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Banned in Russia, China, the EU and 60 Other Countries, GMOs are Killing Our Polinators, Destroying Our Farmland, and Making us Fat, Sick, and Dumb

Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize: republished 24 Jun 2014
Corresponding Author: Gilles-Eric Seralini.
Institute of Biology, Esplanade de la Paix, University of Caen, Caen 14032, Cedex, France
Abstract: The health effects of a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize (from 11% in the diet), cultivated with or without Roundup, and Roundup alone (from 0.1 ppb in water), were studied 2 years in rats. In females, all treated groups died 2-3 times more than controls, and more rapidly. This difference was visible in 3 male groups fed GMOs. All results were hormone and sex dependent, and the pathological profiles were comparable. Females developed large mammary tumors almost always more often than and before controls, the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was modified by GMO and Roundup treatments. In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5-5.5 times higher. This pathology was confirmed by optic and transmission electron microscopy. Marked and severe kidney nephropathies were also generally 1.3-2.3 greater. Males presented 4 times more large palpable tumors than controls which occurred up to 600 days earlier. Biochemistry data confirmed very significant kidney chronic deficiencies; for all treatments and both sexes, 76% of the altered parameters were kidney related. These results can be explained by the non linear endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup, but also by the overexpression of the transgene in the GMO and its metabolic consequences.
Retraced Nov. 2013, Re-published 24 Jun 2014

Published Sept. 19th 2012 in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, the Seralini study (seen on the opposite page) created quite a stir within the international scientific community.
The discovery that a diet of genetically modified (GM) corn caused liver, kidney, and pancreatic damage and tumors in lab rats stood in stark contrast to what FDA-sponsored, Monsanto-led science had previously asserted.
Under the direction of Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Foods, Michael R. Taylor (formerly President of public policy at Missouri-based Monsanto corporation, the biggest designer of genetically modified crops), the Food and Drug Administration immediately attempted to call into question the study’s findings.
In November 2013 Richard E. Goodman became the new executive editor at the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Goodman, a seven-year employee of Monsanto, promptly retracted the study despite the protests of the Seralini team and much of the scientific community.
Monsanto has successfully positioned over a dozen former executives within governmental regulatory bodies in the last decade.
On June 24th, 2014 the study was re-published in the Journal Environmental Sciences Europe, having gone through a triple-peer-review process. The contents of the re-published study are identical to the original.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Biotechnologies companies hail advances in genetics as a way to “feed the world,” but the purpose of genetically modifying corn and other crops is not to add nutrition, as they claim, but rather to make them more resistant to topical herbicides and pests, guaranteeing high yields.
Glyphosate is a highly toxic herbicide sold commercially as “Roundup.” Several varieties of “Roundup-ready” corn, alfalfa, soybeans, and cotton have been genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate treatment.
Glyphosate-resistant “super-weeds” are now sweeping farmland across the South and mid-West. These weeds are thick enough (with stalks up to 4 inches in diameter) to stop an industrial combine and are completely resistant to herbicides.
In addition to super-weeds a new pathogen has been discovered in high populations in roundup-ready corn and soybean crops. This pathogen has been linked to an epidemic of new plant diseases and to alarmingly high rates of spontaneous miscarriage (up to 45%) and infertility in farm animals fed a diet of GMO corn, soy, and alphalpha.
Multiple studies have been published demonstrating that catastrophic DNA damage in humans and other animals occurs from exposure to glyphosate concentrations 450-fold lower than used in agricultural applications.
Roundup-ready seeds are not the only GM crop on the market, however. Bt corn, soybeans, canola, and sugar beets (so named because they contain genes from Bacillus Thuringiensis bacteria) are engineered to exploit horizontal gene transfer to turn the symbiotic bacteria in insects’ stomachs into living pesticide factories.
Horizontal Gene Transfer is a phenomenon by which bacteria absorb genetic material from their environment through the permeable membrane of their cellular structure and incorporate it into their own genetic code.
When an insect eats part of a Bt-gene carrying plant the bacteria in its digestive tract integrate the Bt gene and begin producing crystalline enzymes which rupture the internal walls of the stomach, resulting in evisceration. The bacteria in our stomachs are subject to the same effect.
Multiple studies have been conducted linking consumption of GM crops to intestinal inflammation in farm animals; in humans this is the likely source of skyrocketing rates of obesity, heart problems, and other chronic-inflammation-related diseases as well as cancers and nervous-system disorders.
It is not only physical ailments that stem from consumption of GM crops. As researchers have learned more about the function of our own symbiotic bacteria in recent years a number of discoveries have come to light. The most significant of these is the impact that our digestive bacteria have on our mental health.
Significant research has been conducted recently on what is termed the “microbial-gut-Vagus nerve-brain axis,” or the “gut-brain axis” for short.
The gut-brain-axis is the superstructure formed by our digestive and central-nervous systems. The action of these systems is so intertwined that they are no longer considered as separate.
It has been understood for some time that the Vagus nerve is responsible for regulating hearth rate, blood pressure, and the way that the body deals with physical or psychological stress in general, including peristalsis, the contraction of smooth muscles such as those found in the heart and digestive tract. Anyone who has felt butterflies in their stomachs before making a public speech or suffered from stomach cramping or pain during times of stress has felt firsthand the vagus-nerve-mediated interaction between the brain and the gut. How is this?
The majority of the neurotransmitters in our bodies, including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, are produced by the symbiotic bacteria in our intestinal tracts. Accordingly, the health of these bacteria is tied inextricably to both our physical and mental health.
This means that anyone who is eating a diet of pesticide-laden produce, processed foods, and high-fructose corn syrup is doing catastrophic damage to their internal flora and robbing themselves of the chemical transmitters which enable mental agility and feelings of happiness.

Carcinogen-Busting Health Benefits of Sprouts

Carcinogen-Busting Health Benefits of Sprouts

The three-month long study included about 300 Chinese men and women living in one of the most polluted areas of China, a rural community in the Jiangsu Province.

The test group drank half a cup a day of a beverage consisting of sterilized water, pineapple, and lime juice, with dissolved freeze-dried broccoli sprout powder. The control group drank the same mixture without the addition of the sprouts.

After urine and blood tests were collected and analyzed, the researchers found that the test group, who received the broccoli sprout powder, excreted far greater levels of two carcinogens. Excretion of benzene increased 61 percent, and the rate of excretion of acrolein increased by 23 percent.”

CANNABIS OIL CURES CANCER, DIABETES, FIBROMYALGIA, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, ARTHRITIS, PARKINSON’S, LEUKEMIA, ALZHEIMER’S, CROHN’S, EPILEPSY, LGS, ANDHIV/AIDS

Endo: interior, within, inside of
Genous: generating, issuing from; read:  
gene-i-us, gene-i-o-u-s, gene-is.

This pamphlet is about the
 Endo-Cannabinoid System .

Every cell in the human body comes equipped with endogenous cannabinoid or endo-cannabinoid receptors built-in, and in a dizzying array of different unique, specific-chemically encoded varieties. Our bodies are naturally hard-wired to respond to and, as the prefix endogenous indicates, produce those cannabinoid chemicals which are found in Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. Cannabinoids are a natural component of mothers’ breastmilk, and this is no accident.

The endo-cannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining the homeostasis of every cell in the body. It is an electro- chemical highway that links the nervous system, the immune system, and the digestive system, and it is present in almost every animal species on the planet.

Cannabinoids are neuro-protectants that insulate the brain from sudden physical shock and they play a vital function on control of our bodies’ most basic reactions to physical stimuli. They regulate energy intake and nutrient transport and storage within cells, facilitating inter-cellular communication and the various processes of the nervous system.

 Exo-cannabinoids, those present in the cannabis flowers, behave exactly as endo-cannabinoids; our bodies cannot tell the difference.

Within the flower of the cannabis plant there are 64 unique cannabinoids.  Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol, THC and CBD, are the two best known and most thoroughly researched.

Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol  (THC) is the cannabinoid responsible for the elevated state referred to in popular culture as “getting high.” Cannabidiol, abbreviated CBD, is THC’s non psy-co-active cousin. Most people have heard of THC, but only recently has CBD begun to be talked about. What they’ve been saying is good. Very good.

Extensive research has been conducted on the effects of CBD on tumor genesis, and it has been shown to not only slow growth but to cause apoptosis, natural cell death, in cancerous cells of every variety.

Scientists in Spain, Canada, and the UK have demonstrated recently in lab studies that CBD has the effect of destroying cancer cells. In fact, it has been observed to reduce and reverse the effects of numerous diseases including diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease , Alzheimer’s , and even to destroy the HIV/AIDS virus. In all, 200 conditions have been shown to be cured by cannabinoids.  

How is this possible?

Cancer is a set of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth caused by a genetic mutation. Despite their genes’ mutation, cancerous cells still come equipped with cannabinoid receptors.

When a CB2 cannabinoid plugs into a receptor located on a cancerous cell an apoptotic reaction occurs; the genetic mutation which has caused the cell to divide unchecked is corrected and the cell dies naturally.  Other cannabinoids work in the same way to correct every syndrome, disease, or chronic condition they have been tested against. They repair damaged DNA, arrest the growth of blood vessels which supply tumors with blood, and dampen an overactive immune system.

The most effective cannabis-derived medicine is commonly referred to as Simpson Oil. It is made simply by dissolving cannabis buds in alcohol, reducing them to a molasses-like substance. This oil contains all 64 known cannabinoids, which work synergistically to restore living systems to their best functioning.

Even more importantly, cannabis oil cannot be patented. The healthcare industry, medical insurers, and the pharmaceutical industry have stood in the way of legalization for decades; some of them knowing of Cannabis’s curative properties, because they know this information spells the end of their monopoly on our health.

United States Patent 6630507:
Filed by Hampson; Aidan J.
 (Irvine, CA), Axelrod; Julius (Rockville, MD), Grimaldi; Maurizio (Bethesda, MD)

Filed on: Oct. 7th, 2003

Abstract: “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. “

Above is the abstract of the United States patent on Cannabinoids as a cure for numerous diseases, filed in 2003 through the Department of Health and Human Services. It can be viewed online through the US Patent office website.


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Flouride Reclassified as a Neurotoxin

Flouride Reclassified as a Neurotoxin

“Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene. Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants—manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers. We postulate that even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered. To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention strategy. Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental neurotoxicity. To coordinate these efforts and to accelerate translation of science into prevention, we propose the urgent formation of a new international clearinghouse.”

Natural, Self Cleaning, Micro-Ecosystem Backyard Swimming Pool, Water so Clean You can Drink From It!

Natural, Self Cleaning, Micro-Ecosystem Backyard Swimming Pool, Water so Clean You can Drink From It!

These pools rely entirely on the plants and animals to condition the water. This is so effective that this pool has been tested and shown to be of drinking water quality. Also, through the continual natural “cleaning process” the pool water never needs changing, saving water. It’s chemical free so it is healthy for people and wildlife alike. It’s truly wild Swimming at home. Here are some free plans to build your own: 

“Citric Acid” Actually Made From Mold Grown on GM Corn

“Citric Acid” Actually Made From Mold Grown on GM Corn

citric acid and ascorbic acid are hidden GMO ingredients that reportedly set off allergenic responses for some sensitive consumers. Further, both are known accomplices to the creation of benzene – a known human carcinogen – inside food and drink products alongside sodium benzoate.”

“Citric acid occurs naturally in such fruits as limes, pineapples and gooseberries. The dry, powdered citric acid used as an industrial food additive since the early 19th century, however has a less appetizing source; it is manufactured using a mould that feeds on corn syrup glucose.

All You Need To Know About Weather Modification

All You Need To Know About Weather Modification

“This little-known Pentagon-sponsored radiophysics project, called the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), is officially intended to expand knowledge about the nature of long-range radio communications and surveillance using the fluctuating ionosphere – the portion of the upper atmosphere extending from 35 to 500 miles above earth’s surface.

The IRI [ionospheric research instrument (HAARP)] is designed to temporarily modify 30-mile diameter patches of the upper atmosphere by exciting, or “heating,” their constituent electrons and ions with focused beams of powerful, highfrequency radio energy. A household analogy would be a microwave oven, which heats dinner by exciting the food’s water molecules with microwave energy.

Earth-penetrating tomography is a startling potential use of ionospheric heating. The method would work by beaming radio energy into the Auroral electrojet, the curved, charged-particle stream formed at high latitudes where the solar wind interacts with Earth’s magnetic field. The radio energy then disperses over large areas through ductlike regions of the ionosphere, forming a virtual antenna that can be thousands of miles in length. [CJF emphasis added]

Such an ELF antenna can emit waves penetrating as deeply as several kilometers into the ground, depending on the geological makeup and subsurface water conditions in a targeted area. Aircraft or satellites stationed overhead would then collect the reflected ELF waves and relay them to computers at a processing station, where subsurface inhomogeneities…can be imaged.”