EPA Responds to Moms

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 Moms Across America reads this and is outraged by the lack of precaution the EPA chooses to exercise.

They are NOT protecting our children, but instead choosing to give more importance to the "studies" that show that glyphosate is "safe" by the chemical companies than on independent, world renowned, ( including MIT)  scientists, doctors and moms. This is erring on the side of corruption, not protection.

We gave them studies CLEARLY showing the destruction of the gut bacteria of chickens at .10 ppm by glyphosate, endocrine disruption and testimonials from moms that warrant immediate investigation into glyphosate. 

We will continue to do whatever it takes to protect our children.

Today we go to the EPA, we will stand out side with our message "Recall Roundup!"  and we will offer the EPA and Washington DC Senate staffers an opportunity to find out for free, how much glyphosate is in their body.

If it's so safe, what's the harm in being informed? 

We ask for your continued support of our campaigns. Please chip in and donate to cover transportation and materials.

We are a national coalition of Unstoppable Moms! 

Thank you to ALL Of our supporters!

www.momsacrossamerica.com/donate

Zen Honeycutt

Moms Across America Team

 

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NEW FREE Materials for your 4th of July 2014 Parade

Our Moms Across America March to Label GMOs Parades are only 2 weeks away!
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Please email BeeAgainstMonsanto@gmail.com with "MAA Organizer" in the subject line and bee sure to include your name and address.  
We will begin shipping no later than June 25th, so please email your requests as soon as possible.  (You can find pictures of the materials we are offering on our fundraiser-store site here:  http://bit.ly/bamswag )

Thank you for all that you all do!"

Kriz Partridge
THANK YOU for all you do and for being involved in this very important cause for our kids future!
Watch our video from last year's parades and let's get ready for FUN!
With Much Gratitude
Zen and MAAM Team
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Moms to EPA: RECALL ROUNDUP ( Glyphosate)

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine sitting down with the EPA in Washington DC with a team of esteemed PH.D scientists, lawyers and moms just as passionate as I am, about a chemical called glyphosate, which is sprayed on GMOs and our food crops.


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Dr.Michael Hansen, scientist Consumers Union and Aimee Simpson lawyer Beyond Pesticides (not photographed) joined us at the EPA. Also with Anne Dietrich: President Truth in Labeling Coalition,  Sarach Cusack, DC MAA, Alexis Baden-Mayor Lawyer, Organic Consumers Asssoiciation, Zoe Swartz; PA and East Coast Leader MAA, Zen Honeycutt, Founder MAA, Dr. Kristen Pullen scientist Natural Resources Defense Council.

But there we were. Because of your support, your generous donations, your 10,000 + phone calls in 3 days, your posts about and emails to the EPA to recall Roundup, they took us seriously. 9 members of the pesticide Re-Review board listened to 11 of us for 2 hours instead of 1. They listened to your testimonials and the statistics of our health crisis in America. It was intense.

Because I was well prepared with a binder full of studies Nanette put together, and we had gone over every point witth a lawyer and scientist for three hours before the meeting, I was firm, resolved and clear about our demands. I spoke with all the love in my heart for my children and with all the conviction mother's have everywhere as I told them of the 10 reasons why they should Recall Roundup and the 12 points of Proposed Collateral Damage of Glyphosate.

Just to name a few:

Glyphosate is a patented ANTIBIOTIC. It destroys gut bacteria, where 70% of our immune system lies.

We submit that this directly correlates with Crohn's disease (damaged gut)which has increased 79% in the past ten years alone in children admitted to hospitals. Colitis (stomach ulcers) has tripled during this time as well. Allergies, autism, auto immune and asthma now impacts 1 out of 3 of our children.

It is an acknowledged endocrine disruptor, causing birth defects, infertility and sterility. 

The USA is currently #1 in the industrialzed world for infant death on day one. We have 50% more infants die on their first day of life than all of the industrialzed world combined. 

This directly correlates with pigs who ate GMO/Glyphosate sprayed feed and lost 30% of their young. Those sows with levels of glyphosate 3 X LOWER than our mom's levels in their breast milk, had 5 X HIGHER birth defects, miscarriages and loss of young.

Glyphosate BREAKS DOWN THE BLOOD BRAN BARRIER: allowing toxins into the brain.

Someone dies of Alzheimer's every 67 seconds in America today.

In 20 years from now, 1 out of 2 of our children will have autism if we continue at this rate.

Glyphosate is a CHELATOR: It holds or "makes unavailable" the vital nutrients of any living thing.

Vitamin deficiency is consistent in cancer patients. Cancer is now the number on killer of American children today.

More children die every year of cancer than all the casualties of 9/11.

1 out of 2 males and 1 out of 3 females are expected to get cancer in America. Over 117 million Americans have cancer.

See full Proposed Collateral Damage stats presented to the EPA here.

As I shared these statistics, everyone got present to the huge cost to the health of America and how the benefit of the chemical glyphosate was obliterated.

Their eyes displayed dismay, understanding and even searched for more. I saw that we have EPA members on our side. They may not be able to act now, but they want to. They want us to push on and give them the reason to make a bold change. They want their children to be safe as much as you and I.
In other eyes, I saw denial, refusal and resistance. Their resignation weighed heavily in the air. I heard reasons, explanations and infuriating avoidance. I saw fear of change.
Some of the board members refused to see just how urgent this is. They refused to see that we are breastfeeding our babies RIGHT NOW, today and we need for them to be safe. NOW.
Despite our compelling binder of studies  and undeniable evidence through testimonials of mothers of risk of harm, they did not agree to our request to recall Roundup, or revoke the license of glyphosate. They did not agree to issue a simple statement advising mothers to eat organic. 
They did agree however, to continue working with us, to give us the protocol  for the upcoming scientific study of glyphosate in breast milk which was funded as a result of our preliminary testing, supported by Sustainable Pulse. They did agree to ask Monsanto for their breast milk testing that we have word they are conducting. They did agree to include include that study in their review of glyphosate, which happens only once every 15 years.

I hope you understand how profound your support is in turning their decision from one that supports the profits of corporations to one that protects the health of our children. We can make history together.


Please continue to send the EPA your demands to recall roundup at momsnoroundup@gmail.com, we will save and collect your experiences and forward them.

Please donate at www.momsacrossamerica.com/donate to support further travel to Washington DC.


We can do this. Our next steps are to go to higher ups, to the Senate and to take local actions to get Roundup banned by county and state. And to keep the pressure on the EPA.


Each voice, each call, each purchase of organic food, is a step in the direction of health and freedom for generations.
We thank you, wholeheartedly, for your support.


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Breakfast before the meeting with, clockwise starting front left, Anne Dietrich: President Truth in Labeling Coalition, Meghan Davenhall; President Thinking Moms Revolution, Sarach Cusack, DC MAA, Alexis Baden-Mayor Lawyer, Organic Consumers Asssoiciation, Zoe Swartz; P and East Coast Leader MAA, Zen Honeycutt, Founder MAA, Dr. Kristen Pullen scientist Natural Resources Defense Council,Nanette Elaine Reetz, MAA WA Leader and Nancy Louise Visser, US Marine, MAA DC.


Here is media coverage on our story.
We are grateful to Reuter's Carey Gillam, who covered the meeting that very day.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/27/us-monsanto-roundup-epa-idUSKBN0E71US2014052

The Organic Consumer Association's support has been wonderful:
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/28-9

Many other media outlets see the importance of the mother's role in our cause as well:
http://althealthworks.com/2319/moms-meet-with-epa-demand-answers-over-monsantos-roundup-chemical-in-breast-milk/

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/28-9

We wish to thank Sustainable Pulse, NYR Organic, and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, and our other sponsors who donate to support the sharing of GMO info materials. Please allow their generous contribution to make a difference in your town.  
Join a 4th of July parade near you as a Moms Across America supporter and let your whole town know about GMOs and pesticides in just a few hours, in a fun and family friendly way.
As a leader, you will get free materials with paid shipping. Sign up as a parade host at www.momsacrossamerica.com/events_all. Next week we will send out the link to the new web store where you can order your supplies.
IT'S UP TO US!!!
When we don't buy it, they can't sell it. When we buy organic we invest in our families and alter the future of America.

THANK YOU
Zen Honeycutt and Moms Across America


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Glyphosate Test Results In and Why Everyone Should Care

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The Glyphosate Test Results are in and the results, considering that most of the moms and supporters tested are well aware of GMOs and glyphosate and have been avoiding them for several months or years, are alarming.

THANK YOU to all the moms and supporters who generously spent the time and money to send your urine and water samples in. Thank you to Sustainable Pulse for funding the tests for the breast milk samples and to the moms who paid to ship their samples over night.

Summary:

http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/04/06/worlds-number-1-herbicide-discovered-u-s-mothers-breast-milk/ 
 
Full report:
Please share these online and with your local media.
Parents need to know if their children are being poisoned with glyphosate: which is an antibiotic: antibiotics kill gut bacteria which is 70% of immune system and a chelator: strips the body of the vital nutrients needed to fight cancer, illness and grow.
It is also an endocrine disrupotor: affecting hormones and birth defects.
 
Glyphosate is sprayed on GMOs during growing, on many staple food crops (wheat, sugar, rice, soy, corn etc) as a drying agent at harvest and on the soil of 160 of our non organic food crops.See our "Samsel" blogs for the EPA list
Parents, our children are being assaulted by daily ingestion of toxic chemicals that have been linked to mental illness, diabetes, obesity, asthma, allergies, autism, auto immune diseases and more!
 
It may seem improbable that one chemical could be the source of so much harm, but when you learn about how glyphosate works (basically giving a weed AIDS by destroying it's immune system) it all makes sense.
When you learn that glyphosate destroys gut bacteria and the gut bacteria is the  where Tryptophan, Seratonin ( which regulates insulin) and Melatonin are created, it all makes sense.
When you learn that glyphosate breaks down the blood brain barrier and let's toxins into the brain, from vaccines and the environment, it all makes sense.
When you learn that glyphosate impairs the liver's ability to detox, allowing heavy metals to build up in the body, it all makes sense.
What doesn't make sense is that the EPA and FDA allow this.
Comments from Dr. Stephanie Seneff, co author with Samsel of two glyphosate papers, both found under "data".

Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist, MIT

"It is certainly disheartening to know that glyphosate is present in breast milk, but lest you think this means you should not nurse your baby, please be aware that soy-based formula probably also contains glyphosate, possibly in even higher concentrations. The US government has conducted very few studies measuring the amount of glyphosate residue in food, but a report issued by the Department of Agriculture in 2011 showed that over 90% of 300 samples of soy contained glyphosate, and nearly 96% contained AMPA, a derivative of glyphosate. Today, 90% of the soy crop in the US is "Roundup Ready," which means you can spray Roundup on it and it won't die. Contrary to what was claimed, this growth in Roundup Ready crops has led to a tremendous increase in the amount of Roundup applied to our core crops over the past decade.

I had been intensely researching possible connections between autism and a variety of different toxic chemicals in the environment for many years before I thought to take a look at glyphosate as a possible contributor to autism.  This delay was of course a consequence of the widely disseminated message that glyphosate is nearly nontoxic to humans. However, once I started looking, I was astonished to find that all of the many comorbidities associated with autism could be explained by glyphosate's known mode of action on biological systems.  Anthony Samsel and I have teamed up to write two papers detailing our findings on the diverse ways in which glyphosate disrupts human physiology, and linking glyphosate to a number of diseases and conditions that are currently on the rise in the US - a partial list includes autism, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and various gut disorders like Celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease.  We are still researching this topic, and nearly every day we are discovering new ways in which glyphosate can negatively impact health.  The problem is that the effects are insidious -- glyphosate erodes your health slowly over time, so that it's hard for people to realize what's happening to them until it's too late."
We must speak up. We must stop buying GMO food and food that is sprayed with pesticides!
Please join us in 4th of July parades to let everyone know about GMOs and pesticides in your town in a single day! If not you who? If not now, when?
Plus it's FUN and so easy to join into a parade. Sign up at www.momsacrossamerica.com/events_all
Write to the EPA Roundup Review manager: pates.john@epa.gov
We need the world to know about GMOs and glyphosate.
All proceeds go towards empowering people in health and freedom!
We must protect our children NOW.
THANK YOU.
Zen Honeycutt
Moms Across America
P.S. The Good News is that you can eliminate detectable levels of glyphosate from your body! Buy only organic! or Non GMO AND Organic. Thank you!
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The Food Trifecta at Natural Products Expo West

Once a year in Southern California, the masses of people, 70,000 approximately, converge upon the Anaheim Convention Center to buy and sell natural foods at the NPEW or Natural Products Expo West. I had the opportunity to report on the show as a host of the Weekly Women GMO Free News Show.

You have never seen so many Non GMO Project Verified and USDA Organic  seals in one place. You have never seen so many delightful, happy people talking about how their products are GMO free, organic and Gluten free! As a mother of children with multiple allergies, this is a thrilling development. Trying to find all three, GMO free, organic and Gluten free is like trying to find a needle in a hay stack even in a health food store even in one of the most affluent areas of America. Most products are either gluten free or organic, not both. Or they are Non GMO Project verified but not gluten free or organic.

Why is it so hard to find these foods?

Or more importantly why do we even need gluten free, non GMO and organic?

Is it just a trend or marketing ploy?

When I asked the food manufacturers, many of them said “Organic is the future.” I was surprised that they did not elaborate, talk about pesticides, glyphosate or GMOs. Some like “Good Boy Organics” are fully aware and are actively supporting the grassroots movements. They even go a step further and have BioDynamic pasta sauce! Check it out!

But many others, I suspect, do not know why the trifecta: non GMO,organic and gluten free is so crucial to moms.

1 out of 2 American children now has some form of chronic illness such as asthma, allergies, auto immune disorders, autism, diabetes or obesity. If you do the math, based on past diagnosis, 1 out if 2 children will have autism in the next 20 years. This is a crisis. This is urgent. Moms across America are struggling daily with health and behavioral issues and we want solutions.

Many of us now believe we know those solutions, and the winning food trifecta is a key role.

Non GMO

In addition to the over 1300 studies showing GMO harm, found on www.GMOfreeUSA.com, the recent evidence from the *Samsel and Seneff paper shows a very strong correlation between glyphosate, the active chemical ingredient in RoundUp and these skyrocketing children’s health issues, (the most widely used pesticide/herbicide in the world) especially autism. Most GMOs are genetically engineered to withstand Roundup, are sprayed repeatedly during growing and these chemical does not wash off. A new Soybean paper showed GMO soy with drastically higher levels of glyphosate, proving it does not evaporate in the sun either. Soil testing has shown glyphosate to still be active a year after use.

Glyphosate has been show to destroy gut bacteria at .10 (one tenth) of a part per million in chickens.

The gut bacteria are the stronghold of 70% of our immune system. If you destroy the gut bacteria, which is likely what is happening when you eat the America diet which is 85% GMO and contaminated with glyphosate, your body’s gut bacteria can no longer produce Tryptophan*.

Without Tryptophan your body cannot produce Seratonin or Melatonin*. Seratonin makes it possible for the body to regulate insulin, so without healthy gut bacteria we are more likely to develop diabetes.  We know that diabetes has increased so much in America that in 13 years we will have no money left in the federal budget for anything except diabetes.

 Melatonin influences sleep, happiness, satiation when eating, impulse control, bi-polar behavior and even acts of violence. Obesity now impacts 40% of Americans, our kids are three times more likely to be drugged for mental illness than kids in other countries, and on average, there has been a school shooting in America every other day this year.  Violence and mental illness is beyond control. Something is impacting the health of America. The USA is the  #1 country in the world in expenditures for health and last on the list  of the top 17 most developed country in actual health results.

Organic

Organic means Non GMO seeds. It also means toxic pesticide free and glyphosate free.

Non organic is not just a more affordable chice, there is a cost: glyphosate is allowed to be sprayed on the soil before planting non organic crops and directly on many staple crops at harvest as a drying agent. They spray it directly on the non organic food crops we eat! We have recetly learned that the EPA has allowable levels of glyphosate on over 160 foods at hundreds of times higher than has been destroy gut bacteria. See the full list here.Sweet potatoes glyphosatelevels are 3ppm, Potatoes, 5ppm, tea 7ppm, corn 13ppm, and our live stock eats grains at 400 ppm. Glyphosate collects in the tissue of meat, making organic meat a very important choice.

Gluten Free

People with gluten sensitivity report irritability when they consume gluten/wheat. Huge numbers of children with autism have shown dramatically better behavior when gluten is removed from their diets. Many are also reporting autism symptoms dissapear when they eat completely organic. Moms Across America has over a hundred testimonials, many of them about autism.

Glyphosate is sprayed on wheat as a drying agent. Wheat is one of the number one foods of the American diet, in cereals, sandwich breads, pasta, commonly eaten at every meal. Gluten intolerance and Celiac’s disease now affects 18 million Americans. Reports by Samsel and Seneffs show that is most likely not just the highly refined processing of wheat/gluten, that is impacting health, but the glyphosate. This is why the trifecta of Non GMO,organic and gluten free is so important, and why the companies who choose to make these foods, that are ALL THREE, despite the difficulties, are not a trend or duping me with a marketing ploy. They are the winners.

Here is a big winner in our house: Mary's Gone Cracker's GF, organic and Non GMO Project Verified Double Chocolate Cookies

The additional good news, is that in the process, you avoid other toxic chemicals of which we still do not know the effects. Non organic apples are sprayed with 21 different pesticides, strawberries 184, and coffee has tested positive for hundreds of toxic chemicals, more thanany other crop.

So when I find a food company that is Non GMO, organic gluten free and excuse me if I am chirpy, super excited and highlighting them like they are heros of the universe. Because considering that my children are my universe, they are.

Here is OH Yes! Pizza that is Gluten Free and Organic (and therefore GMO Free).

Here are some great finds at the NPEW:

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 Next blog will be about the other heros of food, the makers of probiotics, raw organic fermented veges, kombucha and keifer.  We CAN heal our guts and heal from multiple allergies.  Find our more about cultured foods in our next blog.

Here's too good healthy eating!

Zen Honeycutt

Moms Across America

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China and GMO Double Standard

China has a double standard regarding GMOs. While their officials have a sign proudly declaring the oil in their cafeteria GMO free, the school cafeterias for the children of citizens do not.

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The sign in the accompanying photo hangs in the corridor of the Ministry of Education building in Beijing. It begins, “Our Canteen Does Not Use Food Containing GM Ingredients.” It further states, “The issue of whether GM food is harmful to human health is currently without consensus within academia. GM food has only appeared [in China] for a short period making it very difficult at present to appropriately assess it's impact on long-term safety. Further research and longer time is required for verification. To eliminate the concerns of diners, and to assure the safety and health of our staff members, our Ministry of Education Office Canteen temporarily will not use food oil containing GM ingredients and GM food materials. Please enjoy your food without any such concern.”

(Note: The sign contains a link to the original chinese blog
http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4bb17e9d0102ebun.html the original source of information)

See link to new article by Nancy Swanson here:

http://www.examiner.com/article/chinese-policy-on-gmos-exhibits-a-double-standard

The officials must be well aware of the potential GMO health implications.  But are they aware of the increased risk to children? Perhaps they don't know how, in the US, which grows many of the GMO crops China imports to process GMO soybean oil, has an EPA allowable level of 40 ppm of glyphosate? Glyphosate is sprayed on GMOs:canola, cotton, corn and soy oil, and as a drying agent on non GMO crops such as rice, wheat, corn, soy, sugar. And .10 one tenth of a part per million has been shown to destroy gut bacteria which is the strong hold of our immune system. Glyphosate has been linked to autism, allergies, auto immune, asthma, diabetes, obesity, ADHD, alzheimers and depression...all health issues which are skyrocketing in America's children? Or do they? Is that why they themselves are avoiding them?

Moms Across America has hundreds of testimonials from Moms whose children are getting better by going GMO/Glyphosate free. We wish the parents of China to know this too. We wish the officials in China would understand the possible jeopardy they put their country in by allowing GMO/glyphosate into their school cafeterias.

Our country serves our children 31 million GMO meals in schools per day. It must be hundreds of millions more in China.school_lunch.jpg

Every food item above most likely contains GMOs and/or glyphosate at levels thousands of time higher than shown to damage animals. Want proof? Ask the FDA to produce tests and results.

And here is a chart of the allowable levels of glyphosate permitted on our food crops:

Click here for USA EPA allowable glyphosate levels.

One school nurse said,

"Our school in Arkansas has 170 out of our 600 children in Special Ed and this does not include the children with autism who are in the regular classrooms. 50% of all our students have either asthma or allergies. They are ALL eating these GMO meals and for many of them they are the only food they get because we are in a low income area, and they are always hungry. The food does not have enough nutritional value and they are being devastated, I believe, because it is GMO and chemicals. Our children are being devastated. This has to stop."

 Here is what our Moms are saying.

Mom's testimonials:

  • "My son has had severe autism. As a single Mom who makes about 40 K, it's tough but we only eat organic because I found out about GMOs about 2 years ago. When we went organic, after about 2 weeks, my father thought I was giving my son a new drug, because he saw such improvements, but I said "Nope, just went organic." This year he entered high school and not one of his teachers could tell he ever used to have severe autism symptoms. He is with the regular classes and he is doing well." - Cindy, MAA
  • "I went GMO free and after about a month, my Fibromyaglia symptoms went away." - Belinda
  • "I had an auto immune disease for 8 years. I was on different medications for it and actually had surgery for it. It was a living nightmare. I took GMOs almost completely out of my diet 8 months ago and the symptoms are gone! Some of my family think I'm crazy for posting so many food posts about GMOs but I know first hand how devastating the effects are. Doctors said there is no cure for my disease. I found the cure...stop eating GMOs!!!!"- Morgan M.
  • "My son had a rash around his mouth now and then but since getting off GMOs he doesn’t have that problem any more. My daughter’s tummy used to puff out after meals and she’d get a belly ache. She doesn’t get those after meals since we went off GMOs. I used to feel like my skin was crawling but I don’t get that anymore since being off GMOs." - Laurie O., WA. , MAA
  •  “My child eats non GMO and organic now and no longer throws up after eating. I believe that the Moms posting about GMOs on Facebook saved my child’s life.” – Jennifer L.
  • My 7 year old son was diagnosed with asthma and needed glasses inside of two weeks. I started learning about asthma and natural ways to control it. Then I found out about GMO. I removed my family from GMO foods/drinks. My 7 year old went from needing a nebulizer 3x’s a day to not at all. His asthma disappeared. He also no longer had the stigmatism that required glasses. The eye Dr. said he must have had ‘some sort of inflammation’ that is now gone for whatever reason. The reason was removing GMO from our diets. He was recommended for retention last year. This year, he is at the top of his class. Karen L. ~Moms Across America

 

We understand China is rejecting SOME GMO crops see link here: http://rt.com/news/china-rejects-us-corn-087/ 

but from mother to parent-official, we ask you to reconsider rejecting all GMO crops. We understand, due to supply, it will need to be a slow process, but PLEASE start with your schools. We do not want to see the children of China end up like the children of America.

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1 out of 2 children are projected to have Autism in the next 20 years or sooner. This cannot happen. What will our country be like? What would our society, military, job force and economy be like? Who will take care of aging parents or bear children and continue the success of our countries?

 For the officials who would like more scientific data here is a study on how glyphosate contributed to the over growth of deadly bacteria by destroying the benficial gut bacteria at lavels far below what is allowed in our food crops.

CLICK Here for study on chickens and glyphosate.

We urge all countries to stop allowing GMO oils, food, crops and animal feed in their country, but particularly China, as you import so much GM food to feed soo many. You have the largest influence on the GM industry. Please hear the cries of American mother who, since the introduction of GMOs and glyphosate in our food supply 20 years ago,  are dealing with gut dysbiosis in their children at extraodinarialy high levels, resulting in autism, auto immune disorders, allergies, IBS, Chrohn's disease, and contributing to asthma, depression, bi polar, acts of violence, obesity, diabetes and possibly the rise in childhood cancers.

No long term studies have been show to prove that GMOs and glyphosate, which are in 85% of our processed food, are not responsible for the USA being LAST on the list of the 17 most developed countries for health.

NO studies have been done to prove that GMOs and Glyphosate are not responsible for the devastating decline of our children's health.

We believe GMOs and Glyphosate are compromising an entire generation of our children, because we see the results everyday.

Millions of mothers, 1 out of 50, struggle everyday with children who cannot control their behavior in public or at home, who act violently towards family members, smear feces on the walls, inappropriate sexual tendencies, uncontrollable tics and movements, cannot control their urination even as teenagers. Children who showed no health issues at all and then all of a sudden did not speak, make eye contact or whose performance in school suddenly plummeted. Our children are being compromised by autism. They are suffering from a myriad of health issues. There is a silent epidemic happening in America. 1 out of 2 of our children now have some form of chronic illness in America. We ask, as mothers, for you, parents, officials in China and in countries around the world,  to protect your children of our human race.

Thank you.

Zen Honeycutt and MAAM Team

 

 

 

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Could GMO Labels Have Saved Her Son's Life?

"My story includes some things that might upset some people, I’m sorry if it does, but it’s the truth.  I am sharing some very personal things with you because I am real and the effects of GMOs on my life have been profound.  If GMOs were labeled it might have saved my son’s life.

It all started about three years ago in the fall of 2010, around Thanksgiving, when our son was 22 years old.  He had moved back in with my husband and I almost three years before.  He told me he was having gastrointestinal problems, predominately diarrhea that didn’t seem to be going away.  At first I thought it was a possible intestinal virus that would clear up on it’s own.  I encouraged him to drink lots of fluids and started asking him about what he had been eating.

After the Christmas holidays had come and gone, Joe wasn’t doing any better.  I had cleaned out my refrigerator of anything that had expired.  Hubby did some maintenance on our dishwasher and I even temporarily hand washed all the dishes.  Nothing seemed to help.

After the beginning of the new year, Joe went into the doctor’s to find out what was causing his malady.  Test results for bacterial, viral or parasites were done and everything showed up “normal”.  It was anything but.

I hadn’t heard about GMOs, nor did I know much about what was being done to our food.  I wish I knew then, what I know now and that is what compels me to share this with you.  However, I didn’t learn about GMOs until much later in my story.

On March 4, 2011, it was Joe’s 23rd birthday and it was also the day he took his own life.

I did a tribute to Joe, one week after his memorial service.  In Memory of Joe show notes share Joe’s picutre and the credits for the music used in the tribute.  It was a special edition of my podcast, Ba Ba Blacksheep. See the link below for podcast.

 Did you know that 20% of the people in the US have had their lives touched by suicide?

Recent research suggests a connection between our intestinal flora and our brain, especially with respect to depression.

GMO Tryptophan Seratonin – Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology interviews Stephanie Seneff, PhD

I was feeding my child food filled with toxins and chemicals that I never would have guessed would be allowed in our food.  So a part of me will always feel guilty that I didn’t learn more and change Joe’s diet to organic." -Diane

How could she have known? She couldn't! NO ONE thinks to look for ingredients that they do not know about. NO ONE can tell if an ingredient is in a product if it is not labeled. NO ONE can connect a potentially life threatening ingredient to their family member's illness if IT IS NOT LABELED and they DO NOT KNOW that they are feeding it to them! NO ONE!

This is exactly why the opposition DOES NOT WANT GMOs labeled however, they do not want us to be able to link their ingredient to our illnesses. Because then they lose money.

We moms will not let money or denial stop us. We have the gift of gab. We come from love. We will share.

We thank Diane for her courage, authenticity and extraordinary act of generosity in sharing this story and in creating a website to empower others.

To read more about the astounding ways Diane sees that GMOs have impacted her own health, click on the link:

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Swanson Charts: Glyphosate and GMOs linked to Neurological Disorders and More

Nancy Swanson has done extensive research that we Moms with little ones just do not take the time to do. 

We are very grateful for her charts which very clearly depict a correlation between GMOs sprayed with Glyphosate and numerous childhood and adult illnesses which plague or families in America.

The endocrine disrupting properties of glyphosate can lead to neurological disorders (learning disabilities (LD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), autismdementiaAlzheimer's,schizophrenia and bipolar disorder). Those most susceptible are children and the elderly.

To see the full article on neurological disorders  The Examiner click here.

 

In addition, GMOs and Glyphosate have been linked to birth defects and infant deaths:

For Swanson's article on the examiner:http://www.examiner.com/article/mounting-evidence-that-gmo-crops-can-cause-infertility-and-birth-defects

2013 Argentina:
Dr Medardo Vasquez is a neonatal specialist at the Children's Hospital in Cordoba. "I see
new-born infants, many of who are malformed. I have to tell parents that their children are
dying because of these agricultural methods. In some areas in Argentina the primary cause of
death for children less than one year old are malformations." Fritz Kreiss: News Report
Sunday 17 March 2013
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I recently looked up just one city in the USA. Sacremento CA.

Out the top five reasons for the death of children 57% of them were conditions (SIDS, congential birth defects, anomalies etc) that we are seeing a correlation to GMOs and Glyphosate.

For the Rosemary Mason "Glyphosate: Destructor of Human Health" paper showing numerous health issue correlations click here.

Childhood deaths is tragic enough. For the living we hope for smooth sailing.

But studies now show that 50%of our children will have Autism in the next 20 years if we continue at the current rate.

High rates of autism could compromise the future success of a child, our families, our society and economy. This is urgent.

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Awareness about this correlation and further conclusive studies should be the number one priority of the CDC and AAP today. The FDA and EPA need to do their jobs and protect American health!

Sign our Petition today! Click here

Thank you to the researchers and scientists who are assembling this information. It DOES correlate with what Moms are seeing, which is that when we remove GMOs ( and glyphosate) from their diet and they eat organic food, their health conditions improve.

Zen Honeycutt

 

 

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New GMO Soybean Paper Results

A new Soybean Paper comparing 31 soybean batches shows that GMO soybeans ARE substantially different from non GMO soybeans, are drastically less nutritious, and are contaminated with toxic levels of glyphosate.

 Compositional differences in soybeans on the market: glyphosate accumulates in Roundup Ready GM soybeans, Food Chemistry (2013), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.12.054

ABSTRACT

This article describes the nutrient and elemental composition, including residues of herbicides and pesticides, of 31 soybean batches from Iowa, USA. The soy samples were grouped into three different categories: i) genetically modified, glyphosate-tolerant soy (GM-soy); ii) unmodified soy cultivated using a conventional “chemical” cultivation regime; and iii) unmodified soy cultivated using an organic cultivation regime. Organic soybeans showed the healthiest nutritional profile with more sugars, such as glucose, fructose, sucrose and maltose, significantly more total protein, zinc and less fibre than both conventional and GM-soy. Organic soybeans also contained less total saturated fat and total omega-6 fatty acids than both conventional and GM-soy. GM-soy contained high residues of glyphosate and AMPA (mean 3.3 and 5.7 mg/kg, respectively). Conventional and organic soybean batches contained none of these agrochemicals. Using 35 different nutritional and elemental variables to characterise each soy sample, we were able to discriminate GM, conventional and organic soybeans without exception, demonstrating “substantial non-equivalence” in compositional characteristics for ‘ready- to-market’ soybeans.

"Subsantial Non-equivalence"???

The entire basis of GMO foods not needing FDA long term human safety testing because they are "Not substantially-unequivalent" to non GMO foods is FALSE*. The FDA needs to put a moratorium on GMO foods now,do the testing required and remove any harmful ingredients from our food. Please sign our petition today http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/action

Did you see the levels of Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is the active chemical ingredient in Roundup ( most widely used herbicide) and has been linked to autism, Alzheimer's, asthma, allergies, auto immune disorders, diabetes, bi polar and more. The average levels found below are tens of thousands times higher than what was shown to be toxic in an animal study in Europe: .1 ppm. Breast cancer cell growth proliferated in the presence of glyphosate in an Asian study at a tenth of a part per trillion. The allowable levels are outrageous.Even if they do meet "EPA allowable levels" these standards are for a 175 pound man, not a baby or child. There should be NO glyphosate in our food. The science for glyphosate, claiming it is safe is now 20 years old. The latest research show glyphosate causing organ damage, damage to gut bacteria(therefore the immune system), impairing of the liver's function to detox and breaking down of the blood brain barrier, allowing toxins in. ( See Samsel and Seneff and Mason Papers on previous blogs)

Well, I don't really drink soy milk or eat much Tofu, you may think..so I don't have anything to worry about. Do you drink lemonade at restaurants? There is soy in there. Do you eat chinese food with soy sauce? Snack bars and processed foods with soy lecithin? Eat beef jerky? Fries at restaurants? Soy, Soy, soybean oil. Soy products are in huge amount of our foods and this paper points out clearly that we are being robbed of nutrients, contaminated with a harmful chemical and frankly, lied to by Big Ag and Big Chem.

 Mom don't take well to lying. We find out the truth. We research.

Please do your own research and get your child's urine tested for glyphosate: http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/glyphosate_testing

Thank you to these courageous and committed people for finding and sharing the truth:  Bøhn, T., Cuhra, M., Traavik, T., Sanden, M., Fagan, J., Primicerio, R. for this paper.

The link to the full paper of the above abstract summary, published by Food Chemistry:

http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/yesmaam/pages/526/attachments/original/1388864291/Compositional_differences_in_soybeans_on_the_market-_glyphosate_accumulates_in_Roundup_Ready_GM_soybeans__(1).pdf?1388864291

To see additional papers on the effects of Roundup and glyphosate:

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If Roundup/Glyphosate does this to food bacteria, what is it doing to the bacteria in our gut lining ( ie: immune sytem)? It would't take a rocket scientist to surmise that Roundup/Glyphosate is most likely destroying our gut bacteria, and therefore the stronghold -70% of our immune system. WITHOUT OUR GUT BACTERIA we slowly get sick and die. Period. Seems to me our health insurance companies might want to look into this Roundup. For sure I hope Moms and Dads do, because kids can't. They need us. If you want to read more, click below:

Effects of Roundup and Glyphosate on Three Food Organisms ( Basically Roundup/glyphosate destroys the good stuff in milk etc)

http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/yesmaam/pages/526/attachments/original/1388864269/Effects_of_Roundup_and_Glyphosate_on_Three_Food_Microorganisms.pdf?1388864269

Seralini's paper on cellular damage and endocrine disruption ( birth defects and miscarriages) at much lower levels than claimed. 

http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/yesmaam/pages/526/attachments/original/1388864184/Gly_cell_damage_Seralini.pdf?1388864184

*See this article from Washington University also showing a new discovery, that proteins are not the only things manipulated during Genetic Engineering, genes are affected as well, and could be impacting increased rates of disease and cancer. This makes GMO foods SUBSTANTIALLY Un Equivalent! http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/12/12/scientists-discover-double-meaning-in-genetic-code/

Want to do something about this? Send this new information to your Newspaper Editors. Demand it be published. Send it to your favorite food manufactures asking for a statement about GMO soy. Make your demand for healthy, whole GMO free and Glyphosate free food HEARD.

It's up to us Moms, we buy 85% of the food!

Zen Honeycutt

 UPDATE: New GMO Corn paper shows that GMO corn is also substantially different from non GMO.

 

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Mom's Life Altering Story of GMOs and Allergies

"My Husband, has severe seasonal allergies (hay fever), is allergic to perfume

and dyes. He also suffers from “red man’s syndrome” an allergy to vancomycin

(antibiotic) infusion in the hospital, where a red rash breaks out on his face neck

and upper torso.

I have eczema on my hands. There is a theory, that if one parent has “hay fever

type allergies” and another parent has eczema, you will produce a child with food

allergies.

I was 38 years old in 2006, the year I gave birth to my first child, my son. He was a

full term baby, I had a C-section. – I read this in parents’ magazine:

{Let's start with a mini biology lesson: Trillions of bacteria already live in your

child's (and your own) gastrointestinal system, many of which are considered to

be good because they help keep him healthy. They've been there since birth, when

your baby's GI tract became colonized with good, bad, and benign bacteria (known

as flora) as he passed through the birth canal and picked up some of your microbes.

Because babies delivered by C-section miss out on this, they initially end up with a

different collection of flora, explains Mary Ellen Sanders, Ph.D., a microbiologist and

the executive director of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and

Prebiotics. (Scientists suspect that this difference in colonization may be behind the

higher incidence of allergies and asthma in C-section babies, but more research is

needed.}

http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/feeding/healthy-eating/

probiotics-the-friendly-bacteria/

Harrison was diagnosed at 3 months as having food allergies, I breastfed him and

from that point on, I did not eat the “Top 8” food allergens –Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree

Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Soy and Wheat – as he was having skin reaction from the food I

ate passing thru the breast milk to him. He was too young to be skin tested and the

Allergist said the tests would more than likely have false positives. I did however

continue to eat chicken, pork, turkey and beef. All GMO foods, unbeknownst to me.

My Son was able to tolerate soy, and I fed him “tofu” ice cream. He had a reaction

to the chocolate version of the ice cream and then I had him tested for cocoa beans,

which revealed, that he had “grown into” the allergy. During this time, I fed him

ground beef burgers, filet mignon and brisket. (all GMO ) He ate it fine for a long

while, then when he was about 2.5 (July 2009) he had a severe reaction to filet

mignon. He “grew into” the beef allergy. I also got rid of any soaps that have “beef

tallow” or “tallowate” in them, because he was being exposed to beef with soaps

and shampoos, too. I started to feed him Ground Turkey (GMO) instead of the beef,

which he tolerated for a while, until he was tested in April of 2010, he had “grown

into” an allergy to Turkey!

On a letter dated Feb 5, 2010, my son (3.5 years old) was currently tested for and

was allergic to: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, rye, chocolate, beef, shellfish, fish and

sesame seeds. (In April of 2010, he “grew into” an allergy to Turkey.)

It seemed he was acquiring more allergies, not growing out of them.

I believe my son “grew into” more food allergies, because:

(a.) I was feeding him GMOs (unknowingly) 

(b.) During this time, also my son was having “contact” reactions to GMO 

foods in children’s play areas – the frequent exposures made the allergy worse not better.

(c.) I was using toxic household cleaners, laundry detergent, soaps,shampoos , BPA toys, etc.

( Side notes from MAA founder, Zen Honeycutt - Glyphosate, which most GMOs are genetically engineered to withstand and are therefore doused with glyphosate, and is allowed by the EPA at levels which far exceed that which has been shown to be toxic in animals,  to contaminate 160 of our non organic foods. Glyphosate has been shown to break down the blood brain barrier, ( See Samsel and Seneff paper)  which could allow above stated toxins to enter cell tissues that normally may not.)

 

The protein in food takes two weeks to break down on a surface, so if a child

spilled milk and then my son came along and touched that table top or that toy,

he would have a “contact” reaction where his skin would break out in hives and

I would have to clean the skin area and then administer benadryll. During this

time, I thought these little “contact exposures’ would help “desensitize” him to his

food allergies. But the opposite was true: According to my son’s allergist …”It is

true. Each exposure to the food is like a small booster shot reminding the immune

system of the allergen thus keeping the allergy alive. This is true with infrequent or

intermittant exposures.”

So during this time, of feeding him GMO foods (unknowingly), GMO contact

reactions and exposures of toxins on a daily basis, his blood work numbers were

skyrocketing.

I decided during the year of 2010, to keep him home as much as possible because I

did not cook or eat with any of his food allergens. Thus, making my home a safe area

where he would not have any contact reactions. He was having several every week,

at the grocery store, in the shopping cart, at the library during story time, he even

had a contact reaction at the Drs. Office in Nov 2010, during a routine visit. Because

a child /nurse/doctor right before us had just consumed something with one of his

food allergies ( the appointment had been right after the dr. office’s lunch break)

It was during this time, that I first read, “The Unhealthy Truth” by Robyn

O’Brien and I started to think that if I fed him more organic, he would get better.

Fortunately, a lot of the pre-packaged allergy free foods are GMO free, so I had been

starting to feed him half organic already. Luckily, the only safe Soy Milk for my son

happened to be Organic. But his fruit juice and even the bread flour I used to make

his own safe bread was not Organic. But when I finished Robyn O’Brien’s book, I

really started to buckle down and get rid of all non-Organic foods.

I also read the book by Kenneth Bock, MD, and Cameron Stauth “ Healing the New

Childhood Epidemics” Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: The Groundbreaking

Program for the 4-A Disorders --- It was in this book, that I first read about our toxic

environment, that wreaks havoc on an immature immune system. This is when I

also, started to try and get rid of as many household cleaners, laundry detergent, etc.

and use as much “green” cleaners as possible.

In April of 2010, he grew out of his Cocoa Beans and Shellfish allergies.

In August of 2011, he grew out of his  Fish, Sesame Seeds and Rye allergies.

In February of 2013, he grew out of  his Turkey allergy.

He is still allergic to Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts and Beef. But all of these

numbers have come down in severity (please see the Xcel spreadsheet)

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In his test (Feb 2013) the Egg and the Peanut number went up about 4 points,

but I think this is due to perhaps infrequent “contact “ reactions (of GMO food) in

his school cafeteria. Our Allergist had said also, that sometimes, right before you

grow out of a food allergy, the number spikes up a little and then goes back down.

This last test, (Aug 2013) you can see the number went back down. So either he

is growing out of it, or it is because he has been home all summer away from the

cafeteria in school.

I also would like to add, that in 2008, I gave birth to a beautiful Baby Girl, it was a

V-BAC . I had been eating Half-Organic during that pregnancy because of the diet we

had at home, conformed around my Son’s. She was born without any food allergies.

UPDATE : on my daughter

Since my daughter had no known Food allergies, (before I questioned GMO foods) I

would let her indulge in birthday parties at school or a friends house. My husband

and I would let her have birthday cake or pizza (probably GMO) -- I felt, at the time,

that why should I let her suffer because of my Son’s food allergies?

On the weekends, my daughter had ballet class on Saturdays, my husband would

take her to class and then sneak her to a local bakery where they both would eat

donuts (prob GMO)

( Side note: Donuts are deffinately wheat, and a Monsanto study showed that the biggest absorption of glyphosate was contributed by wheat products which are sprayed with glyphosate in the drying process. Glyphosate has been shown to destroy the gut bacteria, which comprises 70% of our immune system stronghold.)

Because, we let her eat GMO birthday cupcakes, GMO donuts and GMO pizza

(outside of our home) I believe, she developed Celiac Disease. There is something

about my children, that they absolutely can not handle the GMO foods in their

systems.

( Side note: It is not just her children, it is a hugely growing population of our children that are being impacted and no one knows which child will be next and how it will impact them, a slow degeneration of their immune systems or a sudden fatal food allergy attack. We simply don't know. But what Moms of children with allergies DO know, and see, is that their children get better when they avoid GMOs)

From Samsel and Seneff's paper and presentation: 
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I think that the “Food Allergy Bitch” summed it up perfectly in her blog…

Food allergies are not a genetic disease. Let me say it again. 

Food allergies are not a genetic disease.

In case you didn't learn this in school, changes to the genetic code take 

many hundreds of generations to happen. Food allergies have DOUBLED 

in just the last 10 years. Right now, one in 13 kids has a food allergy and it 

looks like the number is continuing to increase.

Food allergies are a disease of the immune system. Unlike the genetic 

code, the immune system can adapt to changes in the environment in 

a generation, but it can only go so far. These kids are not genetically 

deficient. They are a warning. They are the canary in the coal mine. 

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Something has changed in our environment that is affecting ALL of us. 

The "peanut kid" may have an allergy as a result -- but that doesn't mean 

that YOUR immune system isn't also reacting in some way you can't see. 

Whatever's affecting the peanut kids is probably affecting you as well.

Food allergies are just the tip of the iceberg. All diseases that affect the 

intestinal tract are rising at an incredible rate. Crohn's disease. Asthma. 

Autoimmune disorders like lupus and diabetes. Cancer. Even if you're 

not in the 25% of the population prone to allergic disorders, you should 

understand that cancer could be in your future. Doesn't it seem like a good 

idea to you to figure out what the changes are in our environment that are 

leading to such a dramatic increase in all these diseases?

http://foodallergybitch.blogspot.com/2012/03/weed-peanut-kids-out-of-gene-
pool.html

So, today, I cook and bake an Organic, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free,

Nut-Free diet for my kids. I feed them all Organic. I don’t feel bad anymore about my

daughter “missing out” on the GMO pizza or GMO cupcake at a party –

I feel bad for the unsuspecting parents, who let their kids eat this dangerous food, at

some point, it will catch up with them too. One day their children will be diagnosed

with something too.

The obesity rate, the type-2 diabetes, the food allergies, the diagnosis of celiac,

Asthma, Autism, ADHD – more parents should be alarmed."

-Veronica R. NJ

Please note: Allergies are not the problem, they are in fact, the body's way of sending a warning signal that there is inflammation in the body. Inflammation in the gut can lead to stomach ulcers and cancer if left unresolved. Finding out about your child's allergies could prevent life threatening health issues. Avoiding GMOs also avoids foreign proteins and "promoters" which "wake up genes". We still don't know if these promoters could be "waking up" cancer genes or latent disease genes in our children. Cancer is the number one killer of American children today ( see Robyn O'Brien's blog) so this is not just about GMos and allergies, this is about life and the people we love.

We Thank Veronica for taking the time to share a story that hundreds of thousands if not millions of Moms could also share. This touches the lives of many.

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