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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Read this before your next lawn treatment

Cancer Defeated Publications

Read this BEFORE your next lawn treatment…

    Most lawns and gardens experience pesky weed growth that can choke your grass—and make you step up your weed-whacking efforts.

    For many folks this means a trip to the local hardware store to purchase herbicides.

    But before you resort to chemical weed killers, you should know that a recent study found the world's most popular brand may be linked to a host of health problems including Alzheimer's disease, cancer, infertility and Parkinson's disease! Keep reading and I'll explain...

Continued below. . .

You Will Probably Live To 100 Years
Whether You Want To Or Not
    The "rules" of aging have changed enormously in the days since I went to medical school. They still keep changing; life expectancy moves relentlessly upwards.

    We are all growing older, it's true. But that doesn't mean we have to age.

    Despite continuous propaganda from the authorities who want to bilk you of their retirement pension, humans are living longer than ever. Retirement age now means nothing.

    The fact is that at 65 years you are barely half-way through even today's lifespan. Some people alive now will reach 200 years of age and still be in good shape.

    Not sure? Did you know that, of all the people who ever reached the age of 65 years, half of them are still alive!

    What will put you in your grave, eventually, is not aging. It's ignorance. I promise you that you will die early if you don't know about anti-aging. You'll lose years that could be rightfully yours.

    In my remarkable eBook "Get Healthy For Your Next 100 Years" I tell you all the latest science, organ by organ, system by system, explaining what you need to know and what you need to do to stay healthy.

Best Regards,
Keith Scott-Mumby MD, MB ChB, PhD

    Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. Little, Inc., made these claims in a study published in the journal Entropy1.

    The authors dubbed the active ingredient in Monsanto's product Roundup® "the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment!" It has been available under different brand names since the Monsanto patent expired in 2000.

    Whatever the brand name, the ingredient we're talking about is glyphosate, a chemical that is commonly sprayed over genetically modified (GM) crops designed to tolerate it.

    This means the toxin has made its way to your dinner table.

    According to Samsel and Seneff, the chemical residues you ingest in foods slowly disrupt normal body functions and can cause inflammation and disease throughout the body.

    Now you can bet the reaction from the chemical manufacturers was fast and furious!
Are these accusations based on bad science?
    Monsanto was quick to respond to the study conclusions, and attempted to tear holes in Samsel and Seneff's claims. A company blog post2 accused the authors of producing a paper of "low scientific quality" using "no new data and a piecemeal approach."

    Basically, Monsanto objected to the fact that the authors didn't conduct any new research. The company said Samsel and Seneff just compiled a review of recent literature to arrive at their cause-and-effect hypotheses.

    The blog post also attacked the scientists' credibility based on their ties to activist groups lobbying against GM foods.

    These counterattacks might make you less willing to condemn the popular weed killing product, at least until you have more information.

    But remember, Monsanto admits that these folks reviewed existing studies and literature.

    Clearly this means that other people have been investigating a connection between glyphosate and disease.

    For example, scientists raised similar concerns about the health effects of glyphosate in a study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology3.

    These researchers determined that glyphosate has estrogenic properties that feed breast cancer tumors.

    What's more, a 2011 study4 from the U.S. Geological Survey found the chemical present in 60 to 100 percent of rain and air samples in the U.S! That surprised me, because I don't think of herbicides as an air pollution issue.

    The problem isn't confined to the United State. In Europe, testing showed that people in 18 countries had glyphosate in their bodies!

    With such a widespread presence on the planet, you can bet that humans aren't the only ones suffering the nasty side effects…
Glyphosate is an equal opportunity poison
    In a January 16, 2011 open letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, plant pathologist Dr. Don Huber warned of a link between Roundup Ready® (RR) crops and serious plant diseases, animal infertility and spontaneous abortions.

    Roundup Ready crops are genetically modified to withstand the effects of Roundup herbicide, so they survive the poison while weeds are killed.

Cancer Defeated Publications     Dr. Huber said a new infectious agent had been found in heavy concentrations in the RR soybean and corn crops. He was especially disturbed by what he called "an unprecedented trend of increasing plant and animal disease and disorders."

    Huber urged USDA to launch a multi-agency investigation and place a moratorium on deregulating RR crops until the relationship between glyphosate and these plants could be investigated more fully.

    So how did the government react to his requests?

    The administration fully deregulated Monsanto's RR alfalfa and sugar beets less than three weeks after receiving Dr. Huber's letter!

    Now, Dr. Huber’s letter concerned Roundup-Ready plants, not the weed killer as such. But it’s hard to separate the two because when you consume an RR crop presumably you’re eating herbicide residue, too. In fact, Dr. Huber maintains the herbicide actually becomes part of the plant. You can’t wash it off or remove it in any way.

    Maybe you'll find comfort in knowing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a standard registration review of glyphosate.

    They've decided to render a decision about whether to limit glyphosate use by the year2015. I find this disturbing. The safety of the product should be established before it's deregulated.

    In the meantime, you can at least avoid using the weed killer on your own lawn and garden if you'd like to reduce your exposure.

    This might mean you'll have to pull out the electric weed whacker… hire a gardener… or resign yourself to weeding the old-fashioned way — on your knees and with your hands…

    Any of these choices may be a safer, healthier alternative to the chemicals in the food supply that may be harming your health.

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