D is a 50% composite of the neurotoxin, Agent Orange.  Oh, but wait, didn’t “they” say that the poisons sprayed by men in hazmat suits on crops are perfectly “safe”?  Yes, they sure did!  Just like they said that DDT was safe.  It’s not like they’d lie, cheat, steal, and even kill, to make money, right?…  For more information:

http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/12/27/2011-33009/dow-agr…

“We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a petition from Dow AgroScience LLC seeking a determination of nonregulated status of corn designated as DAS-40278-9, which has been genetically engineered for increased resistance to broadleaf herbicides in the phenoxy auxin group (such as the herbicide 2,4-D) and resistance to grass herbicides in the aryloxyphenoxypropionate acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase inhibitor group (such as quizalofop herbicides).”

The chemical pesticide group 2,4-D can cause acute toxicity and was a major component (roughly 50%) of Agent Orange, says Cornell University:
http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/extoxnet/24d-captan/24d-ext.html

Rats fed 2,4-D produced “fetuses with abdominal cavity bleeding and increased mortality,” says the Cornell link above, which also states that 2,4-D may cause infertility, birth defects, organ toxicity and neurological effects. —

Previously used as a weapon in the Vietnam War, 2,4-D may now be dropped en masse on U.S. crop fields

“What’s most astonishing about this petition request is that if it is approved, the U.S. would then become an “agricultural war zone” where genetically engineered corn is “carpet bombed” with 2,4-D chemicals. Being resistant to such chemicals, the GE corn may then uptake those chemicals into its own structures and grain kernels, thereby creating corn laced with 2,4-D that would be unleashed when you eat your corn-based breakfast cereals or corn tortillas.

Corn is in practically everything you buy at the grocery store, one way or another.  Watch the documentary King Corn to learn more”. —

REFERENCE: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/12/27/2011-33009/dow-agroscience-llc-availability-of-petition-plant-pest-risk-assessment-and-environmental-assessment

Source:  http://www.naturalnews.com/034492_Dow_AgroScience_deregulation_2-4-D.html#ixzz24DfNuSre

To the deniers of the world, WAKE UP!!!  Meanwhile, the rest of us will be busy exposing corruption in the food system and taking action to rid our foods of unwanted, unhealthy substances!

For instance, global processed food giant and backer against Prop 37 (CA proposed bill to label genetically modified foods – update did NOT pass due to heavy corporate influence opposing it spending in excess of 45 MILLION dollars to oppose the bill all the while claiming “labeling would cost too much”, despite labels being changed ALL THE TIME for various reasons), Rich’s Foods Corporation, is one of the largest dragons to slay.

Rich’s puts HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) and GMOs in all of their foods, including breads and deli dishes, that they market WORLDWIDE!  If you don’t recognize the name, “Rich’s”, it could be because the store/bakery/deli/restaurants that sell their products, do so under their own name (talk about sneaky)… This giant global corporation serves the world unhealthy ingredients in their “tasty” dishes that are sold to busy, unsuspecting families.

Rich Products Corporation is getting “rich” $$$$$$$$$ at the expense of people’s health. Profit over people is the name of their game, evident in this interview with owner, Bob Rich, Jr…. 

(When will people’s health become more important than profit?… when the earth has become an unsustainable toxic wasteland and all life on it is dead)?…

Know what is in your food, stay informed, and speak up to let “BIG AG” (toxic warfare chemical corporations like the “BIG SIX“, Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, BASF, and DuPont, know that “we the people” refuse to accept their “poison for profit”!

Thanks for your support because the person that you are actually supporting is YOU!

Cheers to good health and vitality!

 

REFERENCES:

“Big 6” Pesticide Corporations Top the List of Food Labeling Opponents – PANNA

Prop 37: food companies spend $45m to defeat California GM label bill – The Guardian

Prop 37 Fails After Big Money Is Spent By GMO Profiteers To Defeat It – The Guardian