I just received this message through the CHAT box on our site here, and I thought it was SO important and worth sharing:
Hi Jini, Just wanted to send you this petition which I created on your brother’s petition site AVAAZ regarding the harm glyphosate is doing worldwide. Whether it will gain momentum or not, is another thing.
It came about because a few days ago when I was walking my dog in my local recreation area, I noticed two people dressed in space suits spraying all around the playground. I asked one of the men what he was doing and he said, “I am spraying Glyphosate”. Ironically, I had only just the day before watched Dr Stephanie Seneff’s presentation on Glyphosate I realised the man obviously had no idea, he was doing any harm. He thought he was just doing his job.
The ironic thing is, the council had already plowed and seeded a lot of areas with wild flowers to encourage wildlife, bees, butterflies etc and these areas were also sprayed, so these zones are now all dead zones. It is amazing that these areas are all around the playground, both in the children’s playground and in the main area. The next thing is, they will come up my road and spray all the weeds on the pavements. No wonder there are no bees or butterflies, and fewer and fewer birds left.
Regarding the petition, this is what it says:
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 discovered that spraying with Glyphosate is possibly the biggest causal factor in creating the current rapid extinction of life on Earth.
A few things to know about Glyphosate: Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide in the world. It was first patented in 1969 by Monsanto and officially launched in 1974. It then went on to be used by all the other Biotech giants. Monsanto then created GMO’s “Roundup Ready” crops, which meant they could be sprayed with gallons of Glyphosate and not die – they would just soak it up.
Glyphosate is used by Governments and councils everywhere and is the most popular garden weed killer in the world. 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.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) say that Glyphosate is “safe”. However, all the research they base their findings on, was provided by the industry which created the herbicide, and that research doesn’t go beyond 3 months – too short a period to see the real effects, which have now been proven to be catastrophic by independent scientists.
The reason the EPA and the EFSA were led to believe Glyphosate is safe for humans is because we do not have a shikimate pathway in our gut. The shikimate pathway is the metabolic route by which all beneficial bacteria provide the essential life giving compounds and amino acids for humans, animals, birds, bees, etc. All bacteria, fungi, and algae, have a shikimate pathway. Glyphosate destroys beneficial bacteria by destroying the shikimate pathway in them.
Independent scientists now know that for every one human cell, there should approximately be ten beneficial bacteria. (There should in fact be approximately 20,000 different species of beneficial bacteria in the human gut alone, for optimum health – Dr Zach Bush, MD.) Independent scientists now know that by destroying the good bacteria in all the soils around the world, all life on Earth is threatened and it is why so many species have become extinct so quickly. Glyphosate is also the reason why there has been such an explosion of different diseases in humans, particularly in the U.S. where they consume 25% of all the Glyphosate in the world.
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. There is now irrefutable evidence showing a strong correlation between, Glyphosate first being 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.
For example, research has found that when the bacteria in our gut is destroyed, two of the chemicals that can be created are ammonia and formaldehyde, and scientists 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 (it prevents the body from accessing 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 is the key factor in why bee populations around the world have disappeared so fast.
- Glyphosate accumulates in the soils and in the bodies of humans, animals, birds, and insects.
- Glyphosate has contaminated water supplies around the world. Glyphosate is now in our rivers, affecting the algae in fresh water systems. Traces of Glyphosate 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.
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’ i.e. Glyphosate resistant crops: 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.
GMOs (Glyphosate soaked crops) are now in all non-organic animal feeds and all commercially produced vegetable and food products most people consume on a daily basis.
Over 300,000 farmers in India committed suicide thanks to the problems created by GMO crops.
Personally, I believe this is one of the TOP issues/crises facing our world and I encourage all of us to PLEASE sign the petition – the fact that they are spraying in public walkways, playgrounds, etc and killing off wildflower, bees, and everything else that nourishes the soil is insanity.
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
Dr Mercola & Dr Zach Bush – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgKlX6rC4EQ&t=565s
Zen Honeycutt (Moms Across America) & various scientists – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tud3It_TPY *This one is great!
Ecologists refer to bees and a few other select organisms as keystone species. This term is analogous to the keystone of an arch. Remove the wedge-shaped stone at the top, and the entire structure collapses.
Bees are a keystone species because they are the world’s primary pollinators and are therefore crucial to the environment. While Monsanto claims bees only pollinate about a third of the world’s crops, others estimate their contribution to be closer to 90%. But the startling decline of the bee population isn’t just threatening our crops, it is also threatening varied and diverse wild plants across the globe that provide food for countless animal species. If we lose the bees, the loss to our ecosystems will be catastrophic.