GMO’s

The human population is scattering the earth faster than ever, and with this growth in population our industries grow hungrier for the resources that thrust our economy and society forward. Sadly though, most of us are more concerned about a stable business than a sustainable home planet, and it is those ravenous tycoons that also hold the power of misinforming and subduing the public to look past their destructive acts.

How is it that one in nine people don’t have enough food to live while one third of the world is overweight? There is a clear misdistribution of resources. One might then be led to think some people eat too much, and although that is true in many cases, the culprit for this vast global nourishment gap is the indirect consumption of industrial crops.

Pesticides were made to economize and capitalize on the food nature freely offers us. They quickly gained popularity and almost in unison came the growth of genetically modified foods. A few hallmarks of biotechnology sufficed to propel the pesticide industry forward were golden rice and virus-resistant papaya. Golden rice was created by altering certain genes in rice so that it biosynthesizes beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A), in the hopes it will suppress vitamin A deficiency in developing countries, which it successfully did. Virus—resistant papaya had its genesis in Hawaii, where the ringspot virus threatened the flourishing papaya industry in the islands, and all it took to eradicate the virus was a harmless genetic modification.

The problem with agrochemical companies and the way they present their business to the public is that they display occasions like the ones mentioned above, where GMO’s provide great benefit and nearly zero side effects, but what they don’t mention is that it is not the biotechnology that renders produce harmful, it is the method in which the majority of GMO crops are cultivated that deems them unfit for consumption and damaging for the environment.

The vast majority of crops that are genetically modified are not done so for increased nutritional value or for innate pest-resistance. The fact is, most have their DNA edited so that they resist the dangerous pesticides sprayed on them. In other words, biotechnology is not the problem, the agrochemical companies are. They establish a facade of humanitarianism and sustainability while deliberately acting against those principles. The evidence is aggregating and there is considerable reason to avoid food sprayed with pesticides like glyphosate, chlorpyrifos, telone, and atrazine, all of which have demonstrated carcinogenicity and toxicity to not only pests but also humans. Referencing back to the amount of overweight humans on the planet, the reason is not as broad as overeating. The true cause centralizes on the overindulgence of animal products, as they require tremendous amounts of pesticide-ridden feed to raise and cultivate on an industrial scale. For cattle specifically, we use over 12lbs of grain to produce 1lb of meat. We could be using the grain we feed farm animals to significantly reduce agricultural land and truly establish sustainable farming practices, but instead we have soiled mother earth’s hospitality by literally killing the substrate that it has given us for an infinite food supply. The pesticides sprayed on animal feed crops are not only dangerous to us as they accumulate in the meat we eat, they are also toxic to the soil, which in turn requires large amounts of synthetic fertilizer to sustain crop growth and consequently more soil damage. The questions arise; How is it that soil can be damaged? Is it alive? Within the soil there are countless microscopic bacteria and fungi that symbiotically channel nutrients into nearby plants, and endocrine disrupting and cytotoxic pesticides & nitrogen-based fertilizers readily sterilize the soil of these microbes, leaving the job they would otherwise do for free; fertilize & promote plant growth, in human’s dirty hands. With the concord that pesticides have no use for food security or sustainability as most are directed towards feed crops for developed countries, we must understand their direct impact on health. Particularly, the health of agrochemical field workers and those who reside near GMO crop fields. Hawaii is likely the strongest example of the dangerous effects of pesticides, as being the paradise it is, the tropical and fertile land can grow food all year long. This has caught the eye of agrochemical companies that have settled on the Hawaiian islands to test unregulated and yet-to-be FDA approved chemical pesticides. Specifically, Kauai has been under the most significant distress, as elementary schools and low-income neighborhoods are bombarded nearly every day with pesticide residue traveling in the wind, resulting in a significant increase in cancer rates amongst not only the elderly but also children. Even a brief poll reveals just how damaging the effects have been to kids in a Kauai elementary school, where 90% exhibits signs of cancer. Additionally, hair tests reveal that not only are these unregulated pesticides affecting children, they are persisting within their bodies, as some children had traces of over 100 different kinds of pesticides in their hair.

These organized crimes have also wreaked havoc on the land in which agrochemical companies test pesticides, as much of it is not fertilizer-dependent and harbors an infinitesimal amount of beneficial bacteria & fungi.

Most widely used endocrine disrupting and carcinogenic pesticides:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15819720

  • Atrazine disrupts the endocrine system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15649250

  • Atrazine induces tumor growth.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12676588

  • Cancer development as a result of endocrine disruptor exposure.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28936609

– Drinking water pollutants, including atrazine and various other chemicals have shown endocrine disruptive effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28859886

-Atrazine impairs DNA methylation levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23358194

– Atrazine induced reproductive system harm and carcinogenesis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26106141

– Environmental immune disruptors like atrazine, BPA, phthalates, and other toxicants are associated with cancer growth.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26114388

– Atrazine altered DNA damage and induce double-strand breaks, resulting in cytotoxicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29529573

– Atrazine demonstrates endocrine-disruptive effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29550685

– Atrazine and glyphosate formulations altered gene expression, fertility, and lethality.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29575980

– Atrazine showed reproductive harm and endocrine disrupting effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29603208

– Atrazine and septic contaminants leech into groundwater supplies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29621247

– Atrazine depletes microbial communities in soil.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29663627

– Deriving a level of concern for atrazine.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26518068

  • Chlorpyrifos acts as an endocrine disruptor, reducing Estradiol, progesterone, and LH levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22847954

  • Pesticides may modify gene promoter DNA methylation and contribute to carcinogenesis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27677670

– Chlorpyrifos exert toxic effects on glial cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25801782

– Pesticides; tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malathion, diazinon, and glyphosate all showed carcinogenicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28395863

– Glyphosate shows endocrine-disruptive effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28017703

  • Glyphosate-contaminated soy may induce abnormal sperm morphology.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27917511

  • Glyphosate negatively affects the cattle reproductive system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27463640

  • Glyphosate modulates the expression of estrogen-sensitive genes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26927151

  • Co-formulants in Roundup disrupt aromatase activity below “safe” levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26282372

– Glyphosate along with all other adjuvants within Roundup formulations can have transgenerational adverse effects on the nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28962449

Roundup is an endocrine disruptor that may inhibit the hypothalamic-pituitary axis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24955954

POEA (A surfactant used in several formulations of glyphosate) can cause hemolysis, DNA damage and lipid peroxidation to fish in polluted waterways.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24912403

– Glyphosate has the potential to disrupt mRNA processes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24617544

– Glyphosate negatively affects the immune system and endocrine system of fish exposed to it in polluted lakes and rivers.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24215068

  • Atrazine & glyphosate toxicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23820267

– Roundup induces oxidative stress, Ca2+ overload, cell signaling misregulation, endoplasmic reticulum stress response, reduced glutathione, and increased cell death.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170

  • Low and environmentally relevant concentrations of Glyphosate induced breast cancer and possess estrogenic activity by disrupting estrogen receptors and expression.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21541850

  • atrazine, desethylatrazine, diuron, simazine, isoproturon,and its dichlobenil metabolite 2,6-dichlorobenzamide, Azoles, dithio-carbamates/carbamates, and pyrethroids are known endocrine disruptors.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21111655

  • Glyphosate and it’s adjuvants in RoundUp cause oxidative damage, disrupt the endocrine system, and can induce endometriosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20012598

– Glyphosate is a powerful endocrine disruptor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19539684

– Glyphosate-based herbicides are endocrine disruptors and cytotoxic.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18824247

– Sublethal concentrations of glyphosate+atrazine+simazine elicited a rise in plasma cortisol in fish.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17634926

– Exposure to glyphosate through breastfeeding can have adverse effects on the reproductive system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17486286

– Roundup exposure may affect human reproduction and fetal development.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29671119

– The policy for pesticide residues in food and human risk assessment should account for combined antagonist pesticide effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29667781

– Sustained pesticide exposure induces liver damage.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26518068

– Chlorpyrifos acts as an endocrine disruptor; decreasing serum estradiol, progesterone, and luteinizing hormone.

Monsanto(Bayer) told him Glyphosate “was safe enough to drink”

The U.S. Government also told us DDT was “safe enough to eat”

The video below is NOT the attitude we should be having towards this POISON:

then ending when he says “after 10 days everything’s dead, thats looking good” and his starch and toxin pockets are totally “safe”… I really hope this video is monsanto damage control….