Your Food Is Poisoning You

Crop Spraying - geograph.org.uk - 445532Is there anything left that’s safe to eat? Devon Jackson writes for Outside that “[f]or years, an underground movement has claimed that the very food we eat—by virtue of the pesticides and herbicides we so commonly use—is poisoning us. Until now, they’ve been (at best) ignored and (more often than not) mocked. Suddenly though, it looks like the joke has been on us all along”:

There’s a scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind where the Air Force subjects Richard Dreyfus and his fellow Third Encounterers to the media. The press conference is actually going pretty well, the media seem to be on the verge of believing these people—until one of them, a bearded old hermit type (Roberts Blossom) launches into a speech about how he once saw Bigfoot. Credibility: shot.

Such is the case, too, with people who’ve been trying to link celiac disease (and other ills) with the use of the herbicide glyphosate. Despite having long been treated like Bigfoot believers by their opponents, their research is now gaining widespread attention. More importantly, there’s a growing sense that the science has reached a tipping point: Glyphosate cannot be recognized as harmless.

“I’m always suspicious of these consensuses on [the safety of] agriculture chemicals—they almost always fall apart over time, and that may be happening with glyphosate,” says author and food activist Michael Pollan.

Introduced by Monsanto in the early 1970s under the trade name Roundup (and used primarily back then as a weed killer), glyphosate is now used throughout the world on wheat and soy crops and since 2007 it has been the most widely used herbicide in the U.S.—and the growing target of research linking it to a variety of illnesses.

“Since Monsanto first introduced Roundup into crops in 1974, there’s been a rise in autism and other diseases,” says Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and co-author, with Anthony Samsel, a retired environmental scientist, of the recent review claiming that Roundup leads to celiac disease . “I’m certain at this point that glyphosate is the most important factor in an alarming number of epidemic diseases.” Diseases ranging from autism, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes to pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Parkinson’s disease and—wait for it—the ongoing collapse of bee colonies.

But where then, beyond the work of Seneff and Samsel, is the proof?…

[continues at Outside]

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  • aaron

    The only people that mock this or argue against it at ignorant as fuck sheep who have no real understanding of what they are talking about but think they do and when you try and convince them their cognitive dissonance kicks in. I talk to people and inform them of this stuff on a regular basis however the second they starting mocking or verbally attacking me or ridiculing me I step back and think screw this person they can keep ingesting poison and feeding it to their family and stuff…then of course later on I feel bad because if the person has children its not the kids fault their parent is ignorant and the kid is not old enough to understand this stuff. Such a ridiculous world we live it, im torn between helping people and saying fuck them.

    • erte4wt4etrg

      yeah I’m always swinging between those two poles….poor poor innocent sheep/ FUCKIN stupid sheep if they’re not wiping the sleep from their eyes by now its pointless!

    • Lookinfor Buford

      When you figure out how to keep bad shit out of children’s mouths and stomachs you let me know ok ;)

      • aaron

        Well it can start by not convincing them its ok to eat in the first place. Yes kids put things in their mouth and eat stuff all the time that you told them not to just like some kids put their hands on a hot stove that you told them 10x before it is hot and will burn them and dont do it. Its part of learning and sometimes your have to experience certain things for yourself to realize its not something you want to do. This doesnt mean to prove some sort of point you tell your kid its ok to eat something they shouldnt or its ok to put their hands on the stove so they will learn. Then you are risking them not trusting you at all in the future.

        • Lookinfor Buford

          Just being facetious.. all things with children are easier said than done my friend. I’m with the researchers on this one.. We should always be vigilant about critical resources such as food and water.

          But, while it’s common to feel this dichotomous love/hate you described about the common peeps, you gotta be careful you don’t become a misanthrope.. deny your own imperfection. Have some kids, then tell me all about it.. That goes for you too, dude with the comment below mine..

          • aaron

            I have no problem admitting my own imperfections or the fact that I do not know everything. As for the kid aspect I never said it was easy to raise one and no two are exactly alike and I know because I do have kids. Preaching to the choir here.

      • Oginikwe

        The best way is to stop buying it but do it in a measured way. We first quit with the junk food, then the junk meats, and slowly we weaned the whole family from crap-food. We occasionally slip but now it makes us feel like crap so we try to avoid it but “the force” is strong with salty, crappy junk food. Turning off the television also helps because the corporate junk food giants market to kids.

  • emperorreagan

    You know, the precautionary principle would have prevented Monsanto from making a fuck-ton of money on chemicals that were inadequately tested. That would have had a negative impact on science, technological advancement, Monsanto, share-holder value, and the economy.

    Give it a few more years of global experimentation on the full spectrum of biological life and then we can do a cost-benefit analysis to determine if we should consider placing any limitation on use.

    Granted, we’ll need to look at data provided by Monsanto and Monsanto-sponsored labs as well as independent lab data. And we’ll weight all of that data purely on volume, because the profit motive guarantees full, accurate, unbiased studies.

    • Number1Framer

      Precautionary Principle < Profit Principle

  • BuzzCoastin

    the conditioned habit of eating the fake food is hard to shake
    recently I spent time with some average muddled class aMerkins
    they displayed a strong desire for the fake store foods
    and suspicion about local grown foods
    which often lack the look of manufactured food
    and a predilection for junk type snacks

    information like this
    falls upon deafed and conditioned ears
    in most of aMerka

    • Lookinfor Buford

      Second time you’ve said it.. it’s a very valid point.. as an avg chump myself, I’ll tell you it’s definitely the habit, but the habit is due to the difficulty involved in getting it right.. too hard/expensive to acquire the good stuff i.e. laziness, but nevertheless.. plus, it’s herd mentality.. We’ll all die together, kinda thing.. or darwinism will kick in, or whatever.

      • BuzzCoastin

        3rd time, but thanks for paying attention
        more than habit it’s programming
        wee some how trust gruberment agencies & pig science
        over nature
        that’s not natural, that’s programming

    • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

      I guess Wisconsin and California are ahead of the bell curve.

      I’ve been able to enjoy local grown foods my whole life. Always found the resources and community without too much trouble. $$$ is a different story.

      Breadbasket state problems.

  • http://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/ polfilmblog

    I despise these douche bags who couch every argument there is in a wild “conspiracy theory” motif. There’s a pseudo-intellectual cult of them now, paid to bang out this garbage.

    If you want to know what glyphosate is doing to your kids, don’t bother with imbeciles like the above author. There are numerous scientific studies. There are numerous NATIONS that tightly control the crap and ban it outright. The bottom line is even easier to grasp: they don’t want to label it so you’ll know their allegedly fabulous frankenfoods are being ingested. Their foods are facsimiles of the natural foods and should be treated, legally, as a fraud.

    • aaron

      con·spir·a·cy
      kən-ˈspir-ə-sēnoun

      : a secret plan made by two or more people to do something that is harmful or illegal

      : the act of secretly planning to do something that is harmful or illegal

      ————————————————————

      Obviously you are falling into the mainstream media sheeple definiton of “conspiracy theorist.” Considering that if monsanto and friends are refusing to disclose or flat out trying to discredit the truth of health effects of their products then it is in fact a conspiracy.

      • http://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/ polfilmblog

        Obviously?

        Did you read the article above, genius?

        “Until now, they’ve been (at best) ignored and (more often than not) mocked. ”

        “…until one of them, a bearded old hermit type (Roberts Blossom) launches into a speech about how he once saw Bigfoot. Credibility: shot.”

        None of this gibberish has any place in an article on GMO foods.

        Now, if you can manage to wrap your head around it, consider what I said:

        “… a wild ‘conspiracy theory’ motif. ”

        I know what a fucking conspiracy is, idiot.

        • aaron

          The website is called disinformation you pompous twat. Half of the articles are on here so people can see the disinformation in them. You obviously need some sort of anger management problems or maybe something to happen that would knock you off your high horse cuz insults are not really needed to prove a point.

          • http://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/ polfilmblog

            I guess it wasn’t so obvious after all, ay?

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