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Purely for Profit, or Hidden Motives?

ROUNDUP-2Products containing Glyphosate are worldwide money-spinners for their manufacturers. As these products are Defoliants, and not just weed killers, they can only be used on crops that have been genetically engineered to withstand them. However, Glyphosate is not the only component of these proprietary products, and the combination with other aggressive chemicals is more injurious to human health.

It is very worrying that manufacturers have been pressing for higher allowances of their product as a residual component in the crops produced, and furthermore that these higher allowances have been supported by the FDA.

It has also been maintained that Glyphosate does not accumulate in the human body, but evidence is coming forward to show that this is patently not the case. In fact, it seems clear that even sucklings can no longer be protected from the effects of these chemicals, as they are present in their mother’s breastmilk. See:-
World’s Number 1 Herbicide Discovered in U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk

So, not only are we at risk from the effects from GM foods themselves, we are also at risk from the ingestion of chemicals used in their production. And all with the support of the US government!

If you wanted to find a bio-weapon that was slow-acting, and difficult to pinpoint as the cause of a world-wide epidemic of misery and suffering leading to early death, you need look no further –
its already here!

All this could change!

It seems the dragon has finally awoken, and is taking notice. It is not pleased with what it sees!
We Must Face the Harm Caused by Imported GM Soybeans to 1.3 Billion Chinese People

“China is the homeland of soybeans. Before 1994, China was a net export nation of soybeans. Since 1995, China began to import soybeans. Thereafter, the import volume began to rapidly rise. In 2010, the import volume reached 50 million tons; in 2012, China imported 63.38 million tons, accounting for 80% of China’s soybean market.”

“The GM soybeans imported by China mainly are the glyphosate-tolerant Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans developed by the transnational company Monsanto. Roundup is a patented herbicide introduced by Monsanto in the 70s, which has special kinship with Agent Orange used by the American military during the Vietnam war. Roundup’s main active composition is glyphosate, mixed with toxic surfactants, like POEA.”

“During the past 20 years, the health level of the Chinese people has rapidly deteriorated with various diseases rapidly increasing. The situation is shocking.”

The paper shows that members of the Chinese Government have now realized that GM soybeans are causing health damage to their population, which may lead to a looming total ban on all GM soybean imports.

Just the strong signal that we need!

Must Reads!

I’m very sorry about this, but I don’t have time to make detailed comment on the articles referenced below, but they are important enough to bring to your attention.

I sincerely hope that you can find the time to read them thoroughly!

Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer CropScience: The GMO Biotech Sector can’t win the Scientific Debate. Co-optation, Deception and Collusion

Police State and Mounting Poverty in Britain: David Cameron’s Concept of a “Big Society” is Continuing Jesus’ work

Every coalition U-turn: the list in full

Public service cuts deepen as councils near financial tipping point

Hospitals need thousands of extra nurses ‘or patients’ safety will be at risk’

I fear that we are documenting the demise of the UK!

New GM Trials in UK? – No – Its GaMe Over!

There are new calls for GM trials in the UK, but they are completely misguided. This is like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted, and the stable is already burning to the ground.

Not only does this discount the fact that the GM euphoria in the USA is over, see –
http://modernfarmer.com/2013/12/post-gmo-economy/ and
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/16/america-gm-backlash-consumers-farmers-britain
but it also ignores the medical evidence that Glyphosate, and even more so Roundup, present an ever-present health risk to humans when found in the food chain – even at minimal levels.

The latest information I have on this comes from The Institute of Science in Society, and can be found at http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_Roundup_and_Human_Male_Infertility.php
A fully referenced and illustrated version of this article is posted on ISIS members website and is otherwise available for download (You will need to pay for this!)

I reproduce only the paragraph headers here – they should be more than enough to make you sit up and take notice:-

    1. “The infertility timebomb: are men facing extinction?”
    2. Infertility trend associated with testicular germ cell cancer, congenital malformations & low testosterone
    3. Age-independent testosterone decline reflects rise in glyphosate use with GM crops
    4. Roundup more damaging than glyphosate
    5. Acute Roundup exposure at very low concentrations kills cells in the immature testis
    6. Detailed mechanisms of action identified
    7. Oxidative stress and endocrine disrupting effects specific to Roundup

If you want more detail on this, you could look at my previous post “Are Our Farmers Poisoning Us?”. You will find the link in the Post Finder in the top menu bar above.

If you really want to improve matters, start campaigning to stop Pre-Harvest Desiccation using Roundup.

And last, but by no means least, look at the report entitled “Seeds of Doubt – North American farmers’ experiences of GM crops” produced by the Soil Association. You can download the PDF file yourself at:-
http://www.soilassociation.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=6lQJZLPalqo%3D&tabid=390

I reproduce a part of the conclusion here for convenience:-

“The findings show that GM crops would obstruct the UK government from meeting its public commitments and policy
objectives: to ensure that the expansion of organic farming is not undermined by the introduction of GM crops and that farming should be competitive and meet consumer requirements.

Now let’s have enough of this nonsense. Its GaMe Over!