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Category Archives: Right to Know

The truth of oversupply: dispelling the Great Lie

People get it. Organic methods produce better food and chemical herbicides are toxic to the plaent. If they also understood there is no food shortage and that the ecological destruction by industrial agriculture is NOT NECESSARY to prevent famine, they would support dismantling this suicidal system.

But what industry understands, and the food movement does not, is that what prevents total rejection of bland, industrialised, pesticide-laden, GMO food is the standard acceptance, especially in Western countries, of the overarching agribusiness argument that such food is necessary. It is necessary to feed the world.

So, if the food movement could show that famine is an empty threat then it would also have shown, by clear implication, that the chemical health risks and the ecological devastation that these technologies represent are what is unnecessary. The movement would have shown that pesticides and GMOs exist solely to extract profit from the food chain. They have no other purpose. Therefore, every project of the food movement should aim to spread the truth of oversupply, until mention of the Golden Fact invites ridicule and embarrassment in the population, rather than fear. ~ Jonathan Latham, PhD

article by Jonathan Latham
Source: Common Dreams

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Aluminum and Glyphosate Can Synergisti-cally Induce Pineal Gland Pathology: Con-nection to Gut Dysbiosis and Neurological Disease

ABSTRACT

Many neurological diseases, including autism, depression, dementia, anxiety disorder and Parkinson’s disease, are associated with abnormal sleep patterns, which are directly linked to pineal gland dysfunction. The pineal gland is highly susceptible to environmental toxicants. Two pervasive substances in modern industrialized nations are aluminum and glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide, Roundup?. In this paper, we show how these two toxicants work synergistically to induce neurological damage. Glyphosate disrupts gut bacteria, leading to an overgrowth of Clostridium difficile. Its toxic product, p-cresol, is linked to autism in both human and mouse models. p-Cresol enhances uptake of aluminum via transferrin. Anemia, a result of both aluminum disruption of heme and impaired heme synthesis by glyphosate, leads to hypoxia, which induces increased pineal gland transferrin synthesis. Premature birth is associated with hypoxic stress and with substantial increased risk to the subsequent development of autism, linking hypoxia to autism. Glyphosate chelates aluminum, allowing ingested aluminum to bypass the gut barrier. This leads to anemia-induced hypoxia, promoting neurotoxicity and damaging the pineal gland. Both glyphosate and aluminum disrupt cytochrome P450 enzymes, which are involved in melatonin metabolism. Furthermore, melatonin is derived from tryptophan, whose synthesis in plants and microbes is blocked by glyphosate. We also demonstrate a plausible role for vitamin D3 dysbiosis in impaired gut function and impaired serotonin synthesis. This paper proposes that impaired sulfate supply to the brain mediates the damage induced by the synergistic action of aluminum and glyphosate on the pineal gland and related midbrain nuclei. 

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Which Dietary Factors Affect Cancer Most?

In this video by Dr. Greger, we learn we can prevent and cure cancer with
-a whole plant diet
-being a lean body weight and
-limiting alcohol intake.

NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Michael Greger, M.D., launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Now a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org provides free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are now hundreds of videos on more than a thousand topics, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.

Ben Swann Truth in Media: Monsanto and Crony Capitalism

7:24 min video

Thom Hartmann’s Take on the End of Humanity

7:21 min Thom Hartmann’s review of Dr. Guy McPherson’s message of Near Term Human Extinction. I agree with him, but would like to add Derrick Jensen’s messge that “hope” keeps us thinking something will stop this and keeps us from going forward to take action. We are trained to wait and let authority deal with it.
“The Permian mass extinction took out 95% of life on earth and was caused by a 6 degree increase in temperature on the planet.”

Differential Effects of Glyphosate and Roundup on Human Placental Cells and Aromatase

Roundup is a glyphosate-based herbicide used worldwide, including on most genetically modified plants that have been designed to tolerate it. Its residues may thus enter the food chain, and glyphosate is found as a contaminant in rivers. Some agricultural workers using glyphosate have pregnancy problems, but its mechanism of action in mammals is questioned. Here we show that glyphosate is toxic to human placental JEG3 cells within 18 hr with concentrations lower than those found with agricultural use, and this effect increases with concentration and time or in the presence of Roundup adjuvants. Surprisingly, Roundup is always more toxic than its active ingredient. We tested the effects of glyphosate and Roundup at lower nontoxic concentrations on aromatase, the enzyme responsible for estrogen synthesis. The glyphosate-based herbicide disrupts aromatase activity and mRNA levels and interacts with the active site of the purified enzyme, but the effects of glyphosate are facilitated by the Roundup formulation in microsomes or in cell culture. We conclude that endocrine and toxic effects of Roundup, not just glyphosate, can be observed in mammals. We suggest that the presence of Roundup adjuvants enhances glyphosate bioavailability and/or bioaccumulation. ~ Sophie Richard, Safa Moslemi, Herbert Sipahutar, Nora Benachour, and Gilles-Eric Seralini, Article published in Environ Health Perspect. Jun 2005

You have a right to know what’s in your food–Just Label It!

Companies selling GMO products

GMO do not buy list

Avoid at all Costs – BPA, BPF, BPS plastics

Yet another reason to avoid plastics. (You are aware, aren’t you, that all canned and many boxed wet food are in containers lined with BP plastic.) This article posted on massreport.com details the risks, some pertinent supporting details, and some minor things you can do to mitigate the affects of the toxins.

 

“Companies use your ignorance on BPS and BPF to advertise plastics as BPA free. But what they don’t tell you is that BPF and BPS is far worse than the infamous BPA…Studies have shown the following risks to those who use BPA or items that have been contaminated with BPA:

Increased risk of breast carcinoma

Increased risk of prostate carcinoma

Increased risk of obesity

Increased risk of diabetes mellitus type 2

Increased risk of cardiovascular diseases

Increased risk of autoimmune diseases

Increased risk of asthma

Exposure associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Exposure associated with Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorders (ADHD)

Adverse effects of prenatal exposure for the brain

Adverse effects of prenatal exposure for behavior

Adverse effects for prenatal exposure on immune function

Association with male sexual dysfunction – See more at: http://massreport.com/100-times-the-damage-avoid-at-all-cost-bpa-bpf-bps/#sthash.lrVsC8UT.dpuf

Anti-GMO scientists under attack

Top anti-GMO scientists band together in film exposing threats and secrecy 3:18 trailer