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GMOs and Herbicides vs The Public Health

By on September 2, 2015
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This is alarming If you can get through all of the big words and posturing by the scientists. Ubiquitous. Really? Who uses that word? For those of you, like me, who need to look it up, it means: “present everywhere at the same time.”1 Yeah, I knew that.

GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) /plants that our food comes from, thus the food we are eating, are becoming resistant to Herbicides(bug killers). The bugs make the vegi’s and fruits look bad and reduce the amount of food grown that can be sold and thus the profit.

Part of it is our fault. We want our apples to look pretty. Not scarred by pesky bugs that nibbled on them.

Now the bugs need more bug killer to kill them so we are getting more bug killer in our fruits and vegi’s.Vicious cycle. Where does it stop?

Little bodies of your children are effected by this much more than we are. Hmmm.

By Dr. Mercola (Mercola.com)

On August 20, 2015, Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., and Charles Benbrook, Ph.D. published a paper1,2 in the one of the most prestigious medical journals, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on the topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), herbicides, and public health, noting that:

“… [T]he application of biotechnology to agriculture has been rapid and aggressive. The vast majority of the corn and soybeans grown in the United States are now genetically engineered.

Foods produced from GM crops have become ubiquitous…Two recent developments are dramatically changing the GMO landscape.

First, there have been sharp increases in the amounts and numbers of chemical herbicides applied to GM crops, and still further increases — the largest in a generation — are scheduled to occur in the next few years.

Second, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified glyphosate, the herbicide most widely used on GM crops, as a ‘probable human carcinogen’ and classified a second herbicide, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), as a ‘possible human carcinogen.’”

The ‘Answer’ to Herbicide Resistance Is Bound to Make Food Increasingly Toxic

The authors recount how genetically engineered (GE) herbicide-resistant crops have led to……..

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Definition taken from Webster’s New World Dictionary, Warner Books

 

 

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