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October 8, 2012 By Joseph P. Farrell

These two articles, both very long, and both very heart-wrenching, were shared with me by a friend in the U.K., Mr. D.W., and I present them first, without comment, for your consideration, before I indulge in a bit of speculation.

Thousands of sugar cane workers die as wealthy nations stall on solutions

In India, verdant terrain conceals clues to a fatal kidney disease

I'll bet you're thinking the same thing I'm thinking, and that Dr. Singh, quoted in the second article, is thinking:

“'Our hypothesis is that an exposure to something in the environment, whether it’s in the soil or in the water or both, is responsible for this,' said Dr. Ajay Singh, a nephrologist at Harvard Medical School and the co-leader of the Harvard study."

"Something in the environment," and apparently, a something put in the environment in recent history.  And from the article about the disease in Nicaragua, this:

"Some studies suggest risk factors, from pesticide exposure to alcohol abuse to frequent use of anti-inflammatory drugs, may play important roles in CKD’s onset. Others show that miners, stevedores and field workers in affected regions also have high CKD rates; a study in Nicaragua found a mining town to have one of the highest prevalence rates in the country.

“'The evidence points us most strongly to a hypothesis that perhaps heat stress — hard work in a hot climate without sufficient replacement of fluids — might be a cause of this disease,' said Daniel Brooks, lead researcher of a scientific team from Boston University that is among a handful of groups conducting early studies."

Heat stress and alcohol abuse? or pesticides? I vote the latter, and I'll bet, I'll just bet, that if we scratch and sniff long enough here, we're going to find our old familiar friends: genetically modified crops, and their companion pesticides...

It is interesting that adrenal failures are often associated with GMO food poisoning. Consider, for example, the first abstract associated with this link:


Now, lest that first abstract magically disappear from that site before this blog is scheduled to post, here's what it says:

"We present for the first time a comparative analysis of blood and organ system data from trials with rats fed three main commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize (NK 603, MON 810, MON 863), which are present in food and feed in the world. NK 603 has been modified to be tolerant to the broad spectrum herbicide Roundup and thus contains residues of this formulation. MON 810 and MON 863 are engineered to synthesize two different Bt toxins used as insecticides. Approximately 60 different biochemical parameters were classified per organ and measured in serum and urine after 5 and 14 weeks of feeding. GM maize-fed rats were compared first to their respective isogenic or parental non-GM equivalent control groups. This was followed by comparison to six reference groups, which had consumed various other non-GM maize varieties. We applied nonparametric methods, including multiple pairwise comparisons with a False Discovery Rate approach. Principal Component Analysis allowed the investigation of scattering of different factors (sex, weeks of feeding, diet, dose and group). Our analysis clearly reveals for the 3 GMOs new side effects linked with GM maize consumption, which were sex- and often dose-dependent. Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, although different between the 3 GMOs. Other effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system.We conclude that these data highlight signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GM corn. In addition, unintended direct or indirect metabolic consequences of the genetic modification cannot be excluded." (A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health, Joël Spiroux de Vendômois1, François Roullier1, Dominique Cellier1,2, Gilles-Eric Séralini)

And isn't it interesting, int he light of blogs on the subject GMOs that I posted in the last few days, that the scientists offering this paper are predominantly French?

The tragedy in Nicaragua and India, I suspect, is that these poor good people are simply being used as lab rats in some monstrous sort of - and yes I'll say it - corporate globalist experiment. But whether or not that is true, I'll still maintain my bet that this, ultimately, will be found to have some link to chemicals, GMOs, or pesticides in the environment... any takers?

See you on the flip side.