THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: GLYPHOSATE: IT’S MUCH WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT
I had fully intended this blog to come out yesterday, to follow Monday's first blog, but the fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris happened, as as I said, I didn't really think blogging yesterday, as if nothing had happened, wouldn't be fitting. Many people have sent in further articles and thoughts about it, asking me what I think. I may or may not eventually collect my thoughts into some sort of coherent pile and blog about them, or perhaps talk about them in a webinar, but for the moment I will keep those to myself.
Today's article was sent in by several people, and it's one of those things we've got to talk about. since it's an article by one of my favorite researchers, F. William Engdahl:
Glyphosate Worse Than We Could Imagine https://journal-neo.org/2019/04/14/glyphosate-worse-than-we-could-imagine/
What caught my eye here were two things:
In a long-term animal study by French scientists under Gilles Eric Seralini, Michael Antoniou and associates, it was demonstrated that even ultra-low levels of glyphosate herbicides cause non-alcoholic liver disease. The levels the rats were exposed to, per kg of body weight, were far lower than what is allowed in our food supply. According to the Mayo Clinic, today, after four decades or more pervasive use of glyphosate pesticides, 100 million, or 1 out of 3 Americans now have liver disease. These diagnoses are in some as young as 8 years old.
But glyphosate is not only having alarming effects on human health. Soil scientists are beginning to realize the residues of glyphosate application are also having a possibly dramatic effect on soil health and nutrition, effects that can take years to restore.
While most attention is understandably drawn to the human effects of exposure to glyphosate, the most widely used agriculture chemical in the world today, independent scientists are beginning to look at another alarming effect of the agrochemical– its effect on essential soil nutrients. In a study of the health of soils in the EU, the online journal Politico.eu found that the effects of spraying of glyphosate on the major crops in European agriculture is having disastrous consequences on soil health in addition to killing weeds.
Scientists at Austria’s University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna showed that casting activity of earthworms had nearly disappeared from the surface of farmland within three weeks of glyphosate application. Casting is the process of the worm pushing fertile soils to the surface as they burrow, essential for healthy soil and plant nutrition. A study at Holland’s Wageningen University of topsoil samples from more than 300 soil sites across the EU found that 83% of the soils contained 1 or more pesticide residues. Not surprisingly, “Glyphosate and its metabolite AMPA, DDTs (DDT and its metabolites) and broad-spectrum fungicides… were the compounds most frequently found in soil samples and at the highest concentrations.”
Evidence of soil experts is beginning to reveal clear links between use of pesticides such as glyphosate and dramatic drops in soil fertility and the collapse of microbe systems essential to healthy soil. Worms are one of the most essential.
It’s well-established that earthworms play a vital role in healthy soil nutrients. Soils lacking such are soils that deprive us of the essentials we need for healthy diets, a pandemic problem of soil depletion emerging globally over the past four decades, notably the same time frame that use of pesticides has exploded worldwide. Earthworms are beneficial as they enhance soil nutrient cycling and enhance other beneficial soil micro-organisms, and the concentration of large quantities of nutrients easily assimilable by plants.
The EU puts no limits on how much glyphosate can be put on crops even though it is established that glyphosate can kill specific fungi and bacteria that plants need to suck up nutrients in addition to its effects on earthworms. That is a major blind spot.
So there you have it: glyphosate not only is now linked to non-alcoholic liver disease, which according to Mayo research is now afflicting one out of three Americans, inclusive of children, it is also destroying soil nutrients, microbes, and earthworms. We should have seen this one coming, of course, because a few years ago I blogged about a University of Iowa study of the yield-per-acre of GMO versus non-GMO crops. You might recall that the Iowa study concluded that yields of GMO fields went down over time, while costs rose, whereas the non-GMO fields maintained yields and lower costs over time.
I suspected then, and these recent studies now appear to confirm, that the soil itself was being adversely affected by the whole GMO boondoggle. What was utterly lacking ab initio with the whole GMO-glyphosate technology was, of course, proper long-term inter-generational studies of the environmental and health effects, a study that it will be recalled only the Russian Federation pointed out was lacking, and which it not only intended to conduct, but it will also be recalled that the Russian Federation has prohibited GMOs, while the neighboring Ukraine went full GMO; indeed, forgotten in the whole mess in The Ukraine was the acquisition of special port facilities for GMO companies.
Normally, of course, my habit is to indulge in a bit of high octane speculation at this juncture, but today, I'll defer to Mr. Engdahl's own implied speculations, because I happen to agree with him. He states:
What is becoming clearer is the colossal and obviously deliberate official blind eye given to potential dangers of glyphosate-based pesticides by regulatory bodies not only in the EU and the USA, but also in China, which today produces more glyphosate than even Monsanto. Since the Monsanto Roundup patent expired, Chinese companies, including Syngenta, Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group Company, SinoHarvest, and Anhui Huaxing Chemical Industry Company, have emerged as the world’s major producers of the chemical as well as largest consumers, a not good omen for the future of the legendary Chinese cuisine.
Glyphosate is the base chemical component for some 750 different brands of pesticides worldwide, in addition to Monsanto-Bayer’s Roundup. Glyphosate residues have been found in tap water, orange juice, children’s urine, breast milk, chips, snacks, beer, wine, cereals, eggs, oatmeal, wheat products, and most conventional foods tested. It’s everywhere, in brief.
Despite the overwhelming evidence, however, EU Commission bureaucrats and the USA EPA continue to ignore prudence in not banning the toxic chemical pending thorough independent investigation over longer time. If I were cynical, I would almost think this continued official support for glyphosate-based herbicides is about more than mere bureaucratic stupidity or ignorance, even more than simply corruption, though that for sure plays a role. The nutritional quality of our food chain is being systematically destroyed and it is about more than corporate agribusiness profit. (Emphasis added)
The question, if the nutritional value not only of the food but of the soil itself is being deliberately destroyed (and for reasons other than "corporate agribusiness profit") is why? And I suspect most regular readers here share the same suspicions that I have: we're being made to pay for our own poisoning by governments no longer interested in the welfare of their own people, who view them simply as "marks" to be fleeced and cattle to be slaughtered. The one bright ray of sunshine in the whole mess is that Bayer, or as I like to call it, I.G. Farbensanto, is being made to pay for the damage its products are inflicting, and that damage is no longer confined to humans, but the soil itself. And in that, there are even more potentials for class action lawsuits, not only from farmers, but from governments themselves, should any of them ever choose to wake up.
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far worse than we think indeed , for those rats have a different gut metabolism from people.
one day the worms will turn and they will not be happy.
(side note 22.214.171.124 has today photos of Michael(sic) Obama toasting to the toasting of the Notre Dame , smoke on the waters a fire in the sky, or at least in the reflection on her wine glass. MObummer is one GMO looking freak in my GMOpinion)
hmm. what are the odds? saw these links today.
Sofia Smallstorm on Israeli News Live yt channel:
www dot youtube dot com/watch?v=qh_OLNGhgLM&feature=em-uploademail
they were taking up the bad press for glyphosate that the rest of the media is reluctantly taking up . not sure how much limited hangouts sofia and jana are. they are getting to some topics before others. (i do remember saying the same about alex jones years ago.)
they do reference some excellent folk like stephanie seneff and zack bush so they are presenting useful stuff. the angle i had not considered that seems way more likely than not is all the horse deaths at tracks in recent years. glyphosate is universal. it’s antibiotic and a strong chelater. for sure it’s wrecking connective tissue. and what connective tissues get stressed more than any on the planet every day? well how about 1897 horse deaths in 4420 days? hm that kinda sounds as bad as all the sports injuries orthopedists are seeing in student athlete’s these days. kinda almost as bad as doctors and researchers dead in the last 4420 days. wait. no one here thinks there’s any relationship do they?
seems the bad press for glyphosate is spreading almost as fast as the fallout from decades of glyphosate.
I guess I am pretty lucky… the awareness in New Hampshire of our food being poisoned by chemicals, most people have their own gardens. We have farmers markets galore. Many of the restaurants serve organic food grown in New Hampshire. I read recently that Sam Adams beer has been found to be contaminated with chemicals as well as Coors & others.
. . . Back to ‘the emperor has no clothes again,’ or there’s no such thing as a disappearing ozone layer and a once increasing ozone hole over the Antarctic only decades ago before measures were taken by treaty to curtail the use chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s) to reduce those lingering stratospheric effects of ozone breakdown actions due to increased CFC’s. In some places Spring is, indeed, becoming more noticeably silent.
Chemicals from the sprayed soils leaching into the water tables of aquifers and other cumulative fresh water sources is on the rise, too, worldwide. No revelation there, of course, but there is a legal front now gaining traction that has its sights on the perpetrators (perps) of worldwide synthetic toxins – Not the usual compounds one gets from volcanism, natural soil erosion, sea water dilution, and sedimentary river runoff. Those exclude hard rock mining operations, left-over wartime contaminants, and off world sources that enter the biosphere. It almost makes one wonder who’s actually the perps – human greed and ignorance, unchecked psychopathology with large financial sums, or an off world-er group actively making this planet their planet with a terraforming fix to suite. It won’t be the first time some folks of humankind have been manipulated into believing that their superior and above board. Sure hope their terraforming fix has worked before as the watching watchers watch the watchers watching. Now, if one could only gain the high-ground with major damage control efforts and successes without contemptible, innuendo laden, and treacherous legalese getting in the way again.
Interesting comment by Dmitry Orlov on a Saker interview:
“Also, the dream of a depopulated Ukraine to be turned into a playground for Western agribusiness may be hindered somewhat by the fact that the Russians take a very dim view of Western GMOs and wouldn’t like to see GMO-contaminated pollen blowing across their border from the West. They would no doubt find some least-effort way to make the attempt at Western agribusiness in the Ukraine unprofitable. Orchestrating a smallish but highly publicized radiation leak from one of the ancient Ukrainian nuke plants would probably work. Rather weirdly, Westerners think nothing of poisoning themselves with glyphosphate but are deathly afraid of even a little bit of ionizing radiation.”
dmitry’s a rock that rocks. gracias goshawks.
We are so lucky to have the Giza Death Star
I also read in an article that the nutrients in the soil Are none existent After GMO crops which must work in cohesion with the glyphosate ?
It’s not true by spraying the crops it acts has an inhibitor to reduce the plant from making salvestrols .
This could be a scenario for an episode of the original The Invaders tv of the sixties. This smells of a bargain with the devil by our elites and they are just dumb enough to make the deal.
It would give me great pleausre to see Bayer bay with pain into bankruptcy from paying out for the damages they have done, and end to at least one legacy of the “third way”. They would go from Bayer to bayer. It makes one wonder just what is the end of the slaughter these minions of Mammon can inflict.
There are no governments, only corporations.
How’s that depopulation agenda coming?
Soiling their own nest. Or are they?
Who ARE the proverbial they?
Manufactured scarcity, ill health, disaster capitalism, the perpetual war going full bore. The military, industrial, surveillance, medical, financial, entertainment complex harvesting the populace.
Georgia Guidestones, Kurzweillian singularity, strong Kool-Aid, entrainment, the center will NOT hold.
Soon only the sound of the wind and water wearing down the ruins.
Who or whatever they are…
We know what they’re not…
As we step further & further into their future…
Does our human becomes more & more of a myth?
So we got one wrong; you can trust us on the 5G thing. Same playbook, by the way , it’s illegal to stop the rollout in most places with the same hype.
You would think we would have learned by now…
i dunno wd. there’s more going on than we’re getting here. those laws clintons helped put in place are unconstitutional and crazy. it’s bad enough when crazy laws get set up. it’s wierder still when they don’t get challenged let alone stopped. i’m avoiding blaming the victims. there is a limit to powers of political activism just as there are limits to military power.
What says it all…
The Monsanto cafeteria menu: No GMO foods.
Do as I say; not as I do.
From the get-go…
the practice what you preach[hidden $-hand]
two-faced Janus[w/in hidden numerous layers]
never would/could walk their mythical talk.
Dr. Zach Bush is on a crusade to convert I think it was 5 million acres to restoration agriculture. Dr. Bush gave up his practice fighting cancer to address the root causes, and he is pretty much of the same mind as Mr. Engdahl regarding the condition of our soils and the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. There is good reason to have hope with the permaculture and restoration farming movements gathering steam around the globe. I took the permaculture design course in 2013, and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. I learned so much, much of which I have put into practice in my own small garden. Best thing happening on the planet at the moment in my humble opinion.
nice. annette, did you try any of bush’s dirt med: restore? interesting take on gut permeability.
the irony is here that an entire counrty (and soon region) will provide the empirical evidence needed. russia’s already making huge profits with organics. and their production is not causing hunger. they’re exporting. forget how long ago it was but i remember a headline that their food export profits had surpassed their weapons profits that year.
just like japan’s 4 or 5 vaccines schedule compared to ussa 72 vaccines schedule provides real proof. the ussa last i looked ran 37th for infant mortality while japan ran number 1. and these comparisons take into account that the ussa has the crazy highest premature birth rates on the planet. the premies were factored out. and the premies are another symptom of the problem.
and btw, can anyone here give me a good reason why glyphosate is used as an adjuvant in vaccines?
I am a Pennsylvania grain farmer.
Glyphosate (a chelater) was introduce to farmers in 1974. 45 years of usage and world food production has soared since then. World population has soared since then. It didn’t kill us. Tech has permitted the world population increase.
GMO crops (glyphosate tolerant soybeans) were introduced to farmers in 1998. 24 years after Glyphosate. Glyphosate was and is still used preplant and post harvest on NonGmo crops.
The physiology of pig is very similar to humans. We even use their heart valves.
Well over 90% of the diet of the worlds hog population is GMO corn and GMO soybeans. Certainly 21 years of feeding GMO’s to hogs would have indicated problems. None have been linked.
The idea that man can live in harmony with “natural” nature is a myth. Nature wants to kill man in 10,000 different ways. I challenge a denier to be dropped in the middle of a wilderness with no tech, no clothes, no nothing. Let’s see how that goes.
Er, have you not heard of aborigines, Inuits, Red Indians, Amazon tribes etc. ?!?!?
“The physiology of pig is very similar to humans. We even use their heart valves.
Well over 90% of the diet of the worlds hog population is GMO corn and GMO soybeans. Certainly 21 years of feeding GMO’s to hogs would have indicated problems. None have been linked.”
Have you ever consider that all the hogs are slaughtered for meat before any cumulative effects of pesticides are visible. Everybody likes young meat, right? On the other hand people who feed year after year on pesiticde ladden pork will show and are showing lots of signs of degeneration in their livers muscles, joints etc. Lots of cancer too.
Glyphosate use in the crop field didn’t go into high gear until the early 1990s with the advent of GMOs. Digestive illnesses and alzheimers have since skyrocked driven all he more by EMF. Anyone can access this information on the internet.
There are enough expert detractors to convince me that your experience of things does not square up to the stark reality of this nasty chemical.
Interviews with Don Huber, Anthony Samsel, Stephanie Seneff, Zach Bush, and others all with PhD pedigrees have made it abundantly clear what a destroyer of both the macro and the micro biome glyphosate is.
hey doug. glad to see you back. you’re arguing that since a toxin is subtle and slow that it’s not a toxin. good argument. not gonna work though. it’s accumulating. and it’s market saturation it providing not so subtle results. juries are not hallucinating carcinogenic effects. glad to see you have suffered no consequences. so far. some of us (if not all of us) have. we’ve heard the same arguments by the same people by the same companies for decades: tobacco, asbestos, lead in fuel, flouride in drinking water, margarine, transfats, cholesterol, sugar, polyunsat fats, mercury in dental fillings, this list goes on. so yes. this is all tobacco science. now you’re going to argue for mandatory zero liability zero safety studies vaccines for everyone. might as well move to china now and live with that lovely facial recognition universal social score instantaneous to everyone. cross a street jaywalking? sure. check your phone, we just emailed your $100 fine and social score reduction. oh yeh. be sure to fly out of florida where they just activated their facial recognition systems. welcome to minority report. with glyphosate in plenty for everyone.
ok. to a nicer tone, doug, are you one of the folk claiming that glyphosate is harmless? that you’re cool with spraying all crops again as a drying agent? so we all get double triple and more doses? you’re not claiming it’s safe enough to drink are you?
btw the argument that food production depends on it is being and has been proven false for decades. joel salatin is the most visible proof of that. wait a second, we’ve had this conversation before. you never did take a look at salatin’s production quality, quantity and profitability did you?
Folks I’ve said before & will say again …you can talk to the crown(EVIL so-called “elites”) ,you can reason wit the crown ,you can petition the crown ? We’s (USA) got an parchment here in Philly coming up ta 250 yrs ! But in the end …force …DEADLY force IS the only way …EVIL is held in check …we are being systematically exterminated !!! It seems that Putin is the ONLY one that ….gets IT (freaking Russia folks ,those of us old enough (WTF) ) we are in a fight folks …& it’s becoming increasingly clear …that the very rock we’s ALL calls home …is at stake. fight is com-in folks how’s else do ya “handle” monsters !?! ….That steal, loot,kill,murder …wit impunity!!!!!!! Ya’s can talk wit the crown ,reason wit the crown…petition the crown …
how long folks ….how’s freaking long …till wakey wakey there’s MONSTERS!!!
monsters there are. but using examples that were orchestrated bankers’ wars run by masonic administrators going back centuries seems a little jingoistic. and turns us into cannon fodder more than we already are. it’s gonna take some kinda different thinking than has been used so far. we are being played. waking up to that fact is only the first step. we need to study patristics about patristics. otherwise we end up getting sucked in again much as josephus flavius sucked folk in.
Dare I say this? I believe the standard modus operandi for the modern financial, political and industrial sectors of our economy is crisis management. In other words, no one can make money unless there is a crisis to manage. If a crisis doesn’t exist one is engineered. The prevailing opinion is: crisis management grooms efficient, quick thinkers and responders, maximizes productivity and enhances consumer participation through short term spending. Without a crisis, people conserve. Over the past 30 years in the IT sector I’ve experienced more crisis than I can count at every level in my life. Most of them I know could have been prevented with a little bit of planning–with billions of dollars saved. Those in control know this. They have to know this. Every action they’ve taken to “stimulate” the economy has this crisis signature. We’re being played!
Gotta hate Monsanto..
They’re probably killing soil because it can save us.. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01931-4
EMF is sterilizing the soil 3′ down killing mycorrhizae.
Liver disease…market created for organ snatching based on a bogus apnea test.
Nothing like being vivisected alive.
Epistemological paradox is fighting against habitat, that one is a part of, and against matrix, that one is a part of. Thus triggering dragon battle – breaking final seal – penetrating veils of sleep state.
Anima mundi. Everything is on fire. Some burn slow. Some burn fast. This is dragons gold, that they guard, from the little ones, that spring forth, mushrooming in Druidic Avalon. Last seal is Pendragon.
MOUNT CARMEL 7
When seventh seal broke tree forest,
dragons lair became unrest,
and at break of dawn
sword is drawn,
from stone – to slay beast.
– David Koresh, 2019
David Koresh was part of the same church as Ben Carson.
The cost of a dozen non gmo eggs is a little over $6.00 while regular run of the mill eggs cost maybe $2.00.