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BAN Glyphosate Now!

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Governments that still haven't banned Glyphosate

Two thirds of animal species on Earth have been wiped out in the last 50 years.(The Telegraph Newspaper UK ‐ October 2016)

Independent scientists have now discovered that Glyphosate is one of the biggest causal factors of the current mass extinction of life on Earth.

A few things to know about Glyphosate & GMOs:

  • Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide in the world.
  • First patented in 1969 by Monsanto , it went on to be used by all the other Biotech giants, and in 2007 the patent expired and it is now used in herbicides universally.
  • Monsanto went on to create GMOs ‐ "Roundup Ready" crops, which meant they could be sprayed heavily with Glyphosate and would not die. .
  • Glyphosate is used by farmers everywhere; "Roundup" is the most popular garden herbicide in the world; and it is used by Governments everywhere for all public gardens and amenities.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) say that Glyphosate is "safe" because all the research they base their findings on, was provided by the industry which created the herbicide, and that research didn't go beyond 3 months in rats (The tumours only began to become obvious in the rats after 3 months).
  • The reason the EPA and the EFSA were led to believe Glyphosate was safe for humans, was because it only kills bacteria. ( Glyphosate kills bacteria by destroying the shikimate pathway in them, and since humans do not have a shikimate pathway, it was believed it was safe for humans.)
  • Independent scientists like Dr Stephanie Seneff and Dr Zach Bush and many others now, have since discovered that bacteria provide the building blocks for all life and without bacteria there is no life ‐ they are essential for optimum health in every living thing.

    The shikimate pathway is the metabolic route by which all beneficial bacteria provide the essential life giving compounds and amino acids necessary for all living things, including humans, animals, birds, and bees. All bacteria, fungi, and algae, have a shikimate pathway.

  • Glyphosate works synergistically with other poisons to multiply their effect.

    "We know 'Roundup', the commercial name of the glyphosate based herbicide, contains many other chemicals, which when mixed together are 1,000 times more toxic than glyphosate on its own." Dr Robin Mesnage of Kings College London.

  • Independent scientists now know that for every one human cell, there should be at least ten beneficial bacteria, and we have trillions of cells in our bodies.

    There should in fact, according to Dr Zach Bush, be at least 20,000 different species of beneficial bacteria in the human gut alone, for optimum health.

  • Independent research has now discovered that many of the gastrointestinal issues humans have, such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis, Crohn's disease, obesity, colic and so on, all stem from unhealthy gut bacteria.
  • Dr Stephanie Seneff and others have now shown there is a strong correlation between, when Glyphosate was first introduced in 1974 and the sudden increase in diseases worldwide like, Cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Autism, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, ADD, anxiety disorders, depression, Infertility, vascular disorders, Diabetes, Dementia, and so on.

    Research has now found that for every different species of bacteria in our gut that is destroyed, a different toxic chemical is created. Two of the chemicals created are ammonia and formaldehyde, and
    s cientists have now discovered that Autism and Alzheimer patients have greater amounts of ammonia and formaldehyde.

    Glyphosate has been found to:
  • inhibit the body's ability to fight disease.
  • chelate minerals like iron, cobalt, manganese, etc (prevent the body from accessing certain minerals).
  • disrupt nutrients, hormones and neurotransmitters in the body, leading to deficiencies in Folate, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin D and cobalamin (B12).
  • interfere with the function of vital liver enzymes.

  • Glyphosate accumulates in the bodies of humans, animals, birds, and insects leading to fungal problems and disease.
  • Glyphosate is the most likely reason, why bee populations are disappearing so fast and why so many other species have already become extinct.
  • Glyphosate has contaminated water supplies all around the world. It is now in our rivers, affecting the algae in fresh water systems and has been found in wells, ground waters and reservoirs across Europe, UK, America, Africa, Asia and other countries around the world.
  • Glyphosate is even found in the rain.

  • The U.S. uses 25% of all the Glyphosate used in the world.
  • GMOs, (the best delivery system possible for Glyphosate) , are now in all non‐organic animal feeds and all commercially produced vegetable and food products, most people consume on a daily basis.
  • Here are just a few of the 70 GMO crops mentioned in the presentation given by Dr Thierry Vrain to Congress in June 2016 which are 'RoundUp Ready':

    • Alfalfa, Almonds, Apples, Apricots, Artichokes. Asparagus, Avocados, Barley, Beans, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cranberries, Canola, Grapes, Oranges, Potatoes, Rice, Soy beans, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Beets, Sugarcane, Sunflowers, Sweet Corn, Tangelos, Tangerines, Tobacco, Tomatoes, Walnuts, Watermelons, Wheat.

  • Glyphosate has also now been found to be in vaccines.

  • Over 300,000 farmers in India committed suicide thanks to the problems created directly and indirectly by GMO crops.

  • References

  • Dr Stephanie Seneff BS, MS, PhD, CSAIL
  • Published papers ‐ https://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/
  • US Congressional Hearings on Glyphosate (June 2016) https://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/DC_congressional_hearing.html
  • The Soil Association (U.K.)
  • Dr Mercola & Dr Zach Bush MD ‐ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgKlX6rC4EQ&list=PLlwJY4U9lKw5sLqTmZtseJjFN5p0a5‐Nb&index=9
  • Dr Zach Bush & Zen Honeycutt (Moms Across America) re the antidote ‐ 'Restore' ‐

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