Much hype has been generated linking the Zika virus carried by mosquitoes to an outbreak of microcephaly, a form of brain damage, in Brazil. Radical solutions have been proposed such as releasing genetically engineered mosquitoes to quell the threat and reduce mosquito populations. But could all of this simply be a misdirection so that the pesticide industry can continue to get away with selling highly dangerous pesticides such as Glyphosate with no repercussions for the consequences as well as an excuse to further vaccine industry profits and extend the genetic engineering of all life forms as a “cure” for what ails us?
In a groundbreaking new paper put out by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, Glyphosate is linked to exactly what the Zika virus has been targeted for, although relatively few cases of microcephaly have actually been linked to the virus.
NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS AND AUTISM
Glyphosate can penetrate past the placenta. Alarming increases in birth defects such as microcephaly, anencephaly, cleft palates and other facial defects have been found in regions of South America and Paraguay where glyphosate is used extensively on core crops. The US Centers for Disease Control have reported on an excessive number of anencephaly births in Yakima (Washington), at four times the national average rate. This increase coincided with a large increase in the use of glyphosate to control waterway weeds. A recent study by Roy et al. on zebrafish embryos revealed that glyphosate causes microcephaly in zebrafish, and that the forebrain and midbrain are affected (but the hindbrain was spared). A US-based study found that the cerebellum is frequently disproportionately large in human microcephaly, particularly in the more severe cases, reflecting a larger effect on the forebrain compared to the hindbrain.
Farm Wars addressed the anencephaly and Glyphosate usage connection in an article titled “Glyphosate, Brain Damaged Babies, and Yakima Valley – A River Runs Through It:”
Three Washington counties – Yakima, Benton, and Franklin – experienced an unusually high number of birth defects at around the same time as Glyphosate was being used extensively for several years to eradicate noxious weeds on land and in the water. That birth defect is called anencephaly.
And more recently, microcephaly, another result of Glyphosate usage, has arisen in Brazil. In an article titled “Why Brazil has a big appetite for risky pesticides,“ Reuters reports that:
LIMOEIRO DO NORTE, Brazil – The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides.
Brazil is “the largest country in South America, encompassing around half of the continent’s land area and population.” Coincidence that microcephaly, caused by Glyphosate, the most used pesticide in the world, just happens to be on the rise in the largest country in South America, which has bypassed the U.S. as the largest buyer of pesticides?
Genetically engineered herbicide-tolerant crops now account for about 56 % of global glyphosate use. In the U.S., no pesticide has come remotely close to such intensive and widespread use. This is likely the case globally, but published global pesticide use data are sparse. Glyphosate will likely remain the most widely applied pesticide worldwide for years to come, and interest will grow in quantifying ecological and human health impacts. Accurate, accessible time-series data on glyphosate use will accelerate research progress
Misdirection, outright falsification, scientific fraud, and government collusion all come to mind when we look at the actual facts surrounding the massive fraud that has been perpetrated on the world’s population by the pesticide industry. Look! It’s a mosquito! It carries a virus! That’s why babies have birth defects! We must create a vaccine to cure this horrible plague! Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the real culprits continue churning out the stuff that is really causing the problem while getting rich off of the carcasses of their victims.
Read the full report by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff and discover exactly what other life-altering, debilitating diseases that usage of the world’s most popular pesticide, Glyphosate, is correlated with including, but not limited to:
Obesity, diabetes, end stage renal disease, renal failure, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, intestinal infection, inflammatory bowel disease, stroke, leukemia, thyroid cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, pancreatic cancer and kidney cancer… a large number of disorders of the newborn that are increasing in step with glyphosate usage… include congenital heart disease, skin disorders, genitourinary disorders, blood disorders, metabolic disorders and lung conditions.
©2016 Barbara H. Peterson