Watch Dr. Pang at 8:18 speak about one of the reasons why the government wants the USA and other countries to have genetically modified foods.
Just in case you cannot view it, what is shown is Dr. Pang from Hawaii describing a few ways in which the government is trying to stop us from talking about or stopping the spread of GMOs. They may to pre-empt our right to know with several arguments. One could be that it is a "Homeland Security Issue."
In other words, a national security issue. Dr. Pang describes how, in Hawaii, after 911 they had several homeland security talks and some Homeland Security men visited them from Texas, to talk about food security. There was "one guy who looked like Dick Cheney" he said, "that I spoke to and he said," "Mono crops, GMOs, are the most dangerous thing of all." and Dr. Pang, asked lightly "Can I quote you?"
The Homeland Security representattive said "Oh yeah, mono crops are very dangerous, when the crops get wiped out, you get wiped OUT."
So Dr.Pang asked, "You'll speak against them, here on the islands?"
He said, "You don't understand...we want the enemy to have it, Iran and China, so you never have to invade them, you just say "I'll turn off your seed...or your seed is going to expire in 3 years."
So Dr. Pang asked "But then why do we have it?"
The Homeland Security man said,"We kinda have to have it so we can show them, and they will think it's ok for them to have it."
As an American I am outraged.
Our American farmers get wiped out from GMO mono crop problems with increasingly resistent weeds and pests. For example, the entire orange industry in Florida right now is plagued. They are genetically engineering the orange trees with pig genes to "protect" them from the problem. (I wonder how our Jewish, Hindu and Muslim Americans feel about that?)The entire orange industry is being told that they are now dependant on one company for GE seeds when they used to have a thriving industry for generations before. (The truth is the issue can be resolved with Bio Dynamic farming some are actually doing that.)
As a mother I am horrified.
Our children are collateral damage in a war for world power.
The health implications of GMO foreign proteins and glyphosate sprayed food are overwhelemingly increasing. The 400%-1500% increase in childhood illness such as allergies, autism, asthma, auto immune disorders and the number one killer of American children now, cancer, have all been linked to GMOs and glyphosate (sprayed on GMOs and does not wash off). An yet this is acceptable for the government because we "need" world power.
As a human being I am unstoppable in my stand for health and freedom.
Our human population is being experiemented on for the wealth and power of the elite few. Now the concept is nothing new, world leaders have always been vying for world power and the little people have always been collateral damage. There is an acceptable level of collateral damage.
But what is new about this global movement is that they are controlling the USA media to stop us to find out about this and they are putting this dangerous crop in 80% of our food. It's not just a few. We are being experimented on in a national nd global scale and the top scientists and government officials have all been brainwashed to think that these crops are safe under the guise of national security. Our children's health, and our country's future is being impacted and yet this is acceptable for national security?
How do GMOs make US secure?
These GMO crops are engineered to withstand Roundup (glyphosate) and are heavily sprayed with this chemical which has been shown to break down the blood-brain barrier and allow toxins into the brain ( which is what impacts children with autism). 1 out of 2 of our children will have Autism at the rate we are going in the next 20 years. That is 50%. HALF our kids or grandkids. And thats's Homeland Security?
These GMO foods have promoters which "turn on genes" and could very likely be "turning on" latent cancer or lukemia genes in our children. Cancer is now the number one killer of our American children. And that's Homeland Security?
These GMO crops, fed to pigs have shown an increase in miscarriages, birth defects and the same gut issues which are present in babies who die from SIDS. 46-54% of our baby formula is made of GMO soy. Our American couples now have a 30% failure to conceive rate, the lowest ever in history. And that's Homelend Security?
GMO crops like sugar beets are sprayed with glyphosate which has also been linked to destroying our gut bacteria. Our gut is the only place where Tryptophan can be made in our bodies. Without Tryptophan our bodies cannot produce Seratonin, without Seratinin our bodies cannot regulate blood sugar. Diabetes is the result of unbalanced insulin and now costs our nation helath budget 279 billion. Compared to all of Medicare, which costs us 514 billion, diabetes is taking over our national budget. At this rate we will have no healthcare system money left in 13 years. None. Not for cancer, Alzheimer's, preventative health, pregnancies, none. Diabetes wil have eaten up all the money. And that's Homeland Security?
These GMO crops are mono culture, wiping out our small farmers, over 17,500 farms in the past five years and 690 acres a day in Colorado are lost to mono culture. These crops increase the profit for the top CEOs but not for our working class. They are heavily sprayed with toxic chemicals and heavily controlled by Big Ag and Big Banks. When the pests and weeds develope resistence to the chemical sprays they spray more chemicals, like 2,4-D which was in Agent Orange and caused birth defects in 500,000 babies in Vietnam and killed 400,000 people. And they want to spray that on our American food? That's Homeland Security?
This mother does not feel safe with the staus quo. This is not secure.
I realize that I may be targeted, as many others have, for speaking out seemingly against my government, but I want to be clear that I am speaking up our FOR OUR PEOPLE, for our American children and for all the children all over the world if their countries accept these crops. I do not want the world they are creating where one corporation can turn on or off a country's access to seed and food. I do not want that for children in any country.
I am speaking out FOR OUR FUTURE. Besides being dangerous, these GMO crops DO NOT WORK.
We DO NOT NEED their GMO SEED.
Our farmers have grown crops and fed people around the globe for thousands of years. We owe our existence to their ingenuity and hard work. Yet in the past 20 years, all of a sudden they and we are being told we, as a human race, "cannot survive withut GMO seed". That's a lie. We can.
I have FAITH in our FARMERS.
I ask all famers to grow non-GMO seed this coming season and get out of the mono culture GMO trap.
As a farmer, BE as STAND for our own Homeland Security. In fact, YOU ARE our Homeland Security.
We have faith in you. Please protect our American culture, our families, children and economy.
And if you need a job, be an organic or bio dynamic farmer. Be the one to secure America's future.
"The bottom line, there will be no money left for anything else by 2026 because diabetes will have chewed through the health care dollars. There WILL BE NO HEALTH CARE here in America in 13 years of we do nothing." -Dr Lutzdig at 39:54 of this video by CBC News The Fifth Estate
What does this have to do with GMOs?
The majority of our sugar sources, beets and corn are GMO, 90-100%. They are directly sprayed with Roundup which contains Glyphosate because they are genetically engineered to withstand Roundup. Sugar cane and stevia, which make up a much smaller percentage of our sweetener sources, but are still used, are directly sprayed with glyphosate as a drying agent during harvest. So ALL our sugar sources except for organic crops, are contaminated with glyphosate, especially GMOs, which are repeatedly sprayed.
According to the Samsel and Seneff paper on Glyphosate and Modern Diseases, glyphosate is directly connected to diabetes.
Glyphosate has been shown to destroy our beneficial gut bacteria. Our gut bacteria is the only place in which essential amino acid Tryptophan is produced in our body. Without Tryptophan we cannot produce seratonin (which regulates blood sugar) and insulin. Without insulin we develop diabetes. See 2:00 on this video interview of Anthony Samsel.
According to the NY Dept of Health:
"In type 1 diabetes, the body no longer makes insulin because the body's own immune system has attacked and destroyed the cells where insulin is made*. The cause of this isn't entirely clear but it may include genetic risk factors and environmental factors.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should."
*Do they know about the connection between glyphosate (which attacks the beneficial gut bacteria which makes Tryptophan/Seratonin and Insulin?) My guess would be no....
So 80% of our food contains GMOs, which are sprayed with Roundup repeatedly as they grow, and have high allowable levels of glyphosate. See list here. Also on this list you will see non-GMO food crops which have toxic allowable levels of glyphosate for us to consume, because the soil is sprayed with glyphosate. There are also non -GMO food crops like wheat, sugar, quinoa, dry peas, and beans which are sprayed with glyphosate as a drying agent during harvest and you will notice those levels of glyphosate are even higher: quinoa 5ppm, dry peas 8ppm etc.
To put it in perspective .1 ppm was shown to cause organ damage in a European animal study. That's point one. And a fraction of a part per TRILLION was shown to induce growth of breast cancer cells in a south east study. See study here. Shocking! So in addition to harm from glyphosate due to gut bacteria damage and impaired ability to produce Tryptophan and insulin, likely leading to diabetes, we are also extremely concerned about organ damage and cancer. 1out of 2 American men and 1 out of 3 women are expected to get cancer now. In 2010 the US spent 195 billion on cancer care and 90 billion on cancer research. One can see that these costs will only rise with increased use of GMOs and glyphosate.
GMOs have been shown to cause organ damage in animal studies all on their own, without pesticides or herbicides. But we now know that we also have this HUGE problem with glyphosate on our GMOS ans non-GMO food crops. The problem is systemic. The problem is affects all humans.
The solution is clear.
Label existing GMO foods immediately ( shelf talkers) so people can choose until ingredients are replaced with non-GMO ingredients.
The government bans the use of glyphosate ( Roundup) and puts a moratorium on GMOs.
Stores and distributors stop selling them.
Farmers stop using them.
People stop buying food that is not organic ( not so easy but we are working on it).
But before any of this will happen we need to share this information. Send it to your media. If you are media and you ignore this, you are part of the problem. And the problem, let's be clear, is the projected collapse of the American economy.
Share this with your doctors. Email your congress. Stop eating any food that is not organic. We are the only ones that say what goes in our mouth.
We also say where the money goes. If we let our money go to conventional food and Big Ag, which uses 5 billion pounds of pesticides/herbicides, including glyphosate a year, then we are also contributing to our nation's increasing diabetes and the foreseeable bankruptcy of America. We have a choice.
Bankruptcy or Organic? Choose wisely. Choose for the future of our children and our country.
Regarding an recent article on Dr. Marc Van Montagu's winning of the World food Day Prize and his comment that people who oppose GMOs "can only be due to “irrational fear” and not sound science.
Dr. Marc Van Montagu,
Perhaps you are unaware that we Moms have seen our children's health issues, allergies, autism, auto immune disorders and asthma, plus obesity and diabetes, get BETTER when they avoid GMOs and eat only organic food.
We do not have fears about GMOs because we are alarmists or are irrational. We have fears about GMOs because we are realists. What we SEE right before us are many health conditions, my own son included, like life threatening allergies being reduced to simply a mild allergy before our eyes by avoiding GMOs. This means reduced long term chances of stomach cancer as well.
We fear GMOs because we LOVE our children and we want to protect them. The fact is that your ideas may be good IDEAS, but they do not work. They are hurting people, especially children, and we have hundreds of testimonials telling us so. That is quantitative data last I checked.
As a mother I ask you and your fellow scientists to STOP promoting ANYTHING that has any possibility of harm to our children immediately and START testing the connection between GMO foreign proteins, Glyphosate sprayed on GMOs (which breaks down the blood brain barrier, impairs the liver's ability to detox, and destroys the beneficial gut bacteria which comprises 70% of our children's immune system*) in conjunction with the environmental toxins our children are now exposed to. Glyphosate breaks down the blood brain barrier and lets toxins like pesticides, herbicides, vaccine toxins, pollution etc. into our children's brain and bodies.
1out of 2 children are projected to get Autism in the next 20 years if the current trend continues. Do you want to go down in history as being partially responsible for this? Our will you take responsibility, take precaution, and stop and test? If you did , THAT would be worthy of a prize.
Mother of Three,
Moms Across America
Some of our Mom's testimonials:
Studies proving harm:
*Glyphosate and Modern Diseases:
|Dr. Judy Carman: Evidence of GMO Harm in Pig Study: http://gmoevidence.com/dr-judy-carman-evidence-of-gmo-harm-in-pig-study/|
|Dr. Hans-Wolfgang Hoppe: Glyphosate Found in Human Urine Across Europe:|
|Dr. Thongprakaisang: Glyphosate Induces Growth in Human Breast Cancer Cells; http://gmoevidence.com/dr-thongprakaisang-glyphosate-induces-growth-in-human-breast-cancer-cells/|
San Francisco Chronicle
Pesticides' effect on generations of field-workers
Long-term study looks at how widespread chemicals affect generations of field-workers in Salinas Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle
A portion of this article is being re publisehd with permission of the author
September 23, 2013
Health problems prevalent
Good health is precarious for many of Monterey County's 422,000 residents. One-third of adults are uninsured; a quarter of children are in poverty. From 2002 to 2012, the percentage of special-education students with learning disabilities fell, but those with autism, intellectual disabilities and speech impairments increased, according to county data. Researchers wanted to understand the health problems that might be getting overlooked.
Then there were the pesticides. About 9 million to 10 million pounds were used annually throughout the county during the late 1990s. The amount has dropped slightly, though the county still ranks sixth in the state for pesticide use.
Eskenazi submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health to study low-income pregnant women and environmental effects on their children, and won the funding.
Now she just had to find moms.
Gonzalez moved to Salinas from Michoacán, Mexico, two decades ago, landing a job in the fields. She was among thousands of farmworkers in Monterey County who rise before dawn to gather an estimated three-fourths of the nation's salad greens.
In late 1999, Gonzalez became pregnant with her fourth child, a boy. During a checkup at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, a volunteer with Eskenazi's study talked her into enrolling.
So began a series of annual or biannual visits to the researchers' trailer outside the hospital. During her pregnancy and delivery, Gonzalez gave them samples of blood, urine, cord blood and breast milk, let them inspect her house and answered dozens of questions about her lifestyle. She was among 601 pregnant women in the initial stages of the study.
Gonzalez's son, Richard Luna, was born in July 2000, one of more than 500 infants in the Chamacos project born between 2000 and 2002.
From the time they were 6 months old, and every one to two years after, researchers analyzed their urine, blood, saliva, teeth and hair. The kids had physical exams and took tests that assessed their motor skills and intelligence.
Much of what the scientists later reported was troubling. They found, for instance, that mothers in the study have higher traces of pesticides in their systems compared with the general U.S. population. Children with high prenatal exposure to pesticides show greater signs of developmental delays than those with low prenatal exposure.
There are limits to what researchers can learn. They can know Richard's blood pressure, IQ scores or pesticide levels. But they don't have enough information to link those factors to his poor eyesight or asthma, or tell his mother whether her time in the fields played a role in those issues. None of their research attributes a health problem to a single direct cause, and they stress that not every potentially harmful factor is equally dangerous in everyone.
"People aren't exposed to one thing," Eskenazi said. "They're exposed to everything around them, including air pollution and alcohol and smoking."
First focus: pesticides
Still, researchers have a lot of educated guesses.
They began their study by examining organophosphate pesticides, a commonly used type known to harm the human nervous system.
One of the researchers' first findings, in 2005, showed the chemicals' presence in the urine of the women in their study group in greater quantity than women of child-bearing age in the general U.S population.
Scientists also noticed that the higher the mother's pesticide levels prior to delivery, the higher the chance their baby would demonstrate abnormal reflexes, such as passive leg movements, after the first three days of life.
The finding preceded many others. At age 5, youths who had been exposed to high levels of pesticides in the womb were more likely than others to score high on tests that determine the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
When the children were 7, researchers noted a 5.5-point drop in overall IQ scores for every 10-fold increase in the mothers' pesticides level during pregnancy.
The findings may resonate beyond the valley and across the nation, other researchers say.
"They're helping us understand the links between early exposures and health outcomes that are significant not only in terms of children's functioning and well-being in their early years, but also ... over the entire life course," said Frederica Perera, director of the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health in New York, which has collaborated with UC Berkeley.
Other scientists have reached similar conclusions about the same exposures. In a 2011 study of New York City children, for example, Mount Sinai School of Medicine found that those with prenatal exposure to pesticides were likely to lag in mental development in their early years.
More than just a study
More studies will follow. Right now, the UC Berkeley team is examining baby teeth for traces of banned fungicides that contain manganese, a chemical element toxic in high doses.
Eskenazi's intent is not to scare residents, but to give them meaningful knowledge. "In my heart, this is more than just a study for me," she said. "This is a population I deeply care about."
The professor plans to keep up the studies as long as there is funding - and Gonzalez and her son plan to keep showing up. Maybe, the mother says, they can help their neighbors understand what is all around them.
"We are all breathing it in," she said.
This article was produced for The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships (ReportingonHealth.org), a program of USC Annenberg's School of Journalism. Stephanie M. Lee is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @stephaniemlee
We petition the CDC and the FDA to conduct testing on GMOs and Glyphosate (Roundup) in relation to Autism, Allergies, Asthma, Alzheimers, Autoimmune disorders and other health risks.
Considering the CDC’s and FDA’s mission to “protect American health”, we Moms and supporters ask the CDC and FDA to remain true to your commitment and to immediately conduct and require LONG-TERM AND LIFETIME tests to determine if there is any risk or danger to our citizens and children by genetically modified foods and their required herbicides and pesticides such as Glyphosate (Roundup), Bt Toxin, 2,4-D, Dicamba, Glufosinate etc.
We have seen the health of our children drastically decline in the past 17 years since GMOs have been put into our food supply without long term independent safety testing. (1) We see in our classrooms every day that 1 out of 3 of our children have autism, ADHD, asthma, allergies and autoimmune disorders. (2) It was not like this when we were children. The impact is devastating to our families, our economy and our future.
Our children are being compromised and this is unacceptable. They are not being protected.
1 out of 2 children is projected to have Autism in 20 years if we continue at the current rate of increased incidence.(3) The reason for this rise must be identified, stopped and our children and our country must be protected. Our society, economy and country will be unable to function properly with 50% of our children's abilities compromised. This is a national crisis.
The CDC and the FDA needs to protect our children and citizens from the many skyrocketing he America is sicker and dying of illness more frequently than other developed country’s citizens.
5,000 American people are diagnosed with cancer each day. In our country, 1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women are expected to get cancer.(4) We are last on the list of the top 17 developing countries for the worst infant mortality rates.(5) Fertility has dropped 30% in the last 5 years alone and according to Dr. Don M. Huber, GMOs and infertility have now been scientifically linked. SIDS has also been linked to glyphosate, which is sprayed on GMOs. (6) 1 out of 8 of our parents have Alzheimers and that number is expected to triple in the next 40 years. (7) The US has the highest bipolar rate in an 11 nation study. (8) Bipolarity is linked to aggression and violence in our schools, which is also on the rise. (9) According to Steven Wolff, author of the US Health Report 2013, America's health is declining and our children will be the first generation that will not outlive their parent's generation. The reason, whatever it is, according to Dr.Wolff is “systemic." (10)
We believe the systemic reason is that, unlike other countries, 80% of the food in the US contains ingredients from genetically modified crops that contain foreign proteins and has been doused glyphosate herbicide which has been shown to damage the beneficial bacteria in our gut which is the stronghold of our immune system. Glyphosate also impairs the liver’s ability to detox and breaks down the blood brain barrier to allow toxins into the brain. (also 3)
Glyphosate is allowed to be present in 160 different food items according to the EPA and is also in our water supply at levels that are many times times higher than what has been scientifically proven to cause breast cancer and damage to the health of animals. We have seen the paper by Samsel and Seneff, the report from Dr. Swanson, and studies by Dr. Thongprakaisang (11) which links glyphosate to cancer, autism, allergies, autoimmune disorders, ADHD, COPD, Parkinsons and Alzheimers.
We parents also see our children’s allergies, autism, ADHD, autoimmune disorders and digestive symptoms dramatically improve or disappear when we remove GMOs from their diets and eat only organic food.
Not all American people can afford to eat organic and we should not be exposed to these toxins that are in fact causing harm. This is a social injustice, discrimination and a failure to protect the civil liberties of the people by the governmental regulatory agencies.
We want people with illnesses, pregnant mothers, stillborn babies, and infant mortality and cancer victims to be tested for glyphosate and GMO protein contamination.
It is the responsibility of parents to care for their children and it is the responsibility of the CDC to partner with us to care for our nation. We request that testing is conducted immediately of all GMOs, glyphosate, and all herbicides and pesticides to protect the American people. Until then we request that the CDC advise that no further approvals be made of GMOs and use of related pesticides and herbicides, and enact the Precautionary Principle in American food.
Thank you for your partnership in protecting the health of our children and our nation.
Moms Across America, American Citizens and Global Supporters.
Moms Across America-Zen Honeycutt and Kathleen Hallal , Howard Vlieger, John Fagan PH.D, Thinking Moms Revolution, Anthony Samsel scientist and consultant, Rachel Linden of GMO Free Arizona, Moms for Safe Food, Pamm Larry, NCal Director Labelgmos.org, Chico, CA, Autism Media Channel-Dr. Andrew Wakefield MB., BS. and Polly Tommey.
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· Detecting and responding to new and emerging health threats
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(1) Swanson Report: Rise in health issues in relation to GMO's and Glyphosate use : https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=05802ac566&view=att&th=140a7450203a6be2&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P8YUmw9TDHHPKqhlSu77fIB&sadet=1377443343536&sads=B53w4Ok-5m7yb38ckDJIBFIAf_k&sadssc=1
(2) “The UnHealthy Truth” by Robyn O’Brienhttp://www.robynobrien.com/
(3) Glyphosate and Modern diseases, Samsel and Seneff, Entropy paper: http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416
(4) “Patriotism on a Plate” TedXTalk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6WpMM1FR8g and
"A Compromised Generation" by Beth Lambert: http://www.acompromisedgeneration.com/
(5) US Health Last on list of 17th top countries*:http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/new-health-rankings-of-17-nations-us-is-dead-last/267045/
(6) Dr. Huber on GMOs and reproductive failure:http://elizabethdougherty.com/2013/03/18/professor-don-huber-purdue-university-on-why-gmos-are-unsafe-elizabeth-dougherty-food-nation-radio-network/
(7) Dramatic Rise in Alzheimers http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=bdfa927b-cdf1-4f24-8f7e-bdd59fbc0d2d
(8) Bipolar rates: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/03/07/US.highest.bipolar.rates/index.html
(9) Jeffrey M Smith and Dr. Stephanie Seneff interview andhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_AHLDXF5aw and “Food and Behavior: The Natural Connection” by Barbara M. Stitt PHD.http://www.amazon.com/Food-Behavior-A-Natural-Connection/dp/0939956098/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
(10)*US Health Report 2013 Steven Wolff :http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2013/US-Health-in-International-Perspective-Shorter-Lives-Poorer-Health.aspx
(11)Dr. Thongprakaisang: Glyphosate Induces Growth in Human Breast Cancer Cells; http://gmoevidence.com/dr-thongprakaisang-glyphosate-induces-growth-in-human-breast-cancer-cells/
Dr. Judy Carman: Evidence of GMO Harm in Pig Study: http://gmoevidence.com/dr-judy-carman-evidence-of-gmo-harm-in-pig-study/ and Letter from Scientists about GMOs http://appprecautionaryprinciple.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/isis-open-letter-from-world-scientists-to-all-governments-concerning-genetically-modified-organisms-gmos/
Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the dark?https://mailattachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=05802ac566&view=att&th=141666d6aae0f7f6&attid=0.1.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P8YUmw9TDHHPKqhlSu77fIB&sadet=1381083331857&sads=hfq2_LCzefH2Kip5bBge64utG0I
GMO Myth's and Truths https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=05802ac566&view=att&th=141666d6aae0f7f6&attid=0.1.3&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P8YUmw9TDHHPKqhlSu77fIB&sadet=1381083397369&sads=F9mneKtKPfr7LzNPxTT3HSXn1FI
All the MOM PROOF we need that GMO's and related pesticides and herbicides cause our children harm.
Our kids get better when they get off GMO's!*
Just some of over 300 Testimonials from Moms Across America about the health of their children and families in relation to GMOs and Glyphosate: See one of our Mom's video, Jennifer Lawerenson, survey responses and Facebook posts below.
To add yours click here. http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/moms_survey
From www.MomsAcrosstheWorld.com- Alice about her village in Uganda, Africa and the impact of GMOs and chemical farming.*
Jennifer Lawrenson and her story about her daughter*
"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 used to have severe autism symptoms. He is with the regular class and he is doing well." - Cindy, MAA*
Jennifer Duffy Fehnel- "At 14 months my oldest son was diagnosed with renal tubular acidosis. It's a kidney condition in which your kidney does not properly dispose of the acid in your blood. This stunts growth and in turn, he is pretty small. In 2008 I asked his nephrologist if diet mattered, and she simply said no. Luckily my gut was screaming something else. After having 3 more kids and losing my Dad to cancer, once the fog lifted I realized we needed to make a change. All that time my son wasn't really growing- he was hugging the bottom of the growth chart. Last year I switched my entire house to an organic (and when not available at least an NON-GMO) diet, and guess who is growing!!! He is being weaned off of his Meds as we speak! So I don't need Monsanto to try to convince me their "food" is safe. We have our own little experiment here that tells me otherwise! Actually, ALL of my kids ( including one who was asthmatic) thrive on an organic diet!"*
"I went GMO-free and after about a month, my Fibromyalgia symptoms went away." - Belinda*
Martina Collom: "I have/had Crohn's and it is terrible. I got it in 1999 at age 18 and went on numerous medications. I ate GMOs back then and I am certain that is why I got it. At one point I just wanted to die, the pain was so great. I understand this misery. I now eat only organic and I am not on any medications been about 7 years since my last med."*
"I had autoimmune diseases 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.*
"This picture is my son's improvement to a Carageenan allergy. His walnut allergy has also gone from a rating of a 19 ( life threatening) to mild, a .2. Less than 2% of nut allergies typically improve or go away. I believe we could be saving hs life not only from a sudden anaphylactic allergic reaction to nuts but also from stomach cancer that stomach ulcers that can develop into from Carrageenan."- Zen Honeycutt, CA, MAA*
"When my son was born he fussed a lot, the whole day, wouldn't nap. I breastfed until he was three months old. And because his gut was not right, he fussed and I could never console him. I tried all the gassy meds, not sure they are considered meds. Once on the formula the fussy continued, we switched to different formulas, but not until we switched to parents choice organic, Walmart, his fussy stopped, he began taking naps. As a toddler, I fed him cheerios, the main staple in our house. The tantrums began; two hours at a time couple times a day. This is with head banging or slamming his head into the wall repeatedly. He wouldn't let me hold him, not even touch him. Can you imagine not cuddling your baby? I cried every day. I had watched the movie Food Inc. It touched on a subject I wasn't familiar with. After watching Genetic Roulette, I cleaned out the cupboards. After doing this, within two weeks my son's tantrums stopped completely, he started smiling, crawling into my lap for cuddles. I had no idea that was the issue. Even now when he gets something conventionally/ GMO poison, he'll have another tantrum from his past. So if there's a question as to where it's from what kind of seed, I don't take it. So for me and my family, we bow out from being a guinea pig."- Stephanie Vanderyacht*
"My husband was in the hospital 5 times last year. Doctors wanted to remove part of his intestine because it was so infected instead doctors pumped him full of antibiotics for a week when he got out of hospital I changed his diet and all our family food choices to NON- GMO foods WOW what a difference he’s doing great and food never tasted so good! I will march sign petitions anything to reclaim our healthy labeled food choices. God Speed JUST SAY NO TO GMO’S ….MAAM! " Rhonda Bryne, MAA*
Kristie: "Stopped in at our doctor's office this afternoon to get Caroline's nut allergy info signed for school. They weren't able to complete the paperwork (or refill her epi-pen) because she hadn't been in for a visit in 20 months. My first reaction was to get angry and then I took a minute to let that sink in... 20 MONTHS. My girl with asthma, eczema, chronic pneumonia, food allergies and hip dysplasia hasn't been to the doctor in almost two years! Coincidence that we changed how we eat ( Non-GMO and organic) almost 2 years ago? I think not! She is living proof that the foods we eat and the products we put on our bodies matter!"*
"My son had a rash around his mouth now and then but since getting off GMOs he doesn’t have that problem anymore. 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." - Larie Olson, WA. , MAA*
Q: Do you or your family members have health issues that you suspect may be connected to GMOs?
- "Yes! I truly believe my stomach issues are connected to GMOs. My husband was told several years ago that he has a “fatty” liver. Since switching to non-GMO and organic foods my stomach issues are gone and at my husband's last doctor visit, his “fatty” liver has improved." Colleen G. MAA*
- "I am a mother of 4 kids. 1 has serious special needs and the others all have disorders and/or conditions. I feel all of these issues are related to the GMO foods that my children have been fed during their early years of life." Amanda G.*
- "More than one member of my family have been impacted by one or more of the aforementioned conditions. Sister with autoimmune disease, and IBS. Grandchildren with food allergies and a grandson with ASD." Janne L. M.*
- "I’m a mother of 4 kids. 1 has serious special needs and the others all have disorders and/or conditions. I feel all of these issues are related to the GMO foods that my children have been feed during their early years of life." Amanda G.*
- "YES. IBS AND CROHN’S DISEASE"- Linda B.*
- "Yes. Severe allergies (niece), juvenile diabetes (nephew), and constant stomach problems (granddaughter)." Teresa L.*
- "My children have not shown allergic reactions to corn syrup (or HFCS), but I have a bad reaction to it within several minutes of consuming it. I avoid it like the plague, and my teens only get it if they personally buy something with it in. Both of my sons and I have symptoms of ADD, which seems to be worse when we consume processed foods or GMOs. I attribute my autoimmune condition, skin problems, and leaky gut primarily to GMOs." Karene C.*
- "I think that my tweens digestive issues might be linked to GMOs. I have been buying more organic and less processed. Making sure to avoid the major 7. He seems to have gotten a little better. I also think that my younger son's behavioral issues, while somewhat genetic may be linked to dyes and additives. My husband suffered from gout and after changing his diet he no longer has such frequent flare-ups. I have given up diet soda and have noticed a change in my mental abilities, as well as my aggravated/aggression levels, have come way down." Christina A.*
- 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*
*Disclaimer: The above testimonials are a sampling of the hundreds of testimonials which Moms have sent to us. There is no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary. This also applies to any comments any of our users make on any of our pages.
The last week or two were weeks of what looked like insurmountably bad news. Daunting. Unbelievable and disheartening.
1) The EPA RAISED the glyphosate levels to unbelievable amounts. We know now that breast cancer cells proliferated upon the introduction of only parts per TRILLION of glyphosate ( see our blog "Proof of GMO Harm"). We know that the chemicals in Agent Orange caused hundreds of thousands of birth defects and deaths. And yet the EPA has granted Monsanto's and Syngenta's requests to raised the levels of these and other chemicals by double, triple, quadruple and higher amounts in the part per million. For example: 2-4 D and other chemicals have been increased in the feed crops that the animals we eat , eat: barley hay from 1.4 to 30 ppm and aspirated grains from 30 to 108 ppm.
Glyphosate levels were increasd in Sunflower seeds to 85 ppm, Tea 5 ppm, Beans 5 ppm, Quinoa 5 ppm, Bananas .2 ppm, Sugar Beets 25 ppm, Dry Peas 8ppm, Pork 5 ppm etc.
Image from Occupy EPA
2) Moms Across America Zen Honeycutt was able to interview Anthony Samsel and found out that 160 of our foods are contaminated with glyphosate. See the full list here.
3) Birth defects in babies are a reported 4-8 X higher down stream from three orchard areas in Washington State that use heavy glyphosate sprays. See article here.
4) TPP: Many of us found out that an international trade agreement called TPP ( Trans Pacific Partnership) that could threaten everything we are working for by fast tracking ( and keeping secret) trade agreements between nations that could eliminate GMO labeling, allow corporation to sue countries for blocking sales of GMOs and force more sales of GMOs. Go to www.flushtheTPP.org to find out more and support the cause by hosting a Meet the Congress! event on MAA website.
We believe that some of the worst news a mother could hear is that the food we eat is causing harm to our family and the toxins in our environment that have been deemed safe by our own EPA are causing birth defects. On top of it our own government appointed officials may take away our rights to be able to choose our food and protect our families from these toxins. This is unacceptable.
But there MUST be Good news right?
Of course there is! Moms and our fantastic supporters are an undauntable bunch!
1) The biggest good news is that we are now creating PARTNERSHIPS between organizations that will expand and support all of our intentions nationally and around the globe. Moms Across Africa, Moms Across Canada and Moms Across Ireland have Facebook pages and we are working on developing an international coalition! We are connecting with several other orgs and will announce partnerships soon!
2) Moms Across America's Kathleen Hallal spoke at the Justice Begins with Seeds Conference in Washington State last weekend and I spoke in my CT home town in front of 62 people, 20 teens from FRESH, a gardening program, who are out to transform the food industry! We are continuing the global movement for Moms, who buy 85% of the food, and supporters to be the ones to make a change in our health and freedom.
3) 14 year old Rachel Parent from Canada went on national TV and stood her ground debating Kevin O'Leary. Click here for the link. Inspiring! If she can speak up, we all can too!!
4) Kauai Hawaii and NY made giant steps forward in labeling GMOs and eliminating toxins from our environment and bodies.
5) Moms Across America is just getting started! Our next endeavors are:
GMO Free Shopping Day! Sept 7, 2013 GMO Free Moms and YOU Moms Across America supporters are the perfect candidates to host a GMO Free Shopping coaching session at your local grocery store! More info on www.gmofreemoms.org. Please post any and all of your events on www.momsacrossamerica.com so your local supporters can find you!
World Food Day Oct 16, 2013 Moms Across America GMO FREE SCHOOLS Educational Outreach. Gather a group of Moms to hand out flyers at drop off or pick up and educate your entire school about how they can make GMO free lunches! Flyers coming soon. Post your event soon!
RECALL ROUND UP: Date: ASAP- Glyphosate information door hangers to distribute in neighborhoods.
GMO Free DINING : Date: ASAP- Flyers to give to restaurants to encourage them to go GMO Free. Chef Patrick Stark supporting us with great tips!
We are disturbed by the bad news...but the good news is you.
Moms Across America is an international coalition of unstoppable moms and we have tremendous reach and power because we buy 85% of the food. It's up to us Mommas and our tremendous supporters.
The Good news are our Dads. The good news is our Teens. The good news is our kids, doctors, nurses and politicians who supports this effort. The good news is that we are not alone and we are growing!
We are continually and deeply inspired by the people like you who know this situation is daunting and huge and yet KEEP GOING ANYWAY.
Thank you for being unstoppable!
Kathleen Hallal and the MAAM Team
P.S. We need your help. We need professionals..a non profit developer, social media gurus, graphic designers, writers, researchers and media support. Please also donate and encourage your favorite organizations to donate and support the Moms who buy 85% of the food to go GMO free and Organic and eliminate toxins from our food supply. Every dollar helps!
Anthony Samsel on the Effects of Glyphosate ( RoundUp) on the immune system, allergies, autism, ADHD, bipolar disorders, behavioral problems, aggression, obesity, liver cirhosis, depression and numerous diseases.
If you have seen Part 1 of the Samsel Interviews or "Samsel on Unsafe Meat and Potatoes" you want to get straight to Part 2. I will be brief, but I do want to presence WHY this information is so urgent for us.
This information leaves us hungry for more, not because it is "good news" but because it makes so much sense. It reveals the connection between so many diseases and illnesses that are affecting our loved ones...our children that we would die for, out fathers that we admire and respect, our mothers that we cherish and our friends that make us laugh so hard we cry. This information gives us access to caring for them.
This information gives us a way to say.."Hey you can get better!" You can tell them we know why now...and we can do something about it.
So, although this can be overwhelming, I ask you to just be present to the love you have for you family members when you watch this and come from that love when you share this information. When you have "bad" news to give someone, it is much easier to digest if it is served with love. And when you are present to that love, you get that YOU are the good news, THEY are the good news, your LOVE is the good news. And together your partnership in eating organic and having new adventures in growing your own food, cooking from scratch, discovering local farmer's markets, connecting with local CSA's or Co-Ops, those connections and the strengthening of our communities and our country is the good news.
Thank you to the brilliant, generous and caring Anthony Samsel for sharing his time and research with us. Thank you to the talented and committed Ryan Wirick for the amazing editing job in finding all the images to assist us in understanding this challenging information. We are forever grateful for your immense contributions to our movement.
Thank you for sharing this with the media, your congress people and with everyone in the world. It is up to us.
With gratitude for your partnership in creating health and freedom,
Dear Supporters! One week from now we will be marching in over 156 parades in our hometowns across America! Wow! Imagine how many hundreds of thousands of people we are going to reach directly and millions of family members!!! This is so exciting! Your generosity, commitment and courage to care about other people really is what makes America Great! It's not to late to join in! Order your GMO info materials, buttons, flyers, stickers, decals and banners individually or in parade packs, which are 50% prepaid, thanks to our sponsors and your donations!
Click here to go to our website and then click on the link on that page to go to webstore. You will need to log into the webstore and pay for expedited shipping to the east coast. Ground shipping to the west coast today only will be fine. Remember that the banners, and flyers are useful throughout the whole summer and can be used at summer festivals at free community booths, and the car decals, buttons and stickers are conversation starters that will change people's entire families lives by sparking a few moments of connection and curiosity. UPDATE on our Moms Across America Tour!
The Honeycutts are driving cross country to promote the Moms Across America March to Label GMOs! So far - CA, NV,UT,NM,AZ,CO, and KS next! Thousands are seeing the "Label GMOs" car decals ( Thanks for donating them Proimagesigns.com!!) and thousands more are getting our flyers, movies, books, organic body care, and solutions to shop online GMO free thanks to our sponsors, NYR Organic, Dr. Bronners, Nature's Path, Nutivia, Organic Valley and Robyn O'Brien, Jeffrey M. Smith and IRT, Howard Vlieger and OMG! ohmygreen.com online NON GMO and organic grocery store.
Even though about 50% of the people we talk to at pit stops don't know about GMOs, the ones that do really care about everyone finding out about GMOs! I have interviewed people in grocery stores, organic farms, a full moon party, pit stop parking lots, campgrounds, restaurants and Moms' homes. They were thrilled to receive the bag of GMO info and I was moved by the stories of struggle they have faced with health issues and inspired by the triumphs they are experiencing by going GMO Free as much as possible.
We are also facing struggles going GMO Free on this trip. We brought lots of GMO free food and have stopped at Whole Foods and natural food stores along the way but after 12 meals out of a cooler, we confess we ate at 2 places, a BBQ and Pancake house ( with gluten free pancakes) in the past 5 days, and although we asked about whether or not they had corn oil, and they said no, one son got sick and the other got a rash. We now suspect cottonseed oil. We know that the answer is to only eat what we bring and we are sad to not be able to enjoy the American experience of good food throughout the USA. It only inspires us to tell more people about GMOs so that restaurants and food trucks will go GMO free.
Our family feel blessed and grateful each day that we are on this journey , creating awareness and connecting with truly wonderful, caring people all over America. Things may not be as we would like, but the people in our country are all love. Please know that when you reach out and share with another person the reward comes back 100 fold and we will prevail. Love always does.
Find out more on our Facebook page <https://www.facebook.com/MomsAcrossAmerica> and on my blog as soon as I have good internet service to upload all the videos. And thank you for your support and partnership in a health and freedom for all Americans! With Love and Joy, Zen and the Honeycutt Family P.S. Please order your GMO Info supplies TODAY! http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/parade_gear