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Bread and cereal bars contaminated with Toxic ‘Glyphosate’

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best selling herbicide ‘Roundup’ and many independent research studies have linked glyphosate to cancer, infertility, gluten-related diseases, allergies and even organ failure. Thanks to the giant biotech company, Monsanto, more and more studies coming out suggesting that glyphosate is now everywhere, even in our air, drinking water and food supply.

Not long ago, a Danish study found out that glyphosate is toxic to dairy cows as high levels of glyphosate were found in the blood and urine of cows. Then more studies showed alarming levels of glyphosate in red meat. In fact, blood and urine tests of cows showed liver and kidney damage, muscle toxicity as well as manganese deficiency: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/chemicals-antibiotics-in-milk-glyphosate-toxic-to-dairy-cows.php#glyphosate

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Other reports have also shown that both levels of glyphosate and formaldehyde in GM corn are toxic and the US water levels have 7,000 more glyphosate than the amount allowed, causing organ damage: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/toxicity-GMO-corn.php

A new report by GM Freeze shows that Jordans cereal bars and Warburtons bread contain traces of glyphosate:

According to GM Freeze (a British anti-GMO group), 100% of the Jordans cereal bars have glyphosate in them. The group also says that at least 85% of tested products including bread made by Warburtons contain traces of glyphosate. Although the glyphosate residues were present in small quantities, many researchers have expressed their concern about even small traces of the popular weedkiller.

According to a study published in the Journal Entropy, researchers discovered that glyphosate can inhibit the action of a key enzyme known as cytochrome P450. According to the leading authors of the study, Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, glyphosate residues are mainly found in Western diet in foods like corn, sugar, soy and wheat.

“Glyphosate's inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes is an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins” researchers say.

“Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body. Here, we show how interference with CYP enzymes acts synergistically with disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria, as well as impairment in serum sulfate transport”.

According to Samsel and Seneff, the long-term consequences of consuming glyphosate residues in Western diet could lead to many chronic diseases and conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, gastrointestinal disorders, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

“We explain the documented effects of glyphosate and its ability to induce disease, and we show that glyphosate is the “textbook example” of exogenous semiotic entropy: the disruption of homeostasis by environmental toxins” Samsel and Seneff write.

Although the biotech corporate PR have been saying that glyphosate is totally “harmless” and “GE crops can coexist with organic ones”, more and more studies are showing that harms of glyphosate are ‘Vastly Underestimated’  and the co-existence of Monsanto’s Frankenfoods with organic/non-GMO foods have led to widespread contamination of GE crops with native ones:

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The irony is that companies like Monsanto, DuPont and CropScience Bayer (who are the largest advertisers using marketing media and manipulative tactics such as "patriotism", “liberty” or “freedom”) have successfully sold the propaganda that farmers should be free to choose what kind of technologies they want to adopt. However, half truth isn’t the whole truth since the freedom of choice for the ‘great and almighty’ biotechnology has ended up ripping up the native and organic crops and many farmers are forced to plant GE crops and are threatened with lawsuit from the giant biotech, Monsanto (after their native farms are contaminated with GE crops).   

“Saying farmers should be free to grow GMOs that can contaminate organic crops is like saying rapists should have freedom to rape” says the environmental activist and anti-globalization author, Dr. Vandana Shiva. She also says “biorape of the Earth and rape of women are intimately linked, both metaphorically in shaping worldviews and materially in shaping women’s everyday lives”.

GE crops are sneaking into our food supply, drinking water and breathing air, so are other toxic chemicals that are used for treating GE crops like neonicotinoids (neurotoxins that are killing millions of bees) and glyphosate:

If we don’t take necessary actions to protect our agricultural heritage and native food supply against giant Frankenfood and chemical companies, soon organic and non-GE crops would be nothing more than a name. More and more reports are showing the wide-spread contamination of native and organic crops with GMOs and the Transgenes of GE foods are forcing themselves into native crops across the country.

Glyphosate linked to many health problems is now everywhere, even in your drinking water, favorite bread or cereal. If we don’t unite to take whatever steps necessary to push Congress and Washington to ban neonicotinoids or glyphosate, more and more crops are going to be nutritionally ruined and contaminated with residue of glyphosate or Bt toxin.

Sources:

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2217533/harmful_weedkiller_in_your_bread_and_cereal_bars.html

http://www.gmfreeze.org/

http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/GMOs-contaminating-organic-crops-Dr-Vandana-Shiva-biorape.php

 

 

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