The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist
Why? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food.
For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched biology and technology, over the years publishing over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles. In recent years she has concentrated on the relationship between nutrition and health, tackling such topics as Alzheimer’s, autism, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.
At a conference last Thursday, in a special panel discussion about GMOs, she took the audience by surprise when she declared, “At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.” She noted that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity, and presented data showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup-ready GMO crop seeds) with rising rates of autism. Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.
A fellow panelist reported that after Dr. Seneff’s presentation, “All of the 70 or so people in attendance were squirming, likely because they now had serious misgivings about serving their kids, or themselves, anything with corn or soy, which are nearly all genetically modified and thus tainted with Roundup and its glyphosate.”
Dr. Seneff noted the ubiquity of glyphosate’s use. Because it is used on corn and soy, all soft drinks and candies sweetened with corn syrup and all chips and cereals that contain soy fillers have small amounts of glyphosate in them, as do our beef and poultry since cattle and chicken are fed GMO corn or soy. Wheat is often sprayed with Roundup just prior to being harvested, which means that all non-organic bread and wheat products would also be sources of glyphosate toxicity. The amount of glyphosate in each product may not be large, but the cumulative effect (especially with as much processed food as Americans eat) could be devastating. A recent study shows that pregnant women living near farms where pesticides are applied have a 60% increased risk of children having an autism spectrum disorder…
The purpose of Genetically modified organisms (GMO) in agriculture is mostly to allow the modified plants to survive high doses of biocides like glyphosate (Roundup). The idea is that you get more crops with less pests. Farmers were told that it would break down quickly, was only dangerous to plant pests, and there was no chance of pests developing immunity. This was false information used to sell a bad (long term) product.
For years I’ve had a recording available for you of a crop expert who explained that Roundup stays in the soil and REDUCES crop yield after the first year. His field observations show that pests do acquire immunity and have a “field day” eating the GMO crops sprayed with Roundup. In addition to killing many helpful soil organisms, such as earthworms, Glyphosate kills good bacteria in your gut. Good microorganisms protect you from harmful organisms, and they extract the nutrients from the foods you eat so your body can use them. Without the B vitamins they make you will have all kinds of health problems, including neurological diseases.
Glyphosate is very hard to avoid, but you must try if you care about your health. Soy, even organic, is often contaminated. Are you eating “grain fed” meats from animals fed non organic feed? As far as I know cooking does not destroy either antibiotics or pesticides.