Monday, March 30, 2015

Weed Killer, Long Cleared, Is Doubted

Thirty years ago, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) committee determined that the popular weed killer Roundup might cause cancer.

Six years later, in 1991, the agency reversed itself after re-evaluating the mouse study that had been the basis for the original conclusions.

Now the issue is back again, in an even bigger way. An agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that glyphosphate, the active ingredient in Roundup, “probably” causes cancer in people. One piece of evidence the agency cites is that same mouse study.

The declaration drew an angry response from Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, which has accused the agency of having an “agenda” and “cherry picking” the data to support its case.

The conclusion is “markedly at odds with every credible scientific body that has examined glyphosphate safety,” Phillip Miller, Monsanto’s vice president for global regulatory affairs, told reporters on Tuesday.

Glyphosphate, introduced in the 1970s, is the most widely used herbicide in the world, sprayed on farms, in forests, on road sides and in gardens and has a reputation for being benign, as pesticides go. It is now generic and used in many products, not only Roundup.

The use of glyphosphate has soared in the last two decades because of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops, which account for most corn and soybeans grown in the United States. These crops are genetically engineered to withstand glyphosphate, allowing farmers to spray their fields without harming the crops.

My Take:
I was unaware that Monsanto had developed “Roundup Ready crops”. That’s taking GMO to a new low and is frankly frightening. So the corn and soy that is in all processed foods in the grocery store has been sprayed with an herbicide. Roundup is everywhere and you are eating it everyday.

My guess is that Monsanto has more influence over the EPA than WHO, especially in 1991 when they convinced the EPA to reverse their determination that Roundup might cause cancer. If you really want some insight into Monsanto and the downfall of Middle America, just read the book “Methland” by Nick Reding. If the anti-Christ is a corporation, it is Monsanto.

From a clinical standpoint, I have been studying Acupoint Integrative Technique (AIT). The testing system evaluates the effects of infection, chemical toxins, and radiation on the body. 
Roundup is the most commonly found chemical toxin that shows up on testing. It can reside anywhere in the body, but is more commonly found in the endocrine system – breast, ovaries, testicle, pituitary, and adrenals. Clearing it out of the body is tricky as you have to let the liver process it slowly, so it is not overwhelmed by the increased work load.

The liver then dumps the toxins into the large intestine and you have to clear it from the bowel so it is not reabsorbed to start this vicious cycle all over again. So the treatment protocol has to be followed in a timed sequence to be effective.

Finally, you have to eliminate sources of Roundup in the diet which is very difficult with today’s food sources. If it comes in a package, it probably contains Roundup. Many patients susceptible to the acute effects of Roundup just become contaminated again.

Patients’ tolerance for Roundup varies dramatically. While we all face the specter of increased rates of cancer, many people suffer headaches, back pain, general malaise, and a host of other acute symptoms caused by or exacerbated from Roundup exposure.

The Bottom Line:
Please avoid GMO products. It’s not just that it is genetically modified, it is poison.

Source: March 27, 2015 New York Times

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