GMO and Glyphosate Resources
A partial list by Moms Across America to support you in finding out more and staying healthy.
Studies, Papers, Reports and Articles:
- Study Suggests Parkinson’s Could Start in Gut Endocrine Cells
Protective Effects of Lignite Extract Supplement on Intestinal Barrier Function in Glyphosate-Mediated Tight Junction Injury. This paper is a technically challenging read, but it contains several powerful before and after images (Figure 3), which should convince anyone that lignite produces a significant change to cells of the stomach lining after they've been "insulted" by glyphosate.
- Organic versus non-organic. A study of nutritional difference
- BT Toxin GMOs as Human Gut Pathogen
- A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet
- Clear English Summary of the Pig Tox Study (listed above)
- Changes in the Protein Profile of Pigs' Blood During Feeding With GM Soybeans
- Scientists have identified major molecular differences between a GMO corn and its non-GMO parent
- Synthetic biology: GMOs 2.0 - a great explanation of this new and dangerous technology
- Are GMOs 2.0 In Your Food and Cosmetics? - A Shopper's Guide to Synthetic Biology
- Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States
- Pathology reports on the first cows fed with Bt176 maize (1997–2002) - Gottfried Glöckner1 and Gilles-Éric Séralini
- New Study on Goats fed GMO soy: Mothers had less protein in milk and kids were smaller.
- GMO fed Rats 30, 60 and 90 days from Turkish Journal of Biology - "Biological impact of feeding rats with a genetically modified-based diet
- University of Washington-Protein and Gene Double Meaning Study
- Dr.Judy Carman’s and Farmer Howard Vlieger’s Pig Study on GMO Feed
- Scientist Turns Anti GMO
- Compositional Differences of GMO Soybeans and Non GMO Soybeans
- Dr. Huber 50 Year Plant Pathologist on GMOs and Glyphosate
- Schools Go Organic: Science Supports Growing Movement
- COVVHA 100 Scientific Study Links on the Health Risks of GMOs
- Rodale Institute -GMO Myths Busted
Global GMO news sites
- www.sustainablepulse.com The most groundbreaking news
- www.gmofreeusa.com over 1800 studies and papers showing harm from GMOs and related pesticides
- www.earthopensource.org 330 page GMO Myths and Facts resource
- Organic Versus Non Organic 2014 Study
- HIDDEN COSTS OF TOXIC SEED COATINGS - Insecticide Use on the Rise
- Melanoma research gathers momentum
- Glyphosate and Anencephaly: Death by A Thousand Cuts
- Can glyphosate’s disruption of the gut microbiome and induction of sulfate deficiency explain the epidemic in gout and associated diseases in the industrialized world?
- Oral Application of Charcoal and Humic Acids Influence Selected Gastrointestinal Microbiota, Enzymes, Electrolytes, and Substrates in the Blood of Dairy Cows Challenged with Glyphosate in GMO Feeds
- 20 Years of Glyphosate and the impact on soil
- Seneff and Nigh Paper on Death by a Thousand Cuts: Glyphosate and Anencephaly
- Genotoxic effect of a binary mixture of dicamba-and glyphosate-based commercial herbicide formulations on Rhinella arenarum (Hensel, 1867) (Anura, Bufonidae) late-stage larvae
- Roundup Revealed: Glyphosate in our Food System
- Glyphosate-Induced Specific and Widespread Perturbations in the Metabolome of Soil Pseudomonas Species
- Glyphosate-based herbicides are toxic and endocrine disruptors in human cell lines
- Glyphosate- and multiple-resistant waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus var. rudis) in
- Laboratory Rodent Diets Contain Toxic Levels of Environmental Contaminants: Implications for Regulatory Tests
- Open Letter to the President of the European Commission from Dr. Christopher J. Portier
- Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases IV: cancer and related pathologies
- The Amount of Glyphosate Used on America Crops (by the million of pounds)
- Death as a Drug Side Effect in FAERS: Is Glyphosate Contamination a Factor?
- Glyphosate: Health Concerns About the Most Widely Used Pesticide
- Glyphosate Can Decrease Germination of Glyphosate-Resistant Soybeans
- Glyphosate in Food & Water, The Detox Project
- EPA FIFRA Panel on Glyphosate as a Carcinogen Transcript of Oct 2016 Meeting
- Autism and Altered Intestinal Bacteria Associated with High Intake of GMO-Foods and Exposure to Weed-Killer, Glyphosate
- Association between Cancer and Environmental Exposure to Glyphosate
- Glyphosate in Collagen
- Glyphosate in Pet Food
- Perinatal exposure to Glyphosate based herbicides and thyroid disorders
- Are glyphosate herbicides linked to autism? New paper finds connection
- Roundup Causes Liver Disease at Small Amounts Allowed by the EPA
- Glyphosate: Unsafe on Any Plate: Food Testing Results and Scientific Reason for Concern
- Glyphosate Fact Sheet - Pesticide Action Network International
- Glyphosate induces cardiovascular toxicity in fish
- Effects of a glyphosate-based herbicide on the uterus of adult ovariectomized rats
- Glyphosate pathways to modern disease V: Amino acid analogue of glycine in diverse proteins
- Glyphosate Sprayed on GMO Crops Linked to Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae Bloom
- Neonatal exposure to a glyphosate based herbicide alters the development of the rat uterus
- A PAN AP Factsheet Series - Special Release - GLYPHOSATE
- The Shikimate Pathway, the Microbiome, and Disease: Health Effects of GMOs on Humans
- Updated Screening Level Usage Analysis (SLUA) Report for Glyphosate
- Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States
- Glyphosate in Wine Report
- Seralini:Co-formulants of glyphosate herbicides are endocrine disruptors
- Is there a link between autism and glyphosate-formulated herbicides?
- New Paper by Samsel and Seneff Showing Glyphosate and Cancer Causing Properties Known By EPA since 1983
- Seralini's study on Roundup and Rats: Liver and Kidney Damage and Tumors
- Toxins Causing 6th Mass Extinction of Life by Rosemary Mason
- Glyphosate Found Toxic at Levels Below Allowable Daily Intake Deemed Safe by EPA
- Glyphosate Causes Neurotoxicity "American Mind Melt" in rats
- Roundup Causes Liver and Brain Impairment in fish
- Glyphosate Samsel and Seneff ( MIT) Paper II on Celiac's Disease and Gluten Intolerance
- Glyphosate Induces Breast Cancer Cell Growth
- A critical review of glyphosate findings in human urine (Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety)
- Glyphosate causes antibiotic resistance
- World Health Organization of UN declares glyphosate "probable carcinogen"
- Glyphosate kills human placental cells which can lead to endocrine disruption ( fetal death and deformity)
- Glyphosate Persistance in Sea Water
- Glyphosate Fact Sheet Journal of Pesticide Reform
- Glyphosate, Pig Feed and Miscarriages Study , Kruger, Pedersen etc
- Carrasco Teratogenic Effects Glyphosate of Glyphosate on Vertabrates (Deformities)
- Dr.Nancy Swanson's charts on Glyphosate and organ damage
- Effects of Glyphosate on Food Bacteria
- Glyphosate Damage on Human and Embryonic and Placenta Cells
- Effects of Glyphosate on Beneficial Chicken Gut Bacteria
- Mice with Autism Symptoms Decreased with Probiotics
- Samsel and Dr. Seneff ( MIT) Paper I- on Glyphosate and Modern Disease
- EPA increase of glyphosate residues on food crops 2013
- Biological Psychiatry: Depression and Glyphosate
- Dr. Thongprakaisang: Glyphosate Induces Growth in Human Breast Cancer Cells
- Glyphosate: Destructor of Human Health with Swanson Charts
- Glyphosate harm to testes
- Glyphosate and the Impact on Earthworms
- Majewski Glyphosate in Rainwater and Air
- EPA List of Allowed Levels of Glyphosate on 160 Food Crops
- Proposed collateral Damage of Glyphosate presented to the EPA May 27, 2014
- Sources for Stats and Data used in Zen's Talks/ Monsanto Shareholder Meeting
- Study: Glyphosate Doubles Risk of Lymphoma
- Glyphosate found in Pet Foods
Glyphosate (Roundup) and other Pesticides
- Huge Decline of African Men's Sperm Quality
- Nearly 60% Decline in Men's Sperm in EU, North America and Australia
- Drastic Decline in Men's Semen Quality in China
- Mixtures of herbicides and metals affect the redox system of honey bees
- Glyphosate and Pesticides Increase Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Morphological Changes of The Liver, Kidneys, And Adrenal Glands Of Experimental Animals After Long Term Feeding With Roundup Ready Genetically Modified Soya
- Glyphosate leads to uptake of aluminum into the pineal gland in the brain, linked to autism
- Chronic exposure to commonly used insecticide causes diabetes
- The Cost of America's Asthma Epidemic
- Pesticides Are Associated with Allergic and Non-Allergic Wheeze among Male Farmers
- The High Cost of Pesticides: Human and Animal Disease
- USA Agricultural System UnHealthy-New Report
- Seralini Republished Study of Roundup on Rats (the only study on Roundup not just glyphosate)
- "Inerts" make Glyphosate 1000X More Toxic
- 2nd Study on Toxic (untested by EPA) Adjuvants ( other chemicals in Roundup)
- Detection of Glyphosate in Animals and Humans
- Mental Illness in America
- USA Highest Infant Mortality Rate in Industrialized World
- The Increased Use of Pesticides 13 year report
- 16 year Pesticides Report Charles Benbrook
- The Chemical Pandemic Philippe Grandjean,Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Philip Landrigan, Dean for Global Health at Mount Sinai published online Saturday in Lancet Neurology.
- Compositional Differences of GMO Soybeans and Non GMO Soybeans
- Death of Bees
- Scientist Attacked for Exposing Pesticide Harm
- Human exposure to pesticides from food
- CRISPR and the three myths of precise genome editing
- God’s Red Pencil? CRISPR and The Three Myths of Precise Genome Editing
- RNAi-Based Insecticidal Crops: Potential Effects on Nontarget Species
Cisgenesis and genome editing: combining concepts and efforts for a smarter use
of genetic resources in crop breeding
Benefits of Eating Organic
- How Glyphosate is linked to Gut-Brain Harm with Dr. Buckley
- Anthony Samsel on the Effects of Glyphosate Part 1
- Anthony Samsel on the Effects of Glyphosate Part 2
- Anthony Samsel on Glyphosate and Unsafe Meat and Potatoes
- CNN Interview- Behind the scenes with Zen Honeycutt
- Glyphosate Studies Submitted to EPA for Re Approval
- "Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of GMOs"
- “The UnHealthy Truth” by Robyn O’Brien
- “Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation” by William F. Engdahl
- “A Compromised Generation” by Beth Lambert
- “Foodopoly” by Wynona Hauter of Food & Water Watch
- “Food and Behavior: the Natural Connection” by Barbara Stitt PhD.
- Steven Druker: Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
- www.responsibletechnology.org Institute for Responsible Technology and GENETIC ROULETTE the movie. Downloadable for $2.99. Many other resources on this site. NON GMO Shopping guides etc.
- www.robynobrien.com Robyn O’Brien’s Ted Talk “ Patriotism on a Plate” 18 min free on You Tube and and www.allergykids.org foundation to support kids with allergies.
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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.
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.”
See link to new article by Nancy Swanson here:
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.
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:
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.
- "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.
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.
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.
Zen Honeycutt and MAAM Team
"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:
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), autism, dementia, Alzheimer'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
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
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.
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.
31 Million GMO meals are served each day to our children in public schools, paid for by government subsidies.
GMO foreign proteins, and the pesticides and herbicides that are sprayed on these foods (and on 160 other non organic foods' soil) are being fed to our children without safety testing, without labels and without conclusive proof that they are not linked to the skyrocketing rise of our children's health issues. 1 out of 3 of our children now have autism, allergies, asthma or auto immune disorders. 1 out of 2 children who are obese or have diabetes also have one of these additional A's. Scientist, doctors and farmers have linked these GMOs and chemicals to our children's health issues (plus miscarriage, infertility and birth defects) in rats, pigs and most likely in humans in studies and papers ( see our blog for Samsel interviews or "Proof of GMO Harm" article).
What are we going to do about this?
A small but mighty band said ..."We are going to take on the food in the California schools. WE are going to do something about this." Three MAA supporters went to the California School Nutrition Conference, where 1000 food directors and school officials go to decide which food will be served to our children next year. Three people said NOW is the time for our food directors to find out about GMOs and the possible health impact on our children. This is their story.
"It was beautiful weather in Palm Springs. Driving out there, it was raining, hard at times, all through Moreno Valley, Beaumont, and Banning. And I was thinking this was not a good sign. But once I got to Cabazon, the sky cleared, and it was GORGEOUS!!!!!
It was fun gathering at the Forever Marilyn statue. Not to be missed if you get out to Palm Springs (it's there only temporarily I was told). We were a band of THREE for today - small but mighty (Mike H., Don David Y., and me). We took photos with our "Moms Across America" banner (hand-painted by Sharon K.) in front of the Marilyn Monroe statue.
Then we headed over to the convention center and we handed out flyers, and put them under windshield wipers for cars on the public street. Standing on the corner of a parking lot across the street from the convention center, we handed a lot of flyers directly to people. A few even stopped to chat and ask questions.
One of the vendors I talked to told me this convention will be in Sacramento next year (not so handily close). We need to look at getting a booth, and maybe offering to be speakers for a panel explaining GMO foods.
I met Kevin Stong of "Tofu Yu". He told me he was one of only 5 vendors there with non-GMO foods. He sources non-GMO soy for his tofu. If you'd like to connect with him, his email is: firstname.lastname@example.org and the website is www.tofuyu.com
Another vendor I talked to also provides to Whole Foods. They are working on becoming non-GMO (didn't get their business name, sorry).
Mike took the flyers we had left over (a stack of about 3 inches high) and was going to return tomorrow morning to finish handing them out.
Thanks to Mike and Don David for their help today. Overall, I think we did some good (hopefully some people will actually read the flyers). And I got in a good walk in gorgeous weather. Afterwards, Mike and I ate lunch at Palm Green Cafe, the only organic restaurant (according to Mike) in Palm Springs. Very good food, and quite reasonable. I really enjoyed the lavender lemonade and salmon tacos I had.
These three wonderful people reached THE 1000 people who decide the food in our schools with clear GMO info and Mom testimonials how their kids got better when they got off GMOs. This is huge. We will never know the results or reach of their generosity and commitment. We will never know which children will be impacted and how many people will begin to reconsider not only the food they serve their own families, but in the cafeteria to hundreds as well. We will never know if this will be the catalyst for change or just one more step in the direction for change down the road.
But we DO know that there are caring, generous people out there who will drive through rain, stand for hours and reach out to complete strangers because they care about health and freedom in America. This moves me to tears. I can't thank you enough Christine, Mike and Don.
Take a look at the book "David and Goliath" by Malcolm Gladwell. There are advantages to being the few, the "small" or the "disadvantaged." In this case, the advantage is that we can reach many with only a few. And the benefit is that we connect with amazingly kind and commited people. Our faith is renewed in America and we make a difference with uncountable thousands. All because we care.
I know we "lost" WA last week. But I say our movement is winning.
P.S. We will be acknowledging the WIN by Kauai in another blog- who's City Council overturned the Veto by their nincompoop Mayor and passed the GMO/Pesticide bill for their island. YES!!!!! Another great win by a small group of people with a mighty love for their people. Thank you ALL.
P.P.S PLEASE look up the School Nutrition Conferences in YOUR state today and get your flyers to pass out from www.momsacrossamerica.com/products. You can download or purchase ( probably cheaper because we print large quantities) We have a new one just for schools.
As a Mom, I feel deeply betrayed by our government and our governmental health groups which are supposed to be protecting us. Rather than just be angry, in light of the recent papers connecting glyphosate ( in RoundUp, sprayed on GMOs) and numerous skyrocketing health conditions, I decided to ask the CDC if they are in fact, looking into this alarming connection. 5 billion pounds of RoundUp is being used per year on our parks, gardens, soil and food. Diseases caused in connection to this chemical cocktail would certainly be a national health issue.
But the response from the CDC shows once again that the biggest problem we face is not just one particular corporation, but the overwhelming lack of integrity, responsibility and accountability in our entire system. We Moms and supporters MUST speak up, we must protect our families and we must not stop holding them to account for their responsibilities. Please see my inquiry and their answer below and then please sign our petition! Thank you.
Moms Across America Founder's Inquiry to CDC
Date :2013-09-04 15:39:49
Subject :CDC-INFO: Inquiry
Subject: Glyphosate ( RoundUp), GMOs and connection to Autism, Allergies, Autoimmune +
Email Address: email@example.com
Your Question: Has the CDC investigated a possible correlation between glyphosate ( Roundup) and genetically modified foods with autism, allergies, asthma, auto immune disorderes, alzheimers, Chron's disease, Parkinsons, IBS, bi polar, obesity and diabetes?
Or at least Autism? 1 out of 3 of our children now have asthma, allergies ( which can lead to stomach ulceritis and cancer) , auto immune disorders or autism. 1 out of 2 are now overweight or obese with 52% of those that are hispanic or african american having one of the four A's just mentioned in addition to being obese.
Most horrifying is that 1 out of 2 of our children are expected to have autism in the next 20 years at the rate we are going. This is an epidemic. This is urgent. This an emergency for an entire generation of children.
Scientific paper by Samsel and Seneff points to a direct correlation between glyphosate (sprayed on GMOs and consumed in 80% of our foods) and all of the skyrocketing diseases and illnesses above, especially autism. Please see http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/needless_tragedy_for_autistic_child.
Moms Across America has over 350 testimonials from Moms and over 1 million supporters a month who say that their kids get better when they get off GMOs and eat organic ( no glyphosate). Please heed this warning of a national crisis. We moms know that scientist SAY GMOs and glyphosate are safe, but we also know that Moms are SEEING that their kids health improve when they avoid them That is science enough for us. Please respond with a statement: Is the CDC investigating whether or not there is possible harm from GMOs and glyphosate? Is theCDC willing to mandate glyphosate testing in the urine or blood of people with various illness or support a study? In the meantime is the CDC willing to advise that precaution should be taken regarding the consumption of herbicide Glyphosate and GMOs?
Thank you for your statement.
Moms Across America appreciate your partnership in protecting Americans.
Contact: ZEN L HONEYCUTT, founder, Moms Across America
RESPONSE: October 23, 2013
Dear Ms. Honeycutt:
Thank you for your inquiry to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We sincerely apologize for the delay in responding.
Glyphosate is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the United States. The pathway upon which glyphosate acts is specific to plants and some microorganisms.
Several studies investigating the chronic toxicity potential of glyphosate in humans and mammals have been performed. Research on glyphosate and its main breakdown product has not revealed any definitive evidence of adverse endocrine-related effects in humans or other mammals. Glyphosate has been studied to evaluate its potential to induce cancer formation and has not been found to be a cancer causing chemical. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not consider glyphosate to be a human carcinogen. Some questionnaire based studies of farm workers exposed to glyphosate suggest there is a possible correlation between glyphosate exposure and late term miscarriage in pregnant workers, however, this is not definitive.
CDC is not currently investigating any link between genetically modified foods and glyphosate exposure and the development of the listed diseases including autism, obesity, allergies, asthma, autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, bipolar disorder, and diabetes. The above disorders have other associated risk factors which can contribute to the development of that particular health issue. Due to the multiple known risk factors for development of these diseases, it would be very difficult to create a study that could isolate and characterize glyphosate’s specific contribution—if any—to the development of any of these diseases.
CDC does suggest that people wash foods such as fruits and vegetables prior to eating (http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/prevention.html).
The CDC is not a regulatory agency, but rather a research focused agency and does not have the power to regulate any substance. CDC cannot mandate chemical testing on people. At this time, we know of no CDC-planned studies looking at GMOs, glyphosate exposure and any of the aforementioned health conditions including autism. The EPA is responsible for regulating pesticides and a link to their information on glyphosate can be found here (http://www.epa.gov/safewater/pdfs/factsheets/soc/tech/glyphosa.pdf).
We hope this information is helpful to you.
Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
See scientist Anthony Samsel discuss the paper he and Dr. Stephanie Seneff wrote and the devastating effects of glyphosate on our human health. Why isn't the CDC investigating this? What are we going to do about this?
Want to be a host for a parade near you, but are unsure if there is a parade?
Google your county, find a parade and post it on our website by clicking on HOST Your Own!
What does it mean to host a parade and be a Leader?
It means FUN, Fulfillment and New Friends!!!
It means that you get to be the one to have many THOUSANDS
of people in your town and of millions across America find out about GMOs!
1 medium parade, 3 people deep for 3 miles = 49,000 people! Even small parades reach 5-10,000!
It's easy and takes just a few minutes to set up.
1.Click on Host your Own! Please fill in your contact info so we can mail you flyers if sponsorship is obtained. Provide your email so local supporters can contact you. Video on hosting an event: http://nationbuilder.com/how_to_start_an_event
2. Google the parade near you and fill out the parade application in May and mail it in.
3. Email the marchers who signed up and let them know when and where to gather!
To Email your marchers, go to the home page, click on "Action", then "NationBuilder Control Panel" and "People" to make a list of your group that you can email.
Video on creating lists: http://nationbuilder.com/how_to_create_a_list
Then email your group by clicking on "Email"
Video on blast ( group) emailing: http://nationbuilder.com/how_to_set_up_email
4. Order your parade pack under MATERIALS. Use FREELRGBOX code to order the large box for free materials to pass out. You do need to purchase a banner for your parade.
Bonus: You get to connect with awesome people in your community and talk to them about GMOs. Listening to them and supporting them is what this is all about. When Moms are empowered we can do anything. BE THE ONE in your neighborhood to connect with and support GMO awareness and GMO free/organic solutions.
It's not enough for our children to eat organic. Our children's future spouses are out there somewhere, eating GMO food!
How Can I Help, Plan an Event, Host a Moms Meetup or Gather a Group to March?
- Host a Moms Meetup by posting your event on www.momsacrossamerica.com and clicking on "Events". You can expand your reach by posting a flyer at a coffee shop or health food store and/or listing on www.meetup.com and Facebook too if you like.After you post you will get an email with a code for a free box of materials, which will contain an agenda to help your meeting run smoothly. We will share in a circle, have the conference call and then support each other and take action in our communities. It's times for Moms to bring health back to our families!
- Have a Movie Night In! Call your friends and invite them over to watch Robyn O'Brien's Ted Talk above and Genetic Roulette, either the 10 minute verison or full length. Serve GMO Free chips, snacks, and organic fruit to show them it can be done!
- Email the Robyn O'Brien video to your PTA, church group, scout leader or book club and ask them to watch it. Then invite them for a full version movie viewing at their location, library or community center. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6WpMM1FR8g
- Or, follow up with an email to invite them to have a speaker come to them. Contact us or your state leader for excellent speakers who will bring GMO info flyers. Contact us through the MAA FB page for your state leader.
- GMO FREE Ladies Tea! Invite your friends to your home for GMO Free snacks and daytime chat about GMOs. You can share what you know, show a video or invite a speaker. Connecting with others about this is a beautiful thing because we are coming from love. It's easy and feels great!
- Just SHARE! Share your personal experience and what you know. It doesn't have to be perfect. Facebook, Twitter, call and talk. Start with one friend, then another. Each person knows hundreds. Each person matters. Thank you!
Click on the links below for more info:
If you share with just 10 people and they each share with 5 who each share with 5 and they share with 5. You will be personally responsible for 1270 people finding out about GMOs. If they all spend $200 a week on organic food, you will have caused over a 13 million dollar shift to organic food per year in your local area!
You can do this. We can do this!
Finally, here is a sheet you can print to sign people up to help get Roundup and Glyphosate out of your town and food!
This is a photo of the boy's stomach lesions.
Then look at this photo of hog's stomach that ate GMO feed. Note that 80% of our American food is now GMO.
The grief and outrage I feel is compounding. A mother kills her own autistic son and attempts suicide with her partner because she feels they would all be better off dead. No one knew what to do with their previous cries for help with his erratic behavior besides restrain him for days. The system failed them.
Earlier this week the parents of the girl who died from a peanut allergy, even though her father was a doctor and injected her with three epi pens, spoke out and asked for the system to do something about allergies. The system failed them.
The mothers of babies with 4-8 X more anacephaly, ( warning image is disturbing) severe brain birth defects, in Washington state, who are downstream from the orchards sprayed with glyphosate, are not speaking up. Their grief and struggle may be too great.They may not have any idea how severely the system is failing them.
If you have read any of our previous blogs about glyphosate, GMOs, autism, allergies, stomach ulcers, cancer, IBS and skyrocketing other illnesses, you know where this is headed. You may say that we can't blame everything on GMOs and/or glyphosate, but as a mother, for me, the correlation is clear. The autistic boy's behavior, thrashing and biting, was according to his mother, believed to be due to gastric pain. Her suspicions were confirmed when gastric specialist discovered that he had hundreds of lesions in his stomach, just like the pigs who ate GMO feed and also behaved erratically. We know now that GMO feed has this same effect on pigs: inflammation and lesions on their stomachs and fighting and biting. Scientists also know that pigs have very similar digestive systems to humans. See the pig study by Dr. Judy Carman, Howard Vlieger and other scientists here.
But not once in the news piece do they address WHY are these lesions on his stomach. Not once do they look to his food. For most of us mothers of children with allergies, autism, asthma or auto immune diseases, WHY these symptoms are occurring is not something most of our western medical doctors address. They only prescribe medicine to alleviate the pain. They do not know why. The system fails to ask and it fails to act.
Here is the thing about failure. It is not the "be all end all", it is not conclusive. Failure is simply a failure to take action. Actions can always be taken. We always have the opportunity to take new actions.
When we Moms ask, and try to take action to get our children or ourselves tested for glyphosate the labs will not perform the test. They say "They do not do that test." We can imagine asking to be tested for "GMO foreign proteins" would get the same response. It all seems futile though, unnecessary even, especially to Moms like me who have read stacks of books to take care of our children's illness this past year... in our guts, we know...
It does not take another two year study for this mother to see that GMOs and Glyphosate, (which GMO's are doused with), are something to avoid. What outrages me is that our system is failing to ask WHY and they are failing to act NOW to protect our children, especially of the mothers who do not know about GMOs and Glyphosate.
We will do a petition...to the CDC or the EPA or the AAP...yes we will, and we will get the wording fine tuned so that they just might start to wonder if there is something to our request. But in the mean time, Moms, we need to keep sharing. Because in the end, it is up to us. Our children's lives are literally in our hands.
We need to support our millions of American Moms who are struggling every day and let them know about GMOs and Glyphosate as well. We need to support them. We can call, meet with and email our friends with kids with autism, allergies, auto immune diseases and asthma. Ask them to watch Anthony Samsels's interview on autism and the glyphosate link and watch Howard Vlieger's DVD on how GMOs affect pigs. Listen to his radio interview with Melinda Hemmellgam here.
We need to share how important it is to eat organic and non GMO. We Moms see our children's allergy, autism, autoimmune disorder and asthma symptoms improve in a matter of days or weeks after eating organic and non GMO. Click here for testimonials.This and many other horrific tragedies are avoidable, they did not and do not need to continue to happen. We must eat organic and non GMO.
The future of our families and country depends on it.
Just ASK your friends and community to take one or two ACTIONS that will change the course of their children's lives and their lives forever.
They are worth it. Every child is.
To share with your community, host a World Food Day Community Outreach Week Oct 12-19th, get free flyers, give them to your local supporters and you all just hand them out during the week everywhere as you run your errands or together on the weekend.