EXCERPT: Don: Yes. As I have mentioned previously, this chemical gives the plant, and many of the supporting microorganisms, the equivalent of AIDS. It is a synthetic amino acid that can be incorporated as glycine in the proteins of microbes and plants. This aberrant amino acid can then create chaos. The Shikimate pathway is integral to life on the planet and it is seriously impacted. While it is true that mammals do not have a Shikimate pathway, we all house trillions of beneficial organisms that are dependent on this pathway.
Zeolite detox myths busted: In lab tests, zeolites do NOT bind with aluminum, lead, uranium, mercury or cadmium… only CESIUM. Given that many people are consuming 15g daily of this zeolite powder, they are effectively swallowing 750 micrograms of lead each day, along with as much as 450mg of aluminum daily. Read more…
Indigenous Mayans Win Stunning Repeal of Hated ‘Monsanto Law
The success of the Guatemalan people in defending their food sovereignty and stopping “Monsanto Law” is an inspiring example that people, when united, can overpower even the largest of corporations. Read more…
But widespread adoption of herbicide-resistant crops has led to overreliance on herbicides and, in particular, on glyphosate.5 In the United States, glyphosate use has increased by a factor of more than 250 — from 0.4 million kg in 1974 to 113 million kg in 2014. Global use has increased by a factor of more than 10. Not surprisingly, glyphosate-resistant weeds have emerged and are found today on nearly 100 million acres in 36 states. Fields must be now be treated with multiple herbicides, including 2,4-D, a component of the Agent Orange defoliant used in the Vietnam War.
ENLIST DUO (NEW APPROVED HERBICIDE) WARNING
The first of the two developments that raise fresh concerns about the safety of GM crops is a 2014 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve Enlist Duo, a new combination herbicide comprising glyphosate plus 2,4-D. Enlist Duo was formulated to combat herbicide resistance. It will be marketed in tandem with newly approved seeds genetically engineered to resist glyphosate, 2,4-D, and multiple other herbicides. The EPA anticipates that a 3-to-7-fold increase in 2,4-D use will result.
In our view, the science and the risk assessment supporting the Enlist Duo decision are flawed.
The House voted late Wednesday (300-131)to remove country-of-origin labels on beef, pork and chicken sold in the U.S., WSJ
VLA comment: Of course this also makes sense since China now owns the largest swine production in the United States having bought Smithfield. The interesting good news is that Smithfield was using Ractopamine, a dangerous drug put in the animals’ feed, that has been banded in over 160 countries including China and now that China owns Smithfield, perhaps they will not be using Ractopamine any more. Or, the may be just using Ractopamine for the USA market which was set up by Smithfield. See info on Ractopamine
BTW…the deadly drug, ractopamine, is fed to the pigs sourced by the “natural Thyroid companies”. So, how natural is natural thyroid?