Scientists for Safe Food and Feed

Farm Wars

Introduction and Background Information

I have heard much confusion and doubt about a man I admire much… Dr. Huber. When I first met Dr. Huber over four years ago, listened to his presentation, then reviewed his work in my hotel room, I began to realize what this meant for mankind. I wept, I cried some more, realizing how much evil was behind this; my tears are still on my notes of his work, I did not sleep, realizing how much work needed to be done. I have seen countless friends and family affected by the evil stemming from this crony capitalism network. Huber’s work is sound, his character strong, and he needs help spreading truth and clearing confusion. I am now asking for help from you, any of my friends, to equip yourselves with knowledge, as knowledge is power. This may bore many of you; too difficult for others, but it is the #2 thing to understand in your life other than God. If we can stop this, Dr. Huber is deserving of any earthly honor we can give him. I urge anyone who comprehends any of what I write to share this with as many as you can. It is a matter of utmost importance right now to ALL life on this planet.

Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

This year farmers, ranchers, gardeners, landscapers and others have a new growing season upon us. Are we in for a hot, dry summer? Cool and wet? Windy, hail, flood, tornado….In some areas, all will be the case. Regardless, we have probably seen something similar before, and will probably see something similar in the future. What we have not seen before is the pollution and the disruption of the biosphere’s ability to adjust to whatever weather befalls one’s area.

Most of you have seen me share with you information coming out of the USDA, various Universities, and research institutes around the world on the adverse affects of genetically modified crops (GMO’s) and pesticides, particularly the glyphosate based herbicides. Don Huber has done a great job in getting the word out despite continuous character “assassination” attempts wielded by his Alma mater and other universities at risk of funding disruption if they admit the truth of their research findings.

This process reminds me of that experienced by Dr. Phil Callahan most of his career. Dr. Callahan was and still is nearly despised by his own entomology department at the University of Florida because he proved that insects’ antennae are more than mere “hat racks” and in fact are the mechanism via which insects detect and home in on mates, prey and food sources. Most infuriating to the entomology community was the fact that he showed the standard scent molecule fit theory to be grossly inadequate in explaining insect behavior, showing rather that electromagnetic signals in the infrared and radio range of the spectrum were the primary drivers of insect behavior. He additionally showed that insects can discern healthy vs sick plants correlating to their nutrient density and will attack ONLY sick plants.

That assertion of course was blasphemy against the chemical industry funded professor guild and afforded Dr. Callahan “quack” status. Fortunately real scientists recognized his profound work and consequently most of his entomology research is published in optics and physics journals. Most interesting is that the funding for Dr. Callahan came not from the chemical industry, rather from the Department of Defense (DoD) and resulted in the development of aircraft cloaking devices and other electronic warfare and communication advancements. Fortunately, the DoD is not intimidated by the chemical industry, nor the political hacks or intellectual prostitutes that do their bidding. As a result, after his retirement from USDA, Dr. Callahan was able to get much of his valuable research information out to the public for its education.

The point of this discussion is that with all the disparaging press against the military, particularly by the current administration and the former Clinton administration, the military seeks results, desirable, workable outcomes regarding its research funding. The result is that if DoD research is politically damaging, they classify the results so the public does not find out about them, as was the case with Callahan’s work. So is the case with Don Huber. His work at Ft. Detrick was about identifying potential biological threats to the US and our allies and sounding the alarm, e.g. informing the chain of command of the potential threat and recommending a response strategy. Dr. Huber’s letter to Secretary Vilsack was exactly that warning he was commissioned as a Colonel in the US Army to do. It is important to note that all the rhetoric coming out of Purdue, Iowa State, and other universities in an attempt to distance themselves from Dr. Huber and his colleagues or outright discredit him, never mention his rank as a Colonel in the US Army, his responsibilities or work for decades, while also at Purdue, as a researcher and the “go to guy” at Ft. Detrick regarding the very issue we face today with glyphosate, genetically modified crops, the evolution of new infective agents as a result of glyphosate and GMO crops and the emergence of new virulence in previously weak crop diseases.

These issues genuinely threaten the health and the very survival of human and animals on this planet. It is important for you to pay attention that in all of Dr. Huber’s presentations, his citation of multiple researchers from USDA, universities and research institutes around the world doing research independent of Dr. Huber, yet arriving at the same conclusion as Dr. Huber, proves that this “sound the alarm” is not merely a “Huber mirage,” but rather a real crisis of epic proportion confirmed by researchers around the world.

One must think about a man with both university and military retirement pensions, with a lovely wife and over 30 grandchildren whom he loves dearly, a comfortable home in a beautiful Western States valley, in his late 70’s, why he would put his entire career reputation on the line and travel over 200 days of the year tirelessly, driven by God, family and country to talk about the GMO and glyphosate situation? What many people don’t understand is that military veterans, especially career military veterans like Don Huber NEVER lose their oath to protect our country and its people to the day we die. How many of you care that much about yourselves, your families and loved ones, country, the unborn children and people around the world that you would risk everything to make the world a safer place, a healthier place? I know many of you are doing just that and I thank you. We will succeed at allaying these problems because of you and the many people in our ranks tirelessly doing their part to do what they can. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem, and I urge you to help out where you can.

I will summarize some of the latest animal and human research on the GMO and glyphosate issue, none of which were done nor published by Dr. Huber. Look at this information carefully, get the articles and read these articles yourselves so that you are informed when the pompous naysayer wags his tongue.

The Glyphosate Issue

Testosterone Decrease and Birth Defects

Source: Dr. Ridwan

One area of great concern in medicine is that of endocrinology. It is the foundation of all our hormones from adrenalin to thyroid, from cortisol to human growth hormone and progesterone to estrogen and testosterone. There is considerable discussion in the scientific literature and at various medical conferences regarding hormones and endocrine disruption. We know that endocrine balance and timing are critical for conception, uterine implantation and fetal survival and growth to occur. We know that endocrine pulses during gestation of the fetus determine the sex and physical characteristics of the newborn offspring.

The World Health Organization(WHO) definition of ED (endocrine disruptors) that the European Union (EU) adopted in 1999: “An endocrine disruptor is an exogenous substance or mixture that alters function(s) of the endocrine system and consequently causes adverse health effects in an intact organism or its progeny or subpopulations.”

“…a negligible amount acting during months or years can be more disordering in a durable way (and even with transgenerational effects) than a short exposure to a high dose.”

“…the concept of “threshold,” without taking duration into account, is not really scientific.”

Benachour, Nora, Emilie Clair, Robiin Mesnage and Gilles-Eric Seralini. Berhardt, Leion V. Editor. “Endocrine Disruptors: New Discoveries and Possible progress of Evaluation.” Chapter 1, Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volumne 29. Nova Science Publishers Inc. 2012

Of particular note in this article are the endocrine problems associated with herbicides, particularly glyphosate.

“At lower non toxic concentrations of Roundup and glyphosate (1 ppm), the main endocrine disruption is a testosterone decrease by 35%.”

“Leydig cells are exposed to this kind of environmental doses (Acquavella et at., 2004) because 1 ppm was found in human urine and thus was present in the blood. When 10 ppm of G are given to rats, half was still found in plasma 15 h later (Anadon et al., 2009).”

Emilie Claire a,b, Robin Mesnage a,b, Carine Travert a, Gilles-Eric Seralini a,b, A glyphosate-based heribicide induces necrosis and apoptosis in mature rat testicular cells in vitro, and testosterone decrease at lower levels. Toxicology in Vitro 26 (2012) 269-279

When one thinks about it, imagine the effects on masculinity when during a hot day in the field spraying glyphosate, the farmer stops for a cold beer and donut. Now he has three things that are anti-testosterone. Beer is pro-estrogenic. The donut is made from wheat most likely sprayed with glyphosate pre-harvest resulting in both a residue of glyphosate and mycotoxins (endocrine disrupting) from the growth of Fusarium promoted by the glyphosate. Further, it is most likely made of white wheat flour, which is high glycemic, which induces more fat deposition, which is pro-inflammatory and estrogenic. Then of course there is the glyphosate he is spraying and absorbing from the drift. No wonder the drug companies are smiling all the way to the bank from their profits on Viagra, Cealis, etc., anti-diabetic drugs, testosterone patches, cardiovascular drugs, anti-lipid drugs, NSAIDS and weight loss drugs.

“Roundup is antiandrogenic from .5 ppm, below toxic levels and close to human serum levels (.1-.2 ppm in Acquavella et al., 2004).”

“Cry1Ab can induce cytotoxic effects via a necrotic mechanism …Roundup is cytotoxic by inhibition of mitochondrial respiration activity, far below agricultural dilutions (around 200 times less) with an LC50 of 57.7 ppm.”

R. Mesnage, E. Clair, S. Gress, C. Then, A. Szekacsd and G.-E. Seralinia. Cytotoxicity on human cells of Cry1Ab and Cry1Ac Bt insectidicidal toxins alone or with a glyphosate-based herbicide. J. Appl. Toxicol. 2012. (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOl 10.1002/jat.2712

Endocrine disruption is not limited to altering men’s testosterone levels. It is also associated with birth defects as previously mentioned regarding sex organs as well as other developing anatomy of the embryo.

“Glyphosate and Roundup cause birth defects in frog and chicken embryos, in doses far lower than those used in agricultural spraying.”

“Humans have the same developmental mechanisms as frogs and chickens.”

“Malformations seen in the experimental embryos similar to the human birth defects reported in GM soy growing areas of South America.”

Paganelli A, Gnazzo V, Acosta H, Lopez SL, Carrasco AE. Glyphosate-based herbicides produce teratogenic effects on vertebrates by impairing retinoic acid signaling. Chem Res. Toxicol (2010) 23: 1586-1595

“…we found genotoxic effects after short exposure to concentration that correspond to a 450-fold dilution of spraying used in agriculture…”

Koller VJ, Furhacker M, Nersesyan A, Misik M, Eisenbauer M, Knasmueller S, Cytotoxic and DNA-damaging properties of glyphosate and Roundup in human-derived buccal epithelial cells. Arch Toxicol. 2012 Feb. 14

“R (RoundUp) at doses far below those used in agriculture and at levels of residues present in some genetically modified food and feed. The prevention of such phenomena took place within 48 H with the plant extracts tested, with success rates ranging between 25-34% for the E293 (embryonic human kidney) intoxicated by Roundup, …71% for the HepG2 (embryonic human hepatic). By contrast, after intoxification, no plant extract was capable of restoring E293 (kidney) viability within 48 h, however, two medicinal plant combinations did restore the Bisphenol-A/Atrazine intoxicated HepG2 up to 24-28%. …plant extracts were not capable of preventing radiolabelled glyphosate from entering cells;…”

Celine Gasnier 1,2, Claire Laurant3, Cecile Decroix-Laporte3, Robin Mesnage1,2, Emilie Clarie1,2, Carine Travert1, Gilles-Eric Seralini1,2. Defined plant extracts can protect human cells against combined xenobiotic effects. Gasnier et al. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2011, 6:3 www.occup-med.com/content/6/1/3

Antimicrobial Effects and Botulism

There is another important issue regarding glyphosate, mentioned repeatedly by Huber, Kremer, Krueger and others pertaining to the antimicrobial effects of glyphosate. Keep in mind that in spite of the vehement denial by industry and their academic prostitutes that glyphosate kills beneficial soil microbes, August 10, 2010 the US patent office issued a patent for glyphosate’s use as an antimicrobial drug. The problem with glyphosate residue in the food, in this case particularly in milk, is that is affects the ability of dairy companies to make cheese, yogurt, and kefir.

“…three food microorganisms (Geotrichum candidum, Lactococcus lactis subsp. Cremoris and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus) widely used as starters in traditional and industrial dairy technologies. The presented results evidence that Roundup has an inhibitory effect on microbial growth and a microbicide effect at lower concentrations than those recommended in agriculture. Roundup is always more potent than glyphosate, and in all cases, toxic from levels 10-100 times below the lowest agricultural uses (10,000 ppm). G. candidum and L. cremoris are more Roundup sensitive than L. bulgaricus.”

Emilie Clair, Laura Linn, Carine Travert, Caroline Amiel, Gilles-Eric Se’ ralini Jean-Michel Panoff. Effects of Roundup and Glyphosate on Three Food Microorganisms: Geotrichum candidum, Lactococcus lactis subsp. Cremoris and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus. Curr Microbiol. DOl 10.1007/s00284-012-0098-3. Springer. Published Online 24 February 2012.

There is also the evolving problem of glyphosate’s killing of beneficial gut microbes that suppress botulinum bacteria resulting in chronic, systemic botulism poisoning and death in cattle with probably findings also in humans. One study on SIDS babies found that 20% of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome babies have detectable levels of botulinum toxin. Gentlemen, ask your wives what price GMO corn and soybeans will have to be to adequately compensate her for the loss of an infant to SIDS from botulism caused by your use of glyphosate? How much will you pay for getting your child back from the dead? How many trips to the hospital, deaths of your friends from cancer, sickness can you watch before you realize Dr. Huber is right? I get ridiculed where I live, ridiculed by my friends for working so hard on this tragedy. Stop being a fool. Will you help to label GMO foods, will you help me by spreading the word?

GMO Safety

Ultimately, the entire purpose, the fundamental purpose of farming is to produce food for people. Yes, many farmers just produce a commodity called corn and soybeans or wheat or sugar beets or canola or cotton. Keep in mind that corn for ethanol evolves DDG’s, distiller’s dried grain (loaded with glyphosate residue and the “newly acknowledge biomatrix infective agent) that is fed to animals which are for human food. The canola, soy and cotton seed industries send oil to the human food market. Wheat and sugar beets are put directly into the human food market.

Farmers frequently will parrot the extension folks and the university professors and of course the industry sales people (intellectually neutral of course, NOT) in saying that there are no studies showing GMO crops to be harmful or problematic in any way. We must have them, they contend, to feed the ever expanding world population. Look, if you are going to lie about something, at least make it entertaining fiction. The truth of the matter is that there are no scientific studies showing GMO’s to be safe in any way, shape or fashion, to do anything that the folks just mentioned are claiming and certainly to show they are needed to feed the world. Quite the contrary.

“19 studies of mammals fed with commercialized genetically modified soybean and maize which represent, per trait and plant, more than 80% of all environmental genetically modified organisms (GMOs)”

“Several convergent data appear to indicate liver and kidney problems as end points of GMO diet effects in the above-mentioned experiments. This was confirmed by our meta-analysis of all the in vivo studies published, which revealed that the kidneys were particularly affected, concentrating 43.5% of all disrupted parameters in males, whereas the liver was more specifically disrupted in females (30.8% of all disrupted parameters).”

Gilles-Eric Seralini, Robin Mesnage, Emilie Clair, Steeve Gress1, Joel Spiroux de Vendomois, Deominique Cellier. Genetically modified crops safety assessments: present limits and possible improvements. Seralini et al. Environemental Sciences Europe 2011, 23:10 www.enveurope.com/content/23/1/10

The Fox in the Chicken Coop

It is imperative that the farmer becomes informed about the TRUTH. Dr. Don Huber certainly has his name in the forefront of this information dispersion. He is one of hundreds of scientists sounding the alarm. The fox has lulled the farmer into believing that he, the fox is protecting the chicken coop for the farmer so he, the farmer can just relax, technology will solve all his problems. I guess death could be considered one solution to one’s problems. We have the technology to feed the ever expanding world population and have had it for decades. It is called nutritional management, biological management. Keep in mind that you, the farmer, has heard since WWII that the toxic chemical green revolution will solve all your problems of crop production.

It not only has failed to do that, it has created numerous new problems, diseases and most importantly human generational suffering never conceived of in one’s wildest dreams that will take generations to correct even with diligent effort. Further, this system has taken away critical freedom from the farmer to farm as he/she sees fit. It has made the American farmer the biggest welfare/subsidized profession in America completely beholding and controlled by the industry controlled gov’t… gov’t controlled industry.

Certainly many individual farmers have made and are making a lot of money today. See how much money it takes to correct for or compensate you/your loved ones for the birth defects, autism, Crohn’s, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, hormonal cancers, and miscarriages. Ask your wives how much money you will have to make to compensate for these pesticide caused disasters! Or if you have a child with a birth defect or have lost a child to cancer, or have experienced multiple miscarriages, ask her how much money you will have to make from using the pesticides and genetically engineered crops that contribute to this personal family tragedy so she will be at ease with the loss!

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2 Responses to “GMOs and Glyphosate Linked to Infertility, Botulism and SIDS”

  1. Abe says:

    Barb, Good article with vital information!
    Col. Don Huber PhD ret. is truely an Oath Keeper!
    ChemAgra and there whores in our government are truely our DOMESTIC ENEMY!

  2. Barbara Talbert says:

    This is a wonderful and informative article! We are at a big human crossroads here. I, personally with all the research I have done, have no doubt that between vaccines, mercury, GMO’s and glyphosate we have lost many babies that were meant to live and be healthy. Dr. Huber is very courageous and if he and places like the Institute for Responsible Technology and others working for things like labelling of GMO’s are successful we may see a turn-around in acceptance of the lies about our food. If the people at the FDA and USDA do not know any better that is one thing( and certainly a big problem) but if they know they are doing harm that is waging war against an unsuspecting civilian populace and is a crime.