Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Recently, the Lancet sent me an article on its Dementia Commission:

“After decades of neglect, dementia was thrust into the international spotlight in 2013 with the G8 Dementia Summit in London, UK, followed 2 years later by the First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. Against this background, The Lancet launched a Commission to review the available evidence and produce recommendations about how best to manage—or even prevent—dementia. “

Tell you what, Lancet, since your article emphasizes “leaving no one behind,” I would suggest that since this commission appears to not address the fact that the wholesale use of pesticides, Glyphosate in particular, is most likely one of the main causes of the disease, then your “leaving no one behind” statement really means to leave no one behind in actually getting the disease, not eradicating it.

Here is the interesting part of the article:

“Although the symptoms of dementia generally occur in later life, the underlying brain pathology develops many years earlier. As outlined in the Lancet Commission, dementia is likely to be a clinically silent disorder that begins at midlife (about age 40–65 years) and the terminal stage manifests as symptoms of dementia. This hypothesis suggests a window of opportunity to intervene by addressing dementia risk factors in middle age. The Commission adopts a life-course approach and identifies nine potentially modifiable risk factors at different stages of life that, if eliminated, might prevent more than a third of cases of dementia: low educational level in childhood, hearing loss, hypertension, obesity, smoking, depression, physical inactivity, social isolation, and diabetes.”

Seriously? Consumption of pesticides doesn’t even rate a mention? Dementia is not a socioeconomic or psychological condition, but a physical one, with a physical causation, and the commission does not even address this adequately in the article. What it appears to be doing is substituting a lot of symptoms for cause.

Dr. B.J. Hardick gives us a realistic look at the dementia epidemic:

“Every three seconds someone is diagnosed with dementia, which now affects 5.3 million Americans and more than half a million Canadians. Alzheimer’s steals more than just memories. It hijacks one’s personality, thoughts and emotions—the very essence of who you are. Early-onset dementia (before age 65) currently represents about five percent of cases, and rising, hitting many in their 40s and 50s.”

Instances of dementia have risen dramatically since the introduction of Glyphosate in our food supply since 1994.

Let that sink in.


NOTE: Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia.

The correlation between Glyphosate usage and dementia cannot be disregarded, as it is only basic logic: If a person is exposed to a toxic chemical that causes dementia early in life and it takes several years for the symptoms of the disease to manifest, guess what? The more that chemical is used, the greater the instances of the disease will occur. You can cry correlation does not equal causation until the cows come home, but if the correlation is strong enough, guess what? It cannot be ignored and must be addressed based on the preponderance of evidence linking it to causation. To not do so and list symptoms as cause is like throwing darts at everything but the bull’s-eye on a target and claiming to hit it.

Dr. Hardick continues:

“We know dementia starts in the brain 30 to 50 years before symptoms appear. Science is just beginning to wrap its head around the various factors contributing to the amyloid plaques so characteristic of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Research confirms that many of the chemicals we’re exposed to in our food, water and air have direct links with Alzheimer’s.”

The link between the increased use of Glyphosate in our food and the rising tide of dementia cannot be simply dismissed. To do so is criminal.

If the Lancet is any indication, it appears that the medical community is intent on making sure that dementia will be “leaving no one behind” as it fails to address this damning correlation.

©2017 Barbara H. Peterson

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4 Responses to “Dementia – Leaving No One Behind”

  1. Abe says:

    Dr. B.J. Hardick? His folks must have a different sort of humor. BJ’s article pretty much hit all the bases!

    I was worried about you Barb, it’s been awhile. Hope your not mad at me or something?

    Anthony has another study coming out about horses, and gave me a few clue’s as to what it about. As fate would have it, yesterday I ran into a Vet at the VA that was a professional race horse trainer til 12 years ago. Oddly enough, I asked if he was familiar with hoof problems? His eyes lit up, Oh yes, He said! I asked if when they shewed a horse if chunks would split off, or if a farrier clipped there hooves if an odd split to the quick would happen? Oh yes! I asked if he knew why? He said diet. I asked if there were any major changes in diet in the 25 years he was training? No he said. I asked if he was aware of alfalfa being GMO? No? We talked for a good 1/2 hour about horses, and left with information to tell his former colleagues. I told him to google GMO alfalfa and race horses in a couple months to see Anthony’s paper.

    They also did something I think for the RFK Jr’s World Mercury Project & vaccines. He was tight lipped about it, other than a game changer and should be published soon. We’ll see what the Chump does?

    I’m sure you’ve already heard about Extend, the Dicamba and Agent Orange (2-4-D) killing all the Round-up Ready with there toxic drift. You know how I think this will play out, goodbye Round-up, hello Extend.

    I called my DC crooks the other day about the feet dragging on Dr. Thompson? They gave me the usual BS! I asked if they were aware of the autism rate went from 1/122 to 1/43 since Rep. Possy brought it to Congress? I told them all if I didn’t know better, I’d swear they were racists and fascists. I’m going to meet with Emmer and Paulsen in a couple weeks.

    Barb, You and you critters stay safe.

  2. Alma says:

    Barbara H. Peterson,
    Thank for your continued reports re: glyphosate.
    There are confusing statements made regarding glyphosate
    so appreciate very much your dedication and determination in
    finding the truth regarding chemicals.
    Thanks for all you do,
    Alma Sychuk
    Green Valley, AZ

  3. susan says:

    Mad cow disease dementia
    Mad cow disease may be misdiagnosed as dementia or Alzheimers. Colm Kelleher has authored a book about mad cow disease which manifests itself in humans as Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy. He believes that many deaths from Alzheimer�s and dementia may actually be misdiagnosed cases of BSE.

  4. Concerned Observer says:

    The data coming in relating changes we experience through human intervention in our environment and illnesses are very concerning. I did not know about the correlation of glyphosate use, GE corn and soy crops and dementia. True, as the article points out, correlation does not prove causation, nonetheless, this is very worrisome and something is causing the rise in dementia, or MS, or Alzheimer’s disease, etc. This leads very quickly to questions of a fundamental nature about the way things are done and decided upon in our present world. Nonetheless, our future, our health, the well-being of our children and our relationship with and to nature are at stake. Compared to that a present economic model or the profit of industrial concerns are entirely unimportant.