Barbara H. Peterson on March 30th, 2014

Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Glyphosate is not only used for genetically engineered (GMO) crops created to be resistant to it, but it is also used on non-GMO crops including sugar cane fields prior to harvest as a “ripener.” So, even when you buy pure cane sugar to avoid genetically engineered sugar beets, you still get a good dose of Glyphosate in your package.

RipeningSugarcane’s response to ripener application may be lessened when conditions favor good natural ripening or when conditions are not conducive to glyphosate absorption. Ripener application will reduce vegetative growth and may reduce cane yields. However, cane yield losses are generally offset by increases in recoverable sugar per ton of cane, resulting in equal or greater yields of sugar per acre when harvested during the recommended treatment-to-harvest interval.

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/crops/sugarcane/harvesting_processing/Sugarcane-Ripener-Recommendations–Glyphosate.htm#5

But Glyphosate is supposed to be safe, so what could possibly go wrong?

Scientist Slams Biotech Industry over Deadly Kidney Disease Epidemic

Dr Jayasumana recently released a study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that proposes a link between the world’s number one selling herbicide known as Roundup (aka Glyphosate) and a series of mysterious epidemics of fatal chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) affecting several poor farming regions around the world.

 

What qualities does Glyphosate have which could make it into a killer of so many people? Is Glyphosate alone the reason for the outbreak of CKDu?

The strong metal chelating property of glyphosate is the key factor. Glyphosate was first patented as a chelating agent, wetting agent and biologically active compound. It was initially used as a descaling agent to clean out calcium and other mineral deposits in pipes and boilers of residential and commercial hot water systems. Descaling agents are effective metal binders, which grab on to Calcium, Magnesium and heavy metals to make the metal water soluble and easily removable. Later, Monsanto acquired the chemical and obtained a patent for its herbicidal properties. Once glyphosate is combined with a metal, it does not follow the normal degradation pathway and remains in the environment or biological systems for a long time. Glyphosate alone is a weak nephrotoxic substance. When it combines with arsenic or heavy metal, its nephrotoxic property is enhanced a thousand times.

Glyphosate alone is not the cause for CKDu but, it seems to have acquired the ability to destroy the renal tissues of thousands of farmers when it forms complexes with nephrotoxic metals.

http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/03/24/scientist-slams-biotech-industry-deadly-kidney-disease-epidemic-exclusive-interview/#.UzhMy1cz3j_

REPORT ON GLYPHOSATE BY PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 28th, 2014
Photo by: iQoncept

Photo by: iQoncept

New research shows that the low levels of glyphosate found in human urine can promote the growth of human breast cancer cells, confirming the carcinogenic potential of the herbicide known since the 1980s.

Dr Mae Wan Ho

Institute of Science in Society

GM and herbicide cancer warning suppressed in retracted study

Among the unsettling results of the Séralini study [1], which almost certainly lie behind its notorious retraction by the journal editor a year after it was published ([2] Retracting Seralini Study Violates Science & Ethics, SiS 61), are cancers in rats fed GM maize and/or exposed to Roundup. Although the word ‘cancer’ was never used by the authors, they recorded three ‘metastases’ (i.e., cancers) – two in females and one in a male – plus two kidney Wilm’s tumours in male rats, which had to be euthanized a year early because the cancerous tumours grew to more than 25 % of body size. This makes a total of at least 5 cancers in the treatment groups, in addition to the excess of grotesquely large tumours, premature deaths, pituitary, kidney, liver, and other pathologies compared with the controls. The cancer cases certainly should not be ignored, and to make sure this important paper is not erased from public record, it is now freely available and permanently registered on thesparc [3] a floating knowledge archive for the survival of people and planet. The findings are especially important in the light of new research and indeed, previous research on the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate (and GM food). Read the rest of this entry »

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 Do We Have a Right to Know If Our Food Has Been Genetically Modified?

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com.

Eater Beware …

USA Today reported last October that the FDA doesn’t even test the safety of genetically engineered food:

Q: Does the FDA test these foods before they’re allowed on the market?

A: No. Instead there is a voluntary consultation process. Genetically engineered foods are overseen by the FDA, but there is no approval process. Foods are presumed to be safe unless the FDA has evidence to the contrary, Jaffe says. The FDA “has to show that there may be a problem with the food, as opposed to the company needing to prove it’s safe to FDA’s satisfaction before it can get on the market,” he says.

Now we know why.

Bruce Friedrich reports:

The problems begin with FDA’s bizarre decision to consider GE meat using its “New Animal Drug Approval” (NADA) process, a process designed for evaluation of new animal drugs (hence the name), not genetically engineered animals. The GE salmon themselves [which increase allergies in people eating them … but are still being approved for human consumption] are, according to this analysis, the animal drug. As food blogger Ari LeVaux explains on Civil Eats, “the drug per se is AquaBounty’s patented genetic construct… Inserted at the animal’s one-cell stage, the gene sequence exists in every cell of the adult fish’s body.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 26th, 2014

Agenda-21

Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Agenda 21 is alive and well in Klamath County, Oregon. Klamath Basin farmers are feeling the wrath of the Klamath Tribes in collusion with the Federal and Oregon state governments. Water is now basically off limits to ranchers unless they get approval from the tribes, and approvals are few and far between.

Let’s take a little trip in the Wayback Machine to 2001…

In April of 2001, the greatest water theft in history took place in the Klamath Falls Basin. This theft was conducted by the Federal government on the pretense of saving the “endangered” sucker fish for the Klamath Tribes. After speaking to a member of a tribe who was not in agreement with this theft, I found that the sucker fish is not one that the tribe normally eats, but instead, is used as bait because it is unpalatable. The sucker fish also requires low water levels, not more water as the Federal government states. This “endangered” sucker fish was also considered a pest in the 1960s:

In the case of the sucker, the government itself holds the smoking gun. After a poisoning campaign in the 1960s, it’s a wonder there are any suckers left. At that time, the state of Oregon embarked on an eradication campaign to poison several lakes to rid them of the sucker, then considered a pest. Even poisoning could not eliminate the sucker, yet the government now claims the difference of a few feet in lake elevation could spell doom for the sucker.

http://www.bluefish.org/highdry.htm

What happened in 2001 resulted in family farms going dry, and people going bankrupt and losing their homes. Dry fields could be seen for miles while driving down the road. The farmers that survived the crisis got water, but the dispute is still going on. It is not over by a long shot. The Klamath Tribes council is calling for almost all of the Klamath Basin water to be under their direction even though there is no tribal reservation, and the Federal government is backing the plan. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Common Sense Show

The globalists murdered Detroit through the various free trade agreements consisting of NAFTA, GATT, and CAFTA. And now, their Agenda 21 minions are coming for your water, your homes and your children. 

There are several parts to this story. First, there is the human interest story of corrupt city forces who are abusing people from a bankrupt city who are down on their luck and are reveling in the joy of bringing misery to the downtrodden. Second, we see CPS rearing their ugly faces as they are attempting to take advantage of a crisis situation by placing more children under their control. Third, we are witnessing the attempted installation of the “Building One America Plan” which will force all suburban residents into densely populated stack and pack cities through the regionalization of the control of water supplies. This article examines the dangers posed to American communities through an examination of these three areas related to water control and what it could potentially mean for all US citizens.

“We Are Coming for Your Homes”

As of a week ago, any Detroit resident who is more than 60 days late on the payment of their water bill will be eligible to have a property tax lien placed on their property which could result in the foreclosure and forfeiture of their home, declared the Detroit Water and Sewage Board (DWSB). The DWSB has created a financial incentive by making it more difficult for people to pay their bills. The financial motive to the DWSB is apparent.

The department is gearing up for an aggressive campaign to shut off service to 1,500-3,000 delinquent water accounts according to Darryl Latimer, DWBS’ deputy director. Latimer insists that “Usually folks will then come in and make some kind of arrangement,” and that not paying your water bill has long lasting consequences. How well does this “get tough” policy work when it comes to a city that graduates less than half of it students, in a city where homes can be bought for a $100 and the median price of a home in Detroit is only $9,000, the estimated REAL unemployment rate is approaching 40%, and the police station only stays open for public business eight hours per day? READ MORE…

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 24th, 2014

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Farm Wars

What is one of the most important functions that our brains provide? Memory. Without memory, we lose the ability to tie our shoes, or walk for that matter. Without memory we are as useless lumps, waiting to be molded into obedient slaves. Yes, control the memory and you control the person.

But how? How do you control the information that a person needs to remember to make adequate decisions? Since memories are only as good as the information they are drawn from, that outward information needs to be altered and/or erased to affect a complete mental takeover. Read the rest of this entry »

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